When Wallace* Griffin was born on September 22, 1862, in Kingston Seymour, Somerset, England, his father, Samuel Bird Griffin (1834-1890), was 28 and his mother, Jane (née Wallis) (1835-1909), was 27. He had nine brothers and two sisters. *Wallace was baptized Wallis, his mother’s maiden name. He appears to have adopted
The Bristol and Avon Family History Society website describes Kingston Seymour and a 2013 article by Bob Ford suggests: “The families of Stuckey, Griffin and Wallis arrived [in Kingston Seymour] late in the 18th century and are still present.” James Griffin is my 4x great-grandfather and he and his family lived in Kingston Seymour.
When Samuel Bird Griffin was born on February 19, 1834, in Clevedon, Somerset, England, his father, James Griffin (1808-1847), was 26 and his mother, Mary (née Bird) (1810-1898), was 23. (The name “Bird” was carried through Samuel to his son Sidney Bird Griffin and to son John’s son Arthur Bird
When Gladys May Griffin was born on October 17, 1922, in Canada, her father, Arthur Bird Griffin, was 33, and her mother, Lily (née Moore), was 31. She was the middle daughter with two sisters. Gladys married Ernest Charles Prosser. The marriage record isn’t available yet but they married in