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About Jonathan Griffiths Australian Heritage
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PASS WORD  -  to see names of living people is   griffo
Once in the site best STARTING POINT is heading “people” and look up yourself or a parent and work your way up the tree until you get to Jonathan.

This site is for your use to store and share information on our family if you need help contact admin and we will help you navigate site


Welcome to the story of the Griffiths Family of Richmond NSW,  Launceston,  Tasmania and Port Fairy, Victoria. This site is dedicated to the memory of  Jonathan Griffiths 1773-1839 and his wife Eleanor MacDonald / MacDaniel 1770- 1831,  both transported to Australia and who by work and perseverance secured  prosperity for their children.

Jonathans early life was that of an orphan in England, transported as a  convict youth on the 2nd fleet he made the most of the opportunities in his  new 
 country and went on to become a very rich merchant (reported to be the richest  man in northern Tasmania) when he was in his 50's and then ironically was  buried in an unmarked grave at Port Fairy Victoria in 1839.

We wonder what Jonathan would have thought if he knew the legacy he created  with many thousands of people descending from him. I am sure he would be very  proud as records show family was very important to him. During his lifetime  Jonathan had made provision for his children with assignments of land and  financial assistance. As the law of primogeniture was prevalent at that time  it 
 would appear that Jonathan's estate would devolve to the eldest living son  John.

Many people have researched the family over the years, John Chilstone was one  that worked diligently during the 1980's & 1990's I thank him for passing this  information to be used on this site also Peter Achurch for giving me a start  with Ged file also the help I have received from Marie Griffiths and Karen Mus.

As time permits this site will be updated with the stories and information we  have but if you have anything to add or old photo etc please contact me for a  pass word also let us know if you find any mistakes.
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There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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