Older grave (perhaps 1790s) commemorating William Humphrys.
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Photo 2009, before cleaning.
Courtesy of Richard Humphreys.
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See 2009 photo after cleaning
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born 1717 or 1720.
Farmer at Doonane, Co.Tipperary
(NE of Newport, near Co.Limerick border).
He might be
"William Humphrys" who is
[Religious Census, 1766]
"Union of Killnirath", 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.
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
The newer grave says he
died 15 Feb 1792, age 75 yrs
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:
- 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.
Later grave (perhaps temp 1830s) commemorating William Humphrys,
erected by his son John.
Photo 2009, after cleaning.
and full size.
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