John Humphris (1811-1880) & Mary Anne Smith(1831-18)

John Humphris  (b: Abt. 1811 in Sevenhampton to parents John Humphris (1792-1861) and Mary nee Mathews (1794-1861); Occ: Farmer, Condicote, 200 acres;

Manor Farm, west of the church, was one of Hazleton's principal post-inclosure farmsteads and it presumably occupied the site of an ancient farm. John Humphris,  rebuilt the farmhouse abt 1840 on a slightly different site and with a three-storeyed south front. Other farm buildings erected in the mid 19th century included a barn and a windmill to the north, on the opposite side of the lane.

John mar: 20 Nov 1849 in Cutsdean, Worcestershire, England to Mary Anne Smith (Bapt: 24 May 1829 at Cutsdean, Worcestershire, England.

Mary Ann  was the daughter of  William Smith aged 26Y, and her mother, Hannah 22Y (1807–Nov 1863, Cleeve Prior, Worcestershire, England) 

 Her siblings were born at Cutsdean, Worcestershire, England - Elizabeth Hannah Smith (b; 1831–) ; Alice Smith (1832–1832); Keziah Smith (1833–); Harry Smith (1835–1837) ; Henry Smith (1843–); Nanny Court Smith(1848–)

1851 Census below:  Condicote, Gloucestershire, England John Humphris 38Y Head of House: Manor farm, Sevenhampton; Manor Farm is a Grade II listed building in Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire, England. Occ: farmer of 206 acres employing 7 labourers; Wife Mary Ann aged 21Y; visitor John Humphris aged 18Y (John's nephew) John Grinway 20Y Carter; Mary Walker servant 15Y

Below: Poll Tax Book 1853

1861 Census below: Condicote, Gloucestershire, England John Humphris 40Y Head of House: Manor farm, Sevenhampton; farmer 206 acres employing 25 men, 3 boys; 2 women; Wife Mary aged 30Y; family Hannah 9Y; Elenor Mathews  8Y; Rose Smith 7Y; Maria 6Y; Valentine John 4Y; Arthur 1Y Herbert James Humphris 1mth; Mary Ann Borman 18Y Governess;  Selina dodge 17Y House servant; Margaret Griffin 17Y House servant

1871 Census below: Sevenhampton John Humphris 52Y, Head of House, Manor Farm, Sevenhampton;  farmer 600 acres employing 10 men, 8 boys; 6 women; Mary, Wife,  40Y; family Hannah C 19Y; Elenor M Mathews  18Y; Rose S Smith 17Y;  Arthur W 11Y Herbert 10Y; Lionel C Humphris 9Y; servants William Smith 23Y; Mary Holder 17Y and Elizabeth Prosser 14Y

1876: Sevenhampton Morris Gloucestershire Directory: Sevenhampton is a village and parish in Northleach union, containing, by the census of 1861, 543, and in 1871, 525 inhabitants, with 3238 acres; in the deanery of Winchcomb, archdeaconry of Gloucester, diocese of Gloucester and Bristol, hundred of Bradley, East Gloucestershire; 5 miles south from Winchcomb, 7 east from Cheltenham, 94 by road and 125 by rail from London. The vicarage, in the incumbency of the Rev. John M. Hall, is valued at £50 per annum, and is in the alternate patronage of Walter Lawrence Lawrence and Goodwin Charles Colquitt Craven, Esqs. The church is an ancient Norman edifice, dedicated to St. Andrew, consisting of nave and chancel, with tower and 3 bells. There is a National School for children of both sexes. The rateable value of this parish is £3494.

Src:  1876: Sevenhampton Morris Gloucestershire Directory:

Clergy and Gentry:

Hall Rev. John M., vicar;
Lawrence Walter Lawrence, Esq., J.P., Manor House

Trades and professions

Humphris John, farmer, Manor farm
Humphris Thomas, farmer, Whitehall farm
Humphris James, farmer, Puckham farm

1881 Census below: Sevenhampton Mary A Humphris aged 51Y, widow, Head of House, Manor farm, Sevenhampton; farmer 600 acres employing 8 men, 5 boys; 2 women; family Hannah C 29Y farmer's wife;  Arthur W 21Y, huntsman, jockey; Herbert J 20Y shepherd; Lionel C Humphris 19Y farm bailiff; Eve M Humphris grandaughter 4Y; Ernest J Humphris grandson 1Y; servants Fanny Higgins 26Y dairymaid; Margaret Smith 16Y general servant

John Humphris d: 23 Sep 1880 at Manor Farm, Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire; bur: 25 Sep 1880 Sevenhampton Parish Churchyard.

Probate below:

Mary Ann Humphris was 56 years old when she d: 8 July 1885 at Manor Farm, Sevenhampton; Bur; 11 July 1885 at Sevenhampton, Gloucestershire, England.


John and Mary Ann's children:

Hannah (Annie) Cary Humphris (b: Abt. 1851 in Condicote, Gloucestershire; d: Abt. Sep 1884 in Northleach, Gloucestershire)  mar: James Barnes 1869 

2 Eleanor Mathews Humphris (b: Sep 1852 in Condicote, Gloucestershire; d: Sep 1888 in Stow On The Wold, Gloucestershire)  Mar: 1877 in St Andrews, Cheltenham to Francis Frederick Gibbs (b: Abt. Jun 1845 in Charlton Abotts, Gloucester, England)

Rosa Smith Humphris (b: Abt. Dec 1853 in Condicote, Gloucestershire; d: 05 Dec 1886 in Winchcomb, Guiting) Mar: March 1881 in St Andrew, Cheltenham Sevenhampton  to Alfred Hall (b: 1856 in Winchcomb, Gloucester Died: Dec 1946 in Cheltenham, Gloucester)

Miriam Court Humphris (b:  1855 in Condicote, Gloucester; d: 12 Jan 1899 in Cheltenham; Bur: 12 Jan 1899 St Andrew Churchyard) Mar: 1877 in St Andrew Parish Church, Cheltenham, Sevenhampton to James Shapcott (b: 1849 in Plymouth, Devon; d: Abt. Feb 1915 in Cheltenham (March Q) Gloucestershire)

Valentine John* Humphris (b: Abt. Jul 1856 in Condicote, Stow on the Wold, Glousestershire, England; d: 08 Sep 1935 in Tawai, Glenavy) Mar: 12 Jun 1882 in Home of Alex Campbell, Oamaru Jessie Jack Rodger (b: 13 Jun 1856 in Dailly, Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland;  d: 19 Mar 1942 in Christchurch Burial: Waimate)

Arthur William Humphris (b: Abt. Dec 1859 in Stow on Wold, Condicote; d: 10 Oct 1938 in Cheltenham) Mar: 1887 in St Bartholomew, Cheltenham to Louise Martha Mary New (b: 1864 in Shipton Oliffe, Gloucestershire; d: Abt. Mar 1958 in Cheltenham)

Herbert James Humphris (b: 1861 in Condicote, Gloucestershire; d: 08 Nov 1885)

Lionel Charles Humphris (b: 1862 in Condicote, Gloucester; d: 1936 in Manchester) Mar: 10 Jul 1883 in St Peter and St Paul, Blookley, North Cotswolds to Matilda Butler (b: 1858; d: 17 Jun 1936 in Manchester )

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