Charles Purkiss was born circa 1835 in Saffron Walden, Essex, England, United Kingdom and died 26 May 1903 Auburn, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Sophia Vidler (1839-1867) 8 September 1859 in Jamberoo, New South Wales, Australia.

He arrived in New South Wales on 13 April 1855 on the Rose of Sharon.


Offspring of Charles Purkiss and Sophia Vidler (1839-1867)
Name Birth Death Joined with
(stillborn male) Purkiss (1860-1860)
Elizabeth Ann Purkiss (1862-1884)
Edwin Charles Purkiss (1867-1868)
William H Purkiss (1864-1864)
Velena Caroline Purkiss (1865-1939) 1 April 1865 Berrima, New South Wales, Australia 11 August 1939 Brighton-Le-Sands, New South Wales, Australia Denis Thomas Kerin (1860-1934)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¶ Death
  • PURKISS.—May 26, at Auburn, N.S.W., Charles Purkiss, aged 67.
The Daily News, 20 June 1903, page 3 Edition: SECOND EDITION
§ Remains
  • PURKISS.—The Friends of Mr. CHARLES PURKISS (late of Eveleigh Workshop), are kindly invited to attend his Funeral, which will leave his late residence, Chisholm-road, Auburn, on THURSDAY MORNING, at 9 o'clock, for the Wesleyan Cemetery, Rookwood (by road).
Evening News, 27 May 1903, page 8