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47th Regiment Badge
Land Grant
Land Grant 2
NamePURCELL – William
Regiment (s)47th Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 829
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
24th January 1831 / 20 years / Dublin Dublin Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 7 in
Fair / Grey / Sandy / None
Overseas Service/DurationMediterranean – 6 years 5 months
West Indies and British Guyana – 2 years 9 months
Length of Service21 years 51 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate 22nd May 1852 / Templemore Tipperary Ireland
Campaign MedalsNone
Intended Residence at
Dublin Ireland
Pension Districts1852 1st Dublin
1854-1864 Western Australia
Pension Paid1/0d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st January 1854 Plymouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
SEA PARK 5th April 1854
Date/Place of Birthc1811 St. Peter’s Dublin Dublin Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
BYRNE or BARNS Johanna
Not yet known
Date/Place of MarriageMarriage of William Purcell (father William) and Johanna Barne (father Thomas) 24 April 1848 Templeneiry Tipperary Ireland
Children by 1st WifeThomas B c 1849 Buttevant (British Army Chaplains Index)
D 11 December 1881 York Western Australia
Ann 1851
William B c1852
M BROWNING Ruth 1874 Greenough WA
D June 1906 Dongara Western Australia
John B 1855 Fremantle Western Australia
D 25th October 1921 Dongara Western Australia
Bur Dongara Cemetery WA
Charles B 1862 Newcastle Western Australia
D 10th November 1882 Western Australia
Bur Dongara Cemetery WA
Sarah B 1864 Western Australia
D 1864 Western Australia
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Possible BARNE Thomas
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Newcastle Lot S22
4 acres
Newcastle Lot S4 4 acres (This is in the area we now call Toodyay)
Title granted to son William 21st January 1887
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesThe Eastern Districts chronicle Friday 16 December 1881 page 2 Death of Thomas York Western Australia
The Inquirer and Commercial News Wednesday 18th January 1882 page 3 Death of Charles Purcell
Inquirer and Commercial News 15th June 1887 page 5
Geraldton Express Wednesday 27 June 1906 page 2 Death of William
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial10th March 1864 Toodyay Western Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
1885 Western Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further InformationBritish Army Worldwide Index
1841 William Purcell 829 Private 47th Foot Location Barbados
1851 As Above location Buttevant and Waterford
Discharge due to rheumatism
Children Thomas aged 5 years, Ann aged 3 years and William age 2 years, were all treated for rubella aboard the Sea ParkIn 1863 William Purcell, pensioner Newcastle nominated Catherine Byrne, sister (wife’s) age 24 living at Beanch Tipperary as a Government immigrant