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Mary Theresa Murphy, Armagh, Ireland.

Mary Theresa Murphy, Armagh, Ireland.

Posted: 16 Sep 2012 7:30AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Murphy, McCausland
I am looking for some early information on my great grandmother, Mary Theresa Murphy, born abt 1832/33. She died in 1903 in Melbourne and according to her death certificate she was from Armagh and must have arrived in Australia in about 1853. She married in Geelong in 1858 and her father was Charles Murphy (Architect) and her mother Eliza Anne McCausland. Can anyone help with Mary's Irish history before she arrived in Australia?

Re: Mary Theresa Murphy, Armagh, Ireland.

Posted: 7 Oct 2012 3:57AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 7 Oct 2012 3:59AM GMT
You might be able to find her birth record on
an Irish History Foundation, there aren't too many records but think you have a better chance with 1830's.

I looked in the Armagh Directories for Charles Murphy and there was 1 listed in Newry, Armagh for 1881. I went over the page 3 times and I just can't find it.

I looked in the Griffith Valuation of 1863 for Armagh, several Charles Murphy's with land and house/houses so more than 1 of them. Nothing to indicate he might be an architect but I think someone who was would likely be better off than a farmer and might have several pieces of land.

McCausland, quite a few but in the 1881 Directory for Armagh
Manager Robert McCausland, Gilford, Armagh also would be better off than a farmer and might be social equals?

As this is Northern Ireland you will need the british telephone book to look up and see if there are McCausland
in Armagh. The name Murphy is the most common name in Ireland. There are 3 McCausland listed in Dungannon, Armagh and at least 10 pages of Murphy's. United Kingdom+Ireland+county + county

She left Ireland at the end of the worst famine in their history. I don't think it would of been a good place to be
unless you were well off. The poor starved to death.

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