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Marjorie's paternal ancestors.

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Notes on paternal ancestors of Marjorie Gibbon nee Humphrey.

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Ancestors are listed using the Ahnentafel numbering system. Person 1 is the root of the tree, their father is number 2, their mother is number 3. For anyone in the tree, their father's number is double their number, and their mother's number is double their number plus one.

Marjorie, work in progress, January 2021

Paternal ancestors of Marjorie Gibbon nee Humphrey

1 Crosby Humphrey

Paternal Grandparents of Marjorie

x2 Robert (Bob) Humphrey (17 Sept 1887 - 23 Jan 1966) son of #4 Anthony Humphrey (1860-1938) and #5 Elizabeth May (Watt) Humphrey (1862-1948) Born and died in Sunderland, Bob was a joiner and church organist. Bob and Annie married on 10 Feb 1913 in Whitburn St. Chapel, Sunderland.

x3 Ann (Annie) (Rowell) Humphrey (22 May 1887 - 1977) daughter of #6 Joseph Rowell (1849-1916) and #7 Elizabeth Robson (Turnbull) Rowell (1853-1920).

Children of #2 Robert Humphrey and #3 Ann (Rowell) Humphrey:

Crosby always said that the three fun ones died young, and the serious ones lived to an old age.

  1. Mary (Humphrey) Roberts (1 Jan 1914 - 7 May 1984) b in Sunderland, married Cliff Roberts (1919-) from Dolgarrog, North Wales, where the dam disaster killed 12 people when Cliff was in the cinema with his father and much of the rest of the village. His mother was at home with the baby at 1 Hillside Cottages, the house at the end of the terrace where the water flooded past. Cliff worked in the Aluminium works, and was stationed in Sunderland for part of WWII. Mary and Cliff married on 19 Jan 1943 in Sunderland and had two daughters, Rosemary and Anne. Cliff was a police man, Mary was very active in the church - Sunday School teacher.
  2. Anthony (Tony) Humphrey (9 Mar 1916 -3 Aug 1944) born in Dinsdale Road, Sunderland. Tony worked for Boots in several branches including HIghgate in London. He was a keen photographer? Anthony enlisted into the 11th Hussars in 1942 serving in North Africa and Italy He married Dorothy Chaphan in February 1944, and was killed in action in Normandy while Dorothy was pregnany with their daughter Margaret. He was buried in the war cemetery at St Charles de Percy, France. Crosby took their parents to visit his grave after the war. Tony is mentioned in 'War Diaries For The 11th Hussars, (Prince Albert's Own) September 1939 To March 1946', 3rd August 1944 "2Tp and 5Tp spent the night together, and 3Tp with the Infantry. The rest of the Sqn slept in a sunken lane which was almost shell and bomb proof. Poor Tpr Humphrey in the Scout Tp was killed by a mortar that day, one could not want a better man.'
  3. Robert (Bob) Humphrey (14 Mar 1918-7 Oct 2004) born in Sunderland, Bob failed the 11 plus but worked at eveninc classes and became a chartered engineer (?) He worked for Chubb (?) and designed the thermostatic switch used in irons. He married Amor Hudson and they had three children, John, Kathryn and Anthea. Amor and Bob lived in Poundcroft, Cookham, moving to Maidenhead late in life.
  4. Rose Humphrey (31 July 1920 - 20 May 1938) Rose died of TB at 17.
  5. Joseph (Joe) Rowell Humphrey (6 Spet 1922 - 25 Jun 1948) Joe was born at 111 Brandling Street, Roker, Sunderland. He enlisted to the Royal Navy in WWII, on the same route as brother Bob in the navy, taking munitions to (probably) Murmansk. Six of the crew on Joe's ship got pleurusy; Joe developed TB. According to family tales, Joe's fiance broke off their engagement and Joe lost the will to live; he died in Sunderland.
  6. #1 Crosby Humphrey

Paternal Great grandparents of Marjorie

x4 Anthony Humphrey (26 July 1860 ??? - 27 Feb 1938) son of #8 Anthony Brown Humphrey (1830-1893) and #9 Rose Celine (Biesley) Humphrey (abt.1835-1911). Born and died in Sunderland, Anthony was a plumber. He married #5 Elizabeth May (Watt) Humphrey 2 Jun 1884 at Venerable Bede Church, Monkwearmouth, County Durham. Teh family lived at Fladstone Street then at 14 Fulwell Road in Monkwearmouth.

x5 Elizabeth May (Watt) Humphrey (1862-1948) daughter of #10 Robert Watt (abt.1835-1914) and #11 Mary Ann (Wright) Watt (abt.1837-1915)

Children of #4 Anthony Humphrey and #5 Elizabeth May (Watt) Humphrey:
  1. Thomas Biesley Humphrey (1885-1957)
  2. #2 Robert Humphrey (1887-1966)
  3. Anthony Brown Humphrey (1890-1973)
  4. May Watt (Humphrey) Nicholls (1892-)
  5. Rose Marie Biesley Humphrey (1893-abt.1961)
  6. Marianne (Humphrey) Blacklock (1895-abt.1981)
  7. Celine Humphrey (1896-abt.1975)
  8. Victoria Margaret (Humphrey) Ford (1897-1971)
  9. Kathleen (Humphrey) Dunn (1899-1974)

6 son of #12 and #13

7 Elizabeth Robson (Turnbull) Rowell (1853-1920) daughter of #14 John Turnbull (bef.1820-abt.1881) and #15 Ann (Robson) Turnbull (1820-abt.1860)

Children of #6 [] and #7 Elizabeth Robson (Turnbull) Rowell:

Paternal Two x Great grandparents of Marjorie

8 son of #16 and #17

9 daughter of #18 and #19

Children of #8 and #9 :

10 Robert Watt (abt.1835-1914) son of #20 and #21

11 Mary Ann (Wright) Watt (abt.1837-1915) daughter of #22 Samuel Wright (abt.1805-1883) and #23

Children of #10 Robert Watt and #11 [[Wright-33510|Mary Ann (Wright) Watt:

12 son of #24 and #25

13 daughter of #26 and #27

Children of #12 and #13:

14 John Turnbull (bef.1820-abt.1881) son of #28 Joshua Turnbull (bef.1783-abt.1861) and #29 Johanna (Oliver) Turnbull (abt.1787-bef.1841)

15 Ann (Robson) Turnbull (1820-abt.1860) daughter of #30 John Robson (abt.1791-aft.1861) and #31 Elizabeth (Stockton) Robson (abt.1792-aft.1851)

Children of #14 John Turnbull and #15 Ann (Robson) Turnbull:

Paternal Three x Great grandparents of Marjorie

16 son of #32 and #33.

17 daughter of #34 and #35.

18 son of #36 and #37.

19 daughter of #38 and #39

20 son of #40 and #41.

21 daughter of #42 and #43

22 Samuel Wright (abt.1805-1883) son of #44 Joseph Wright (1777-aft.1805) and #45 Mary (Henderson) Wright (abt.1777-aft.1805). Samuel was born in Sunderland, christened at Spring Garden Lane Presbyterial, Sunderland, on 26th Feb 1805. Samuel went to Ireland where he married #23 Margaret, from Malone, Antrim. The couple had three children in Belfast, Mary, Samuel and John, and were back in Monkwearmouth by the time William was born in 1846. The family lived in Monkwearmouth for the rest of Samuel's life. He was a ship's carpenter, and listed as shipwright seaman suggesting that he went on sea voyages as ship's carpenter. He died in Sunderland early in 1883, age 78.

23 Margaret, born about 1808 in Malone, Antrim, Ireland.

Children of #22 Samuel Wright and #23:

26 son of #52 and #53

27 daughter of #54 and #55

28 Joshua Turnbull (bef.1783-abt.1861) son of #56 and #57

29 Johanna (Oliver) Turnbull (abt.1787-bef.1841) daughter of #58 and #59. Johanna married #28 Joshua Turnbull (bef.1783-abt.1861) on 21st May 1805 in Sedgefield, County Durham. They had at least six children, born in Sedgefield. Johanna appears to have died before the census in 1841.

Children of #28 Joshua Turnbull and #29 Johanna (Oliver) Turnbull:

30 John Robson (abt.1791-aft.1861) son of #60 and #61. John was born in Maltby, Yorkshire in about 1791. With his wife #31 Elizabeth (Stockton) Robson (abt.1792-aft.1861) he had at least eight children, born between about 1811 and 1836 in Sunderland. William the eldest was a baker, then John (brick layer/plasterer), #15 Ann, Mary, Gowland (cooper), Thomas, Matthew (brewer and later labourer) and Martha. In 1841 they lived in Pan Lane, Monk Wearmouth, Sunderland 1851 and 1861 they lived in Gateshead, first on East Street, then Park Lane (now the fly over past the Gateshead Stadium). John was buried in Gateshead in June 1862.

31 Elizabeth (Stockton) Robson (abt.1792-aft.1861) daughter of #62 and #63. Elizabeth was born in Eaglescliffe in County Durham. She married #30 John Robson and they had at least eight children. In 1841 they lived in Pan Lane, Monk Wearmouth, Sunderland 1851 and 1861 they lived in Gateshead, first on East Street, then Park Lane (now the fly over past the stadium). Elizabeth died after 1861.

Children of #30 John Robson and #31 Elizabeth (Stockton) Robson:

Paternal Four x Great grandparents of Marjorie


42 son of #84 and #85

43 daughter of #86 and #87.

44 Joseph Wright (1777-aft.1805)

45 Mary (Henderson) Wright (abt.1777-aft.1805)

Paternal Five x Great grandparents of Marjorie

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