Edward Murray's Documents

Edward Murray's Parents:  John Murray and Catherine Tansey

Edward Murray and Sarah Lenahan's Marriage

Sarah Lenahan's Parents:  Michael Lenahan and Honora McGovern

Roscommon Roots

Sarah Lenahan's Grandparents

  • Peter Lenahan and Mary Beirne
  • Michael McGovern

Edward Murray and Sarah Lenahan Murray 1951

Griffith's Valuation Access
Irelands Valuation office conducted its first survey of property ownership in Ireland from 1848  to 1864. This survey became known as "Griffiths Valuation" after Richard Griffith who was the director of the office at that time. The survey was used to determine the amount of tax each person should pay towards the support of the poor within their poor law union. These links will provide access to the property listing as well as maps showing the dwelling locations.

    Patrick Murray  (Tibohine Civil Parish)
    Patrick Tansy   (Boyle Civil Parish)
    Lenehan in Kilnamanagh Parish (one of these may be the residence of Michael or  Peter Lenahan)
    Michael McGovern (Kilnamanagh Parish)


Edward Murray and Sarah Lenahan came separately to New York from the Barony of Frenchpark in County Roscommon.  


Sarah came at the age of 18 in April of 1905 on the S.S. Celtic.   She travelled with two older cousins,  Anne (aged 25)  and Kate Kaveny (aged 30).  Sarah arrived at Ellis Island with $7 dollars having spent $3 during her ocean transit.  (The actual ship manifest is viewable with a free registration at ellisisland.org).


Edward Murray came to the US in 1906.   The only Ellis Island record that matches him is for a voyage on the S.S Oceanic which arrived in New York  on 18 May 1906.


Edward and Sarah were married on 6 Jun 1909 at St. Peter's Church in Brooklyn.

Edward Murray's Grandparents

  • Patrick Murray and Anne McDermott
  • Patrick Tansy or Tansey

Grinolds Family