Thomas MURPHY 1836-1919
Mary Margaret GRIFFIN 1840-1913

Tomacork, Wicklow, Ireland; Tahara, Greenwald & Portland, Victoria, Australia

Thomas MURPHY b. 1836, Tomacork, Co Wicklow, Ireland, son of Patrick MURPHY and Mary CARROLL who had a number of children from 1823 to 1839, born at Croneyhorn and baptised at nearby Tomacork, Co Wicklow, Ireland.

Thomas MURPHY arrived in Victoria about 1851 and was in Western Victoria for 68 years up to his death at his residence in Tyers-street, Portland where he died in 1919.

Thomas MURPHY, a laborer, was married at Hamilton, Victoria in 1864 to Mary Margaret GRIFFIN b. 1840 Co Clare, Ireland, daughter of Simon GRIFFIN and Mary LYONS.

Thomas & Mary Margaret lived at Hamilton, Tahara, Greenwald and Portland, Victoria where Mary died in 1913 and Thomas in 1919, and both are buried in the South Portland cemetery, Victoria.

Thomas MURPHY acquired a 320 acre block of land at Greenwald around 1876, which remained in the family for a number of generations. Thomas and Mary purchased a cottage in Portland in 1911.

Thomas MURPHY & Mary Margaret GRIFFIN had the following 9 children:

  1. John James MURPHY 1866-1934, b. Hamilton, Vic., d. 1934, Dartmoor, Vic. m. 1900 Vic to Margaret Maria Jane McINTYRE 1875-1950, 7 children, lived at Greenwald, Vic.

  2. James Patrick MURPHY c. 1866-1956, b. Tahara, Vic., res Tahara, Vic, Jerilderie, NSW and Tandarra (near Raywood), Vic; d. 1934, Bendigo, Vic. m. 1891 Jerilderie, NSW to Catherine E KINDLAN 1866-1938, b. Digby, Vic. (daughter of Daniel KINDLAN and Catherine TYRRELL); 2 children (Margaret & Herbert) born Jerilderie, NSW; d. Bendigo, Vic.

  3. Mary Ann MURPHY 1868-1955, b. Tahara, Vic., d, 1955, Harrow, Vic., m. 1901 to Allan WADE 1870-1955, 6 children, lived at Harrow, Vic.;

  4. Ellen Mary "Nellie" MURPHY 1870-1897, b. Tahara, Vic., d. Hamilton, Vic.;

  5. Margaret "Maggie" MURPHY 1871-1947, b. Tahara, Vic., d. Portland, Vic.;

  6. Patrick MURPHY 1873-1928, b. Tahara, Vic, d. 1928, Digby, Vic., m. 1907 at Portland, Vic to Jessie Louisa BURGESS 1877-1946. They had 9 children, lived at Digby and are both buried in the Digby cemetery.

  7. Thomas MURPHY c.1875-1956, b. Tahara, Vic., d. Merino, Vic. m. 1910 Digby, Vic to Bridget WALSH 1875-1960 (daughter of John WALSH and Mary BURNS), 2 children at Digby, Vic. and are both buried in the Digby cemetery;

  8. Julia Mary MURPHY c. 1877-1961, b. Greenwald, Vic., d. Portland, Vic., m. 1908 Greenwald, Vic to John Joseph MALCOLM 1879-1953, 4 children at Glenthompson, Vic. and are both buried in the South Portland cemetery.

  9. Bridget Teresa MURPHY c.1881-1963, b. Greenwald, Vic, d. Melbourne, Vic, m. 1914 Portland, Vic to James Patrick BUSHELL 1865-1944, 3 children at Hamilton & Portland and are both buried in the Box Hill cemetery.

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