Women in the Parramatta Female Factory were given the opportunity for marriage. They had to have been in the First Class for 12 months and well behaved.

An emancipated convict or free man could apply for a wife. Both the man and the prospective ‘bride’ had to agree. If they did then it proceeded subject to the usual parameters (such as unmarried in the Colony for seven years, spouse not in the Colony had died).

The process occurred over about a three day period (non consecutive).