Richard Griffin

from January 1792 to December 1792–28 September 1871 (Age 79)
Beamsville, Lincoln, Niagara, Ontario, Canada

The Life of Richard Griffin

When Richard Griffin was born from January 1792 to December 1792, in Beamsville, Lincoln, Niagara, Ontario, Canada, his father, Nathaniel Griffin, was 26 and his mother, Christina Beam, was 24. He married Hannah Mills about 1815, in Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 28 September 1871, in Wingham, Huron, Ontario, Canada, at the age of 79, and was buried in Simcoe, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada.

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Family Time Line

Richard Griffin
1792–1871
Hannah Mills
1797–1895
Marriage: about 1815
Permilla Griffin
1816–1883
Christiana Griffin
1820–1900
Peter Smith Griffin
1824–1920
Emily Griffin
1833–
John Pettit Griffin
1839–
Elizabeth Griffin
1843–
Maria Griffin
1826–1910
Jane Griffin
1828–1891
Hannah Griffin
1831–1911

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1815
Ontario, Canada
children

(9)

    Permilla Griffin

    Female1816–1883Female

    Christiana Griffin

    Female1820–1900Female

    Peter Smith Griffin

    Male1824–1920Male

    Maria Griffin

    Female1826–1910Female

    Jane Griffin

    Female1828–1891Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Mary Griffin

    Female1788–1880Female

    Jacob Griffin

    Male1790–Male

    Male1792–1871Male

    Jacob Griffin

    Male1793–Male

    Richard Griffin

    Male1794–Male

+6 More Children

World Events (2)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 75

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1871

Age 79

British Columbia joins the confederation.

Name Meaning

One of the most enduringly successful of the Old French personal names introduced into Britain by the Normans. It is of Germanic (Frankish) origin, derived from rīc ‘power’ + hard ‘strong, hardy’. It has enjoyed continuous popularity in England from the Conquest to the present day, influenced by the fact that it was borne by three kings of England, in particular Richard I ( 1157–99 ). He was king for only ten years ( 1189–99 ), most of which he spent in warfare abroad, taking part in the Third Crusade and costing the people of England considerable sums in taxes. Nevertheless, he achieved the status of a folk hero, and was never in England long enough to disappoint popular faith in his goodness and justice. He was also Duke of Aquitaine and Normandy and Count of Anjou, fiefs which he held at a time of maximum English expansion in France. His exploits as a leader of the Third Crusade earned him the nickname ‘Coeur de Lion’ or ‘Lionheart’ and a permanent place in popular imagination, in which he was even more firmly enshrined by Sir Walter Scott's novel Ivanhoe ( 1820 ).

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rd Griffin in entry for Peter S Griffin and Ellen Lisk, "Ontario, County Marriage Registers, 1858-1869"
  • Richard Griffin in entry for Maria Whitehead, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"
  • Richard Griffin in entry for Hannah Johnson, "Ontario Deaths, 1869-1937 and Overseas Deaths, 1939-1947"

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