William Griffin

Birth Name Griffin, William 1a 2a 3a 3b 3c 3d 3e 4a 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 5a 6a 6b 6c 3 7 6d 6e 8a 3 9a 6f 10a
Gender male
Age at Death 81 years, 10 months, 10 days

Events

Event Date Place Description 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. 2b 4b 5b
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. 4c
Residence 1855-03-20 Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland Mother dies.  
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 1867-11-00 New Zealand Is believed to have been with his brother James on the USS Nyack. The Nyack visited New Zealand in 1867. https://paperspast.natlib.govt.nz/newspapers/DSC18671128.2.3.5  
Departure 1877-08-11 London, England Able Seaman on the S.S. Chimborazo. http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5939273  
Departure 1877-08-13 Plymouth, Devon, England http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article5939273  
Occupation 1877-09-27   Able Seaman 5c
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 5d
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. 5e
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. 6g
Residence 1892-03-22 Port Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Dow Street. Painter. 6h
Residence 1894 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 27 Market St. Painter. 6i
Residence 1898 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 141 Coventry St. Painter. 6j
Residence 1899 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Painter 6k
Residence 1900 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 124 Hannah St, painter. 6l
Residence 1903 South Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Occupation is painter. 206 Hannah St. 3f
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   3
Residence 1906 North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 15 Purcell St, with Rachel. 3
Residence 1908 North Melbourne, Victoria, Australia 276 Queensberry St. Rachel at same address. 3
Residence 1909 Coburg, Victoria, Australia 23 Sheffield St. Occupation is painter. 3g
Residence 1912 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St. Rachel listed as same address. 3
Residence 1913 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St. Rachel listed at same address. 3
Residence 1914 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St. Occupation is painter. 3h 3
Occupation 1914 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia Painter, per electoral roll.  
Residence 1915 Brunswick, Victoria, Australia 112 Albion St, painter. Rachel at same address. 3
Residence 1917-08-25 Chelsea, Victoria, Australia Listed on WHC Griffin's AIF enlistment paperwork  
Residence 1919 Warburton, Victoria, Australia   3i
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. 11a
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. 3j
Residence 1925 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Gordon House, painter 3
Residence 1927 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Gordon House 3
Residence 1928 Melbourne, Victoria, Australia Gordon House, painter. Also in 1931 electoral roll at same address. 3
Death 1932-02-01 Warburton, Victoria, Australia   2c
Burial 1932-02-06 Yarra Junction, Victoria, Australia Wesburn Cemetery, now known as Upper Yarra Public Cemetery. Complete search of cemetery in Dec 2018 failed to find a headstone.  

Parents

Relation to main person Name Birth date Death date Relation within this family (if not by birth)
Father Peter Griffinabout 18261884-05-04
Mother Jane Devertyabout 18251855-03-20
    Brother     James Griffin 1845 1901-02-08
    Brother     John Griffin 1847-02-07
         William Griffin 1850-03-22 1932-02-01
 
Father Peter Griffinabout 18261884-05-04
Stepmother Sarah Crossonabout 18381913-10-27

Families

Family of William Griffin and Rachel Louisa Cooper

Married Wife Rachel Louisa Cooper ( * 1873-09-22 + 1951-05-24 )
   
Event Date Place Description 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, 1b 1c 10b
Separation 1909 Victoria, Australia Per accumulated data.  
  Children
Name Birth Date Death Date
Lillian May Griffin18921933-11-28
Daisy Violet Victoria Griffin1894-09-051965-07-00
Florence Ada Griffin18961983-10-02
William Henry Charles Griffin1898-09-261918-10-05
Evelina Griffin1901-03-021982-10-20
James Morris Griffin19031969-10-28
Valerie Amelia Griffin19081969-01-28

Source References

  1. Ancestry.com: Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

  2. Ancestry.com: Australia Death Index, 1787-1985
      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

  3. Ancestry.com: Australian Electoral Rolls, 1903-1954
      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

  4. Ancestry.com: 1851 Scotland Census
      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

      • Citation:

        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

  5. Ancestry.com: 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]
  6. Ancestry.com: Victoria, Australia, Rate Books, 1855-1963
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2333/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of Port Melbourne [copy of VPRS 586] [1859-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2333/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of Port Melbourne [copy of VPRS 586] [1859-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
      • Page: Public Record Office Victoria; North Melbourne, Australia; Series Title: 2332/P Microfilm Copy Of Rate Books, City of South Melbourne [copy of VPRS 8264] [1855-1901]
  7. Ancestry.com: Australia Birth Index, 1788-1922
  8. Ancestry.com: Victoria, Australia, Birth Index, 1837-1917
      • Page: The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victoria, Australia, Birth Records
  9. Ancestry.com: Victoria, Australia, Death Index, 1836-1988
      • Page: The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victoria, Australia, Death Records
  10. Ancestry.com: Victoria, Australia, Marriage Index, 1837-1950
      • Page: The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victoria, Australia, Marriage Records
      • Page: The Victorian Registry of Births, Deaths, and Marriages; Melbourne, Victoria, Australia; Victoria, Australia, Marriage Records
  11. 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
      • Citation:

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

      • Citation:

        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.