Country Of Origin Wales
Born 1817
Died unknown
Birth/Baptism Born approx. 1817, Coity, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales.
Bapt. 9 February 1817, Coity, Bridgend, Glamorgan, South Wales.
Parents William (clock and watchmaker) and Charlotte Griffiths
Apprenticeship Most likely with his father
Skills Clockmaker, Watchmaker
Work Locations Hobart
Street Address
Argyle Street, Hobart
Trial 2 January 1844 Cardiff Quarter Sessions, Wales
Sentence Seven years transportation for stealing a piece of cloth from a shop in Cardiff.
Arrival 15 November 1844 on the convict ship, Lord Auckland (1)
Police Number 14510
Convict Assignment 1848: Charles Bruce, Argyle Street, Hobart (Map and copper-plate engraver).
Ticket of Leave 4 September 1849
Conditional Pardon
Other Other skills: Locksmith.
Probation period: 15 months at Cascades.
May 1850: Seven days solitary confinement for being in a public house after hours.

3 October 1853 Hobart Town Quarter Sessions, charged with aggravated assault and biting a man’s nose in a fight. Verdict: Fined and ordered to keep the peace for 12 months.

Death unknown
TAHO: CON33/1/61, CON18/1/38, CON14/1/30.
Ancestry: 1841 Wales Census (Glamorgan).
The Examiner (Launceston) 10 October 1849; Hobarton Guardian or True Friend of Tasmania 1 May 1850, Tasmanian Colonist 6 October 1853.