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Who was ASAPH GRIFFITHS - UK to Canterbury, NZ 1859

Journal by ngairedith

Charles Griffiths aged 35, with his wife Mary aged 30, emigrated to New Zealand on the ZELANDIA, arriving in Lyttelton on November 14th 1859

In the Geraldine District (Canterbury) in 1876-77 a Charles Griffiths had freehold Section 8202, 80 acres, at Orari

With them were 3 children
* 14 year old Eliza Griffiths (sister or daughter ?)
* 7 year old Ephraim Griffiths born 14th June 1852 died 1915 in Timaru - he married Emma Beckingham
* 2 year old Asaph Griffiths

I would very much like to know what happened to Eliza and Asaph
their spouses, lives, burial details etc

Cannot find Asaph Griffiths in the New Zealand BDM so he may have changed his name or he may have died at sea during the voyage ...

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by JennyLamont on 2018-04-10 03:45:36

Charles and Mary were my Great Great Grand Parents.
Ephraim was my Great Grand Father.
Not sure what happened to Eliza? and Asaph, will have to look into this.
But thought I had better reply now before I loose this page.
They lived in South Canterbury, New Zealand, where I am.

OK - here is some more info. Charles Griffiths married Wife No 1 (died young) - had Lisa (maybe this was Eliza?); Wife No 2 was Mary Tomlins B.1827 d.1860, they had 3 children Ephraim b.14 June 1852, d. 26 Jan 1915, Asaph and then Emmanuel; Wife No 3 Olive Shrives (she died after one year of marriage and after a long illness, she was 20 and Charles was 50; Wife No 4 - this one out-lived Charles.

Hope this is of some help, I knew it was a long story so had to look up the info. If I can be any help with anything else, please contact me.
Regards Jenny

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