Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG (1787 - 1856)

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Nicknames: "Charles Marshall Griffith"
Death: Died in Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Occupation: Lieutenant in the Royal Marines, 1820 Settler
Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
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About Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG

1820 British Settler

Charles Griffith, 31 Lieut, Royal Marines (half-pay), together with his brother Valentine Griffith was Co-Leader of Griffith's Party of 41 Settlers on the Settler Ship Stentor.

Party originated from Cardiganshire, Wales.

Departed Liverpool, 13 January 1820. Arrived Table Bay, Cape Town - 19 March 1820.

Area Allocated to the Party : Western Cape - on the left bank of the Zonder End River in the Caledon District. The party was shortly transferred to Albany, Lieutenant Griffith remaining at Zonder End River for some time.


1820 settler to South Africa aboard the Stentor out of Liverpool. Leader of the Griffith Party of 41 from Cardiganshire, Wales, together with his brother Valentine Griffith. First settled on the left bank of the Zonder End River, Caledon before being transferred to Albany. --------------------

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Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

October 2, 1787
December 12, 1827
Age 40
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
Age 39
Age 41
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 5, 1830
Age 42
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 44
January 1, 1856
- January 1, 1856
Age 68
Cradock, Eastern Cape, South Africa
June 1, 1856
Age 68
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa