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Hall Parcel

Hall Parcel, one of 184 convicts transported on the Phoenix, November 1821

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Hall Parcel
Aliases: Passell (alias), Purcell, Pysell, William Hall
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1797
Occupation: Farm labourer
Date of Death: -
Age: -

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Stealing
Convicted at: Cambridge Quarter Sessions
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Phoenix
Departure date: November, 1821
Arrival date: 20th May, 1822
Place of arrival Van Diemen's Land
Passenger manifest Travelled with 183 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/4, Page Number 111 (57)
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

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.

Colonial Convictions:
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.

10/2/1843: TOL

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

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