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Mary McLoughlin (c. 1841–1926)

Mary Murphy (c.1841-1926) was the daughter of Michael Murphy, a blacksmith, and Julia Henchy of County Clare, Ireland. She was born in about 1841 and at the age of 11 emigrated to Sydney with three siblings and her widowed mother. The family arrived as assisted immigrants on the Stamboul in October 1854. Her mother was described as a servant and had a daughter who was already living in Sydney. Mary could both read and write. The family moved to Victoria a few years later.

Mary married Michael McLoughlin on 23 April 1862 at St Mary's Church, Kyneton; the couple had seven children. Following her husband's death in 1896 Mary lived with her married daughter Margaret Annie Calwell (during Margaret's lifetime).

Mary McLoughlin died at Flemington on 22 July 1926 at the age of about 85. She was buried in the same grave as her daughter Margaret and her daughter's husband.

Her detailed obituary appeared in the Kyneton Guardian, 29 July 1926.

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  • Murphy, Mary

c. 1841
Clare, Ireland


22 July, 1926 (aged ~ 85)
Flemington, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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