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Re: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #27 on: Thursday 22 February 18 16:20 GMT (UK) »
My line is:
 Jonathan 1678-1734 & Ann Heath =Samuel Finney 1712-1788 & Margaret Iblin = Thomas Finney 1752-1824 & elizabeth Yates = William Finney 1777-1844 & Mary Thompson = William Finney 1806-1891 & Mary Chadwick/Ratcliff = William Finney 1846-1921 & Maria Malkin = James Finney 1886-1953 & Annie May Howard = James Finney 1917-1967 & Mary "May" Birks. May Birks was the daughter of Jesse Isiah Birks (1893-1949) & Polly Philpott 1891-1956. Polly was my mother's aunt (mothers father Wilfred Philpott was Polly's cousin). When my mother was 13 or 14 her mum couldn't cope with looking after her and her father who was terminally ill at the time. So she left home and went to live with James and May Finney her cousins. I remember James vaguley as children we would often stay with them when our parents were out.
Interestingly James Finney's father, James Finney (1886-1953) was born in Ireland. His father (William) had been a caretaker farmer recruited from England to go over and maintain farms from which tennents had been evicted.
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Re: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #28 on: Friday 23 February 18 08:51 GMT (UK) »
7th cousins?... your samuel was my williams older brother then :)
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: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #29 on: Friday 23 February 18 09:43 GMT (UK) »
2nd cousins once removed. It was William Finney (1846-1921) who took the family away from Wootton. He had various jobs up and down the country and over in Ireland. He eventually settled in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent where the family remains to date. This was a song I composed about his trials in Ireland based on family records and contemporary accounts.

https://youtu.be/arld0yb9J48
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Re: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #30 on: Saturday 24 February 18 09:11 GMT (UK) »
2nd cousins once removed. It was William Finney (1846-1921) who took the family away from Wootton. He had various jobs up and down the country and over in Ireland. He eventually settled in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent where the family remains to date. This was a song I composed about his trials in Ireland based on family records and contemporary accounts.

https://youtu.be/arld0yb9J48

i have no idea how the cousins thing works! apart from the obvious. lol.

will give the track an air when my systems set up.. :)
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: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #31 on: Friday 02 March 18 14:34 GMT (UK) »
2nd cousins once removed. It was William Finney (1846-1921) who took the family away from Wootton. He had various jobs up and down the country and over in Ireland. He eventually settled in Longton, Stoke-on-Trent where the family remains to date. This was a song I composed about his trials in Ireland based on family records and contemporary accounts.

https://youtu.be/arld0yb9J48

sorry only just got around to listening to this..

outstanding! i love a bit of folk, although in recent years other genres have been top of my playlist.
you dont sound unlike martin carthy, one of my favs. :)
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: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #32 on: Friday 02 March 18 15:23 GMT (UK) »
Filmed in Ellastone Churchyard too ;-)
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Pugh of Worthen & Pontesbury

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Re: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #33 on: Saturday 17 March 18 17:09 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,

I'm new to this site but I have been researching my Finney ancestry back to Ellastone - possibly as far as Thomas Finney baptised around 1555?

My Great Grandfather was John Finney who was born in Ellastone and then moved to Walsall (for mining jobs I believe) with his family. My Grandfather Charles Finney was then born in Walsall.

What would I love to know is, is it possible to trace back past church records - i.e. before 1538?
Where was this Finney line from? Was it Irish or originally Norman?

Any help/pointers would be much appreciated. And 'hello' distant relations!







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Re: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #34 on: Sunday 18 March 18 10:08 GMT (UK) »
Hello All,

I'm new to this site but I have been researching my Finney ancestry back to Ellastone - possibly as far as Thomas Finney baptised around 1555?

My Great Grandfather was John Finney who was born in Ellastone and then moved to Walsall (for mining jobs I believe) with his family. My Grandfather Charles Finney was then born in Walsall.

What would I love to know is, is it possible to trace back past church records - i.e. before 1538?
Where was this Finney line from? Was it Irish or originally Norman?

Any help/pointers would be much appreciated. And 'hello' distant relations!

hi welcome!

im not sure theres much going back beyond the 1500's, although there is a tree somewhere that goes back further.

its likely that the finneys around leek/inc ellastone are descended from john fennis who was a norman. but this is unclear, maybe dna evidence might help one day.

theres another thread on the finneys worth reading if you havnt.
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: FINNEY of ellastone
« Reply #35 on: Sunday 18 March 18 12:22 GMT (UK) »

Thanks for your reply Robert.

Any idea where i can look for this earlier tree or is there anything written about John Fennis?