Hugh ap David of Llwyn du, Llwyngwrill, Llangelynin, Talybont
(Abt 1566-Bef 1649)
Catherine verch Rhydderch ap Sion of Abergynolwyn
(Abt 1584-)
John Powell of Gadfa, Llanwddyn, Montgomeryshire
(Abt 1567-1636)
Sibill verch Hugh Gwyn of Peniarth
Humphrey ap Hugh of Llwyn du
(Between 1600/1603-1664)
Elizabeth verch John Powell of Gadfa, Rhiwargor
Samuel ap Humphrey of Portheven, Merionethshire
(Abt 1627-)


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1. Elizabeth verch Rees Hugh

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.

  Research Notes:

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, 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.


1 Richard Davies, An Account of the Convincement, Exercises, Services, and Travels, of that Ancient Servant of the Lord, Richard Davies with Some Relation of Ancient Friends, and of the Spreading of Truth in North Wales, fifth ed; London: 1794(Google Books ( : downloaded 5 Jul 2014), 59.

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