William Griffin 1a 1b

Birth Name Griffin, William 2a 3a 4a 4b 4c 4d 4e 5a 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 6a
Also Known As Griffin, Henry William
Also Known As Griffin, William Henry Charles
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 10 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Birth 1850-03-22 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland St Mary's. Mother is "Jane Griffin". Name and birth date was tattooed on right arm when he was in the merchant navy. Noted in 1877 trial.
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Residence 1851 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Mother is "Jane". 14 y/o housekeeper is Mary Horn. William Griffin lists his mother as "Mary" on Rachel Louisa Cooper's marriage certificate.
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Arrival 1857-03-01 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Likely arrived with paternal uncle James Griffin on Herald of the Morning. Needs to be verified.
 
Arrival 1862-02-12 Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand Likely with his father.
 
Residence 1867 South America Is believed to have been with his brother James on the USS Nyack.
 
Occupation 1877-09-27   Able Seaman
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Arrival 1877-09-28 Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Arrived on the steamer Chimborazo. The Chimborazo departed London about 45 days earlier. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article88207054
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Residence 1877-09-29 Coburg, Victoria, Australia 8 weeks hard labor, Pentridge. Failure to obey a lawful order on board the Chimborazo. Trial was at Sandridge, now called Port Melbourne.
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Residence 1883-12-11 Prahran, Victoria, Australia 25 Cato Street on father's admission record at Yarra Bend.
 
Residence 1887-08-17 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia "Griffin Brothers" painters150 Moray St. Needs to be verified. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article190638504
 
Residence 1890-06-00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Living in Gordon House, accomodation for poor men, Gordon Place, off Spring St, Melbourne.
 
Occupation 1890-06-00 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Painter
 
Residence 1891-11-04 Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Per father-in-law's death certificate.
 
Residence 1903 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Occupation is painter. 206 Hannah St.
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Residence 1905 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 75 Market St, living with Rachel Griffin. http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/View.aspx?dbid=1207&path=Victoria.1905.Southern+Melbourne.Melbourne+South.A-Z.27
 
Residence 1906 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia  
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Residence 1906 North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 15 Purcell St, with Rachel.
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Residence 1908 North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 276 Queensberry St. Rachel at same address.
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Residence 1909 Coburg, Victoria, Australia 23 Sheffield St. Occupation is painter.
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Residence 1912 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St. Rachel listed as same address.
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Residence 1913 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St. Rachel listed at same address.
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Residence 1914 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St. Occupation is painter.
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Occupation 1914 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Painter, per electoral roll.
 
Residence 1915 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St, painter. Rachel at same address.
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Residence 1917-08-25 Chelsea, Victoria, Australia Listed on WHC Griffin's AIF enlistment paperwork
 
Residence 1919 Warburton, Victoria, Australia  
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Residence 1919-06-07 Warburton, Victoria, Australia Requested and received exemption from rates from Upper Yarra Shire Council. Cited status as old age pensioner and death of son WHC Griffin to support request.
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Residence 1921-06-29 Warburton, Victoria, Australia "Hokitika Cottage". Writes letter asking that WHC Griffin's war medal and personal belongings be forwarded to Rachel Griffin in Clifton Hill.
 
Residence 1922 Warburton, Victoria, Australia  
 
Residence 1924 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Occupation is painter. Gordon House is in Gordon Pl, in the Melbourne CBD. It provided inexpensive accommodation for otherwise homeless men. Also lived here in 1890.
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Residence 1927 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Gordon House
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Residence 1928 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Gordon House, painter. Also in 1931 electoral roll at same address.
 
Death 1932-02-01 Warburton, Victoria, Australia  
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Burial 1932-02-06 Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia Wesburn Cemetery, now known as Upper Yarra Public Cemetery. Likely unmarked.
 

Parents

Relation to main person Name Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Peter Griffin
Mother Jane Deverty
    Brother     James Griffin
    Brother     John Griffin
         William Griffin

Families

    Family of William Griffin and Rachel Louisa Cooper
Married Wife Rachel Louisa Cooper
   
Event Date Place Description Notes Sources
Marriage 1890-07-26 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 1890,06775,F,Cooper,Rachel,Griffin,William,Adelaide,1890,06775,M,Griffin,William,Cooper,Rachel,Glasgow,
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Per accumulated data. 1909 Victoria, Australia  
 
  Children
  1. Lillian May Griffin
  2. Daisy Violet Victoria Griffin
  3. Florence Ada Griffin
  4. William Henry Charles Griffin
  5. Evelina Griffin
  6. James Morris Griffin
  7. Valerie Amelia Griffin

Pedigree

  1. Peter Griffin
    1. Jane Deverty
      1. James Griffin
      2. John Griffin
      3. William Griffin
        1. Rachel Louisa Cooper
          1. Lillian May Griffin
          2. Daisy Violet Victoria Griffin
          3. Florence Ada Griffin
          4. William Henry Charles Griffin
          5. Evelina Griffin
          6. James Morris Griffin
          7. Valerie Amelia Griffin

Ancestors

Source References

  1. Ancestry Family Trees
      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=55

      • Page: Ancestry Family Trees
      • Source text:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=27532969&pid=55

  2. Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=4721683&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1890 Marriage place: Victoria

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=4721683&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1890 Marriage place: Victoria

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausmarrindex&h=4639786&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Marriage date: 1890 Marriage place: Victoria

  3. Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=2245013&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1849 Birth place: Death date: 1932 Death place: Warton, Victoria

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=2245013&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1849 Birth place: Death date: 1932 Death place: Warton, Victoria

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=ausdeathindex&h=2245013&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1849 Birth place: Death date: 1932 Death place: Warton, Victoria

  4. Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=10584340&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1919 Residence place: Warburton, Flinders, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=9515860&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1914 Residence place: Brunswick North, Bourke, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=8604684&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1903 Residence place: Melbourne South, Southern Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=8816421&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1909 Residence place: Coburg, Bourke, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=11747475&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1924 Residence place: Gipps, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=8604684&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1903 Residence place: Melbourne South, Southern Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=8816421&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1909 Residence place: Coburg, Bourke, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=9515860&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1914 Residence place: Brunswick North, Bourke, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=10584340&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1919 Residence place: Warburton, Flinders, Victoria, Australia

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=auselectoralrolls&h=11747475&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Residence date: 1924 Residence place: Gipps, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

  5. 1851 Scotland Census
      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1851scotland&h=2032615&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1850 Birth place: Glasgow Residence date: 1851 Residence place: Glasgow St John, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1851scotland&h=2032615&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1850 Birth place: Glasgow Residence date: 1851 Residence place: Glasgow St John, Lanarkshire, Scotland

      • General:

        http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=sse&db=1851scotland&h=2032615&ti=0&indiv=try&gss=pt

      • Source text:

        Birth date: abt 1850 Birth place: Glasgow Residence date: 1851 Residence place: Glasgow St John, Lanarkshire, Scotland

  6. Victoria, Australia, Deserter, Discharged, and Prisoner Crew Lists, 1852-1925
      • Page: Series: 4320 Register of Seamen Prisoners [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 528] [1853-1856, 1869-1885]
      • Page: Series: 4320 Register of Seamen Prisoners [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 528] [1853-1856, 1869-1885]
      • Page: Series: 4320 Register of Seamen Prisoners [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 528] [1853-1856, 1869-1885]
      • Page: Series: 4320 Register of Seamen Prisoners [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 528] [1853-1856, 1869-1885]
      • Page: Series: 4320 Register of Seamen Prisoners [Microfilm Copy of VPRS 528] [1853-1856, 1869-1885]
  7. Healsville and Yarra Glen Guardian
      • Date: 1919-01-07
      • Page: 1919 'UPPER YARRA SHIRE COUNCIL.', Healesville and Yarra Glen Guardian (Vic. : 1900 - 1942), 7 June, p. 2
      • General:

        http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article60213115

      • General:

        Mentions the death of William Henry Charles Griffin in France in WWI.

      • Source text:

        From William Griffin, asking to be exempted from payment of rates, as he was an old-age pensioner, and had no other means of existence. His son was killed in practically the last engagement in France.-Cr. Ewart moved, Cr. Ely seconded, that collection of rates be allowed to stand over. --Carried.