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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John Murphy

b. 1819, d. 31 July 1894

Family surname

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John Murphy was born in 1819 in Glenbeigh.1


FatherJeremiah ("Darby") Murphy (b. circa 1790, d. before 1853)
MotherJohannah (b. circa 1795, d. after 1853)

Family life

John Murphy and Mary Shea were married on 1 February 1836 in Keelnabrack.1,2

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

SonDaniel Murphy (b. 1 January 1837, d. before April 1850)
SonJohn Murphy+ (b. about 1840, d. 7 February 1929)
SonJames Murphy+ (b. November 1843, d. 23 July 1914)
DaughterHonora Murphy (b. 29 January 1847)
SonDaniel ("Donald") Murphy (b. April 1850)
DaughterMary Murphy (b. April 1853)
DaughterAbigail Murphy (b. 2 June 1856, d. 26 December 1897)
DaughterJohanna Murphy (b. 25 November 1858, d. 19 July 1900)

Residence information

John Murphy immigrated on 25 August 1853 to Sydney, NSW, Australia, at Sydney Quarantine Station. The family traveled aboard SS Talavera which left Southampton on 31 May 1853.1,3 He and Mary Shea lived in Bathurst, NSW, about 1854.3

Working life

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


John Murphy died on 31 July 1894 at age ~75 in Bathurst.4,5


  1. [S389] Murphy family entry, Talavera, Passenger list, 6 Sep 1853; in 4/4935 (Kingswood: Archives Office of NSW), 2465.
  2. [S1086] Marriage Certificate, John Murphy and Mary Shea, 1 Feb 1836, General Register Office, Ireland. Glenbeigh marriages.
  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. [S1144] Murphy Shea Gravestone, Cemetery, Bathurst; James Fleming, 2018.
  5. [S1145] NSW Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages, Index NSW death: Murphy, John, (Registrar of Births Deaths and Marriages), 10631/1894.
ReferencesCh forebears
Ch Kessey forebears
Murphy clan
Pedigree Murphy
Last Edited24 October 2019