Ann (?)1

#20384, d. before 1902

Individual's Timeline

Birthbefore 1795Ann (?)
Marriagebefore 1816Ann (?)1
Death Assumedbefore 1902Ann (?)

Primary events

  • Birth: Ann (?) was born before 1795.
  • Marriage: She married John Purcell before 1816. This has been deduced from the fact that there were no marriages between John PURCELL and Ann in Sydney between 1788 and 1820.1
  • Death Assumed: An assumed death before date for Ann, to facilitate the virtual witness function on my web site before 1902. Any supporting evidence is in the Citation.

Secondary circumstances

  • Married Name: Her married name was Purcell.1

Census details

  • Ann was named first in the census taken on the night of 6th June 1841. Others in the house included Elizabeth Sewell (widow), William Postle and Christopher Page, but no relationships were recorded in this census. The address was Laughing Image Corner, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, England. Even though William was counted in the prison I believe his mother put him in the census with her as well. They are named as POSTLE. There was also Elizabeth SEWELL and Christopher PAGE at the same address.

Research Notes

  • Research note 03: Her son George was often on the wrong side of the law, and was often detained at her magesty's facilities. One - gold mine - says his mother Mrs POSTLE was living around 1871 in Ferry Boat Row, White Horse Plains, Yarmouth. Not found in the 1871 census, but a relative of her son's wife, Joseph LARN is living in Fuller's Passage, very close by.
  • Research note 01: 2 exhibits - 1851 the Ann PESTELL/POSTELL who died in Yarmouth 1860, and the same street in 1861.
  • Research note 02: John was born in Co Mayo Ireland. He was 31 when he joined the army in Yarmouth in 1813. We should check through all John's army records to see if he was married when he joined up, or married later. We do not yet know where John was between 1813 and when he went to Australia, but there is a good possibility that the regiment went to Ireland during this time. Research into the regiment itself may reveal something. Alternatively, there may be a book already written as this regiment, admittedly after arriving in Australia, was a significant part of Australia's early history. There may be a 'project' in here somewhere.

Children of Ann (?) and John Purcell


  1. DB - NSW BDM on line, online
  2. International Genealogical Index (IGI),
    Name: George Purcell
    Gender: Male
    Christening Date: 1827
    Birth Date:
    Death Date:
    Name Note:
    Father's Name: John Purcell
    Father's Birthplace:
    Father's Age:
    Mother's Name: Ann
    Mother's Birthplace:
    Mother's Age:
    Indexing Project (Batch) Number: C00024-7
    System Origin: England-VR
    GS Film number: 1526328
    Reference ID: - 2:35XBTVD
    Collection: John Purcell in entry for George Purcell, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975."