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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #27 on: Tuesday 12 September 17 06:52 BST (UK) »
For those with Ellastone/Wootton Finney connections there is a book "Owd Ross Hall" the Story of jean-Jacques Roousseau in Wootton" by Simon Manby which mentions Samuel Finney (1746 - 1823) as acting as a servant for the philosoper during his stay at Wootton hall
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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #28 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 09:37 GMT (UK) »
Hi I am looking for a picture of the Fynney brass if at all possible? We used to have a picture of it along with a great number of old family wills referencing William the conquerer etc but sadly they have been lost over the years. Can you help me at all by any chance or point me in the right direction please? It would mean alot to our family. Thanks! Debs

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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #29 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 14:20 GMT (UK) »
debfinney, welcome  to Roots Chat.

I have quite a lot on the Fynney family and may be able to help with a few things. I have a photograph of "The Fynney Brass" which is not too good as it's very high up on the church wall and is difficult to photograph and read. This so called "Brass" is inside the church of Edward the Confessor at Cheddleton, Staffordshire.

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Can you explain which line of the Fynney family you are descended from, in order not to contraveane the rules of Roots Chat do not mention any living persons by name in your reply.

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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #30 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 14:57 GMT (UK) »
Fantastic. Yes my parents in law married at Cheddleton, we have existing Fielding and Wilshaw Finneys in our family.
I'll make another post so we can PM.
Thank you for your advice! I am very new to this
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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #31 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 15:04 GMT (UK) »
We are part of the Finneys that used to have Biggin Hall

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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #32 on: Wednesday 28 February 18 16:55 GMT (UK) »
debfinney,

Have your P. M. and am sorting out a picture of the brass for you as requested in the P. M.

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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #33 on: Monday 05 March 18 10:19 GMT (UK) »
is there a conclusive family tree that links william the conquerers 'baron finnis' to the finney family of staffordshire? i have failed to find (on the domesday book) any record of lands (woodlands) near leek being given to 'baron finnis'.

ive seen family trees on ancestry, but these are often copied and pasted off others and my experience of those trees would suggest a large dose of scepticism is required because they often dont add up . (like the one i saw the other day where somebody married a woman 200 years after he died) .
Derbys - Hill, Atkins, Kirkland, Hutchinson, Hallam, Rose, Houseley, Astle.
Lancashire - Shaw, Greenwood, Fowler, Yates
Gloucester - Nethercott, Flight,
Suffolk - Easey, Stannard, Meadows, Mann, Turner, Juby
Warwicks - Atkins, Sumner, Mower, Howe.
Staffs - Finney, Kent, Corden, Chatterton

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Re: Fynney family Leek
« Reply #34 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 06:51 GMT (UK) »
the nearest I have seen is the Fynney Brass in Cheddleton
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« Reply #35 on: Tuesday 06 March 18 07:45 GMT (UK) »
With regards to the so called "Fynney Brass" here is what I believe to be the English translation of the Latin; not my work.

Behold here is the hereditary tomb of Fielding Best Fynney and Maria his wife,
son of Samuel Fynney and Sarah his wife, of Fynney in the
Parish of Cheddleton and county of Staffordshire
Armigeri (armour - bearer)
Bearer of the Coat of Arms, a descendent through the direct male line
of John, Baron Finis, blood relative of William the Conqueror in the
place above mentioned in the year of 1066 And more over Hereditary
Governer of the Forts of Dover in the county of Kent, and Custodian
And Guardian of the Five Ports In the year of 1083"

Not really evidence of the bloodline more of a statement of what Fielding Best believed.

Fielding Best Fynney Died in 1806.

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