My Purtell line is fromCo Clare. John Purtell and Bridget Dwyer had several sones. One of whom is Michael Purtell who is my gggrandfather. he married Magaret Prout in ballarat in 1869. She is buried in Ballarat with an infant daughter Mary.Michael suffered badly from the loss of his wife, got on the grog , married twicw more and died in pentridge Prison Hospital in 1905. One of his sons John Joseph Purtell was my grandfather. He was a miner , labourer etc. He wnet to France and fought in the Somme at Fromelles at the age of 44. My mother Mary was conceived after his return. Anything else I'll offer to you if you need it. Regards, peter.