Frederick Ernest Griffiths

b. 1871, d. 1920
FatherWilliam Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
MotherMargaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
Frederick Ernest Griffiths, brother of Charles Richard Griffiths
     Frederick Ernest Griffiths was born in 1871 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Griffiths and Margaret Day.
Frederick Ernest Griffiths was a mail messenger at the post office on 5 April 1891.
On 5 April 1891 Frederick Ernest Griffiths lived at 4a Upper Hamilton Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with his parents William and Margaret Griffiths and family.2
Frederick Ernest Griffiths married Rosanna Boyles Gardner, daughter of Frederick Gardner and Fanny Esther Wilkins, in 1897 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3
Frederick worked on the night trains from London sorting the mail.4
Frederick Ernest Griffiths was Post Office sorting clerk and telegraphist on 31 March 1901.5
On 31 March 1901 Frederick Ernest Griffiths and Rosanna Boyles Gardner lived at 11 Hamilton Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with Fred's parents William and Margaret Griffiths.5
Frederick Ernest Griffiths was a lotting clerk and telegraphist on 2 April 1911.6
On 2 April 1911 Frederick Ernest Griffiths and Rosanna Boyles Gardner lived at 12 Stafford Rd, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
In the 1911 census, Frederick and Rosanna stated they had no children. A niece, Lucy Rose Rickard age 6 years, born Halifax, Yorkshire, was living with them.6
Frederick Ernest Griffiths died in 1920 at Brighton, Sussex, England. Age 48 years.7
Fred was awarded the Imperial Service Medal in November 1920 for his service in the post office.
His daughter Doris always said that he died as a result of mustard gas from WW1.

Family

Rosanna Boyles Gardner b. 1877, d. 1952
Marriage*
Frederick Ernest Griffiths married Rosanna Boyles Gardner, daughter of Frederick Gardner and Fanny Esther Wilkins, in 1897 at Brighton, Sussex, England.3 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1871, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 241."
  2. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 820 folio 76 page 11."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1897, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 492."
  4. [S10] Information supplied by Victoria May Griffiths (St Ann's Rest Home, 9 Stanford Ave, Brighton, East Sussex, England) to Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco WA 6008, Australia), September 1988.
  5. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 940 folio 79 page 31."
  6. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5155 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED3 SN170."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1920, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 293, age 48 years."

Frederick Griffith Griffiths

b. 19 January 1913, d. 14 April 1979
FatherFrederick Ernest Griffiths b. 1871, d. 1920
MotherRosanna Boyles Gardner b. 1877, d. 1952
Frederick Griffith (Griff) Griffiths
     Frederick Griffith Griffiths was born on 19 January 1913 at Steyning, Sussex, England.1,2 He was the son of Frederick Ernest Griffiths and Rosanna Boyles Gardner.
Frederick Griffith Griffiths was also known as Griff.
Frederick was ordained a Church of England clergyman in September 1936 at Rochester Cathedral, Kent.
Frederick Griffith Griffiths married Ernestine Mary Collard-Scruby on 11 September 1943 at St John the Baptist, Southend, Lewisham, London, England.3
Emigrated to Western Australia in October 1954. Daughter Moir had rheumatic fever and it was thought that going to a warm country was a remedial thing to do at the time. Sailed from Tilbury on P&O’s “Oronsay” and arrived in Fremantle. Stayed at the Archbishop of Perth’s place in Perth for a week or two and then went up to Merredin whereFrederick was Rector at All Saints, Merredin. Unfortunately the heat was too much for wife Mary. She could not sweat properly so after about eighteen months they had to come home again on “Strathaird”. It was a wonderful adventure for the children though.
Frederick appears in the 1977 Crockford's Clerical Directory. Note that AKC means that he was a Licentiate of King's College, London (London University Theology Dept).
Frederick Griffith Griffiths died on 14 April 1979 at Harrogate District Hospital, Harrogate, Yorkshire, England, at age 66.2

Family

Ernestine Mary Collard-Scruby b. 21 Oct 1912, d. 1985
Marriage*
Frederick Griffith Griffiths married Ernestine Mary Collard-Scruby on 11 September 1943 at St John the Baptist, Southend, Lewisham, London, England.3
Child

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Feb 1913, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 419."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1979, Claro, Vol 2 Page 1981."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1943, Lewisham, Vol 1d Page 1481."

Glyn Griffiths

b. September 1946, d. September 1946
FatherFrederick Griffith Griffiths b. 19 Jan 1913, d. 14 Apr 1979
MotherErnestine Mary Collard-Scruby b. 21 Oct 1912, d. 1985
     Glyn Griffiths was born in September 1946 at Staines, Middlesex, England.1 He was the son of Frederick Griffith Griffiths and Ernestine Mary Collard-Scruby.
Glyn Griffiths died in September 1946 at Staines, Middlesex, England. He was born a "blue baby" and died 1 day old.2

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Oct-Dec 1946, Staines, Vol 5f Page 493."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Oct-Dec 1946, Staines, Vol 5f Page 244."

Harold George Griffiths

b. 3 May 1909, d. 1992
FatherHarry George Griffiths b. 1878, d. 1960
MotherCaroline Edith Errey b. 5 May 1872, d. 30 Mar 1945
     Harold George Griffiths was born on 3 May 1909 at Hove, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of Harry George Griffiths and Caroline Edith Errey.
Harold George Griffiths married Joyce Kathleen M Sales on 2 June 1936 at Bournemouth, Dorset, England.2
Harold George Griffiths died in 1992 at South Africa.

Family

Joyce Kathleen M Sales b. 1909, d. 2010
Marriage*
Harold George Griffiths married Joyce Kathleen M Sales on 2 June 1936 at Bournemouth, Dorset, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1909, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 258."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1936, Bournemouth, Vol 2b Page 1806."

Harry George Griffiths

b. 1878, d. 1960
FatherWilliam Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
MotherMargaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
Harry George Griffiths c1899, age 21 years
     Harry George Griffiths was born in 1878 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Griffiths and Margaret Day.
Harry George Griffiths married Caroline Edith Errey, daughter of Hezekiah Errey and Elizabeth King, on 6 August 1900 at St Peter's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Date of marriage from war service record.2
Harry George Griffiths was a fishmonger on 2 April 1911.3
On 2 April 1911 Harry George Griffiths and Caroline Edith Errey lived at 107 Cowper St, Hove, Sussex, England.3
In 1915 Harry George Griffiths and Caroline Edith Errey lived at 26 Porthall Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
He enlisted in WW1 on 8 Nov 1915 at Hove, age 37 years, and his occupation at that time was a fishmonger, the same as his father. His initial posting appears to be the 14th Service Battalion, Royal Sussex Regiment. Harry served in the Royal Scots Fusiliers from 21 Jul 1917 until 20 Feb 1918 and then as a Private with the RAMC 34 Coy (Reg No 138076). He was discharged on 28 Aug 1919.4
Harry George Griffiths died in 1960 at Brighton, Sussex, England.5

Family

Caroline Edith Errey b. 5 May 1872, d. 30 Mar 1945
Marriage*
Harry George Griffiths married Caroline Edith Errey, daughter of Hezekiah Errey and Elizabeth King, on 6 August 1900 at St Peter's Church, Brighton, Sussex, England, Date of marriage from war service record.2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jul-Sep 1878, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 269."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1900, Brighton, Vol 2b, Page 473."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5195 RG78PN229 RD80 SD2 ED21 SN278."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Ancestry.com. British Army WWI Service Records, 1914-1920 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008.
    Original data: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO).
    War Office: Soldiers’ Documents, First World War ‘Burnt Documents’ (Microfilm Copies); (The National Archives Microfilm Publication WO363); Records created or inherited by the War Office, Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General, and related bodies; The National Archives of the UK (TNA), Kew, Surrey, England."
  5. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "1960, Brighton, Vol 5h, Page 201 , 81 years."

Isabella Griffiths

b. 1854
FatherRichard Griffiths b. c 1810, d. 27 Apr 1879
MotherEliza Machin b. c 1815, d. 24 Mar 1887
     Isabella Griffiths was born in 1854 at St Pancras, Middlesex, England; (needs to be checked.)1 She was the daughter of Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin.
Isabella Griffiths was baptized on 1 June 1856 at St Mary Magdalene, Holloway Road, Islington, Middlesex, England.2
On 7 April 1861 Isabella Griffiths lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England, with her parents and family.3
Isabella Griffiths was a laundress on 2 April 1871.4
On 2 April 1871 Isabella Griffiths lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England, with her parents.4
Isabella Griffiths was a laundress on 2 April 1871.
Isabella Griffiths married George Samuel Turner, son of George Samuel Turner, on 15 September 1872 at Islington St Mary, Islington, Middlesex, England.5
On 3 April 1881 Isabella Griffiths and George Samuel Turner lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England, with Isabella's mother Eliza (a widow aged 66 years) who gives her place of birth as Hatfield, Essex.6
There is a possible death for Isabella in 1890 at Islington, age 37 years.7

Family

George Samuel Turner b. c 1851, d. c 1936
Marriage*
Isabella Griffiths married George Samuel Turner, son of George Samuel Turner, on 15 September 1872 at Islington St Mary, Islington, Middlesex, England.5 
Children

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1854, St Pancras, Vol 1b Page 29."
  2. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, St Mary Magdalene, Holloway Road, Register of Baptism, p83/mmg, Item 001."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 125; Folio: 108; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578."
  4. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 252 folio 69 page 28."
  5. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1238."
  6. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 226 folio 78 page 40."
  7. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1890, Islington, Vol 1b Page 175, age 37 years."

Kate Maud Griffiths

b. 1880, d. 1911
FatherWilliam Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
MotherMargaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
     Kate Maud Griffiths was born in 1880 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Griffiths and Margaret Day.
Kate Maud Griffiths was baptized on 28 November 1880 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Kate Maud Griffiths was a fruiters cashier on 31 March 1901.
Kate Maud Griffiths married Frank Adhemar in 1904 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
Kate Maud Griffiths died in 1911 at Brighton, Sussex, England.2
There were no children from the marriage (1911 census.)3

Family

Frank Adhemar b. 1880
Marriage*
Kate Maud Griffiths married Frank Adhemar in 1904 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1904, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 439."
  2. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1911, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 149."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "Reference RG14PN5137 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED17 SN113."

Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths

b. 1873
FatherWilliam Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
MotherMargaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
     Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths was born in 1873 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Griffiths and Margaret Day.
On 5 April 1891 Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths lived at 4a Upper Hamilton Road, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England, living with her parents William and Margaret Griffiths and family.1
Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths was a ladies outfitter's assistant on 5 April 1891.1
Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths married Phillip James Allfrey in April 1893 at Brighton, Sussex, England, (to be checked.)2
On 31 March 1901 Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths and Phillip James Allfrey lived at Manai Road (Prurhos), Pentir, Carnarvonshire, England.
On 2 April 1911 Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths and Phillip James Allfrey lived at New Sapperton, Heathfield, Sussex, England.3

Family

Phillip James Allfrey b. c 1872, d. 1926
Marriage*
Louisa Elizabeth Griffiths married Phillip James Allfrey in April 1893 at Brighton, Sussex, England, (to be checked.)2 
Children

Citations

  1. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 820 folio 76 page 11."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1893, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 578."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN4868 RG78PN210 RD72 SD1 ED11 SN112."

Margaret Edith Griffiths

b. 1876
FatherWilliam Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
MotherMargaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
     Margaret Edith Griffiths was born in 1876 at Brighton, Sussex, England. She was the daughter of William Griffiths and Margaret Day.
Margaret Edith Griffiths was baptized on 6 February 1876 at Brighton, Sussex, England.
Margaret Edith Griffiths was a school teacher on 5 April 1891.
Margaret Edith Griffiths married Thomas Henry Hill, son of Daniel Reuben Hill and Mary Jane Roser, in 1899 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
On 31 March 1901 Margaret Edith Griffiths and Thomas Henry Hill lived at 114 Upper North St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
On 2 April 1911 Margaret Edith Griffiths and Thomas Henry Hill lived at 21 West Hill Road, Brighton, Sussex, England.2
Margaret Edith Griffiths witnessed the probate of the estate of Thomas Henry Hill on 7 June 1932 at Lewes, Sussex, England; Hill Thomas Henry of 21 West Hill Road, Brighton. Died at Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton. Probate to Margaret Edith Hill, widow. Effects: £1881 13s 5d.

Family

Thomas Henry Hill b. 1875, d. 1 Apr 1932
Marriage*
Margaret Edith Griffiths married Thomas Henry Hill, son of Daniel Reuben Hill and Mary Jane Roser, in 1899 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1899, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 520."
  2. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5140 RG78PN227 RD79 SD2 ED20 SN25."

Mary Ann Griffiths

b. 1850
FatherRichard Griffiths b. c 1810, d. 27 Apr 1879
MotherEliza Machin b. c 1815, d. 24 Mar 1887
     Mary Ann Griffiths was born in 1850 at Islington, Middlesex, England; age 9 months on 1851 census.1 She was the daughter of Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin.
On 30 March 1851 Mary Ann Griffiths lived at 12 Swann Yard, Islington, Middlesex, England, with her parents and family.1
On 7 April 1861 Mary Ann Griffiths lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England, with her parents and family.2
Mary Ann Griffiths married Samuel William Clark, son of Samuel Clark, on 17 September 1876 at Islington St Mary, Islington, London, England, witnesses: Richard Griffiths (his mark) and A.B. Baker.3,4
On 3 April 1881 Mary Ann Griffiths and Samuel William Clark lived at 8 Albert St, Islington, Middlesex, England.5
Mary Ann Griffiths witnessed the death of Eliza Machin on 24 March 1887 at 4 Albert Street, Islington, Middlesex, England; She died of heart disease and dropsy, age 72 years.6
On 25 March 1887 Mary Ann Griffiths and Samuel William Clark lived at 8 Albert St, Islington, Middlesex, England.6

Family

Samuel William Clark b. c 1857, d. 1 Feb 1923
Marriage*
Mary Ann Griffiths married Samuel William Clark, son of Samuel Clark, on 17 September 1876 at Islington St Mary, Islington, London, England, witnesses: Richard Griffiths (his mark) and A.B. Baker.3,4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1499; Folio: 200; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87832."
  2. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 125; Folio: 108; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578."
  3. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1876, Islington, Vol 1b Page 546."
  4. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1243."
  5. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "Class: RG11; Piece: 226; Folio: 81; Page: 46; GSU roll: 1341049."
  6. [S370] Death certificate of Eliza Griffiths, died 24 Mar 1887, registered 25 Mar 1887 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 234).

Richard Griffiths

b. circa 1810, d. 27 April 1879
Richard Griffith's signature in his own handwriting, 20 July 1835
     Richard Griffiths was born circa 1810 at Epping, Essex, England.
Richard Griffiths married Eliza Machin on 20 July 1835 at St Leonard's, Shoreditch, London, England, both of this parish. Witnesses were William Smith and Jane Clary.1
Richard Griffiths was an ostler in 1837.
On 7 June 1841 Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin lived at Woodford, Essex, England, surname GRIFFIS.2
Richard Griffiths was an ostler on 7 June 1841.2
On 30 March 1851 Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin lived at 12 Swann Yard, Islington, Middlesex, England.3
Richard Griffiths was a horse keeper on 30 March 1851.3
On 7 April 1861 Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England.4
Richard Griffiths was a cab driver on 7 April 1861.4
Richard Griffiths witnessed the marriage of William Griffiths and Margaret Day on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.5
On 2 April 1871 Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England.6
Richard Griffiths was a cab man on 2 April 1871.6
Richard Griffiths witnessed the marriage of Isabella Griffiths and George Samuel Turner on 15 September 1872 at Islington St Mary, Islington, Middlesex, England.7
On 17 September 1876 Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England.
Richard Griffiths witnessed the marriage of Mary Ann Griffiths and Samuel William Clark on 17 September 1876 at Islington St Mary, Islington, London, England; witnesses: Richard Griffiths (his mark) and A.B. Baker.8,9
Richard Griffiths died on 27 April 1879 at 3 Albert Square, Islington, London, England. He died of chronic bronchitis and rheumatism.10

Family

Eliza Machin b. c 1815, d. 24 Mar 1887
Marriage*
Richard Griffiths married Eliza Machin on 20 July 1835 at St Leonard's, Shoreditch, London, England, both of this parish. Witnesses were William Smith and Jane Clary.1
Children

Citations

  1. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "Guildhall, St Leonard Shoreditch, Register of marriages, Aug 1834 - Sep 1835, P91/LEN/A/01/Ms 7498/43."
  2. [S67] 1841 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 323; Book: 22; Civil Parish: Woodford; County: Essex; Enumeration District: 9; Folio: 24; Page: 7; Line: 12; GSU roll: 241362."
  3. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1499; Folio: 200; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87832."
  4. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 125; Folio: 108; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578."
  5. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 252 folio 69 page 28."
  7. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1238."
  8. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1876, Islington, Vol 1b Page 546."
  9. [S244] Website "Ancestry" (http://www.ancestry.co.uk/) "London Metropolitan Archives, Saint Mary, Islington, Register of marriages, P83/MRY1, Item 1243."
  10. [S383] Death certificate of Richard Griffiths, died 27 Apr 1879, registered 30 Apr 1879 in the Registration District of Islington West, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 164).

Richard Griffiths

b. 25 March 1837
FatherRichard Griffiths b. c 1810, d. 27 Apr 1879
MotherEliza Machin b. c 1815, d. 24 Mar 1887
     Richard Griffiths was baptized on 25 March 1837 at St Martins Parish Church, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England. He was the son of Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin.
Richard Griffiths was born in 1838 at Ongar, Essex, England; Jan-Mar 1838, Ongar RD, Vol 12 Page 166 - needs to be checked - disagrees with baptism yet agrees with age in 1851 census.1
Richard Griffiths was a page boy on 30 March 1851.2
On 30 March 1851 Richard Griffiths lived at 12 Swann Yard, Islington, Middlesex, England, with his parents and family.2
On 7 April 1861 Richard Griffiths lived at 3 Albert Square, Islington, Middlesex, England, with his parents.3
Richard Griffiths was a cab driver on 7 April 1861.3

Citations

  1. [S13] General Register Office: Indexes to Birth, Marriages, Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jan-Mar 1838, Ongar RD, Vol 12 Page 166."
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1499; Folio: 200; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87832."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "Class: RG 9; Piece: 125; Folio: 108; Page: 37; GSU roll: 542578."

Victoria May Griffiths

b. 10 July 1897, d. 23 March 1990
FatherCharles Richard Griffiths b. 13 Jun 1869, d. 3 Jun 1938
MotherAnn Elizabeth Godden b. 3 Jun 1865, d. 26 Jan 1932
Victoria May Griffiths c1917
     Victoria May Griffiths was born on 10 July 1897 at 1 Exeter St, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Charles Richard Griffiths and Ann Elizabeth Godden.
Victoria May Griffiths was baptized on 8 August 1897 at St Luke's Church, Preston, Brighton, Sussex, England.
She was known as Queenie before she was married, and May by her husband.
On 31 March 1901 Victoria May Griffiths lived at 1 Exeter St, Preston Park, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.2
Victoria May Griffiths was educated circa 1910 at Stanford Rd School, Brighton, Sussex, England.
In 1911 Victoria May Griffiths lived at 21 Exeter St, Brighton, Sussex, England, with her parents and family.3
May's first job was as a dressmaker for which she was paid one shilling per week. The job was found for her by the governess at her school. She worked at this until WW1 when she worked for the GPO as a Letter Carrier (her father also worked for the GPO). A letter from her dated 15.8.1976 (addressed to her grandson Anthony R. Barber) describes the type of work. In talking about these days she said that she got one question wrong in her entrance test which meant that she had to work outside delivering letters rather than inside (presumably sorting letters).
On 12 Apr 1917 her brother Fred, a Private in the Royal Sussex Regiment, died of wounds in France (WW1). May had to go and tell his fiance as her mother could not do it. The following photo was probably taken after Fred's death (possibly for May's wedding in 1918) and both May and her mother can be seen wearing Royal Sussex Regiment broaches.
Victoria May Griffiths married Leslie Robert William Barber, son of William Barber and Ada Morris, on 9 October 1918 at Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.4
At the time of their marriage Victoria May was a letter carrier (GPO) and Leslie was a corporal in the Royal Army Medical Corp, serving at the 2nd Eastern General Hospital in Brighton.
In 1925 Victoria May Griffiths and Leslie Robert William Barber lived at 6 Elder St, Brighton, Sussex, England.
Circa 1930 Victoria May and Leslie Barber moved to 237 Freshfield Road in Brighton.
Victoria May Griffiths witnessed the death of Charles Richard Griffiths on 3 June 1938 at Brighton Municipal Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England; He died of carcinoma of the right lung (lung cancer.)5
On 29 September 1939 Victoria May Griffiths and Leslie Robert William Barber lived at 237 Freshfield Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
Victoria May Griffiths was unpaid domestic duties and part-time [ARP] warden. on 29 September 1939.6
During WW2, Victoria May was in the ARP (Air Raid Precautions) assisting her husband Leslie. May and Leslie both received the Defence Medal after WW2.
Victoria May Griffiths witnessed the marriage of Ronald Leslie Barber and Freda Amy Taylor on 9 May 1942 at St Andrew's, Moulsecoomb, Sussex, England.7
From about 1970 Victoria May and Leslie lived at 255 Freshfield Road.
They had three children – Hazel May, Ronald Leslie and Douglas Robert (Bob).
Hazel was a nurse at the Royal Sussex County Hospital. She never married and died in 1975 of diabetes but also had tuberculosis.
Bob also never married. He lived with his parents all his life and was left living alone at 255 Freshfield Road when his mother could no longer look after herself and went to live at St Anne’s Rest Home. He lived there until he died in 1995. Bob was a bus conductor then later a cashier with the Brighton Borough Transport bus company for most of his life, but he did also serve in WW2. One document shows he was a Trooper with the 17th/21st Lancers (service no. 7958232) from June 1945 to August 1946.
Victoria May Griffiths witnessed the death of Leslie Robert William Barber on 19 July 1976 at Bevendean Hospital, Brighton, Sussex, England; He died of pulmonary tuberculosis and carcinoma of the bladder. He was cremated.8
After Leslie died in 1976 she continued to live at 255 Freshfield Rd with her son Bob until she started to have difficulty looking after herself, and one day fell down the stairs in the house while Bob was at work. Bob moved her to St. Ann's Rest Home, 9 Stanford Ave, Brighton. By that time she had developed Parkinson's disease which caused her hands to shake a little although not too bad for her age. Bob would visit her every weekend. She was 87 years old when I first met her and she was still bright and mentally active but a little hard of hearing. I first visited her in June 1985 and again in September 1988 when Bob and I took her for a number of outings in our hire car. She was very keen to talk about her family and enjoyed reminiscing over some old photographs of herself and her family. She particularly remembered the time when her brother Fred was killed in WW1 and she had to go and tell his fiance as her mother could not do it. She also mentioned that the Salvation Army later took her mother to France to see his grave.9
Victoria May Griffiths died on 23 March 1990 at St Anne's Rest Home, 9 Stanford Avenue, Brighton, Sussex, England, at age 92. She died of myocardial degeneration and arteriosclerosis.10
She was found in her bed in the morning having died in her sleep. She was cremated the following Friday. Her son Bob was then our only family left in Brighton and then he died in 1995.

Family

Leslie Robert William Barber b. 18 Sep 1897, d. 19 Jul 1976
Marriage*
Victoria May Griffiths married Leslie Robert William Barber, son of William Barber and Ada Morris, on 9 October 1918 at Register Office, Brighton, Sussex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S211] Birth certificate of Victoria May Griffiths, born 10 Jul 1897, registered 17 Aug 1897 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 278).
  2. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 940 folio 27 page 8."
  3. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5155 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED3 SN87."
  4. [S56] Marriage certificate of Leslie Robert William Barber and Victoria May Griffiths, married 9 Oct 1918 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 654).
  5. [S40] Death certificate of Charles Richard Griffiths, died 3 Jun 1938, registered 4 Jun 1938 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 325).
  6. [S556] 1939 Register (29 Sep 1939) for England "RG101/2457F/012/23."
  7. [S499] Marriage certificate of Ronald Leslie Barber and Freda Amy Taylor, married 9 May 1942 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 604).
  8. [S497] Death certificate of Leslie Robert William Barber, died 19 Jul 1976, registered 19 Jul 1976 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 18, Page 0117).
  9. [S14] Information supplied by Geoffrey Barber (Subiaco, WA, Australia),.
  10. [S498] Death certificate of Victoria May Barber, died 23 Mar 1990, registered 26 Mar 1990 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 18, Page 95, Reg 03/90).

William Griffiths

b. 12 April 1836, d. 7 September 1918
FatherRichard Griffiths b. c 1810, d. 27 Apr 1879
MotherEliza Machin b. c 1815, d. 24 Mar 1887
     William Griffiths was born on 12 April 1836 at Ongar, Essex, England.1 He was the son of Richard Griffiths and Eliza Machin.
William Griffiths was baptized on 25 March 1837 at St Martins Parish Church, Chipping Ongar, Essex, England.
William Griffiths was an errand boy on 30 March 1851.2
On 30 March 1851 William Griffiths lived at 12 Swann Yard, Islington, Middlesex, England, with his parents and family.2
On 7 Dec 1854 William volunteered for 10 years service in the Royal Navy. He started as a "Boy First Class". According to his service record he was 5ft 7in tall, fair complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. In this first 10 year term he served on the ships Excellent, Castor and Firebrand. He finished as a Leading Seaman and signed on for another 10 years in 1864.1
On the night of the census, Sunday, April 7th 1861, 25 year old Leading Seaman William Griffiths was on board HMS “Firebrand” at Carthagina near Granada, South America. "Firebrand" was a paddle frigate commissioned in 1842 and was the first steam ship commissioned in the Royal Navy.3
William Griffiths married Margaret Day, daughter of Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight, on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.4
On 13 June 1864 William entered the Coastguard service.1
William and Margaret's first daughter, Emily Amelia Griffiths, was born in Portsmouth, Hampshire in 1864, a year after their marriage in London. It would appear that William was based here, possibly for training, before being posted to Eastbourne c1865. At that time there was a policy of manning coastguard stations with men from outside the local area in order to prevent collusion between the coastguard seamen and local smugglers.
On 13 June 1869 William Griffiths and Margaret Day lived at Holywell, Eastbourne, Sussex, England.
William Griffiths was a seaman, R.N. Coastguard (Eastbourne) on 13 June 1869.5
On 2 April 1871 William Griffiths and Margaret Day lived at 6 Artillery Cottages, Cannon Street, Brighton, Sussex, England.6
William Griffiths was in the coast guard service in Brighton on 2 April 1871.6
On 3 April 1881 William Griffiths and Margaret Day lived at 27 Common St, Brighton, Sussex, England.7
William Griffiths was a Boatman (commissioned) on 3 April 1881.7
William became a naval pensioner on 22 Mar 1886.1
William Griffiths witnessed the marriage of Charles Richard Griffiths and Ann Elizabeth Godden on 28 August 1890 at The Parish Church, Brighton, Sussex, England.8
On 5 April 1891 William Griffiths and Margaret Day lived at 4a Upper Hamilton Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.9
William Griffiths was a naval pensioner and a clerk to a fish salesman on 5 April 1891.9
On 31 March 1901 William Griffiths and Margaret Day lived at 9 Hamilton Rd, Brighton, Sussex, England.10
William Griffiths was a fish merchant on 31 March 1901.10
On 2 April 1911 William Griffiths and Margaret Day lived at 26 Port Hall Place, Brighton, Sussex, England, close to where their son Charles Richard Griffiths and family were living at 21 Exeter St, Brighton.11
William Griffiths was a retired naval pensioner on 2 April 1911.11
William Griffiths died on 7 September 1918 at 129 Westbourne Street, Aldrington, Hove, Sussex, England, at age 82. He died of chronic nephritis & dropsy (2 years) and uremia (4 days), aged 84 years. He died at the house of his son William Thomas Griffiths.12
William Griffiths was a Commissioned Boatman, H.M Coastguard (Pensioner) on 7 September 1918.12

Family

Margaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
Marriage*
William Griffiths married Margaret Day, daughter of Thomas Day and Mary Anne Knight, on 20 April 1863 at The Parish Church, Islington, Middlesex, England.4 
Children

Citations

  1. [S391] Service of William Godden 17423, Royal Navy, 1854-1886 (The National Archives, ADM 139/175/23).
  2. [S16] 1851 Census for England "Class: HO107; Piece: 1499; Folio: 200; Page: 31; GSU roll: 87832."
  3. [S68] 1861 Census for England, "RG09 piece 4440 folio 3 page 2."
  4. [S50] Marriage certificate of William Griffiths and Margaret Day, married 20 Apr 1863 in the Registration District of Islington, Middlesex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 1b Page 389).
  5. [S206] Birth certificate of Charles Richard Griffiths, born 13 Jun 1869, registered 15 Jul 1869 in the Registration District of Eastbourne, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 56).
  6. [S69] 1871 Census for England, "RG10 piece 1086 folio 75 page 45."
  7. [S70] 1881 Census for England, "RG11 piece 1092 folio 64 page 23."
  8. [S57] Marriage certificate of Charles Richard Griffiths and Annie Elizabeth Godden, married 28 Aug 1890 in the Registration District of Brighton, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 408).
  9. [S71] 1891 Census for England "RG12 piece 820 folio 76 page 11."
  10. [S72] 1901 Census for England "RG13 piece 940 folio 79 page 31."
  11. [S73] 1911 Census for England "RG14PN5155 RG78PN228 RD80 SD1 ED3 SN223."
  12. [S371] Death certificate of William Griffiths, died 7 Sep 1918, registered 9 Sep 1918 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 334).

William George Griffiths

b. 1890
FatherWilliam Thomas Griffiths b. 1865, d. 1920
MotherLouisa Annie Nye b. 1868
     William George Griffiths was born in 1890 at Hove, Sussex, England.1 He was the son of William Thomas Griffiths and Louisa Annie Nye.

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Jan-Mar 1890, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 284."

William Thomas Griffiths

b. 1865, d. 1920
FatherWilliam Griffiths b. 12 Apr 1836, d. 7 Sep 1918
MotherMargaret Day b. 8 Jul 1836, d. 17 Dec 1915
William Thomas Griffiths (Bill) and wife Louisa (Lou) and children
     William Thomas Griffiths was born in 1865 at Eastbourne, Sussex, England. He was the son of William Griffiths and Margaret Day.
William Thomas Griffiths was also known as Bill.
William Thomas Griffiths was a porter (draper) on 3 April 1881.
In December 1885 William was appointed to the British Postal Service as a town postman in Brighton.
William Thomas Griffiths married Louisa Annie Nye, daughter of George James Nye and Anne Sophia Harris, in 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1
William Thomas Griffiths was a postman on 2 April 1911.
On 2 April 1911 William Thomas Griffiths and Louisa Annie Nye lived at 26 Port Hall Place, Brighton, Sussex, England.
William Thomas Griffiths witnessed the death of William Griffiths on 7 September 1918 at 129 Westbourne Street, Aldrington, Hove, Sussex, England; He died of chronic nephritis & dropsy (2 years) and uremia (4 days), aged 84 years. He died at the house of his son William Thomas Griffiths.2
On 7 September 1918 William Thomas Griffiths lived at 129 Westbourne Street, Hove, Sussex, England.2
William Thomas Griffiths died in 1920 at Steyning, Sussex, England.3

Family

Louisa Annie Nye b. 1868
Marriage*
William Thomas Griffiths married Louisa Annie Nye, daughter of George James Nye and Anne Sophia Harris, in 1887 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 
Children

Citations

  1. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1887, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 441."
  2. [S371] Death certificate of William Griffiths, died 7 Sep 1918, registered 9 Sep 1918 in the Registration District of Steyning, Sussex, England (GRO Index Ref: Vol 2b Page 334).
  3. [S141] General Register Office: Indexes to Deaths, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Jul-Sep 1920, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 203, age 54 years."

Winifred Primrose Griffiths

b. 19 April 1902, d. 1991
FatherHarry George Griffiths b. 1878, d. 1960
MotherCaroline Edith Errey b. 5 May 1872, d. 30 Mar 1945
     Winifred Primrose Griffiths was born on 19 April 1902 at Brighton, Sussex, England.1 She was the daughter of Harry George Griffiths and Caroline Edith Errey.
Winifred Primrose Griffiths married John Wood on 20 June 1923 at Steyning, Sussex, England.2
Winifred Primrose Griffiths died in 1991 at Barnstaple, Devon, England.

Family

John Wood
Marriage*
Winifred Primrose Griffiths married John Wood on 20 June 1923 at Steyning, Sussex, England.2 

Citations

  1. [S142] General Register Office: Indexes to Births, Sep 1837-2006, "Apr-Jun 1902, Brighton, Vol 2b Page 213."
  2. [S143] General Register Office: Indexes to Marriages, Sep 1837 - 2006, "Apr-Jun 1923, Steyning, Vol 2b Page 640B."

Ethel Isobel Grills

b. 9 July 1917, d. 27 July 2007
FatherRichard Robert Grills b. 1878, d. 29 Sep 1952
MotherMary Abigail Barnett b. 21 Feb 1879, d. 8 Feb 1949
     Ethel Isobel Grills was born on 9 July 1917 at Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She was the daughter of Richard Robert Grills and Mary Abigail Barnett.
Ethel Isobel Grills died on 27 July 2007 at age 90.

Richard Robert Grills

b. 1878, d. 29 September 1952
     Richard Robert Grills was born in 1878 at Miner's Rest, Victoria, Australia.
Richard Robert Grills married Mary Abigail Barnett, daughter of Thomas Henry Barnett and Mary Abigail Goldsmith, on 4 October 1913 at St Paul's, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.
Richard Robert Grills died on 29 September 1952 at Ballarat, Victoria, Australia.

Family

Mary Abigail Barnett b. 21 Feb 1879, d. 8 Feb 1949
Marriage*
Richard Robert Grills married Mary Abigail Barnett, daughter of Thomas Henry Barnett and Mary Abigail Goldsmith, on 4 October 1913 at St Paul's, Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Children

Robert Grills

b. circa 1920, d. 1923
FatherRichard Robert Grills b. 1878, d. 29 Sep 1952
MotherMary Abigail Barnett b. 21 Feb 1879, d. 8 Feb 1949
     Robert Grills was born circa 1920 at Victoria, Australia. He was the son of Richard Robert Grills and Mary Abigail Barnett.
Robert Grills died in 1923 at Victoria, Australia.