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Sarah GRIFFITHSAge: 18 years18471866

Name
Sarah GRIFFITHS
Given names
Sarah
Surname
GRIFFITHS
Also known as
Sarah GRIFFIS
Birth March 27, 1847 31 25
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Citation details: V1847278 49/1847 GRIFFITHS SARAH JAMES SARAH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Birth of a brotherJames GRIFFITHS
June 15, 1848 (Age 14 months)
Citation details: V18481180 49/1848 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Baptism of a brotherJames GRIFFITHS
September 30, 1848 (Age 18 months)
Religion: Presbyterian
Death of a brotherJames GRIFFITHS
June 8, 1851 (Age 4 years)
Address: Broughton's Flats
Cause: Accidental following burns
Publication: Newspaper; Sydney NSW; 1850 - 1932
Citation details: Thursday 19 June 1851, page 10
Griffiths - James - 1851 Inquest
Griffiths - James - 1851 Inquest

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Birth of a brotherAlexander GRIFFITHS
June 24, 1851 (Age 4 years)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 601
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858."

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14757/1923 GRIFFITHS ALEXANDER 72 YEARS WINGHAM WINGHAM
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: The year of Alexander's birth has been calculated on the statement from his death Index entry where …
Birth of a brotherJames GRIFFITHS
July 1, 1853 (Age 6 years)

Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Citation details: V1853506 52/1853 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18531346 70/1853 GRIPPIS JAMES JAMES SARAH

Baptism of a brotherJames GRIFFITHS
August 7, 1853 (Age 6 years)
Religion: Presbyterian
Birth of a sisterMary GRIFFITHS
June 14, 1855 (Age 8 years)
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson on 24 February 2013.

Baptism of a sisterMary GRIFFITHS
August 19, 1855 (Age 8 years)
Address: Residence of parents
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary

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Birth of a sisterMargaret GRIFFITHS
May 6, 1857 (Age 10 years)
Address: Tilimby
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson on 24 February 2013.

Death of a sisterMargaret GRIFFITHS
December 25, 1858 (Age 11 years)
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c. *Note on H Tatt, He and his wife Rhoda took John and James in and raised them,I have photos of these two in later years These two boys later changed their surname to GRIFFIS."

Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3.
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Death of a fatherJames GRIFFITHS
December 25, 1858 (Age 11 years) Age: 34 years
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c."

Citation details: 4962/1858 GRIFFITHS JAMES AGE 36 YEARS DIED PATERSON PATERSON
Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Note: There is a disparity between the age at death of this James and the age at the time James was convicted and transported to Australia. There is some doubt whether this is the same James.

Tillimby - Griffiths - James and family
Tillimby - Griffiths - James and family

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Death of a motherSarah “Sally” McGILVRAY
December 25, 1858 (Age 11 years)
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c."

Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3.
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson on 24 February 2013.

Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson.

Burial of a motherSarah “Sally” McGILVRAY
December 27, 1858 (Age 11 years)
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah

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Citation details: 2 March 2013
Saint Paul's Church of England, Paterson.
Saint Paul's Church of England, Paterson.

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Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson.

Burial of a fatherJames GRIFFITHS
before January 15, 1859 (Age 11 years)
Citation details: 2 March 2013
Saint Paul's Church of England, Paterson.
Saint Paul's Church of England, Paterson.

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson.


Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson.

Death 1866 (Age 18 years)
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4710/1866 GRIFFIS SARAH JAMES SARAH MANNING RIVER
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father
mother
Marriage: December 12, 1844Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
-11 months
elder brother
3 years
elder sister
2 years
herself
Sarah GRIFFITHS
Birth: March 27, 1847 31 25New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1866Manning River District (Taree), New South Wales, Australia
15 months
younger brother
James GRIFFITHS
Birth: June 15, 1848 32 26New South Wales, Australia
Death: June 8, 1851Upper Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
younger brother
2 years
younger brother
23 months
younger sister
23 months
younger sister
Margaret GRIFFITHS
Birth: May 6, 1857 41 35Paterson River, New South Wales, Australia
Death: December 25, 1858Paterson, New South Wales, Australia
Mother’s family with William MISSINGHAM - View this family
step-father
mother
half-brother

BirthEmails - Michael Bruin
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

BirthBirths registered in New South Wales.
Citation details: V1847278 49/1847 GRIFFITHS SARAH JAMES SARAH
BirthGriffis Family History
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
DeathGriffis Family History
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
DeathDeaths Registered in New South Wales
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4710/1866 GRIFFIS SARAH JAMES SARAH MANNING RIVER