Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Murphy (Clifton)


Estate(s)

Name Description
Murphy (Clifton) The Murphy family of Clifton, Montenotte, Cork, was a junior branch of the Murphy family, brewers of Cork. Nicholas Murphy fifth son of Jeremiah Murphy lived at Clifton. His third son John Nicholas was created a Count of the Papal States and in 1855 married Alice Mary daughter of Daniel Leahy. He was Mayor of Cork in 1854. At the time of Griffith's Valuation he held an estate in the parishes of Askeaton and Tomdeely, barony of Connello Lower, county Limerick. The land in the parish of Tomdeely was held from Lord Southwell. In the 1870s he owned 1,352 acres in county Limerick and 24 acres in Cork city. His only child Margaret May married in 1879 as his first wife Daniel John Cronin Coltsmann of Glenflesk Castle, Killarney, county Kerry.
Murphy (Cork) A family of distillers and brewers in Cork city who acquired land and property in the city locality during the 19th century. They descend from Jeremiah Murphy and his wife, Mary O'Hallinan, who had five sons, James of Ringmahon, John who became Bishop of Cork, Jeremiah of Hyde Park, Cork, Daniel of Belleville and Nicholas of Clifton. This generation of Murphys founded the firm of James Murphy and Co, distillers, Cork in 1825. A later generation founded the firm of James J. Murphy and Co, brewers of Cork in 1854.