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William Purcell, one of 200 convicts transported on the Florentia, 11 August 1830
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Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 58 years*
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Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 89, Class and Piece Number HO11/7, Page Number 460
||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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D Wong on 3rd October, 2018 wrote:
WILLIAM MURPHY, WILLIAM PURCELL.
Theft: simple larceny.
25th October 1827
Verdict Guilty; Guilty
2194. WILLIAM MURPHY, alias BURNS, and WILLIAM PURCELL were indicted for stealing, on the 16th of October, four spoke-shaves, value 2s.; 1 saw, value 1s. 6d., and 4 pairs of compasses, value 2s., the goods of George Mile.
EDWARD PERRY. I live in Thomas-street, St. George’s. On the 16th of October, about seven o’clock in the morning, a person called, and gave me information; I went down into my kitchen, and found four boys - they all ran up, leaving these tools - I am sure the prisoners were two of the boys; they had no right in my kitchen; I knew them all before - they must have brought the tools there, for they were not there five minutes before.
GEORGE MILES. I am a cooper ; these are all my tools - I lost them between the 13th and 16th of October, from a room over a stable, in Camomile-buildings - the door was locked, but they got on the tiles, and broke through the lath and plaster into the room; I know nothing of the prisoners - my house is a very short distance from Perry’s - he is a chimney sweeper; the kitchen he speaks of is where his boys go.
JAMES FLANNAGAN. I know the prisoners; I saw them the day before they were taken, with some tools, at that house; they were compasses and planes, which had been taken from the prosecutor’s.
WILLIAM REDDING I am beadle of Mary-le-bone. I met Miles in Welbeck-street; he gave me information; I went, and found these tools in Perry’s kitchen.
MURPHY’S Defence. One of his boys told us to come down and see what he had.
MURPHY - GUILTY. Aged 14.
PURCELL - GUILTY. Aged 12.
Transported for Seven Years.
William Murphy arrived VDL 1830 per ‘Manlius’.
William Purcell was 15 years old on arrival in NSW.
Occupation: Erand Boy/Tailor.
William was 4’7” tall, ruddy freckled complexion, brown hair, blue eyes.
Sent to Carters Barracks on arrival.
Convict Changes History
Oliver on 2nd October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1760 (prev. 0000), date of death: 1834 (prev. 0000), gender: m
D Wong on 3rd October, 2018 made the following changes:
date of birth: 1815 (prev. 1760), date of death: 0000 (prev. 1834), occupation, crime