While the first Anglican church in Parramatta was dedicated on the site of St. John’s in 1796, religious services were held in the area prior to the dedication of the building, which was constructed from materials from two slab huts. This collection includes burial records from the parish dating back to 1789.
Burials would have typically taken place within a few days of death. Records varied in format and information included through the years, but you could find details such as the name of the deceased, residence, when buried, age, ship’s name, occupation, and officiant at the burial. Early records typically contain less detail.