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George Neville Griffiths was born 23 January 1840 in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia to George Richard Griffiths (1802-1859) and Letitia Chatfield (1812-1891) and died 28 April 1905 in "Barcom Villa", 134 Barcom-avenue, Darlinghurst, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Ada Frances Scott (1855-1905) 3 March 1874 in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Notable ancestors include Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Charlemagne (747-814), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, the Ottoman Empire, France, England, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Belgium, Spain, Portugal, Israel, Hungary, the Netherlands, Ireland, Italy, Turkey, the Byzantine Empire, Sweden, the United States.



Children


Offspring of George Neville Griffiths and Ada Frances Scott (1855-1905)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Agnes Letitia Griffiths (1875-1955)
Frederick Guy Griffiths (1876-1952)
Ada Violet Griffiths (1878-1972)
Noel Eve Griffiths (1879-)
John Neville Griffiths (1881-1917)
Florence Denise Griffiths (1883-1960) 15 August 1883 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia 2 July 1960 Sydney, New South Wales, Australia William Charles Wentworth (1871-1949)

Hugh Griffiths (1885-1915)
Francis Griffiths (1890-1930)

Obituary

THE LATE MR. G. N. GRIFFITHS.

The remains of the late Mr. George Neville Griffiths, who on Friday died suddenly at his residence, "Barcom Villa," Darlinghurst, were interred on Saturday afternoon at the Waverley Cemetery. The Rev. W. I. Carr-Smith conducted the service at "Barcom Villa," and also officiated at the graveside. The mourners included Messrs. P. C. Griffiths (brother), Francis and John Griffiths (sons), Herbert Greene (son-in-law), Francis Adams (general manager A.J.C. Bank), John Adams, E. W. Knox, Henry Austin, and Consett Stephen. Mr. Griffiths was a native of this State, but was mainly educated in England, taking his B.A. degree at Cambridge. Returning to Australia in 1862, he settled down to station life, and founded the firm of Griffiths and Weaver. After a residence in Queensland, he made his home in Sydney, and sat for one term as Parliamentary representative of East Sydney. He interested himself keenly in the work of the Sydney Hospital, being for many years a member of the board of that institution.

Evening News, 1 May 1905, page 3




Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
Ω Birth
  • BDM Index ref for birth: V1840297 24A/1840
¶ Death
  • GRIFFITHS.—April 28, at 134 Barcom-avenue, Darlinghurst, George Neville Griffiths, aged 65 years.
The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser, 3 May 1905, page 1142
  • Mr. George Neville Griffiths, formerly connected with the firm of Griffiths and Weaver, died somewhat suddenly yesterday evening at his residence in Barcom-avenue, Darlinghurst. The deceased gentleman had been in failing health for some time, still the end came unexpectedly, and was a great shock to his relatives and friends. Mr. Griffiths, who was interested in pastoral properties in New South Wales and Queensland, at one time took an active part in public affairs, and was many years ago a representative of East Sydney in the Legislative Assembly. He was in his 65th year.
The Sydney Morning Herald, 29 April 1905, page 10