GRIFFIN / GRIFFEN – Patrick 41st Regiment

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41st Regiment

Regiment (s)41st Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 254
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
12th  July 1822 / 18 years / Mullingar Westmeath  Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 5½ in
Dark / Grey / Brown / None
Overseas Service/DurationEast Indies  – 16 years 11 months
Length of Service21 years 147 days
Note: there are discrepancies in his service records which may account for his low rate of pension.
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 21st April 1841 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsNot yet known
Intended Residence at
Clara Kings County Ireland
Pension Districts1841 Tullamore
1851-1857 Western Australia
1857-1864 South Australia
Pension Paid6d per diem
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
1st February 1851 Falmouth England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
MERMAID 15th May 1851
Date/Place of Birth1804 Rahan Kings County Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
ANDERSON  Ellen / Nellie / Ellen / Elana
c1820 Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage13th July 1842 Rahan and Lynally Kings County Ireland
Children by 1st WifePatrick (aka Patsey)
Bap 23rd March 1845 Rahan and Linally (Lynally)  Kings County  Ireland
Mary 19th April 1851 – born at sea on-board “Mermaid”
Father of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Mother of 1st wife
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Land Grants Western
Occupation after
Not yet known
Newspaper ArticlesAdelaide Observer 13th December 1856 – page 5 – arrival from Swan River on “Louisa”
Departure from Western
as above
Date/Place of Death/Burial30th July 1864 Antaby  South Australia
Not yet known
Date/Place of Death/Burial
An Ell GRIFFEN died 26th February 1873 Adelaide residence Woodvale  South Australia
Not yet known
Will or ProbateNone known
Further Information19th January 1853 – Witness at military court
25th April 1853 – drunk on duty under arms when paraded for embarkation to Champion Bay,
11th May 1853 – Charged with military offence.
3rd March 1864  South Australian Government Gazette – at Baker’s Flat Kapunda