Mary Griffiths

Female 1804 - 21 Jan1874


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  • Name Mary Griffiths 
    Born 30 May 1804  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Census Nov 1828  New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census of the Colony of New South Wales was taken in November 1828  
    1828 Census of the Colony of New South Wales, - Philip and Mary Thorley and family.
    1828 Census of the Colony of New South Wales, - Philip and Mary Thorley and family.
    1828 Census of the colony of New South Wales was taken in November 1828 and shows Philip, Mary and their three children, James, William and Elizabeth. They appear on pages 555 and 556
    Died 21 Jan1874  Mt Thorley, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I6360  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 19 Feb 2009 

    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 Phillip Thorley,   b. 04 Aug 1799, Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 May 1883, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New Southj Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 05 Feb 1821  Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Children 
    +1. James Samuel Thorley,   b. 28 Oct 1823, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1873, Mount Thorley, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    +2. William Thorley,   b. 13 Aug 1825, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Oct 1901, Murrumbidgerie, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Thorley,   b. 28 Jul 1827, Mount Thorley Homestead, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Aug 1909, Bland St, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +4. Mary Ann Thorley,   b. 22 Oct 1829, Peats Ferry,Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Feb 1878, Krui River, Cassilis, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +5. Edward T Thorley,   b. 24 Feb 1832, Hawkesbury River, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1901, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
    +6. Ann Thorley,   b. 18 Feb 1834, Peats Ferry Crossing, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Sep 1922,, Pitnacree Road, East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    Last Modified 16 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F1979  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1804 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 05 Feb 1821 - Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - Census of the Colony of New South Wales was taken in November 1828 - Nov 1828 - New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 21 Jan1874 - Mt Thorley, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1874.
      Surname Thorley, Given Names Mary, Sex Female, Event Death, Index Year 1874, Father John G, Mother Ellen, Place of Registration Maitland West, Registration Year 1874, Registration Number 5727

    2. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1821.
      Surname Griffiths, Given Names Mary, Sex Female, Event Marriage, Index Year 1821, Spouse Surname Thorley, Spouse Given Names Phillip, Spouse Sex Male, Denomination Church of England, Parish Richmond, Volume Number V18212695 3B,Registration Year 1821
      The Marriage was also registered V182143 156 and V1821154 156


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