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the Sept consisted of the Murroes or Macdamores, in the county Wexford ; the
of the Chieftain being at Castle Ellis, where, in 1634, Conal O'Murchudha, the 1
of the race, died, and was interred ; and, till within the present centurj^, a respect
branch of the family still possessed a considerable estate at Oulartleigh. (See
** O'Murphy" No. 2 pedigree, infra.) To be a Murphy is to be proverbially associa
at home and abroad, with old Irish or Milesian extraction, even without "the prefi
O'; ' Don Patricio O'Murphy, the steward of the Duke of Wellington's estates in Sj
being,' writes Dr. O'Donovan, in 1861, ' the only man living, who retains the (J
this name.' During the war of the Revolution in Ireland, the Murphys were re
sented in the Jacobite army among Hamilton's, Kecmare's, Tyrone's, Bellew's,
mallock's, and Hunsdon's infantry, by several officers, from the rank of Major to
of Lieutenant; and seven of the name, in Wexford alone, besides many more in o
counties, are to be seen in the attainders of the Jacobites. From the sailing of
Irish forces for France, after the Treaty of Limerick, in 1691, to the reign of L
XVI., there were various Murphys also, from the rank of Major to that of Lieuter
in the Irish regiments of Cbarlemont, Clancarty, Limerick, Fitzgerald, Galmoy, Di
and Clare, besides those in the French regiments ; the Lieutenant-Colonel of the :
ment of Lally having been, so far, the highest in rank of his name." Some jf
previous to the death of Conal Murchudha, or Murphy, alluded to above, 66,800
of the district, between the river Slaney and the Sea, were cleared of the old 1
inhabitants. Of 447 Irish (mostly Murjthys) claiming freeholds, only 21 families
allowed to retain their ancient house and habitations, 36 others were to be elsew
provided for, and all the rest of the freeholders, 390 in number, together with theo
inhabitants, estimated to be 14,500 men, women, and children, were removable at
will of the new planters. — On the 7th of May, 1613, the Sheriff of Wexford proce*
to put the latter in possession of the several portions of the lands specified in 1
patents, broke open the doors of such of the ancient proprietors as resisted, and tu;
them out. They probabl}- felt all this the more, as they had been previously infer
that nothing was intended unto them by that plantation but their good ; and that
civilizing of the country was the chief thing aimed at. They all offered, but in i
to pay such rents, and to perform such buildings, as the new undertakers wer
perform. ( Vide Prendergast's Cromwellian Settlement.) Previous to this clearing,
name of Murphy was scarcely known in Forth or Bargie.

* Castle Ellis : According to ** Molyneux's Visitation of the County Wexfo
preserved in the Office of Ulster King-of-Arms, Dublin Castle, this Conall 0'Mor<
died in 1634, and was buried at Castle Ellis.

t Spaineach : See No. 128 on the " Kavanagh'" (No. 2) pedigree, p. 494, ante.



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28. Teige : eldest son of Conall.
icceeded his father in 1634, being
en of full age ; married Anne,
LUghter of David Eedmond, of
ihin-Callengallen (or Rahinedrum-
Jlion), gent., and had Brian of
lom presently. This Teige

^as seized in fee on 23rcl October,
tl, of Tobberlimnich and Tourknick :
) acres ; Garrybranagh, 182 acres ;
mganbo, 111 acres ; Crymure and Kil-
loney, 109 acres : Total, 572. Barony
Ballaghkeene, county Wexford. Being
seized, he was in actual rebellion, and
nmanded a company yf 500 Rebels,
thwhom he marched towards the City
Dublin, where he was slain in Battle :
.en his lands were forfeited." — Inquisi-
1 taken at Wexford, 1th May, 1663,
,no lo Charles II.

29. Brian : son of Teige.

30. Art (or Arthur), of Bally-
en, county Carlo w j son of Brian ;
ing in 1690; d. s.p. Had two
anger brothers — 1. Teige, who d.
m. 2. Edmund, born 1693, died
th May, 1763, and was buried in
d Leighlin churchyard, county
rlow. This Edmund had four

IS.

[. David, b. 1723 ; d. 3rd Sept.,
1777.

[I. James, born 1730; died 12th
October, 1754.

III. Daniel, b. 1740; died 27th

' December, 1777.

irV. Andrew (of whom presently),

\ b. 1741 ; d. 28th Sept., 1793.

I (As far as we can find, David,
James, and Daniel, here men-
tioned, d. unm.)

31. Andrew, of Ballyellen :
Jth son of Edmund, who was
5 third son of Teige; b. 1741, d.
93, and was buried also in Old
ighlin churchyard, co. Carlow;
T. Margaret Dunn, and had five
IS and one daughter :

I. Edmund, b. 1779; died unm.
17th December, 1837.



II. James, bom 1782 : died unm.
26th December, 1857.

III. Daniel (of whom presently),
b. 1785 ; died 17th November,
1846.

IV. David, b. 1789 ; d. 8th May,
1829 ; m., and left two daus.

V. Michael, born 1790 ; d. unm.
30th November, 1862.

I. The daughter d. young.

132. Daniel Murphy, of Ballyellen,
CO. Carlow, Ireland, and afterwards
of Montreal, Canada : third son of
Andrew; born 1785; removed to
Canada in 1824, where he resided
till his death, in 1846. He mar. in
1817, Mary, dau. of Peter Byrne,
of Knockullard, gent.,. and his wife,
Diana Rudkin, of Corris, co. Carlow,
and had five sons and two daus. :

I. Edward, b. in 1818 in parish
of Dunleckney, co. Carlow (see
No. 133 infra on this Gene-
alogy).

II. Peter-Sarsfield, b. in Corris,
county Carlow ; m. in 1851, to
Jane-Amelia, dau. of Allen
Perry; issue (in 1883) one
son, Edward- Albert, b. 1864;
and three daughters.

III. Bernard-Rudkin, b. in Corris,
CO. Carlow ; dead.

IV Daniel, born in Montreal,

Canada, 1824; dead.
V. Patrick-Alexander, born in

Montreal ; unm. in 1883.
The two daughters were :

I. Margaret - Diana, born in
Montreal; married in 1865,
A. A. Meilleur, son of J. B.
Meilleur, M.D., and LL.D., of
Montreal.

II. Eliza-Anne, b. in Montreal;
dead.

133. Edward Murphy, of Mon-
treal, Canada, J. P., Knight of the
Order of the Holy Sepulchre : eldest
son of Daniel ; b. 1818, and living in
1887. Married, first, in Jan., 1848, to
Elizabeth, dau. of Thomas M'Bride,



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of the CO. Donegal, Ireland, gent.,
and by her had two sons and three
daughters : — I. Edward- Byrne Mur-
phy, died; II. Patrick - Sarsfield
Murphy, d. ; I. Mary, m. in 1871,
to Edward C. Monk, son of the
Hon. Samuel Cornwallis Monk,
one of Her Majestj^'s Justices of
Appeal for the Province of Quebec ;

II. Elizabeth-Diana, a nun, in reli-
gion "Sister Mary Edward," died;

III. Emily-Hester, living in 1883.
Secondly, in February, 1863, this



Edward Murphy married Mariai
Georgiana, dau. of the Hon. Willian^
Power, Judge of the Superior Courij
of Quebec, Canada, and by her hacj
one son and three daughters
III. William-Sarsfield Murphy, wh(J
is No. 131: infra; IV. Graces
Maria, living in 1887 ; V. Amy:
Susan, living in 1887 : VI. Alice!
Lily, d.

134. William -Sarsfield Murphy
born 1865 : eldest surviving son oi
Edward, of Montreal, living in 1887.



O'MURPHY. (No. 2.)
0} Ouhartleagh, County Wexford.

Arms : Ar. an apple tree eradicated fructed ppr. on a chief vert a Hon ramp, also gi
holding betw. the paws a garb or. Crest : On a chapeau gu. turned up erm. a lio
ramp, also gu. holding betvr. the paws a garb or. Motto : Fortis et hospitalis, over tt
motto — Vincere vel mori.

Teige, a brother of Donal Mor who is No. 124 on the "O'Murphj
(No. 1) pedigree, was the ancestor of this branch of that family :

" Murrows," in co. "Wexford. Mad
a deed of entail of these lands, i
1634.

He forfeited, after the rebellion (
1641, Oulartleigh and his oth(
lands which were granted in trv.



124. Teige O'Morchoe, of Ouleart-
leagh, or " Fracht Lea," as it was
sometimes called : son of Art.

125. Art Euadh : his son ; obtained
a pardon A.D. 1551 — 5 Edward
VI.

126. Hugh Ballach, of Ouleart-
leagh and Cooleknockmore : son of
Art Euadh.

127. Brian O'Morchoe, of Oulart-
leigh : his son ; named in all the
patents of his lands as "Brian
MacHugh Ballagh" or Brian, son of
" Freckled Hugh." Had a grant by
patent. Anno 15 James I., of the
lands of Oulartleigh More, Tenne-
berney, and Ballymabodagh, Coole-
knockmore, Coolenaboy next Tom-
lean, and Kian, in the barony of
Ballaghkeene, in the territory of the



for his son, to Richard Kenn;
except Oulartleigh-beg which vfv
granted to Eichard Franklin und(i
the Act of Settlement.

128. Art O'Morchoe of Oular
leigh : son of Brian ; escaped tl
Cromwellian confiscations.

129. Daniel Morchoe of Oular
leigh ; son of Art ; named :
chancery bill of 14th Decembe
filed by his son Ailhur Murphy, !
"Daniel Murphy alias Morchoe
succeeded to Oulartleigh, Tenn
berney, and Ballynamodagh, und'



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is grandfather's entail of 1634, as
;nant for life. Will dated 26th
[ay, 1679; died same year. Will
roved in Ferns, 5th June, 1680;
Bsired to be buried at Kilmallock :
Mr. John Dalton and well-beloved
Dusin Edward Kavangh of Borris
:o. Carlow), to be his Executors
id overseers."

The following are a few extracts
om this Daniel's Will (of the 26th
fay, 1679):

*'6thly. I leave fourtie pounds if any
,her children come to perfection of mine.
" 9thly. I leave thirtie shillings to the
lereie (clergy) for my Soule, that is to
y fifteen shillings to the Parish Priest,
id the other fifteen shillings to the rest
the Clercie, as my overseers will order."
" I do leave a lease of 100 years upon
alliebudagh, Oullerleagh, and Tige-
)min, to the within-named my daughter
ridget Murphie, for five pence an acre
it annum, in raisance of the within-
imed my son Arte (or Arthur) Murphie
lould die without lawful issue, and if
:e said EUinor should die without issue
wfully, I leave to my sonne John
^urphie the afforesaid lease of the above-
imed townes and to his heirs lawfully
jgotten, and if the said John should die
ithout lawful issue, I leave to my
•usin James Keoghoe and to his heirs
wfully begotten. As witness my hand
id seale, the 26th May, 1679.

"DAN. MORCHOE."
" Witness being present :

*'Geo. Keoghoe.

" Edmond Keoghoe."

This Daniel Morchoe had, also, a
m George ;* and another daughter
llinor, to whom by his will he
squeathed £50.

130. Arthur Morchoe alias Murphy
t Oulartleagh and of Ballycomin,
). Kilkenny : eldest son of Daniel ;
tarried, 1st, to Elizabeth, dau. of
homas Knox of Taguanon, county
/^exford, by whom he had one



child, a daughter Dorcas, from whom
Baron Halsbury, Lord High Chan-
cellor of England, is descended ;
2nd, on the i7th April, 1704, to
Elizabeth, dau. of William Turner,
by whom he had eight sons and
four daughters :

I. Daniel (of whom presently).

II. AVilliara, who succeeded to
Oulartleigh.

III. Arthur.

IV. Thomas.

V. James.

VI. Francis.

VII. Henry.

VIII. Kenny.
Daughters :

I. Jane.

II. Elinor.

III. Lucy.

IV. Elizabeth.

Will dated 28th March, 1761 ;
will proved in Ferns, by his son
Thomas, 21st April, 1761 ; desired
to be buried at Kilmallock, county
Wexford.

131. Daniel Murphy of Oulart-
leigh : eldest son of Arthur ; joined
his father in levying a fine, but
neglected to suffer a recovery ; died
in his father's lifetime in 1758,
leaving an only child, a son James,
who was an idiot from his birth,
and who was born in 1740, and
died. May, 1759, aged 19, when his
uncle William, became his heir and
successor to his estates.

132. William Murphy, brother of
Daniel, succeeded said James, under
the entail referred to in the
Chancery Bill of 14th December,
1692; married Elizabeth, dau. of
John Hawkins, Ulster King of
Arms (marriage licence, 26 th June,
1727), by whom he had two sons :

I. Arthur, who was his successor.



* George : Unless this George had died s.p. before his father's Will was made ; or,
at he died young, it appears strange that by the said Will the Estate should be leased,
Bridget, in case her brother Arthur died without issue.



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II. Carey, who had a fortune of
£1,000 with his wife.

133. Arthur Murphy of Oulart-
leigh, born 1732: eldest son of
William; Party to deeds of 13th
and 14th June, 1758; Defendant
in Chancery Bill of 23rd May,
1760; named in his grandfather's
will ; succeeded to Oulartleigh,
Ballynamodagh, and Tinneberney,
as heir of entail, under the deed of
entail 1634. Will dated 19th
August, 1789; proved lOth April,
1793 ; married Esther, dau.* of
John Pounden,Esq., of Enniscorthy
(marriage licence 29 th January,
1766), by whom he had two sons
and three daughters :

I. Arthur, his successor.

II. William of Bloomfield.

I. Margaret.

II. Eleanor.

III. Charlotte.

134. Arthur Murphy of Oulart-
leigh : eldest son of Arthur ; suc-
ceeded to Oulartleigh, Ballyna-
modagh and Tinneberney ; named
in his father's will ; made a mort-
gage of his estate, 9th November,
1795; will dated 5th September,
1805 j buried at Kilmallock, county
Wexford ; married Margaret, dau.
of Rev. Shapland Swiney, Eector of
Templeshambo, county AYexford
(marriage ' licence, 18th March,
1791), by whom he had one son and
two daughters :

I. Arthur, his successor.

I. Katherine, wife of Robert Shaw.

II. Hester, wife of Henry Grattan
Douglas, Esq., M.D., Surgeon
to Louis Phillipe, King of the
French.

135. Arthur Murphy, of Oulart-
leigh : only son of Arthur, inherited
Oulartleigh, Ballynamodagh and
Tinneberney; made a further
mortgage of his estate 15th March,
1830; mortgages foreclosed in a
suit of "Jane Cooke v. Arthur



Murphy ;" and by decree of the
Court of Chancery, dated 26th
November, 1839, and order of 7tt
December, 1840, estates sold 13th
November, 1841. Died at Gorey,
county Wexford, 21st August, 1867 ;
buried at Monamolin, county Wex;-
ford ; he married, 1st, Elizabeth,
dau. of John Millet, Esq., of Lisin
arta, county Tipperary, who died
without issue ; 2nd, Rebecca, dau.
of Rev. John Bagwell Creagh,
Rector of Rincurran, and Vicar of
Carrig, county Cork (named in the
" Royal descents," as 15th in descent
from King Edward III.) ; marriage
settlements, 20th February, 1834
By his second wife this Arthur had
an only child, a son, Arthur-Mac
Murrogh.

136. Arthur MacMurrogh Murphy
of Monamolin, co. Wexford, and
Ailesbury Road, Dublin, and for-
merly of Oulartleigh, co. Wexford;
born 4th January, 1835 ; and living
in 1887 ; married Susan-Elizabeth,
dau. of Thomas Bradley, Esq., M.D.,
of Kelly sgrange, county Kilkenny
(married at Kells, November, 1863),
by whom he has had three sons and
four daughters :

I. Thomas- Arthur-MacMurrogh
Murphy, born 22nd March,
1865; B.A., T.C.D.

II. Arthur-MacMurrogh Murphy,
born 22nd September, 1866.

III. AV i 1 1 i a m - MacMurrogb
Murphy, bom 12th July, 186a]

I. Sophia-Rebecca MacMurrogb
Murphy.

II. Gertrude- Susan MacMurrogb
Murphy ; d. 29th June, 188i;
bur. at Mount Jerome, Dublin.

III. Edith MacMurrogh Murphy;

IV. Mary-Augusta MacMurrogh
Murphy.

137. Thomas- Arthur MacMurrogh
Murphy : eldest son of Arthur ;
B.A. of T.C.D. ; born, 1865, and
living in 1887.



CHAP. IV.] O'MU. HEREMON GENEALOGIES. O'MU. 699

O'MUEPHY. (No. 3.)

Of the County Carlow.

Arms : See those of " Murphy" (No. 1).

At the Great Eebellion of 1641, Mathew Murphy held considerable
estates in Wexford, chiefly in the districts of Palace and Clonroche. "With
the larger portion of Ireland, Wexford also rose in EebelHon, and, under
the leadership of Sir Morgan Kavanagh, marched to join the insurgent
forces. Among these, with his kinsmen and tenants, was Mathew Murphy,
who was made a Captain on the 15th April, 1642. The disastrous battle of
Blackheath was fought between the Irish forces under Lord Mountgarret
and the Kings troops under the Duke of Ormonde, in which the former
were worsted. After the battle, the head of Colonel Kavanagh was
brought to Lord Ormonde. Captain Murphy, with a company formed
from the wreck of the Irish forces, followed the fortunes of the Confederate
Army, until a wound received in the battle of Lynch's Cross incapacitated
him for further service. He then returned home, and, fearing attainder
of the family estates, settled in a district of the county Carlow, some few
miles from Borris, in the shadow of the Blackstairs, called after him
" Ballymurphy.^^ Here he married a sister of Daniel Oge Kavanagh, and
cousin of the slain chief. To him were born — 1. Laurence ; 2. Mathew ;
3. Jane ; and 4. Kichard. Cromwell on his march to Ross passed along
these mountains, and burned the castle which Captain Matthew Murphy
had erected, and all were obliged to take refuge in the mountains, in the
cave universally known in that district as " Cahir's Den." Of these
children Laurence died young. In the Williamite wars the three others
joined the troops of Lord Galway, and were present at the battle of the
Boyne. James was badly wounded, and returned home ; but the two
other brothers continued with the army until the Siege of Limerick was
raised, when they sailed with Sarsfield and the " Wildgeese" for France.
Matthew was killed in action at the battle of Neerwinden or Lauden,
when Marshal Duke of Luxemburg and William III. contended for
mastery. Richard served in the regiment of Lord Clancarty, as captain.
He married and had two sons, one of whom, Mathew, exchanged into
the Spanish service, and his descendants hold civil and military offices
there to the present day. The other, Richard, attached himself to Count
Lally Tollendal's regiment, where, by successive acts of bravery, he rose
to the position of Lieutenant-Colonel. As captain, he sailed with the
regiment to Scotland, to the aid of Prince Charles, and was taken prisoner
with the remnant of the regiment, at Inverness, the day after the battle
of Culloden. Being exchanged he went to India with Count Lally, was
present at the battle of Wandewash, in Jan., 1760, and was one of the
officers taken prisoner after the complete overthrow of the French.

James returned from the Boyne to Ballymurphy, and married a sister
of Bryan Oge Kavanagh, of Ballyleagh — this latter also marrying a sister
of his. Bryan Oge was an officer in Dillon's regiment, and was famous as
a swordsman. He had previously served in Spain. Many stories of him



700 o'mU, IRISH PEDIGREES. O'mU. [PART III.

are current to this day in the Barony of Idrone. It is told of him that,
in one of the conflicts attendant on the passage of the Boyne, being
engaged with an officer of Schomberg's force, so powerful was his arm and
so keen his sword, that, getting a clear sweep at his enemy, his blade clove
swiftly through his neck without disturbing the head ! It was only when
the officer moved, that his head fell off, exclaiming as it touched the
ground : " Bloody Wars !"

In the ancient abbey of Saint Moling, beside the flowing waters of the
Barrow, the following moss-covered tablet is to be seen : — " Here lieth the
body of Bryan Kavanagh of Drumin, of the family of Ballyleagh. A man
remarkably known to the nobility and gentry of Ireland by the name of
Bryan Na-Sthroka, from his noble actions and valour, in King James's
troop, in the battles of the Boyne and Aughrim. He died February 8th,
1735, aged 74 years. Also Mary Murphy his wife with four of their
children.— E.I. P."

Of James Murphy there were born Richard and Mathew. Of the
former there was born Martin, of whom Richard, and of whom Laurence,
Mathew, and James. The two latter were killed among the insurgent
forces at the battle of Ross. Laurence had children : Richard, Andrew,
James, and Matthew. The two first w^ent to America ; one of whom,
Andrew, rose to great opulence in Columbus, Ohio, leaving several children.
Mathew settled in Glynn, county Carlow, and had five sons, one of whom
died in action in the passage of "Island Xo. 10," by Admiral Farragut
at New Orleans in the War of Secession. James, the youngest son, is
author of the " Forge of Clohogue," " Convict No. 25," and several other
Irish national novels. He has several sons : Mathew, Michael, Thomas,
Martin ; and daughters Lizzie, Margaret, Mary — all living in Dublin, in
1887.



O'MURPHY. (No. 4.)

Of the " Clan Moroghoe'' Sept

Arms : See those of " MacMorough," ante,

MuRCHA (or Morogh) MacMorough, son of Murcha who (see p. 553, ante)
is No. Ill on the "MacMorough" pedigree, was the ancestor of this
branch of that family :



112. Morogh MacMorough (a quo
Clan Moroghoe) : son of Murcha.
From this Clan is derived the name
0' Moroghoe, which has been angli-
cised O'Murjphy, 3Iurrough, and
Murphy,



113. Morogh : son of Morogh ;
had a brother Donogh, who had a
son named Morogh.

114. Morogh-na Maoir (of the
Stewards); son of Morogh (No. 113);
living A.D. 1193.



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115. Donogh Eeamhar : his son ; a
quo O'Murphy Eeamhar. (See the
"O'Murphy" No. 10 pedigree.)

116. Morogh : his son.

117. Donogh na-Coille:* his son.

118. Diarmuid if his son.

119. Maurice : his son.

120. Donogh Dubh MacMorough



0' Murphy : his son. From this
Donogh it is said that Clan Donagh
was so called ; and from the terri-
tory of Clan Donagh, the present
barony of " Clandonagh," in the
Queen's County, on the border of
the CO. Kilkenny, derives its name.



O'MUEPHY. (No. 5.)

Of Cork : Of the " Clan Moroghoe" Se;pt.

Arms : Quarterly, ar. and gu., four lions ramp, counterchanged, on a fess sa. three
garbs or. Crest : A lion ramp, gu., holding in fore paws a garb or. Motto : Fortis et
hospitalis.

This family is a branch of the Clan Moroghoe Sept, whose genealogy is
traced in the " O'Murphy" (No. 4) pedigree ; and is a branch of the
" O'Murphy" family of Muskerry, in the county Cork ; which ancient clan
went from Leinster about the thirteenth century ; and, as may be seen by
ancient Maps, possessed the territory between Cork and Macroom, on the
northern side of the River Lee.

At the commencement of the eighteenth century, in the year 1709,
just after the enactment of the Penal LawsJ of the reign of Queen Anne,
Nicholas Murrough or Murjphy^ a descendant of the once powerful Clan
Moroghoe^ of Leinster, migrated from the land then held by the Sept to



* Coille : Donagh-na-Coille had a brother named Dermod Muimneach (or Dermod
the " Munsterman"), who was father of Donogh, the father of Donal, the father of
Dermod, the father of Donogh, who was living in the 15th century. Dermod
Muimneach O'Moroghoe was the first of the family that, in the 13th century, settled
in Munster.

^Diarmuid: This Diarmuid (or Dermod) MacMorough O'Murphy had two
brothers— 1 . Reman, who was the father of Seonach, the father of Manus, the father of
David ; and 2. Luke, who had a son named Donogh.
% Penal Laws :

In that dark time of cruel wrong, when on our country's breast,

A dreary load, a ruthless code, with wasting terrors press'd—

Our gentry stripp'd of land and clan, sent exiles o'er the main,

To turn the scales on foreign fields for foreign monarchs' gain ;

Our people trod like vermin down, all fenceless flung to sate

Extortion, lust, and brutal whim, and rancorous bigot hate —

Our priesthood tracked from cave to hut, like felons chased and lashed.

And from their ministering hands the lifted chalice dashed —

In that black time of law-wrought crime, of stifling woe and thrall,

There stood supreme one foul device, one engine worse than all :

Him whom they wished to keep a slave, they sought to make a brute —

They banned the light of heaven — they bade instruction's voice be mute.



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which he belonged in the barony of " Clandonagh," Qaeen's County, and
settled at Cloghroe, in Muskerry, county Cork.

In the year 1756, one of the last " Bills of Discovery," in that part of
the country, was filed against his son Jeremiah Murphy, of Cloghroe, as a
" Papist," by one Samuel "Windus, of Grafton-street, Dublin, an informer.
Jeremiah Murphy refusing to conform to Protestantism, and preferring
the loss of his property to that of the Faith of our Fathers, was thereupon
dispossessed of his lands. Bj his marriage with Mary- Anne Kedmond of
the county Tipperary (a descendant of an adherent of King William III.,
who came with him to Ireland in one of his Danish regiments), Jeremiah
Murphy, whose wife embraced the Catholic religion, had two children,
both being sons : 1. Daniel, 2. Jeremiah. The altered circumstances of the
family consequent on this confiscation, obliged the second son Jeremiah to
engage in trade and commerce in the city of Cork, in which both he and
his descendants have, since then, been singularly successful j thus verifying
in a remarkable manner the words of a great Catholic Writer :