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Private Michael Griffin (c.1831..........)

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  • Born : Abt. 1831
  • Where Born : County Munster, Kerry, Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier / in the band one pay period; on discharge - labourer, drayman, carter, gardener, and contractor
  • Date Arrived : possibly 1848  (appears he was back and forth from England several times)
  • Ship Arrived on : possibly on "Bangalore" on first tour of duty; possibly returned to the U.K. on "Kate"; returned to Australia on probably the" Lancaster Witch" in July, 1856, or "Lord Warrington " in February, 1857
  • Rank on Discharge : Private
  • Date of Enlistment : 28 June, 1847, at 16 years of age
  • Where Enlisted : County Munster, Cork, Ireland
  • Regimental # : 2604
  • Date of Discharge : Abt. 1863 -
  • Where Discharged : England
  • Died : 11 February 1901
  • Where Died / Buried : 76 Brougham Street, Glebe, New South Wales, Australia; 13 February 1901, Waverley Cemetery, Catholic Section, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia (unmarked grave)
  • Parents Names : John Griffin (b.......d. )and mother unknown
  • Spouse's Name : Catherine Moraughty/Moriarty
  • Born : Abt. 1833
  • Where Born : County Munster, Kerry, Ireland
  • Occupation : Soldier's Wife
  • Date Arrived : September, 1857
  • Ship Arrived on :
  • Died : 29 October 1895
  • Where Died / Buried : 30 Caledonia Street, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia; 31 October 1895; Waverley Cemetery, Catholic Section, Waverley, New South Wales, Australia (unmarked grave
  • Date Married : 11 October 1851
  • Where Married : Walmer, Kent, England at the District of Eastry registry office, County of Kent, England(St. Infantry Barracks were at Walmer, England)
  • Spouse's Parents : Patrick Moraughty (b.......d. ) and Bridget Fitzgerald (b.......d. )
  • Descendants
     
    Information partially collected and collated by dianegriffin74@hotmail.com
    Area Settled :
    The majority of the family members have not moved more than 30 kilometres from the original place of settlement, Paddington and the environs of the inner city of Sydney
    Children :
     
    1 . Elizabeth Griffin b. Abt. 1852, Brecknock (Brecon), Wales; d. 27 December, 1899, spinster
    2 . Female Infant Griffin  b.Abt. 1853, d. Bef. 1857
    3 . Male Infant Griffin b.Bef. 1857, d, Bef. 1857
    4 . John Griffin, II b.27 September 1857, Victoria Barracks, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia, d.26 August, 1940; married Alice Ryan
    5 . Mary Griffin b. 1861, Sydney, New South Wales Australia, d. 20 October, 1944 married John Alfred Lawrence b. Goteborg, Sweden
    6 . Bridget M. A. Griffin b. 1863, Sydney, d. 4 December, 1928; married William Hart and Patrick McGuire
    7 . Michael Griffin, IIb. 5 July, 1865 SydneyNew South WalesAustralia, d. 25 August 1946; married Bridget 8 . Veronica Ryan b. Goulburn, New South Wales, Australia
    8 . Catherine M. Griffin b.   24 July 1867 Duke Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, d. 27 June 1902; Henry Grose b. England?
    9 . Ellen Griffin b. December, 1871, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia, 9 September, 1961; married Augustus John Glanz, born Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    History & Achievements :
     
    As result of their marriage, Michael and Catherine Griffin have connections with at least 580 individuals, 182 marriages, 143 surnames, covering 8 generations.
    The Griffins, as a whole, have remained Roman Catholic, with only a few members converting to other Christian denominations (mainly Church of England). 
    E- mail address
    bmchapman@iprimus.com.au
    Copyright B & M Chapman (QLD) Australia
    Last revised: May 09, 2004.