Murphy's - Lot 22, Perry Point

Orignal Grant:

Thomas Sumner - May 2, 1786

Deed Transfers:

Thomas Sumner to William A. and Betsy Sumner - 1792

William A. Sumner to Isaac Perry - 1798

Isaac Perry to John Forrester Perry -

John Forrester Perry to Thomas P. Dixon - 1857

Thomas P. Dixon to James Murphy - 1884

James Murphy to Nora L. Murphy - 1909

History and Style:

This grand home was built by John Tenpenny Murphy and his wife Jane Hunter in the 1870s. Mr. Murphy ran a sawmill near his home, which was powered by water carried by a sluice from a dam on Murphy Brook. John Murphy’s son, James, began building ships near the homestead. In 1890, the Alan Macintyre was launched from Perry Point and was followed by the Beaver in 1891, which sailed the eastern seaboard until 1936. Eventually, James Murphy moved to Massachusetts, like many other Maritimers around the turn of the century, but he continued to visit his old home in New Brunswick every year. Luckily, his descendants continue this tradition and return to the old Murphy homestead annually to enjoy their summers on the beautiful Kennebecasis. This house has a very ornate interior, with intricate mouldings and large fireplaces. The front room has very regal paneled wainscoting which melds into the adjoining window and door trim. The window trim in some rooms is very elaborate and not only encases the window but drops down to connect to the baseboards.