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Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« on: Thursday 24 August 17 23:25 BST (UK) »
Hello, Ive been set an enormous task. The lady named above is my daughter in laws grandmother. Mary was b. in Morrison Swansea in 21-12-1891. Her maiden name was Huzzey.
Here's the problem. Mary it seems has quite a number of journeys over to Dieppe 22nd Aug 1955.
To Suisse 23rd Aug 1955.Again to Dieppe 12th Sept 1955. Bardone CCHIA.31ST AUG 1955.There are 17 other countries she visited up until her passport states that Mary may have unlimited travel into United States of America up until 22nd Oct 1962.
When Mary settled down in Newport she purchased quite a few houses.
Her granddaughter is mystified by all the traveling. And the amount of money the lady had. Suggesting Grandmother may have been a spy! I would be so grateful for clear views on this subject.

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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 24 August 17 23:56 BST (UK) »
By 1955 she was 64yrs old so very much doubt she was a spy!!

She may have had friends abroad - who knows?  She may have inherited money hence the property purchase.

When did her husband Charles die?  Did he leave an estate
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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 24 August 17 23:59 BST (UK) »
She married in Dec qtr 1911 and only one child born to the marriage in 1912
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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #3 on: Friday 25 August 17 07:08 BST (UK) »
I think it just shows that she and her husband were reasonably well off and liked holidays?

Dieppe is a ferry port; so an entry point into France. Ferries from Newhaven.
Bardonecchia is a border town in northern Italy; at the end of the Frejus  Road & Rail Tunnels. So, an entry point into Italy.
Suisse is, of course, Switzerland.
Garrad (Suffolk, Essex, Somerset), Crocker (Somerset), Vanstone (Devon, Jersey), Sims (Wiltshire), Bridger (Kent)

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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #4 on: Friday 25 August 17 09:17 BST (UK) »
Looking at the dates, it looks to me as, as KG says, that they were just holiday trips. Have you tried plotting them in date order, on a map? If she was a spy, I doubt if she'd be travelling under her own name and getting her passport stamped everywhere.  ;D
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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #5 on: Friday 25 August 17 10:15 BST (UK) »
Looks like husband Charles Leonard died 1969:

Name:   Charles Leonard Humphries
Death Age:   78
Birth Date:   8 Oct 1891
Registration Date:   Dec 1969
Registration district:   Newport
Inferred County:   Monmouthshire
Volume:   8c
Page:   879

No probate shown on An..ty, just outside the probate window.

Mary Maria dies just a few months earlier:


Name:   Mary Maria Humphries
Death Age:   77
Birth Date:   21 Dec 1891
Registration Date:   Jun 1969
Registration district:   Pontypool
Inferred County:   Monmouthshire
Volume:   8c
Page:   1370
Denham [Hertford & London], Carter [Somerset], Francis, Badger [Pembroke, Glamorgan]

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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #6 on: Friday 25 August 17 10:21 BST (UK) »
From the National Probate Calendar:

Humphries, Charles Leonard of 534 Corporation Road, Newport, Monmouthshire died 16 December 1969.
Probate Llandaff 20th March 1970. Effects 9166

Humphries, Mary Maria of 534 Corporation Road, Newport, Monmouthshire died 6 June 1969.
Probate Llandaff 1st December 1969. Effects 8323
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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #7 on: Friday 25 August 17 10:27 BST (UK) »
Forgot about the Probate Calender:

Mary Maria died 8 June 1969 at same address and left 8, 323;

Opps, posted at same time
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Re: Mrs. Mary Maria Humphries
« Reply #8 on: Monday 04 September 17 10:05 BST (UK) »
Wow! thank you all so much for digging deep into Marys life. I will relate this to her granddaughter again many thanks to you all.