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|Date of Birth:
|Date of Death:
||15th July, 1872
life span was 61 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
2nd April, 1820
5th August, 1820
|Place of arrival
||New South Wales
Travelled with 38 other convicts
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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.
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