Hi all I hope someone would be able to help me with my search of my Purcell line. I am looking for some information of the Purcell who was the New York Habour Master. It is beleived that he is the brother of my ggg grandfather Edward (Ned) Purcell. Unfortunately, I don't have lot to go by. i.e. no dates no definite places. My ggg grandfather's name was Edward Purcell (Ned.) Ned was a common name in England then (short for Edward). the only information we have is that my ggg grandfather Edward beleived to have travelled from Ireland or England and called to New York first to visit his brother who was the New York Harbour master. Then Edward (Ned) continued to travel to the Sth Pacific and settled in Samoa.