Topic: Edith Griffiths 1879 - 1947

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Edith was married to William Brister in Wellington New Zealand 1906.

Edith was born in Clun Shropshire, the 2nd daughter of William Griffiths and Eliza Rawlings. She had an older sister Kate born 1874  in Leintwardine, Herefordshire, England. Their mother Eliza died in 1882 and their father William married again shortly after. He went onto have another 7 children. Both girls were put out to work as servants . Edith met William when she was working for the same family as his sister Harralina. She sailed to New Zealand in 1906 probably on the Ruepahu. They married at the St Peters Church in Wellington on the 1st December 1906. They lived in Wellington for 7 years then moved to Tauranga to work for the Whakamarama Timber Company living in very primitive conditions. When William had a train accident in May 1915 she was pregnant with her 4th child. The local maoris used to bring her food at night and leave in on the doorstep. Later moving to Waihi and Waikino where the children attended school.

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Edith Griffiths 1879 - 1947


Year:1879 and 1947
First Names:Edith
Last Name:Griffiths
Date of Birth:28/09/1879
Place of Birth:Clun Shropshire
Country of birth:England
Date of death:18 March1947
Place of death:Auckland New Zealand
Place of burial:Purewa Cemetary Auckland New Zealand
Family Surname:Griffiths (married Brister)
Occupation:Servant
First settled:Wellington 1906
Date of Arrival:1906
Name of the ship:Ruepahu?
Date of sailing:1906
Place of settlement in Bay of Plenty:Tauranga
Other places of settlement:Waihi, Waikino
Later places of settlement:Thames, Auckland
Port of arrival:Wellington
Sailed from:Liverpool
Date of arrival in Bay of Plenty:1912
Residential address:Whakamarama
Spouses name:William Brister
Spouses date of birth:05/05/1882
Spouses place of birth:Whitton England
Spouses date of death:26 June 1939
Spouses place of death:Thames Hospital
Spouses place of burial:Thames
Spouses nationality:English
Date of marriage:1st Dec 1906
Place of marriage:St Peters Church Wellington
Fathers name:William Griffiths
Fathers date of birth:1847
Fathers place of birth:Harpton, Radnorshire, Wales
Fathers date of death:Sept 1916
Fathers place of death:Holywell, Flintshire, Wales
Fathers nationality:Welsh
Mothers name:Eliza Rawlings
Mothers date of birth:July 1852
Mothers place of birth:Montgomery Shropshire
Mothers date of death:April 1882
Mothers place of death:Clun Shropshire
Mothers nationality:English
Name of sibilings:Kate
Name of the children:Harold John, Zillah Johnstone, Anita, and Eric Weston

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