Catherine Campbell Griffith (née Shakespear)

22nd Feb 1774 - 1855

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Catherine Campbell Shakespear, eldest child of David Shakespear (q.v.) and his wife Catharine Wagstaffe, was born 22/02/1774 and baptised 19/03/1774 at All Hallows, Staining, London. She married John William Spencer Griffith of Long Hill; mother of, among others,

    Catherine Ann: born 28/05/1795; married (i) James White (see sub Hon.Dr. John White), (ii) Admiral Douglas Smyth Griffith: born 03/06/1800; Lieut., RN; married Helen Galloway and was father of Colonel John Gilbert Erskine Griffith (born 15/01/1837; Colonel commanding 16th Bombay Infantry, 1882; inherited Hodges Pen on the death of J.J.A. Shakespear; died 1902)

    Anna Maria: married Dr Cooke of St. Ann's parish.

  2. Catherine Campbell Griffith of St Helier, Jersey, was one of the executors of the will of her husband in 1841.

  3. Catherine C. Griffith, age 77, widow, annuitant, born Middlesex, was living at 1 Newport Terrace, Bishops Tawton, Devon, England in the census of 1851 with her unmarried daughters Mary (age 53, born Jamaica) and Frances (age 40, born Bideford, Devon) and two female servants. The will of Catharine Campbell Griffith, Widow of Bishops Tawton, Devon was dated 05/01/1841, probate 25/06/1855. She was buried on 18/05/1855, aged 79, in Tawton, Devon.


  1. Email from Paul Hitchings 04/03/2019 sourced to Daily Gleaner 27/04/1931 p. 31;, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online].

  2., Index To Death Duty Registers 1796-1903 [database online].

  3. PROB 11/2214/348; burial archive ref 1469A/PR/1/16.

We are grateful to Paul Hitchings and Mary Hewitt for their help with compiling this entry.

Further Information

Maiden Name
Name in compensation records
Cath. Griffith
John William Spencer Griffith
Catherine Ann (1795-), Smyth (1800-1902), Anna Maria, and others

Associated Claims (1)

£685 8s 11d

Associated Estates (1)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1817 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Relationships (10)

Wife → Husband
Mother-in-law → Son-in-law
First Cousins
Mother → Daughter
Grandmother → Grandson
Grandmother → Grand-daughter
Grand-daughter → Grandfather
Daughter → Father
Sister → Brother
Sister → Brother

Addresses (2)

St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
1 Newport Terrace, Bishops Tawton, Devon, Devon & Cornwall, England