Genealogical Query

James Murphy - travelling showman?

By Diane Murphy

I am researching my husband's side of the family and was told that James Murphy, believed to be born in Dublin, was a travelling showman. I know he and his wife Mary, known as May, were in Cashel in November 1912 as that is where my father-in-law William John Murphy was born.  I was told they also lived in Wicklow so was hoping for any information that may be available. They emigrated to Australia in 1925.

This page was added by Diane Murphy on 09/04/2014.
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Hello Diane, Have you checked the 1911 Census for your ancestors? Please see more information on the census in our genealogy articles section. Also, if you check the article on civil records, you can find out about sourcing the birth certificate of William John Murphy, thus identifying Mary/May's maiden name, which should help you to locate their marriage record, etc. You might find the article on the family history case study of use too. Best of luck with your research!

By Catherine Wright
On 09/04/2014

Thank you Catherine, I will check the census record for 1911. We have William's birth certificate so I know Mary's maiden name was Blake, but am unable to find any marriage record, we were told they were married in Liverpool England in 1905 but can find no record.

By Diane Murphy
On 23/04/2014

Hi I was wondering if anyone can help trace my family, the name is James Kavanagh, who married Julia Pearson, their Children Andrew, Julia, Mary and James. I have come to a dead end but I do know James and Julia died in Dublin. I cannot find any info about them before 1868. Can anyone help many thanks Christine

By christine
On 22/01/2015

Hi Christine,

I checked our County Wicklow parish records but I could not see any reference to this family.  Can you tell me roughly when James and Julia married, or when their children were born....

By Catherine Wright
On 10/02/2015

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