William Burns (1830–1831)

WILLIAM BURNS was a convict’s child who died at the Parramatta Female Factory in 1831. He was buried in an unmarked grave in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta, exact location unknown. He may have been the twin brother of MARY BURNS (II), who died shortly after he did at the Parramatta Female Factory. However since only MARY’s mother’s ship was recorded in the St. John’s burial register, further research would be necessary to confirm whether the two children were related.


Timeline

  • Born: c. December 1830
  • Died: c. 6 June 1831, Parramatta Female Factory
  • Buried: 6 June 1831, St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

Burial Location

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

Multimedia

The small building to the left of the big blue doors was the “dead house” at the Parramatta Female Factory. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)
The small building to the left of the big blue doors was the “dead house” at the Parramatta Female Factory. Photo: Michaela Ann Cameron (2014)

Sources

  • Parish Burial Registers, Textual Records, St. John’s Anglican Church Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia.

Lists

# Child

# Convict’s Child

# Parramatta Female Factory

# Death Place: Parramatta Female Factory

# Burial Year: 1831

# Burial Place: St. John’s Parish, Parramatta

# Grave: unmarked