1804 - 21 Jan1874
||Jonathan Griffiths, b. 04 Mar 1773, Stone, Gloucestershire, England d. Nov 1839, Port Fairy, Victoria, Australia (Age 66 years) |
||Eleanor McDonald, b. 1770, Dublin, Ireland d. 01 Mar 1831, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia (Age 61 years) |
||Yes, date unknown
- Jonathan and Eleanor met at Norfolk Island Penal Colony, but never married.
- 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 Flee
A complete list of prisoners aboard "Queen" from Dublin and other counties is attached. The list shows
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"ttached. Eleanor served the balance of here sentence at Norfolk Island.
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||Phillip Thorley, b. 04 Aug 1799, Sydney Cove, New South Wales, Australia d. 03 May 1883, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New Southj Wales, Australia (Age 83 years) |
||05 Feb 1821
||Church of England, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia 
|+||1. James Samuel Thorley, b. 28 Oct 1823, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, New South Wales, Australia d. 29 Mar 1873, Mount Thorley, Patricks Plains, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia (Age 49 years)|
|+||2. William Thorley, b. 13 Aug 1825, Mount Thorley Homestead, Patricks Plains, New South Wales, Australia d. 28 Oct 1901, Murrumbidgerie, New South Wales, Australia (Age 76 years)|
|+||3. Elizabeth Thorley, b. 28 Jul 1827, Mount Thorley Homestead, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia d. 08 Aug 1909, Bland St, Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia (Age 82 years)|
|+||4. Mary Ann Thorley, b. 22 Oct 1829, Peats Ferry,Hawkesbury River, New South Wales, Australia d. 06 Feb 1878, Krui River, Cassilis, New South Wales, Australia (Age 48 years)|
|+||5. Edward T Thorley, b. 24 Feb 1832, Hawkesbury River, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia d. 26 Jul 1901, Singleton, New South Wales, Australia (Age 69 years)|
|+||6. Ann Thorley, b. 18 Feb 1834, Peats Ferry Crossing, Richmond, New South Wales, Australia d. 08 Sep 1922,, Pitnacree Road, East Maitland, New South Wales, Australia [Father: Birth] [Mother: Birth]|
||Group Sheet | Family Chart
||16 Mar 2015 |
- [S4] New South Wales Government, NSW BDM, 1874 (Reliability: 3).
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
- [S4] New South Wales Government, NSW BDM, 1821 (Reliability: 3).
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