GRIFFITHS family of Wales and Liverpool
Our names are Erica and David and we live in Wellington, New Zealand. David is researching his GRIFFITHS family who originated from Caernarvonshire, Wales and moved to Liverpool in the early 1850s. Morris (b c1829 Wales) and Catherine GRIFFITHS (nee HUGHES b 1833 Llanwnda Wales) married on 6 Oct 1853 at St Davids Church, Liverpool and had 6 children. 4 of these children died in Liverpool in infancy. One son, Richard (b 30 Oct 1856) appears in the 1871 UK Census. He went to sea and settled at Lyttelton, New Zealand in 1878. He married Mary Isabella THOMPSON in 1881, and they moved to Wellington about 1895.
Another son, David Lewis GRIFFITHS b 15 Nov 1858 is mentioned in the 1871 UK Census aged 13, a scholar, but there is no mention of him in the 1881 UK Census. In the 1891 UK Census, there is a David Louis GRIFFITHS b. c1859, Liverpool, occupation ship rigger, unmarried, boarding in Kirkdale, Liverpool. This may be Morris and Catherine’s son. We can find no further information about David in the 1901 or 1911 UK Censuses.