|Age when admitted:||3yrs|
|Date admitted:||23 Aug 1842|
|Date discharged:||22 Nov 1847|
|Institution(s):||Queens Orphan School|
|Discharged to:||mother, Ticket of Leave|
Surname spelled Griffen - William, Mary and Margaret arrived with their mother Margaret Griffen on the Hope, transported with father (Daniel, named as David in the records, transported on the Richard Webb). Daniel and Margaret Snr lived in Rathkeale Co Limerick and were traders. Margaret (the other) married another convict Barnett when Daniel died, and was sentanced to four months hard labour for being caught with him in her bed, and in 1848, was sentanced again toÂ four years penal servitude for recieving 50 yards of cloth.
Margaret Jnr married Thomas Tressler in Hobarttown in 1863, emigrating with him to NZ when he was enlisted into the 3rd Waikato Regiment. Margaret lived a long life in NZ, eventually going blind as a result of smallpox. Margaret and Thomas were my grandmother's grandparents, and raised her for a time after her mother died, aged 5. Margaret and Thomas were members of the Rechabite Friendly Society (Margaret Snr was listed as holding the Temperance Medal in her convict Conduct Record).