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Patrick Humphreys, of Limerick

  

"P. Humphries, publican" is listed at 5 Broad St, Limerick, in [Ashe's Directory, 1891-92, p.33].


  
Patrick Humphreys,
born probably mid-late 1861.
Surname spelled "Humphreys" at marriage. "Humphrys" at children's bapts. Family settled on "Humphreys".
He grew up at Shower, near Newport, Co.Tipperary.
He became a baker. He was a baker in one of the bakeries in Newport.
Father died 1881. He and brother John moved to Limerick.
Baker and publican in Limerick city.
He was baker at the orphanage for boys, Sexton St, Limerick. This later became a Christian Brothers boys' school.
At mar 1889 he is baker, living 62 Clare St, Limerick.
This is the address at which his brother John ran a pub for many years.

He mar 24 Feb 1889 to Mary Richardson [dau of Michael Richardson, farmer].
She was born 1855 (by age on grave) or 1865 (by death cert) or 1867 (by burial record).
She was born at the Cross of Lough (Ardvarna), parish of Ahane, Co.Limerick.
She was living Broad St, Limerick, at mar.
See mar cert from here. They mar at St.John's Cathedral, Limerick. Mar wit by William Humphreys and Mary Connell.

He was a founder member of the Bakery Union, Limerick.
They also had a pub, 5 Broad St, Limerick (NOT 8 Broad St), where they lived. They both ran the pub.
"P. Humphries, publican" is listed at 5 Broad St, Limerick, in [Ashe's Directory, 1891-92, p.33].
Living 5 Broad St at dau's birth 1894. He is "publican".
Living Broad St at son's birth 1896. He is "publican".

He sold the pub on Broad St, and bought a pub at 5 Lord Edward St, Limerick (or just Edward St).
"Patrick Humphreys" is listed at 5 Lord Edward St in [Guy's Directory, 1912, p.73].
In 1914 he bought a house at 13 Edward St, where he and son John started a bakery.

Before 1928 his brother John retired from the pub at 62 Clare St. Patrick's name went on the pub. But it was his daughter Lena and her husband who ran it and inherited it.
"Patrick Humphreys" is listed at 62 New Clare St, Limerick, in [Limerick Directory, 1928, p.87]. "P. Humphreys", Clare St, is listed among pubs in [Limerick Directory, 1928, p.25].
Listed as "shopkeeper" at dau Lena's mar 1928. She is living Clare St.
In later years they are listed living with daughter Lena at 83 Clare St, Limerick. This must be the same place, the pub at 62 Clare St. There must have been a renumbering of the street in 1928-1936.
At death he is "retired shop keeper".

Patrick died 8 Feb 1936, 83 Clare St, Limerick. See death cert from here.
He was buried 11 Feb 1936 at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick. See burial entry from here.
Mary is listed at death as "widow of master baker".
She died 25 Jan 1947, at 83 Clare St, Limerick. See death cert from here.
She was buried 27 Jan 1947 at Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick. See burial entry from here.
The pubs at 5 Broad St and 5 Lord Edward St are both now gone.
Patrick and Mary had issue:


  1. Paddy Humphreys,
    bapt Patrick, 17 Sept 1890, St.John's Cathedral, Limerick.
    Baptism sp by his uncle "John Humphrys" and "Mary Connoll" (possibly his uncle's future wife).
    Paddy was apprenticed to drapery trade in Limerick.
    Was left houses in Limerick by his father.
    Emigrated to America. Lived in Detroit.
    He mar ---- [of German-American extraction].
    He died Detroit.
    They had issue:

    1. Patricia Anne Humphreys.
    2. Elizabeth Humphreys.
    3. Charles Humphreys.


  2. Michael Humphreys,
    Michael E. Humphreys, Mick, Mike,
    born 3 Feb 1893, Limerick.
    He was bapt 4 Feb 1893, St.John's, Limerick, sp James Humphrys and Bridget O'Connell.


  3. Lena Humphreys,
    Helena Humphreys.
    Helena Rose Humphreys. "Elena" on birth cert. NOT Helen.
    Birth cert says born 24 Oct 1894, 5 Broad St, Limerick. See birth cert from here. Birth registered on 6 Nov 1894.
    Meant to be bapt 20 Oct 1894, St.John's, Limerick, sp Matt Richardson and Nora O'Connor.
    One of these dates must be wrong. (todo) See original baptism.
    At mar she is living Clare St, Limerick.
    She mar 15 February 1928 [her age 33, him age 38] to William Gough [born 14 Sept 1889].
    They mar at Limerick RC cathedral. Mar wit by James Gough and Bride Guinane. See mar cert from here.


  4. John Humphreys,
    born 13 Feb 1896, Broad St, Limerick.
    See birth cert from here.
    He was bapt apparently same day, 13 Feb 1896, St.John's Cathedral, Limerick, sp Denis O'Connell and Catherine Jones.





Patrick Humphreys grave

Grave of Patrick Humphreys and his wife.
And his daughter Lena and her husband.
Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
Location: 67 Gc and 68 Gc.



Patrick Humphreys grave, Mount St. Lawrence cemetery, Limerick.
See full size.
From here. (Grave reading is rather inaccurate.)


  
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