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by janilye on 2012-07-20 10:35:48

I'm not related but I can help you out a bit. I know that his father was Griffin Cant 1836-1920 The newspapers called him Griffith but he was on the electoral Roll as Griffin.
Came out to Australia, age 12 with his parents, Griffin CANT 1797-1873 and Mary BROWN 1796-1865 arrived in Adelaide. (don't know ship or date) Both died in Adelaide. After Mary Brown died Griffin Senior married again (1866)I believe her name was Esther KIRKMAN, she died in South Australia in 1894.

Griffin Jnr. married in Victoria and lived around the central goldfields, Castlemaine, Guildford, Campbell's Creek etc. then in 1904 he was a bag Merchant in Brunswick St., Fitzroy.
Here is his death and Funeral notice:-

The Argus Melbourne, Vic.Wednesday 8 September 1920
CANT.-On the 6th September, at his late residence, "Beau Vive," Donald street, Brunswick, Griffith Cant, dearly beloved husband of Elizabeth Emma Cant, father of Winnie (Mrs. John Chapman, Fiji), Walter, Arthur, George, Anne (Mrs. D. Lunn, Clifton Hill), and Eva, aged 84. A colonist of 72 years. (Native of Caldicot, Befordshire, England).
"Sweet rest in heaven."

CANT.-The friends of the late Mr. GRIFFEN
CANT are respectfully invited to follow his remains to the place of interment, the Melbourne General Cemetery.
The funeral will leave his residence "Beau Vive.' Donald street. Brunswick, THIS DAY (Wednesday, 8th September), at 3 o'clock.
H. HOBSON, Undertaker, corner of Brunswick street and St. George's road, North Fitzroy. Tel.
Northcote 818.

Walter's mother was Elizabeth Emma Taylor from Wiltshire in England born about 1843,
she married Griffin in Victoria in 1861;

Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950
Name: Elizabeth Emma Taylor
Spouse Name: Griffin Cant
Marriage Place: Victoria
Registration Place: Victoria
Registration Year: 1861
Registration number: 2199

They had at least 7 children including your Walter 1864-1949.

The Argus Melbourne, Vic. Friday 13 September 1929
CANT.-On the 12th September, at 90 Donald street, Brunswick, Elizabeth Emma, relict of Griffith Cant, beloved mother of Minnie (Mrs. Chapman, Fiji), Walter, Arthur, George, Annie (Mrs. D. Lunn), and Eva, aged 87 years.
Beloved mother at rest

Now Elizabeth Emma came out with her parents James Taylor 1818-1908 and Lucy Preddy 1816-1901 They arrived in Victoria in 9 October 1852 on the ship ' Dominion' Both James and Lucy Taylor died in Talbot, Victoria.

Victoria, Australia, Assisted and Unassisted Passenger Lists, 18391923
Name: Lucy Taylor
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1815
Age: 37
Arrival Date: 9 Oct 1852
Arrival Port: Victoria, Australia
Departure Port: Plymouth
Ship: Dominion
Nationality: English and Welsh

by oatesc on 2012-07-22 22:30:13

Many Thanks. I had tracked him back to Campbells Creek. In a strange twist the ancestors of Walters daughter in law, May Caroline Deverall, wife of Roy Stanley Cant lived in the talbot area and some are buried at the Talbot - Amherst Cemetry

by ecaabooks on 2015-09-17 11:19:00

Griffin CANT, is my 1st cousin 3x removed

by ecaabooks on 2015-12-02 07:20:24

In a strange twist, and it has left me, with more questions than answers, came across a passenger list tonight for the Baboo 1848 arriving from london to Port Adelaide... Passengers including... Griffin Cant and one child, Betsy Cant, Charlotte Cant, Mary Selina Cant, George cant, the interesting things are the spelling is cant and caut and there is no Mary cant nee Brown

by familydetective on 2015-12-02 20:17:58

Select Marriages, 1538–1973
Name: Griffin Cant
Gender: Male
Marriage Date: 17 Jun 1823
Marriage Place: Willington, Bedford, England
Spouse: Mary Brown
FHL Film Number: 952419

England & Wales, Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial Registers, 1567-1970
Name: Griffin Cant
Birth Date: 17 Mar
Event Type: Baptism
Father: Griffin Cant
Mother: Mary Cant
Baptism Date: 2 May 1836
Baptism Place: Biggleswade, Bedfordshire, England
Denomination: Wesleyan
Piece Title: Piece 0310: Biggleswade (Wesleyan), 1799-1837

England and Wales Census, 1841
Name Griffin Cant
Event Type Census
Event Date 1841
Event Place Northill, Bedfordshire, England
Residence Note Caldecot
Gender Male
Age 40-44
Age (Original) 40
Birth Year (Estimated) 1797-1801
Registration District Biggleswade
Book Number 10
Parish Northill
County Bedfordshire
Page Number 18
Registration Number HO107
Piece/Folio 9/6
Affiliate Record Type Household

Griffin Cant M 40-44 Not born in Bedfordshire, occ farmer
Mary Cant F 40-44 Not born in Bedfordshire
Betsey Cant F 14 Bedfordshire
Charlotte Cant F 9 Bedfordshire
Mary Cant F 7 Bedfordshire
Griffin Cant M 5 Bedfordshire
Elizebeth Brown F 75-79 Not born in Bedfordshire
Elizebeth Brown F 35-39 Not born in Bedfordshire

Note the 1941 census cannot be relied on for ages they were often rounded up or down. It also did not show relationships but it would appear here that Mary's mother and sister were living at the same address. It does not give an address other than Caldecot in the parish of Northill

England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975
Name: Griffin Cant
Gender: Male
Baptism Date: 3 Mar 1797
Baptism Place: Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England
Father: Thomas Cant
Mother: Ann
FHL Film Number: 1041713
Reference ID: Item 2 p

by familydetective on 2015-12-02 20:23:42

not sure of Griffin's parents two marriages in the right period

Thomas Cant
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 21 April 1788 Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England
spouse: Ann Hanson

Thos Cant
England Marriages, 1538–1973
marriage: 24 May 1785 Great Staughton, Huntingdon, England
spouse: Ann Horrell

by familydetective on 2015-12-02 20:40:02

Death notice Griffin Cant


by familydetective on 2015-12-02 20:47:10

ship arrival


by familydetective on 2015-12-02 20:52:30

England Births and Christenings
Name Emma Elizabeth Cant
Gender Female
Christening Date 22 Nov 1839
Birth Date 04 Sep 1839
Father's Name Griffin Cant
Mother's Name Mary

by ecaabooks on 2015-12-03 17:22:16

Griffins parents are Thomas Cant and Ann Hanson, married 1788

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