Nicholas ROBERTS of Llanfihangel y Traethau, Gent.
Robert THOMAS of Trawsfynydd, Gent.
Catherine LLOYD of Friog
Humphrey NICHOLAS of Goppa, Gent.
(Est 1675-)
Nicholas HUMPHREYS of Hafodwen, Gent.


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Nicholas HUMPHREYS of Hafodwen, Gent.

  • Born: 1697, Goppa, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales
  • Christened: 27 Oct 1697, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 1
  • Married: Shortly before 3 Oct 1719 2
  • Buried: 18 Aug 1774, Trawsfynydd, Merioneth, Wales 3

  Research Notes:

Nicholas the sonn of Humphrey Nicholas, yeoman, and Dorothy his wife (baptismal record)


In 1759 Nicholas Humphreys and William his son were witnesses to the Will of Robert Roberts of Goppa, Gent. 4


Nicholas Humphreys of Hafodwen, Gentleman (burial record)


Abstract of the Will of Nicholas Humphrey of Trawsfynydd in the County of Merioneth, Gentleman, written 27 Jul 1771, proved 11 Aug 1775.

Gives and bequeaths to his eldest son and heir apparent his gun or fowling piece and also his silver tumbler.

Gives and bequeaths £40 to his youngest son Griffith Humphreys together with all his wearing apparel.

Gives and bequeaths £40 to his eldest daughter Margaret Humphreys otherwise Hill, and also all his right, title and interest in a leasehold house in the Village of Trawsfynŷdd where she now lives and which he built at his own expense for her.

After the decease of his said daughter Margaret he gives, devises and bequeaths the said leasehold house and its premises to the three daughters of his late son William Humphreys share and share alike.

Also gives and bequeaths to his said daughter Margaret Humphreys otherwise Hill his clock, case and other its appurtenances now standing in Hafodwen.

Gives and bequeaths £40 to his granddaughter Elizabeth Osborn (he thinks her name is), only child of his late daughter Dorothy Humphreys otherwise Osborn.

Gives and bequeaths £40 to his grandchildren the children of his late daughter Jane Humphreys otherwise Oldfield.

Gives and bequeaths an annuity of 40 shillings to his youngest daughter Elizabeth Humphreys now the wife of Griffith Evans, sadler, for her own separate use during the lifetime of her husband. If Elizabeth should outlive her husband, then in such case he orders and directs that Elizabeth receive £40 within three months of her husband's decease in lieu of the annuity. Otherwise, if Elizabeth predeceases her husband, then the said £40 shall be laid out at interest for the use and benefit of her children.

Gives and bequeaths . . . . . . . . . . , to his friends and relations Reverend Rice Anwyl, Clerk, now curate of Llanuwchllwyn, the Reverend Robert Roberts, Clerk, now chaplain to Watkin Wynne of ---las Esquire, and his daughter-in-law Ellin Roberts otherwise Humphreys, widow, nominating, constituting and appointing them Executors of his last will and testament, in Trust nevertheless for to and for the use and benefit of his three granddaughters and daughters of the said Ellin Roberts: Jane, Gwen and Elizabeth Humphreys.

Orders and directs that his eldest granddaughter Jane Humphreys shall have and be entitled to £10 more out of his personal estate before distribution be made to his said granddaughters Jane, Gwen and Elizabeth Humphreys.



Griffith Pryse of Cors garnedd
John Garnons and William Evans, both of Rhiwgôch 5

  Marriage Information:

Nicholas married Gwen WILLIAMS, daughter of David WILLIAMS of Bryn y llefrith, Gent., shortly before 3 Oct 1719. (Gwen WILLIAMS died before 1771.)

  Marriage Notes:

3 Oct 1719:

1. Nicholas Humphreys of Goppa, gent.
2. Robert Roberts of Ty Mawr, gent and John Lloyd of Bryn hir, gent.
3. David Williams of Bryn y llefrith, gent.

Settlement (after the marriage of the said Nicholas and Gwen, youngest daughter of the said David Williams, and in consideration of a marriage portion of £115) of Penrhyn Isa, alias Penbryn Isa, Llechwedd Du, Cae Ffynon Eleth and Tu Eiddew in Llanfihangel-y-traethau and Llandanwg.

Provisions for jointure and inheritance 2


1 Trawsfynydd Parish Registers, Baptisms.

2 Archifdy Prifysgol Bangor, repository MN/231.

3 Trawsfynydd Parish Registers, Burials.

4 It is possible that the Robert Roberts in question was his maternal uncle, the youngest son of Robert Thomas and Catherine Lloyd.

5 B / 1775 / 113 / W (i), Bangor Probate Records, held at the National Library of Wales.

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