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Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack"

Grave of Dr. David Humphreys


Abington, Co.Limerick

Abington graveyard.
Or Abingdon.
Near Murroe, Abington par, Co.Limerick. See map.

This is the site of the vanished Cistercian monastery, the Abbey of Owney (or "Abbey of Woney" or "Wotheney Abbey").
The Abbey was founded around 1200 by Theobald Walter, first Chief Butler of Ireland. See [Tierney, 1966].
Theobald Walter was buried here in 1206.

The graveyard is the burial place of the Humphrys family.
The Humphrys graves were carefully restored in 2009 using sandblasting.







Abington graveyard on 1829 to 1842 map.
The graveyard is probably in the cloister garth of the vanished Abbey.
The Abbey church probably stood between this and the river to the S.
See modern street view. And satellite view.



Plaque at Abington graveyard.
See full size. See close-up.
Photos 2006. Photos courtesy of Richard Humphreys.





Grave of William Humphrys and James Humphrys

Grave of William Humphrys and James Humphrys, "The Squire".
Location: Go in entrance, forward until nearly at new building on RHS. Grave is on LHS.



Grave of William Humphrys and James Humphrys, "The Squire".
Photo 2009, before cleaning.
See full size. Courtesy of Richard Humphreys.
See other 2009 shot. And other shot.
William Humphrys has two gravestones - an older one on RHS and a newer one on LHS.



Grave of William and James.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.
See other shot and wider shot.



Older grave commemorating William Humphrys.
Photo 2009, before cleaning.
See full size and grave removed from ground (by caretaker). Photos courtesy of Richard Humphreys.
See also 2006 shot light adjusted and original, and alternative and alternative, courtesy of Richard Humphreys.



Older grave commemorating William Humphrys.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.
See other shot.



Later grave commemorating William Humphrys.
Photo 2006, before cleaning.
See full size. Photo courtesy of Richard Humphreys.
See also 2009 shot courtesy of Richard Humphreys.



Later grave commemorating William Humphrys.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.



The grave of James Humphrys.
Photo 2006, before cleaning.
Light adjusted digitally. See full size and original. Courtesy of Richard Humphreys.



Close-up of the grave.
Photo 1985. See larger and full size.
See also 2006 shot courtesy of Richard Humphreys.



Close-up of the grave.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.


The cleaning can give the wrong date

In general, we should trust the cleaned grave more than the grave in poor condition with growth on it.
However, this is a case where the cleaned grave is wrong.
We know from newspapers and death cert that Tim Humphrys died 1934. 1931 is wrong.
If you look closely, it does look like the grave said 1934, but the cleaning missed that.



Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack"

Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack".
Location: In centre near new building.



Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack" (with broken cross on ground in front of it).
Photo 2009, before cleaning.
See full size. Courtesy of Richard Humphreys. And close-up.
See other 2009 shot. And close-up.
See also 2006 shot and alternative and close-up. Courtesy of Richard Humphreys.



Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack".
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.



Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack".
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.



Grave of John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack".
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.




Grave of Dr. David Humphreys

Grave of Dr. David Humphreys.
Location: A bit in front of new building.



Grave of Dr. David Humphreys.
Photo 2009, before cleaning. See full size and other shot. Courtesy of Richard Humphreys.
Note Rath grave in background.
See other 2009 shot. And close-up.



Grave of Dr. David Humphreys.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.
See other shot and closer.
See 2016 photo. Courtesy of Margaret Ryan. See other shot.



Close-up of grave.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.
See 2016 photo. Courtesy of Margaret Ryan. See other shot.






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