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Mick Humphrys



This must be Mick Humphrys (front) and his wife Annie (RHS) marked on this group photo of c.1900.
Also marked are Dr. David Humphreys and his wife Nell.
This is [P106/474].
Most of the people in the photo are unidentified. This does NOT look like Quinsborough.
See wider and full size.




Mick Humphrys,
bapt 9th June 1859, Murroe, Co.Limerick.
He went to Dublin. Ran a pub in Dublin.

Pub at 49 Great Britain St (49 Parnell St), Dublin:
Mick ran a pub at 49 Great Britain St (later 49 Parnell St), Dublin.
"Michael Humphrys", family grocer, and tea, wine and spirit merchant, listed there in [Thoms] 1891 to 1920.
He took over the pub from William Humphrys.
He wit his brother Dr.David's marriage settlement, and marriage, Dublin, 1895.

He mar 1stly, 1897, to Annie O'Shaughnessy [born 1868, Dublin, NOT Angela].
She is listed as "Annie" on grave and in census.
(todo) See mar of Michael Humphrys and Anne O'Shaughnessy, [GROI], Dublin North, 4th qr 1896, vol 2 p 529.
Living 49 Great Britain St at children's bapts 1897-98.
He is listed at 49 Great Britain St in [Census, 1901]. His nephews Tim and Jim and Ned Lloyd are there with him as assistants.
[P106/166] has letters from him, 1902-1919.
He registered Dr.David's death, London, 1903.
When his brother Dr.David's widow Nell and her children came to Dublin in 1909 he was the only relative they had there.
He lived over this pub for many years.
He is listed at 49 Great Britain St in [Census, 2 April 1911]. His nephew Jack is there with him as assistant.
Great Britain St was re-named Parnell St in Oct 1911.
Annie's grave lists them as of "49 Parnell St" in 1915.

Annie dies, 1915:
Annie died 4 Mar 1915, age 47 yrs, bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
Mick is still at 49 Parnell St in 1919.

Pub at 81 Dame St, Dublin:
Mick then owned and ran a pub at 81 Dame St, Dublin, that is now called "The Oak".
It would have been called Humphrys' pub when he ran it.
"Michael Humphrys" listed there in [Thoms] from 1923 on (still called "Humphrys" pub after his death).
His surname, spelt "Humphrys" (the old way), is in a tiled floor at the door of the pub, dating from c.1923.

He moved to 81 Dame St think in 1922 or earlier, because when his nephew Dick Humphreys first set up in business as O'Mara's Rubber Co., by agreement dated 9th Oct 1922, he located at 79 Dame St, two doors away from where his uncle already was.
He was close to his brother Dr.David's family, but sadly they fell out over politics over the Civil War (1922-23). Mick was Free State, his brother's family were strong Republicans.
Apparently the top part of 81 Dame St was destroyed during the Civil War, had to be re-built.

Mick is listed as having a separate residence to the pub.
He is listed as living 29 North Circular Rd in [Thoms] from 1923 on.
However his grave says he died "at his residence" 81 Dame St.

He mar 2ndly to Angela ---- [born 1880].
He used to hunt with Langans.
[Mary Frawley, née Humphreys] remembered a story that Mick "saved a child" from the Proselytisers (Protestant missionaries who offered food to the Catholic poor if they would convert). Some Catholic organisation presented him with a watch.
He might be "M. Humphreys" who was present with other vintners at Alderman Flanagan's funeral 1931.

Mick dies, 1934:
He died at 81 Dame St, Fri 25 May 1934, age 74 yrs.
See death notice in Irish Independent, Saturday, May 26, 1934.
Funeral Mon 28th May 1934, bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
See funeral report, Irish Times, May 29, 1934, and also in Irish Times, June 2, 1934.
Funeral list in Irish Press, Tue 29th May 1934.

Angela may have kept the pub running.
81 Dame St is still called "Michael Humphrys" pub in [Thom's, 1938].
She must be "Mrs. Michael Humphreys" who sent message of sympathy at Nell's death 1939.

Angela dies, 1940:
Angela died 10 Sept 1940, bur Glasnevin Cemetery.
(todo) See death of Angela Humphreys, [GROI], 4th qr 1940, age 60 (born 1880), Dublin South, vol 2 p 349.
Mick had issue by his 1st wife Annie:


  1. Margaret Ester Humphrys,
    born 13 April 1897,
    bapt 13 April 1897 [Pro-Cathedral, Dublin], see images part 1 and part 2,
    the priest was Mick's brother Fr. James Humphrys,
    sp Margaret Humphrys (unidentified, various possibilities) and Christopher Rooney,
    died pre-1901.


  2. James Mary Humphrys,
    born 22 August 1898,
    bapt 26 August 1898 [Pro-Cathedral, Dublin], see images part 1 and part 2,
    sp Christopher Newman and Jane Rooney,
    died pre-1901.


  3. (3 other children) Humphrys.
    1901 census lists no children alive.
    1911 census says they had 5 children born alive 1897-1911, all of whom were dead by 1911.
    Grave is "in memory of .. 4 of their children who died young".

    Can't find deaths of their children in [GROI].
    Think NOT Mary Humphreys, died Dublin South, 3rd qr 1904, age 4.
    NOT John Humphreys, died Rathdown, 1st qr 1902, age 0.
    NOT Anthony Humphreys, died Dublin North, 4th qr 1902, age 0.
    NOT Eliza Humphreys, died Dublin North, 4th qr 1906, age 0.
    NOT Beryl Humphreys, died Dublin South, 4th qr 1909, age 1.




Tiled floor with Mick Humphrys' name.
At the door of "The Oak" pub, Dame St, Dublin.
Photo 2007.




49 Great Britain St, Dublin

Great Britain St was re-named Parnell St in Oct 1911.
  

Location of Mick's old pub (red cross), 49 Great Britain St (49 Parnell St), Dublin.
On 1887 to 1913 map.
This is now vanished. Site is now Ilac Shopping Centre and new apartments.



Mick Humphrys letterhead, from 49 Great Britain St, in 1902.
From [P106/166]. See full size.



Location of Mick's old pub in [Thom's, 1914].



Mick Humphrys letterhead, from 49 Parnell St, in 1919.
From [P106/166]. See full size.


  

Mick Humphrys' grave, Glasnevin

Mick Humphrys' grave, Glasnevin Cemetery, Dublin.
Location: vC 10.5, Section: DUBLIN.


Mick Humphrys' grave.
Photo 2014. See full size.
See close-up.
See wider shot showing location.



Mick Humphrys' grave (small cross on RHS, marked with pink square) on street view.
Click through to see location.



Location on satellite view (pink square).




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