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I am looking for a birth and marriage for William Murphy.  His wife is Ellen Riordan/Rearden. Ellen's father is William Reardan. I have searched the irishgenealogy site for a birth and marriage around Newmarket area and no luck. 

William death certificate says his parents are Richard Murphy and Mary McAuliffe. A son (Richard) was born on the ship a few days before they arrived in Australia.

Shipping records

They sailed from Plymouth Harbour 26 July and reached Port Phillip after 113 days, on 15 Nov 1839  on the ship William Metcalfe

William Murphy 26, hus Bounty family - 37, Gardener, RC yes from Newmarket, Cork, 33 on Disposal list.

Mrs Ellen Murphy 20, wife of William, Dairy woman, RC yes from Newmarket, Cork, 34 on Disposal list.


Julie Smith

Friday 5th December 2014, 10:54AM

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  • Hi Julie

    Sorry for the delay! I have passed your query to a Cork Volunteer who will be in touch soon

    Best wishes
    Clare Doyle
    Genealogy Support

    Clare Doyle

    Friday 12th December 2014, 12:16PM
  • Hi Julie,


    The reason why you can not find a birth or baptism for William Murphy is because the records for the parish of Newmarket do not start till 1833 for baptisms. There are some marriage records available for Newmarket  from  1822 onwards but there are big gaps before 1840. 

    Also checked the Tithe applotment books from 1823 to 1837 and found no William Murphy living in Newmarket


    Anne Marie


    Mallow Cork

    Friday 12th December 2014, 01:35PM

    Hi Anne Maria

    Many thanks for you reply, very much appreciated.

    I find it amazing how they arrived in Australia 175 years old. I would have liked to have been a fly-on-the wall listening to their conversation planning their trip to Australia.



    Julie Smith

    Friday 12th December 2014, 07:42PM