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Sentenced to 7 years
||Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Colonial Secretary Index. Moreton Bay Convict Record.
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Maureen Withey on 5th October, 2020 wrote:
Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry.
John Purlett, alias Purnell, age 25, Prince Regent II (1) 1821, Tried in Tipperary, 1820, 7 years. DOB 1796, native place, Kilconnel, servant labourer.
Colonial Secretary Index.
PURTELL, John. Per “Prince Regent”, 1821.
1822 Apr 27 - On return of convicts discharged from the Establishment, Emu Plains; to Sir J Jamison (Reel 6028; 2/8283 p.113)
1824 Aug 31 - On list of Government servants in the employ of Sir John Jamison; from Mar 1822 to Apr 1824 (Reel 6061; 4/1780 p.257c)
Moreton Bay Convict Record.
John Purtell, per Prince Regent 2, Tried at Tipperary, Lent 1820, for a felony, 7 years. Trade - labourer and servant. Colonial sentence; Crim. Court Sydney, 1 Dec 1827, for stealing in a dwelling house 40/-, sentence, 7 years. Returned to Sydney, 2 Dec 1834.
John Purtell, native of Tipperary, age 29, 5 ft 5 ¼ in. Pale comp, brown hair, grey eyes, catholic.
The Undermentioned Persons have obtained Certificates of Freedom during the last Week : viz:
Prince Regent (2), John Purtell.
The Monitor, 30 Mar 1827.
SYDNEY POLICE. John Purtell, free, was charged with robbery in the house of his employer, Mr. Hindson, Macquarie Place. The confidential Clerk of Mr. H. – deposed, that the Prisoner was occasionally employed in the house; on one occasion he was present when eleven pounds in money, were deposited in a bureau, from which some time after it was missed; the prisoner had then quitted the house; suspicion fell on him; a warrant was procured, and his lodgings were searched. No money was found, but a good deal of wearing apparel; a silver fruit knife and a pair of socks were sworn to, also a shirt and waistcoat. The defence of the prisoner was, he had he had found the articles. Committed for trial.
The Monitor, Sydney, 8 Oct 1827.
John Purtell, aged 31, free, was indicted for stealing a quantity of wearing apparel, the property of a fellow servant, in the dwelling-house of Matthew Hindson, Esq. Guilty. Remanded.
Sydney Gazette, 12 Nov 1827.
SATURDAY, DEC. 1 - The following prisoners, convicted during the Criminal Sessions, were brought up, and received sentence:-
John Pintell, stealing in the dwelling-house of Matthew Hindson, Esq. - to be transported for seven years.
Sydney Gazette, 3 Dec 1827.
Convict Changes History
Maureen Withey on 5th October, 2020 made the following changes:
convicted at, term: 7 years, voyage, source: Irish Convict Database by Peter Mayberry. Colonial Secretary Index. Moreton Bay Convict Record. (prev. ), firstname: John, surname: Purtell, alias1: Purnell, alias2: Purlett, alias3: , alias4: , date of birth