George Humphries was born in Arlington, Bibury, Gloucestershire in 1852, baptised 5 September at Bibury, son of Thomas Humphries and Amy Wheeler. George married Selina Stokes in Bristol in late 1878, Selina, born 1849, was the daughter of Eliza Stokes and brought up by her grandparents in Chitterne, Wilts. By 1881 George was a police constable living at 20 Belle Vue Crescent, Clifton. In 1891 George was a cellarman at Usher's Wiltshire Brewery branch at Horfield, living with his family in the brewery house. The couple had a daughter, Eveline Maud Humphries born 7 Oct. 1880 and baptised 30 Oct 1885 at St. James, Bristol, Eveline died shortly after her baptism. Another daughter Ethel Selina Humphries, baptised at St. Augustine the Less on 24 July 1884 (died shortly after in the same year). A step-daughter Ethel Flower Ford born 20 March 1886 and a son Stanley John (Ellis?) Ford, born 19 Sept. 1887 were both adopted, their original surnames being Ford. In 1901 George was a Temperence Brewer at 28 Hayward Road, Barton Hill, the business was still there in 1906 but by 1911 George had moved to Mill House, St. Anne's Wood, Brislington, where he manufactured firelighters and stepson Stanley was a firewood bundler and dealer. George died in Bristol in 1923. Stanley John Ford was a firelighter manufacturer living at 1 Factory Street, Barton Hill, when he enlisted in the Wilts. Regt., he was discharged 31 March 1916. Stanley named George Humphries as his foster father.
|5 Gallon Stoneware Tap Jar|
THIS JAR IS THE PROPERTY OF / (in circle) G. HUMPHRIES / BRISTOL /
(in centre) TEMPERANCE / BREWER.
Potter: Not Marked.