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HUMPRHEYS, ROBERTS in original Mallwyd parish book

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HUMPRHEYS, ROBERTS in original Mallwyd parish book

Posted: 19 Jun 2007 5:10AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: ROBERTS, HUMPHREY, HUMPHREYS
On 17 April 2007 I was at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth and took notes on the following ROBERTS and HUMPHREYS I found in the original parish record book of the church at Mallwyd. I was granted permission to view this book because the microfilmed version of the 1806 baptisms in particular are hopelessly illegible. By viewing the original record book, I was in fact able to make out the 1806 entries and find what I think was the baptism of my ancestor (below).

I offer these notes to help other researchers. Apologies in advance for any mistakes in transcribing I've made, and for not being able to decipher place names.

Mallwyd was a parish of the Church of Wales at that time, I was told. Mallwyd and its church are located about 11 miles southeast of Dolgellau on the A470, just inside the boundary of Snowdonia National Park.

1806 Baptisms (of ROBERTS and HUMPHREYS):

Robert, son of William ROBERTS and Mary his wife baptized 24 January 1806
John, son of David ROBERT and Elizabeth his wife baptized 1 June 1806
+ + Rob’t[?] son of Hugh ROBERT[?] and Elizabeth his [wife?] baptized 29 October 1806
Rob’t son of Thomas ROB’T and Elizabeth his wife was baptized 14 September 1806
Rhys illegitimate son of Thos. HUMPHREY [Shoemaker?] and Anne [his concubine?] was baptized 23 September 1806
Catherine Dr [daughter] of D’d [David] HUMPHREYS Clerk and Margt [Margaret] his wife was baptized 16 November 1806 [I believe this to be my ggg-grandmother]
Jane Dr. [daughter] of Lewis HUMPHREY and Elizabeth his wife was baptized 21 December 1806


For good measure I also transcribed ROBERTS and HUMPHREYS from baptisms in 1804 and 1805 from the original parish register book:

Margaret Dr. of David HUMPHREY and Margt. his wife baptized 6 April 1804
Anne Dr. of Edward HUMPHREY and Elizabeth his wife baptized 22 July 1804

Robert son of David ROBERT and Margaret his wife baptized 10 January 1805
Evan son of Thomas ROBERTS and Elizabeth his wife baptized 15 April 1805

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Next I began looking through the old parish book as a whole. On the last page in the book, after a summary of all the church property and tithing procedures, there was a list of signatories, including the “mark” of Thos. HUMPHREY [evidently he was illiterate]

Inside the front cover was written:

“HUMPRHEY Lloyd Clerk entered upon the Curacy of Mallwyd, on Sunday, the Twenty-first of July in the year of our Lord one thousand eight Hundred and five.”

I started from the front of the book and took notes (not exact transcriptions) of whatever ROBERTS or HUMPHREYS I could decipher:


Catherine daughter of Hugh HUMPHREY by Gwen his wyf baptized [18?] September 1781
Catherine daughter of David ROBERT by Anne his wyf baptized 6 January 1782
David Humphrey son of David HUMPHREY by Margaret his wyf was baptized 25 August 1782

Elizabeth the wife of David Hugh ROBERT was buried 7 December 1782
Jane ROBERT, pauper, was buried 15 December 1782

Margaret daughter of John ROBERT, Farmer, by Margaret his wife was baptized 23 February 1783
Evan son of David ROBERT by Anne his wife was baptized 12 March 1783
Elizabeth the [ ? ] of Evan ROBERT[S?], slater, was buried 29 April 1783
Jane ROBERT[S?] of Dolgelynen [Dolgelley?] was buried 1 May 1783
David son of John ROBERTS, infant, was buried 1 May 1783

Mary daughter of John DAVID by Catherine his wife was baptized 21 December 1783
Robert son of D’d [David] ROBERT and Margaret his wife was baptized 5 September 1784

Catherine ROBERT spinster was buried 5 April 1785

Jane HUMPHREY was buried 9 September 1785 paid at Llanfyllyn 29 September 1785 -16 shillings [being?] Duties of burial
David HUMPHREY, infant, was buried 4 May 1786
Hugh DAVID, Farmer, was buried 10 January 1787

David son of David ROBORT by Margaret is wyf baptized 30 January 1787 [p.12]
Mary D’r of Richard HUMPHREY by Eliza’th his Wyf baptized 18 February 1787
Humphrey son of John DAVID by Anne his Wyf baptized 25 February 1787
Margaret D’r of Humphrey [illegible words] baptized 27 August 1787
Robort son of John ROBORT, [Cwncoywyld?], by Margaret his wyf baptized 17 February 1788

Mary Evan the wife of Hugh DAVID of Dinas was buried 7 October 1788
Margaret ROBORTS was buried 14 February 1789
Robort Hugh RICHARD, Dinas, was buried 7 March 1789
Tho. [Thomas] said ROBORT was buried, Pauper, 12 March 1789

Tho’s (born 18 April 1789) son of D’d ROBORT by Margret his wife baptized and was buried the 21st of the same month [April 1789]

Anne D’r of Robort ROBORTS by Mary his wife was baptized 4 May 1789

Hugh DAVID of Dinas, farmer, was buried 25 July 1789

Edward son of Evan ROBORT, Dôlbrawdmabth, by Anne his wife baptized 14 September 1789
Hugh son of David ROBERTS by Margaret his wife baptized 9 April 1790
Catherine the D’r of Richard ROBORT of Tlorish by Catherine his wife baptized 21 May 1790
Mary the daughter of Thos. HUMPHREY by Cathrine his wife baptized 19 July 1790
Jane the daughter of Thomas ROBERT by Anne his wife baptized [30?] August 1790
Hugh the son of David ROBORT of [Gerst?] by Anne his wife baptized 12 September 1790

Catherine DAVID, Pauper, was buried 30 September 1790

Robort the son of John ROBORT by Margaret his wife was baptized 29 January 1791

Robort DAVID, farmer, was buried 30 January 1791

Jane the D’r of John ROBERT by Margaret his wife baptized 12 June 1791
Mary the D’r of John ROBERTS by Margaret his wife was baptized 22 October 1791
Robert son of Robert ROBERTS and his wife baptized 23 October 1791
John the son of Da’d HUMPHREY by Margaret his wife baptized 12 August 1792
Cathorine the D’r of John ROBORT by Cathorine his wife baptized 30 March 1793
Robert the son of David ROBERTS by Elizabeth his wife baptized 21 July 1793
David the son of John ROBORT by Margaret his wife was baptized 19 January 1794 [p. 25]
Jane the D’r of Da’d [David] ROBERTS, Joiner, by Margaret his wife baptized 2 July 1794

Rev. Evan HUMPHREYS late Curate of Meifod was buried 26 September 1794

Hannah D’r of John ROBORT, Ponantrigi, by Catherine his wife baptized 29 November 1794
Robert the son of John ROBERT, [Fofn--?], by Margaret his wife baptized 17 March 1795
Jane the D’r of Hugh ROBERT by Catherine his wife baptized 23 June 1795

Mary ROBORT, Spinster, was buried 18 July 1795

Evon the son of John ROBERT, Rowl’d[?] by [Jane?] his wife baptized 30 August 1795
Elizabeth the D’r of David ROBERT by Elizabeth his wife baptized 13 December 1795
David son of Robort ROBORTS by Mary his wife baptized 2 May 1796 [p. 29]

Jane ROBERT infant buried 30 July 1796

Edward the son of Da’d HUMPHREY, Joiner by Margaret his wife baptized 7 August 1796
William the illegitimate son of John HUMPRHEY by [?] his concubine baptized 4 October 1796

Margaret ROBERTS buried [23 October?] 1796 [p. 30]

Hugh the son of Thom’s HUMPHREY by Cathorine his wife baptized 6 January 1797

Edw’d HUMPHREYS Infant buried 24 January 1797
Cathorine ROBERTS Millin Pauper buried 21 June 1797
David HUMPHREY Infant buried 4 July 1797

“David HUMPHREY was made Clerk at Mallwyd Oct. 15, 1797” [marginalia]

David the son of David HUMPHREYS, Joiner, by Margaret his wife baptized 26 December 1797

Margaret ROBORT Pauper buried 26 February 1798

William the son of David ROBORTS by Elizabeth his wife baptized 27 April 1798

Margaret ROBORT Widow buried 5 August 1798

Margaret D’r of John ROBERT and Margaret his wife baptized 11 August 1798
Anne, D’r of Hugh ROBERT by Catharine his wife baptized 1 September 1798
Anne the illegitimate D’r of John HUMPHREY by Cath’r [Catharine] his Concubine baptized 17 September 1798

Hugh HUMPHREY Infant was buried 13 April 1799
Richard HUMPHREY [ ? ] widower buried 23 April 1799

Jane the D’r of Evan HUMPRHEY by Jane his wife baptized 27 July 1799
Jane the D’r of Robert DAVID, Taylor, by Margaret his wife baptized 28 July 1799
Rich’d the son of David HUMPHREYS Clerk by Marg’t his wife baptized 29 December 1799

David HUMPHREY Infant buried 19 February 1800

John the son of Robert DAVID by Jane his wife baptized 12 June 1800

Humphrey HUGH buried age 98, 6 December 1800

Robert son of William ROBERT by Mary his wife baptized 26 December 1800


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