Edward Cavanagh Murphy acquired an estate in the Doneraile area of county Cork in the second half of the 19th century, buying the Crofts interest in Streamhill in the early 1850s. He married Matilda Anne Galway of Lota, county Cork and was succeeded by his eldest son, Charles William Cavanagh Murphy of Stream Hill who, in 1883, married Charlotte Anne Courtney of Waterford . Over 2500 acres of Charles' estate was advertised for sale in the Land Judges' Court in June 1890. the Irish Times reported that the property was purchased in trust for Langley B. Creagh of Woodville, Buttevant, for over £4800. In the 1870s Edward C. Murphy had owned over 3,000 acres in county Cork. This family were resident at Grange, Curraglass, county Cork, in 1910.
Contemporary printed sources
- PARLIAMENTARY PAPERS. ''Return of owners of land of one acre and upwards, in the several counties .... in Ireland''. HC 1876, LXXX: 130
- HUSSEY DE BURGH, U. H. ''The Landowners of Ireland. An alphabetical list of the owners of estates of 500 acres or £500 valuation and upwards in Ireland''. Dublin: Hodges, Foster and Figgis, 1878. [available online at www.askaboutireland.ie] : 331
Modern printed sources
- WALFORD. ''County Families of the United Kingdom''. London: Spottiswoode & Co. Ltd., 1910: 807
- HAJBA, Anna-Maria. ''Historical Genealogical Architectural notes on some Houses of Cork. Volume I: North Cork''. Whitegate: Ballinakella Press, 2002: 187 (Grange, Kilmacow), 340-341 (Streamhill)
- ''Irish Times'': Advertisement for sale published 29 April 1890, p.8. Land Judges' Court sale reports, 14 June 1890, p.9A.