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Patrick Purcell, Harvey James Purchase, Thomas Pye,


Patrick Purcell

Patrick Purcell 1810 - 1872 #10319 aged 63 son of Mary Cantwell and Patrick Purcell of Kilk, came both aged 25, as Assisted British Immigrants June 1841 on the Duchess of Northumberland with Maria Purcell nee Jackson 1809 - 1879 #2681 aged 70 daughter of Robert Jackson of Kilkenny - children baptised Catholic at Melbourne then after 1847 at Geelong
5 Children 1. Helen/Ellen Purcell 1835 - 1931 #4901 aged 96
2. Richard Purcell 1842 #36427
3. Catherine Purcell 1845 #767
4. Patrick Purcell 1848 #2937
5. William Purcell 1849 #4181
1. Helen/Ellen Purcell 1835 - 1931 #4901 aged 96 wed 1852 #1279 to William Axtell/Axtill at St Francis RC Church, Melbourne, and lived at Geelong then Carngham.
2. Richard Purcell wed 1865 #626 to Winifred (Amy) Murphy and lived at Mansfield
7 Children 1. Johanna Purcell 1866 #15796
2. Catherine Purcell 1870 #24296
3. Edwd Purcell 1872 - 1886 #9764 lived 13 years
4. Patrick Purcell 1876 - 1879 #5350 lived 3 years
5. Amelia Purcell 1878 #17318
6. Jno Purcell 1880 #23722
7. Richard Purcell 1887 #12684
3. Catherine Purcell wed 1867 #1637 to Patrick Doolan 1838 - 1870 #1477 aged 32 son of Bridget Foy and Owen Doolan of Kings County (daughter born January, father died about February) and lived at Lancefield
Catherine Purcell wed 1870 #4000 to James Curtis (wed about June) and lived at Pyalong
2 Children 1. Mary Ann Doolan 1868 #17296
2. Bridget Doolan 1870 #3221 - 1878 #12357 lived 9 years
2 Children 3. Michael Curtis 1872 #4787 - 1878 #9566 lived 7 years
4. Sarah Curtis 1874 #4685

Harvey James Purchase

IGI Submitter: Allan MEDFORTH, 157 Beaconsfield Parade, Northcote, Vic, 3070, Australia
Harvey James Purchase 1827 Place: Bere Regis, Dorset England son of Jane and Isaac Purchase, wed 21 Sep 1846 Place: St. Martins, Wareham, Dorset, England to Priscilla Elizabeth Rideout 3 Dec 1829 - 7 Dec 1878 #3856 daughter of Elizabeth Strickland and James Rideout (in death index as Elizabeth Ashe and James Ridought)
Harvey James Purchase came c1854 with Priscilla Elizabeth Rideout and registered Henry in 1854 and Joh in 1871.
10 children 1. Henry Purchase 1853 - 20 Aug 1898
2. Thomas Purchase 1854
3. Sarah Jane Purchase 30 Oct 1856
4. Robert Isaac Purchase 1859
5. William Purchase 1861
6. Elizabeth Priscilla Purchase 1863
7. Mary Ann Purchase 1865
8. Charles Purchase 1866
9. Ann Purchase 23 Sep 1868
10. Job Augustus Purchase 1871 #20643
1. Henry Purchase 1854 #18667 wed 3 Jan 1878 #726 to Ruth Burden 1858 #18634 born at Woodend, and lived at Violet Town
8 children 1. William Henry Purchase 1880 #12283 - 1886 #12553 lived 6 years
2. Robert Charles Purchase 1882 #12800
3. Ethel Maud Mary Purchase 27 Apr 1885 #14222 - 22 Jan 1969
4. Alexander George Purchase 1887 #15655 wed Hannah Ellen Lucas
5. Francis Ormond Purchase 1889 - 1930 wed Martha Amelia Smith
6. Beatrice Louisa Purchase 1891 - 1971, wed Charles Arthur Wilson
7. David Stanley Purchase 1896
8. Mary Alice Purchase 22 May 1898 - 20 Jun 1980
2. Robert Charles Purchase 1882 #12800 wed c1910 to Laura Helen Watterson 1888 #12610
3. Ethel Maud Mary Purchase 27 Apr 1885 #14222 - 22 Jan 1969 wed 1903 #550 to Arthur Geo Langford Sidebottom 1866 #15295
4. Alexander George Purchase 1887 #15655 wed Hannah Lydia Ellen Lucas 1885 #7100 - 1962 #5853 aged 76, dau of Florence Nunn and James Lucas
5. Francis Ormond Purchase 1889 - 1930 wed Martha Amelia Smith 1888 - 1964 #11564 aged 76, dau of Elizabeth Emil Mager and William Smith
2 Children 1. Gladys Elizabeth Purchase 1909 - 1979 #9674 aged 68, wed Little 2. Robert James Purchase 1926 - 1971 #16033 aged 45
8. Mary Alice Purchase 22 May 1898 - 20 Jun 1980 wed 1938 to Wilfred Arthur Medford 14 May 1902 - 19 May 1992 born at Great Grimsby County of Lincoln son of Martha Ann Sizer and Charles Medforth
2. Thomas Purchase 1854 wed 1875 #2594 to Elizabeth Davis, and lived at Woodend then at Euroa
3 Children 1. Albert William Purchase 1876 #20225
2. Ada Pricilla Purchase 1877 #25915 - 1884 #4383 lived 6 years
3. Edward Charles Purchase 1879 #6324
3. Sarah Jane Purchase 30 Oct 1856 wed 1873 #3303 to Donald Munro from Scotland, lived at Woodend then at Richmond
10 children 1. James Alexander Munro 1874 #6276
2. Henry Munro 1875 #20399
3. Ann Priscilla Munro 1876 #25263
4. George John Munro 1878 #11123
5. Bessie Jane Munro 1879 #25258
6. Donald William Munro 1881 #18843
7. Charles Wallace Munro 1883 #4966
8. Albert Lachlan Munro 1884 #27263
9. Margaret Munro 1887 #6102
10. Cath Mary Munro 1888 #15016
4. Robert Isaac Purchase 1859 wed 1886 #1559 to Mary Jiffkin/Jeffkins, possibly daughter of Adelaide Clark and Isaac Jeffkins
1 child 1. Adelaide Priscilla Purchase 1887 #28467

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Thomas Pye

Thomas Pye 1797 - 1880 #7514 aged 83, son of Mary Witton and Joseph Pye, wed 1843 #436 to Mary Shannon/Sampson at Geelong, Roman Catholic church
5 children 1. Joseph Pye c1844
2. William Pye 1846 #1450 Roman Catholic, Port Fairy & Portland Bay
3. Johanna Pye 1846 #1451 - 1862 #552 lived 16 years
4. Thomas Pye 1847 #45812, Roman Catholic, Portland
5. Margaret Pye 1853 #501 - 1863 #494 lived 10 years, born at Belfast
1. Joseph Pye c1844 son of Mary Sampson/Shannon and Thomas Pye, born at Port Fairy/Belfast, wed 1876 #2909 to Mary Ann Wiseman 1857 - 1930 #10273 aged 74,
15 children 1. Thomas James Pye 1877 #16647 - 1939 #17799 aged 63
2. Margaret Pye 1879 #3672
3. Johanna Mary Pye 1880 #3397 - 1957 #15537 aged 79, wed Richard Kelson
4. Mary Ann Pye 1881 #24422 - 1887 #6929 lived 5 years
5. John William Pye 1883 #21719 - 1967 #27474 aged 84
6. Joseph Thomas Pye 1885 #15626 - 1963 #16190 aged 78
7. Catherine Pye 1887 #8670 - 1897 #628 lived 10 years
8. Robert Vincent Pye 1889 #831 - 1957 #22215 aged 68
9. William Pye 1891 #823 - 1892 #9280 lived 18 months
10. Timothy William Pye 1892 #29967 - 1956 #23660 aged 64
11. Elizabeth Anne Pye 1895 #9654 - 1944 #19416 aged 48, wed Davey
12. Mat/Mathew Augustine Pye 1897 - 1965 #19621 aged 68
13. Joseph Thomas Pye 1897 #8784 - 1965 #19621 aged 68
14. Ellen Veronica Pye 1899 #16143 - 1956 #19566 aged 56 wed Crotty
15. Susanna Pye 1901 #24718 - 1966 #27311 aged 64 wed McNamara
3. Johanna Mary Pye 1880 #3397 - 1957 #15537 aged 79, wed Richard Kelson 1877 #9825 - 1957 #17206 aged 80, son of Catherine Burke and Joseph James Kelson born at Kirkstall
2 children 1. Richard Kelson 1904 - 1985 #28020 aged 81
2. Joseph Bernard Kelson 1907 - 1964 #25268 aged 57
6. Joseph Thomas Pye wed Harriet May Rundell 1887 #29724 - 1965 #25447 aged 78
4 children 1. Francis James Pye 1903 - 1977 #14716 aged 63
2. Joseph William Pye 1910 - 1967 #25594 aged 57
3. Mary Louisa Pye 1914 - 1977 #17922 aged 63, wed Sim
4. Stanley Pye 1925 - 1925 #10179 infant death


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