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James Griffin

Crimea Medal with Alma Clasp
James and Bridget
33rd Regiment – Duke of Wellington West Riding Cap Badge
NameGRIFFIN – James
Regiment (s)33rd Regiment
Regiment Number (s) 1955
Date/Age/Place/Trade or
Profession at Attestation
22nd December 1845 / 17 years / Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Description – Height
5 Ft 9½ in
Sallow / Hazel / Dark / Left hand disabled by gunshot wound through the wrist
Overseas Service/DurationCrimea – term not shown in WO97
Length of Service8 years 201 days
Rank/Date/Place of DischargePrivate / 10th July 1855 / Chatham Kent England
Campaign MedalsCrimea War Medal: Clasp for Alma
Turkish Crimea Medal
Intended Residence at
Clonmel Tipperary Ireland
Pension Districts1855 Clonmel
1856 Dartmoor (prison guard)
Pension Paid10d per diem
1878 increased to 1/4d per diem for service to Enrolled Force
Date of Departure and Place
England or Ireland
19th March 1857 London England
Ship and Date of Arrival
Western Australia
CLARA 3rd July 1857
Date/Place of Birth22nd December 1828 Clonmel Waterford Ireland
Date/Place of BaptismNot yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Date/Place of Birth
Not yet known
Not yet known
SiblingsNot yet known
1st Wife
Date of Birth or Baptism
CONNELL Bridget Teresa
Not yet known
Date/Place of Marriage2nd September 1855 St Mary’s Church Clonmel Waterford Ireland
Children by 1st WifeJohn B 1856 Clonmel Ireland
D 1858 Newcastle Western Australia
Mary B 2nd May 1858 Newcastle Western Australia
M LEE Wheatley Maplethorpe 1885 Northam Western Australia
D 13th January 1945 – location not yet known
John Thomas B December 1859 Newcastle Western Australia
LAWRENCE Mary Augusta 21st August 1889  Northam Western Australia
D 16th October 1942 – location not yet known
Michael Christopher B March 1861 Newcastle Western Australia
BURTON Annie Marie 17th November 1891 (Cof E) Toodyay Western Australia
D 12th May 1941 – location not yet known
Catherine (Kate) B 9th May 1864 Newcastle Western Australia
M DOUST George William 1885 Albany Western Australia
D 20th July 1931 Esperance Western Australia
Joanna B 1st October 1866 Newcastle Western Australia
D Not yet known
B 1867 Newcastle Western Australia
M PURSER Joseph Adam 1889 Toodyay Western Australia
D 16th July 1934 Toodyay Western Australia
James “Bullock”
B 1st December 1868 Newcastle Western Australia
D 27th April 1940 – location not yet known
B 28th December 1871 Toodyay Western Australia
D 17th April 1925 Toodyay Western Australia
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
30th October 1866 granted Lot S1 Harper Street of 4 acres Newcastle Western Australia
Title Application 7th March 1865 – Title 2055
Occupation after
27th February – 2nd March 1871 Temporary Hospital Orderly
1871 Assistant Warder
Newspaper ArticlesLondon Gazette 18th October 1854 Issue 21611 page 3163
Toodyay Herald Saturday 5th January 1918 page 2
Departure from Western
Not applicable
Date/Place of Death/Burial17th December 1889 Toodyay Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Toodyay Cemetery Western Australia
Date/Place of Death/Burial
30th December 1917 Toodyay Western Australia
bur Roman Catholic Section Toodyay Cemetery Western Australia
Will or ProbateSROWA Consignment 3403 Item 1890 – 0969: will made 28th July 1889: probate granted 23rd June 1890 Supreme Court. 28th July 1885 Will of James Griffin, farmer, who died Toodyay 18th December 1889. After payment of all his just debts and general expenses he bequeathed all his real and personal property to his wife Bridget ie Avon locations nos 488 and 323. He directed her not to dispose of the aforesaid properties but to will it to one or others of their children to the best of her judgement and discretion. He appointed William George Leeder as the sole executor.
Further InformationNewcastle was the early name for the township now known as Toodyay
The cottage in which James Griffin and family lived in Newcastle (Toodyay) still exists today (2018)