Come away, O human child!W. B. Yeats
To the waters and the wild
With a faery, hand in hand,
For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.
Browse a list of children who died at the Parramatta Female Factory and were buried in the parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.
Please note: In the 1820s, the St. John’s parish register did not explicitly identify Factory burials as clearly as it would in later years. While other details that typically featured in Factory burials are present in those entries and therefore strongly indicate that the child was residing at the Factory at the time of their death, such details in isolation are not automatic proof of a Factory burial. Further research is required. Until then, these burials are marked with an asterisk (*) to indicate they are “tentative inclusions.” This list is therefore a work in progress and is likely to be revised multiple times as further research prompts outright revision of some identities and clarification of those not yet identified. These revisions will be reflected in the “Version” number stated in the citation at the bottom of this page, beginning with “Version 1.0.”
ADAMS, Jane (aka Sarah ADAMS)
COLWELL, Mary Ann (either Harriet or Sarah COLWELL)
COLWELL, Mary Ann (either Harriet of Sarah COLWELL)
FOWLER, Helen (aka Jane FOWLER)
GREY, Mary (aka Sarah GREY or GRAY)*
JAMIESON, Margaret (aka Sarah JAMIESON)
KERR, Eliza (aka ELIZABETH MEARS)
LEVY, Robert (aka William LEVY)
LOVELL (2), Louis (aka Nathaniel LOVELL)
LOVELL, Nathaniel (aka Louis LOVELL (2))
LUCAS, William (aka John LUCAS)
LYONS, Charles (aka Charles TEMPLER)
MAIDMENT, John (aka George MAIDMENT)
MEARS, Elizabeth (aka Eliza KERR)
PLAYER, John (or John PRATER?)
PRATER, John (or John PLAYER?)
[NO SURNAME], Eliza (d. 1835)
Michaela Ann Cameron, “Child Burials” (Version 1.0), Female Factory Online (2022), https://femalefactoryonline.org/burials/children/, accessed [insert current date].
Thanks to intern Suzannah Gaulke for her assistance with the transcription of Factory-related burials between 1826 and 1830.
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