James Murphy circa 1887

James Murphy

(circa 1845 - 1914)

Detailed biography

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Personal details

Birth

     He was born circa 1845 in Killarney, IrelandG.1,2,3,4 He was the son of John Murphy and Mary Shea.5,1

Family surname

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Death

     He died on 23 July 1914 in Bourke, AustraliaG.4

Family life

Marriage

     He married Ann Malcolm on 28 December 1864 in Church of Saints Michael and John, Bathurst, AustraliaG.1,2,6 He and Ann Malcolm were divorced in November 1878.7 He married Prudence Reed on 18 May 1879 in Gongolgon, AustraliaG. He was a 33 year old bachelor from Ireland; she a 33 year old widow from Sydney. Both lived in Gongolgon. His father was a farmer; hers a publican. Best man, William Johnson, signed with a mark. Bridesmaid was Prudence's daughter from her first marriage, Frances Whye (aged 15).5,8,3

Children of James Murphy and Ann Malcolm

Children of James Murphy and Prudence Reed

Life event details

Census, occupation and residence information

Witnessed events

Remaining events

  • He was a free-trader circa 1890 in Bourke, AustraliaG.3
  • He was a member of the Order of Oddfellows, Manchester Unity circa 1890 in Bourke, AustraliaG.3
  • He owned land in both Bourke and Louth as well as 3,600 acres at Gongolgon circa 1890 in AustraliaG.3

Resources

Citations

  1. [S176] Marriage Certificate for James Murphy and Ann Malcolm, Number 1546, Volume 1864, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 28 Dec 1864.
  2. [S177] Birth Certificate for James Murphy, 5526/1865, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 30 Jun 1865.
  3. [S222] Book chapter, "James Murphy, Esquire" in Australian Men of Mark, Vol. 2, Series 2.
  4. [S223] Research Report, James Murphy, 1 Jan 1845, A18450101, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming.
  5. [S102] Marriage Certificate for James Murphy and Prudence Whye nee Reed, Number 2580 (250), Volume 1879, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 18 May 1879.
  6. [S180] Birth Certificate for Mary Murphy, 06313/1868, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 21 Dec 1868.
  7. [S185] Birth Certificate for Elizabeth Malcolm, 9513/1879, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 3 Oct 1879.
  8. [S39] Death Certificate for Prudence Murphy, 526/1940, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 30 October 1940.
  9. [S178] Death Certificate for Mary Murphy, 4129/1867, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, unknown file date.
  10. [S186] Death Certificate for Mary Murphy, 04301/1879, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, unknown file date.
  11. [S312] Marriage Certificate for George Charles Reed Murphy and Ellen Ruby Bowen, Number 009105, Volume 1905, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 18 October 1905.
  12. [S313] Marriage Certificate for George Charles Reed Murphy and Kathleen Teresa Grant, Number 003039, Volume 1934, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 12 February 1934.
  13. [S309] Marriage Cerificate for George Charles Reed Murphy and Isobel Cox, Number 2177 677, Volume 1918, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Queensland, Australia, 2 Jul 1918.
  14. [S136] Murphy family, Talavera Pax list, 1856, 2465.
  15. [S179] Death Certificate for Abbey Elizabeth Murphy, 4130/1867, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 20 Dec 1867.
  16. [S40] Whye headstones Photo, Fleming Family History Archive held by Jim Fleming, Cammeray, Australia.
  17. [S103] Birth Certificate for George Charles Reed Murphy, 11867/1880, NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, 11 February 1881.
  18. [S308] Death Certificate for George Charles Reed Murphy, 1949/4538 3165, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Queensland, Australia, unknown file date.

Charts

Family forebears chart
John Murphy's descendants