Susannah Murphy

Female1836–16 June 1867

Brief Life History of Susannah

Susannah Murphy was born in 1836, in Ireland as the daughter of Henry Murphy. She married Seth Melling on 19 September 1864, in Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 16 June 1867, in Scholes, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom, at the age of 31, and was buried in Lower Ince Cemetery and Wigan Crematorium, Ince-in-Makerfield, Greater Manchester, England, United Kingdom.

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Family Time Line

Seth Melling
Susannah Murphy
Marriage: 19 September 1864
Abel Melling
John William Melling

Sources (9)

  • 1861 England Census
  • Legacy NFS Source: Sussanah Murphy - Government record: Birth record or certificate: birth-name: Sussanah Murphy
  • Susannah Mellor, "England Marriages, 1538–1973 "

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    19 September 1864Wigan, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (1)

    World Events (6)


    Age 3

    The Night of the BIG WIND. In Killarney and its neighborhood there was a terrible hurricane. The town sustained much damage and many houses were shattered.


    Age 7

    Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.


    Age 9

    The Irish Potato Famine. Many Irish emigrate to America. Irish population drops from 8 million to 6 million due to death from starvation or emigration.

    Name Meaning

    Some characteristic forenames: Irish Brendan, Liam, Aileen, Kieran, Brigid, Donal, Siobhan, Eamon, Aidan, Dermot, John Patrick, Declan.

    Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Murchadha ‘descendant of Murchadh’, a personal name composed of the elements muir ‘sea’ + cath ‘battle’, i.e. ‘sea warrior’. This was an important family in Tyrone. For the surname with mac, see also McMurrough (Leinster).

    English: variant of Morphey (see Morphew ).

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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