Author Topic: Finney, Fernell and Keeler Hall, Chesterfield  (Read 289 times)

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Re: Finney, Fernell and Keeler Hall, Chesterfield
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 08 September 18 10:00 BST (UK) »

I was not aware that Ann Fernell was Nee Burgoyne it explains a lot.


I love looking through old newspapers!  ;)

"Yesterday was married Mr William Fernell, of Rotherhith, a Gentleman of large Fortune, to Miss Nancy Burgoyne, of the same place, one of the Co-heiresses of Humphrey Burgoyne, Esq, deceased, a young lady of distinguished Qualifications to make that State happy, with a fortune of 12000 l."

General Advertiser, Friday, December 9, 1748 (and a few other newspapers of the time too)

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Using the National Archives Currency Converter, 12000 pounds is the equivalent of approx 1.4 million pounds, so no wonder she was well qualified!

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Re: Finney, Fernell and Keeler Hall, Chesterfield
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 08 September 18 11:55 BST (UK) »

I love looking through old newspapers!  ;)

"Yesterday was married Mr William Fernell, of Rotherhith, a Gentleman of large Fortune, to Miss Nancy Burgoyne, of the same place, one of the Co-heiresses of Humphrey Burgoyne, Esq, deceased, a young lady of distinguished Qualifications to make that State happy, with a fortune of 12000 l."

General Advertiser, Friday, December 9, 1748 (and a few other newspapers of the time too)

Modified to add:
Using the National Archives Currency Converter, 12000 pounds is the equivalent of approx 1.4 million pounds, so no wonder she was well qualified!

Good find Maddy!
Quite the heiress.  :)
No wonder the children, and some of the grandchildren, all carried on the name Burgoyne.
And no wonder they all styled themselves 'gentlemen'!
Lane, Burgess: Cheshire. Finney, Rogers, Gilman:Derbys
Cochran, Nicol, Paton, Bruce:Scotland. Bertolle:London
Bainbridge, Christman, Jeffs: Staffs

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Re: Finney, Fernell and Keeler Hall, Chesterfield
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 08 September 18 13:01 BST (UK) »
Getting a bit off track from "Keeler Hall" here, but found this interesting snippet about Humphrey BURGOYNE in "English Catholics and the Supernatural, 15531829" by Francis Young

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Re: Finney, Fernell and Keeler Hall, Chesterfield
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 08 September 18 13:42 BST (UK) »
maddys52

That ghost story reads like something out of an M R James book; fascinating this genealogy.

Thanks for that and the further details of the Burgoyne family. The story gives an insight into the lives of the wealthy at the time, how they would have loved a digital 'phone/camera and social media instead of quill and copper plate etchings.


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