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Robert Purcell

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Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Robert Purcell
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 1794
Occupation: Labourer
Date of Death: 15th July, 1872
Age: 78 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to 7 years

Crime: Unknown
Convicted at: Ireland, Kilkenny
Sentence term: 7 years
Ship: Hadlow
Departure date: 2nd April, 1820
Arrival date: 5th August, 1820
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 42 other convicts


Primary source: Colonial Secretary Index http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi
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Community Contributions

Maureen Withey on 16th July, 2019 wrote:

PURCELL, Robert. Per “Hadlow”, 1820

1821 Sep 8 - Grass Boats. On list of all persons victualled from H.M. Magazines (Reel 6016; 4/5781 p.110)

1822 Feb 13 - On list of prisoners assigned (Fiche 3291; 4/4570D p.95)

1823 Oct 7 - On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to J Madden, Castlereagh (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.159)

1824 Aug - Servant of Patrick Trainer of Sydney; testimony as to his character for a ticket of leave (Reel 6027; 4/1716.1 pp.95-7)

Colonial Secretary’s Office, March 5th, 1827.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR has been pleased to approve of the following Alterations in the Police of the Colony :
Sydney - To be Constables: ... Robert Purcell, Hadlow (2), from 2d February, 1827; ...
Sydney Gazette, 8 Mar 1827

D Wong on 17th July, 2019 wrote:

Robert Purcell was listed as 20 years old on arrival.
Irish Convicts to NSW list him as 26.

Native Place: Kilkenny.

Robert was 5’4” tall, fair complexion, light brown hair, blue eyes.

21/4/1826: Permission to marry Margaret Means (Almorah) - Robert listed as 28 and on bond, Margaret 22 and on bond.

1826: Married Margaret Mayne at St. Mary’s, Sydney.
1826: John d 1888 Taralga.
1828: Catherine
1831: Mary A d 1899
1833: Robert d 1911

1828 Census: Living at Hunters Hill, NSW.
Purcell, Robert, 33, free by servitude, Hadlow, 1800, 7 years, Catholic, constable, Hunters Hill
Purcell, Margaret, 23, free by servitude, Almorah, 1800, 7 years, Catholic
Purcell, John, 2, born in the colony
Purcell, Catherine, 1, born in the colony
Purcell, Mary Anne, 7, born in the colony.

15/7/1872: Robert Purcell died at Taralga, Southern Tablelands, NSW., death registered at Goulburn, NSW. Age 77 and buried at the Stonequarry Cemetery, with Margaret.

Margaret died 1889 at Taralga, Southern Tablelands, NSW.
Margaret is listed as Mayne/Means/Meary/Mears/Maine - she arrived per Almorah 1824.

Convict Changes History

Maureen Withey on 16th July, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: years, voyage, source: Colonial Secretary Index (prev. ), firstname: Robert, surname: Purcell, alias1: , alias2: , alias3: , alias4: , date of birth: 0000, date of death: 0000, gender: m, occupation, crime

D Wong on 17th July, 2019 made the following changes:

convicted at, term: 7 years, source: Colonial Secretary Index http://members.pcug.org.au/~ppmay/cgi-bin/irish/irish.cgi (prev. Colonial Secretary Index), date of birth: 1794 (prev. 0000), date of death: 15th July, 1872 (prev. 0000), occupation, crime

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