Humphrys genealogy

Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys.


My family tree

I have been researching my family tree since 1984, though really this started in 1983 when I started researching the history of the Thomond motor car that my grandfather built.

How to read my narrative family trees: The format I am using is a hypertext version of the Burke's Peerage format. To move around the tree you click on the structural links.


I descend from the following families.

This tree is not yet fully online:

  • Humphrys (or Humphreys) of Co.Limerick and Co.Tipperary
Everything is online except:

These trees are fully online:

One gateway ancestor

My connection with the World family tree.
Blennerhassett Cashel, son of George Cashel, descendant of Edward III.

My ancestor George Cashel is my connection to the family tree of the West and my link to millions of other people.

I became aware in 1985 of George Cashel's possible Blennerhassett ancestry. But it took until 2020 to prove it. For years, clues in documents suggested various possibilities for our Blennerhassett descent. But no proof was found. In 2020, DNA testing finally proved that we descend from the Blennerhassett Baronets branch.

See Proof of our descent from Blennerhassett for the proof that we descend from the Blennerhassett Baronets branch. That we descend from this branch is proven, but the exact descent is unproven. The most likely theory is that the mother of George Blennerhassett Cashel (born 1807) is a daughter of Sir Rowland Blennerhassett, 1st Baronet (born 1740 or 1741) and his wife Millicent Agnes Yielding (born 1742). No other theory really explains the DNA evidence.

It remains to prove this from paper, to confirm from paper records what the DNA says must exist.

This yields descent from the following families.


Abandoned families

In looking at other theories of Blennerhassett descent, I looked at the following families.

In 2020, I discovered that we descend from a different Blennerhassett branch and not from the following families. Instead of deleting this work, I leave it up as a service to others.

Finding the new Blennerhassett descent meant abandoning 9 percent of this website.
Overall, I had to abandon or edit 27 percent of this website.

Search for all abandoned lines.

My Royal Descent

My relations

See also Our common relations.

My father's family had a telephone in 1898.

My mother's family had a telephone in 1905.


"Stadfadsa feasta - is gar dom éag gan mhoill
ó treascradh dragain Leamhan, Léin is Laoi;
rachad 'na bhfasc le searc na laoch don chill,
na flatha fá raibh mo shean roimh éag do Chríost."

"I will stop now - my death is hurrying near
now that the warriors of the Laune, Lein and Lee are destroyed;
I will follow the beloved among heroes to the grave,
those princes under whom were my ancestors before the death of Christ."

- Deathbed poem (est c.1730) of Aodhagán Ó Rathaille, my great-great-great-great-great-great-great-granduncle.

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