In the 1871 Census he was living in River Street, Truro and is recorded as a 54 year old Teacher Of Art & Photographer, born at Holyhead, Anglesea. Both Griffiths and John GILL taught at Truro, the former being a ‘certificated art master’ and therefore we suppose approved by South Kensington, the latter being connected with Design classes.

By the time of the 1881 Census he is described as 61 years old, a "Printer, Stationer Empl 5 Hands", and also a Photographer. He was the father of Richard Price GRIFFITHS.