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Re: Joseph Griffiths ab. 1883
Posted by: Alex Dow (ID *****6925) Date: November 30, 2012 at 23:09:32
In Reply to: Re: Joseph Griffiths ab. 1883 by Lyn Manion of 19135

Morning Lyn

I have checked in the 1891 UK Census available on Find My Past-

I searched assuming that all three were known by the Last Name of GRIFFITHS (or variants) and were actually recorded in that Census etc.

I first checked for Joseph,, born 1883 +- 5 years, with grother George present.

I then looked through TRanscribed versions pf those Search the results, for additionally a mother named Ellen.

Only one HOUSEHOLD came up, fulfilling those conditions-

Household GRIFFITHS, Joseph 1887 4 M Prescot Lancashire

AND the mother is named as Sarah Ellen Griffiths.

Pf course, it may be that she was known simply as "Ellen" on an every-day basis.


Slthough that is the only Household fulfilling those Search Parameters, it does NOT GUARANTEE that it is your ancestral family.

You need to do a lot more work, preferably on Primary Source sites such as FMP above.

I suggest that you track back both Joseph and George in detauil, first (presumably) in the Australian Official Records, such as their Deaths, MaMarriages and Arrivals, then back across to the UK.


This MAY or MAY NOT be your grandfather and family sailing to Australia, ignore the other "Mr Joseph Griffiths" who is an Adult travelling without other Griffiths.

From the Travel and Migration section of FMP above.

Passenger lists leaving UK 1890-1960

Name: Mr Joseph GRIFFITHS
Date of departure: 6 November 1926
Port of departure: Liverpool
Destination port: Melbourne
Destination country: Australia

Date of Birth: 1885 (calculated from age)
Age: 41
Marital Status: Married
Sex: Male
Occupation: Iron Worker
Passenger recorded on: Page 10 of 30


The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyage: -





Official Number: 129362
Master's name: F A Orriss
Steamship Line: Aberdeen
Where bound: Australia
Square feet: 18911
Registered tonnage: 7.034
Passengers on voyage: 931

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The occupation of Iron Worker may be relevant.

Be wary, this T&S Section does NOT contain all persons leaving the UK in the period 1890 to 1960, I am aware of proven omissions amongst my own extended family.


No GUarantees !!

Cross-check everything.

Keep in mind that FMP gives access to the Official Records.

Alex Dow

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