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John Purver (1771–1846)

John Purvey (Purver) was sentenced to life transportation for stealing a mare colt. He arrived in Sydney aboard the Coromandel in 1802. He married Sarah Lowe in 1814. It seems they separated for a period but were together again by 1825 before separating again. In 1828 Purvey, labourer, was registered as living at William Stubbs's farm in the Hawkesbury.

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  • Purvey, John

Nuthurst, Sussex, England


29 August, 1846 (aged ~ 75)
Gosford, New South Wales, Australia

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Crime: theft
Sentence: life