Benjamin Charles Purcell,

"Benjamin Charles (Ben) Purcell,"

Wondalga, NSW



Captain Charles Purcell and Jane Turpin Reynolds.


1841 - Jane M PURCELL, parents CHARLES & JANE T - place unstated - (Ref- NSW BDM V1841117 25A/1841).

1843 - Harriett PURCELL, parents CHARLES & JANE - place unstated - (Ref- NSW BDM V18432160 34A/1843).

1845 - Charles Purcell was born on the 23rd December, 1845, at Boorowa, NSW - (Ref- NSW BDM V18452131 34A/1845) - He was baptised on 25th November 1849 at Church of England Church, Yass, NSW. - He died on the 26th August, 1915, at age 69 at Wondalga, NSW

1850 - Maria A PURCELL, parents CHARLES & JANE - (Ref- NSW BDM V18501794 35/1850).

1857 Jemima PURCEL CHARLES & JANE in TUMUT, (Ref- NSW BDM 11461/1857) - Death - 1857 Jemima PURCELL parents CHARLES & JANE in TUMUT. - (Ref- NSW BDM 4539/1857).


Charles married Miss Nancy Jane Ferguson on the 5th December, 1868, at Adelong Creek, NSW - Nancy was born on the 20th May, 1850, at Tumut River, NSW. She was baptised on the 23rd June, 1850, at Tumut River. Her parents were John & Cecilia FERGUSON. She died on the 25th June, 1930, in Adelong at age of 80 years. - (Ref- NSW BDM 9454/1930).

Children of Charles Purcell and Nancy Jane Ferguson

1.1869 - Charles John Purcell - born on the 1st September, 1869, and died on the 23rd December, 1950. - (Ref- NSW BDM 31627/1950).

2.1871 - Frances (Fanny) Purcell - born on the 7th July, 1871, in Gundagai - (Ref- NSW BDM 11042/1871). She died on the 13th October, 1948.

3.1873 - John Purcell - born on the 6th August 1873, and died on the 11th July, 1943.- (Ref- NSW BDM 15846/1943) (See listed below).

4.1875 - William George Purcell was born on the 18th September, 1875, and died on the 18th Deceber, 1948.

5.1877 - Frederick W. Purcell was born on the 2nd November, 1877, in Adelong - (Ref- NSW BDM 13154/1877) - and died on the 3rd August, 1956. - (Ref- NSW BDM 24773/1956).

6.1880 - Benjamin Charles Purcell was born on the 25th January, 1880, in Adelong. - (Ref- NSW BDM 15651/1880). He died on the 27th August, 1960.

7.1882 - Jane Turpin Purcell was born on the 9th Februaty, 1882,in Adelong.- (Ref- NSW BDM 28351/1882). Shedied on the 22nd December, 1944.

8.1884 - Annie Marie Purcell was born on the 9th May, 1884, in Adelong. - (Ref- NSW BDM 32526/1884). She died on the 1961.

9.1887 - Rhoda Therese Purcell was born on the 16th February, 1887, and died on the 22nd July, 1962.

10.1889 - Mildred Nancy Olive Purcell was born on the 1st February, 1889, and died on the 21st July, 1975.- (Ref- NSW BDM 18499/1975).

11.1892 - Cecilia Harriett Purcell was born on the 28th December, 1892, and died in 1967.


John Purcell married Miss Honor Madeline Prowse on the 10th September, 1900, in Adelong, NSW. Records show he died on the 11th July, 1943, at age 69 in Wondalga, NSW.


1907 - Benjamin Charles Purcell was born on the 5th July, 1907, in Adelong, NSW. He died on the 14th August, 1961, at age about 54.


1936 to Benjamin Charles PURCELL, married Miss Ellen Mary CORBETT in WAGGA WAGGA - (Ref- NSW BDM 19077/1936).

Children born to Benjamin Charles Purcell and Ellen Mary Corbett

1.Benjamin John Purcell

2.Jennifer Purcell

3.Ruth Purcell

4.Margaret Purcell

5.Andrew Purcell


1876 - At our local Land Office the following selections were taken up on Thurday;

C. Purcell, jun., 100 acres, Wondalga;

Martha Givnoy 320 acres,and A. M'Kinnon 40 acres. Brungle;

0. D. Bardwell 230 acres, Euadera;

A.B. Shaw, 10 acres, Toomoorooma;

J. Clarke, 80 acres, Wondalga. - (Ref- Australian Town and Country Journal (NSW : 1870 - 1907)(about) Previous issue Saturday 4 November 1876)

1930 - DEATH - PURCELL.-June 25, at Wondalga Station, Adelong. Nancy Jane, the dearly beloved mother of Annie (Mrs. Harold Cabban), of Canberra, in her 80th year. - (Ref- The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954)(about) Previous issue Thursday 3 July 1930).

A favourite son Mr Mr Reily

This report is submitted in good faith. All endeavours have been made to make all entries authentic and correct. For any corrections and additional valuable information, maps and photos you may have please contact John

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