Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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William Humphrys

"William Humphrys", Catholic, head of a family of 5, is listed in the Union of Kilnarath, Co.Tipperary, in [Religious Census 1766].
This could be our William.
From NAI IHP/1/693.

William Humphrys,
born 1717 or 1720.
Farmer at Doonane, Co.Tipperary (NE of Newport, near Co.Limerick border).
He may be "William Humphrys" who is listed in [Religious Census, 1766] in Union of Kilnarath, NE of Newport, Co.Tipperary. 5 in family, all Catholic.
The family story is that he came to Glenstal, Co.Limerick with his son John, and died at Glenstal.
His grave describes him as "of Doonane" and his son John as of Glenstal.
He is buried near Glenstal, not near Doonane. (Though there is not a huge distance between them.)
He died 1792 or 1799.
He was bur Abington, Co.Limerick.
There are two gravestones commemorating him, and they do not agree on dates.
The older grave says he died 15 Feb 1799, age 79 yrs (born 1720).
The newer grave says he died 15 Feb 1792, age 75 yrs (born 1717).
In the 1980s I read the newer grave as saying died 13 Feb 1799, age 75 yrs (born 1724), but there must have been growth on it because even before cleaning it is clear that it is 15 Feb 1792.
William had issue:

  1. John Humphrys, "Cracked Jack",
    born Doonane, Co.Tipperary, est c.1760,
    came to Glenstal, Co.Limerick, by marriage.

The death of a William Humphreys of Doonane is recorded on 18 Mar 1800 in Newport RC par records.
This could be him, though it does not agree with grave dates.
Not sure if date of death or burial. It may imply buried at Newport. Whereas this William was presumably buried at Abington.
From here.

Older grave (perhaps 1790s) commemorating William Humphrys.
Abington, Co.Limerick.
See full size. Photo 2009, before cleaning. Courtesy of Richard Humphreys. See wider shot.
See 2009 photo after cleaning. See wider shot.

Later grave (perhaps temp 1830s) commemorating William Humphrys, erected by his son John.
Abington, Co.Limerick.
Photo 2009, after cleaning. See larger and full size.
See wider shot.

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