JAMES GRIFFIN was bapt 08 Mar 1848 in Wellington, Somerset , occ: marinor; he was lost at sea 13 Mar 1890.
James mar: Oct 1871 in Stoke Dameret, Devon to RUTH MARY ANN WILLS, daughter of JAMES WILLS and RUTH LANDER. She was b: 04 Sept 1853 in Merriot, Somerset, UK, and d Sep 1918 in Chippenham, Wiltshire.
Children of JAMES GRIFFIN and RUTH WILLS are:
i. MARY ANN GRIFFIN, was born 1877 in Plymouth St Andrew, Devon, England, Occ: Laundress and died Aft. 1911. She married ? CONNELLY.; Their dau. . MARY CECILIA CONNELLY, m. TEYSSIER.
ii. HARRY WILLIAM GRIFFIN, b. 1881, Plymouth St Andrew, Devon, England;Occ: General Labourer m. MARY.
iii. CHARLES GRIFFIN, b. 13 Jun 1886, Devonshire (No 308664 - 1905); Occ: Royal Navy, England mar. <UNNAMED>, China.
iv. WILLIAM JAMES GRIFFIN was b: 14 Jul 1889 in Mill Boy, Plymouth, Devon, England, and d: 15 Apr 1956 in Auckland. He mar: (1) EDITH ELIZABETH JONES 10 Aug 1907 in Plymouth, Devon, England, She was b: 1888 in Plymouth, Devon, England, the daughter of WILLIAM and PATIENCE JONES. They Div. 17Jul 1952.
Children of WILLIAM GRIFFIN and MABEL JAMES are:
iii. HAROLD CHARLES GRIFFIN, was born 12 Jan 1927 in Auckland, Residence: 1949, Otahuhu, Auckland; and died 05 May 1990 in Oamaru, Otago. He mar; 28 Jan 1956 in Timaru to AGNES ELLIOT HENDRY daughter of ROBERT HENDRY and FANNY ARNOTT. She was born 30 Jun 1933 in Dunedin, Otago, and died 15 Dec 2017 in Oamaru, Otago. They had 5 children
iv. CYRIL GRIFFIN, was born 28 Oct 1928 in Auckland, and died 10 Feb 1991 in Oamaru, Otago. He married 04 Jun 1949 to PHYLLIS ANNIE BLANCHE HUNT, daughter of WILLIAM HUNT and JANE JOHNSTONE. She was born 24 Jun 1928 in Devonport, and died 13 Oct 1997 in Oamaru, Otago. They had 3 children.
v. WILLIAM CHARLES GRIFFIN, was born 01 Nov 1913 in Islington, and died 19 Dec 1979 in Sth Oxley, Watford, Herfordshire, England. He married ROSE ELLEN. She died 14 Oct 1985. Their dau. FIN, m. ANTRILL.
vi. HENRY (HARRY) GRIFFIN, b. 15 Nov 1919, Portsmouth, Southampton, England; d. 16 Jul 2003, Waiuku, Franklin, Auckland; mar. Sep 1942, Portsmouth, Southampton to IRIS LILLIAN KEIL, ; b. Sep 1920, Portsmouth, Southampton, England; d. 22 Mar 1999, Waiuku, Franklin, Auckland (2 Children).
vii. EDNA RUTH GRIFFIN, d. Deceased.
viii. ? GRIFFIN.
William enlisted 2 Apr 1911 in the Royal Navy, England and saw WW1 Military service: 1914-1920 Europe
Immigration: Bef. 1928, 92 Sth Rd, Parnell, Auckland
He mar: (2) on 23 Jul 1952 in Auckland MABEL GWENDOLINE JAMES , dau. of JOHN JAMES and MARGARET LEWIS. She was b: 20 Jul 1900 in New Zealand, and d: 04 Mar 1980 in Auckland.
Occupation: 1956, Otahuhu - Labourer