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George Griffin, one of 280 convicts transported on the Norfolk, 04 July 1834
Name, Aliases & Gender
Birth, Occupation & Death
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life span was 57 years*
* Median life span based on contributions
Conviction & Transportation
Sentenced to 7 years
||Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 90, Class and Piece Number HO11/9, Page Number 392
||This record is one of the entries in the British convict transportation registers 1787-1867 database compiled by State Library of Queensland from British Home Office (HO) records which are available on microfilm as part of the Australian Joint Copying Project.
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D Wong on 8th March, 2014 wrote:
George Griffin left England onboard the Norfolk but was transferred to the Lady Kennaway 1834 at Cork.
George was transported for “Stealing a Cloak” and was 23 years old on arrival in VDL. He was 5’6 1/4” tall, pale complexion, dark brown hair, grey hazel eyes, slightly pock pitted.
1841: Free Certificate.
9/6/1843: Married Eliza Haid (Hindostan 1839). They had 1 female child born in 1843 and a son, William Crisp, born Launceston 12/6/1844.
Don’t know what happened to Eliza or why the son was William ‘Crisp’, but George had a relationship with a Bridget Windsor, and had 2 children with her, from about 1852/3, which lasted until 1858, when Bridget married Thomas Owen. George had decided to go to Victoria and went to see her to ask her what he should do about the ‘boy’? He had a pistol, which somehow went off and was charged with trying to kill Bridget.
The charges were dropped on 30/8/1859.
In 1857, George purchased the Deloraine Tannery.
Convict Changes History
D Wong on 8th March, 2014 made the following changes:
voyage, date of birth: 1811 (prev. 0000), gender: m, occupation, crime