Sarah Griffiths

Female 1798 - 1870  (72 years)


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  • Name Sarah Griffiths 
    Born 1798  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 26 Dec 1870  "Terricks", Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I6356  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 28 Apr 2008 

    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 George Plummer,   b. 1785, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Apr 1863, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1816  Christ Church, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Type: License 
    Marriage George Plummer and Sarah Griffiths
    Marriage George Plummer and Sarah Griffiths
    George Plummer married Sarah Griffiths 9 January 1816
    Children 
    +1. Ann Plummer,   b. 24 Jun 1817, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1846, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
    +2. S. Plummer
    +3. E. Plummer
    +4. J.P. Plummer
    +5. G. Plummer
     6. Eliza Plummer,   b. 16 Jun 1827, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1850, Portland, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 22 years)
     7. William Plummer,   b. 29 May 1829, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jun 1884, New Norfolk, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
    +8. Ellen Plummer,   b. 1830, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Nov 1894, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
    +9. Thomas Plummer,   b. 1833, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Henry Plummer,   b. 1835, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +11. Mary Plummer,   b. 1837, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2017 
    Family ID F1974  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1798 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Type: License - 9 Jan 1816 - Christ Church, Castlereagh, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Dec 1870 - "Terricks", Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government, 127 Vol 155 (Reliability: 3), 9 Jan 1816.
      See attached Marriage certificate of George Plummer and Sarah Griffiths.


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