Luke Griffin

about 1724–
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom

The Life of Luke

Luke Griffin was born about 1724, in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England, United Kingdom. He married Elizabeth Flack on 6 October 1751, in Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Luke Griffin
1724–
Elizabeth Flack
1728–
Marriage: 6 October 1751
Luke Griffin
1756–1838
Thomas Griffin
1757–1772
Robert Griffin
1759–
William Griffin
1761–
Mary Griffin
1762–
John Griffin
1765–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
6 October 1751
Much Hadham, Hertfordshire, England
children

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (4)

1801 · The Act of Union

Age 77

The Act of Union was a legislative agreement which united England, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland under the name of the United Kingdom on January 1, 1801.
1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

Age 84

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.
1815

Age 91

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from a medieval Latinized form, Griffinus, of the Welsh personal name Gruffudd ( see Griffith ).2 English: nickname for a fierce or dangerous person, from Middle English griffin ‘gryphon’ (from Latin gryphus, Greek gryps, of Assyrian origin).3 Irish: Anglicized (part translated) form of Gaelic Ó Gríobhtha ‘descendant of Gríobhtha’, a personal name from gríobh ‘gryphon’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Luke Griffin in entry for John, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Luke Griffin in entry for Mary, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
  • Luke Griffin in entry for William, "England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"

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