Mid North Coast Pioneers - Newcastle to Lismore and beyond

John MISSINGHAM1841

Name
John MISSINGHAM
Given names
John
Surname
MISSINGHAM
Birth 15 September 1841 19

Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate

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Note: The entry in the Presbyterian register has a note across this entry - Illegitimate.
Baptism 21 November 1841 (Age 2 months)
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate

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Birth of a half-brotherJohn GRIFFITHS
calculated 1843 (Age 15 months)
Address: "Facy"
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Griffis - Annie Siley and John
Griffis - Annie Siley and John

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Death Certificate - Griffis - John
Death Certificate - Griffis - John

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Birth Certificate - Griffis - Dugal
Birth Certificate - Griffis - Dugal

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Note: John was 32 years of age at the time of the birth of his son, Dugal, in 1875. The headstone for John is inscribed that he was 78 years of age at the time of his death in 1921. This age at death is also included in his Death Certificate.
Marriage of a parentJames GRIFFITHSSarah ‘Sally’ McGILVRAYView this family
Type: Religious marriage
12 December 1844 (Age 3)
Address: By William Ross - Minister Saint Ann's Presbyterian Church
Citation details: 19 January 2011.
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret

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Marriage Certificate - Griffiths - James and McGilvray - Sarah
Marriage Certificate - Griffiths - James and McGilvray - Sarah

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Note: Michael Bruin advises that the year of their marriage was 1944. The birth certificate of their daughter, Margaret, includes the information, that James and Sarah were married on 12 December 1943.
Saint Ann's Prebyterian Church, Paterson
Saint Ann's Prebyterian Church, Paterson

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Birth of a half-sisterElizabeth GRIFFITHS
calculated 1845 (Age 3)

Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Coote - John and Elizabeth
Coote - John and Elizabeth

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Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: The headstone for Elizabeth is inscribed that she was 77 years of age at the time of her death in 1922.
Birth of a half-sisterSarah GRIFFITHS
27 March 1847 (Age 5)
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Citation details: V1847278 49/1847 GRIFFITHS SARAH JAMES SARAH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Birth of a half-brotherJames GRIFFITHS
15 June 1848 (Age 6)
Citation details: V18481180 49/1848 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Death of a half-brotherJames GRIFFITHS
30 September 1848 (Age 7)

Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: I cannot find any relevant registration in NSW for the death of James.
Birth of a half-brotherAlexander GRIFFITHS
24 June 1851 (Age 9)

Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 601
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858."

Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14757/1923 GRIFFITHS ALEXANDER 72 YEARS WINGHAM WINGHAM
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Note: The year of Alexander's birth has been calculated on the statement from his death Index entry where …
Birth of a half-brotherJames Alfred GRIFFITHS
1 July 1853 (Age 11)

Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Citation details: V1853506 52/1853 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH
Text:

There is also this reference:

V18531346 70/1853 GRIPPIS JAMES JAMES SARAH

Birth of a half-sisterMary GRIFFITHS
14 June 1855 (Age 13)
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary

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Baptism of a half-sisterMary GRIFFITHS
19 August 1855 (Age 13)
Address: Residence of parents
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary
Baptism Certificate - Griffiths - Mary

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Birth of a half-sisterMargaret GRIFFITHS
6 May 1857 (Age 15)
Address: Tilimby
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret
Birth Certificate - Griffiths - Margaret

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Death of a half-sisterMargaret GRIFFITHS
25 December 1858 (Age 17)
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c. *Note on H Tatt, He and his wife Rhoda took John and James in and raised them,I have photos of these two in later years These two boys later changed their surname to GRIFFIS."

Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3.
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Death of a motherSarah ‘Sally’ McGILVRAY
25 December 1858 (Age 17)
Address: Paterson River
Cause: Drowned
Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"25 Dec 1858. James, wife Sarah and Baby Margaret were drowned in the Paterson River. *Neil Gillies and Henry Tattersall made failed attempt to save them,these two men recovered the bodies. (Tattersall is writers direct x/s grandfather.) The coroner commended Tattersall for his bravery. Alex.McGilvray was witness to Sarah/s burial. Henry Tattersall was the informant on Sarah.s d/c."

Publication: Newspaper NSW : 1843 - 1893
Citation details: 1 January 1859, page 3.
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah
Death Certificate - Griffiths - Sarah

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Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret
Memorial Plaque - Griffiths - James, Sarah and Margaret

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Death of a half-sisterSarah GRIFFITHS
1866 (Age 24)
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 4710/1866 GRIFFIS SARAH JAMES SARAH MANNING RIVER
Death of a maternal grandfatherAlexander ‘Sandy’ McGILVRAY
15 April 1867 (Age 25)
Address: Rose Field
Citation details: 5632/1867 MCGIBRAY ALEXANDER DONALD MARY MANNING RIVER
Marriage of a half-siblingJohn GRIFFITHSHanna Lilly ‘Annie’ TATTERSALLView this family
Type: Religious marriage
11 November 1867 (Age 26)
Address: St. Mary's Church of England
Citation details: 2787/1867 GRIFFITHS JOHN TATTERSALL ANNA LILLY PATERSON
Text:

John + Hannah Lilly were married at St. Marys Church of England Allyn River - District of Paterson. Witnesses: James Tattersall & Louisa Tattersall Minister: F W Addams from marriage transcription by Marilyn Rowan

Citation details: 19 January 2011
Text:

In part:

"James Griffiths, convicted for stealing,7 yrs transport.abt 1840. Native of london.

James Griffiths b.1822,married Sarah McGilvray 12 Dec 1844 Scots Church Paterson.Witness:Alexander McGilvray & Neil Gillies. James and Sarah had Issue: John M. Hannah Tattersall 1867 Elizabeth Sarah James Alfred m Louisa Tattersall Alexander m Elizabeth J Northam 1872 James A Mary Margaret b1857 d.1858"

Birth Certificate - Griffis - Dugal
Birth Certificate - Griffis - Dugal

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Marriage of a half-siblingJohn COOTEElizabeth GRIFFITHSView this family
Type: Religious marriage
11 June 1868 (Age 26)
Address: Morpeth Church of England
Citation details: 2708/1868 COOTE JOHN GRIFFITHS ELIZABETH MORPETH
Publication: Family history records held and maintained by Lyn Jobson
Death of a maternal grandmotherSarah CAMERON
about 1870 (Age 28)
Citation details: 1870 C533 Sarah McGilvray Duncan Cameron Sarah McGregor
Marriage of a half-siblingJames Alfred GRIFFITHSLouisa TATTERSALLView this family
Type: Religious marriage
21 February 1872 (Age 30)
Address: St. John's Church of England
Citation details: 2592/1872 GRIFFITHS JAMES TATTERSALL LOUISA MANNING RIVER
Marriage of a half-siblingAlexander GRIFFITHSElizabeth Jane NORTHAMView this family
20 May 1872 (Age 30)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 601
Death of a half-brotherJohn GRIFFITHS
28 July 1921 (Age 79)
Informant: Dugal GRIFFISson
Cause: Senile debility and later bronchitis
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14712/1921 GRIFFIS JOHN JAMES SARAH STROUD
Griffis - Annie Siley and John
Griffis - Annie Siley and John

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Death Certificate - Griffis - John
Death Certificate - Griffis - John

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Burial of a half-brotherJohn GRIFFITHS
29 July 1921 (Age 79)
Address: Anglican portion
Cemetery: Krambach General
Death Certificate - Griffis - John
Death Certificate - Griffis - John

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Griffis - Annie Siley and John
Griffis - Annie Siley and John

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Death of a half-brotherJames Alfred GRIFFITHS
12 July 1922 (Age 80)
Address: Waterloo
Cause: Natural causes; probably heart failure
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14213/1922 GRIFFITHS JAMES JAMES SARAH GLOUCESTER
Griffis - James and Louisa
Griffis - James and Louisa

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Death Certificate - Griffis - James
Death Certificate - Griffis - James

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Note: Image kindly supplied by Lyn Jobson.

Burial of a half-brotherJames Alfred GRIFFITHS
14 July 1922 (Age 80)
Address: Methodist portion (Australian Cemeteries Index) Presbyterian (Death Certificate)
Cemetery: Krambach General
Death Certificate - Griffis - James
Death Certificate - Griffis - James

Note: Image kindly provided by Lyn Jobson.
Note: Image kindly supplied by Lyn Jobson.

Griffis - James and Louisa
Griffis - James and Louisa

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Death of a half-sisterElizabeth GRIFFITHS
16 November 1922 (Age 81)
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 18481/1922 COOTE ELIZABETH JAMES SARAH MANILLA
Coote - John and Elizabeth
Coote - John and Elizabeth

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Death of a half-brotherAlexander GRIFFITHS
22 August 1923 (Age 81)
Publication: Manning Wallamba Family History Society Inc, Taree NSW, 2001
Citation details: 601
Publication: New South Wales Government
Citation details: 14757/1923 GRIFFITHS ALEXANDER 72 YEARS WINGHAM WINGHAM
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Marriage: 12 December 1844Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia
-11 months
half-brother
3 years
half-sister
2 years
half-sister
Sarah GRIFFITHS
Birth: 27 March 1847 31 25New South Wales, Australia
Death: 1866Manning River District (Taree), , New South Wales, Australia
15 months
half-brother
3 years
half-brother
2 years
half-brother
23 months
half-sister
23 months
half-sister
Margaret GRIFFITHS
Birth: 6 May 1857 41 35Paterson River, , New South Wales, Australia
Death: 25 December 1858Paterson, , New South Wales, Australia

BirthBaptism Certificate - Missingham - John
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate

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BaptismBaptism Certificate - Missingham - John
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate
Missingham - John - Baptism Certificate

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