Macdonald Dictionary Record: John Griffiths

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One record, handwritten in ink on rectangular card, with biographical information for John Griffiths. Written by George Ranald Macdonald for the Macdonald Dictionary of Canterbury Biography project, 1952-1964.
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Marks/Inscriptions: G. 851 Griffiths, John (1809- was a blacks mitt. although he described himself in the pass. list as an ag. lab. He arrived by the Travancore 31.3.51 with his wife Eleanor , 40 and his family Ann, 13; Martha, ; Ruth, 9; John, 3'; Mary, 15. He settled on the Lincoln dop site the site of Sunnyside and started his baile mills shop there . He was one of those affected when Cracroft Wilson raised the water level of the Heathcote by building his mill dau and he gave evidence in Archer v. Wilson (LT. 29.9.63) . He later moved to Kaiapoi and made his home in Peak St. His wife Eleanor d. 11.5.82 ag. 70. family. dau. Ruth marr. 5.4.63 Wm. Heslop, blacksmith; they settled in Ellesmere dist. Martha Wm. Rose, farm lab. q.v. Mary '54 Mathew Smith of Teddington later Ashburton. dau.) Sarah Ann marr. at Ricc. 17.11.74 Thos Boulton , 25 farmer son John. d. 1.4.1908 ag. 51 bur. Rice Cem. pass list. Canty Mus. : fam. inf. : S.P.P. '71 ; Kaiapoi Cem. M.I.; Type of mark: Machine translation/Transcription; Notes: Machine translation by Mark Fryer




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