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Posted by: Colleen Martineau Date: October 24, 2000 at 08:23:51
In Reply to: WILLIAM PURTELL, abt 1826, m. O'GRADY by Cynthia of 115


I have just started to look into Purtell's since a brother of my ggrandfather married a Purtell!

I just returned from an expedition to the Drummondville area and have copies of the St Brigitte des Saults repertoire that may interest you. Here is some of the information:


Children of William Purtell and Ellen O'Grady:

Catherine Purtell married Michael O'Meara January 10, 1876

Ellen Purtell married James Doolin October 6, 1880


Children of William Purtell and Ellen O'Grady:

Mary Anne Purtell, born April 16, 1864

Sara Maria born March 5, 1868, died November 8, 1874 at 6 years 7 months


Bridget, died March 2, 1937 at 79 years, 8 months

Catherine, died January 27, 1894 at 43 years. Wife of Michel O'Meara

Michael Purtell, died February 4, 1866, at 14 years.

Sara (listed in the births)

also, there is:
William Purtell, died June 29, 1891 at 70 years, husband of Ellen O'Grady, son of Michael and Catherine McNamara.

There are no births or marriages for children of Michael and Catherine McNamara, however here are some deaths:

Brigitte Purtell died January 13, 1890 at 53 years old in Manchester, USA

Thomas Purtell, died October 21, 1864 at 31 years, 10 months, husband of Ann Griffin

There are also entries for:

William Purtell and wife Marie David
Martin Purtell and Catherine O'Grady
John Purtell and Marguerite O'Meara
James Purtell and Catherine Hyland
Thomas Purtell and Anne Griffin
and others that you may be interested in. The Purtells must all be related somehow.

My connection is Edward Ellis who married Catherine Purtell on May 17, 1886, daughter of Martin Purtell and Sara Hyland. I was actually looking for Matthew Smith who married Catherine Purcell (and had no luck...)

I hope the above is of use to you, let me know if you want me to look up any other Purtells!

Oshawa, Ontario, Canada


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