Ann Griffiths[1]

Female 1806 - 1863  (56 years)


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  • Name Ann Griffiths  [1
    Born 07 Jul 1806  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Christened 29 Sep 1811  St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Baptism Certificate - Ann Griffiths
    Baptism Certificate - Ann Griffiths
    Ann Griffiths born 7th July 1806, baptised 29th September 1811 at St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia. Father Jonathan Griffiths, Mother Eleanor MacDonald.
    St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthew's Anglican Church at Windsor is the oldest Anglican Church in Australia and the second oldest of any denomination, after the small Uniting Church nearby at Ebenezer. Governor Macquarie who ordered the building to be erected believed that religion was an important element for all classes of people and for the betterment of the nation.
    St Matthews Anglican Church,Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthews Anglican Church,Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthew's Anglican Church at Windsor is the oldest Anglican Church in Australia (1886) and the second oldest of any denomination, after the small Uniting Church nearby at Ebenezer. Governor Macquarie who ordered the building to be erected believed that religion was an important element for all classes of people and for the betterment of the nation.
    Gender Female 
    Died 23 Jun 1863  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Death Certificate of Ann Potts (n. Griffiths)
    Death Certificate of Ann Potts (n. Griffiths)
    Ann Potts died 23 June 1863 at Richmond, New South Wales, Australia. Cause of Death Cancer. Father Jonathan Griffiths, Mother Eleanor McDonald
    Person ID I0117  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2017 

    Father Jonathan Griffiths,   b. 04 Mar 1773, Stone, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Nov 1839, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Eleanor McDonald,   b. 1770, Dublin, Ireland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Mar 1831, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married
    • Jonathan and Eleanor met at Norfolk Island Penal Colony, but never married.
    Notes 
    • Jonathan Griffiths and Eleanor McDonald met each other at Norfolk Island. Both had been transported to Australian and sentence to 7 years. Jonathan Griffiths arrived on the second fleet in 1790. Eleanor McDonald arrived in Australia one year later.
    • Eleanor is recorded in the earliest documents as "Elinor" and later as "Eleanor". She will be referred to as Eleanor.
      Eleanor McDonald was born in Dublin, Ireland in 1770. Of her early life or family nothing is known. On 27 October, 1790 Eleanor is recorded as being sentenced at the Quarter Sessions (Court) at the Tholsel, Dublin. The record states:-
      "found guilty of stealing a metal watch, chain and locket - value six guineas - the property of Thomas Dalton. Sentenced to be transported".
      A copy of the record is attached. The record is written in "olde English" - where the letter "f" stands for the letter "s". Some of the sentences of other persons that can be made out on the record, make for interesting comparisons.
      Eleanor left Ireland from the Cove of Cork as a convict aboard the "Queen" ("Queen Anne" in some records) and arrived at Port Jackson (Sydney Harbour) on 26 September, 1791, as part of what has been historically designated as the Third Fleet.
      A complete list of prisoners aboard "Queen" from Dublin and other counties is attached. The list shows
      McDonald, Eleanor
      Age:- 20 years
      Date of Trial:- October, 1790
      Sentence:- 7 years

      The Transport "Queen" was the first convict transport that sailed direct from Ireland to New South Wales and comprised 133 men, 22 Women and 1 boy aged 11 years.
      A Copy of the "Queen" indent (list) of prisoners showing Elinor McDonald, is attached.
      Eleanor was also sent to Norfolk Island where she arrived on 223 April, 1792. The first recorded association with Jonathon Griffiths as a "family" was there and a record noted in "Norfolk Island - The People and their Families - 1788-1813" is attached. Eleanor served the balance of here sentence at Norfolk Island.
    Family ID F0037  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Robert Potts,   b. 1797, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jun 1865, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years) 
    Married 23 Dec 1822  St Matthews Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Marriage Certificate - Robert Potts and Ann Griffiths
    Marriage Certificate - Robert Potts and Ann Griffiths
    Robert Potts married Ann Griffiths 23rd December 1822 at St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthews Anglican Church,Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthews Anglican Church,Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthew's Anglican Church at Windsor is the oldest Anglican Church in Australia (1886) and the second oldest of any denomination, after the small Uniting Church nearby at Ebenezer. Governor Macquarie who ordered the building to be erected believed that religion was an important element for all classes of people and for the betterment of the nation.
    St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthews Anglican Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia
    St Matthew's Anglican Church at Windsor is the oldest Anglican Church in Australia and the second oldest of any denomination, after the small Uniting Church nearby at Ebenezer. Governor Macquarie who ordered the building to be erected believed that religion was an important element for all classes of people and for the betterment of the nation.
    Children 
    +1. H.A. Potts
    +2. James Potts,   b. 13 May 1826, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Rachael Potts,   b. 14 Jul 1828, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 May 1899, Yarramundi, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
    +4. William Potts,   b. 09 Oct 1830, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1905, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. John Potts,   b. 24 Jun 1832, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +6. Robert Potts,   b. 22 Aug 1835, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Elizabeth Potts,   b. Sep 1834, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Thomas Griffiths Potts,   b. 9 Oct 1837, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     9. Edward Potts,   b. 1839, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     10. Charles Potts,   b. 1842, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     11. Ann Potts,   b. 1844, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     12. Eliza J Potts,   b. 1846, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +13. Albert Potts,   b. 1850, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Sep 1924, Liverpool Hospital, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 21 Aug 2016 
    Family ID F0036  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 07 Jul 1806 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 23 Dec 1822 - St Matthews Church, Windsor, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 23 Jun 1863 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government, 2520 Vol 1. (Reliability: 3), 29 Sep 1811.
      See attached Baptism Certificate 2520. Vol 1 - Ann Griffiths.

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1806.
      Event Birth, Surname Griffiths, given names Ann, Index year 1806, Father Jonathan, Mother Eleanor (MacDonald), denomination Church of England, Parish Windsor, St Matthew's, Volume reference V18062520 1A, Registration Year 1806, Registration Number 0

    3. [S125] A History of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts, 22 (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.
      Ann Griffiths was the 7th child of Jonathon Griffiths and Eleanor McDonald ans was born on 7 Jul 1806 at Richmond, New South Wales,

    4. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 2), 1863.
      Event Death,Surname Potts, Given name Ann, Index year 1863, Father Jonathan, Mother Helen, Place of Registration Richmond, Registration Year 1863, registration Number 5712.

    5. [S125] A History of the Potts Family, Geoffrey William Potts, 27 (Reliability: 2), Mar 1989.
      Ann Potts died on 23 June 1863 at Richmond at the age of 56 years.


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