Murphy’s of Glenbrien

My Murphy line starts with my grandmother Mona Veronica Murphy, whom I was named after, she was born in Australia in 1892. It was quite a surprise to me when I first started researching my family that both her parents were born in Australia as she would often say she was Irish, claiming Wexford and the Black North as her Irish origins.

Her paternal grandfather James Murphy was the original emigrant from Ireland to Australia from the Murphy Clan, arriving in the colony as a bounty immigrant on the ‘Hope’ in 1842.