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
Hannah Mills
Marriage: about 1815
Permilla Griffin
Christiana Griffin
Peter Smith Griffin
Emily Griffin
John Pettit Griffin
Elizabeth Griffin
Maria Griffin
Jane Griffin
Hannah Griffin

Spouse and Children

about 1815
Ontario, Canada


    Permilla Griffin


    Christiana Griffin


    Peter Smith Griffin


    Maria Griffin


    Jane Griffin


+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings



    Mary Griffin


    Jacob Griffin



    Jacob Griffin


    Richard Griffin


+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.

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.

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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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