Humphrys genealogy

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John Humphrys, of Boher

John Humphrys and Margaret Moore, of Boher.
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John Humphrys, bapt 10th Nov 1843,
of Bohergar, Boher, Co.Limerick.
Bohergar was owned by his father since 1856. John probably moved there at marriage or earlier.

He mar 1876 to Margaret Moore [born 1853 or 1854, Co.Limerick, of Coolnamona, Doon, Co.Limerick].
Living Bohergar at son's birth 1888. He is farmer.
He is listed at Bohergar in [Census, 1901]. He is "farmer". They have one farm servant and one domestic servant living with them.
He bought William Humphrys' pub, 6 Upr Cornwallis St (later 6 Upr Gerald Griffin St), Limerick, at auction think 30th Jan 1908.
He stayed in Boher. His daughters Josie and Nora ran the pub and lived there (they are there in 1911 census).
He is listed as "gentleman" at dau's marriage Sept 1908.
He is listed at Bohergar in [Census, 1911]. He is "farmer". They have one farm servant and one domestic servant living with them.
He gave pub in Limerick to his son Tim in 1923 [Deed of 30 June 1923].

He died Bohergar, 11 Dec 1931, age 88 yrs [gravestone, Abington].
See death cert from here. Listed as farmer. Age is totally inaccurate.
He was bur Abington, Co.Limerick.
He has the new spelling "Humphreys" on grave, but children used the old spelling "Humphrys" much later.
Margaret died 6 April 1932 [gravestone, Abington], age 78 or 79 yrs.
She was bur Abington, Co.Limerick.
John and Margaret had issue:

  1. Cis Humphrys,
    Cissy, think NOT "Sis", born Bohergar,
    bapt Margaret, 6 Mar 1877 [Murroe RC par records], sp Timothy Humphrys and Mary Anne Moore.
    She went to Dublin to uncle Mick.
    She is not listed at home in Boher in 1901 census.
    Worked as a model for Manning's, the fashionable women's shop on Grafton St, Dublin.
    She used to model fashions for the ladies of the Viceregal court at the Viceregal Lodge. This was during the time of the Marquess of Aberdeen (1905-15). She was always ambivalent about her relations' nationalism after that.
    Manning's is listed in [Thom's, 1905] as "Court costumiers, furriers, lace and lingerie manufacturers, silk merchant, etc.", 102-103 Grafton St.
    She met Matthew when she was working in Manning's.
    She lived over Manning's shop for a time. She is listed as living 102 Grafton St (Manning's) at mar.

    She mar 1908 to Matthew Langan and had issue.

  2. Jim Humphrys, born Bohergar,
    bapt James, [Murroe], 30th Jan 1879, sp Daniel Moore (must be relation of mother), Margaret Ryan (unidentified).

  3. Emily Humphrys,
    Em, NOT Eileen, born Bohergar,
    bapt "Emila", [Murroe RC par records] 7 July 1880, sp James Humphrys, Winifred Cummins.
    Living Bohergar at mar. Don't know why mar in Cork.
    She mar 22 June 1904, St.Peter and Paul's, Cork, to Tobias English [born 1860] and had issue.
    See mar cert from here.
    She was married by her uncle Fr. James Humphrys.

  4. Mary Humphrys, born Bohergar,
    bapt [Murroe] 5 Feb 1882, sp Anthony Humphrys (unidentified), Kate Moore (must be relation of mother).
    She wit her sister Emily's mar 1904.
    Living at home in 1911 census, unmarried.
    She mar Vincent Corbett [born 15 May 1879] and had issue.

  5. Teresa Humphrys,
    Teresa M. Humphrys, born Co.Limerick,
    bapt [Murroe] 9th Sept 1883, sp John Lloyd, Teresa Moore (must be relation of mother),
    teacher, Glasgow, Scotland,
    didn't marry,
    burial record gives address as "Verville", Clontarf,
    died 12th Jan 1959 [grave], age 75 yrs,
    bur Glasnevin Cemetery with brother Jim.

  6. Dan Humphrys,
    Daniel, born Co.Limerick,
    bapt 1st Mar 1885 [Murroe par records], sp John O'Neill and Emily Moore.

  7. Catherine Humphrys,
    Catherine M., born Co.Limerick,
    bapt 13th Feb 1886 [Murroe], sp James Lloyd and Catherine Humphrys,
    "Kattie" in 1901 census,
    nun, Nazareth House, Mallow, Co.Cork.

  8. Anne Humphrys,
    born Boher, bapt 18th Sept 1887 [Murroe], sp David Humphrys and Honora Humphrys,
    died young,
    not in 1901 census.

  9. (other child) Humphrys,
    died young,
    1911 census says 13 children, 11 then living.

  10. Jack Humphrys,
    John, born Bohergar, 15 Sept 1888.
    See birth cert from here.
    He was bapt 16 Sept 1888 [Murroe RC par records], sp John Humphrys and Mary Humphrys.

  11. Tim Humphrys,
    Timothy, born Bohergar,
    bapt Timothy, 2 Mar 1890 [Murroe RC par records], sp Edmund Lloyd and Margaret Lloyd,
    living at home in 1911 census, unmarried,
    involved in GAA and the Gaelic revival,
    he was Vice-Chairman of the Limerick County GAA Board from 1920 to 1939,
    "T. Humphreys, Boher" was at funeral of Matthew McCoy 1922,
    inherited father's pub, 6 Upr Gerald Griffin St, Limerick, in 1923 [Deed of 30 June 1923],
    mar pre-1925 to Amelia McGrath [born 1897 or 1898, of Boher],
    family lived at Humphrys' pub, 6 Upr Gerald Griffin St, Limerick, all children born there,
    it was a big GAA pub,
    in c.1946 he moved Humphrys' pub next door to 5 Upr Gerald Griffin St (the old Punch's pub), continued living in number 6,
    Canon Tim English met a man who was complaining about how Tim ran his pub - the man said he had arrived to find the pub locked but some noise inside, it turned out Tim had locked the doors and got all the patrons to kneel down and say the Rosary,
    Tim retired, sold pub in number 5 (now Nicholas Bros), lived in number 6,
    Amelia died 1975 or 1976, age 78 yrs,
    Tim died 1976 or 1977, age 86 or 87 yrs,
    had issue:

    1. Claire Humphreys, wrote up family tree.
    2. Margaret Humphreys.

    3. John Humphreys, mar Eileen Touhy and had issue:
      1. Colum Humphreys.
      2. Neil Humphreys, mar Connie ---- and had issue:
        1. Ellen Humphreys.
        2. Donna Humphreys.
        3. Aoife Humphreys.
      3. Eoin Humphreys.

    4. Mary Humphreys, mar Christopher Frawley and had issue:
      1. Gabrielle Frawley, mar Gerard Breen and had issue:
        1. Jennifer Breen.
        2. Nathan Breen.
      2. Tim Frawley, mar Jacqueline ---- and had issue:
        1. Marcus Frawley.
        2. Paul Frawley.
      3. Gerard Frawley.

  12. Josie Humphrys,
    bapt Johanna, but Josephine in census, born Boher,
    bapt 27 May 1891 [Murroe RC par records], sp Nicholas Humphrys and Kate Humphrys,
    she and her sister Nora ran the family pub, 6 Upr Gerald Griffin St, Limerick, for a time,
    she and Nora are listed at the pub in [Census, 1911], spelled "Humphreys",
    mar Richard Ryan [Dick],
    he was of family of Ryan of Ballyadam, Ryan "Chicken",
    he was relation of Bridget Ryan (wife of Mickey Tim Ryan),
    he had big farm at Garrydoolis, Templebredon par, SE Co.Limerick (on Co.Tipperary border, see map),
    he died around 1978 or 1979,
    she was interested in bee-keeping, was on TV program about it,
    died nursing home, Ennis Rd, Limerick, Mar/Apr 1992, age 100 yrs,
    bur Co.Tipperary,
    had issue:

    1. Jack Ryan, mar Mary Scullion-Langan and had issue:
      1. Richard Ryan.
      2. Karen Ryan.
    2. Lance Ryan, mar Frances Noonan and had issue:
      1. Richard Ryan.
      2. Simon Ryan.
      3. Christine Ryan.
      4. John Ryan.
      5. Maureen Ryan.
      6. Larry Ryan.

  13. Nora Humphrys,
    bapt Honora, Hanora in census, born Boher,
    bapt 2 Dec 1892 [Murroe RC par records], sp Timothy Humphrys and Margaret Lloyd,
    ran the pub in Limerick with her sister Josie for a time, there in 1911 census,
    got TB, went to Australia, didn't marry,
    she was NOT a nun (not to be confused with her aunt Nora who was a nun in Australia),
    she was secretary to Daniel Mannix, Archbishop of Melbourne,
    died in Australia.

Grave of John Humphrys, Abington, Co.Limerick.
Photo 2009. See full size.
See other 2009 shot courtesy of Richard Humphreys.

Humphrys' pub, Upr Gerald Griffin St, Limerick

5 Upr Gerald Griffin St (Nicholas' pub) and 6 Upr Gerald Griffin St (brown door).
From Google street view.
Humphrys' pub (under two different families) was at no.6 from 1870 to c.1946, then moved to no.5.

The pub at 6 Upr Gerald Griffin St, Limerick, in [Guy's directory, 1912].
Note Punch's pub next door in no.5.

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