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Griffith Parry

Griffith Parry, one of 156 convicts transported on the Speke, 13 December 1820

Name, Aliases & Gender

Name: Griffith Parry
Aliases: none
Gender: m

Birth, Occupation & Death

Date of Birth: 24th March, 1799
Occupation: -
Date of Death: 11th August, 1859
Age: 60 years

Life Span

Life span

Male median life span was 60 years*

* Median life span based on contributions

Conviction & Transportation

Sentence Severity

Sentence Severity

Sentenced to Life

Crime: Highway robbery
Convicted at: Middlesex Gaol Delivery
Sentence term: Life
Ship: Speke
Departure date: 13th December, 1820
Arrival date: 18th May, 1821
Place of arrival New South Wales
Passenger manifest Travelled with 155 other convicts


Primary source: Australian Joint Copying Project. Microfilm Roll 88, Class and Piece Number HO11/3, Page Number 425 (214)
Source description: 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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Community Contributions

D Wong on 11th December, 2012 wrote:

Griffith William Parry was 20 years old when indicted for assaulting James Carter on the King’s Highway and taking from his person, 1 watch £5, one chain £5, 2 seals £2, and 1 key 5s.

Griffith and his father and 2 brothers were Tallow Chandler’s.

14/4/1824: Appointed Constable, Windsor.
20/11/1824: On list of convicts maintained by John Wood.
6/1/1825: On list of constables doing duties at Windsor and the Districts of the Hawkesbury.
5/7/1825: Constable at Windsor.  On return of Constables in the town of Windsor and the districts of Hawkesbury.

1828: TOL Hawkesbury.
5/8/1835: CP

1841 Census: McDonald River, Wollombi, Country Northumberland.

Griffith was 1.67m tall, dark complexion, hair and eyes.

27/3/1826: Married Mary Ann Mustare, they had 7 children.  Mary Ann was born 17/3/1799, County Wexford and died 17/1/1844 at Mangrove Creek.

10/8/1845: Griffith married Margaret Maloney (nee Kelly) at Brisbane Water, NSW.

Margaret was a widow with 2 children and then had 6 children with Griffith.
Margaret was born 8/5/1819 Bruff County, Limerick and died 18/8/1902 at Mangrove Creek.

Griffith was a constable for 12 years, then became a farmer at Upper Mangrove for about 19 years.

Griffith also became the Mangrove Mountain correspondent for the Maitland Mercury.

Convict Changes History

D Wong on 11th December, 2012 made the following changes:

date of birth 24th March, 1799, date of death 11th August, 1859, gender

D Wong on 11th December, 2012 made the following changes:


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