Griffiths, Samuel (1844-1920

Family

Samuel was born abt1844 at Murton, Glamorgan, to parents Thomas, a labourer, and Jane.

Before entering the ministry Samuel worked as labourer (1861).

He married Emma Smith (1850-1927) in the spring of 1870 at Bath, Somerset. Census returns identify five children.

  • Percy (b1871)
  • Ethel Mildred (abt1877-1960)
  • Wilfred Bright (1880-1947) – a journalist (1911)
  • Gerald Gilmore (abt1887-1963) – a farmer
  • Gwladys Irene Kathleen (abt1890-1962)

Samuel, Emma, Ethel, Gerald and Gwladys travelled to Wellington, New Zealand, departing on 1 June 1905 from London on the Ionic.

Samuel died on 25 January 1920 at Waipu, Northland, New Zealand.

Circuits

  • 1866 Aberdare
  • 1868 Bath
  • 1869 Hereford
  • 1870 Pontypool
  • 1871 Newport
  • 1874 St Isabel
  • 1876 Leominster
  • 1877 Leeds III
  • 1879 Bradford II
  • 1881 Belfast
  • 1883 Fleetwood
  • 1885 Clifton Park, Belfast – Congregational minister
  • 1889 Peterhead, Aberdeenshire
  • 1896-1905 Lister Hills, Yorkshire

References

W Leary, Directory of Primitive Methodist Ministers and their Circuits, 1990

Surman Index id: 11003

Census Returns and Births, Marriages & Deaths Registers

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