Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.

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John Ward.
He mar 1872 to Mary Fleming [born 1849, dau of John Fleming, of Nerano House, Dalkey, Co.Dublin].
They mar in Dalkey, Co.Dublin. See mar cert from here.
At dau's birth 1882, John is tea and wine merchant, 19 Sydney Ave, Blackrock, Co.Dublin.
At dau's birth in May 1884 he is merchant, 28 Northumberland Ave, Dublin.
John died 1 Oct 1884, 28 Northumberland Ave, Dublin.
Mary left with small children. She moved to Dalkey (where she was from).
She lived at Ullardmore, Ardeevin Rd, Dalkey.
See her listed in 1901 census on Ardeevin Rd.
"Mrs. Ward" is listed at Ullardmore, 15 Ardeevin Rd, under Dalkey in [Thom's, 1901, p.1597] and [Thom's, 1910, p.1738].
See her listed in 1911 census at Ullardmore, Ardeevin Rd, Dalkey.
John and Mary had issue:

  1. Josephine Ward,
    born 1882. See birth cert from here.
    She wit her sister's mar 1910.

  2. Elsie Ward,
    Elizabeth, born 27 May 1884, 28 Northumberland Ave, Dublin.
    See birth cert from here.
    1911 census says she was born Co.Meath. This is simply an error. Note that her husband Thomas Ray's birth county in 1911 census form is also wrong. Someone filled in the form who did not know the answers.
    At mar 1910 she is living Ullardmore, Dalkey.
    She mar 20 July 1910 to Thomas Ray and had issue.
    They mar at Dalkey RC church. See mar cert from here.
    Mar wit by James Ray and Josephine Mary Ward.
    See item in Freemans Journal, July 27, 1910.

Marriage of John Ward and Mary Fleming, 1872.


RMS Leinster sinking

The RMS Leinster was torpedoed by the Germans just outside Dublin Bay in WWI, 10 Oct 1918.
Over 500 died. It is the largest single loss of life in the Irish Sea.

Among the dead was Alice Fleming (and here), born 1883 (by death cert), dau of Christopher Fleming, born 1848, son of John Fleming of Nerano House in Dalkey.
So Alice Fleming would be 1st cousin of Elsie Ward.

Sources yet to be consulted



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