Jim's Genie Jottings

A history of the Fleming, Jolliffe, Kessey and Murphy families of New South Wales - and their forebears

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James Murphy

b. November 1843, d. 23 July 1914

Person Exhibits

James Murphy circa 1887

Detailed biography

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Family surname

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Birth

James Murphy was born in November 1843 in Keelnabrack.1,2,3,4,5,6

Parents

FatherJohn Murphy (b. 1819, d. 31 July 1894)
MotherMary Shea (b. 1821, d. 22 June 1904)

Family life

James Murphy and Ann Malcolm were married on 28 December 1864 at Church of Saints Michael and John in Bathurst.1,2,7 He and Ann Malcolm were divorced in November 1878.8 He and Prudence Reed were married on 18 May 1879 in Gongolgon. C of E||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).9,10,11

Children with Ann Malcolm (b. 15 February 1847)

SonJames Murphy (b. 3 June 1865)
DaughterMary Murphy (b. 9 December 1867, d. 12 December 1867)
DaughterAbbey Elizabeth Murphy (b. 9 December 1867, d. 19 December 1867)
DaughterMary Murphy (b. 30 November 1868, d. 12 August 1879)

Children with Prudence Reed (b. 3 July 1846, d. 29 October 1940)

SonDaniel Reed Murphy (b. 14 May 1879, d. 24 December 1881)
SonGeorge Charles Reed Murphy+ (b. 27 December 1880, d. 11 December 1949)
DaughterNora Lilian Murphy+ (b. 1882)
DaughterMary Ethel Murphy+ (b. 4 September 1884)
DaughterLila Kate Murphy+ (b. 13 November 1886)

Residence information

James Murphy lived in Campbells River, NSW, Australia, on 28 December 1864.1

Working life

  • James Murphy was a general farm labourer in Bathurst.3
  • On 28 December 1864 James Murphy was a farmer at Campbells River in Bathurst.1

Death

James Murphy died on 23 July 1914 at age 70 in Bourke.4

Citations

  1. [S430] Marriage Certificate, James Murphy and Ann Malcolm, 28 Dec 1864, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1864/1546.
  2. [S431] Birth Certificate, James Murphy, Vol 1865 No 5526, (30 Jun 1865), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Sydney.
  3. [S476] Edited, "James Murphy, Esquire," in Australian Men of Mark, Vol. 2, Series 2. (Sydney: Charles F Maxwell, 1889), p 320. Hereinafter cited as "James Murphy."
  4. [S477] "RR: James Murphy", 1 Jan 1845, Unknown, Fleming Family History Archive, Sydney.
  5. [S389] Murphy family entry, Talavera, Passenger list, 6 Sep 1853; in 4/4935 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 2465.
  6. [S1141] Baptismal Record: James Murphy 1843, Vol Glenbeigh baptisms, (Nov 1843), Keelnabrack, near Glenbeigh, General Register Office, Ireland
  7. [S434] Birth Certificate Vol 1868 No 06313, Mary Murphy, (21 Dec 1868), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  8. [S439] Birth Certificate Vol 1879 No 9513, Elizabeth Malcolm, (3 Oct 1879), NSW Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages.
  9. [S355] Marriage Certificate, James Murphy and Prudence Whye nee Reed, 18 May 1879, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW. 1879/2580 (250.)
  10. [S292] Death Certificate, Prudence Murphy, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, NSW, Vol 1940 No 526.
  11. [S476] Edited, "James Murphy, Esquire," in Australian Men of Mark, Vol. 2, Series 2. (Sydney: Charles F Maxwell, 1889), p 321. Hereinafter cited as "James Murphy."
ReferencesCh forebears
Ch Kessey forebears
Murphy clan
Pedigree Murphy
Last Edited26 October 2019