Susannah Herbert (1819–1829)

SUSANNAH HERBERT was a ten-year-old child who died who died at the Parramatta Female Factory after being severely burnt when her clothes caught fire while putting a tea kettle on. She was first treated at the General Hospital, Parramatta (present-day Parramatta Justice Precinct site) but was later admitted to the Parramatta Female Factory hospital where she finally succumbed to her injuries. She was buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta the following day. Her sad fate was recounted in The Australian newspaper on 25 September 1825. Oddly, though, the parish register records her cause of death as “drowning.”


  • Alternate: SUSAN HARBERT (c.f. newspaper report)


  • Born: c. 1819
  • Died: 16 September 1829, Parramatta Female Factory hospital
  • Buried: 17 September 1829, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

  • Unmarked grave, exact location in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta unknown.




  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.
  • A NARROW ESCAPE,” The Australian (Sydney, NSW: 1824 – 1848), Friday 25 September 1829, p. 3.


# Child

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1829

# Grave: unmarked