Henry Griffiths

Male 1812 - 1889  (77 years)


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  • Name Henry Griffiths 
    Born 16 May 1812  Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Cause of Death 13 Aug 1889  West Tamar, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Hepatitus and pneumonia 
    Died 13 Aug 1889  Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Death Notice - Henry Griffiths
    Death Notice - Henry Griffiths
    Henry Griffiths death Notice appeared in the launceston Examiner on Wed 14 Aug 1889 on Page 1
    Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 - Henry Griffiths
    Australia, Tasmania, Civil Registration, 1803-1933 - Henry Griffiths
    Henry Griffiths died 13 Aug 1889, West Tamar, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
    Buried 14 Aug 1889  [3
    Funeral Notice - Henry Griffiths
    Funeral Notice - Henry Griffiths
    Henry Griffiths funeral notice appeared in The Launceston Examiner on Wed 14 Aug 1889 on Page 1
    Person ID I6362  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2018 

    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

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 May 1812 - Richmond, New South Wales, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCause of Death - Hepatitus and pneumonia - 13 Aug 1889 - West Tamar, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Aug 1889 - Launceston, Tasmainia, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S516] Tasmania, Civil Registration 1803-1933 - Deaths, 329/1889 (Reliability: 3), 13 Aug 1889.
      See attached copy of Launceston and country districts deaths 1889 - Henry Griffiths, entry no. 329/1889.

    2. [S133] Launceston Examiner Newspaper, 1 (Reliability: 3), 14 Aug 1889.
      Deaths
      Griffiths - On 13th Aug, at his residence, Woodland Cottage, West Tamar, Henry Griffiths, aged 77 (see attached notice)

    3. [S133] Launceston Examiner Newspaper (Reliability: 1), 14 Aug 1889.
      Funeral Notices
      The funeral of the late Henry Griffiths will leave his late residence, Woodland Cottage, West tamer, at 12 and reach the South Esk bridge at two o'clock, on Friday, the 165h inst. friends are invited to attend - Storrer, Undertaker, St John and York Sts. (see attached Notice)


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