Rees Hugh
Elizabeth verch Rees Hugh


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1. Samuel ap Humphrey of Portheven, Merionethshire

Elizabeth verch Rees Hugh

  • Marriage (1): Samuel ap Humphrey of Portheven, Merionethshire

  Research Notes:

From the book Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, edited by Thomas Allen Glenn (Philadelphia, 1902), provided by, p. 48, Footnote 4:

"Samuel Humphrey, a celebrated Quaker, died in Merionethshire, but his widow, Elizabeth, daughter of Rees Hugh, with their children, removed to Pennsylvania, 1683. The children of Samuel Humphrey took the surname of 'Humphreys,' which they have since retained. From Samuel Humphrey descended Joshua Humphreys, Naval Constructor, called the Father of the American Navy, and the late General Humphreys, of Pennsylvania, distinguished in the War of the Rebellion, and whose son is now an officer in the United States Army."

  Noted events in her life were:

Removed to: Pennsylvania, 1683.

Elizabeth married Samuel ap Humphrey of Portheven, Merionethshire, son of Humphrey ap Hugh of Llwyn du and Elizabeth verch John Powell of Gadfa, Rhiwargor. (Samuel ap Humphrey of Portheven, Merionethshire was born about 1627 in Merionethshire, Wales and died in Portheven, Merionethshire, Wales.)

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