Felix O'Hare, 17941876 (aged 82 years)

Name
Felix O'Hare
Given names
Felix
Surname
O'Hare
Name
Felix Hare
Given names
Felix
Surname
Hare
Birth about 1794
Emigration January 18, 1816 (aged 22 years)
Text:

Felix was tried on charges of assaulting, obstructing and deforcing the officers of the Revenue with co-accused Felix ONeill. They were tried in Edinburgh on 11 July 1814, both convicted and sentenced to seven years transportation on 14 July 1814. Felix was transported on the ship "Fanny"which departed Downs on 25 Aug 1815 and arrived in Sydney on 18th January 1816. The ship carried 174 convicts including Felix. The captain was John Wallis and the surgeon William McDonnell. Felix was described as a labourer, height five foot 9 in, hair: dark brown, eyes: hazel. The voyage took 146 days and three convicts died.

Application
Application
March 2, 1818 (aged 24 years)

Note: Felix was in the employ of Mr Caddy as a servant. He applied for permission to marry Bridget Murray on 2 March 1818.
MarriageBridget MurrayView this family
June 29, 1818 (aged 24 years)
Address: St. John's Church
Text:

The New South Wales BDM marriage record shows no other detail apart from their names and that of the church.

Text:

Bridget Murray age 28, per Canada, in the factory Felix Hare age 30, Servant to Mr Caddy, per Fanny Event Date: 2 Mar 1818

Citation details:

No 605

Text:

Felix Hare, prisoner age 30, per Fanny of the parish of Parramatta and Bridget Murrey, prisoner age 28 per Canada of ditto were married in this church by banns this 29th day of June 1818 by me Samuel Marsden Both Felix and Bridget made their X marks in the register in the presence of Henry Armstrong who made his X mark and Mary Walsh who signed the register

Petition
Petition
December 7, 1818 (aged 24 years)

Note: Felix petitioned for a mitigation of his sentence.
Birth of a sonJohn O'Hare
1819 (aged 25 years)

Birth of a sonThomas O'Hare
1821 (aged 27 years)

Census 1822 (aged 28 years)

Note: On the 1822 Muster, Felix O'Harra is shown as being a 'free by servitude' ex convict ship "Fanny", seven years sentence, landowner of Parramatta, together with three children all 'BC' (born in the colony), one 5 years old, the second age not specified and the third one year old. While the children's names are not shown, given the ages, they are most likely to be Bridget Welsh and John and Thomas Hare. Bridget, Felix's wife, is shown under her maiden name, free by servitude, ex 'Canada', seven years sentence, wife of F. O'Harra, and living at Parramatta.
Occupation
Prisoner
April 14, 1823 (aged 29 years)

Note: Felix Hare was tried in a court of criminal jurisdiction and acquitted of highway robbery but convicted of assault on Michael Byrne. He applied for mitigation of his sentence and held in gaol awaiting payment of his fine of five pounds. On 15 Aug 1823, he was released from gaol. (This period (June to August 1823) is likely to be the period for the commencement of co-habitation between William Purnell and Bridget Hare (Felix's wife).)
Birth of a sonFelix O'Hare
1823 (aged 29 years)
Christening of a sonFelix O'Hare
1823 (aged 29 years)
Census 1825 (aged 31 years)
Note: In the 1825 General Muster, Felix was listed as a landowner of Parramatta living with his three children john aged 6, Thomas aged 4, and Felix aged 2. In the same muster, his wife Bridget is recorded as 'lives with Purnell' at Bringelly.
Petition
Petition
January 22, 1827 (aged 33 years)
Note:

Felix petitioned the Archdeacon to make his wife Bridget return to his marital home. Bridget by this time had left him and took up with William Purnell and had had two children by him. William Purnell was however at this time in gaol for stealing from his employer and Bridget has also been petitioning the Archdeacon to free him. Transcribed as written:

"Honourable Sir I beg leave to state to you that I hear my Wife Bridget Murray alias Hare is making application to your Honour and His Excellency the Governor to get William Purnell out of Prison Who Was lately Convicted of having some property of Mr Jonathan Hassells in his possession which he was convicted of having Embezzled Said Mr Purnell is living in adultery with my Wife Bridget Murray or Hare after bearing three Children to Me two of Whom I Keep at School at Prospect and the other she keeps against my inclination with her, We were Married more than Eight years ago by the Reverend Mr Marsden at Parramatta; Sir she has also two Children by said Purnell and is continually with him in the Prison Which is contrary to all Laws Human and Divine that such adulterous intercourse would be permitted, She and he has resided thirty miles from where I reside so that the Inhabitants of the Cow pastures who signed her Memorial thought her to be his Wife I beg of your Honour to Command her to show her Marriage Lines wherein you Will find what I say to be true. Which I pray you make known to his Excellency. Sir with great Respect I am your obedient Servant Felix Hare Prospect, January 22nd 1827.

Marriage of a childFelix O'HareMary MaloneView this family
1845 (aged 51 years)
Address: St. John's Church
Death of a wifeBridget Murray
January 2, 1852 (aged 58 years)
Text:

This is possibly our Bridget's death date, but under column for Ship Name it had Native (i.e. born in the Colony).

Text:

Name: Bridget Hare Death Date: 1852 Death Place: New South Wales Registration Year: 1852 Registration Place: Mulgoa, Penrith, New South Wales Volume Number: V18521236 118

Christening of a sonThomas O'Hare

Address: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Death June 4, 1876 (aged 82 years)
Cause of death: Old age
Note: Felix's death certificate records him as 88 years old. His father is listed as '- O'Hare', father occupation not known, mother's maiden name not known. The informant was Felix O'Hare, son, at Hardwick, signed with his mark.
Burial June 6, 1876 (2 days after death)

Address: Roman Catholic Section
Cemetery: Oaks Cemetery
Family with Bridget Murray
himself
17941876
Birth: about 1794Armagh, Armagh, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Death: June 4, 1876Camden, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17971852
Birth: about 1797Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death: January 2, 1852Emu Plains, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 29, 1818Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
son
3 years
son
18211876
Birth: 1821 27 24
Death: after 1876
3 years
son
18231907
Birth: 1823 29 26Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 25, 1907The Oaks, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
James L A Welsh + Bridget Murray
partner’s partner
wife
17971852
Birth: about 1797Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death: January 2, 1852Emu Plains, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: before 1817
-6 years
step-son
1810
Birth: about 1810 13Ireland?
Death:
8 years
step-daughter
Welsh, Bridget (abt 1817-1889)
18171889
Birth: 1817 20Parramatta, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 23, 1889Camperdown, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
William Purnell + Bridget Murray
partner’s partner
Purnell, William ( 1795-1871)
17951871
Birth: January 26, 1795 30 32Berkeley, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Death: December 6, 1871Lane Cove, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
wife
17971852
Birth: about 1797Dublin, Dublin, Leinster, Ireland
Death: January 2, 1852Emu Plains, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: June 1823
3 years
step-daughter
18251878
Birth: 1825 29 28Campbelltown, South Coast and Illawarra, New South Wales, Australia
Death: January 12, 1878Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
22 months
step-daughter
18261902
Birth: October 18, 1826 31 29Cobbitty, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 31, 1902Goulburn, Southern Tablelands, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-son
Purnell, Stephen (1829-1912)
18291912
Birth: about 1829 33 32New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 16, 1912Galston, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
EmigrationEmail - Cleary, Maureen
Text:

Felix was tried on charges of assaulting, obstructing and deforcing the officers of the Revenue with co-accused Felix ONeill. They were tried in Edinburgh on 11 July 1814, both convicted and sentenced to seven years transportation on 14 July 1814. Felix was transported on the ship "Fanny"which departed Downs on 25 Aug 1815 and arrived in Sydney on 18th January 1816. The ship carried 174 convicts including Felix. The captain was John Wallis and the surgeon William McDonnell. Felix was described as a labourer, height five foot 9 in, hair: dark brown, eyes: hazel. The voyage took 146 days and three convicts died.

MarriageNew South Wales. Department of Justice and Attorney General. NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages. [data-base on-line]. Sydney: the Registry.
Text:

The New South Wales BDM marriage record shows no other detail apart from their names and that of the church.

MarriageAncestry.com, 'New South Wales, Australia, Registers of Convicts' Applications to Marry, 1826-1851' [Database Online].
Text:

Bridget Murray age 28, per Canada, in the factory Felix Hare age 30, Servant to Mr Caddy, per Fanny Event Date: 2 Mar 1818

MarriageAncestry.com. New South Wales, Australia, St. John's Parramatta, Marriages, 1790-1966 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2015.
Citation details:

No 605

Text:

Felix Hare, prisoner age 30, per Fanny of the parish of Parramatta and Bridget Murrey, prisoner age 28 per Canada of ditto were married in this church by banns this 29th day of June 1818 by me Samuel Marsden Both Felix and Bridget made their X marks in the register in the presence of Henry Armstrong who made his X mark and Mary Walsh who signed the register

CensusAncestry.com. 'New South Wales, Australia Convict Ship Muster Rolls and Related Records, 1790-1849' [database on-line].
SourcePickford, Vera. Email to Marion Purnell Feb 13 2008
Application

Felix was in the employ of Mr Caddy as a servant. He applied for permission to marry Bridget Murray on 2 March 1818.

Petition

Felix petitioned for a mitigation of his sentence.

Census

On the 1822 Muster, Felix O'Harra is shown as being a 'free by servitude' ex convict ship "Fanny", seven years sentence, landowner of Parramatta, together with three children all 'BC' (born in the colony), one 5 years old, the second age not specified and the third one year old. While the children's names are not shown, given the ages, they are most likely to be Bridget Welsh and John and Thomas Hare. Bridget, Felix's wife, is shown under her maiden name, free by servitude, ex 'Canada', seven years sentence, wife of F. O'Harra, and living at Parramatta.

Occupation

Felix Hare was tried in a court of criminal jurisdiction and acquitted of highway robbery but convicted of assault on Michael Byrne. He applied for mitigation of his sentence and held in gaol awaiting payment of his fine of five pounds. On 15 Aug 1823, he was released from gaol. (This period (June to August 1823) is likely to be the period for the commencement of co-habitation between William Purnell and Bridget Hare (Felix's wife).)

Census

In the 1825 General Muster, Felix was listed as a landowner of Parramatta living with his three children john aged 6, Thomas aged 4, and Felix aged 2. In the same muster, his wife Bridget is recorded as 'lives with Purnell' at Bringelly.

Petition

Felix petitioned the Archdeacon to make his wife Bridget return to his marital home. Bridget by this time had left him and took up with William Purnell and had had two children by him. William Purnell was however at this time in gaol for stealing from his employer and Bridget has also been petitioning the Archdeacon to free him. Transcribed as written:

"Honourable Sir I beg leave to state to you that I hear my Wife Bridget Murray alias Hare is making application to your Honour and His Excellency the Governor to get William Purnell out of Prison Who Was lately Convicted of having some property of Mr Jonathan Hassells in his possession which he was convicted of having Embezzled Said Mr Purnell is living in adultery with my Wife Bridget Murray or Hare after bearing three Children to Me two of Whom I Keep at School at Prospect and the other she keeps against my inclination with her, We were Married more than Eight years ago by the Reverend Mr Marsden at Parramatta; Sir she has also two Children by said Purnell and is continually with him in the Prison Which is contrary to all Laws Human and Divine that such adulterous intercourse would be permitted, She and he has resided thirty miles from where I reside so that the Inhabitants of the Cow pastures who signed her Memorial thought her to be his Wife I beg of your Honour to Command her to show her Marriage Lines wherein you Will find what I say to be true. Which I pray you make known to his Excellency. Sir with great Respect I am your obedient Servant Felix Hare Prospect, January 22nd 1827.

Death

Felix's death certificate records him as 88 years old. His father is listed as '- O'Hare', father occupation not known, mother's maiden name not known. The informant was Felix O'Hare, son, at Hardwick, signed with his mark.