I am interested to learn if anyone is researching the Hemphill family.
My interest is Jerrard HEMPHILL son of Thomas HEMPHILL and Jane IRWIN. I believe the
family lived at Bracklin, Fermanagh.
Jerrard (or Gerrard) married Anne CLINTON in about 1828. I have found his baptism in
Tubrid Church and hers in St. Marys Ardess. Therefore I presume they were C of I.
Jerrard and Anne emigrated to Australia with their children in 1841. In 1852, Jerrard
like so many other Irishmen, was running an inn in Gundagai. In July of that year the
couple and four of their children were drowned in one of Gundagai’s largest floods of the
Murrumbidgee River. I believe their two oldest sons Robert and John were not drowned and
some years later were married and living in the Wagga/Balranald/Hay district.
Margaret in Oz.