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 Dec 12 2017, and it currently has 137 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.  


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kerrie brockley commented on person Ellen POWELL :
 The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) Wed 24 Feb 1932
POWELL -On the 22nd Feb, at 103 Kooyong road armadale, Ellen Powell, daughter of the late Connor
Powell, Waurn Ponds, Geelong -Requiescat in Pace (Interred at Eastern Cemetery, Geelong,
kerrie brockley commented on person Bridget Cecelia CROSS (born POWELL) :
 Geelong Advertiser (Vic. : 1859 - 1929) Thu 24 Apr 1919
POWELL. — On 21st inst., at 385 Victoria-parade, East Melbourne, Bridget Cecilia Powell, daughter of late Connor Powell, sister of Ellen Powell. (interred privately at Geelong). 
kerrie brockley commented on person Ellen Cahir FRYER (born POWELL) :
 The Prahran Telegraph (Vic. : 1889 - 1930) Saturday 20 October 1906
FRYER (nee Powell). — On the 9th October, at 'Ularina,' 81 River-street, South Yarra, the wife of William Jethro Fryer —a son. 
kerrie brockley commented on person Ellen Cahir FRYER (born POWELL) :
Powell. — At Tweed street, on the 19th inst., the wife of Mr D. Powell, auctioneer, of a daughter
The Australasian (Melbourne, Vic. : 1864 - 1946) Sat 19 Dec 1903.
FRYER–POWELL.–On the 9th December, at St. George's Church, Carlton, William Jethro, second
eldest son of John Morris and Hester Ann Fryer, of Chapel-street, South Yarra, to Ellen (Nellie),
second youngest daughter of Dennis and Marian Powell, late of New Zealand and Geelong. 
kerrie brockley commented on person Josephine Elizabeth POWELL :
At Tweed St, Invercargill, on Monday 24 December, the wife of Denis Powell, Esq, of a daughter.
The engagement is announced of Miss Josephine Powell, daughter of Mr Denis Powell, auctioneer (late of Invercargill, and now of Melbourne), to Mr Robert Love Alexander, R.N.R., son of Mr Robert Alexander, artist, filateford, Midlothian, Edinburgh, Scotland. 
kerrie brockley commented on person Mary Ann POWELL (born TULLY) :
 The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. : 1848 - 1957) View title info Sat 23 Apr 1910
POWELL.—At her residence. "Woodlands," Barkly-street, Mordialloc, Mary Ann, widow of the late Denis Powell, and dearly loved mother of Mrs. A. Wilson, Mrs. Morgan, Mrs. Runkel, U.S.A.; Mrs. Fryer, and the late little Maggie Powell, Denis, Willie, Charlie, Percy, Frank, Aloysius, aged 66 years. (Private interment.)
Rest In peace.
The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Mon 25 Apr 1910.
POWELL.— On the 29th April, at her late residence, "Woodlands," Barkly-street, Mordialloc, Mary
Ann (Powell), widow of the late Denis Powell, and dearly loved mother of Mrs. A. Wilson, Mrs. Morgan,
Mrs. Runkel, U.S.A., Mrs. Fryer, and the late little Maggie Powell, Denis, Willie, Charlie, Percy, Frank
and Aloysios, aged 66 years. (Private interment.) Rest in peace. 
kerrie brockley commented on person William Thomas POWELL :
 The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Thu 12 Feb 1914.
POWELL.— On the 11th Feb, at Heidelberg, William (Bill) James Powell, 2nd son of the late Denis (auctioneer) and Mary Ann Powell; brother of Mrs. Wilson, New Zealand; Mrs. Runkle, U.S.A., Mrs. Morgan, Denis, Charles, Percy, Frank, and Alle, aged 46 years. New Zealand and United States America papers please copy. R.I.P. 
kerrie brockley commented on person Charles Wilson POWELL :
POWELL.-0n July 15, 1923, at Wellington, Charles Powell, third eldest son of the late Mr and Mrs Denis Powell, of Melbourne, beloved brother of Mrs Wilson (Rangataua), Mrs Runkel (U.S.A.), Mrs Morgan (Ashhurst), Frank Powell (Rangataua), Denis, Percy and Aloysius Powell (Australia). At rest. 
June 15, 2017
Daryl Francis MURPHY updated the details of Levi James ASHELFORD in family tree Daryl & Maureen Murphy 22 Aug 2016
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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.


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