Purtell

Seppings Connection – Ethel Margaret Purtell m. Edgar Shelley Seppings 1926 Melbourne, Vic

Generation 1

Thomas Purtell b. 1809 Ireland, d. before 1852 Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland
Occupation: Labourer
Lived at: Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland 1832

m. Bridget Halloran 1830
b. 1813 Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland; d. 11 May 1872, Hospital, Gipps Ward, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
Occupation: Dairywoman, could neither read or write
Religion: R/C
Left Ireland: Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland 1851. Sailed on Neptune
Arrived in Australia: 18 Feb 1852 Sydney Cove

  • John Purtell b. 1832 Loughill, County Limerick; d. 14 Dec 1858 Sandhurst, Vic, died from a tent fire; bur. White Hills Cemetery, Unknown Section – Grave 1431, Bendigo, Vic
  • Mary Purtell b. 1834 Loughill, County Limerick; d. 1865
  • Michael Francis Purtell b. 1837 Loughill, County Limerick; d. 21 Nov 1905 in Old Melbourne Gaol, Australia; bur. Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery: Catholic. Grave No 600
  • Margaret Purtell b. 1839 Loughill, County Limerick; d. (before May) 1872 (or 1917?)
  • Thomas Purtell b. 1841 Loughill, County Limerick

Generation 2 

John Purtell b. 1832 Loughill, County Limerick; d. 14 Dec 1858 Back Creek, Sandhurst, Vic, died from a tent fire; bur. White Hills Cemetery, Unknown Section – Grave 1431, Bendigo, Vic
Left Ireland: Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland 1851. Sailed on Neptune
Arrived in Australia: 18 Feb 1852 Sydney Cove, age 21, could read and write
Occupation: Farm labourer. Miner
Lived at: Spring Creek, Sandhurst, Vic.

m. Julia Meehan 1853 Sydney, NSW (2nd marriage to Patrick Moylan, 1863 Bendigo, Vic
b. 1831 County Clare, Ireland; d. 25 Mar 1903; bur. Bendigo Public Cemetery Mon K5 Grave 12943

  • Michael Purtell b. 1856 Sandhurst, Vic; d. 12 Aug 1932; Bur. Bendigo Public Cemetery Unknown Section – Grave 29235
  • Bridget Purtell b. 1857 Sandhurst, Vic, d. Mar 1860; bur. White Hills Cemetery, Section Unknown Grave 2131
  • Ann Purtell b. Jul 1858, Back Creek, Sandhurst, Vic; d. Jul 1858 (8 days old); bur. 24 Jul 1858 White Hills Cemetery, Unknown Section – Grave 1251

Mary Purtell b. 1834 Loughill, County Limerick; d. 1865
Left Ireland: Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland 1851. Sailed on Neptune
Arrived in Australia: 18 Feb 1852 Sydney Cove, age 21, could read, did laundry

m. William Henry Watkins 24 Jul 1852 St Mary’s Cathedral Sydney, NSW
b. 1832

  • Hannah Bridget Watkins b. 1853; d. 1853
  • Margaret Watkins b. 1854; d. 1855
  • Thomas Watkins b. 1855; d. 1900
  • John Watkins b. 1857; d. 1858
  • William Watkins b. 28 Oct 1860 Curzon St, Nth Melbourne; d. 1892
  • Mary Ann Watkins b. 1862; d. 1927
  • Bridget Watkins b. 1863; d. 1927
  • Elizabeth Watkins b. 1865; d. 1865

Michael Francis Purtell b.1837 Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland; d. 21 Nov 1905 in Gipps Ward, Old Melbourne Gaol, Australia; bur. Coburg Pine Ridge Cemetery: Catholic. Grave No 600. Died of Broncho Pnuemonia; Acute inflamation of kidneys.
Left Ireland: Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland 1851. Sailed on Neptune
Arrived in Australia: 18 Feb 1852 Sydney Cove, age 21, could read
Occupation: Farm labourer. Miner (with older brother, John). Tailor, Black Hill.
Lived at: Spring Creek, Sandhurst, Vic. Humfray St., Black Hill, Ballarat 1870-1875. Peel St., Ballarat 1882. Wills St., Ballarat 1888. Victoria St., Ballarat 1888-1889. 121 Jeffcott St, West Melbourne 1905

m. Margaret Prout 7 Feb 1869 St Alipius R/C Ballarat, Vic, Australia
b. 1843 Tipperary, Ireland; d. 13 Jul 1888 Ballarat, Vic, Australia; bur. Ballarat Cemetery Area E2, Section 25, Row 1, Grave 15, Vic

  • Mary Purtell b. 29 Jan 1870 Ballarat, Vic, Australia; d. 29 Jan 1870, bur. Ballarat Cemetery
  • John Joseph Purtell b. 23 Jan 1871 Ballarat, Vic; chr. 12 Feb 1871; d. 11 Nov 1947 Repatriation General Hospital, Heidleberg; bur. Ballarat CemeteryArea E2, Section 25, Row 1, Grave 15, Vic
  • James Patrick Purtell b. 22 Aug 1872 Ballarat, Vic; d. 18 Aug 1918 Richmond, Melbourne
  • Thomas Francis Purtell b. 1875; d. Oct 1929; bur. Fawkner Cemetery, Melbourne
  • Michael Purtell b. 1877 Ballarat East, Vic
  • Joseph Purtell b. 1879 Ballarat, Vic; d. 11 Nov 1947
  • Mary Margaret Purtell b. 1882 Ballarat, Vic; d. 25 Nov 1937, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne

m. Elizabeth Cahill 10 Jul 1889 St Patricks, Melbourne
b. 1873; d. 1914

m. Christiana Murray Crane (nee Mcdonald) 1899
b. 1852 Edinburgh, Scotland; d. 1906 Footscray, Melbourne
Occupation: Tailoress

Margaret Purtell b. 1839 Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland; d. (before May) 1872
Left Ireland: Loughill, County Limerick, Ireland 1851. Sailed on Neptune
Arrived in Australia: 18 Feb 1852 Sydney Cove, age 21, could read and write

m. Joseph Barlogis 1852, Vic

Generation 3 

John Purtell’s offspring –

Michael Purtell b. 1856; d. 12 Aug 1932 Bendigo, Vic; Bur. Bendigo Public Cemetery Unknown Section – Grave 29235

m. Mary McCarthy

  • Thomas James Purtell b. 17 Mar 1901 Bendigo; d. 1964 Reservoir, Vic

Michael Francis Purtell’s offspring –

John Joseph Purtell b. 23 Jan 1871 Ballarat, Vic; chr. 12 Feb 1871 Ballarat, Vic; d. 11 Nov 1947 in Repatriation General Hospital, Heidleberg, Melbourne; bur. Ballarat Cemetery, Area E2, Section 25, Row 1, Grave 15, Vic
Occupation: Apprentice linesman (Civil Engineer) for 2 years with R. Davidson of Ballarat, Vic. Miner at Paddington Gold Mine near Kalgoolie (1899 & 1906) and Coolgardie, WA. Labourer at Whaling Station, near Albany, WA 1909. Contractor 1915. Smelter Hand 1916. Railway employee (when living in Bell St.) Miner, Ballarat 1931. Prospector Bendigo 1931. Miner, Kalgoorlie WA 1936; Mount Margaret, WA.
Military service: 1914-1920 Perth, WA. Member of Special Volunteer Tunnellers WW1. Promoted to 2nd Corporal on 2 May 1916. Embarked from Fremantle on HMAT A68 Warilda 1 Jun 1916 with No.6 Tunnelling Company, 1st Reinforcements. Wounded (shot in right arm) France, 8 Oct 2016. Return to Fremantle, Australia, 24 Jun 1917. Discharged from AIF, Perth 20 Aug 1917 – Medically unfit.
Religion: Catholic
Lived at: Paddington 1899; Coolgardie. Norseman, Kalgoorlie, WA 1906; Bargoyne Road, Albany, WA 1910. Middleton Road, Albany 1915. Ravensthorpe, WA 1916. 28 Broome Street, North Perth, WA. 1919
Arrived in Victoria: 1920
Lived at: 173 Bell St Coburg 1920-24. 137 Bell Street, Coburg 1925-31. 28 Dytes Parade, Ballarat East 1931. 80 Humffray Street, Mount Pleasant, Ballarat 1931. 1 Cobden Street, North Melbourne 1934. North Kalgurlie lease, Brown Hill, Kalgoorlie WA 1936. 496 Mile, Kookynie, Mount Margaret, WA 1937. ‘St Joan’ 29 The Grove, Moreland, Coburg 1942. 62 Pender Street, Preston

m. Ethel Emily Tanner 11 Oct 1899 Catholic Church, Kalgoolie, WA.
b. 27 Jul 1878 Castlemaine St., Footscray, Vic; d. 18 Aug 1943 ‘Kalingra’ 541 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne.

  • Thomas Francis (Gabriel) Purtell b. 1 Nov 1899 Paddington Gold Mine, Broad Arrow, Kanowna, WA; d. 14 Jul 1956 Hobart, Tasmania (Army Citizen Military Forces)
  • John (Jack) Joseph Purtell b. 25 Oct 1901 Footscray, Melbourne; d. 24 Apr 1983.
  • James (Jim) Patrick Purtell b. 23 Oct 1903 Midland, WA; d. 21 Jun 1973 Beaumaris, Melbourne (Corporal Army AASC. WW2)
  • Ethel Margaret Purtell b. 20 Apr 1906 Albany, WA; d. 1 Apr 1969 Melbourne
  • Vincent Stephen Anthony Purtell b. 10 Mar 1910 Perth, WA; d. 7 Jan 1977 Kew (Sergeant RAAF)
  • Paul Gabriel Jospeph Purtell b. 8 Jan 1915 Plantagenet, WA; d. 2 Nov 1999 Melbourne (Lance Corporal Army)
  • Mary Winifred Calixtus Purtell b. 19 Apr 1918 Albany, WA; d. 4 Apr 2012 Brisbane, Qld; bur. Carlton, Melbourne
  • Joan Bernadette Purtell b. 19 Jan 1922 Coburg, Melbourne; d. 3 Jun 1989 Sandringham, Melbourne, bur. Carlton, Melbourne
  • Anne Rita Purtell b. 19 Jan 1922 Coburg, Melbourne; d. 23 Oct 1994 Melbourne; crem.

Thomas Francis Purtell b. 1875; d. Oct 1929, bur. Fawkner, Melbourne

m. Lillian Louisa Agnes Stevens (Gee Sing) 1904
b. 22 May 1882 Deniliquin; d. 31 Aug 1976 Warrnambool, Vic.

  • Francis (Frank) Purtell b. 23 Mar 1904 Carlton, Melbourne; d. 30 Aug 1965 Sydney, NSW; crem
  • Thomas John Purtell b. 22 Jun 1918 Carlton, Melbourne; d. 18 Feb 1999, Bendigo, Vic
  • John (Jack) Michael Purtell b. 13 Feb 1921 Carlton, Melbourne; d. 8 Mar 2017

Michael Purtell b. 1877 Ballarat East, Vic

m. Mary McCarthy 1897
b. 1880; d. 1947 (about)

  • John Michael Purtell b. 11 May 1898 Bendigo, Vic; d. 1965 (Ward of the State 1908; fostered by Miss Martha Ruth Davis, Ballarat) (Private, Australian Army WW1)
  • James Thomas Joseph Purtell b. 24 May 1900 Bendigo, Vic. (Ward of the State 1908; fostered by Miss Martha Ruth Davis, Ballarat)
  • William Michael Patrick Purtell b. 1904 Bendigo, Vic; d. 5 Aug 1943 (Ward of the State 1908) (Private, Australian Army WW1)
  • Thomas J Purtell b. 1906 Bendigo, Vic; d. 1964 (Ward of the State 1908)

Mary Margaret Purtell b. 1882 Ballarat, Vic; d. 25 Nov 1937, Alfred Hospital, Melbourne
Lived at: Carlton South 1915, 1917. 21 Coronation St., Brighton, Henty, Vic 1924 (with James)

m. Ernest Matthews 1914
b. 1888; d. 22 Aug 1918 France

m. George William James Sheehan Goodwin Leonard (James) – (labourer)
b. 1878; d. 17 Jul 1935 Melbourne, Vic

  • Victor Raymond Leonard

 Generation 4 

John Joseph Purtell’s offspring –

Thomas Francis (Gabriel) Purtell b. 2 Nov 1899 Broad Arrow, WA; d. 14 Jul 1956 Hobart, Tasmania
Occupation: School teacher – Gympie, Qld, 1916. Toowoomba, Qld, 1918. Ipswich, Qld, 1920. Launceston, Tasmania (from 1921)
Violinist – won WA State finals.
Military service: Army Citizen Military Forces 1939-48 Devonport, Tasmania. Cpt Commando Unit, WW2.
Vice-chancellor of Tasmanian Univeristy.
In Bakery – with brother Jack/John, Tasmania.
Religion: Marist Novitiate, New Norcia, WA. Left the R/C church 1922
Changed name: Gabriel when he became a Christian brother
Lived at: Waratah, Darwin, Tasmania 1937

m. Kathleen Olive Winifred Hannan 3 Jan 1925 Pontville, Tasmania
b. 11 Sep 1901 Pontville, Tasmania; d. 10 Jul 1983.

  • John Stephen Purtell b. 31 0ct 1925 Tasmania; d. 3 Dec 2014
  • Graham Thomas Purtell b. 18 Mar 1928 Tasmania; d. 7 Aug 1968
  • David Drury Purtell b. 22 Jul 1930 Tasmania; d. 2 Sep 2012
  • Judith Emmaline Purtell b. 2 May 1932 Tasmania; d. 5 Jul 2015
  • Mary Gabrielle Purtell b. Tasmania
  • Peter Purtell b. Tasmania

John (Jack) Joseph Purtell b. 25 Oct 1901 Footscray, Melbourne; d. 26 Apr 1983; bur. Fawkner Cemetery, Vic
Occupation: Worked in Bakery with brother, Tom, Tasmania. Tramway employee 1931. Civil servant 1934
Religion: Marist Novitiate, New Norcia, WA
Lived at: 48 Carrington St, Pascoe Vale Sth 1831. Northcote 1936

m. Edna Catherine Cole 1931 St Josephs Church, Northcote, Melbourne
b. 1905; d. 1985
Occupation: Milliner, Bourke St, Melbourne and Northcote
Father: Billy Cole b. 9 Aug 1909; d. 24 Aug 1958. Footballer Wing/Half Forward St Kilda 1935–37

  • Patricia Joan Purtell (still living)
  • John Gregory Purtell b. 1932; d. 26 Nov 1941; bur. Fawkner Cemetery Vic
  • Brian Leo Purtell b. 12 June 1939; d. June 2019
  • Monica Catherine Purtell (still living)
  • Frances Veronica Purtell (still living)
  • Peter Edmund Purtell b. Dec 1943; d. 14 April 1999; bur. Launceston, Tas
  • Gabrielle Carmel Cecila Purtell b. 15 Mar 1948 Melbourne; d. 1996 Bur. Lauceston, Tas

James (Jim) Patrick Purtell b. 23 Oct 1903 Midland Junction, WA; d. 21 Jun 1973 Beaumaris, Melbourne
Occupation: Clerk 1925. Department of Lands and Survey – Messenger 1928. Civil servant 1934.
Military Service: Corporal Army AASC. WW2
1934 Commonwealth Games: Broke 50km walk at age 40
Lived at: 137 Bell St, Coburg 1925. 29 The Grove, Moreland, Coburg 1934. 79 Alexander Avenue, Sth. Yarra 1949

m. Mary Patricia Daley 1949
b. 1870; d. Feb 1927 Melbourne

Ethel Margaret Purtell b. 20 Apr 1906 Albany, WA; d. 1 Apr 1969 Melbourne

m. Edgar Shelley Seppings 1926 Melbourne
b. 12 Jul 1895, Wagga Wagga, NSW; chr. 6 Dec 1896 Humula; d. 1965, Brighton, Melbourne

  • Edgar Shelley Seppings b. 21 Mar 1927, Coburg, Melb; chr. 15 May 1927; d. 5 Nov 2005, Bendigo, Vic
  • Paul Leonard Seppings b. 11 Jul 1928, Melbourne; d. 20 Sep 1993, Melbourne
  • Joan Catherine Seppings b. 1929; d. 1929
  • Margaret Ethel Seppings b. 27 Sep 1930, Melbourne; d. 29 Jun 1993, Byron Bay, NSW
  • Rita Winifred Seppings b. 25 Jun 1932; d. 4 Aug 2013, Albury, NSW
  • Francis Raymond Seppings b. 9 Jun 1935, Melbourne; d. 25 Nov 2015, Melbourne
  • Vincent Stephen Seppings b. 1 Jun 1939 Melbourne; d. 29 Jul 2020 Melbourne
  • John Joseph Seppings (still living)

Vincent Stephen Anthony Purtell b. 10 Mar 1910 Perth, WA; d. 7 Jan 1977 Kew; bur. Carlton, Melbourne
Occupation: Messenger 1934. Civil servant 1937. Tenor vocalist in the 1930s and 40s in ‘Rhythm Kings’ well-known on the Australian Broadcasting Commission and commercial stations.
Military Service: Sergeant RAAF New Guinea; Commonwealth. WW2
Lived at: 29 The Grove Moreland 1934-37. No 7 79 Alexandra Ave, South Yarra 1954

m. Iris Maud Collier 13 Jan 1943 St Patrick’s Cathedral, Melbourne
b. 1910

Paul Gabriel Purtell b. 8 Jan 1915 Plantagenet, WA; d. 2 Nov 1999 Melbourne.
Occupation: Clerk 1936. Writer, Dramatist, Puppeteer, Drummer and band manager or ‘Rhythm Kings’ in the 1930s and 40s well-known on the Australian Broadcasting Commission and commercial stations.
Military Service: Lance Corporal Army – Syria, Egypt. Played drums in the AIF orchestra in the Middle East.
Lived at: 29 The Grove Moreland 1936. No 7 79 Alexandra Ave, South Yarra, Melbourne 1954. Elsternwick, Melbourne 1977. 6/91 McDonald St. Mordialloc East , Melbourne 1980. 391 St Kilda St, Elwood, Melbourne

Mary Winifred Calixtus Purtell b. 19 Apr 1918 Albany, WA; d. 4 Apr 2012 Brisbane, Qld
Occupation: Secretary to Sir Norman Martin MLA
Lived at: Webster St, Bendigo. Violet St, Bendigo 1959-69

m. Alwyn Ernest Pritchard 10 Feb 1940 St Patricks, Melbourne
b. 26 May 1918; d. 1 Jul 1980
Military Service: RAAF – retained as a pilot instructor until aircrash in 1943.

  • Peter Pritchard (still living)
  • Ethel Pritchard b. 21 Sep 1943; d.5 Dec 2020
  • Robert Pritchard b. 3 Feb 1946; d. 15 Dec 2022
  • Gregory Pritchard  (still living)
  • Stephen Pritchard b. 18 Nov 1950; d. 16 Feb 1998; bur. Wycheproof Lawn Cemetery, Vic
  • Denise Pritchard (still living)
  • Margaret Pritchard (still living)
  • Penelope Pritchard (still living)

Joan Bernadette Purtell b. 19 Jan 1922 Coburg, Melbourne; d. 3 Jun 1989 Sandringham, Melbourne; bur. Carlton, Melbourne
Victorian Banjo Club. In 1938, age 16, was a finalist singing in 3UZ’s ‘Deanna Durbin Quest’.
Lived at: 17 Begworth Crt, Sandringham, Melbourne

m. Antoine Francois Toniolo 22 July 1950
b. Miaschoff, Germany (French nationality)
Occupation: Mediumweight Boxer. Builders labourer 1949. Trainer and manager of French boxing team for Olympic Games at Helsinki. Taught physical education at Box Hill High School, Vic
Arrived in Australia: 1949

  • Paul Antoine Toniolo b. 14 Jul 1952; d. 13 Mar 2003
  • Pierre Toniolo (still living)
  • Antoine Toniolo (still living)

Anne Rita Purtell b. 19 Jan 1922 Coburg, Melbourne; d. 23 Oct 1994
Occupation: ABC – Secretary to Editor of School Paper. Pianist.
Lived at: 66 Edward Street, Sandringham, Melbourne 1954-94

m. Kevin William Mcdermott Jan 1943 St Augustines Church, Bourke St, Melbourne
b. 21 Mar 1920, d. 14 Sep 1996

  • Kevin Mcdermott (still living)
  • Joan Mcdermott (still living)
  • Ann-Marie Mcdermott (still living)
  • Dennis Mcdermott (still living)
  • Paul Mcdermott (still living)
  • Gregory Mcdermott (still living)
  • Christine Mcdermott (still living)
  • Peter Mcdermott (still living)

Thomas Francis Purtell’s offspring –

Francis (Frank) Purtell b. 1904 Carlton, Melbourne; d. 30 Aug 1965 Sydney, NSW; crem

m. Eileen Whittingham 1927
b. 1905 Bendigo, Vic; d. 1983 Sydney, NSW

  • Marie Purtell

Thomas John Purtell b. 22 Jun 1918 Carlton, Melbourne; d. 18 Feb 1999, Bendigo, Vic

m. Caroline Joan Leonard 1946
b. 1922; d. 2017 Bendigo, Vic

  • Private (still living)
  • Private (still living)
  • Private (still living)

John (Jack) Michael Purtell b. 13 Feb 1921 Melbourne; d. 8 Mar 2017

m. Norma Giles 24 Apr 1949 St John’s Church, Queen’s Pde, Clifton Hill, Vic
(still living)

  • Mark Purtell (still living)
  • Gary Thomas Purtell b. 29 May 1952 Melbourne; d. 2009 Sydney, NSW

Generation 5

Thomas Francis (Gabriel) Purtell’s offspring –

Judith Emmaline Purtell b. 2 May 1932 Tasmania; d. 5 Jul 2015

m. Poga

Mary Gabrielle Purtell b. Tasmania

m. Duke

John Joseph Purtell’s offspring –

Patricia Joan Purtell (still living)

m. John Joseph Walsh 2 Oct 1954 St. Joseph’s Church, Northcote, Vic
b. 31 Jul 1930; d. late Jul 1979

  • John Walsh (still living)
  • David Walsh (still living)
  • Peter Walsh (still living)

Brian Leo Purtell b. 12 June 1939; d. June 2019

m. Heather Taylor

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