Morgan MOLAMPHY (from County Tipperary, Ireland) and Catherine CUMMINGS
East Lot 9, Concession IV, Osgoode Township, Ontario, Canada
Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893
1 Morgan Molamphy (Known as "The Mayor of Tipperary")
.. + Catherine Cummings
....... 2 Patrick Molamphy 1815 - 1879
........... + Julia Keough 1821 -
................ 3 John Murray Molamphy 1842 - 1921
.................... + Margaret Robinson
................ 3 Julia Molamphy 1845 -
.................... + Thomas McKnight
................ 3 James Molamphy 1849 - 1914
.................... + Sarah T. Welsh / Walsh
................ 3 Catherine C. Molamphy 1851 - 1935
.................... + Patrick Sullivan
................ 3 Mary Molamphy 1853 -
.................... +John Brostow
................ 3 Patrick Molamphy 1855 - 1885
.................... + Mary Grogan
................ 3 Thomas Molamphy 1856 - 1876
................ 3 Michael Molamphy 1857 - 1884
................ 3 John Molamphy 1863 -
.................... + Katy Cahill
................ 3 Margaret Molamphy 1866 - 1881
E-mail Allan Lewis
Kilby, James son of Kilby, James and Molamphy, Catherine was born on
11/29/1855, Sponsors were Nolan, Thomas & Molamphy, Sarah
(From registers of St. Michael's, Huntley) - Kilby could be Kirby or Kiley
October 7, 2001
Postings from the Newsgroup soc.genealogy.ireland:
According to MacLysaght in his "Surnames of Ireland", (O) Mullanphy,
from the Irish O Maolainbhthe, or O Maolanfadh ( Chief of the storm),
has a number of variant spellings beginning with Me - and Mo- as well
as Mu. It is seldom met outside north Co. Tipperary.
There is absolutely no connection given for the name to have ever
been Moloney, which in the Irish Gaelic is O Maoldhomhnaigh, meaning
'Servant of the Church' - a different name entirely.
Padraig O Gealgain
Please reply only to the Newsgroup, thank you.
"allofus" wrote in message
> I am seaching for information on a Sarah Melampy/Melamphy of
Tipperary. Born 1820 - 1824 and was an assisted immigrant to Austalia
(Port Phillip Bay, Victoria). The Agricola left Cork in June 1841 and
arrived in Port Phillip in October 1841. Sarah married a John Hall in
1847. On the shipping list her occupation was listed as Housemaid,
Roman Catholic, she could read and her bounty was 19 pounds. Sarah
died in 1888 and her father's occupation was listed as Pig Dealer.
> From the information I have been able to gather so far
Melampy / Melamphy / Molomphy was an old name and has probably no longer
exists in Ireland. It may have reverted to Moloney. There are
Melamphy's in New Zealand and Canada.
> Any assistance or information would be most appreciated.
> Thank you.
June 23, 2002:
My Name is Hugh Malamphy.I live in Cumberland, Maryland, USA. My grandfather was
Michael Joseph Malamphy. He was from Tipperary. The relatives there spell
their name MOLAMPHY. They Live in Coolbaun.
We also have relatives in New Zealand and Canada with different spellings of
I do not have the information about the family available just now and have
to sign off, but if you wish to obtain more information please contact my
niece Peggy Larsen Larsen@excall.hood.edu She has a vast knowledge of the
family history. Hope to hear from you again.
September 15, 2002:
My name is Colleen Molamphy. My father's name was Donald James Molamphy.
I know I have family in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin. I need to know my family
back ground. Where in Ireland are we from? Who were my grandparents,
great grand parents etc. ?
What is our family's crest? what is our clans plaid?
May 23, 2003:
1881 Census Place: Osgoode, Russell, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375865 NAC C-13229 Dist 104 SubDist G Div 2 Page 8 Family 36
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occ Religion
Julie MALANIPY F W 50 Irish Ireland Catholic
Micheal MALANIPY M 21 Irish Ont Farmer Catholic
Margret MALANIPY F 18 Irish Ont Catholic
John MALANIPY M 16 Irish Ont Catholic
Census Place: Ottawa Ward, Ottawa, Carleton, Ontario, Canada
Source: FHL Film 1375866 NAC C-13230 Dist 105 SubDist E Div 3 Page 19 Family 94
Sex Marr Age Origin Birthplace Occ Religion
Virginia LAROCQUE F 22 French Ontario Servant Roman Catholic
Anne MELAMPHY F W 45 Irish Ireland Roman Catholic
James MELAMPHY M 20 Irish Ontario Book Keeper Roman Catholic
Agnes MELAMPHY F 16 Irish Ontario Roman Catholic
Marg MELAMPHY F 13 Irish Ontario Roman Catholic
August 27, 2003:
Collen, HI. My name is Bill Anderson. My mother was Lorraine, your dad's baby sister.
Not being sure the outcome of this, I'll keep it short. If you want to know about the
Molamphys, contact our cousin Pat (Molamphy/Denver) Kastens. I don't have her e-mail
address right here, but I can get it.
Every year, for the past five or so, they host a family reunion, which has grown
each year, and has attracted family from all over the country. (Cousins John Richard,
Uncle Johnny's son, and his wife Virginia have come from the west coast for the past
couple of years.)
Pat has quite an extensive geneology of the Molamphy history, from Ireland to here,
through the U.S. and Canada. Very interesting.
If you can't reach her, contact me and I'll forward anything you'd like. In the
meanwhile, God bless, and good luck.
July 12, 2004:
Hello, Mr. Lewis,
I had given up finding anything else about my family. My great-grandparents were
Catherine Molamphy and Patrick Sullivan who were married in 1869 either in Ontario
or New York State, and subsequently settled in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA.
Their second-youngest son, Thomas Rodger Sullivan, was my beloved and dearly
Thank you for entering this family on the internet - now to find where in
creation Patrick Sullivan originated... After almost 25 years of searching,
I still have NO clue!
There were three unrelated Sullivan families in Osgoode Township from the 1840's
onward. One of the families were my ancestors, Nicholas O'Sullivan who came from
County Meath. Mike Daley from Osgoode Township has some correspondence with a lady
from Pittsburgh who is descended from the Molamphy / Sullivan families from Osgoode.
I'll check with him later this week. I know that several members of the Sullivan
family went to work in the coal mines or the steel works in the Pittsburgh area in
the late 1800's. This was the time of labour problems and strikes. One brother was
in management and the other was strong in the union.
February 9, 2005:
reading up on your Molamphy manuscript your last entry was from Pat Collins,
from Denver Colorado Im wonder if she is same Pat Collins I traded info on
the Molamphy family twenty some years ago OF WINDBER, PENNA, [just outside of
Pittsburg , if that is her she should be able to help those other people,
if not I could on earlier times,
... Michael Daley
September 23, 2013:
I've attached the death certificate for Julia Keough Molamphy as well as the death certificate for her
granddaughter Julia Anne Sullivan. She was the daughter of Catherine Molamphy and Patrick Sullivan.
As you can see Julia was killed by a train, her granddaughter was severely burned when her skirts
caught on fire as she was sweeping and died as a result. That is the story that was told to me by the
person I was doing research for.
... Karen Bingham