W. Griffiths

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  • Gender Male 
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    At least one living or private individual is linked to this note - Details withheld.
    Person ID I6358  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2015 

    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 Elizabeth Thorley,   b. 1806, Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1888, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Jane Hooper Griffiths,   b. 14 Nov 1823, Norfolk Plains, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Mar 1895, 97 Islington Street, Collingwood, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     2. Ann Griffiths,   b. 18 May 1826, Norfolk Plains, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. Amelia Griffiths,   b. 16 Jan 1828, Norfolk Plains, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1865, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
    +4. Elizabeth Griffiths,   b. 24 Mar 1830, Lake River, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. John Griffiths,   b. 29 May 1832, Norfolk Plains, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Aug 1895, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    +6. Agnes Griffiths,   b. 19 Sep 1834, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1910, Deloraine, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +7. Helen Emma Griffiths,   b. c.1833, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1907, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 74 years)
    +8. Eliza Griffiths,   b. 05 Apr 1837, Freshwater Point, Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1894, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    +9. Ellen Emma Griffiths,   b. Dec 1840, Freshwater Point, Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     10. Mary Griffiths,   b. 1841, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1842, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +11. Frank Henry Griffiths,   b. 17 Apr 1846, Freshwater Point, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
     12. Clarence George Griffiths,   b. 02 Dec 1847, Freshwater Point, Tamar River, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Nov 1923, Public Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania, Australai Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 28 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart


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