BUFFRY / BUFFREY / BUFFERY
Also BUFFARY, BUFFY, BUFFER, DES BOUVERIES, DESBOUVERIES
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As with many surnames the spellings changed a lot especially before the 20th Century.
MOTTO TRANSLATED: NEITHER TO SEEK NOR DESPISE HONOUR.
Click here to go direct to the BUFFREY / BUFFRY line since 1600.
Towards the bottom of this page there is a list of more people sharing the surname but as yet unplaced in the family tree. If you have any positive suggestions please mail me.
When the ancestors of the Buffry family emigrated to England following the Norman Conquest in 1066 they brought their family name with them.
They lived in Staffordshire, where they were lords of the manor Colton.
Spelling variations include: Buffery, Buffrey,,Boughey, Buffie, Boffey, Buffey, Boughie, Boffie, Boghey and many more.
First found in Staffordshire where they were Landowners near the Manor of Colton from very ancient times. Some of the first settlers of this name or some of its variants were: James Boffey who landed in North America in 1764.
According to Gill Sykes Chair of Colton History Society:
“The Boughey's were not Lord's of the Manor of Colton but owned a substantial farm in Colton. The farm had been a Grange farm for St. Thomas's Priory in Staffordshire up to the Dissolution of the Monasteries by Henry V111. The land had originally been given to the Priory in 1264 by the then Lord of Colton Manor William de Wasteney.
“At the dissolution the Bishop of Lichfield Bishop Lee requested the Priories lands from Henry to give to his orphaned and "supposedly" impoverished nephews- the Fowlers. The farm came into the hands of Thomas Fowler who subsequently sold it in the 1540's to Sampson Boughey. I think as far as I can certain he was from the Boughey branch of the family in Audlum North Staffs. It passed from Sampson to his son George and then to his son Sampson. This last Sampson only had daughters. Upon their father's death they became joint owners. Constance the youngest daughter married Whitehall Degge son of the famous Staffordshire antiquarian Sir Simon Degge. Together they bought out her sisters and became sole owners of Boughey Hall farm.
“Soon after Whitehall died leaving Constance with one son. Two years later she married Sir Thomas Whitgreave of Mosely Old Hall near Wolverhampton (now National Trust) and one of the rescuers of the future Charles 11 when he had fled from the Battle of Worcester. By this marriage the farm passed into the ownership of the Whitgreave family and remained with this family until the 1920's. It is no longer a working farm but a collection of barn conversions. However inside the main farmhouse there are still parts of the hall that was there in the time of the Boughey family.
“I did a research project on this farm as my study for a certificate in Local History from Keele University.
“If you want to look at a picture of the present day farm it is on our Colton history website www.coltonhistory.gov.org”
BUFFERY, BUFFARY, BUFFERE
With a generation of DOMESDAY, Lower Penn, Staffordshire, England, was held by the BUFFER or BUFFERY family. From Penn Parish Register: http://www.localhistory.scit.wlv.ac.uk/articles/Penn/history/Medieval.htm
The Burnett family owned the manor until it was eventually sold to freeholders, or bought by the Leveson or Wrottesly families, with whose descendants it remained.
From The Salter History Collections of Staffordshire: with reference to the 'Trescott Charters' and the BUFFERY gift to the monks of Combe. William BUFFERE III was the underlord of the Barons of Dudley at Nether Penn and Paddington-Bray in Surrey in 1174. William Fitz Warine was a sub-tenant at Nether Penn. Both were fined for their disaffection during the rebellion and their names appear on the Pipe Roll of 22H III among the tenants of Gervase Pagnel.. On the Fine Roll of II H3, The Sheriff of Surrey was ordered to take into the Kings hands the land of William BUFFARE in Paddington, referred to as Paddington-in-Bray.
"The Testa de Nevill states that padinden in Surrey, was taken into the King's hands on the occasion of the outlawry of Amice Wylekun, who was received into his house by William BUFFARI, and was found there: and that Benedict, a certain Jew of Chichester, afterwards claimed it as his pledge, producing a dee of William BUFFARI to that effect; but the King retained it in his hands, and gave it to Alan Trenchemer; and on the death of Alan, King John gave it to William de Brause, and after William, it was given to Peter de Maulay...".
William Buffary, Lord of Nether Penn, was imprisoned for many years for sheltering an unfortunate woman who had been outlawed.
Staffordshire Historical Collection Vol III, p 221 (in Latin) the charter by which William BUFFARY, son of WILLIAM BUFFARY, concerned for the safety of his soul, grants a portion of the land near Trescot to the monks of Combe, 1190 - 1199. The gift was unconditional and even the token rent of one pound of cummin was refused.
At Westminster, 8 July 1200, Sibilla who had been the wife of William BUFFERE II, was represented by her son William BUFFARY III, complained against Walter, Abbot of Combe, represented by Nigel the Monk. Sibella lost the case as William II had not died in possession of the land which she would otherwise have received one third portion of (Widow's terce).
"In 1236 Peter de BUFFER was arrested and later hanged for conspiracy. This, like the modern BUFFERY, is a form of BOUVERIE, meaning ox-farm.... The Peter de BUFFER was one of the King's doorkeepers." [Justice and Crime by W.D. Bowman, Faber and Faber 1932].
Robert BUFFERY, in 1272, also contested that his great grandfather had not given the lands and that it was only a ten-year lease. He also lost his case.
In 1356, Richard de Fynchenesfield was charged with procuring William son of Hugh de Penne and Thomas BUFFERY to kill John Matheu at Whytewyk (Whitwick) in the Manor of Tettenhall.
Today, in Dudley, there is a BUFFERY ROAD, and a BUFFERY PARK.
The Will of Thomas BUFFERIE, February 3rd 1561
Parish of Newland, Abode: Coleford.
Thomas Carsall senior and Elyn his wife : 2 best cows
Joan Carsall, youngest daughter of Thomas Carsall: 1 cow
Jane Thomas, Goddaughter: 1 cow
Anne Elkyns, Goddaughter: 2 pewter platters
Agnes Carsall, daughter of Thomas: 3 platters
Jane Carsall, middle daughter of Thomas: A canvas halyng
John Carsall son of Thomas: 1 heifer 3 years old
Thomas Carsall elder son of Thomas: 3rd best brass pot
Robert Carsall, son of Thomas: a brass possenet and platter
BUFFREY and BUFFRY since 1600
Sections and names in RED are the direct ancestors of Alun BUFFRY
Going backwards from the author of this page:
Alun BUFFRY - born 1950, Barry, Glamorgan, UK.
Stanley Richard BUFFRY - (Jim) born 1913, Argoed, South Wales, UK; married Vera LANGLEY
Sidney BUFFRY - born 1892, Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK; married Margaret JONES
Richard BUFFRY - born 1850 Cinderford, Gloucestershire, UK; married Emma PARRY
Henry BUFFREY (2) - born 1814, Newland, Gloucestershire, UK; married Hannah COOPER
Henry BUFFREY (1) - born 1771, Newland, Gloucestershire, UK; married Mary STEVENS
Joseph BUFFREY - born 1716, Old Swinford, Worcestershire, UK: married Deborah WORGAN
William BUFFREY (2)- born 1670, Old Swinford, Worcestershire, UK: married Emme SMITH
John BUFFREY - born 1647, Old Swinford, Worcestershire, UK: married Alice REID
William BUFFREY - (1) born about 1600 married Martha PERKES
WILLIAM BUFFREY (1) (WILLM?)
Born about 1600, parents not yet identified
Married Martha PERKES, 1 May 1624, Old Swinford, Worcestershire
*** Andrew Pardoe sent the following information RE WILLIAM and MARTHA:
I have just come across your Buffery Family history on the web. I believe you have traced your line back to William Buffery and Martha Perks in Oldswinford in 1640s. I believe William’s family came from the neighbouring manor of Cradley and may have settled in the Lye area in the 1630s. In Nigel Perry's history of Stourbridge. PG 32 and 33 there are a couple of passages that illuminate this period.
He says that the Addenbrooks were a major force in the area owning coal and clay mining rights and water mills along the Stour. In 1627 Samual Addenbrook built a cottage for his son Henry Addenbrook on Lye Waste. By 1638 Henry had been joined by John Perks, William Bache,John Buffery, William Hill, John Westwood, William Round, John and Thomas Syddaway and John Millward. I have traced family lines back to several of these individuals and now realise they all have nailing and Scythe making as an occupational background. It was obviously a close knit and inter related community.
William Bache=Elizabeth Hill 21 April 1611
Edward Bache = Mary Sydaway 17 November 1635
Margaret Sydaway = John Perks
John Westwood=Margaret Round 21 Sept 1635
Francis and John Westwood apprenticed to John Perks Circa 1670
William Buffery = Margery Perks @ Oldswinford 1st May 1624
I think your William Buffery and Martha Perks are most likely related to John Perks and John Buffery above.
The Manorial records of Cradley show that several of the above families had connections with that manor. For example Thomas and John Syddaway were both manorial Tenants. The Westwoods owned a scythemill in Cradley and there is a William and George Buffery who were also tenants. I think your William is the son of this William and was bap 12 Nov 1592 at Halesowen although his parentage is not given. This William married Cecily Hawkhead @Halesowen 8th Oct 1576 and had a several children including George above.
Children of William BUFFREY (1) and Martha PERKES:
John BUFFREY, born 1647 married Alice REID 1667, Pedmore, Worcestershire
Ellyoner BUFFREY, born 1644, Christened 1 Sep 1644, Old Swinford
Gilbert BUFFREY, born 1641, Christened 30 April 1641, Old Swinford
Isabel BUFFREY, born 1639, Christened 25 Aug 1639, Old Swinford
Ann BUFFREY, born 1638, Christened 8 Apr 1638, Old Swinford
William BUFFREY, born 1636, Christened 22 Jun 1636, Old Swinford
Margery BUFFREY, born 1635, christened 24 Jan 1645, Old Swinford
William BUFFREY, born 1632, Christened 21 March 1632, Old Swinford
Martha BUFFREY, born 1627, Christened 10 February 1627, Old Swinford
William BUFFREY, born 1625/26
Born 1647, son of William (1) BUFFREY and Martha PERKES
Christened 4 July 1647, Old Swinford
Married Alice REID, 11 Jan 1667/68 in Pedmore, Worcs.
Children of John BUFFREY and Alice REID:
William (2) BUFFREY, born 1670; married Emme SMITH
John BUFFREY, born 1675, Christened 13 Dec 1675, Old Swinford
Mary BUFFREY, born 1677, Christened 17 June 1677, Old Swinford
Martha BUFFREY, born 1680, Christened 1 Nov 1680, Old Swinford
Margaret BUFFREY, born 1683, Christened 7 July 1683, Old Swinford
Joyce BUFFREY, born 1684, Christened 15 Feb 1684, Old Swinford
William BUFFREY (2)
Born 1670, son of John BUFFREY and Alice REID, Old Swinford, Worcs
Married Emme Smith, 12 August 1706, Chaddesley Corbett, Worcs
Children of William BUFFREY and Emme SMITH:
Joseph BUFFREY, born 1716, Old Swinford, married Deborah WORGAN
Anne BUFFREY, born 1707. Christened 12 May 1707, Old Swinford
William BUFFREY, Christened 22 Nov 1708, Old Swinford
John BUFFREY, born 1710, Christened 30 Dec 1710
Margaret BUFFREY, born 1712, Christened 9 Nov 1712, Old Swinford
John BUFFREY, born 1714, Christened 1 Nov 1714, Old Swinford
Samuel BUFFERY, born 1719, Christened 19 April 1719, Old Swinford
Thomas BUFFREY, born 1720, Christened 8 Feb 1720, Old Swinford
Samuel BUFFREY, Christened 2 July 1723, Old Swinford
Margaret BUFFREY, Christened 1725, Old Swinford
son of William (2) BUFFREY and Emme SMITH
Christened 3 November 1716, Old Swinford, Worcestershire.
Children of Joseph BUFFREY and Deborah WORGAN:
o Worgan BUFFREY, born 1737, Old Swinford, Worcestershire married Margaret TYLER, Newland, 1765
o Matthias BUFFREY, born 1741, Old Swinford
o Martha BUFFREY, Christened 16 March 1743/44, Old Swinford.
o William BUFFREY, born 1747, Christened 7 Nov 1747, Old Swinford
o Joseph BUFFREY, born 1750, Christened 25 Nov 1750, Old Swinford
o Emm BUFFREY, born 1755, Christened 23 Feb 1755, Old Swinford
Deborah Worgan was the daughter of Johanis WORGAN and Elizabeth. So Deborah seems to go to Old Swinford and meet Joseph, which was where Worgan Buffry and the other children were born, later returning ton Newland with her son Worgan who then married Margaret TYLER in Newland, Glos, 1765 (see below)
Children of Johanis WORGAN and Elizabeth:
o Deborah born 1711, married Joseph BUFFREY
o William WORGAN, born 1698 in Newland, Christened 25 Nov 1698
o Elizabeth WORGAN, born 1703 in Newland, Christened 13 Oct 1703
o Ann WORGAN, born 1709 in Newland, Christened 28 Aug 1709
o Eliz WORGAN, born 1717 in Newland, Christened 12 Dec 1717
o Genevera WORGAN, born 1719 in Newland, Christened, 15 Mar 1718/19
o Anna WORGAN, born 1722 in Newland, Christened 25 Mar 1722
o Mercy WORGAN, born 1722 in Newland, Christened 24 June 1722
o William WORGAN, born 1723 in Newland, Christened 15 June 1723
o Maria WORGAN, born 1725 in Newland, Christened 7 June 1725
o Francisca WORGAN, born 1726 in Newland, Christened 11 Sept 1726
Born 1737 in Old Swinford, Worcester, son of Joseph BUFFREY and Deborah WORGAN
Christened 3 February 1737/38, Old Swinford, Worcestershire
Married Margaret TYLER in Newland, Glos, 1765. Died 1805
o Margaret TYLER, born 1746, married Worgan BUFFREY
o John TYLER, born 1749, Newland, Christened 2 Oct 1749
Elizabeth KEDGWYN was daughter of Thomas KEDGWYN (2) born 1692 Newland and Elizabeth KEAR, born 1701 Newland, married 28 Jan 1716/17 in Newland. Elizabeth KEAR was born 1701 in Newland, daughter of Richard KEAR and Elizabeth WORGAN.
Children of Thomas KEDGWYN (2) and Elizabeth KEAR
o Elizabeth KEDGWYN, born 1718, Christened 5 May 1718, married Henry TYLER
o Thomas KEDGWYN born 1720 in Newland, Christened 3 May 1720
o Nicholas KEDGWYN, born 1722 in Newland
Children of Thomas KEDGWYN (1) and Margaret BANISTER:
o Johes KEDGWYN, born 1676, Newland, Christened 27 Dec 1676
o Thomas KEDGWYN, (2) born 1678, Newland, Christened Dec 16 1678
o Margaretta KEDGWYN, born May 1681, Newland
o Maria KEDGWYN, born 1683 Newland, Christened 9 Apr 1683
o William KEDGWYN, born 1683 in Newland, Christened 3 Jun 1683
o Maria KEDGWYN, born 1685 in Newland, Christened 1 Oct 1685
o Mar KEDGWYN, born 1686 in Newland, Christened 5 Dec 1686
o Anna KEDGWYN, born 1693 in Newland, Christened 23 Jul 1693
Worgan as a Christian name was and is unusual to say the least. However, as a surname in the FOD it was very common. It was also common in those times for a first born son to bear the maiden name of his mother as a Christian name (especially if the mother came from a higher social standing than the father).
Worgan was born in 1737 in Old Swinford, Worcestershire, to Deborah WORGAN and Joseph BUFFREY. By chance (and we all know this is not infallible) there is only one Deborah WORGAN in the whole of the IGI and, guess where she was christened??? Yes, that's right, in Newland FOD!! Not only that, but she has a brother William - could this be Worgan's Bondsman? - could Worgan have moved back to his maternal family's home to find work? As yet, we have not gone any further into this, but I'm sure you can see that this theory is feasible. (Just to add to this, I have the microfiche for Old Swinford covering the pertinent times and there is a Deborah BUFFREY being buried at just the right age to coincide with her baptism in 1711.
Worgan and Margaret TYLER married in 1765 and then the first thing we find after that is an entry in the IGI and confirmed with the Bishop's Transcripts for Newland: Joseph WORGAN, baptised 02.02.1769, son of Buffrey WORGAN and his wife Margaret. We can see from this that BUFFREY was not a usual surname in the FOD, in fact, I think that Worgan was what we might call a "first footer" into Gloucestershire.
We also find Elizabeth BUFFREY (daughter of Worgan and Margaret BUFFREY) buried at Clearwell.
(Thanks to Mr and Mrs Martin BUFFREY for the above)
Children of Worgan BUFFREY and Margaret TYLER
Children Joseph BUFFREY and Sarah GUESS:
Sarah BUFFREY christened August 5 1797, died October 5 1797
Joseph BUFFREY christened December 9 1798, died January 30 1799
Mary BUFFREY christened April 6 1801
Deborah BUFFREY christened August 14 1804, married James ROBERTS, Newland, 7 September 1834
Daughter Mary BUFFRY born 4 June 1826
Margaret BUFFREY christened May 10 1807
Sarah BUFFREY christened April 5 1810
Anne BUFFREY christened December 13 1812
John BUFFREY christened August 25 1816
Children of James BUFFREY and Anne PRICE:
o Margaret BUFFREY christened April 24 or 29 1806
o Henry BUFFREY christened September 20 1811
o Mary BUFFREY christened February 23 1812, died as infant
o Mary BUFFREY christened August 24 1817 twin of John
o John BUFFREY christened August 24 1817 twin of Mary. It is possible that this is the same John who married Maria in 1850 but his birth date was entered as 1821. John and Maria had two sons: John and James. James married Alice Morgan and changed his name by deed pole to BUFFRY (about the same time as Richard son of Henry did the same. They lived in Ruspidge, Glos.. Their children were:
* Eva Alice married Tom Bowkett
Together they formed the BUFFRY FAMILY STRING BAND.
There was also a John Buffery (son of Joseph, a scythsmith) married my ancestor, Ann Chance, at Kingswinford in 1793. They moved to Cradley & had a family. After Ann died, John married twice more before dying in 1841.
HENRY BUFFRY (1), aka "Old Henry"
Born 1771, son of Worgan BUFFREY and Margaret TYLER. Died and buried in Newland Parish in 1844 but supposed to have been aged 79; note spelling in record is BUFFREY.
Mary STEVENS was a daughter of Richard HAWKINS and Sarah STEVENS (married 2 November 1789). Christened 21 May 1786, Newland, Glos.
Children of Henry BUFFREY (1) and Mary STEVENS:
HENRY BUFFREY (2)
Baptised 25 September 1814, Newland, Glos.; spelling on Baptism record in BUFFREY.: died 1876
son of Henry (1) BUFFREY and Mary STEVENS
Collier, Cinderford, Glos.
60 Coopers Trump, St Johns, Cinderford, Glos.
Hannah COOPER was the daughter of Richard Cooper born 1780 East Dean, Glos and Dinah BALDWIN
Dinah BALDWIN, born 1784 in Little Dean, died 26 July 1851.
Henry and Hannah BUFFREY are both buried in St Johns, Cinderford, Glos.
Children of Henry BUFFREY (2) and Hannah COOPER: See also the Indenture of 1883
Married Benjamin Burris
Son William Henry Burris April 22 1859
Son George Benjamin Burris 16 November 1860
Son Thomas Burris March 5 1863
o Children of Joseph BUFFREY and Elizabeth:
o Joseph William BUFFERY bapt. July 18 1875 at St Johns. Note spelling in Parish Record is BUFFERY.
o Samuel married Rose HUMPHRIES of Shireoaks, Nottinghamshire
Children of Samuel BUFFREY and Rose:
Ronald married Elsie Forshaw - there children were Linda, Paul, Susan, Jill and Trevor. Paul Buffrey is father of Rachel Buffrey.
Vincent born 23 May 1915, died 13 July 1996, married Irene Styring (born 13 August 1914) on 23 March 1940. Children of Vincent and Irene:
David Charles, born 31 January 1943
Martin Royd, born 23 November 1946; married Susan LEVESLEY (born 2 January 1953) on 24 February 1973. Children
* Claire Jayn, born 2 March 1974, died 15 March 1990
* Richard Edward, born 9 September 1975, married Laura POWER (born 19 September 1974) on 6 November 1999. Two children:
# Cameron Mark Vincent, born 11 January 1999
# Olivia Charlotte Jayn, born 18 July 2000
Moved to Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND
Son of Henry (2) BUFFREY
Married Emma PARRY, born 14 /8/1852, died 6 June 1927
Charlotte BUFFREY, BAB 1856 Married George Tye on 25 Dec 1872
NB: Samuel's father is entered as Edward on the marriage certificate although elsewhere it was Henry, son of Old Henry.
Married Rhoda WOODHOUSE, born 1854 in Ruspidge, Glos, died 6 July 1925
o Mary Ann BUFFREY, born 1871; married Albert William POWELL, 30 Dec 1893 at St Johns Cinderford, Glos.; witnessed by Rose Annah BUFFREY.
o Rose Hannah (aka Rosanna) BUFFREY born 1874; married William WHITE, 22 June 1897, St Johns, Cinderford, Glos. Witnessed by Samuel BUFFREY
o Samuel BUFFREY born 1875, married Bertha JENKINS (daughter of Isaac Jenkins) 14 Oct 1897 at St Johns Cinderford, Glos. Witnessed Isaac Jenkins and Isabel Ann Wintle (Census 1901)
o James BUFFREY, born 1878, Cinderford Tump, Glos; Collier. Married Mary Ann Jessie Elizabeth WHITSON, 12 Oct 1899 at St Johns, Cinderford, Glos., (daughter of Thomas William WHITSON, and engine driver), witnessed by Thomas William and Emily Florence WHITSON.
Children of James BUFFREY and Mary WHITSON
o Maud Alice BUFFREY born 6 Feb 1909, died 27 Aug 1970; married Thomas Daniel NELDER (2), son of Thomas Daniel NELDER (1) born 13 Feb 1897 and Melinda Caroline GAPPER.
Maud Alice and Thomas' daughter is Janet Kathleen NELDER, born 4 Jan 1939, Cheltenham, Glos, England; she married Albert Edward COURT on 24 Aug 1959 in Cheltenham, born 25 Aug 1936, son of Bert COURT and Mabel Gladys Julia HASLUM.
o Doris BUFFREY married Jack HUGHES, children Stanley and Ernie
o Lillian BUFFREY married Jack DAVIES, children Linda and Patricia (adopted)
o Ernest James BUFFREY married Olive Watts
children of Ernest and Olive:
o Howard BUFFREY married Amy Chapman
o John BUFFREY born 27 February 1935; married Feb 25, 1961 to Elizabeth (Betty) Crowder-Johnson (born Aug 13, 1938)
Children of John and Elizabeth
o Katharine Elizabeth BUFFREY, born 6 Sept 1964; adopted: children Samantha, David, Tanmy
o Philip John BUFFREY, born 31 Oct 1965
o Joseph BUFFREY, born 1880 ???
o Enid MariaBUFFREY, born 1889; married Ambrose Harry GRIFFITHS, 26 May 1914, at St Johns, Cinderford, Glos.
o Joseph William BUFFREY, born 1882, married Dora May Beard, 23 March 1907 at St Johns Cinderford, Glos.
Children of Joseph and Dora:
Cecil married Emily (Molly) HAWKINS
children of Cecil and Emily:
Douglas, married Wendy DALLOW, their children: Debi, Candice, Andrew, David
Alec married Peggy DONOVAN;
children of Alec and Peggy:
Stephen, born 6 June 1949
o Mary Alice BUFFREY, born 1889; married Walter Henry MORGAN, 28 March 1914 at St Johns, Cinderford, Glos.
o Ralph Ernest BUFFREY, born 1890; died 22 March 1967, buried at St Johns, Cinderford, Glos. Married Hilda JONES, 24 Aug 1915 at St Johns Cindeford, Glos., died 9 January 1964, buried at St Johns, Cinderford, Glos
o Rhysa ?
RICHARD BUFFRY / BUFFREY photo of Richard with wife Emma
Collier, Cinderford, Glos. Born 16 Sept 1850
son of Henry (2) and Hannah Cooper
St Johns, Cinderford, Glos.
Changed surname spelling to BUFFRY.
Married Emma Parry, born 14 August 1852, (Q, 11a, 22) Berry Hill, Gloucestershire, servant in 1901 in Flaxely, died 6 June 1927
Married at St Johns Cinderford East Dean, Glos. 19 September 1871
See also the Indenture of 1883
Children of Richard BUFFRY and Emma PARRY:
Born 20 July 1892, died 22 February 1959
Greenfield Cwm Argoed and 1 Sunny View, Argoed, Bedwellty, Gwent, Wales
Married Maggie Jones, born 12 December 1892 in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, died 27 May 1972; Maggie Jones was teh daughter of RICHARD (1858, Bedwellty), a colliery overman, and ELIZABETH ( 1860, Bedwellty) JONES: siblings of Maggie: William (Willie), (1887). John (1890), Edgar (1892), Oliver (1892), Rachel (1896), Thomas (1898), Richard (1889/1900)
Married at Libanus Chapel, Blackwood, Wales, 26 July 1913.
Children of SIDNEY CHARLES BUFFRY and Margaret JONES:
· Sidney Idwal BUFFRY, born 10 March 1915 died 19 May 1943, killed at war (R.A.F.) Married Ruby Clargo of Blackwood
· Rachel Emma BUFFRY, born 3 Nov 1917, deceased mmarried Francis Clements of London, deceased, children:
· o Brian Clements married Janette Tucker; children
son Andrew John Clements married Mel Hamilton and moved to Canada
daughter Helen Francis Clements
Helen Francis Clements married Michael Eagle:
daughter Sophia and Grace
o Idwal married Gillian Wolsey, children:
son David Anthony Clememnts
David married Michaelle Smith
daughters Lauren Frances Clements and Lucy Emma Clements
o Son: Nigel Goddard married Lindy Buttifant. Children:
o Steven, Married June Fulbrook: children:
son Benjamin Steven
son Gareth Haydon
o Kenneth Martin Williams
Born 16 Oct 1913, Argoed, died 1985, Barry
Labourer British Railways and BP Plastics, Barry.
St Mary's Avenue, Barry, Glamorgan
Broad Street, Barry, Glamorgan
High Street, Barry Glamorgan
Also known as JIM
Married Vera Langley, in 1947
Vera was born 15 November 1911, died 1991 in Barry
daughter of Alfred LANGLEY and Bessie Ellen Louise PALMER of Barry:
Children of Stanley Richard BUFFRY and Vera LANGLEY:
Alun BUFFRY, born 2 Feb 1950, Barry, South Glamorgan, (Q1, 8b, 496)
Children of Gwyneth BUFFRY and Philip PLAYLE:
Suzanne Playle married Jamie S Carran; children:
Daughter Josie Molly Carran
Kathrine Playle, married Andrew J Stevens; children:
Michelle Playle married Chris Hillberg
son: Kai Christopher
Born 1791, Manchester, England
Transported to Australia aboard the ship "Indefatigable", arrived 25 April 1815, having been convicted of robbery and sentenced to 7 years.
Resided in Appin, New South Wales.
Religion: Protestant. Height 5'1" or 5'7" and 3/4. Complexion: shallow; hair: dark brown; eyes: dark.
Married Mary Reagan in Church of England Parish of Cambelltown with the consent of the Governor on the 10 May 1830, by Thomas Reddall, the first Rector of St Peters Church, Campbelltown, NSW.
Mary Reagan, born 1808 Limerick, Ireland; died 12 October 1858, buried 15 October 1858 Sydney. Cause of death: bronchitis. Transported on the ship "Grenada 4" in 1826, after conviction for shoplifting and sentence to 7 years. Resided in Campbelltown and assigned to John Howe from Windsor. Religion: Roman Catholic. Convicted London, 20 February 1826. Height 5'3"; complexion: ruddy; hair: brown; eyes: grey.
Daughter Mary Ann born 1837
Daughter Jane, born 1861
Son William, born 1833 married Mary J Jual, daughter Annie Emma
buried Narrandera Cemetary. Cause of death: Bright's disease
Charles BUFFREY (Australia)
Born 15 October 1829 died 5 October 1889
Lived at Wagga and Narrandera. A horse-breaker in 1848. Later a publican, auctioneer and a butcher. Licensee of:
Charles rode a bull through the streets of Wagga. Gormly described him as the 'biggest man in Wagga' (March 1864) [Great Book of Australian Humour by Bill Wannas, 1977, page 201]
1. Catherine Davis, born 1835-6, died 29 May 1860, Wagga. Buried Wagga Cemetery.. Married at Presbyterian ceremony by Rev. Patrick Fitzgerald.
born at Tarcutta, buried Woronora Cemetery, Sydney.
2. After the death of Catherine, Charles married Sophia Bollard in Wagga in 1868. Sophia born 14 June 1850, Picton NSW. Died 22 June 1932. Buried Narrandera Cemetery.
Married (1) Adelaide Walkerden, born 1872, died 15 May 1911, aged 39
Married (2) Ella Louise, born 1880, died 29 October 1948, aged 68.
Married Lena Humphrey in 1893
Charles BUFFREY, "Bidgee Bill"
Son of Thomas.
"The Man who rode the Bull through Wagga"
WELL-KNOWN WRITER, Alan Marshall, recently put forward what looks like a solution to a mystery that has long puzzled many of us - Who was the man who rode the white bull through Wagga?
That wonderful Australian, Dame Mary Gilmore, who was born in Waga, wrote to Mr Marshall: "The white bull was in the first circus to put up its tent in Wagga. It was owned by Mrs Brown and managed by her half brother, Harry Moxham.
"I wasn't more than five or six years old at the time. No one could ride the bull in the circus, but Mr BUFFREY, a Wagga auctioneer, said he would ride it through the town
He did, and it went as quiet as a lamb. I saw it turn the corner as it went into the main street. It was all I saw of the riding."
Alan Marshall continues: "So, through Dame Mary Gilmore, we now know the name of the man who rode the white bull through Wagga. When I was a boy someone chipped us with being the man who rode the bull through Wagga, we always retorted, 'No, I'm the man who rode the crowbar through China without giving it a sore back.'"
And that in turn recalls to mind the rollicking verses by Jack Moses that many of us used to rejoice in when young:
"Years ago, back ever so far,
A bull was ridd'n through Wagga-Wog-ah,
The fact was known in Tar-cut-ta,
And cooded to Car-pen-tar-iar.
And around the world wherever you are
You'll hear of the bull of Wagga-Wog-ah,
How Bidgee Bill with great eclar
Rode the famous bull through Wagga Wog-ah"
The legendary Bidgee Bill must now retire in favour of Mr BUFFREY, not so romantically named, perhaps, but justice must be done.
Married George Henry Davenant, in Victoria in 1880. Born 1850-1851 Gippsland, Victoria.
Married Bejamin Roy 1900, Sydney
Children: Baden Roy born 1900, died 1952; Ruby Linda Roy born 1902, died 1976
Married William Joseph Griffiths, born 26 Jan 1883 (Wales) died 1961, Sydney Father Allan Griffiths; mother Rosalind Griffiths
Children of William and Linda Griffiths:
Married John May. Son George May died in car crash.
Married Nancy Cox. Children Gary Griffiths, Christine Griffiths
Married Joseph Newmarch, born 29 Apr 1911, Canada.
Children of Joseph and Lorraine Newmarch:
Married Gail Clarke; Children Angela Newmarch and Kathryn Newmarch
Married C Maybury (divorced). Children Kim, Kathleen, Kerri, Kylie, Keiran
Married P Walters (divorced).
Child Kellie born 25 Feb 1973
The first BUFFERY at Radway was Thomas BUFFERY, a malster from the neighbouring parish of Ratley, married Mary Usker on 11 February 1779.
Their children were:
Son of Thomas BUFFERY, born 3 January 1783, died 2 December 1858, aged 75.
A farmer and malster.
Married Sarah Shennington of Gloucs, at Radway on 12 September 1808.
Son of Robert BUFFERY, baptised 31 May 1816, died 1880.
Married cousin Elizabeth Ridge, daughter of a publican, at Akeley Parish Church on 25 August 1845.
Resided at Wardington near Banbury. A draper.
Children of William and Elizabeth BUFFERY:
Son of Thomas: Major BUFFERY(died 1973), married Florence
Children of Major and Florence BUFFERY
Joyce (daughter of Major) married ?
Children of Joyce and ?
Janet married Allan
Children of Janet and Allan:
Alan, (son of Major) married Mollie
Children of Alan and Mollie BUFFERY
Alison married Steve
daughters Victoria and Kirsty
June, (daughter of Major) married John Lamb
Children of June and John LAMB
Sharon married Steve
daughter Charlotte and son Andrew
Keith (son of Major) married Carol
Children of Keith and Carol BUFFERY
o Shaun BUFFERY married Jane
o Nicki married Grant
Children of Nicki and Grant:
o John, born 22 July 1854
o Samuel, born 19 Jan 1857
Born 1846; died 1908
Married Jane Sophia Townsend on 22 September 1874 at Broadwell Church, near Stow-on-the-Wold, Glos, UK.
Grocer and wine merchant, Banbury; died 1908
Son of William Ridge Buffery (I) and Jane Sophie:
o William Ridge BUFFERY (II) , married Mary Jane Williams
Married Mary Jane Williams at Builth Wells, Wales
Grocer and wine merchant
Children of William Ridge BUFFERY II and Mary Jane:
o William Ridge III, born 9 Dec 1917, grocer and wine merchant at Stow-on-the-Wold
Granddaughter Rachel Buffery
o Gwyneth worked at Lloyd's Bank, Stow-on-the-Wold
IF ONLY SUOMI BY ALUN BUFFRY: PAPERBACK AND KINDLE
MY LIFE OF JOY BY ALUN BUFFRY: PAPERBACK
AND THERE I WAS BY ALUN BUFFRY: PAPERBACK
THE EFFIE ENIGMA, THE MOTHERLESS MOTHERS BY ALUN BUFFRY: PAPERBACK AND KINDLE
FROM DOT TO CLEOPATRA BY ALUN BUFFRY: PAPAERBACK AND KINDLE
OUT OF JOINT: 20 YEARS OF CAMPAIGNING FOR CANNABIS - PAPARBACK AND KINDLE
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