Mary Elizabeth Ann Francis,

Name
Mary Elizabeth Ann Francis
Given names
Mary Elizabeth Ann
Surname
Francis
Married name
Mary Elizabeth Ann Griffiths
Birth

MarriageGeorge GriffithsView this family
about 1876
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The informant on the death registration of George Richard Griffiths registered 18 Nov 1878 was Mary Griffiths, described as 'wife', of 115 Lower George Street. No marriage certificate can be located. I tend to believe that Mary, her husband probably having died, was George's partner/housekeeper. He had young children to care for and support. In addition, George's funeral notice in SMH gave no mention of a wife.

Death of a husbandGeorge Griffiths
November 17, 1878
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2059/1878 GRIFFITHS GEORGE R RICHARD SARAH SYDNEY

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  • Died at 115 Lower George Street
  • George Richard Griffiths age 43
  • cause of death : typhoid fever 11 days
  • parents: Richard Griffiths occupation unknown and Sarah Rickerts
  • Informant: Mary Griffiths, wife 115 Lower George Street
  • Where born and how long in colony: England, 13 years in colony
  • Place of marriage, age and to whom: --- 1) Sydney to Sarah Maxwell --- 2) Sydney age 41 to Mary Elizabeth Ann Francis -- Children of marriage: ----1) 2 males and one female living 4 dead. ----2) 2 males and 2 females living
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I believe the children of marriage 2) to be the step-children of George Richard Griffiths.

Burial of a husbandGeorge Griffiths
November 18, 1878
Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Mon 18 Nov 1878

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THE FRIENDS of the late Mr GEORGE RICHARD GRIFFITHS are respectfully invited to attend his Funeral; to move from his late residence No. 115 Lower George-street. THIS (Monday) AFTERNOON, at a quarter before 2 o'clock for the Necropolis.

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Anglican section E grave 0000257

Citation details:

Sydney Morning Herald Mon 18 Nob 1878 p. 8

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THE FRIENDS of Mr. WILLIAM FRANCIS COOPER are respectfully invited to attend the Funeral of his late beloved BROTHER-IN-LAW George Richard Griffiths, to move from 155 Lower George Street ...

Source: Email message
Citation details:

Griffiths, Rob. 'Gravesites for George Henry (Richard) Griffiths and Sarah (nee Maxwell)', email message to Marion Purnell Oct 25 2011

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No headstone extant. Photo taken of grassy patch under which grave No 257 is located.

Death

Family with George Griffiths
husband
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Birth: about 1840Plymouth, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 17, 1878Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
herself
Marriage
Marriage: about 1876Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
George Griffiths + Sarah Ann Maxwell
husband
18401878
Birth: about 1840Plymouth, Devonshire, England, United Kingdom
Death: November 17, 1878Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
partner’s partner
18381876
Birth: about 1838Irvinestown, Fermanagh, Ireland
Death: March 26, 1876Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marriage
Marriage: February 23, 1866Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
18 months
step-son
18671870
Birth: before August 14, 1867 27 29
Death: before November 25, 1870
0 months
step-daughter
18671867
Birth: before August 14, 1867 27 29
Death: before August 14, 1867
0 months
step-son
Griffiths, George Henry (1867-1942)
18671942
Birth: August 14, 1867 27 29Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: April 13, 1942Wentworthville, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
2 years
step-son
18701870
Birth: January 3, 1870 30 32
Death: January 8, 1870Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
11 months
step-son
18701945
Birth: November 25, 1870 30 32Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: October 27, 1945Mosman, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
3 years
step-daughter
Griffiths, Sarah Ann (1874-1961)
18741961
Birth: April 9, 1874 34 36Sydney City, Greater Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Death: March 21, 1961Tamworth, North West Slopes and Plains, New South Wales, Australia
9 months
step-son
MarriagePurnell, Marion (editor), - comment
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The informant on the death registration of George Richard Griffiths registered 18 Nov 1878 was Mary Griffiths, described as 'wife', of 115 Lower George Street. No marriage certificate can be located. I tend to believe that Mary, her husband probably having died, was George's partner/housekeeper. He had young children to care for and support. In addition, George's funeral notice in SMH gave no mention of a wife.