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John Murphy

b. 1819, d. 31 July 1894

Family Surname

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John Murphy was born in 1819 in Glanbagh.1


FatherDarby Murphy (d. after 1853)

Family life

John Murphy and Mary Shea were married about 1839 in Ireland.1

Children with Mary Shea (b. 1821, d. 22 June 1904)

SonJohn Murphy+ (b. about 1840, d. 1929)
SonJames Murphy+ (b. about 1845, d. 23 July 1914)
DaughterHonora Murphy (b. about 1846)
SonDonald Murphy (b. about 1850)
DaughterMary Murphy (b. April 1853)


John Murphy immigrated on 25 August 1853 to Sydney, NSW, Australia, at Sydney Quarantine Station. Talavera1,2

Working life

  • On 25 August 1853 John Murphy was a farm labourer in Sydney.1

Residence information

John Murphy and Mary Shea lived in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, about 1854.2


John Murphy died on 31 July 1894 at age ~75 in Bathurst.


  1. [S389] Murphy family entry, Talavera, Pax list, 1856; in 4/4935 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 2465.
  2. [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".
Last Edited21 August 2018