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William Humphreys of Doonane



William Humphreys,
William David Humphreys,
of Doonane, Co.Tipperary.
Thought to be born c.1803.
Father thought to be David but this is uncertain.
He may be identical with William Humphrys baptised in 1799, the son of Michael Humphrys of Doonane.
See entry in tree by Nylah Jimenez.

He mar c.1824 to Johanna Ryan [born c.1804, poss. Joanna].
She was probably born in Co.Tipperary, daughter of Nicholas Ryan and Margaret Wadick.
She was possibly born in Corran, Co.Sligo.
At mar he was age 21 and she was age 20.
Children bapt in Newport 1825 to 1836.
Listed at Doonane at children's baptisms 1825 to 1834. And again in 1847.

He is probably identical with the following, unless there is another William of Doonane:
"William Humphreys" is the only person listed at Doonane in [Tithe Survey, 1827]. He holds 80 acres.
"William Humphreys", farmer, of Doonane, is listed in list of voters for Co.Tipperary published in the Nenagh Guardian, January 4, 1840.

William and Johanna's children were bapt in Ballinahinch 1840 to 1847. This does not indicate any move from Doonane. Rather it indicates the Ballinahinch church opening in 1839.
They are listed at Doonane at son's bapt 1847.
William died at Doonane in 1846-1848 (we allow for a posthumous birth of the last child). This was during the Famine.
He was buried at Killoscully.
Johanna is listed at Doonane after him.
"Johanna Humphreys" is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1848] at Doonane. She is renting 22 acres, no house.
"Johanna Humphreys" is listed in [Griffiths Valuation, 1850] at Doonane. She is renting 22 acres, no house. The record then adjusts the valuation by adding all land and houses in Doonane to her entry.

Johanna emigrated to America:
These were tough, famine years. She packed up, took children to new life in America.
She sailed to Philadelphia 1850.
She died 12 Oct 1868, Washoe City, Nevada.
She was bur Washoe City cemetery.
William and Johanna had issue:


  1. Margaret Humphreys,
    born Doonane,
    bapt 16 Jan 1825 [Newport RC par records], sp Denis Murphy and Catherine Humphreys.
    See bapt entry from here.
    She mar --- O'Boyle.


  2. Nicholas Humphreys.
    bapt 4 Dec 1826 [Newport RC par records], sp Jerry Ryan and Mary Ryan.
    Must have died young. There is another Nicholas.


  3. John Humphreys,
    bapt 6 May 1828 [Newport RC par records], sp John Humphreys and Mary Humphreys.


  4. Nicholas Humphrey,
    born Nicholas Humphreys, Doonane,
    bapt 29 Jan 1830 [Newport RC par records], sp Malachy Bourke and Mary Bourke.
    See bapt entry from here.
    Emigrated to America.
    In America he used the surname "Humphrey".


  5. William Humphreys,
    bapt 6 Dec 1831 [Newport RC par records], sp John Humphreys and Bridget Humphreys.
    Must have died young. There is another William.

  6. Jerry Humphreys,
    born Doonane,
    bapt 26 Apr 1834 [Newport RC par records], sp William Humphreys and Norry Humphreys.
    See bapt entry from here. Apparently this says Jerry not Terry.

  7. William Humphreys,
    bapt 1 Jan 1836 [Newport RC par records], sp Mt. Ryan.

  8. Mary Humphreys,
    born Doonane,
    bapt 8 Mar 1840 [Ballinahinch RC par records], sp Michael Kennedy and Mary Ryan.


  9. Bridget Humphreys,
    born Doonane,
    bapt 9 Jan 1842 [Ballinahinch RC par records], sp William Humphreys and Catherine Humphreys.
    She did NOT marry in Ireland.
    She went to America with mother.
    She mar 17 Oct 1860, Kentucky, to Edward Neefe.
    They had issue:

    1. Anna Neefe, born 1868,
      mar Bert Porr,
      had issue:

      1. Nora Porr, born 1895.
        She copied information from family bible (think that of Josie Kinnier).


  10. James Humphreys,
    born Doonane,
    bapt 7 Jan 1844 [Ballinahinch RC par records], sp Michael Humphreys and Margaret Humphreys.

  11. David Humphreys,
    born Doonane,
    bapt 3 June 1847 [Ballinahinch RC par records], sp Margaret Humphreys.
    See bapt entry from here.
    He mar 1875, Nevada, to Mary Ann Ivory and had issue.

  

[Humphreys of Doonane family history] names the following children.
But I cannot find these in the parish records.


  1. Nicholas Humphreys,
    bapt May 1829,
    sp John Humphreys and Bridget Humphreys.

  2. David Humphreys,
    born 1830, Doonane,
    bapt sp by William Humphreys and Mary Humphreys,
    died in infancy.

  3. David Humphreys,
    born 1831, Doonane,
    died in infancy.

  4. Jerry Humphreys,
    born 1833, Doonane,
    "died at birth".

  5. John Humphreys,
    born 1839, Doonane.

  6. Johanna Humphreys,
    born 1841, Doonane.
    She mar --- Wyne.
    She died in US, 1928, age 87 yrs.





William and Johanna listed at Doonane at bapt of Margaret, 16 Jan 1825.



Entry for Doonane in [Tithe Survey, 1827].
William Humphreys holds 80 acres (60 acres of 2nd quality land and 20 acres of 3rd quality land).
From here.




William Humphreys, farmer, of Doonane, in list of voters in 1840.
From Nenagh Guardian, January 4, 1840.



William and Johanna listed at Doonane at bapt of David, 3 June 1847.


  
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