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Caroline Purcell

Caroline Purcell, one of 119 convicts transported on the Sovereign, 15 April 1829

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Caroline Purcell
Aliases: none
Gender: f

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 5th February, 1813
Occupation: Housewife
Date of Death: 13th September, 1889
Age: 76 years

Life Span

Life span

Female median life span was 58 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Theft of household goods
Convicted at: London Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Sovereign
Departure date: 15th April, 1829
Arrival date: 3rd August, 1829
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 120 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 41 (23)
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

Susan Young on 25th March, 2013 wrote:

Mary Purcell married fellow convict John Casey St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney 1833. They settled at Tallagandra Gundaroo where they farmed and had 8 children 6boys 2 girls. John Casey received his Ticket of Leave early as he helped in the capture of bushrangers Tenant and Rix. John died 2/5/1882, Mary died 13/9/1889 both buried Gundaroo NSW

Convict Changes History

Susan Young on 25th March, 2013 made the following changes:

date of birth 5th February, 1813, date of death 13th September, 1889, gender, occupation, crime

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