Mary Purtell

F, b. March 28, 1817, d. July 17, 1894
Father*Michael Purtell1
Mother*Mary _____
     Mary Purtell was born on March 28, 1817 in Thomastown in the Parish of Kilkenny, County Kilkenny. Note that the gravestone lists Mary's date of birth as 1808. The record of her immigration in 1844 indicates that she was 25 years old (although she asserted that she was 23) and this would mean that she was born between 1817 and 1819. That record also identifies her parents as Michael and Mary Purtell. A search of Irish baptisms turns up only one Mary Purtell (whose record we are using here) from that time period whose parents were Michael and Mary. The gravestone originally probably read 1818.2,3 She was the daughter of Michael Purtell and Mary _____.1 Mary Purtell married Michael O'Dea, son of John O'Dea and Penelope Meagher, on June 1, 1848 in Bowning, New South Wales.4,5 Mary Purtell died on July 17, 1894 in Killarney, Victoria, at age 77.6 She was buried in Tower Hill Cemetery, Koroit, Moyne Shire, Victoria. Although the tomstone read 1808 as Mary's birth, it is probably 1817. See above.6
     She immigrated on July 31, 1844 to New South Wales. Michael and Mary Purtel immigrated to Australia on the same ship (St. Vincent) and that is where their courtship began. Mary's immigration record notes that she was certified as being 25 (but 23 by self-assertion), her parents, Michael and Mary, were deceased and that she had two cousins in the area, Michael and Matthew McNamara, living in Yass. A later record notes that she "went with the Walshes" on August 8.1,7

Children of Mary Purtell and Michael O'Dea

ChartsPater Familias O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
John (Michael) O'Dea Descendant Chart (Indented)
Last Edited12 Feb 2021

Citations

  1. [S677] Australia, New South Wales, Assisted Immigrants Inwards, 1828-1890, online https://www.ancestry.com
  2. [S162] Roots Ireland, online http://www.rootsireland.ie, https://rootsireland.ie/ifhf/view_detail.php
  3. [S677] Australia, New South Wales, Assisted Immigrants Inwards, 1828-1890, online https://www.ancestry.com, https://records-primo.hosted.exlibrisgroup.com/… (Reel 2135, [4/4785] Page 183; Reel 2454, [4/4900]).
  4. [S676] Australia Marriages, 1810-1980, online https://www.familysearch.org, https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:XTZJ-WLN : 28 January 2020), Michael Odea, 1848.
  5. [S678] Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950, online Ancestry.com.
  6. [S214] Find a Grave, online http://www.findagrave.com, (accessed 11 February 2021), memorial page for Mary O'Dea (1808–17 Jul 1894), Find a Grave Memorial no. 214969627, citing Tower Hill Cemetery, Koroit, Moyne Shire, Victoria, Australia ; Maintained by woowoo (contributor 49949980).
  7. [S677] Australia, New South Wales, Assisted Immigrants Inwards, 1828-1890, online https://www.ancestry.com, State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists); Series: 5316; Reel: 2135; Item: [4/4785], and State Records Authority of New South Wales; Kingswood New South Wales, Australia; Wage agreements and entitlement certificates of persons on bounty ships (Agent's Immigrant Lists); Series: 5315; Reel: 2454.