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TRIBES

Yes, I KNOW this is getting a bit out of control.

I’ve been researching and adding bits and pieces as I find them – which makes for some odd diversions. Use your search function for now. Soon I’ll get back to this and make it readable again. I’ll have to break it down into three separate sections, I think – but there are a few more grandchildren to find yet.

Here are James and Mary’s great-grandchildren, the third generation of Colonial Triffitts. There are at least 180 of them that I can account for – then James had a few million more with Sophia Daniels I haven’t yet counted AND, I’ve just discovered, Thomas had a second relationship that produced even more invisible sprogs.  Bear with me. One day I’ll get there…

Now, stand back – it’s a rush…

JAMES Jr. & LIZZIE BARNES

all born in New Norfolk unless indicated

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Ann b. 25 Mar 1816

James b. 12 Jul 1818 in Hobart

John b. 3 Oct 1820 in Back River

SAD PHOEBE b. 1823

Christiana Elizabeth b. 6 Jan 1825 in Hobart

Martha b. 13 Dec 1826 died 1828

Joseph b. 3 Nov 1828 died 1828

Henry Edward b. 4 Dec 1829

Ellen b. 30 Mar 1832

Samuel William b. 9 Nov 1834

Josiah Augustus b. 3 Oct 1836

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In 1839 James Jnr’s wife died of as yet unknown causes – probably exhaustion after eleven children – she was only 38. James was left with five children still at home, the eldest, Christina, was fifteen, the youngest just three. I’d imagine Christina became the mother hen and simply did as she’d watched her mother do for years – the family unit thrived. James didn’t marry again.

Here’s a just found clip: – quite why he was in Victoria eludes me.

He was drowned, just two months after his father karked it.

The Argus [Victoria]: Saturday 11 June 1853 also The Courier Hobart: Saturday 18 June 1853

THERE’S A CHAPTER BREWING ABOUT THIS STRANGE EVENT:

THE DEATH OF JAMES Jr.

I’m gathering information…

ANN TRIFFITT & FERTILE WILLIAM TRIFFITT

YOUNG SOLOMON Triffitt b. 27 Oct 1836

Thomas Sholto Triffitt b. 5 Apr 1838

Jonas Urbin Triffitt b. 4 Apr 1840 in Back River, New Norfolk

Elijah E Triffitt b. 23 Nov 1841

Nathaniel Bethel Triffitt b. 13 Dec 1843

Isaac Elisha Triffitt b. 1846

Jacob Triffitt b. 3 Apr 1847

Esau Triffitt b. 3 Apr 1847

Ann Elizabeth Triffitt b. 1848

Harriet Elizabeth Triffitt b. 30 Jun 1849 in Back River

Martha Louisa Triffitt b. 26 Jun 1851

Johannah Elizabeth Triffitt b. 26 Jun 1851

Henrietta Triffitt b. 15 Dec 1853 in Back River

Hezekiah Elijah Triffitt b. 26 Sep 1855

James, second son of James Jr was born on 12 July 1818 in Hobart but apparently didn’t produce any offspring till 1861. This leaves a very long gap between 1838 and 1860 with no wife and children in sight. I’m certain there is another relationship in between – but, for the life of me, I can’t find it. There is a reason for my interest: Master JAMES ALBERT TRIFFITT who died in 1921, aged 74 yrs – so born around 1847 – was the sire of my branch of the family. We know he existed – he produced the line that produced my father – but of his origins – not a hint. Number crunching reveals only one possible suspect. He may have married interstate, never married at all or done something really bad that resulted in missing records. All are possible scenarios – my best guess is that he spent these years in Victoria. So, in the absence of any records, here is my supposition.

JAMES TRIFFITT & UNKNOWN

JAMES ALBERT TRIFFITT b. 1846 [?]

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We know Mystery James returned to Tasmania and married Johanna Richardson:

HERE – INCREDIBLY – IS HER PICTURE

JAMES TRIFFITT & JOHANNA RICHARDSON

Arthur James Triffitt b. 1 Nov 1861

Ada Elizabeth Ann Triffitt b. 6 Jul 1863

Sophia Rachel Triffitt b. 14 Aug 1865 in Bedchambers

Emily Triffitt b. 14 Aug 1865

Ernest August Triffitt b. 2 Jan 1868

Walter Frederick Triffitt b. 20 Feb 1870 in Macquarie Plains

William John Triffitt b. 1 Jun 1872

Eva Eveline Triffitt b. 15 Jul 1874 in Bedchambers

Exter [Hector] Leopold Triffitt b. 17 Apr 1877

Ella May Triffitt b. 10 Nov 1880 in Macquarie Plains

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Mercury: Tuesday 26 July 1932

THIS IS THE FIRST FAMILY PHOTO I’VE FOUND

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Looks like Baby Shirley made it out just in time: the old lady was dead two months later.

Many details in this piece are incorrect – I’d trust the obituary much more.

The Mercury: Saturday 30 April 1932

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JOHN TRIFFITT & HARRIET MORGAN

Frederick James Triffitt b. 5 Jan 1852

Benjamin Richard Triffitt b. 28 Feb 1854 – must have died pre 1857

Charles Uriah Triffitt b. 20 May 1855 , Tasmania

Benjamin John Triffitt b. 16 Dec 1857

Josiah Augustus Triffitt b. 9 Aug 1861

Francis William Triffitt b. 25 Feb 1863

Samuel Henry Triffitt b. 29 Oct 1865 in Dry Creek

Joseph Walter Triffitt b. 7 Jul 1868

David George Triffitt b. 2 Feb 1871 in Glen Fern

Jemima Elizabeth Triffitt b. 31 Mar 1874

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SAD PHOEBE TRIFFITT & JOHN JILLETT

Robert Alfred Jillett b. 1840

John Thomas Jillett b. 26 Apr 1842

John Jillett b. 1 Oct 1843

Elizabeth Jillett b. 2 Feb 1846 in Hobart

William Henry Jillett b. 25 May 1848 in Back River

Emma Louisa Jillett b. 27 Jun 1850 in Oatlands

Frederick James Jillett b. 1853 in Tasmania

Chester Providence Jillett b. 14 Aug 1854 in Oatlands

Edwin Augustus Jillett b. 1856

Louisa Sussana Jillett b. 1857

Emily Henrietta Jillett b. 1858

Alice Charlotte Jillett b. 6 Dec 1859

Helen Eliza Rebecca Jillett b. 14 Aug 1862 in York Plains

Amelia Susan Jillett b. 5 Oct 1864 in Oatlands

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CHRISTIANA TRIFFITT & FREDERICK WASS

Frederick John Wass b. 27 Jun 1842

Elizabeth Wass b. 4 Nov 1844

Rosina Wass b. 11 Oct 1845

Edward Wass b. 4 Jul 1849 in Hobart

Amelia Ann Wass b. 8 Nov 1851

Emily Wass b. 2 Jan 1854

William James Wass b. 26 Jun 1856

Alfred Charles Wass b. 11 May 1858

Louisa Sarah Wass b. 10 Mar 1864

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HENRY TRIFFITT & MARY O’BRIEN

William Frederick James Triffitt b. 29 Jun 1860 in Oatlands

Emma Elizabeth Ann Triffitt b. 28 Jun 1861 in Oatlands

Henry Edward Triffitt b. 5 May 1862 in Oatlands

Susannah Triffitt b. 29 Aug 1863 in Parratah, Oatlands

Clara Georgina Triffitt b. 4 Sep 1864 in Oatlands

Henrietta Triffitt b. 5 Jun 1868 in Oatlands

Female Triffitt b. 24 Apr 1871 in Oatlands

Christina Elizabeth Triffitt b. 2 Apr 1872 in York Plains, Oatlands

Mary Grace Triffitt b. 20 Jun 1875 in Oatlands

Ellen May Triffitt b. 14 Mar 1879 in Oatlands

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ELLEN TRIFFITT & YOUNG SOLOMON TRIFFITT

Mary Triffitt b. 30 May 1849

Emily Amelia Triffitt b. Sep 1850

Edwin Charles Triffitt b. 11 Feb 1856

Josiah Augustus Triffitt b. 14 Apr 1860 in Back River

Samuel William Triffitt b. Unknown

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ELLEN TRIFFITT & JAMES WALLIS

Mary Jane Wallis b. 1863 in Emu Bay

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SAMUEL TRIFFITT & ANN HAYES

Phoebe Louisa Triffitt b. 16 Nov 1870 in Back River

Alfred Frederick David Triffitt b. 9 Sep 1872 in Back River

William Percival Hazelwood Triffitt b. 19 Apr 1874 in Back River

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THOMAS & MARY SCATTERGOOD

all born in New Norfolk unless indicated

FERTILE WILLIAM Francis b. 27 Feb 1817 in Hobart

Thomas b. 3 Nov 1818 in Hobart

Mary b. 15 Aug 1820

Susan b. 27 Aug 1822 in Hobart

Edward b. 26 Aug 1824 in Hobart

Louisa Matilda b. 1826

John Frederick b. 23 Sep 1829

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He wasn’t quite finished with making babies, but we’ll get to that…

FERTILE WILLIAM TRIFFITT & ANN TRIFFITT

[as these two are cousins the kids appear here and on the JAMES Jr. list]

Solomon William Triffitt b. 27 Oct 1836

Thomas Sholto Triffitt b. 5 Apr 1838

Jonas Urbin Triffitt b. 4 Apr 1840 in Back River

Elijah E Triffitt b. 23 Nov 1841

Nathaniel Bethel Triffitt b. 13 Dec 1843

Isaac Elisha Triffitt b. 1846

Jacob Triffitt b. 3 Apr 1847

Esau Triffitt b. 3 Apr 1847

Ann Elizabeth Triffitt b. 1848

Harriet Elizabeth Triffitt b. 30 Jun 1849 in Back River

Martha Louisa Triffitt b. 26 Jun 1851

Johannah Elizabeth Triffitt b. 26 Jun 1851

Henrietta Triffitt b. 15 Dec 1853 in Back Rivera

Hezekiah Elijah Triffitt b. 26 Sep 1855

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FERTILE WILLIAM TRIFFITT & CATHERINE STAPLES

Georgina Triffitt b. 16 Aug 1855 in Hamilton

Frances Louisa Sarah Triffitt b. 3 Mar 1856 in Hamilton

John Charles Triffitt b. 12 Feb 1858 in Hamilton

Rowland Jesse Triffitt b. 4 Apr 1860 in Gretna

Kenneth Macquarie Triffitt b. 3 Jan 1862 in Gretna

Josephine Elizabeth Triffitt b. 5 Sep 1863

Tasman Gordon Triffitt b. 12 Mar 1865 in Gretna

Eugenie Jessie Triffitt b. 18 Dec 1866 in Gretna

Queenie Betsy Triffitt b. 18 Dec 1866

Lucinda Celestial Triffitt b. 23 Jan 1869

William Matthew Edinborough Triffitt b. 13 Oct 1875

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MARY TRIFFITT & JAMES HAY

Susannah Triffitt b. 14 Jul 1840 in Hobart

Matilda Elizabeth Hay b. 22 Aug 1842

Emma Amelia Hay b. 17 Jul 1844

Rebecca Ruth Hay b. 29 Dec 1845 in Hamilton

Arthur William Hay b. 9 Apr 1851

Georgina Frances Hay b. 20 Aug 1853

Frederick Thomas Mylam Hay b. 7 Feb 1856

Henrie Walter John Hay b. 18 Dec 1857

Oliver Charles Asia Hay b. Unknown

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SUSAN TRIFFITT & OWEN DALEY

Isaac John Daley b. 26 Aug 1859 in Rothwood

Isaac Daley b. 26 Aug 1859

Emily Ada Mary Anne Elizabeth Daley b. 31 Mar 1863 in Rotherwood

Edward Charles William Daley b. 12 Jun 1866 in Burris’s Farm

George William Daley b. 1875 in Lanes Tier

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EDWARD TRIFFITT & MARY TAYLOR

Sarah Ann Triffitt b. 3 Oct 1851 in Bothwell

Arthur James Edward Triffitt b. 25 Nov 1852 in Hamilton

Martha Triffitt b. 5 Apr 1854 in Bothwell

Alfred Triffitt b. 25 Oct 1855 in Bothwell

Louisa Caroline Triffitt b. 16 Jul 1859 in Bothwell

Edward Albert Augustus Triffitt b. 28 May 1863 in Bothwell

Sydney Ernest Alfons Triffitt b. 10 Dec 1865 in Bothwell

Herbert William Triffitt b. 15 Oct 1868 in Bothwell

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EDWARD TRIFFITT & MARY JACKMAN

Emily Louisa Triffitt b.20 Sep 1865 in Bothwell

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MATILDA TRIFFITT & GEORGE YOUNG

Jemima Triffitt

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JOHN TRIFFITT & ELIZABETH HAYES

Lavinia Elizabeth Triffitt b. 24 Sep 1848 in Back River

John Thomas Triffitt b. 24 Dec 1850 in River Ouse

Maria Agnes Triffitt b. 21 Apr 1852

Selina Elizabeth Triffitt b. 4 Oct 1853

Frederick Edwin Triffitt b. 19 Jul 1855

Alice Jane Triffitt b. 28 Jan 1857 in Ouse

William Charles Triffitt b. 7 Aug 1858 in Ouse

Male Triffitt b. 14 Jun 1860

Alberta Mary Augusta Alice Triffitt b. 15 Jun 1860

Anne Emily Henrietta Triffitt b. 27 Jan 1862 in Grass Tree Hill New Norfolk

Edward Albert Bethal Triffitt b. 30 Jul 1863

Clement Llewllyn William Hazelwood Triffitt b. 19 Jul 1865 in Ouse

George Vincent Herbert Triffitt b. 20 Jun 1867 in Grassy Hill, Ouse

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    Mary Scattergood dies on the 16th March 1857 

    Thomas marries Mary Elizabeth Carrol in Hamilton on the 4th May 1858 – she is 18, he is 61 (following in father’s footsteps)

His first daughter of his second family is born 5 months later: Emily on 30thSeptember 1858

    Second child: Thomas Arthur Mumbrose on 8th August 1860

   Third child: Joseph on 23rd October 1862

Fourth child: George Vincent Herbert on 15th November 1864   

    Thomas dies on 21st August 1867 in Hamilton

A month after his death, his twins are born

Ignatius Osmond Leo 22nd September 1867

Mary are born on 22nd September 1867

Amazingly, I’VE JUST FOUND THOMAS’ WILL. Here’s the first page – of seven:

http://portal.archives.tas.gov.au/menu.aspx?search=9

CLICK FOR BIGGER

MORE SOON

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JAMES Snr. & SOPHIE DANIELS

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James Snr., from his second relationship, squeezed out three – or four kids in a hurry – nobody knows for sure…

THE SECOND FLEET by MICHAEL FLYNN states:

Sophia Barnes/Daniels, lived with James Triffitt Snr and they had at least three children; Richard born 1828, Sophia in 1829 and Mary Ann 1831. There was one other child, Charles, born circa 1825; whether he was the son of James Barnes or James Triffitt is uncertain, as no birth or baptism for Charles has been found. His death certificate registered in Victoria states father James Triffin (Triffitt?), mother Sophia Daniels.

As I think young Barnes was in jail at the time, I haven’t much doubt about who fathered CHARLES.

Charles b. Jul 1825

I bet there’s a dead baby in this gap.

Richard James b. 11 May 1828 in Emu Bottom

Sophia Muriel b. 1 Mar 1829 in New Norfolk

Mary Ann Triffitt b. 4 Jul 1831 in Green Ponds

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I haven’t done the second generation yet. If you have it, send it to me.

If your search in here comes up with nothing, you can be pretty sure your folks are in this line.

bits as I find them:

Sophia Triffett, born 11th May 1828 (daughter of James Triffitt and Sophia Daniels)  married 25th July 1846 in Hobart to John Bartle Freeman Abel born 5th December 1825 in New Norfolk

died 17th June 1918. John died 4th January 1908.

Sophia Barnes nee Collins/Daniels died 13th April 1857, New Norfolk

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