MURPHY in Osgoode Township
by Michael Daley

Painting by Ruth McMillan in 1976
Shows the Head of the Rideau Canal Locks in Ottawa, Canada in 1893

New March 8, 2006:

Thanks to Michael Daley for the following:

Though the name Murphy fails to appear in the 1842 Census ,the land records of 1841, 
read 'William', lot ,22. Con . 2 The agriculture census of 1851 reads , William Murphy, 
Lot 22.con. 2, 100 acres ,Nicholas Murphy, South half ,of Lot 24, con .3 , 100  Acres, 
Thomas Murphy, West -half of lot no 2 con .3. 100  Acres   Patrick Murphy, lot 22, 
con 1, 100 Acres. [ question-were they brothers.]                     
    The family of William Murphy ,Born 1805, his wife Honora McEvoy, born 1807, Co , 
    Kilkenny Ireland, both interred in ST, John 's cemetery,   Six Children,  Thomas, 
    born Ireland , Michael,  born 1834 married ' Eliza McGuire', daughter of Patrick 
    McGuire and Martha ,----5 children, Michael born Osgoode, 1889, single, Patrick 
    Earl, married   Kathleen , daughter of William O'Meara  and Elizabeth Finnerty, 
    two children. Eddie single, Military Tombstone in St, John's     Cemetery Reads , 
    'Murphy ' 3322740 Private William E, Murphy ,East  Ont ,C, E, F, 14 November 1918 Age
    22 years . Mamie born 1886 married Percy O'Brien, son of John O'Brien and Margaret 
    Sims,   Elizabeth born 1888, married Thomas Ryan son of Thomas Ryan , Elizabeth 
    Shanahan, 2, children ,  Edward born 1840, Upper Canada , single, Wagon Maker, West 
    Osgoode, Patrick born 1842, UP, Canada, single, William born 1843 , single , Blacksmith, 
    West Osgoode, Mary born 1844, married Hugh  McCullough, one son .Dan, no,info, 
    Stephen James born 1846 killed by train in 1902, Margaret born 1850   Married ,
    Patrick  McGahey   of South Gower,  5, children,   Nicholas Murphy , Cooper,/ farmer, 
    his wife Catherine Costigan  native of Co Kilkenny, were settled at St, Scholastique , 
    Quebec, prior to 1832, The family moved to West Osgoode ,1843-44 settled on lot 24, 
    con 3,   9,children were born to this couple , Mary Jane ,the first  born ,August 18 , 
    1827 ,at St, Scholastique,  married Patrick Terry born ,1824 ,Waterford Ireland, Son 
    of Michael Terry, and Margaret Tierney, of lot 18 ,con, 3 ,Osgoode,   Patrick ,the 
    last born ,Feb, 12 1844, was Baptize March the 24th at Notre Dame Cathedral , 
    sponsors were John McEvoy, and Catherine McKenna of Osgoode ,   
 Thomas Murphy, his wife Mary Finley both born Ireland, located on the west -half of 
 lot 18, con .2, seven children , Mary, the last born ,1861, was  baptized at St, 
 John's Church.                            
 Patrick Murphy, his wife Johanna, were located lot 22 con 1,in 1851 four children, 
 T. Murphy ,his wife ,four boys and one girl appears to be on the same lot in 1861,  
 Julia Murphy born 1820  ,Ireland ,widow of Michael Sweeney, married Alexander Thompson 
 Nov 3rd 1857, at Our Lady of the Vistation, S.,Gloucester, G,G ,Grandmother, of 
 Betty Daley.   
 Mary Murphy, born 1810, Ireland ,wife of John Guilfoyle, Six children ,moved to 
 Farrelton Quebec.                                                                                                                                                 
 Elizabeth Murphy, of County Carlow Ire, G, G ,Grandmother of  Bob Doyle, sailed with her 
 husband  Anthony Doyle, for Canada, June 1847,. 
 Catherine Murphy, of County Carlow wife of Patrick Shanahan G, G, Grandmother of Michael 
 Daley ,their daughter, Elizabeth married Thomas Keough, son of James Keough and 
 Catherine Ryan Sept, 10 1846, registered at Notre Dame Cathedral,
 A Tombstone,  in St, John Cemetery, faded and worn with the mists of time ,reads ,
 Erected by Charles Murphy in memory of Winnefer Murphy Who departed this world on the 
 4th day May 1856 age 50 years,Native of Co, Carlow.                                                                                                 
 Though the name Murphy , has thinned out in our communities ,they were indeed an asset 
 to the community in which they lived, 
 For many, unbeknownst to themselves,' Murphy ' blood run red in their veins . 

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