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Margarete Purcell 23 (single woman 24) Housemaid RC both Tipperary, came 7 Oct 1841 on the Intrinsic
Margaret Purcell 19 (single woman 53) Farm Servant RC Reads Co. Kilkenny , came 24 Dec 1841 on the Gilmore
Margarete Purcell wed Matthew Donovan in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Mary Purcell and for Sydney cleared 15 Mar 1844 and sailed 16 Mar from Melbourne, arrived at Launceston 19 March, on the Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mary Ann Purcell, arrived at Port Phillip from Sydney on the steamer 'Thistle' 30 July 1845. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jul 1845
Mr Parcel / Purcell (Cabin 8) Arrived 3 July at Sydney from Port Phillip on 29 June on the Frankfield
Patrick Purcell 33 hus (family 29) Farm Labourer, RC both, Kilkenny, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Maria Purcell 25 wife of Patrick (family 29) Dairy woman, RC both, Kilkenny, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
John Purcell 18 months and Robert Purcell 7 months son of Patrick (family 29), RC, Kilkenny, came 13 Dec 1840 on the Orient
Patrick Purcell, and Maria Purcell baptised male Richard at Roman Catholic St Francis, Melbourne born at Melbourne 1842 #233
Patrick Purcell and Maria Jackson christened Catherine 1845
Patrick Purcell Directory 1847 boot & shoemaker Elizabeth street
Patrick Purcell 26 hus (family 26) Labourer RC neither Cashell, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Mary Purcell 25 wife of Patrick (family 26) RC neither Cashell, came 3 Jun 1841 on the Duchess Of Northumberland
Patrick Purcell and Mary Cusack 25 christened James 1841, Margaret 1843, John 1846
Patrick Purcell, Shop and house Elizabeth St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in La Trobe Ward
Patrick Purcell, Burgess for La Trobe Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Patrick Purcell List No 11, 30 Nov 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
Patrick Purcell, sworn in as a Special Constable before His Worship the Mayor 21 Oct 1845 72 enrolled, all publicans exempted. Source - Port Phillip Herald 23 Oct 1845
Patrick Purcell boot & shoemaker Elizabeth street, Source - 1847 Directory
Pierse Purcell 21 (single man 39) Farm Servant RC both Kilkenny, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Pierce Purcell wed Mary Halloran in 1843 at Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong christened Lawrence 1845
Pearce Purcell farmer Darabin Creek, Source - 1847 Directory
P Purcell, The Port Phillip Herald Tuesday, 3 Jan 1843 signed public notice supporting John Stephen to be a Councillor for the La Trobe Ward
Patrick Purcell House and shop Elizabeth St Burgess in LaTrobe Ward source PPH 8 Sep 1843
Thomas Purcell Page 153 letters atPost Office 31st May 1847
John Purchase 18 came May 1847 with 338 on the Sir Thomas Arbuthnot
Richard Purchas, wed Isabella Marvell 1842 #616 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Richard Purchas - Purchase and Isabella Marvell christened Charles 1844, Richard 1844
Robert Purcival and Margaret christened Anne 1844, Thomas 1847
Thomas Purcock shoemaker off Flinders lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Mr Pure Arrived at Sydney Tue 20 Feb 1838 from Port Phillip on 10 Feb the Revenue Cutter on the Domain
Mr P Purgess passengers from Sydney Arrived at Port Phillip 26 May 1843 from Sydney on 15 May, and from Launceston 24 May Sea Horse
Mr Purier ( Steerage), cleared 7 Aug 1841 for Madres on the Royal Saxon
Robert Purlingham - Partingham 30 hus (27 family) Gardener Prot both Leith, came 23 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Lucy Purlingham - Parlingham 31 wife of Robert (27 family) Prot, came 23 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
J.(care of DS Campbell) Purmay Letter at Post-office unclaimed 7 April 1847
John Tomkins Purnell, male wed Jemima Dewar Johnstone 1842 #4525 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
John Purnell, Licensed to cut timber at County of Bourke July 1845. Source - Melbourne Courier 18 Aug 1845
Ralph Purnell Sailed from Launceston 23 Jan 1837 for Port Phillip on the Siren
Robert Purnell Melbourne employed Thomas Yates 47 hus of Mary (family 45) arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Thomas Purnell wed Margaret Hudson in 1846 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr Purier cleared 7 Aug 1841 for Madres on the on the Royal Saxon
Mr and Mrs Punier /Furrier arrived at Port Phillip 4 Feb 1843 from Launceston on 31 Jan Tamar- source Launceston Courier 6 Feb 1843
Dr Purrier sailed from Port Phillip 9 Feb 1843 for Launceston arrived 15 Feb Tamar - source Launceston Courier 20 Feb 1843
Robert Purry and Ann christened Edward Thomas 1847
Captain Edward Purss - Captain (Staff 1), came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Mr Adam Pursehome Arrived at Port Phillip 9 June 1843 from Launceston and Circular Head Scout
Mary Purtell wed Charles Milliner in 1844 at Roman Catholic St Francis Melbourne
Patrick Purtill 27 (single man 38) Farm Servant RC neither Tipperary, came 23 Jul 1841 on the George Fyfe
Arthur Purton 24 hus (family 37) Carpenter Prot Both Sunderland, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Anne Purton 23 wife of Arthur (family 37) Prot Both, came 24 Dec 1841 on the Alexander
Arthur Purton Page 32 letters at Post Office 3 Feb 1847
William Purton wed 2 Mar 1838 to Jane Jones witnesses James Times and Hannah Times by Rev James Forbes Presbyterian
William Purton, No 9, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 13 Oct 1845
William Purton potter Collingwood Flat, Source - 1847 Directory
Anne Jane Purveyance / Provines 25 (single woman) (went to Sydney 20) General servant, Prot 20 to Sydney, Co Donegal, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Catherine Purveyance / Provines 23 (single woman) (went to Sydney 21) House maid, Prot 21 to Sydney, Donegal, came 10 July 1840 on the Coromandel
Andrew Purves farmer Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
A Purvis auctioneer Melbourne subscribed in advance to Arden's Colonial Magazine source PPH 12 Sep 1843
Andrew Purves, 26 imperfectly was Brass turner, trained as Shoemaker married crime - Assault with intent 10 years convicted 30 March 1843, at Edinburgh, received 29 Apr 1843, at Edinburgh, became an Exile and received a Royal Pardon 10 Oct 1844, arrived at Geelong 18 March 1845 on the Sir George Seymour, and was employed by Dr Thomson Geelong (List a125 and b22)
Henry Purvis 39 hus (family 27) Gardener Prot both Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Margaret Purvis 38 wife of Henry (family 27) Bonnet maker Prot both Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Mary Purvis 13, Henry Purvis 11, James Purvis 9 and Sarah Purvis 5 dau of Henry (family 27) not on arrival list on the Salsette
Henry Purves, House Off Little Bourke St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
Henry Purves, Burgess for Gipps Ward. Source - Port Phillip Herald 5 Nov 1844
Henry Purves gardener off Bourke lane, Source - 1847 Directory
Isabella Purvis / Purves 22 (single woman 22) Housemaid Prot reads Cooks Town, came 19 Feb 1841 on the Georgiana
Isabella Purvis, wed Matthew Rumbell 1842 #641 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mr J Purves Arrived at Launceston on 18 Mar 1839 from Port Phillip, on the Perseverance
James Purvis, subscribed 2/2/- to the Testomonial to be presented to Captain Lonsdale, raising a total of 325 pounds 17s from 76 men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 31 Jan 1840
James Purvis, wed Caroline Guillod 1842 #710 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
James Purves architect O Collins-street PR Newtown Melbourne, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
James Purves and Caroline Guillod christened James Liddle 1843, George Harry Gui 1844-5 died, Ann Caroline 1846, Mary Scott 1847
James Purves Correspondence Portland Bay Emu Creek P B Dist 1/7/43 - 30/6/44 Trustee of estate of Power PPEA 17/73
James Purves, The Port Phillip Herald Tue 31 Jan 1843 in a special jury to hear case between Ledbeater and Cavenagh
James Purves, freehold, Merers Vale, Parish Kalkallo The Port Phillip Herald Fri, 26 May 1843 District of Port Phillip Electoral List of 291 names
Mr J Purves Arrived at Port Phillip 28 June 1843 from Launceston on 26 June Henry
James Purves, House Swanston St The Port Phillip Herald Fri 8 Sep 1843 Burgess in Gipps Ward
James Purves, granted depasturing license for Portland Bay Feb 1844. Source - Port Phillip Herald 12 March 1844
James Purvis Richmond employed Thomas Auldis / Aldis 19 (single man 01) arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
James Purvis Melbourne employed Charles Heffer 20 (single man 25) arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Mr J Purvis cleared 23 Aug 1844 and sailed 26 Aug from Melbourne for Launceston Scout, source local newspapers
James Purvis List No 8, 31 Aug 1844 Unclaimed letters at Melbourne Post Office
James Purves Colack 55 miles from Geelong freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James Purves Mercers Vale parish of Kalkallo freehold List 10 Sep 1844 of Elector in Port Phillip 1 June 1844 to 31 May 1845
James Purves, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Mercers Vale parish Kalkallo Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Purves, one of 469 voters who qualified by Freehold in Colac 55 miles from Geelong Electors List District of Bourke. Source - Melbourne Courier 8 Aug 1845
James Purves, voted in Melbourne for Mr Curr as Member of Council to succeed Mr B Boyd. Source - Port Phillip Herald 30 Sep 1845
James Purvis, No 8, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 10 Sep 1845
James Purves Owned Property Colac 50 miles from Geelong - Freehold Property
James Purves Owned Property Parish Kalkallo Mercers Vale - Freehold Property
James Purves merchant Richmond, Source - 1847 Directory
Jane Purvis 17 dau of Henry (single woman 22) Servant Prot neither Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Jean Purvis, wed William Mckerras 1842 #652 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Margaret Purvis 15 dau of Henry (single woman 21) Servant Prot reads Tyrone, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Margaret Purvis wed John Beech in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Margaret Purvis wed John Heffernan in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
Margaret Purves bonnet maker Bourke street, Source - 1847 Directory
Mary Purves disallowed 23 not under proper protection (single woman 38) Domestic Servant Prot reads Rukim came 24 Dec 1841 on the Allan Ker
Mary Purves, wed William Waterfield 1842 #666 Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
Mary Purvis, female wed Alfred Lovett 1842 #4598 Church Of England St James, Melbourne
Mr Purvis Departed from Launceston on 29 Apr 1839 for Port Phillip on the Tamar
Mr Purves, in Oct 1839 employed James Douglas aged 45, Farm Overseer, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Purves, in Oct 1839 employed Agnes Douglas aged 21, Dairymaid, who came on the David Clarke
Mr Purves, in Oct 1839 employed Isabella Mcmaster aged 15, Dairymaid, who came on the David Clarke
Miss Purves Passengers - Cabin arrived 7 Apr 1840 from London on the Lord Goderich
Mr Purvis and Miss Purvis arrived 18 Oct 1841 at Launceston from Port Phillip on the Corsair
Mr Purvis departing 23 Oct 1841 from Launceston for Port Phillip, on the Corsair
Mr Purves Arrived 1 Jan 1842 at Sydney from Port Phillip on 28 Dec 1841 on the Sea Horse
Mr and Mrs Purves, arrived 11 Apr 1842 from Leith on the Ben Nevis
Mrs and Miss Purves Cleared out from Port Phillip 23 May 1843 for Launceston arrived 29 May Tamar
Mr Purvis cleared out from Port Phillip 11 Dec 1843 for Sydney arrived 25 Dec Midlothian
Mrs Purves and servant cleared 20 July 1844 and sailed 22 July from Melbourne Tamar, source local newspapers
Mr Purves for Launceston cleared 29 Aug 1844 from Melbourne for Launceston and Sydney Shamrock, source local newspapers
Mr and Mrs Purves arrived 8 Oct 1844 at Melbourne from Launceston 2 Oct 1844 Scout, source local newspapers
Peter Purves superintendent of Riddell & Hamilton station Pleasant Bank Mount Macedon, Source - 1847 Directory
Thomas Purvis / Purves 19 son of Henry (single man 16) Farmer Prot both Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
William Purvis departed from Launceston Mon 9 May 1836 for Port Phillip, on the Henry
William Purvis arrived at Port Phillip 2 Dec 1843 from Leith Mid-Lothian
Anne Jane Purveyance 25 General servant Co Donegal Prot, listed on the Coromandel arrived 10 July 1840
Catherine Purveyance 23 House maid Donegal Prot, listed on the Coromandel arrived 10 July 1840
Thomas Purvis 19 son of Henry (16 single man) Farmer Prot both Ireland, came 2 Jan 1841 on the Salsette
Thomas Purvis wed Mary Jane Anderson in 1847 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong
William Purvis, Steerage arrived 2 Dec 1843 on the Midlothian
William Purvis, No 6, letters at Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Courier 4 July 1845
Purves see Chirnside and Purves Partnership, source 1841 Kerr's Almanac transcribed by Lenore Frost
Agnes Putt wed John Miller in 1847 at Church of England St James, Melbourne
Charles Puttick 27 (single man 21) Labourer Prot both Sussex Served as Hospital Assistant Alexander McCallum arrived 22 Sep 1844 from Cork on the Abberton
Mr Putman, on Bachelor's side, won in first innings bowled by Cavenagh in first recorded Cricket match against the Married men. Source - Port Phillip Herald 10 Mar 1840
Thomas Pye Convict came 1837 on the Prince George assigned to S J Brown Esq.
Thomas Pye, came on the Prince George Ticket of Leave at the Melbourne Post Office. Source - Melbourne Weekly Courier 7 March 1845
Thomas Pye, one of 250 convicts transported on the Prince George, 20 December 1836. Convicted at Worcester Assizes for a term of life.
(From the web page by Elizabeth Pye) Thomas Pye went with his employer, Sylvester Brown a pastoralist and ex-ship captain, when Captain Browne overlanded his stock to Victoria.

From on Sunday, 13 April, 2014
Hi Elizabeth,
Mary Sampson (arrived Lysander 22 Oct 1841) married Thomas Pye (he was listed as Thomas Page in the permission to marry register). Mary was listed as Maria Senson (transcribed as Sluson by NSW records) on the Lysander passenger list.
See my page Favourite Ancestors, the story of Thomas Pye and his wife Mary Sampson
Regards Elizabeth Pye
Thankyou for the details concerning Mary Sampson and Thomas Pye



Thomas Pye wed 1843 #436 to Mary Sampson in Roman Catholic Melbourne & Geelong, fiche 1117, with Bridget Hickey as one of their Witnesses.
christened Johanna 1846, William 1846, Thomas 1847 and registered the birth of Margaret in 1853 #501
Thomas Pyers, letter at Geelong Post Office. Source - Geelong Advertiser 20 May 1844
George Pyers wed Celia King Carral in 1841 at Presbyterian Melbourne & Geelong christened James 1843, Sarah Harris 1845, Susan 1847
Sarah Pyers wed Henry Deacon in 1841 at Presbyterian Portland
Thomas Pyers wed Eliza Brown in 1845 at Presbyterian christened Jane 1846
Catherine Ann Pyke, christened 21 Feb 1812 sister of Thomas Henry, wed Moritz Edward Simmonds in 1845 at Church of England
Frances Pyke, christened 4 Sep 1817 sister of Thomas Henry, wed William Drayton Taylor in 1844 at Church of England St James Melbourne
George and William Pyke Letters at Post Office Jan 1847
G.G. & William Pyke Directory 1847 settlers Pennyroyal Creek Western Port George christened 17th Sept 1819, William christened 13th Sept 1815, brothers of Thomas Henry
JH Pyke employed Mary Murphy 14 (single woman 19) arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
JP Pyke Upper Weiraby employed Alexander Norton 21 (single man 32) arrived 22 Aug 1844 on the Lord William Bentinck
Miss Pykes Cabin arrived 18 Feb 1844 from London and Cork on the Royal Consort
Thomas Henry Pyke christened 27th April 1808 wed 13 Jan 1842 in London to Sarah Millson and sailed the next day on the Seppings, christened Thomas Henry 1843, Catherine Ann 1847, Robert 1847 See Thomas Henry Pyke All his surviving siblings emigrated over time starting with his brothers, George and William, who arrived possibly together in 1839. George and William took up land jointly at Penny Royal Creek (now called Melton); being the first to emigrate.
TH Pyke Western Port District License to depasture stock, for month of Sept 1844
Thomas Pyke Directory 1847 settler Upper Weiraby
William Pyke wed Eliza Abrahams in 1846 at Church of England St James, Melbourne christened Henry 1847
William Pyke Doctors Feb 1 1847 Page 49 Doctors 1 Feb 1847
James Pyle departed Launceston 14 Jan 1843 for Portland Minerva
Mr Pyle Departed from Launceston on 3 Aug 1838 for Port Fairy on the Elizabeth
William Pyle and Elenor Gahan christened Timothy 1846
Splatt Pynsent Correspondence sold Wimmera Lexington Mokepille or La Rose to Campbell, A M
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