Connecting Sir Samuel Griffiths, arguably Quensland's greatest premier

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Have tried and tried to connect Sir Samuel Griffiths, three times premier of the Colony of Queensland in the late 1800s. He was also prominent in drafting Australia's Constitution and was the Chief Justice of the High Court for some time.  Whilst most of the other early office holders are connected, Sam alludes every effort.  Would somebody care to help in this challenge? Please?
WikiTree profile: Samuel Griffith
in The Tree House by Kenneth Evans G2G6 Pilot (109k points)

He should show up as connected next time it updates.

Connection through granddaughter's husband - who was already on WikiTree.
You're a champion, Melanie. Thank you. Happy Valentine's Day.

Not the best profile, as I could not find a death record, or report.

I didn't check New South Wales for the death, yet. (It's after 3 am for me .. and -9 deg F outside and I want my feather doona!)

And, of course, having said I didn't find her death, I found it on Ryerson (after misspelling her name as Evaline, instead of Eveline).

The connection is now live.  :)
Thanks, Melanie.

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His father Edward Griffith was born in Bath, Somersetshire on 13 February 1819 (see here and here)

There is a record in the Non-Conformist and Non-Parochial BMDs database for Edward Griffith, born in Bath, perhaps parish of St James, 13 February 1819 and baptised 8 June 1819 in Dissenting Church (doesn't say which one, could be Baptists, Congregationalists or Presbyterians but maybe Congregationalist given that was his denomination as a Minister), son of William Griffith and Eliza Mary (nee Baker) daughter of John Baker.

by John Atkinson G2G6 Pilot (385k points)
selected by Kenneth Evans
Thanks John.
I was looking at the transcription, but the original record states that William Griffith was a currier, and they lived at Hall Street or Stall Street.

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