Hi, Looking for anyone or anthing connected to the following PURCELLS.
My great great grandmother, Eliza PURCELL was born 1831 in Kings County, Ireland.
Her marriage cert states father as John PURCELL, farmer and mother Catherine.
Eliza married 1854 Catholic Church, Parish of Sandhurst, Bendigo, Victoria Australia to John Brown b1827 Antrim.
Marriage witnesses were John Ryan and Catherine Ball.
On the marriage cert it states Eliza's birth place as Kings County, present residence as Bendigo but usual residence as Cape of Good Hope.Wondering if her parents had immigrated to Cape of Good Hope and Eliza went to Australia or if she went on her own to both places.
Eliza and John had several children born in Bendigo before immigrating to New Zealand sometime between 1863 and 1870 where they resided in Thames, New Zealand.
Children (BROWN) born Bendigo:
Emma b 1854 William John b 1856 George b 1858 Elizabeth Catherine or Elizabeth Kate b 1863
Children (BROWN) born Thames, New Zealand:
John b 1870 Ann "Annie" Eliza b 1871 Mary Elizabeth b 1872