My name is Daryl Francis MURPHY and I am the Site manager of this site.

This family tree includes my family (that is, my ancestors, relatives and descendants) and that of my spouse, Maureen Therese MURPHY (nee KELLY).  

Our MURPHY ancestors came to Australia from the townland of Bog West near Mayglass in County Wexford, Ireland.  Dennis MURPHY, son of Philip MURPHY and Mary LAMPORT/LAMBERT, emigrated from Ireland with his spouse, Jane Elizabeth MURPHY (nee WHEELOCK), and children on the clipper ship 'Shalimar' arriving in Victoria, Australia, on 9 February 1855.  Dennis was about 43 years of age when he arrived.  Dennis MURPHY had been a farmer in Ireland and he became a cab proprietor in Melbourne, Victoria. 

Dennis and Jane MURPHY are buried in the Melbourne General Cemetery, Victoria. Their children were William James (13 years), Mary (10 years), Philip Charles (7 years), James (4 years) and Jane Elizabeth (infant).  Only William James MURPHY and his brother James MURPHY had children in Australia.  Philip Charles MURPHY died unmarried and childless in Greymouth, New Zealand. 

I am a great grandson of William James MURPHY (c1841-1909), grandson of George Davidson MURPHY (1880-1933) and son of George 'Lionel' MURPHY (1914-1976).

The last MURPHY to have lived at house 2 in Bog West, County Wexford, was Mary MURPHY who, at the time of the 1911 Census of Ireland (according to the National Archives of Ireland), was aged 69 years.  In 1911, Mary - who never married - lived with her brother-in-law, James KING, a widower aged 55 years, and his son, James KING aged 20 years. James KING had married Bridget MURPHY (daughter of John MURPHY, farmer) on 1 Feb 1883.  Bridget KING (nee MURPHY) died some time between 1890 and 1901.

The Welcome photograph above (which was taken 12 May 2008) depicts the ruins which are all that remain of the site where - in the townland of Bog West, County Wexford - our MURPHY ancestors had resided.  The small farmstead was probably a mud-walled home with a thatched roof and no modern amenities (no bathroom, running water or electricity). 

Important surnames in Daryl's family tree (in alphabetical order) are ADAMS, DONOHUE, DOYLE, GLADMAN, HARRISON, KING, LAMPORT or LAMBERT, MARONEY, MURPHY, POWELL and WHEELOCK. 
My DNA has been tested and analysed by FamilyTreeDNA to help in my MURPHY family research.  It is Kit No 267584.
Our KELLY ancestors came to Australia from near Ennis in County Clare, Ireland.
We believe (without being certain of this) that they begin with Colonel John Patrick O'KELLY (1690-1746) of Aughrim, County Galway. His family later moved to County Clare.  
We believe there is a reasonable basis to claim (based partly on historical facts, partly on family stories, partly on other people's research, partly on Irish naming patterns and partly on educated guesswork) that his son, Thomas O'KELLY (c1744-c1780), was the father of our Jeremiah KELLY (born c 1768) and who married Sarah mn unknown) who, in turn, was the father of Thomas KELLY (c 1796-29 Dec 1864). We stand to be corrected on this descendancy line, but in the meantime, we maintain its accuracy. 

So, from Thomas O'KELLY (who migrated to County Clare and dropped the 'O' from the name), we think Maureen's KELLY line goes to Jeremiah KELLY (born c 1768), to Thomas KELLY (c 1796-29 Dec 1864), to Daniel KELLY (c 1846-1920), to James Andrew KELLY(1878-1935) and to Maureen's father, James Andrew KELLY(1908-2000).

Thomas KELLY, son of Jeremiah and Sarah KELLY, and his spouse Ellen KELLY (nee CURTAIN) migrated to Victoria, Australia, about 1853 with their children. Thomas was about 57 years of age at the time. The shipping records for their arrival have not yet been located.  Thomas KELLY was a farmer. Thomas and Ellen are buried in the Old Ballarat Cemetery, Victoria. Their children were Patrick (c1832-1903), Thomas (c1840-bef 1864), Ellen (c1842-1928), Jeremiah (c1843-1872), Daniel (1844-1920) and Sarah (c1846-bef 1864). Thomas and Sarah may have died in Ireland. Maureen MURPHY (nee KELLY) is the great grand-daughter of Daniel KELLY.

Important surnames in Maureen's family tree (in alphabetical order) are BARRY, CLANCY, CURTAIN or CURTIN, DONNELLY, DORAN, FOLEY, KELLY, KIRBY, QUIRK and SCOTT.
The DNA of William Richard KELLY, Maureen's brother, has been tested and analysed by FamilyTreeDNA to help in our KELLY family research.  It is Kit No 313502. 

If I have made any errors (no matter how large or small), would you please let me know.  If you would like to help me to keep the family tree updated, please don't hesitate to provide me with additional family information and your family photographs.
[I am sorry but I  have had to delete marriage anniversaries.  I hope you will understand but I can't keep abreast of all marital changes of family tree members and I don't want to offend anyone]. 
The site was last updated on Aug 29 2016, and it currently has 134 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.  


Go to family tree

Go to family photos
Family news
Siegfried Adler joined another family site: scheiba Web Site
Aug 22, 2016
Daryl Francis MURPHY imported a family tree from a GEDCOM file: Daryl & Maureen Murphy 22 Aug 2016
Aug 17, 2016
Kerrie Brockley commented on person :
 Camperdown Chronicle (Vic. : 1877 - 1954) Thursday 22 March 1951.
A NATIVE of Cobden, Mr. Jack Adams, aged 82 years, died at Warrnambool Base Hospital on March 9. He had been in hospital only one day, although he had been ailing for about a fortnight.
The late Mr. Adams, who was a splendid citizen and esteemed by all, lived the whole of his life in Cobden,had carried out farming pursuits and was keenly interested in the district. He was a member of a pioneer family. Surviving members of that family are Mrs. W.Drew, of Melbourne (formerly of Cobden), Edward (Cobden), Alfred (Allansford), George and Robert (Cobden).
Mr. Adams leaves a widow, who resides in Cobden, two sons, Michael and Sam, and two daughters, Annie (Mrs. Alan McKenzie) and Mary, also residents of Cobden. There are 10 grandchildren.
To Mrs. Adams and family the sincere sympathy of all will be extended.
The funeral took place to the Cobden cemetery on March 11, following a service at St. Mary's Church of England, Cobden, the Rev. A. S. Nicholas officiating at the service and at the graveside.
Coffin-bearers were Messrs M.and S. Adams (sons), Alan McKenzie (son-in-law) and P. Adams (nephew). Pallbearers were Messrs. E. Adams, snr., Alfred and Robert (brothers), E. Adams, jnr., W. and C. Adams (nephews),F. Williams and Alex. Wilson. Mr. W. Roberts, Cobden, had charge of the arrangements. 
Kerrie Brockley commented on person :
 Cobden Times and Heytesbury Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Wednesday 31 March 1915.
Death of a Pioneer.
The pioneers of this district are gradually passing from our midst. We regret to have to record the death of probably the oldest resident of Cobden in the person of Mr William Job Adams, at the age of 72 years, which sad event occurred on Sunday morning last.
Deceased met with an accident at Scott's Creek in his young days and at that time the nearest hospital was at Geelong and and he had to under take the journey by coach, there being no railway in those days. Several bones were broken in his leg and this limb had been a source of trouble to him ever since the accident. Rheumatics took a hold on him and during the past seven years he has been a cripple and has suffered considerably but he bore his sufferings with great
patience. Deceased, who was born at Devonshire, England, came to Australia as a lad of 12 years of age, leaving his parents and coming out with a family bearing his own name.
He come to Cobden and settled here, and has resided here for 60 years.
By his quiet unassuming manner he has won the esteem of the residents of the district. He leaves a widow and family of 5 sons and 3 daughters to mourn the loss of a loving husband and father. The family are—Messrs A. Adams (Allansford), E., R., J. & W. Adams, and Mrs Drew and Miss E. Adams (Cobden), and Mrs Powell.
The funeral took place yesterday, the remains being interred in the Cobden Cemetery, the cortege being a fairly lengthy one. The coffin-bearers were Messrs E. W, A, and J. Adams (sons of the deceased) Rev. C. J. Randall (Church of England) read the burial service at the grave.
Heytesbury Reformer and Cobden and Camperdown Advertiser (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Fri 2 Apr 1915.
A pioneer of the district, in the person of Mr. William Job Adams, died on Sunday last, aged 72, he had resided in Cobden for 60 years, and for a long time had been a cripple from rheumatism. He leaves a widow and family of live sons and three daughters. His remains were interred in the local cemetery on Tuesday, the service at the grave being conducted by Rev. C. J. Randall.
Weekly Times (Vic. : 1914 - 1918) Saturday 10 April 1915.
Crossed the Bar.
Mr William Job Adams died at Cobden, aged 72 years. He had lived at Cobden for 60 years. A widow, five sons, and three daughters survive. 
July 27, 2016
David Kelly joined another family site: Quirk Web Site
July 23, 2016
Michael Simpson updated his profile.
View older news
News articles
Announcements:Christmas and New Year Greetings
Posted by: Daryl Francis MURPHY on Dec 20 2009 01:26

Maureen and I are celebrating Christmas this year with all of our children, their spouses/partners and grandchildren at home with us. It has been quite a while since we have all been able to gather together. So we are quite delighted.

May I take this opportunity to thank all site members for contributing to the website this year and to wish you - and everyone on our family tree - a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a joyful and prosperous 2010.


0 Comments|4 Views|View full article