Assisted Immigration Passenger List, 1828 – 1896. State Archives of NSW
Elizabeth Scott arrived in the colony with her son Arthur in 1838.
They had traveled on the Lady Kennaway as assisted immigrants. Ms Scott was listed as thirty-two years old and a midwife and Arthur was fourteen and a stable boy, as seen above.
On her arrival Ms Scott was given a glowing recommendation from the ships Surgeon Dr Robert Waugh. That Elizabeth was ‘an accomplished midwife….peculiarly qualified for the Government Establishment’. . This praise was added to by J.D. Pinnock, an immigration officer who stated, the governor ‘might appoint her to one in which her service may be made available for the public benefit’. Elizabeth was appointed to the Female Factory and her son was given employment with Mr Pinnock. She held the position at the Factory for a year.
Emma Stockburn, Family History Research Facilitator, City of Parramatta, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2020.
Potter, Lesley; Mistress of her Profession: colonial Midwives of Sydney 1788-1901, Anchor Books, 2017.
Gail Hendriksen, Dr Carol Liston, Women Transported: Life in Australia’s Convict Female Factories, Parramatta Heritage Centre, 2008.
Salt, Annette, These Outcast Women, The Parramatta Female Factory 1821-1848, Hale and Iremonger, 1984.