'Homfray1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Homfray of Broadwaters, Homfray of Old Swinford, Homfray of Wales, Homfray of Wollaston

Commoners reports that "The name of Homfray is derived from the French words "Homme vrai" and the several families of Humfrey, various as the spelling may be, claim a common progenitor. The branch, of which we are now about to treat, is the only one, however, which has preserved the correct orthography."
William Homfray of Wales (near Rotherham, Yorkshire) (a 1590) father of grandfather of ...
1. FrancisHomfray (d 1650 Clonmell, Colonel) named by FMG
  A. Francis Homfray of Wales (bur 15.11.1712) the first mentioned by BLG1952
  m. (10.01.1665) Elizabeth Reynolds (bur 03.01.1724-5, dau of Richard Reynolds)
  i. Francis Homfray of Wales, later of Old Swinford (Worcestershire) (bpt 23.09.1674, d 01.03.1736/7)
  m1. (16.10.1704) Sarah Baker (d 07.1715)
  a.+ 5 daughters
  FMG includes a note on the Addenbrooke line which suggests that Francis's wife & mother of (most of) his children was Rachel Bowyer. BLG1952 shows his 1st wife as above and his second wife as ...
  m2. (02.12.1717) Mary Jeston (d 09.1758, dau of John Jeston of the Heath)
  f. Jeston Homfray of Old Swinford and/or Ecclesfield, Yorkshire (b 12.01.1724, d 03.06.1772)
  m. Mary Anne Cotton (dau of Thomas Cotton)
  (1) Francis Homfray (b 1767, d 08.05.1813, rector of Llanvair, vicar of Llanarth) had issue
  m. (27.06.1805) Harriet Homfray (dau of Jeston Homfray of Broadwaters) @1@ below
  (2)+ other issue
  g. Francis Homfray of Broadwaters & Stourton Castle, Worcestershire (b 09.09.1725)
  m1. (25.08.1751) Hannah Popkin or Popkins of Coy-Traheyne (d 01.1754)
  (1) Jeston Homfray of Broadwaters & Stourton (b 11.06.1752, d 21.03.1816)
  m. (20.05.1776) Sarah Pidcock (d 20.06.1841, dau of John Pidcock of the Platts)
  (A) Charles Homfray of Michael Troy, Monmouthshire (b 03.10.1781, d 28.12.1860, 3rd son) had issue
  m. (11.02.1813) Emma Tyler (d 13.02.1818)
  (B) David Homfray of Witley Lodge, Halesowen (b 04.02.1792, d 08.12.1870) had issue
  m. (20.05.1820) Elizabeth Brettell (d 01.01.1873, dau of Richard Brettell of Finstall House)
  (C) Henry Homfray of Broadwaters (b 30.03.1799, d 09.08.1885, 7th son) had issue
  m. (13.02.1820) Elizabeth Smith (d 10.1870, dau of William Smith)
  (D) Harriet Homfray
  m. (27.06.1805) Rev. Francis Homfray @1@ above
  (E)+ other issue - John (b 14.05.1777, d 04.09.1789), George (b 04.06.1778, d 22.06.1848), William (b 01.09.1794, dsp 18.05.1821), Popkin (b 25.09.1796, dsp 1878), daughters
  (2) Mary Homfray
  m. Thomas Barker
m2. (18.02.1756) Catherine Caswell (d 1766, dau of Jeremiah Caswell of The Hyde)
  (3) Francis Homfray of The Hyde, Staffordshire (bpt 1757, d 20.12.1809)
  m. (02.03.1778) Mary Pidcock (d 06.08.1828, dau of John Pidcock)
  (A) Henry Homfray (b 15.01.1789, d 25.11.1871, younger son) had issue (daus)
  m. Catherine Jones
  (B) Mary Homfray (b 24.12.1779, d 17.07.1863)
  m. (26.10.1808) Richard Crawshay of Rowfant, later of Ottershaw Park (d 22.05.1859, son of William of Cyfartha & Stoke Newington)
  (C) Elizabeth Homfray (b 24.06.1785, d 15.11.1813)
  m. (13.09.1808) William Crawshay of Cyfartha Castle (d 04.08.1867, m2. Isabel Thompson)
  (D) Eleanor Homfray (b 17.01.1787, d 08.02.1879)
  m. (19.02.1810) Joseph Attwood (son/heir of Aaron of Prescott Hall)
  (E) Clara Homfray (b 31.08.1791)
  m. (08.03.1825) William Crawford
  (F)+ other issue including Jeremiah Caswell (b 04.11.1778, dsp, Rev.), Francis (b 15.04.1784, dsp)
  (4) Sir Jeremiah Homfray of Llandaff (b 16.02.1759, d 09.01.1833)
  m. (02.05.1787) Mary Richards (d 17.03.1830, dau of Capt. John Richards, sister of Lady Blosse)
  (A) John Homfray of Penllyn Castle, Sheriff of Glamorgan (b 10.09.1793, d 24.06.1877, 2nd son) had issue
  The following comes from BLG1952 ('Homfray of Penllyn Castle').
  m. (01.11.1819) Ann Maria Richards (dau/heir of John Richards of Cardiff by Mary, dau/coheir of Peter Bird of Wenvoe Castle)
  (B) Jeston Homfray (b 22.07.1797, dsp 16.05.1851, 5th son)
  m. (17.08.1843) Amelia Isabella Des Anges
  (C) Anthonio Homfray (b 14.10.1799, d 23.03.1843) had issue
  m. (05.06.1831) Eustatia Donnelly (d 26.02.1838, dau of Rear Admiral Sir Ross Donnelly, sister of Lady Audley)
  (D) Robert Shedden Homfray (b 22.01.1804, d 20.02.1845) had issue
  m. (27.04.1833) Catherine Elizabeth Denham (d 05.08.1848)
  (E) Catherine Diana Homfray (b 21.10.1801, d 1858)
  m. Jacob Irving
  (F)+ other issue - Jeremiah (b 01.09.1790, dsp 05.10.1850), Francis (d 1813), George (d 1815)
  (5) Thomas Homfray of The Hill, Worcestershire (b 25.05.1760, d 06.08.1825)
  m. (13.09.1785) Elizabeth Dorothy Stevens (d 13.07.1819, dau of Thomas Stevens)
  (A) John Homfray, later Stephens (b 07.04.1792, dsp 12.04.1883)
  m. (28.07.1838) Sophia Martha Everett
  (B) Edward Homfray (b 12.01.1796, d 18.06.1856, cleric) had issue
  m1. (31.10.1820) Anna Sarah Everett (d 05.03.1843, dau of Major. P.C. Everett)
m2. _ Turner (dsp)
  (C) Vincent Homfray (b 24.06.1798, d 10.1879) had issue
  m. (06.09.1827)
  (D) Sophia Homfray (b 09.11.1799, d 15.02.1882)
  m. (11.04.1835) J. Williams
(E)+ other issue
  (6) Samuel Homfray of Coworth Park (Berkshire) & Pennydarren (Glamorgan), Sheriff of Monmouthshire (b 16.02.1762, d 20.05.1822, MP)
  m. (08.05.1793) Mary Jane Gould (d 22.12.1846, dau of Sir Charles Gould, later Morgan of Tredegar, 1st Bart, widow of Capt. Henry Ball)
  (A) Samuel Homfray of Glen Usk, Sheriff of Monmouthshire (b 07.12.1795, d 16.11.1882) had issue
  m. (14.12.1822) Margaret Charlotte Stable (d 05.12.1852, dau of Admiral Stable)
  (B) Watkin Homfray (b 30.12.1796) had issue
  m. (09.1822) Eliza Lee Thomson
  (C) Jane Homfray
  m. (1818) J.K. Picard
  (D) Emilia/Amelia Homfray
  m. (1817) William Thompson, Lord Mayor of London (MP)
  (E) Maria Homfray
  m. George Darby
  (7) Catherine Homfray (d 24.03.1801)
  m. Thomas Wilson
h. Thomas Homfray of Bristol (bpt 25.10.1728, d 11.05.1797)
  m1. (25.10.1750) Elizabeth Jones (dau of Edmond Jones)
  (1) daughter
  m2. (21.09.1779) Hannah Jarvis
  i. John Homfray of Wollaston Hall, Worcestershire (bpt 22.07.1731, d 1760)
  m. (24.04.1758) Mary Addenbrooke (bur 19.12.1800, dau/heir of Jeremiah Addenbrooke of Wollaston Hall)
  The following is supported by BLG1952 ('Addenbrooke formerly of the Lea').
  (1) John Addenbrooke Homfray, later Addenbrooke of Wollaston Hall & The Lea, Sheriff of Worcestershire (bpt 16.05.1759, d 1827)
  m1. (1780) Elizabeth Grazebrook (b c1759, d 11.1808, dau of Michael Grazebrook of Audnam)
  (A) Edward Addenbrooke Homfray, later Addenbrooke of The Lea (b 03.1782, d 16.05.1855) had issue
  m. (26.01.1815) Emma Pidcock (b c1794, d 02.02.1875, dau of John Pidcock of the Platts)
  (B) John Addenbrooke Homfray of Rockingham Hall, Hagley (d unm)
  (C) Henry Homfray of Clent (b 1786-7, d 06.07.1857) had issue (2 daus)
  m. Mary Louisa Pidcock (dau of John Pidcock of the Platts)
  m2. Lydia Browne (dau of Wade Browne of Monkton Farlegh, widow of Joseph Lea of The Hill, Amblecote)
  k.+ other issue
  Not clear of which marriage were ....
  l. Mary Homfray
  m. Francis Homfray of Old Swinford @2@ below
  m. Rachel Homfray (dsp)
  m. _ Vernon
  n. Alice or Agnes Homfray
m. Samuel Lund
  o. Elizabeth Homfray (dsp)
  m. Joseph Kenyon of Sheffield
  p. Jane Homfray
  m. _ male
  ii. Thomas Homfray of Wales (bpt 05.03.1676, d before 18.07.1733) this line followed by FMG
  m. Ann Revel (bur 31.03.1747, dau of John Revel)
  a. Thomas Homfray of London (bpt 13.01.1719)
  (1)+ 2 sons (dsp)
  b. John Homfray (b 04.12.1723, d 02.02.1804)
  m. Sarah Parr (b 25.05.1725, d 20.02.1798, dau of John Parr, widow of Thomas Dalby or Dabby)
  (1) John Homfray (b 27.09.1768, d 25.12.1842, minister in Yarmouth) had issue
  m. (13.06.1797) Hetty Symonds (b 13.02.1778, d 04.01.1843, dau of James Symonds of Great Ormsby & Yarmouth)
  c. Francis Homfray of Old Swinford, Worcestershire (dsp)
  m. Mary Homfray (dau of Francis Homfray) @2@ above
  d. Revel Homfray of Sheffield (bur 18.09.1760)
  m. Sarah Fox
  (1) Francis Homfray (d unm)
  e. Juliana Homfray
  m. John Parker of Norton Lees
  (1) Juliana Parker
  m. Edward Jenkins of Carter Hall in Eckington
  (2)+ 3 sons + 1 daughter
  f. Rachel Homfray
  m. John Booth
  g.+ other issue - Henry (d young), Dorothy (d young), Anne (d unm 07.1816)

Main source(s): BLG1952 ('Homfray formerly of Otterbourne Court') with some supportinput from FMG (vol 1, MS173, 'Homfray' p395+), Commoners (vol 1, 'Homfray of Landaff House', p236+)
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