Albert Griffiths was the son of Richard Griffiths, Grandstand, Burntwood. In 1891 the family was living at the Grandstand with Richard 38, Ellen 39, Arthur 12, William 10, Albert 5, Frederick 3, and Ernest 7 mos. In 1901 still at Burntwood, Richard Griffiths, 48, widower, licensed victualler, Arthur 22, Albert 15, Fred 13, Ernest 10. In 1911 Richard is hotel proprietor for the Pied Bull, Lane End and has remarried to Elizabeth Charlotte. Only Ernest is still living at home.
In 1911, Albert was living as an asylum attendant at the Cheshire County Lunatic Asylum, Upton, Cheshire.