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From: Eve McLaughlin <>
Subject: Re: [Lon] Griggs in Alice Springs
Date: Mon, 26 Jun 2000 11:45:02 +0100
> This is not my Griggs but for another I found by accident. He
>says his father had a twin who went to a sheep farm in the Alice Springs
>area, (which is prob. twice the size of the UK). His name was Fred
>GRIGGS born 1905 in Essex, would anyone know of him. My new friend also
>said his father went to Oz for a short time and worked on the Oz to
>Wellington ferry ( ? 1920-1930), but got shipwrecked and came home to
>Peckham. He also says they are related to a Sir Walter GRIGGS, a jockey,
have had a look in Peerage and Who's Whos - nothing obvious.
The fashion for honouring what you might call 'real' jockeys is modern
(Sir Gordon Richards was probably the first) so it would have to be a
gentleman jockey -steeplechaser etc. And that doesn't exactly go with
Peckham, which by then was resolutely working class.
>any bells with anyone. Also, he says they are some way related to either
>SCOTT or SHACKLETON of North Pole fame, as a grandparent had the ship's
>clock and other articles off of the Discovery (Endeavour). Just a long
>shot if anyone can help him,
It is possible that souvenirs came into hands of sailors, or even just
people buying things at a ship-breakers, without relationship.
>Researching: GRIGGS London and Norfolk
>GLADDING London & Essex.
>QUIRK London and Ireland
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