Humphrey, James

Birth Name Humphrey, James 1 2a 3a 4a
Gender male
Age at Death 90 years, 5 months, 1 day

Narrative

James Humphrey married twice, and had several children - the majority dying young. Most were buried in the Margate cemetery.

The Islander April 1852: On the 1st inst., by the Rev. F. Smallwood, Mr. James Humphries, to Miss Catharine Mugridge, both of Lot 19.

In the 1861 census, 1 person had been born in Scotland and the other four on the Island. There was a married couple and 2 boys and one girl between 6-15, who were probably William and Charles, and Anne Maria.

James and his second wife Margaret were in the 1881 census with James' mother Jannet B. Humphrey, who was 80. Son Charles Bowman was living in Moncton. There was a William Humphrey who had a son George Daniel in 1878 who was baptized in Margate, and a daughter who died young in Kensington, but I have not been able to make the connection to this family.

In an accident in 1899, at age of 70. James put his farm up for sale in 1913. However, I was unable to find his obituary in the Guardian newspaper. His second wife's obituary did not name any surviving step-children or children.

On the 1901 census, James claimed that he had emigrated in 1869, but that must be an error because he married his first wife in 1842 on the Island and he was in the 1861 census.

Humphrey James and Martha
Pioneer 23 July 1900, page 4, col. 8 At Margate on June 20th of consumption, James, aged 15 years, and also on June 21st, Martha J., aged 17, dearly beloved children of Mr. and Mrs. James Humphrey
Humphrey James Andrew & Martha Jane Summerside Journal 25 July 1900, page 5, col. 3 At Margate on the 20th ult., James Andrew Humphrey, aged 15 years and 9 months; on the 21st ult., Martha Jane Humphrey, aged 18 years and 2 months, son and daughter of James Humphrey, Margate. (Pioneer Please Copy)

Humphreys, James
Maple Leaf Magazine - July 1916, page 7, col. 3
At Kensington, on May 7, James Humphreys, aged 94 years, leaving a widow

Events

Event Date Place Description Sources
Birth December 6, 1825 Scotland   1 2b 3b
Death May 7, 1916 Margate, Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada dates from gravestone, Death registration books, 1913-1919, p. 256  
Residence 1861 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada 2 boys and 1 girl 4b
Residence 1881 Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada James and Margaret with his mother Janet, no children  
Residence 1891 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   3c
Residence 1901 Lot 19, Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   1
Residence 1911 Prince County, Prince Edward Island, Canada   2c

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Humphrey, Charles SrOctober 26, 1802November 8, 1868
Mother Bowman, Janet1801April 30, 1887
         Humphrey, James December 6, 1825 May 7, 1916
    Brother     Humphrey, Andrew Bowman July 15, 1829 November 21, 1904
    Brother     Humphrey, Charles Jr. July 1830 July 30, 1915
    Sister     Humphrey, Jannett Jennie 1833 February 17, 1870
    Sister     Humphrey, Agness Bowman August 18, 1835 April 6, 1915
    Sister     Humphrey, Sophia Jane November 1840 January 9, 1929
    Brother     Humphrey, David B. December 10, 1843 before 1945

Families

Family of Humphrey, James and Mugridge, Caroline

Married Wife Mugridge, Caroline ( * 1824 + 1879 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage March 1, 1852 Prince Edward Island, Canada Weslyan minister - Smallman; PEI Marriage Registrations 1852-1857 page 48  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Humphrey, Eliza JaneMarch 22, 18461861
Humphrey, William HenleyAugust 4, 1850
Humphrey, Anne Maria18541874
Humphrey, Charles BowmanJanuary 15, 18551888

Family of Humphrey, James and Harrington, Margaret

Married Wife Harrington, Margaret ( * 1842 + November 7, 1924 )
   
Event Date Place Description Sources
Marriage November 17, 1879   Methodist minister  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Humphrey, Agnes Bowman18801880
Humphrey, Martha JaneApril 24, 18821900
Humphrey, James AndrewSeptember 13, 18841900
Humphrey, John RobertJuly 26, 18871913

Source References

  1. 1901 Census of Canada
  2. 1911 Census of Canada
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        Birth date: December 1824 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: December 1824 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: December 1824 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1911 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  3. Library and Archives Canada: 1891 Census of Canada [database on-line]Statistics Canada Fonds. Microfilm reels: T-6290 to T-6427.
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        Birth date: abt 1827 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1827 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Birth date: abt 1827 Birth place: Scotland Residence date: 1891 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

  4. 1861 Census of Canada
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        Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada

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        Residence date: 1861 Residence place: Prince, Prince Edward Island, Canada