Lawrence MOLLOY c.1840-1881, b. Dublin, Ireland to Matthew MOLLOY and Ann NOLAN; arrived with his father and siblings at Portland, Victoria on the emigrant ship "Almora" in Apr 1854, having left Liverpool, England in Jan 1854.

The MOLLOY family on the "Almora" was listed as Matthew MOLLOY (48y), Anne MOLLOY (26y), Mary MOLLOY (25y), John MOLLOY (15y) and Lawrence MOLLOY (15y). Matthew MOLLOY (the father) died at Coleraine, Victoriain 1875; Annie MOLLOY c.1836-1898 married William Henry COOKE and died at Coleraine; Mary MOLLOY c.1829-1908 married Patrick O'KEEFE and died at Harrow, Victoria; John MOLLOY c.1840-1923 married Eliza FEATHERBY and died at Hamilton. Victoria.

Lawrence MOLLOY was married in 1861 in Queensland, Australia to Jane PURCHASE c.1836-1883, b. Dorsetshire, England to William PURCHASE and Ann VINCENT. They had 1 child in Queensland before moving to Victoria before 1865.

Lawrence MOLLOY selected 104 acres of land in 1865 in the Parish of Carapook (on "Muntham" Station) where another 4 children were born.

Lawrence MOLLOY, Farmer of Carapook, 3 school-aged children, living 1 mile NW of Carapook was one of the signatures to the 1875 petition aimed at establishing a new school at Carapook.

Lawrence MOLLOY died at Carapook in 1881 and his wife Jane died in 1882 and they were both buried in the Coleraine Cemetery, leaving 3 surviving children.

Lawrence MOLLOY and Jane PURCHASE had the following known children...

  1. Frederick MOLLOY 1862-1923, b. Queensland, Australia; d. Broken Hill, NSW; m. 1887, Victoria to Rose NULTY 1865-1952, b. Portland, Victoria to John James NULTY and Rose MURRAY; d. Melbourne, Victoria; 6 children.

  2. Lawrence Matthew MOLLOY 1865-1916, b. Coleraine, Victroia; d. Gproke, Victoria; m. 1911 to Eliza Grant McBEAN 1879-1960, b. Tarrayoukyan, Victoria to William McBEAN and Mary Ann SMITH; d. Ararat, Victoria.

  3. Ann MOLLOY 1867-1876, b. Carapook, Victoria; d. Carapook, Victoria.

  4. Mary MOLLOY 1870-1878, b. Carapook, Victoria; d. Carapook, Victoria.

  5. Agnes MOLLOY 1872-1941, b. Carapook, Victoria; d. Melbourne, Victoria.