John Murphy was in the Coastguard and stationed in Liscannor at the time of his son's birth. The Murphy's came from Aghada. Johns Father was named Timothy Murphy.
John Murphy (b 1833) was born in Whitegate Aghada. He was in the Royal Navy during the Crimean war and later in the Coastguard. He died when he was living in Harbour View Cobh and is buried in Whitegate. John had a brother James.
James married Frances Morrison in Aghada on 18/9/1870. Her father was John Morrison.They moved to St Ives Cornwall. The following records for St Ives show that:
1881 census - St Ives
James MURPHY Head M Male 42 Cork Aghada, Ireland
Com Boatman HM (Customs) Coast Guard
Frances MURPHY Wife M Female 31
Cork Aghada, Ireland Boatman Wife
Catherine E. MURPHY Daur Female 9 St Ives, Cornwall, England Scholar
Timothy MURPHY Son Male 7 St Ives,
Cornwall, England Scholar
Frances M. MURPHY Daur Female 4 St Ives, Cornwall, England Scholar
James MURPHY Son Male 2 St Ives, Cornwall, England Scholar
1883 Kelly's Directory - St Ives
Paul Curnow, coxswain; James Murphy, 2nd coxswain; W. T.
Tresidder, hon. sec. & treasurer
1891 census - St Ives
74,Wescotts Quay Lane,
James Murphy,Head,M,52,,Ret'd Coastguard On Pension, Co. Cork,,
Catherine..H..Murphy,Dau,S,,19,Dressmaker,Neither,St Ives Cornwall,,
Timothy Murphy,Son,S,18,,Mason (Apprentice),Employed,St Ives Cornwall,,
Frances..Murphy,Dau,S,,13, Dressmaker.(Apprentice),Employed,St Ives Cornwall,,
James..Murphy,Son,,12,,Scholar,,St Ives Cornwall,,
John..Murphy,Son,,11,,Scholar,,St Ives Cornwall,,
Bessie..Murphy,Dau,,,6,Scholar,,St Ives Cornwall,,
Margaret Burke came from a family of farmers (i.e. no navy connection)
she was born in Corkbeg. She had a brother who died when he was young.
She also had a sister who married a man named Holmes.
Spouse: Margaret Carde
Children: Margaret Murphy, Michael John Murphy, James Murphy, Mary Ellen Murphy, Nora Murphy
Occupation: His occupation was
skipper of a launch that moved navy provisions in Cork harbour.
James Murphy was born in the coastguard station at Liscannor
Co. Clare. He lived in Bishop Street Cobh then Harbour View Cobh aged
12/13. He eventually moved to Oreilla Terrace Cobh.