Helen Emma Griffiths

Female 1833 - 1907  (~ 74 years)


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  • Name Helen Emma Griffiths 
    Born c.1833  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 14 Mar 1836  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Died 1907  Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Death details Helen Emma Benson (n. Griffiths)
    Death details Helen Emma Benson (n. Griffiths)
    Helen died in 1907 at Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
    Person ID I8972  Tucker Family Tree | The Descendants of Jonathon Griffiths
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2013 

    Father W. Griffiths 
    Mother 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) 
    Family ID F1977  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 William Aikenhead,   b. 07 May 1842, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1902, "Malunnah", Devonport, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 20 Mar 1866  Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Marriage Notice of William Aikenhead and Helen Emma Griffiths
    Marriage Notice of William Aikenhead and Helen Emma Griffiths
    William and Helen were married at her father William's residence, Thorley House, West Tamar, Tasmania.
    Divorced 23 Nov 1888  Hobart Supreme Court, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Divorce William and Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths)
    Divorce William and Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths)
    The divorce of William and Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths) made absolute on Friday November 23, 1888.
    Transcript from Divorce Hearing Aikenhead v Aikenhead and Thompson, co-respondent.
    Transcript from Divorce Hearing Aikenhead v Aikenhead and Thompson, co-respondent.
    Supreme Court Hobart, May 03 1888. William Aikenhead applied for divorce from Helen Aikenhead (n.Griffiths) on grounds of Adultery. Published in the Launceston Examiner, Newspaper, Wednesday 09 May(see attached clipping for full details)
    Children 
     1. Helen Emma Louisa Aikenhead,   b. 1867, Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1949, 34 Victoria St, Sandringham, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)  [Birth]
     2. Rose Aikenhead,   b. 7 May 1868, Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb1869, Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)  [Birth]
     3. William James Aikenhead,   b. 7 May 1868, Richmond, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Feb 1882, "Eskview", High Street, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 13 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Minnie Aikenhead,   b. 05 May 1870, High Street, Launceston,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 1953, 34 Orrong Crescent, Caulfield, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +5. Charles Montrose Aikenhead,   b. 29 Nov 1873, Longford,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1915, St. Thomas Private Hospital, Midland Junction, Western Australia, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
     6. Albert Aikenhead,   b. 22 Oct 1875, Longford,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1953, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     7. Lillian Aikenhead,   b. 13 Nov 1876, Longford,Tasmania, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F2810  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Joseph Benson 
    Last Modified 31 Aug 2013 
    Family ID F6  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - c.1833 - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 14 Mar 1836 - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Mar 1866 - Launceston, Tasmania, Australia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1907 - Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S6] Tasmanian Pioneers, Archives Office of Tasmania, (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Association with the Archives Office of Tasmania) (Reliability: 3), 14 Mar 1836.
      Surname, Griffiths, Given Names Hellen, Event Christening, Sex Female, Father William, Mother U Hellen, Registration Place Launceston, Event Date 14 Mar, Event Year 1836, Registration Year 1836, Registration Number 7238, RGD Number 32

    2. [S191] Australia Death Index (Reliability: 2), 1907.
      Name Helen Emma Benson, death Place Fitzroy, Victoria, age 64, fathers Name Griffiths William, Mothers Name Elizabeth Thorley, Registration Year 1907, registration Place Victoria, Registration Number 8163, estimated birth year 1843.

    3. [S14] Edwardian Index, Victoria 1902 - 1913, Department of Justice, Registry of Births Deaths and Marriages, Victoria, (Macbeth Genealogical Services Pty Ltd) (Reliability: 2), 1907.
      Surname Benson, given Names Helen Emma, Event Death, Father Griffiths William, Mother Elizabeth Thorley, Age 64, Death Place Fitzroy North

    4. [S6] Tasmanian Pioneers, Archives Office of Tasmania, (The Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology in Association with the Archives Office of Tasmania) (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 1866.
      Surname Griffiths, Given Names Helen Emma, Age Adult, Sex Female, Event Marriage, Spouse Surname Aikenhead, Given Names William, Age Adult, Registration Place Launceston, Event Date 20 Mar, Event Year 1866, Registration year 1866, Registration Number 315, RGD Number 37

    5. [S134] The Argus Newspaper , 4 (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 1866.
      Aikenhead - Griffiths - On the 20th Inst, at the residence of the b rides father, by the Rev. R. K Ewing, William Aikenhead, to Helen Emma, Youngest Daughter of Mr Wm. Griffiths, Thorley House, West Tamar, Tasmania.

    6. [S134] The Argus Newspaper , 4 (Reliability: 3), 20 Mar 1866.
      William Aikenhead married Helen Emma Griffiths 20 Mar 1866 at the residence of the Brides father, Thorley House, West Tamar Tasmania.

    7. [S133] Launceston Examiner Newspaper (Reliability: 3), 23 Nov 1888.
      "Moved that the rule nisi previously granted be made absolute. The application was granted.
      See attached Clipping for full details


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