John Jervois Murphy(1820-1883), from Newtown Bantry West Cork, to Mayor Ipswich, Queensland, Australia:
The Murphy family had been Middle Men to the Brown (Kenmare) Estate at Newtown since at least the early 18th century nd later ran mills and a brewery. The house was at the back of the present Bantry Tyre property formerly Flatleys factory. His maternal side were the Jervoises a substantial landowning family at Brade outside Skibbereen. In the early 18th century they had property interests in then developing Cork City.
The Jervois family were based in Brade between Skibbereen andLeap adn were also in Bandon, agents to the Bandon Estate.