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Anthony Humphrys, of Rath



"Anthony D. Humphrys" listed as Clerk of Petty Sessions for Murroe in [Thom's, 1850, p.505]. Online here.
See also entry in [Thom's, 1857, p.892].


  
Anthony Humphrys,
of Rath, Co.Limerick.
He was the first Humphrys in Rath. Cracked Jack bought farms for each of his sons.
There is no Humphrys in Rath in the [Tithe Survey] c.1825.
He mar pre-1830 to Catherine Ryan [Kitty, NOT Patricia].
He must be "Anthony Humphrys" who wit James Humphrys' mar 1841.
[Letter, 1848] describes Rath as follows: "Rath - as you may perceive by the return there are 16 families living on about 35 acres of this townland. They scarcely ever pay any rent and are very poor."
"Anthony D. Humphrys" is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, Dec 1850] as renting 3 acres in Rath from Hon. Edward Lawless (future 3rd Baron Cloncurry), but also himself renting out the site for Liscreagh County Grand Jury in Liscreagh, Abington par.
In that survey we also have a "David Humphrys" renting a house (no land) in Rath from Robert Huston.
Clerk of the Petty Sessions:
"Anthony D. Humphrys" is listed in [Thom's] at least 1850 to 1857 as Clerk of the Petty Sessions for the district of Murroe.
Anthony and Catherine had issue:


  1. John Humphrys, of Rath,
    bapt 1 June 1830 [Murroe RC par records], sp David Humphrys and Margaret Bourke.


  2. Margaret Humphrys,
    bapt 13 Dec 1831 [Murroe RC par records], sp Simon Humphrys and Margaret Dwyer,
    must have died young because there is another Margaret.

  3. Frances Humphrys, bapt 9 Jan 1835 [Murroe RC par records], sp James Humphrys and Fanny Hayes.
  4. Bridget Humphrys, bapt 26 Jan 1836 [Murroe RC par records], sp Michael Hayes and Mary Humphrys.

  5. Margaret Humphrys (second Margaret),
    bapt 14 Feb 1838 [Murroe RC par records], sp John Humphrys and Mary Anne Ryan.

  6. Kitty Humphrys, bapt 19 Mar 1840 [Murroe RC par records], sp Richard Burke and Margaret Humphrys.

  7. Anne Humphrys,
    bapt 25 Nov 1841 [Murroe RC par records], sp Thomas Humphrys and Deborah Humphrys.
    In 1901 census she is listed with her late brother John's family at Rath. She is unmarried, "farmer's daughter".
    In 1911 census she is listed with her late brother John's family at Rath. She is unmarried, "farmer's daughter".

  8. David Humphrys,
    bapt 11 June 1843 [Murroe RC par records], sp Rev. John Maher and Catherine Humphrys.
    In 1901 census he is listed with his late brother John's family at Rath. He is unmarried, "farmer's son".
    In 1911 census he is listed with his late brother John's family at Rath. He is unmarried, "farmer's son".

  9. Eliza Humphrys, bapt 19 Oct 1845 [Murroe RC par records], sp Patrick Heffernan and Elizabeth Heffernan.
  10. Deborah Humphrys, bapt 25 Mar 1847 [Murroe RC par records], sp David Humphrys and Sarah O'Brien.


  

Baptism of John Humphrys, 1 June 1830.
From [Murroe RC par records].




Anthony and dau Kitty could be the same as:

  

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