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Title: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: mikal83 on Monday 10 November 14 21:56 GMT (UK)
Had a link to a ancestry site over the weekend and knowing diddly about my fathers side of the family....(divorce etc) I thought I'd have a bash.
Little did I know that Charles as a young copper from Newport Staffs would leave as a young man and settle near Panteg and marry a local girl Hannah Williams in the mid 1850's.
I have sort of traced their family and found that their eldest Thomas was instgrumental in the WW1 memorial in Panteg, with his eldest Walter dying in nov 1918 just b4 the end....bugger. His younger brother  Percy DCM MM died and is buried in Egypt 1921.
Thomas had 7/8 kids and he is my Great GD.
So..............I am searching for anything and everything on anyone............

Cheers

Mike Humphreys
 
In wet n windy Cornwall
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: jim1 on Tuesday 11 November 14 11:39 GMT (UK)
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I am searching for anything and everything on anyone
It's better for everyone if your a bit more specific in what your asking for as you will get information you might already have & you will also get information about various members & branches of the family which will get very complicated.
Do you have his marriage cert?
I'm assuming he's this one:
1861
Charles Humphreys  30 PC Newport Salop.
Hannah Humphreys  28
Thomas Humphreys  7
Martha Humphreys  4
Frances Humphreys  1
Amelia Williams  56
John Williams  16
RG9; Piece: 4010; Folio: 5; Page: 3

Probably him in 1841;
Edgmond (2mls. from Newport)
Dorothy Hample  43
Charles Hample  11
Mary Hample  8
Fanny Hample  6
James Hample  4
Mistranscribed as Hample.
HO107; Piece: 905; Enumeration District: 10; Folio: 7; Page: 10

I can't see a Baptism for Charles but I believe these are his siblings;
Joseph Humphreys ch: 5 June 1822 LONGFORD BY NEWPORT
Sarah Humphreys ch: 22 February 1824 NEWPORT
William Humphreys ch: 6 November 1825 CHURCH ASTON
Elizabeth Humphreys ch: 11 November 1827 CHURCH ASTON
Mary Humphreys ch: 25 September 1831 CHURCH ASTON
Frances Humphreys ch: 9 February 1834 CHURCH ASTON
James Humphreys ch: 18 October 1835 CHURCH ASTON
father: James Humphreys
mother: Dorothy
James Humphreys married Dorothy Penson 1822 Longford Salop.

1851 has this:
Dorothy Humphreys  54
Mary Penson  6 neice
Which confirms it.
HO107; Piece: 1998; Folio: 200; Page: 10

Dorothy:
Dorothy Penson ch: 1798 LONGFORD BY NEWPORT
father: Andrew Penson
mother: Mary

Edit:
FindMyPast has a Charles Humphreys Bapt. 1829 Church Aston.
 

Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: mikal83 on Wednesday 12 November 14 14:13 GMT (UK)
Crikey how the heck did they get Hample from Humphreys. Yes i am sort of happy with what I've got now. I havent decided how far I want to broaden my great Grandadas family downwards. Many thanks
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: jim1 on Wednesday 12 November 14 14:44 GMT (UK)
I think what I would want to do was see Charles' Baptism just to confirm his father's name as you don't have it at present although I'm 95% sure it will be James.
You can have a 1 month sub. on FindMyPast & download all the baptisms, marriages & burials for the families then you've always got them for future reference.
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: mikal83 on Wednesday 12 November 14 15:09 GMT (UK)
Thanks Jim. Following down the line I have read from the Pontypool post that Thomas, who would be my Great GD,  was instrumental in putting up the WW1 memorial in Panteg to commenorate several including his eldest , my Great Uncle Walter who dies just before the end in early Nov!
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: Lammy62 on Saturday 26 December 15 18:14 GMT (UK)
Had a link to a ancestry site over the weekend and knowing diddly about my fathers side of the family....(divorce etc) I thought I'd have a bash.
Little did I know that Charles as a young copper from Newport Staffs would leave as a young man and settle near Panteg and marry a local girl Hannah Williams in the mid 1850's.
I have sort of traced their family and found that their eldest Thomas was instgrumental in the WW1 memorial in Panteg, with his eldest Walter dying in nov 1918 just b4 the end....bugger. His younger brother  Percy DCM MM died and is buried in Egypt 1921.
Thomas had 7/8 kids and he is my Great GD.
So..............I am searching for anything and everything on anyone............

Cheers

Mike Humphreys
 
In wet n windy Cornwall
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: Lammy62 on Saturday 26 December 15 19:07 GMT (UK)
Had a link to a ancestry site over the weekend and knowing diddly about my fathers side of the family....(divorce etc) I thought I'd have a bash.
Little did I know that Charles as a young copper from Newport Staffs would leave as a young man and settle near Panteg and marry a local girl Hannah Williams in the mid 1850's.
I have sort of traced their family and found that their eldest Thomas was instgrumental in the WW1 memorial in Panteg, with his eldest Walter dying in nov 1918 just b4 the end....bugger. His younger brother  Percy DCM MM died and is buried in Egypt 1921.
Thomas had 7/8 kids and he is my Great GD.
So..............I am searching for anything and everything on anyone............

Cheers

Mike Humphreys
 
In wet n windy Cornwall

Hi Mike, Just came across your interest in Charles Humphreys (1829-1912). I have a lot of info on him, as Charles was a younger brother of my Great Great Grandfather William Humphreys.
Charles parents were James and Dorothy. He married Susanah(Hannah) Williams 22nd Nov 1852. They had 10 children. Charles was born in 1829, in what was then known as Aston under Edgmond better known today as Church Aston which is about 5 miles from Newport Shropshire. Charles had 3 brothers and 3 sisters, Joseph(1822-1900) , William (1825-1865), Elizabeth (1827-) , Mary (1831) ,Frances (1834)  and James (1835).
 One of Charles children, Thomas , married Margaret Ann Francis , they had 9 children. Two of those children Walter (1888) and Percy (1891) were born in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa when Charles was stationed there , that is why he could not be found on the UK Census for 1891. I could go on for longer , but please let me know if you need something specific. All the Best, Gary Humphries
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: mikal83 on Sunday 27 December 15 10:19 GMT (UK)
will send a pm......noted your surname spelling!!  Mike
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: Lammy62 on Sunday 27 December 15 11:55 GMT (UK)
will send a pm......noted your surname spelling!!  Mike
Hi Mike , The spelling of the family name changed with my Great Grandfather, Ernest Richard, son of William Humphreys. The spelling of his name , fluctuated between Humphreys and Humphries, all through his life, on all official documents. The spelling finally sticking with Humphries for all his descendants.
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: mikal83 on Wednesday 19 July 17 12:30 BST (UK)
I think I have found my missing Granddad. Harold Humphreys born Plymouth 1896 son of Thomas and Margaret who moved back to Pontypool from Plymouth some time just b4 the 1911 census. Following his "divorce" in Plymouth , Harold moved back to Pontypool area where he his registered death was in 1977.  I have heard that a Michael Ward is also looking at my family...are you out there Mike.
Also did Harold remarry, have kids???
Title: Re: The Humphreys family of Panteg Wales
Post by: mikal83 on Thursday 03 August 17 09:55 BST (UK)
Have just found out from Army records it was Philip Humphreys that died by accident in Egypt NOT Percy.............so Percy, what happened to you!!!