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Hello Tom and others,

I am looking for any connection between my Murphy ancestors and Elizabeth Fitzgerald who was apparently born in Cahir  on 1 Nov 1837. She came to NSW and married a man named William Bagnall Laird in 1895. They lived on a property called Willowdale near the town of Boggabri, NSW. I am wondering if Elizabeth Fitzgerald had any connection with the Murphy family of Cahir. ie. James Murphy and Elizabeth Murphy of the Glengall Arms Hotel. Their daughter, my g-g-grandmother Margaret Murphy, lived in the Boggabri area also in that time period.

Thanks, Lyn Stewart

Lyn of the Cahir Murphies

Sunday 11th November 2018, 07:32AM

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  • Hi Lyn,

    I'm afraid the only record of a Fitzgerald - Murphy marriage in Cahir from is this one from 1863:

    Date of Marriage:14-May-1863
    Parish / District:CAHIR PARISH
    County:Co. Tipperary
    MargaretMurphyAddress:Not Recorded
    Not RecordedDenomination:Roman Catholic
    Roman CatholicOccupation:Not Recorded
    Not RecordedAge:Not Recorded
    Not RecordedStatus:Bachelor (Previously unmarried)
    Spinster (Previously unmarried)
    Husband's Father
    Wife's FatherName:Not RecordedFitzgerald
    Not RecordedMurphyAddress:
    Occupation:Not Recorded
    Not Recorded
    Husband's Mother
    Wife's MotherName:Not RecordedNot Recorded
    Not RecordedNot RecordedAddress:

    Witness 1
    Witness 2Name:JohnDriscol


    The National Library of Ireland has the R C registers free to search & there are Cahir marriages from 1776 to 1835 & 1836 to 1866 if you want to plough through those (


    ColCaff, IrelandXO Volunteer ☘

    Monday 12th November 2018, 06:30AM