16 May 1837
NAME: BRIDGET KELLY
WHEN BURIED: 16 May 1837
AGE: 52 years*
SHIP’S NAME: not recorded
QUALITY OR PROFESSION: not recorded
BY WHOM THE CEREMONY WAS PERFORMED: HENRY H. BOBART, Curate
REMARKS: Female Factory
NOTES: In the Convict Death Register, this individual’s age was recorded as 22 years and her ship was recorded as Thomas Harrison (1836). There were two women by this name on board that ship: one was logged as 52 years old and the other was logged as 20 years. Which one of these women was the person who died at the Factory in May 1837 is therefore difficult to determine, as the burial register suggests it was the older BRIDGET KELLY while the Convict Death Register indicates it was the younger.
Buried in an unmarked grave, exact location unknown, parish of St. John’s, Parramatta.
Female Factory Online, (femalefactoryonline.org), “Burial of BRIDGET KELLY,” https://femalefactoryonline.org/burials/year-1837/bur18370516-2/, accessed [insert current date].
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