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Hall Parcel, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821
Name, Aliases & Gender
||Passell (alias), Purcell, Pysell, William Hall
Birth, Occupation & Death
|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
life span was 58 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Cambridge Quarter Sessions
20th May, 1822
|Place of arrival
||Van Diemen's Land
Travelled with 183 other convicts
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 111 (57)
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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Marcelle D Williams on 31st December, 2018 wrote:
Hall Parcel is my 4 x great uncle descended from my grandfathers mothers line, Joel Parcel (1812) one of Hall’s siblings was my 3x gt grandfather
D Wong on 1st January, 2019 wrote:
Hall Parcel/Purcell/Pysell or William Hall etc., was 24 years old on arrival.
Native Place: Holywell near Royston.
Transported for ‘Obtaining potatoes under false pretences.
Goal Report: Been twice before in custody, character very bad.
Previous convictions: Stealing trees, 6 months in Cambridge, went for the name of Taylor.
Hall was 5’6½” tall, dark brown hair and eyes, mole on right eyebrow, married, wife and 2 children at Essingfield.
Father and Mother at Holywell near Royston, a Farmer.
19/1/1828 The Hobart Town Courier:
Free Certificate granted - Hall Parcel alias Passell, Phoenix.
16/4/1828 at Hobart Town, 7 years for stealing a gun, value £5, the property of George Meredith Esq. __Guilty.
4/12/1833 - Stealing a colt, a filly and a foal - Death recorded, life.
5/8/1834 - Trafficking in the Port Barracks - Death commuted to Life.
1830-32: Assigned to Public Works.
1833 Muster: Assigned to Mr. Guest.
1835 Muster: Transported to Port Arthur.
1843: Was ordered a TOL but not to reside in the Brighton district.
Convict Changes History
sonia on 10th September, 2018 made the following changes:
alias1: Passell (alias) (prev. Passell (Alias)), gender: m, crime
D Wong on 1st January, 2019 made the following changes:
alias2: Purcell, alias3: Pysell, alias4: William Hall, date of birth: 1797 (prev. 0000), occupation