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HUMPHREYS, Cornelius (c.1711-1770)


Reference code(s): GB 2919 HUMPHREYS

Held at: Royal Armouries Library, London

Title: HUMPHREYS, Cornelius (c.1711-1770)

Date(s): [1756-1770]

Level of description: sub-fonds

Extent: 4 items

Name of creator(s): HUMPHREYS | Cornelius | c.1711-1770 | clergyman


Administrative/Biographical history:

Cornelius Humphreys, was the son of David Humphreys, of Llanelli, Camarthen. He matriculated at Jesus College Oxford, 1743, aged 32. In 1752, he was appointed Rector of St Mary, Somerset, London. It is thought that he was Chaplain at on of the Chapels of the Tower of London. A transcript of his burial monument states that he was a minister of this (unidentified) chapel for thirty years, [1740-1770]. He married Agnes, who died 1789 aged 69.


Scope and content/abstract:

Papers of Cornelius Humphreys, comprising: manuscript notebook containing sermons, 25 Dec 1769-, prayers, copy of letter from Dr Tillotson, (undated); manuscript extract of letter from the Rev C Humphreys to M Forrest (his niece) 13 Apr 1756; Humphreys' copy of Book of Common Prayer, 1714, gift of his wife Agnes, 1760; and transcript of burial monument of Humphreys' and his wife Agnes.


Language/scripts of material: English

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Conditions governing access:

By appointment only. Contact the Curator, The Library, Royal Armouries, HM Tower of London, EC3N 4AB

Conditions governing reproduction:

Copies available subject to normal copyright restrictions, and depending on the condition of the material

Physical characteristics:

Finding aids:

The collection is uncatalogued


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Archival history:

Immediate source of acquisition:

Donated to the Royal Armouries Library, 2002


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Archivist's note: Sources: Historical Manuscripts Commission's On-Line National Register of Archives; Alumni Oxonienses, 1715-1886; Novum repertorium ecclesiasticum parochiale Londinense, G Hennessy, London, 1898.
Compiled by Alison Field as part of the London Signpost Survey Project

Rules or conventions: Compiled in compliance with General International Standard Archival Description, ISAD(G), second edition, 2000; National Council on Archives Rules for the Construction of Personal Place and Corporate Names 1997.

Date(s) of descriptions: September 2003

Christianity | Ancient religions | Religions
Prayer books | Religious texts | Religious doctrines | Theology
Sermons | Religious texts | Religious doctrines | Theology

Personal names
HUMPHREYS | Cornelius | c.1711-1770 | clergyman

Corporate names
Tower of London

Tower of London | Stepney | London | England | UK | Western Europe | Europe
Tower Hamlets