Samuel ap Humphrey of Portheven, Merionethshire
- Born: Abt 1627, Merionethshire, Wales
- Marriage (1): Elizabeth verch Rees Hugh
- Died: Portheven, Merionethshire, Wales
Another name for Samuel was Samuel Humphrey of Portheven.
From Welsh Settlement of Pennsylvania by Charles H. Browning, Philadelphia, 1912, p. 287: "SAMUEL HUMPHREY, of Portheven, Merionethshire, who bought land in Haverford [Pennsylvania] and removed here in 1683, but died in Wales. He m. in 1658, Elizabeth Rees, and had eight children* who settled in Haverford with their mother."
From the book Reifsnyder-Gillam Ancestry, edited by Thomas Allen Glenn (Philadelphia, 1902), provided by books.google.com, 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 his life were:
• Converted: to the Quaker faith, Bef 1662, [Llwyngwril], Llangelynin, Merionethshire, Wales. 1 by Richard Davies of Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, who was a famous Quaker minister. Davies wrote an account of his travels in North Wales, and states that in 1662 Owen, his father, and his brothers Samuel and John Humphrey "continued faithful, serviceable men in their country, kept meetings in their houses, and many were gathered to the Lord among the rocks and muontains in those parts."
• Removed to: Haverford, Pennsylvania, 1683.
Samuel married Elizabeth verch Rees Hugh, daughter of Rees Hugh and Unknown.