Pioneer BROPHY family in Nepean Township
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

ML# 542 on the McCabe List
from County Kilkenny

July 29, 2002:
There are several BROPHY farms in the Jockvale area of Nepean. See Martin Brophy  and go to the search engine and do a search for Brophy.

September 17, 2004: To whom it may concern, My husband is descended from Frank Houlahan and Stella Dunn, from Cedarview Road. I am descended from Joseph Brophy and lda Slyvestre. Please contact us,at bgrandee@rogers.com, my husband can be very informative. Thanking you in advance, I remain, Barb Houlahan
September 20, 2004: I don't have info on Walter Brophy from the McCabe list. I have Joseph Brophy c 1823 m 1867 Bridget Madden son Joseph b 1874 m Margaret Agnes Tierney their son Joseph William m Ida Sylvester. Joseph Brophy & Bridget Maddens daughter Margaret Jane Brophy b 1869 m John P. Houlahan son Frank Houlahan m Stella Dunn. Any info appreciated. Kathy Adamson _______________________ Katie There is some info in The Kennedy Story regarding the Brophy's. It is stored in Brantford, and will retreive the info and forward onto the rest including you of course. Take care for now Taylor Kennedy
October 6, 2004: Hello Al. Barb and Kathy I spent today, Sunday, very quietly going over my data, records and my new information from the Ontario Archives from yesterday. From what I gather is that Martin Brophy who married Catherine Bergin and Patrick Brophy who married Margaret Fogarty are very likely brothers, close in age to one another. But my interested was peeked by the Fermoyle family associated with this family. In The Kennedy Story, it was stated and known Julia Fermoyle who married Patrick Brophy and Mary Fermoyle who married Michael were in fact half sisters. It is shown by these two marriage register notices from St. Phillips Church - notice the mother differs: February 5, 1852 the marriage of Patrick Brophy, s/o Patrick Brophy [deceased] and Margaret Fogarty to Julia Fermoyle d/o John Fermoyle and Bridget Carroll [deceased]. February 24, 1862 the marriage of Michael Brophy, s/o Patrick Brophy [deceased] and Margaret Fogarty to Mary Fermoyle d/o John Fermoyle and Margaret Eagan, parish of Clenmore. But what I didn't know was that Joseph Brophy the other brother was already married to Bridget Fermoyle prior to coming to Canada and had a daughter Julia Brophy, who was 20 in the 1851 census. Bridget Fermoyle and Julia Fermoyle are sisters. Bridget died between 1851 and 1866. Joseph remarried to the following: From St. Phillips early Church records shows that on March 4, 1867, the marriage of Joseph Brophy, widower of Bridget Fermoyle, and Bridget Madden, daughter of age Ambrose Madden and Mary Carleton (Carlin), both of Nepean. Witnesses were Michael Brophy and Mary Ann Madden. Interesting to say the least. Take care Taylor Kennedy _________________________________ also posted on October 6, 2004: Just a note that I searched all pages of the 1841 census and there are no Brophy's listed. They must have arrived circa 1845 - 1850 time frame. Taylor ______________ and from Kathy Adamson, posted on October 6 also: Hi Taylor and all: Brophy and Fermoyle are not listed on census of Nepean 1842. Irish sometimes held land deeds for years before registering because of conditions they had faced in Erin. I found no marriage at St Philip or St Pat's FF for Joseph Brophy & Bridget Fermoyle. There is no funeral record for Bridget Fermoyle. The register contains missing and faded pages so marriage and funeral record may have been missed. No gravestone for Bridget Fermoyle. 1851 census lists Joseph 29, Bridget 27, Julia 20. Assume she could not be daughter of Bridget Fermoyle-probably Julia a sister to Joseph - no marriage or funeral record found for Julia. 1867 was year Joseph remarried to Bridget Madden. Not known if two John Fermoyle's came to Nepean, or if John Fermoyle remarried Margaret Egan after first wife Bridget Carroll died. What is known is Patrick Brophy married Julia Fermoyle and his brother Michael Brophy married Mary Fermoyle. The Fermoyle girls may have been half sisters. If Joseph married in Ireland maybe the Fermoyle family came with the Brophy's to Ontario. Hard to piece things together without proof. Kathy Adamson _____________________ Hi Guys My Thesis is Martin, Michael, Patrick and John are brothers. Taylor From the Ottawa Packet; Saturday, June 8, 1850 Obit: “Brophy”: In this town, on the 3rd instant, of inflammation of the lungs, John Brophy, Esq., late Clerk of the Works, Royal Engineers Department, at Bytown, a native of King’s County, Ireland, aged 42 years.” ... Taylor
November 12, 2007: New E-Mail address for Barb is bgrandee@rogers.com
March 16, 2012 This just received from Taylor Kennedy, from the Ottawa Citizen:

BROPHY, C. Roderick Peacefully on Monday, March 12, 2012 at the age of 84. Beloved husband of Pierrette (nee Leduc) for 60 magnificent years. Loving father of Lynda (Rod Morrison), Ron (Heather Brophy) and Claudette (Wayne Bonney). Devoted grandfather of Samantha (Pablo Garrido), Sean Kinnear, Allison (Matt MacDonald) and Kyle Brophy. Caring great- grandfather of Jason, Madison, Olivia and Sasha. Dear brother of Ken (Joan), Don (Lois- deceased), Bob (Marilyn) and predeceased by Norm, Venie, and Eva. Will be dearly missed by his sister-in-law Suzanne Pigeon. Rod was a long-time member of the Ottawa Hunt & Golf Club and an ardent skier who lived and enjoyed life to the fullest. A special thank you to the staff of the Ottawa GeneralHospital. Friends may pay respects at the Kelly Funeral Home 1255 Walkley Rd. (East of Bank) Friday, March 16 from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Funeral Saturday, March 17 to St. Ignatius Church 518 Donald Street for Mass of Christian Funeral at 10 a.m. ******************

Some Descendants of Patrick BROPHY, a couple of generations have been omitted but included in this list would be Roderick Brophy

1 Patrick Brophy .. +Margaret Fogarty b: Abt. 1791 ..... 2 Michael Brophy b: Abt. 1825 ......... +Mary Bridget Fermoyle b: Abt. 1844 ............. 3 Margaret Brophy b: 1863 ............. 3 Bridget Brophy b: 1865 ............. 3 Sarah Jane Brophy b: 1867 ............. 3 Patrick Brophy b: October 14, 1868 ............. 3 Catherine Brophy b: Abt. 1869 ................. +Richard Tierney b: Abt. 1866 ............. *2nd Husband of Catherine Brophy: ................. +Richard Tierney ............. 3 John Brophy b: March 1871 ................. +Molly Daley ............. 3 Michael Brophy b: 1872 ............. 3 James Brophy b: 1874 ................. +Florence (McGillis) Daley ............. 3 Ellen Mary Brophy b: May 10, 1876 ................. +Michael Joseph Kennedy b: May 02, 1874 ..................... 4 Michael Kennedy b: 1905 ..................... 4 Desmond Bartholomew Kennedy b: August 24, 1907 ......................... +Elizabeth Edna McEvoy b: January 04, 1909 ..................... 4 Mary Dorothy Kennedy b: March 14, 1909 ......................... +William Shanley Walter Craig b: October 28, 1905 ..................... 4 Margaret Clare Kennedy b: June 23, 1913 ......................... +Cecil Patrick William Craig b: December 06, 1919 ..................... 4 Mary Elizabeth Kennedy b: 1925 ............. 3 Martin Brophy b: 1878 ................. +Winnifred Thompson ..................... 4 Dorothy Brophy ..................... 4 Joseph Brophy ..................... 4 Peter Brophy ............. 3 Anne Brophy b: April 16, 1883 ..... 2 Patrick Brophy b: Abt. 1827 ......... +Julia Fermoyle b: Abt. 1836 ............. 3 Margaret Brophy b: 1854 ............. 3 John Brophy b: 1857 ............. 3 Jeramiah Brophy b: 1859 ............. 3 Bridget Brophy b: 1861 ............. 3 Patrick Brophy b: 1863 ............. 3 Julia Brophy b: 1865 ................. +Jeremiah Berrigan b: February 10, 1860 ..................... 4 Kathleen Berrigan ..................... 4 James Berrigan ..................... 4 Julia Agatha Berrigan ..................... 4 Gerald Edward Berrigan ..................... 4 Matthew Michael Berrigan ............. 3 Michael Brophy b: 1867 ................. +Mary A McKeown ............. 3 Mary Ann Brophy b: June 05, 1871 ..... 2 Joseph Brophy b: 1826 ......... +Bridget Fermoyle ..... *2nd Wife of Joseph Brophy: ......... +Bridget Madden b: 1844 ............. 3 Patrick Brophy b: March 10, 1868 ................. +Cassie Gertrude Macdonald ..................... 4 Roderick Joseph Angus Brophy b: December 23, 1901 ......................... +Muriel Bedore b: 1907


January 17, 2017: An update on the Brophy and Fermoyle families by Taylor Kennedy: Read or Download Update to Brophy and Fermoyle family history by Taylor Kennedy

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