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Yvonne Webster The geneolgy of the Murphy family dictated by J. M. (James Martin) Murphy, a grandson of the pioneer to his granddaughter, Mattie Kanatzar at Clearwater, Kansas in 1913.

John Murphy, the head of the Murphy family in Kentucy was born in North Carolina about 1755 of Irish parentage. On account of the cruelties of a step father, he left his native mountains and vallies and never returned to them He was then about sixteen years old. He joined a company of adventures and set out for the then wilderness of Kentucky. After several weeks of great hardships and dangers from the then savage Indians, they finally arrived in what is now known as the bluegrass region of Kentucky. They were compelled to earn their living by hunting and trapping and all the time at the risk of their lives. He cast his fortune with Daniel Boone, Harod, Simon Kenton and others who entered the country seeking new homes. By this time there was enough in the group that they began to build forts and from settlements. But the Indians were still determined to destroy the "Pale Faces", as they called the white settlers and so they spared neither age or sex. Scenes of blood shed were almost a daily occurrence, and for the next twenty years, it was almost one continual scene of warfare of some kind. John Murphy participated in all of them as these were the ones that finally wrested Kentucky from the hands of the Indians. Some of the battles in which he participated at this time was --Bluelick on August 19, 1782, Chillicothe in 1779, Harmers defeat in September 1790, Arthur St Clair's defeat in November 1790. The Fallen Timbers on August 20, 1794. The troubles with the Indians being at an end in 1795, he then purchased a tract of land on Sugar Creek in Garrard County, one mile above its mouth. About this time he married Mary Yarber, who was born in Halifax County, Virginia, of Welch parents. He remained there for eight or ten years and then purchased a tract of land, one mile east of the mouth of Sugar Creek, which in 1913 and some years later was still occupied by some of his descendents and known as the old Murphy Farm. He spent the rest of his days, dying in 1826. He was laid to rest in what is known as the Old Murphy Cemetery on their farm. His wife died in 1866. Here he raised eleven children that lived to maturity and one, Calvin, died when a baby. The names of the twelve children are: Peggy, James, Elizabeth, Sarah, William, John, Brazilla, Harden, Lucy, Jane, Joseph and Calvin.
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Daryl Murphy A. Descendants of Phillip MURPHY and Mary MURPHY (nee LAMPORT) from the townland of East Bog near Mayglass, County Wexford, Ireland


Children of Phillip MURPHY and Mary MURPHY (nee LAMPORT)

The family tree starts with Phillip MURPHY who lived in County Wexford, Ireland. Phillip MURPHY was my great-great-great grandfather.

I have a ‘Birth and Baptismal Certificate’ for Dennis MURPHY showing his father, Phillip MURPHY, and his mother Mary MURPHY (nee LAMPORT ). The certificate is an extract from the Register of Baptisms of the combined parish Church of Mayglass and Ballymore, County Wexford. The certificate was provided to me on 29 Sep 1987 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP from Ballymore. It reads:

‘Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it Dennis MURPHY, Bog, Mayglass, was born on … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 3rd day of December 1812 in the Church of St Mary’s Ballymore by the Rev., ….

Parents Phillip MURPHY
Mary LAMPORT

Sponsors Patrick BROWN
Catherin FURLONG’

This is the only record I have of Phillip MURPHY. When I spoke by telephone to Father Doyle, he told me that the above baptism appears in the first few pages of the Baptism Register, that it is now in a dilapidated condition and that it is unlikely to have any earlier entries for the Phillip MURPHY family.

The only sibling of Dennis MURPHY that I know of is his brother, James MURPHY, born 23 Mar 1823.


Children of Dennis MURPHY and Jane Elizabeth MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK)

Dennis MURPHY and Jane Elizabeth WHEELOCK were my great-great grandparents.

I have a Certificate of Marriage for Dennis MURPHY and Jane WHEELOCK. The certificate is an extract from the Marriage Register of the Church of Mayglass, County Wexford, provided on 29 Sep 1987 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP. It reads:

‘Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass Diocese of Ferns

EXTRACT FROM THE MARRIAGE REGISTER

Dennis MURPHY and Jane WHEELICK [This should, in fact read, WHEELOCK ] were married in the Church of Mayglass (Chapel Ballymore) according to the Rite of the Catholic Church, on the 26th day of July 1839.

The witnesses were Dennis MEANY and Margaret DUGAN.’

I also have a ‘Birth and Baptismal Certificate’ for their son, William James MURPHY, being an extract from the Register of Baptisms of the combined parish Church of Mayglass and Ballymore, County Wexford. It was provided on 29 Sep 1987 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP at Ballymore. It reads:

‘Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it William James MURPHY, East Bog , Mayglass, was born on … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 14th day of November 1841 in the Church of Ballymore by the Rev., ….

Parents Dennis MURPHY
Jane WHEELICK

Sponsors James STAFFORD
Mary DILLON’

I have similar baptism certificates for Mary MURPHY (4 Jun 1843) and Philip Charles MURPHY (11 Apr 1845), a sister and brother of William James MURPHY respectively.

Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) and their children emigrated to Australia from, Ireland. The 'Shalimar', 1467 tons register, the ninth ship of the White Star line, left the Port of Liverpool on 22 November 1854 and was on its first voyage. It was under the command of captain Amos Robertson. The 'Shalimar' was a clipper ship. It accomplished the run 'in something under 76 days' (The 'Argus', Melbourne, Victoria, Friday 9 Feb 1855, page 4), arriving in Melbourne on 9 February 1855. Included in the shipping passenger list were Dennis MURPHY (35), Jane MURPHY (30), William MURPHY (13), Mary MURPHY (10), Philip MURPHY (7), James MURPHY (4), Jane MURPHY (infant) and Christopher JEFFARES (26).

Dennis and Jane MURPHY had one more child after their arrival in Victoria, Catherine MURPHY, but she died at 14 months on 6 Aug 1858 . Dennis and Jane MURPHY were living off Queensberry Street, North Melbourne at the time. Dennis’ occupation was a carter. Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) died at Lothian Street, Hotham at 58 years of age on 30 May 1878, some 23 years after her arrival in Victoria. The cause of her death was organic disease of liver and stomach ulceration. She is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery . Dennis MURPHY died at Woodstock, Shire of Epping, Victoria, on 18 Nov 1895 at 82 years of age. Dennis had been a cab proprietor and he had lived for 40 years in Victoria after his arrival from Ireland. His cause of death was heart disease and senile decay. The names of his parents were not known.

Dennis MURPHY, like his wife Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK), is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery in the Roman Catholic area . The following inscription appears on their tombstone:

‘Erected by
Mary O’Sullivan
In loving memory of her father
DENIS MURPHY
Native of Mayglass Co. Wexford Ireland
Who died 18.11.1895 Aged 80 years
Also her mother
JANE E. MURPHY
Who died 29 May 1878 Aged 58 years
Also her brother
JAMES
The beloved husband of
ANNIE MURPHY
Who died 3.4.1882 Aged 30 years
Also her sister
JANE E. MURPHY
Who died 19.2.1887 Aged 30 years
Requiescant in Pace’


As to the other children of Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK), the first son was William James MURPHY who was born about Nov 1841 (see his baptism certificate above). William MURPHY married Sarah HARRISON on 25 Apr 1865 at St Francis Church Melbourne. Sarah HARRISON was 19 years old. She was born c 1846 in Dalry, County Ayrshire Scotland to William HARRISON and Sarah HARRISON (nee DAVIDSON) . At 12 years of age, Sarah emigrated to Victoria from Scotland aboard the ‘Herald’ with her parents, brothers and sisters (Elizabeth (17), Letitia (15), John (8) and Thomas (5)) arriving in Geelong Victoria in June 1859 . Both William and Sarah resided at Hotham, North Melbourne. William’s occupation at the time was a cab man. Dennis’ occupation at that time was a farmer. The witnesses were Patrick MOYLAN and Catherine DUNN .

William James MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) had 9 children between 1865 and 1883 – see below for details.

Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) died at 38 years on 18 May 1884 at Woods Point, Victoria. The cause of death was ‘cancer of the breast mortification’, the duration of which was 1 year. The informant of Sarah’s death was her brother John HARRISON who, like his father (William HARRISON), was a miner at Woods Point . Sarah had spent 25 years in Victoria after her arrival from Scotland and is buried at Woods Point Cemetery.

After Sarah’s death in 1884, her husband, William James MURPHY, remarried. He married Annie DOYLE (nee RUSH) at the Catholic Church, Mansfield, Victoria on 31 Jan 1900. Annie DOYLE was the mother-in-law of William James MURPHY’s son, George Davidson MURPHY. Her first husband, Michael DOYLE, died circa 1896. William James MURPHY was 51 years old and Annie MURPHY (nee DOYLE/RUSH) was 41 years of age. William James MURPHY and Annie MURPHY (nee DOYLE/RUSH) resided at Woods Point at the time of their marriage. The witnesses were Henry Sylvester COULAN and E SMITH .

William James MURPHY died at 67 years of age at Woodstock, Shire of Epping, Victoria, on 17 July 1909. The cause of his death was chronic bronchitis, the duration of which was 2 years. His occupation was shown on his death certificate as a labourer. William had lived in Victoria for 55 years after emigrating from Ireland, with his parents in 1855. He is buried in the Epping Public Cemetery , Victoria. The Register of Burials for the Epping Cemetery, entry no 149 for 1909, shows the burial of William MURPHY on 20 Jul 1909, aged 67, late residence Woods Point, occupation miner, cause of death chronic bronchitis, denomination RC, with a note that he is ‘buried in grave with C. [Christopher] Jeffers (near O’Sullivan)’. Annie MURPHY (nee RUSH) died aged 70 in 1929 at Hawthorn Victoria .

The next daughter of Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) was Mary MURPHY who was baptised in the Church of Mayglass, County Wexford, on 4 Jun 1843. Her parents were living at East Bog. Mary MURPHY married Daniel O’Sullivan, a farmer in the Woodstock area, on 8 Jun 1865 at St Francis Church Melbourne. Daniel O'SULLIVAN was born circa 1830 in Dawes?, County Kerry, Ireland. Daniel was a widower, his first wife, Margaret (nee PURCELL) having died on 9 Jul 1864. Daniel and Margaret O’SULLIVAN had a son, Eugene, who died on 16 Jan 1864 aged 7 months.

After Daniel O'SULLIVAN married Mary MURPHY, they had no children. When Mary O'SULLIVAN’s sister in law, Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), died on 18 May 1884, Mary took 4 of the 9 children of William James MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) - namely, Letitia ‘Isabella’ MURPHY, Sarah Elizabeth MURPHY, James Paden MURPHY and Denis Patrick/Andrew MURPHY - to Woodstock to help her brother raise them.

It seems that Mary O'SULLIVAN (nee MURPHY) was somewhat of a matriarch in the family. Not only did she help her brother raise some of his children but also she erected tombstones on her parents' grave (see inscription above) and on her husband's grave.

Daniel O’SULLIVAN died on 6 Jul 1900. The inscription on his tombstone in the Epping Public Cemetery reads:

'Erected by
MARY O'SULLIVAN
in loving memory of her husband
DANIEL O'SULLIVAN
Native of Dawes? County Kerry Ireland
who died 6 July 1900 aged 80 years
Also of his wife
MARGARET
who died 9 July 1864 aged 24 years
and of their son
EUGENE
who died 16 January 1864 aged 7 months
Also of his beloved mother
JOHANNAH
who died 24 September 1883 aged 99 years'.

Mary O’SULLIVAN (nee MURPHY) died on 7 Aug 1936 at Woodstock at 91 years of age. The cause of her death was senile decay and heart failure . She is buried in the Epping Public Cemetery with her nephew, James Paden MURPHY, who died unmarried, aged 84 years, on 7 Jun 1963.

The next son of Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) was Philip Charles MURPHY who was baptised at the Church of Mayglass, Wexford, on 11 Apr 1845. Philip Charles was 9 years of age when he emigrated with his parents and arrived in Melbourne on 9 Feb 1855. He is the mystery person in the family, in that I am having all sorts of trouble finding what happened to him. I have no record of his marriage or death! I would love some help in researching Philip Charles MURPHY.

The next son of Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) was James MURPHY who was born in County Wexford Ireland circa 1852. James was about 4 years of age when he emigrated with his parents and arrived in Melbourne on 9 Feb 1855. James married Annie HAGAN at St Mary’s, West Melbourne, on 13 Dec 1881. He was 29 years old and a cab driver residing in Hotham. Annie HAGAN was 26 years old and a machinist who also resided in Hotham. She was born in Donegal, Ireland, to John HAGAN and Maria HAGAN (nee MCFARLANE). The witnesses to the marriage were Christopher JEFFERS and Rebecca HAGAN . James died shortly after his marriage. He was 30 years old when, on 3 Apr 1882, he died at Lothian Street Hotham. The cause of his death was contrived (?) fever and abscess of liver. The only child of James MURPHY and Annie MURPHY (nee HAGAN) was Mary Louie MURPHY who was only about 3 months old when her father died . Mary Louie MURPHY was born at Curzon Street, Hotham, on 28 Dec 1881 . Annie MURPHY (nee HAGAN) died aged 55 in 1909 at Hotham West, Victoria. Mary Louie MURPHY married Albert Waters LEEMING in 1909 in North Melbourne. They had three children, Albert Roy (born 1910), Lorraine Patricia (born 1913) and Derham Brian (born 1917). Mary Louie LEEMING (nee MURPHY) died aged 69 in 1951 at East Brighton, Victoria.

The next daughter of Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) was Jane Elizabeth MURPHY who was born in County Wexford, Ireland circa 1854. Jane MURPHY was an infant when she emigrated with her parents and arrived in Melbourne on 9 Feb 1855. She never married. Jane died at 33 years at Lothian Street, Hotham on 20 Feb 1887. The cause of her death was venal disease and hepatic disease. She is buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery .

The final child of Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) was Catherine MURPHY. As mentioned above, she was born in Victoria but she died at 14 months on 6 Aug 1858. Her death certificate does not record where she is buried .


Children of William James MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON)

William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) were my great-grandparents.

The children of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) start with Sarah Jane MURPHY who was born on 13 Nov 1865 at 28 Lothian Street, North Melbourne. Her mother, Sarah MURPHY’s (nee HARRISON) birthplace was shown on the birth certificate as Delroy (which apparently should be ‘Dalry’) Scotland. William was a cab man . Sarah Jane MURPHY died aged 1 year on 25 Jan 1867 of rentition? diarrhoea at Curzon Street, Hotham, and is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery. William was still a cab owner .

William James MURPHY, the first son of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born 11 Aug 1867 at Abbotsford Street, Hotham, Victoria. His mother, Sarah MURPHY’s (nee HARRISON) birthplace was shown as Ardrossan, Scotland. William, his father, was a cab driver . William MURPHY married Julia Ann LEADER in 1891 at Jamieson, Victoria . William MURPHY died on 12 Jun 1945 at Bairnsdale, Victoria, aged 78 years from chronic myocardial degeneration. His death certificate states that he had no children. He is buried in the Bairnsdale Cemetery . Julia MURPHY (nee LEADER) was born in 1866 . She died in 1944 at 79 years of age at South Melbourne .

John Harrison MURPHY, the second son of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born on 26 May 1869 at Curzon Street, Hotham. The occupation of his father, William MURPHY, was then a miner. His mother, Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) was living at Hotham . John Harrison MURPHY married Sarah COOK, daughter of Thomas COOK and Eliza COOK (nee LAMB), at Walhalla, Victoria, on 25 Dec 1894. The witnesses were Margaret E VAUX and Thomas HAIG . Sarah COOK was born at Wandiligong, Victoria, on 17 Jun 1875 . John Harrison MURPHY was a miner at Walhalla. William MURPHY and Thomas COOK were also miners at the time. John Harrison MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee COOK) had 5 children, namely, John George Harrison MURPHY (born 1895, married Ada Veronica McCARTHY and died 1961), Thomas MURPHY (born 1897 and died 1957), William James MURPHY (born 1899, married Caroline Alice TUPPER and died 22 Feb 1962), Sarah MURPHY (born 3 Nov 1901 at Walhalla) and Lester Allen MURPHY (born 14 Feb 1908). John Harrison MURPHY was still a miner at Walhalla as at 3 Nov 1901 but his occupation on 14 Feb 1908 was a labourer in Traralgon, Gippsland, Victoria. John Harrison MURPHY died on 17 Jan 1912 at Traralgon aged 42 years. The cause of his death was chronic pulmonary tuberculosis and exhaustion. He is buried in the Traralgon Cemetery . Sarah MURPHY (nee COOK) died on 12 Jul 1950 at 10 Adler Grove, Merlynston, Victoria, aged 74 years. The cause of her death was myocardial degeneration and arteriosclerosis. She is buried at Fawkner Cemetery .

Mary Jane MURPHY, the second daughter of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born on 26 Jul 1871 at Woods Point, Victoria. Mary Jane was known at times as ‘Fanny’. Her father, William MURPHY, was a miner at Woods Point. Her mother, Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON) was by then also living at Woods Point. Sarah’s mother, Mrs HARRISON, attended the birth . Mary Jane MURPHY married Michael Patrick CASEY (son of William CASEY and Isabella CASEY (nee DEVITT) who arrived in Melbourne aboard the ‘Eastern Empire’ on 11 Jun 1863) on 15 Sep 1896 at St Mary’s Catholic Church, Colac, Victoria. Mary Jane was 22 years old and Michael CASEY was a 25 year old farmer who was born at Ondit, Victoria, on 19 Mar 1871. The witnesses were Robert John CASEY, Mary TROY and Mary MORRISSY. Michael’s father, William CASEY, was a farmer and Mary Jane’s father, William MURPHY, was a miner at the time . Mary CASEY (nee MURPHY) and Michael CASEY had 5 children, namely, William James CASEY (born 1898 at Warrion, Victoria, and died 1974), Mary Theresa CASEY (born 1899 at Warrion and died 1987), Eileen Isabella CASEY (born 1901 at Beeac), Elizabeth May CASEY (born 1905 and died 1993) and Francis Joseph ‘Frank’ CASEY (born 1908 and died 1991). Michael CASEY died at 80 years of age on 26 Nov 1951 at Cobden, Victoria, and is buried in the Cobden Cemetery. His occupation on his death certificate is a retired carrier. The cause of Michael’s death was carcinoma of the stomach . Mary CASEY (nee MURPHY) died, aged 86 years, on 21 Aug 1957 at Cobden and is buried at Camperdown, Victoria. The cause of her death was cardiac (myocardial) failure and arterio sclerosis with hypertension .

Letitia ‘Isabella’ MURPHY, the third daughter of William James and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born on 9 Nov 1873 at Woods Point, Victoria. Her parents were living at Woods Point where her father was a miner. Sarah MURPHY’s (nee HARRISON) mother, Mrs HARRISON, attended the birth . Isabella MURPHY married Thomas O’Connor (son of Thomas O’Connor, miner, and Margaret O’Connor (nee KERLEY) born in Bendigo, Victoria, circa 1869) on 5 Oct 1896 at St Mary’s Roman Catholic Church, West Melbourne. The residence of Thomas O’CONNOR was Western Australia and Isabella O’Connor (nee MURPHY) lived at Walhalla, Gippsland, Victoria . Isabella O’CONNOR (nee MURPHY) and Thomas O’CONNOR had 5 children, namely, Letitia (deceased), Michael (deceased), Mary Isabella (born circa 1903, married Vivian Reynolds WORRALL 1941 and died 26 Aug 1982 without any children ), Kathleen Margaret (born circa 1909 and married a FLYNN) and Eileen Elizabeth (born circa 1912). Thomas O’CONNOR, who had been an engine driver, died 26 Feb 1932 at 18 Barrow Street, Brunswick, Victoria, aged 61. The cause of his death was chronic nephritis, uraemia and cardiac failure. Thomas O’CONNOR is buried at Fawkner Cemetery . Isabella O’CONNOR (nee MURPHY) lived 3 years in Western Australia and 93 years in Victoria. She died aged 96 years on 30 Mar 1969 at 25 McCracken Street, Essendon, Victoria. The cause of her death was cerebral thrombosis and generalised arteriosclerosis. She is buried at Fawkner Cemetery .

Sarah Elizabeth MURPHY, the fourth daughter son of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born on 29 Sep 1875 at Woods Point, Victoria. Her parents were living at Woods Point where her father was a miner. Sarah MURPHY’s (nee HARRISON) mother, Mrs HARRISON, attended the birth. No doctor attended . Sarah Elizabeth is better known as Elizabeth Jane MURPHY , or just ‘Lizzie’. She married Bernard CORRIGAN (born in Bendigo, the son of Thomas CORRIGAN, police constable, and Elizabeth CORRIGAN (nee CLEARY) on 23 Oct 1907 at the Coburg Catholic Church. Bernard CORRIGAN was a farmer aged 37 and Lizzie was 32 years of age. They both resided at Woodstock, Victoria, at the time. Patrick CORRIGAN and Christina BARRY witnessed their marriage . Elizabeth Jane CORRIGAN (nee MURPHY) and Bernard CORRIGAN had 2 children, namely, Mary Veronica ‘Mollie’ CORRIGAN (born circa 1909 and married Albert Henry LEHMANN) and Monica Eileen ‘Eily’ CORRIGAN (born 1911 at Woodstock and married Edward PRATT). Bernard CORRIGAN died aged 50 years on 14 Mar 1921 at Woodstock from nephritis and heart failure. He is buried at the Epping Public Cemetery . Elizabeth Jane CORRIGAN (nee MURPHY) died at Kew, Victoria, on 16 Mar 1968. The multiple causes of her death were bronchopneumonia, cerebrovascular accident, cerebral arteriosclerosis and carcinoma of breast with cerebral secondaries. Her daughter, Mollie LEHMANN (nee CORRIGAN), was the informant according to the death certificate. Elizabeth Jane CORRIGAN (nee MURPHY) is buried with her husband at the Epping Public Cemetery . Albert Henry LEHMANN died in Oct 2002 .

Kevin Francis LEHMANN (born 1945) was the only son of Albert Henry LEHMANN and Mollie LEHMANN (nee CORRIGAN). Kevin LEHMANN married Margaret GRACEY (born 23 Aug 1947) and they had 3 girls, Sally (born 1973), Bettina (born 1975) and Claire (born 1978). Sally LEHMANN married Andrew JACOBS (born 28 Jul 1974) on 17 Feb 2001 and Bettina LEHMANN married Anthony LEJOVIC (born 17 Oct 1974) on 4 May 2002.

Edward PRATT and Monica PRATT (nee CORRIGAN) were married on 22 May 1937 and they had 2 daughters, Margaret Joan PRATT (born 29 Dec 1937) and Maureen Ann PRATT (born 1942). Margaret PRATT married John Edward HAGGER (born 26 May 1938) on 17 Dec 1960. Their children are Paul Edward HAGGER (born 1961), Leanne Elizabeth HAGGER (born 1964) and Nicole Louise HAGGER (born 1967). Margaret Joan HAGGER (nee PRATT) died on 4 Jun 1977). Maureen Ann Pratt married Norman Patrick TYRRELL (born 29 Dec 1935) on 3 Nov 1965. Their children are David Matthew TYRRELL (born 1967), Michael Anthony TYRRELL (born 1969), Fiona Mary TYRRELL (born 1973) and Matthew James TYRRELL (born 1976).

James Paden MURPHY, the third son of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born on 28 Dec 1877 at Woods Point, Victoria. His parents were living at Woods Point where his father was a miner. Sarah MURPHY’s (nee HARRISON) mother, Mrs HARRISON, attended the birth. No doctor attended . James Paden MURPHY is also known as James Joseph MURPHY . James Paden MURPHY never married. His occupation was a farm worker. He died aged 84 on 7 Jun 1963 at Fitzroy, Victoria, but his usual place of residence was Howard Street, Epping. The multiple causes of his death were acute pulmonary oedema, myocardial ischaemia, generalised atherosclerosis, benign prostatomegaly and glaucoma. He is buried in the Epping Public Cemetery. His death certificate incorrectly states that he was born at Walhalla, Victoria .

George Davidson MURPHY, the fourth son of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born on 1 Apr 1880 at Woods Point, Victoria. His parents were living at Woods Point where his father was a miner. Sarah MURPHY’s (nee HARRISON) mother, Mrs HARRISON, attended the birth. No doctor attended . George Davidson MURPHY was also known at times as George Joseph MURPHY . George Davidson MURPHY married Anne Veronica DOYLE (born at Woods Point 5 Apr 1884 to Michael DOYLE, blacksmith, and Anne Doyle (nee RUSH)) on 4 Jul 1914 at the Carmelite Church Middle Park. George Davidson MURPHY was a gas works stoker or labourer aged 34 who lived at 34 Moubray Street, Albert Park, Victoria. Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) was a domestic aged 30 whose address then was 34 Moubray Street, Albert Park, Victoria but her usual address was 29 Merton Street, Albert Park. The witnesses were Charles Roger BACKHOUSE and Elizabeth BACKHOUSE . George Davidson MURPHY and Anne MURPHY (nee DOYLE) had 7 children including twin boys, George ‘Lionel’ MURPHY (born 1914) and Thomas ‘Leister’ MURPHY (born 1914). The other children were Ann ‘Nancy’ MURPHY (born 1916), William John Mannix MURPHY (born Apr 1918 and died 6 May 1918), Francis James MURPHY (born 1919 and died 1919), Colin Doyle MURPHY (born 1920) and Kevin Daniel MURPHY (born 1925). George Davidson MURPHY lived at 234 Richardson Street, Middle Park, Victoria . He died on 1 Sep 1933, aged 53, at the Alfred Hospital, Prahran, Victoria. The cause of his death was bilateral bronchopneumonia and myocardial failure. He was buried at Fawkner Cemetery on 2 Sep 1933 . Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) died, aged 66, on 25 May 1950 at Prince Henry’s Hospital, South Melbourne. Her usual residence was 234 Richardson Street, Middle Park. The cause of her death was bronchopneumonia, peritonitis and carcinoma of caecum. Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) was buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery on 27 May 1950 .

Denis Andrew MURPHY, the fifth son of William MURPHY and Sarah MURPHY (nee HARRISON), was born 1882 at Woods Point, Victoria. Denis Andrew MURPHY was also known at times as Denis Patrick MURPHY . Denis MURPHY married Catherine Cecily RYAN (born 1886 to Thomas Patrick RYAN and Mary O’CONNOR at Woodstock) on 12 Sep 1917 at Sts Peter and Paul’s Church, Epping. Denis MURPHY was a farmer, aged 35, and Catherine MURPHY’s (nee RYAN) occupation was home duties. She was 30 years of age. Their usual residence was Woodstock. The witnesses were James MURPHY and Margaret RYAN . Denis MURPHY and Catherine MURPHY (nee RYAN) had 3 children, namely, Thomas William MURPHY (born 24 Dec 1918 and married Ellen Mary Mc PHERSON on 15 Feb 1947), Cecily ‘Kitty’ MURPHY (born 17 Apr 1920) and Alice MURPHY (born 15 Aug 1921 and died 25 Jun 2003, unmarried). Denis Patrick MURPHY died, aged 70, on 1 Jul 1953 at Eden Park via Whittlesea, Victoria. The cause of his death was organic heart failure and some infection probably rheumatic. Denis MURPHY is buried at the Epping Public Cemetery . Catherine MURPHY (nee RYAN) died in 1968, aged 82 . She is buried with her husband, Denis MURPHY, at the Epping Cemetery.

Thomas MURPHY and Ellen MURPHY (nee McPHERSON) had 2 children, Eileen Mary MURPHY (born 2 Jul 1952) and Thomas Patrick MURPHY (born 15 Oct 1957). Eileen MURPHY married Michael CONROY (born 24 Nov 1954) on 19 Jan 1985. They have 2 children, Sean Michael CONROY (1986) and Erin Margaret CONROY (1988). Thomas Patrick MURPHY married Kerrie Ann GOODWIN (born 2 Nov 1958) on 10 Oct 1981. They had 4 children, Adam Lawrence (1982), Jessica Ann (1985), Daniel Denis (1988) and Jason Thomas (1990).

Cecily ‘Kitty’ MURPHY married Jack SIMPSON (born 30 May 1918) on 12 Sep 1942 and they had 2 children, John Francis SIMPSON (1943) and Pamela Mary SIMPSON (1945). John SIMPSON married Pauline DILLON (born 24 Jan 1946) and they have 4 children, Geraldine SIMPSON(1968), Marita SIMPSON (1970), Richard SIMPSON (1973) and Joanne SIMPSON (1974). John SIMPSON and Pauline SIMPSON (nee DILLON) live at Corowa, New South Wales. Pamela SIMPSON married Ron LAFFAN (born 20 May 1941) on 13 Apr 1969 and they have 2 children, Rebecca LAFFAN (born 27 Feb 1971) and Clare LAFFAN (1974). Rebecca LAFFAN married D’Arcy LE CLAIRE on 29 Mar 2003. Pamela LAFFAN (nee SIMPSON) and Ron LAFFAN live at Wallan, Victoria. Jack SIMPSON, 85 years, lives with them.


Children of George Davidson MURPHY and Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE)

George Davidson MURPHY and Anne MURPHY (nee DOYLE) were my grandparents.

The first two children of George Davidson MURPHY and Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) were twin boys, George ‘Lionel’ MURPHY and Thomas ‘Leister’ MURPHY.

George ‘Lionel’ MURPHY was born on 1 Dec 1914 at 178 Richardson Street, Albert Park, Victoria. His birth certificate states that he is the ‘elder of twins’ . He was more commonly known as Lionel than George. Lionel MURPHY was a timber worker who worked in sawmills mainly in Cabbage Tree Creek, Gippsland, Victoria (on 2 different occasions) and in Brooklyn, Victoria. He also worked in Darwin for 3 years in timber forests. His principal role in the sawmill was as a tallyman. Lionel MURPHY did some mining in his early working life. Lionel MURPHY aged 21 married Margaret May POWELL (daughter of Thomas James POWELL, engine driver, and Beatrice Lillian POWELL (nee GLADMAN), a dressmaker, who was born at Carlton, Victoria, on 15 Jan 1913), aged 22, on 13 Jul 1935. They were married at St Ambrose’s Church, Brunswick, Victoria. Their usual residence was 60 Hope Street, Brunswick. The witnesses were Margaret’s brother, Francis James POWELL and Margaret Mary GORDON . Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) had 10 children (Colin Patrick MURPHY (born 1 May 1936 died 23 Nov 1936), Lawrence John MURPHY (born 1937), Margaret Beatrice Ann MURPHY (born 20 May 1939 died 20 May 1939), Lionel George MURPHY (born 1940), Robert ‘Leslie’ MURPHY (born 1942), Gregory Thomas MURPHY (born 1945), Daryl Francis MURPHY (born 1947), Kevin Daniel MURPHY (born 1950), Grant Joseph Daly MURPHY (born 1952) and Peter Gerard MURPHY (born 1957). Lionel MURPHY died, aged 61, on 26 Oct 1976 at Dandenong Hospital, Victoria. Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) resided at 15 Ross Street, Dandenong. The cause of his death was chronic congestive cardiac failure and chronic obstructive airways disease. He is buried at Fawkner Cemetery . Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) died 27 Feb 2000, aged 87, at Footscray General Hospital. She is buried with her husband, and first son (Colin Patrick), at Fawkner Cemetery.

Thomas ‘Leister’ MURPHY was born on 1 Dec 1914 at 178 Richardson Street, Albert Park, Victoria. He is the younger of the twins. He was more commonly known as Leister than Thomas. Leister MURPHY was a bar steward. Leister MURPHY married Honora Ellen ‘Nellie’ RAINFORD (born on 15 Jul 1923 at Morwell, Victoria, to William John RAINFORD and Ellen Louisa Florence RAINFORD (nee NEATE)) on 28 Apr 1945 at St Kilda, Victoria. Leister MURPHY and Nellie MURPHY (nee RAINFORD) had 3 children, namely, Helen Therese MURPHY (born 1946), Dennis Leister MURPHY (born 8 Nov 1948 and died 21 Jul 1963) and Joan Ann MURPHY (born 1950)). Leister MURPHY died, aged 75, on 18 Nov 1989 and is buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery. Nellie MURPHY (nee RAINFORD) divorced Leister MURPHY and married Arthur James COTTER on 19 Oct 1970 in the Wesley Church Melbourne. After Arthur’s death, Nellie married Tony MANDILE and she lives on the Gold Coast in Queensland.

The only daughter of George Davidson MURPHY and Anne MURPHY (nee DOYLE), Ann ‘Nancy’ MURPHY, was born on 3 Apr 1916 at South Melbourne, Victoria. Nancy MURPHY married Roy COX (born on 27 Jul 1909 at Corowa, Victoria) on 18 Oct 1941. Nancy COX (nee MURPHY) and Roy COX had 2 children, namely, Elaine COX (born 1942) and Denise COX (born 1944). Denise Cox married Allan John LEUNG (born 19 Jun 1944) on 9 Jan 1971 and they have 2 daughters, Vanessa Marie (1975) and Simone Elizabeth (1978). Vanessa married Gary WHITE (born 4 Jan 1966) on 3 Nov 2001. Roy COX died, aged 82, on 29 Dec 1991 at Albert Park Victoria. He is buried at the Necropolis, Springvale Cemetery, Victoria. Nancy COX (nee MURPHY) died, aged 82, on 27 Sep 1998 at Caulfield, Victoria. She is also buried at the Necropolis, Springvale Cemetery.

George Davidson MURPHY and Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) then had 2 boys both of whom died at an early age. William John Mannix MURPHY was born Apr 1918 and died 6 May 1918) and Francis James MURPHY was born and died in 1919.

The next child of George Davidson MURPHY and Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) was Colin Doyle MURPHY (born 12 Oct 1920). Colin Doyle MURPHY was also known as Colin Patrick MURPHY. Colin MURPHY married Maisie DEGINHARDT (born 6 Aug 1923 to Alfred Edward DEGINHARDT and May Louise DEGINHARDT (nee RIPPER)) on 22 Apr 1948 at the Mt Carmel Catholic Church in Middle Park, Victoria. Colin MURPHY was a glazier. Colin MURPHY and Maisie MURPHY (nee DEGINHARDT) had 3 children Terrence Michael MURPHY (born 1949), Colin ‘John’ Patrick MURPHY (born 1952) and Sharon Louise MURPHY (born 1962). Terry MURPHY married Bev MALCOLM and they have 2 children, Trevor MURPHY (1968) and Leigh MURPHY (1971). John MURPHY married Helen Ann PILBEAM (born 19 Nov 1953) on 30 Jun 1973. They have 3 children, Glen (1973), Leonie (1977) and Briony (1980). Sharon MURPHY married Steve PATRICK. Colin MURPHY died, aged 49, on 23 Oct 1969 and Maisie died, aged 79, in Mar 2003.

The final child of George Davidson MURPHY and Anne Veronica MURPHY (nee DOYLE) is Kevin Daniel MURPHY. He was born 19 Jan 1925 at Albert Park, Victoria. Kevin married Aileen Patricia SCHULTZ (born 24 Nov 1929 at Wodonga, Victoria) on 25 Jan 1958. Kevin MURPHY and Aileen MURPHY (nee SCHULTZ) have 2 children, namely, Gerard MURPHY (born 1958) and Ann MURPHY (born 1960). Gerard MURPHY married Bernadette Ann EGAN (born 20 Aug 1958) on 12 Jan 1983 and they have 4 children, Bridget Marie (1984), Patrick Daniel (1986), Thomas Edward (1988) and Kathleen Mary (1994). Ann MURPHY married Warren John HOLST (born 19 Sep 1960) on 17 Dec 1989. They have 3 children, Clare Ann (1989), Elizabeth Megan (1991) and Michael Joel (1996).


Children of George ‘Lionel’ MURPHY and Margaret May MURPHY (nee POWELL)

George ‘Lionel’ MURPHY and Margaret May MURPHY (nee POWELL) were my parents.

The first son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) was Colin Patrick MURPHY. He was born on 1 May 1936 in Melbourne, Victoria, and died on 23 Nov 1936. He is buried with his parents at Fawkner Cemetery.

The eldest living son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Lawrence John MURPHY. He was born on 12 Oct 1937. Lawrence MURPHY – at times known as ‘Laurie’ - was a semi-trailer driver, initially carting goods interstate but, later in his working career, within Victoria (and mainly in the Melbourne metropolitan area). He retired in October 2002. Lawrence MURPHY married Patricia EGAN (born 7 Jul 1938 to William EGAN and Ellen Celia EGAN (nee TRACEY)) on 13 Oct 1956 at St Fidelis Catholic Church, Coburg, Victoria. They have 3 children, namely, Colin John MURPHY (born 1957), Stephen Lawrence MURPHY (born 1959) and Leslie Robert MURPHY (born 1960). Lawrence MURPHY and Patricia MURPHY (nee EGAN) live at Craigieburn, Victoria 3064. Colin MURPHY, like his father, is a semi-trailer transport driver. He had 2 children with Jenny WALKER, namely, Kelly (1984) and Adam (1986) before marrying Jackie WRIGHT. Colin MURPHY and Jackie MURPHY (nee WRIGHT) had 3 children, Catherine (1989), Maryanne (1990) and David (1992). Colin Murphy and Jackie MURPHY (nee WRIGHT) were then divorced and Colin lives with Janette WALSH at Craigieburn, Victoria. Stephen MURPHY, like his father, is also a semi-trailer transport driver. He married Leanne WILSON (born 16 Aug 1960) on 21 Feb 1981 and they have 3 children, Jarryd Michael (1987), Tristen (1988) and Trent Ashley (1992). They live at Sunbury, Victoria. Leslie MURPHY, an aircraft mechanic, married Mandy OLIVER (born 14 Aug 1963) on 12 Jan 1984. They have 3 children, Danica Jane (1990) and twin boys (born in 1992) Dylan James and Kane Lawrence. They also live at Sunbury, Victoria.

The only daughter of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) was Beatrice Margaret Ann MURPHY. She was born on 20 May 1939 but unfortunately died the same day.

The next son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Lionel George MURPHY. He was born on 11 Nov 1940. Lionel George MURPHY is better known in the family as ‘Lonnie’. Lonnie MURPHY is a qualified cabinet-maker by trade. He is a registered builder working in the Brisbane metropolitan area who specialises in architect-designed homes and home renovations. He built the Raun Raun Theatre at Goroka in the highlands of Papua New Guinea. Lonnie MURPHY married twice ((to Dianne ELDERFIELD and then to Pamela YOUNG) but each ended in divorce. He now lives with Wendy HARLEY at Chelmer, Queensland 4068. He has never had any children.

The next son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Robert ‘Leslie’ MURPHY. He was born on 19 Jul 1942 at the Queen Victoria Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria. Robert ‘Leslie’ MURPHY is better known in the family as ‘Les’. Les MURPHY was initially a jockey in Victoria. More recently he has worked in the commercial field, mainly as a bookkeeper. He married Patricia PATON (born 22 Oct 1944 to Jack PATON and Joan PATON (nee PILKINGTON?)) on 13 Jan 1962 at St Brendan’s Catholic Church, Flemington, Victoria. Les MURPHY and Patricia MURPHY (nee PATON) have 3 children, namely, Karen Lee MURPHY (born 1962), Mandy Therese MURPHY (born 1964) and Shaun Andrew MURPHY (born 1971). Mandy MURPHY married Peter ARGUS (born 2 Nov 1962) on 7 Jan 1984. Shaun MURPHY married Tanya BOTTERELL (born May 1971) on 3 Oct 1998. They have 2 children, Darcy James (2001) and Brydie (2003). Les MURPHY and Patricia MURPHY (nee PATON) live at East Keilor, Victoria 3033.

The next son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Dr Gregory Thomas MURPHY. He was born on 4 May 1945. Gregory (‘Greg’) MURPHY was educated at St Patrick’s College, Sale, Victoria. He completed an Arts degree and a Diploma of Education at Melbourne University. The title ‘Dr’ arises because Greg MURPHY was later awarded a Doctor of Philosophy. He started his working career as a secondary school teacher. More recently he has been working for the University of Papua New Guinea in Madang as a Senior Lecturer. Greg MURPHY was the founding director of the Raun Raun Theatre in Papua New Guinea. He takes a particularly keen interest in PNG culture in all its forms. Greg MURPHY has never married. He lives with a PNG family (which he has adopted) in Madang, Papua New Guinea.

The next son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is myself, Daryl Francis MURPHY. I was born on 18 Feb 1947. I was educated at St Patrick’s College, Sale, Victoria, matriculating in 1963. I started work in the Australian Taxation Office in Jan 1964. I gained qualifications in accountancy and law by part-time studies. I was awarded a Certified Practising Accountant certificate in Melbourne and a law degree from the Australian National University in Canberra. I retired in Feb 2002 after 38 years public service as a tax collector. I married Maureen Therese KELLY (born 20 Jul 1946 to James Andrew KELLY, farmer at Watchupga, Victoria, and Mary Agnes KELLY (nee DORAN)) on 30 Jan 1971 at St Thomas Aquinas Church, South Yarra. We have had 5 children, namely, Brenton Phillip MURPHY (born 17 Nov 1971), Bevan James MURPHY (born 9 Nov 1973), Damon William MURPHY (born stillborn on 9 Nov 1977), Sarah Louise MURPHY (born 31 Jun 1980) and Celia Therese Agnes MURPHY (born 25 Jul 1982). Maureen and I moved from Melbourne to Canberra after our marriage in 1971 and from Canberra to Brisbane in Jan 1994. We live at 25 Kensington Place, Wishart, Queensland 4122. Brenton MURPHY married Sophie Louise CARTWRIGHT (born 2 Jun 1971) on 3 Mar 2001. They live in Canberra with their son, Jude Ryan MURPHY, born 24 Oct 2003. Bevan MURPHY married Dr Kristina (‘Tina’) Lee TRYNES (born 27 Nov 1973) on 26 Feb 2000.

The next son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Kevin Daniel MURPHY. He was born on 29 May 1950. Kevin MURPHY was educated at Footscray Technical College and Maribyrnong High School, Victoria. He completed an Economics degree at Monash University. He started his working career as a secondary school teacher. More recently, he has been working in the oil industry. Kevin MURPHY married Mary TZIANTZIS (born 27 Nov 1949 to Peter and Anna TZIANTZIS) on 10 Jul 1971. Kevin MURPHY and Mary MURPHY (nee TZIANTZIS) have 2 children, namely, Claire MURPHY (born 12 May 1978) and Daniel MURPHY (born 12 May 1980). They live at Strathmore, Victoria 3041.

The next son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Grant Joseph MURPHY. He was born on 3 Mar 1952 in Darwin NT. Grant MURPHY was educated at Footscray Technical College, Victoria. Grant MURPHY’s working career has been in the Australian Taxation Office. Grant MURPHY married Gaye STAFFORD-BUSH (born 7 Nov 1956 in New Zealand) on 7 Feb 1981 at Carlton, Victoria. Grant MURPHY and Gaye MURPHY (nee STAFFORD-BUSH) have 3 children. They are Jane Lesley MURPHY (born 1 Aug 1984), David MURPHY (born 2 Oct 1986) and Rachel Emily MURPHY (born 1 Apr 1991). Jane and Rachel were born in the Republic of Seychelles and David was born at Townsville, Queensland. Grant MURPHY and Gaye MURPHY (nee STAFFORD-BUSH) live at Corinda, Queensland 4075.

The final son of Lionel MURPHY and Margaret MURPHY (nee POWELL) is Peter Gerard MURPHY. He was born on 10 Jul 1957. Peter MURPHY’s working career has been with Jayco Caravans at Dandenong, Victoria where he is now the General Manager. Peter MURPHY married Heather MILES (born 19 Jul 1961 to Wes and Joyce MILES) on 26 Feb 1982. Peter MURPHY and Heather MURPHY (nee MILES) have no children. They live at Abbotsford, Victoria 3067.



Daryl Francis Murphy
As at 10 March 2006
Queensland
Australia

B. MURPHYs of County Wexford

Dennis MURPHY was Daryl MURPHY’s great great grandfather. He was the son of Phillip MURPHY and Mary LAMPORT. Dennis MURPHY was born c 1812 in County Wexford, Ireland, and was baptised on 3 December 1812 at St Mary’s Catholic Church for the combined parishes of Mayglass and Ballymore, Diocese of Ferns, Barony of Forth, County Wexford.

[source: a 'Birth and Baptismal Certificate' being an extract from the Register of Baptisms of the combined parish Church of Mayglass and Ballymore, County Wexford. The certificate was provided to me on 29 Sep 1987 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP from Ballymore. It reads:

'Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it Dennis MURPHY, Bog, Mayglass, was born on … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 3rd day of December 1812 in the Church of St Mary's Ballymore by the Rev., ….

Parents : Phillip MURPHY
Mary LAMPORT

Sponsors: Patrick BROWN
Catherin FURLONG].

Dennis had at least one brother, James MURPHY, and possibly another brother, Walter MURPHY.

James MURPHY was baptised on 23 March 1823 at the Mayglass Catholic Church.

[source: a 'Birth and Baptismal Certificate' being an extract from the Register of Baptisms of the combined parish Church of Mayglass and Ballymore, County Wexford. The certificate was provided to me on 22 July2003 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP from Ballymore. It reads:

‘Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass Diocese of Ferns

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it James MURPHY was born on the … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on the 23rd day of March 1823 in the Church of Mayglass by the Rev., ….

Parents : Philip MURPHY
Mary LAMBERT

Sponsors: William LAMBERT
Johanna FURLONG].

Walter MURPHY was born c 1822 in County Wexford and died 29 May 1855 at Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

[sources: The Irish Family History Federation's Central Signposting Index records a birth/baptism for Walter MURPHY in County Wexford in 1822 [[external link]]. Other Walter MURPHY entries appear for 1820 and 1821.

Like Dennis MURPHY, Walter MURPHY was listed as a passenger on the clipper ship 'Shalimar' on its arrival in February 1855 in Melbourne. His age was shown as 30 years. Walter may have accompanied Dennis MURPHY - who emigrated from Mayglass, County Wexford, Ireland, with his spouse, Jane Elizabeth MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK), and family on the 'Shalimar'.

Unfortunately, Walter died only 3 months after his arrival in Australia from febris pneumonia.

What, if any, relationship existed between Walter MURPHY and my MURPHY ancestors is uncertain but he may have been another son of Phillip MURPHY and Mary LAMPORT. He was born in Wexford, Ireland, in or about 1823, according to his death certificate. He may have been a brother of James MURPHY and Dennis MURPHY.

The informant on Walter MURPHY's death certificate, Philip WILSON, was not a family member].

Dennis MURPHY married Jane Elizabeth WHEELOCK (b c1816 Ballybeg, Killinick, chrsd 20 August 1816, Tacumshane (Protestant) Church – d 30 May 1878, Melbourne, Victoria) on 26 July 1839 at the Mayglass Catholic Church.

[source: a Certificate of Marriage being an extract from the Marriage Register of the Church of Mayglass, County Wexford, provided on 29 Sep 1987 by Rev Nicholas Doyle PP. It reads:

'Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass Diocese of Ferns

EXTRACT FROM THE MARRIAGE REGISTER

Dennis MURPHY and Jane WHEELICK [This should, in fact read, WHEELOCK] were married in the Church of Mayglass (Chapel Ballymore) according to the Rite of the Catholic Church, on the 26th day of July 1839.

The witnesses were Dennis MEANY and Margaret DUGAN']

Dennis/Denis MURPHY died 18 November 1895 at Woodstock, Shire of Epping, Victoria, and was buried on 20 November 1895 at the Melbourne General Cemetery. According to his death certificate, Denis MURPHY was born at Mayglass, Wexford, Ireland, and he was a cab proprietor. His tombstone reads:

'Erected by
Mary O'Sullivan
In loving memory of her father
DENIS MURPHY
Native of Mayglass Co. Wexford Ireland
Who died 18.11.1895 Aged 80 years
Also her mother
JANE E. MURPHY
Who died 29 May 1878 Aged 58 years
Also her brother
JAMES
The beloved husband of
ANNIE MURPHY
Who died 3.4.1882 Aged 30 years
Also her sister
JANE E. MURPHY
Who died 19.2.1887 Aged 30 years
Requiescat in Pace'

Dennis MURPHY and Jane Elizabeth MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) had the following children, the first 5 of whom were born in County Wexford:

* William James MURPHY (c1841 – 1909)
* Mary MURPHY (1843 – 1936)
* Philip Charles MURPHY (c1845 - )
* James MURPHY (c1852 – 1882)
* Jane Elizabeth MURPHY (c1854 – 1887)
* Catherine MURPHY (c1857 – 1858)

Birth and Baptismal Certificates for the first 3 children read as follows:

'Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it William James MURPHY, East Bog, Mayglass, was born on … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 14th day of November 1841 in the Church of Ballymore by the Rev., ….

Parents : Dennis MURPHY
Jane WHEELICK

Sponsors: James STAFFORD
Mary DILLON.’

'Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it Mary MURPHY was born on … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 4th day of June1843 in the Church of Mayglass by the Rev., ….

Parents : Dennis MURPHY, East Bog, Mayglass
Jane WHEELICK

Sponsors: Dennis MEANY
Catherine MURPHY.’

'Diocese of Ferns Parish of Ballymore/Mayglass

On examination of the Register of Baptisms of above Parish I certify that according to it Philip Charles MURPHY was born on … day of …, and was baptised according to the Rites of the Catholic Church on 11th day of April 1845 in the Church of Mayglass by the Rev., ….

Parents : Dennis MURPHY, East Bog, Mayglass
Jane WHEELICK

Sponsors: James MURPHY
Ellen MURPHY.’

Dennis MURPHY and Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) and their children immigrated to Australia from, County Wexford, Ireland. The 'Shalimar', 1467 tons register, the ninth ship of the White Star line, left the Port of Liverpool on 22 November 1854 and was on its first voyage. It was under the command of captain Amos Robertson. The 'Shalimar' was a clipper ship. It accomplished the run 'in something under 76 days' (The 'Argus', Melbourne, Victoria, Friday 9 Feb 1855, page 4), arriving in Melbourne on 9 February 1855. Included in the shipping passenger list were Dennis MURPHY (35), Jane MURPHY (30), William MURPHY (13), Mary MURPHY (10), Philip MURPHY (7), James MURPHY (4), and Jane MURPHY (infant). The family was accompanied by Christopher JEFFARES/JEFFERS (27 years). Christopher was apparently a relative of Jane WHEELOCK, his mother's maiden name being Mary WHEELOCK. Christopher JEFFERS died unmarried at 60 years on 23 Mar 1889 and is buried at the Epping Cemetery, Victoria, in the same grave as William James MURPHY. Walter MURPHY, aged 30 years, was also listed as a passenger on the 'Shalimar' on its arrival in February 1855 but what, if any, relationship exists between him and my MURPHY ancestors is presently unknown.


Dennis and Jane MURPHY had one more child after their arrival in Victoria, Catherine MURPHY, but she died at 14 months on 6 Aug 1858. Dennis and Jane MURPHY were living off Queensberry Street, North Melbourne at the time. Dennis' occupation was a carter. Jane MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK) died at Lothian Street, Hotham at 58 years of age on 30 May 1878, some 23 years after her arrival in Victoria. The cause of her death was organic disease of liver and stomach ulceration. She is buried at the Melbourne General Cemetery. Dennis MURPHY died at Woodstock, Shire of Epping, Victoria, on 18 Nov 1895 at 82 years of age. Dennis had been a cab proprietor and he had lived for 40 years in Victoria after his arrival from Ireland. His cause of death was heart disease and senile decay. The names of his parents were not known.

The following is an extract from the late Leslie BOXWELL's email of 6 Jan 2003 about Denis/Dennis MURPHY in County Wexford, Ireland:

'I looked at the Tithes for 1827 and 1828.

In 1827 Patrick Murphy had a half acre at Bog East. Denis Murphy had seven & half acres at Colespit & Bog West. Philip Murphy had eight & three quarter acres at Colespit & Bog West.

In 1828 Widow Walsh had 50 acres @ Bog East. Denis Murphy had seven & half acres at Colespit & Bog West. Paid 7shillings & 6 pence tithes. Philip Murphy had 8 & three quarter acres at Colespit & Bog West and Randalstown. Paid 8 shillings & 9 pence tithe.

I wonder was Patrick the father of Philip!

In 1853, the index to Griffiths Primary Valuation Survey shows that Denis Murphy had land at Bog West, Colespit, and Randalstown. I have yet to look at the actual amounts of land he held and at which there was house.'


Fintan MURPHY a friend and correspondent of Woodtown, Mayglass, Bridgetown, Co Wexford - but not yet established to be a relative - whose family originated in the townland of Courtlands East (which shares a boundary with Bog East) - emailed me on Monday, 25 December 2006 and said:

'I had heard that there were some descendants, alive in Co Wexford, of the KINGS who were the last inhabitants of the house in Bog East, or rather the furthest back in living or reputed memory, of the house believed to have been MURPHYs, or on the site of MURPHYs.

The names given to me were Nancy KELLY, of Harperstown, Taghmon, and Bernadette DONOVAN, of Rourke's Cross, Deer Park, Foulksmills, Co Wexford.

Anyway last week I plucked up courage and headed off to both addresses. There was no reply at the house identified as Nancy KELLY's. However at the other I first met Martin DONOVAN, and explained my errand, and later his wife returned, and I chatted to her. She told me her parents were James KING and Margaret KING nee FURLONG. She was also able to tell me that her mother's mother had been one Margaret BRADY. She didn't know what her father's (James KING) mother's maiden name was. She had never heard of a MURPHY connection, but recognised Bog East as an address spoken about by her late brother, also James, commonly called "Pem", KING, who had died in Canada last year aged 82.

I don't know what age Bernadette would be - mid-seventies I suppose. She referred to another sister, Susan, who is I think in Canada also, and said she normally rings up over Christmas, and she would ask her if she would know what her grandmother KING's maiden name was.

Well I just had a phonecall this morning from Martin DONOVAN to say that Susan says their grandmother on the KING side was one Bridget Josephine MURPHY of Bog East.

That was all the information he had for me, but I hope it brightens your Christmas.

I know that Pem KING acted in a play with my father in approx 1948, but the Bossman never alluded to any possible connection to us, unfortunately.

However, while WE may not be related, you can be fairly sure that Bernadette DONOVAN and Nancy KELLY are very likely cousins of yours at some remove.'

[The Irish Family History Federation's Central Signposting Index records a marriage for Bridget MURPHY and James KING in County Wexford in 1883 [[external link]].]

Fintan MURPHY later sent to me a marriage certificate for Bridget MURPHY of West Bog (daughter of John MURPHY, farmer) to James KING of Bridgetown for their marriage on 1 Feb 1883 in the Catholic Chapel of Mayglass. The witnesses were John KING and Mary MURPHY.
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