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Tuesday, June 11, 2013

The Murphy Family

The Murphy Family
MOTTO: Fortis et Hospitalis
Translation:  Brave and hospitable
The ancient name of the family was “Murchada”, signifying “superior”.  The founder of the family was Fiacha, King of Leinster, a province of Ireland, A.D. 144.
The chiefs of the clan were styled “Lords of Hy Reiling, and their possessions were located in the present countries of Wexford and Cork.  The family seat was in a locality now known as Castle Ellis.
During the Williamite Wars in Ireland, the Murphy Family supported King James.  With the defeat of James, they were dispossessed of their estates in Wexford.  Under subsequent English rulers other branches of the family lost their holdings in other parts of Ireland.

Source unknown:  Possibly from my Uncle Larry and his trip to Ireland.

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