Thomas Griffin

Male 1741 -


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  • Name  Thomas Griffin 
    Born  06 Feb 1741  Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender  Male 
    Notes 
    • Thomas Griffin, a lieutenant in a loyal colonial regiment, was captured with a number of other loyalists, among them his brother, Obadiah, and a cousin named Joseph Griffin. They were imprisoned in Albany jail. Thomas was tried by the so-called "Committee of Safety" and sentenced to be hanged for the crime of having accepted a commission in the British service. He was not a solitary case of that kind, other instances being recorded and probably many unrecorded. When the jailer announced to him that he was to be hanged next day, he said, "The man who will hang me is not born." He knocked the jailer down, with his handcuffs, took his keys, and liberated himself and his fellow loyalists. Joseph Griffin escaped to Canada and years later gave evidence at the sittings of the court appointed to adjust loyalist claims.

      Thomas and Obadiah made their way to Nova Scotia. They received grants of farm land, also lots in the new city of St. John. Thus they became pioneers in another new province, that part of Nova Scotia which became the province of New Brunswick.
    Person ID  I25921  Bryant
    Last Modified  24 Jun 2006 

    Father  Edward Griffin,   b. 1709, Flushing, Queens Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1788, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Millicent Bishop,   b. Abt 1711,   d. Oct 1795, Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1730  New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2042  Group Sheet

    Family  Harris 
    Married  Abt 1775  Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F2128  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 06 Feb 1741 - Nine Partners, Dutchess Co, New York Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S80] Griffin-Bishop, Fam. Group Sheet, Linser, Jan, (P.O. Box 521, Cohasset, MN 55721, 10 May 1997).

    2. [S267] Griffin, Pioneer Family, Griffin, Justus A., (The Griffin & Richmond Co., Hamilton, Ontario, 1924), p.25.


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