Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG

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Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG

Also Known As: "Charles Marshall Griffith"
Birthplace: Wales, United Kingdom
Death: June 01, 1856 (68)
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Immediate Family:

Son of Charles Griffith and Bridget Griffith
Husband of Maria Cornelia Wilhelmina Griffith, SM
Father of Anna Elizabeth Green; Mary Griffith; Charles Duncan Griffith, Jnr., Col. and John Griffith
Brother of Thomas Griffith; Mary Griffith; Valentine Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG; Cornelia Emily Williams, SM/PROG; Baroness Eliza von Ludwig, SM/PROG and 2 others

Occupation: Lieutenant in the Royal Marines, Clerk of the Peace at Cradock
Managed by: Jennifer Ann Goldhill
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About Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG

Burial : "South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 21 May 2014), South Africa > Cape of Good Hope > Grahamstown, Sidbury and Somerset, All Saints and St Peter > Baptisms, marriages, burials 1849-1876 > image 51 of 77; William Cullen Library, Wits University, Johannesburg.


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.


Death Notice:

  • VOLUME_NO 6/9/73
  • SYSTEM 01
  • REFERENCE 3572
  • PART 1
  • STARTING 1856
  • ENDING 1856


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Charles Griffith, Snr, SV/PROG's Timeline

October 2, 1787
Wales, United Kingdom
October 20, 1828
Age 41
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 41
Grahamstown, Western District, Eastern Cape, South Africa
July 5, 1830
Age 42
Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa
Age 44
June 1, 1856
Age 68
Somerset East, Eastern Cape, South Africa