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Jane “Jennie” Finlay1875

Name
Jane “Jennie” Finlay
Given names
Jane
Nickname
Jennie
Surname
Finlay
Married name
Jane Matthews
Nickname
Jennie
Citation details: Baptism Jane FINLAY: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FRMQ-VG6 : accessed 8 October 2015), Jane Finlay, 19 Feb 1875; citing Cavan, Ireland, reference ; FHL microfilm 255,923.

Jane Finley

Birth February 19, 1875
Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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Census: Resident, 35 years old on 2 April 1911

Citation details: Baptism: Jane FINLAY (1875), FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FPBP-59L : accessed 8 October 2015), Jane Finlay, 19 Feb 1875; citing Ballyconnell, Cavan, Ire, reference p54 ln21; FHL microfilm 255,923.
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Baptism: Ballyconnell, Cavan

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Registration district: Bawnboy

Birth of a child
#1
Matthews

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One child died

Birth of a sisterFrances Finlay
December 1, 1876 (Age 21 months)
Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FGD7-N35 : accessed 8 October 2015), John Finlay in entry for Frances Finlay, 01 Dec 1876; citing Kildallon, Cavan, Ireland, reference v 18 p 43; FHL microfilm 255,964.
Birth of a sisterMary Finlay
March 4, 1881 (Age 6 years)
Citation details: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FG2C-C35 : accessed 8 October 2015), John Finlay in entry for Mary Finlay, 04 Mar 1881; citing Kildallon, Cavan, Ireland, reference v 3 p 48; FHL microfilm 257,860.
War from December 20, 1880 to March 23, 1881 (Age 5 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: First Boer War
Historical Event from 1852 to 1902

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Note: The South African Republic (Dutch: Zuid-Afrikaansche Republiek, ZAR), often referred to as the Transvaal and sometimes as the Republic of Transvaal, was an independent and internationally recognised country in Southern Africa from 1852 to 1902.
Economic Event 1881 (Age 5 years)
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Note: In 1881 gold in the Barberton area was discovered by Tom McLachlan who found alluvial gold at Jamestown. However due to the location (the hot lowveld region was rife with malaria) no-one wanted to go there until Auguste Roberts (French Bob) discovered gold in Concession Creek in 20 June 1883. This discovery resulted in a gold rush to the area
Economic Event 1886 (Age 10 years)
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Note: Discovery of the Main Reef in Witwatersrand. Gold rushes to Pilgrim's Rest and Barberton were precursors to the biggest discovery of all, the Main Reef/Main Reef Leader on Gerhardus Oosthuizen's farm Langlaagte, Portion C, in 1886, the Witwatersrand Gold Rush and the subsequent rapid development of the gold field there, the biggest of them all.
Epidemic February 1, 1901 (Age 25 years)

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902 (Age 24 years)

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Note: Second Boer War
Historical Event from 1854 to 1902

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Note: The Orange Free State (Dutch: Oranje-Vrijstaat, Afrikaans: Oranje-Vrystaat) was an independent Boer sovereign republic in southern Africa during the second half of the 19th century, and later a British colony and a province of the Union of South Africa. It is the historical precursor to the present-day Free State province
Epidemic February 1904 (Age 28 years)

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Birth of a daughter
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Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
January 5, 1906 (Age 30 years)
Citation details: "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGW4-RWY : accessed 18 Oct 2014), Margaret Eileen Laura Matthews, 15 Apr 1906; citing Sabathee, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527534.
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Sabathee, Bengal, India

Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
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Subathu, Bengal, India

Note: More information on Subathu : accessed 5 June 2016

Epidemic 1906 (Age 30 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Baptism of a daughterMargaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
April 15, 1906 (Age 31 years)
Citation details: "India, Births and Baptisms, 1786-1947," index, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/FGW4-RWY : accessed 18 Oct 2014), Margaret Eileen Laura Matthews, 15 Apr 1906; citing Sabathee, Bengal, India, reference ; FHL microfilm 527534.
Historical Event May 31, 1910 (Age 35 years)

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a childMatthews
before April 2, 1911 (Age 36 years)

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Inferred from census data

Census April 2, 1911 (Age 36 years)
Citation details: Census: Arthur George MATTHEWS' household (1911), https://search.findmypast.com/record?id=gbc%2f1911%2frg14%2f15433%2f0207%2f1 : accessed 9 Dec 2018
Epidemic 1912 (Age 36 years)

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Note: Smallpox outbreaks: The outbreak of smallpox is reported in the Malay Location, Johannesburg and cases of smallpox are discovered in Durban
War from July 28, 1914 to November 11, 1918 (Age 39 years)

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918 (Age 42 years)

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Note: Spanish flu: An estimated 500,000 people die from the Spanish flu epidemic in South Africa, the fifth hardest hit country in the world
Birth of a grandson
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William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key
January 29, 1926 (Age 50 years)
Citation details: William Edgar Findlay KEY, Estate file: 000118/2009
Citation details: William Edgar Findlay KEY, K005/M18
Economic Event October 1929 (Age 54 years)

Source: Wikipedia
Citation details: http://goo.gl/MgHbRM
Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
Death of a husbandArthur George Matthews
between October 1937 and December 1937 (Age 62 years) Age: 73
Publication: Record transcription
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945 (Age 64 years)

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961 (Age 85 years)
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961 (Age 86 years)

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
Historical Event February 11, 1990 (Age 114 years)

Note: Nelson Mandela [released] (http://www.useful.url)
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Death of a daughterMargaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
August 25, 1993 (Age 118 years)
Historical Event April 27, 1994 (Age 119 years)
Note: First General Elections
Deathyes

  1. Generation 1
    1. Jane “Jennie” Finlay, daughter of John Finlay and Catherine Hynes, was born on February 19, 1875 in Kildallan, Co. Cavan, Ireland. She married Arthur George Matthews, son of Frederick Matthews and Rachel Hart Mills.

      Children of Jane “Jennie” Finlay and Arthur George Matthews:

      1. Private
      2. Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews (19061993)
      3. Matthews (1911)
      4. Private
      5. Private
      6. Private
  2. Generation 2back to top
    1. Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews

      Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, daughter of Arthur George Matthews and Jane “Jennie” Finlay, was born on January 5, 1906 in Subathu, Bengal, India and died on August 25, 1993 in Cape Town, Western Cape at the age of 87. She married William Edward “Bill” Key, son of George John Key and Agnes Mitcham.

      Children of Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews and William Edward “Bill” Key:

      1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key (19262008)
      2. Private
      3. Private
      4. Private
    2. The details of this family are private.
  3. Generation 3back to top
    1. William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key, manager (in 1984), son of William Edward “Bill” Key and Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews, was born on January 29, 1926 in Marylebone, London, England and died on July 1, 2008 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape at the age of 82.

      William Edgar Findlay “Billy” Key had 3 children.

    2. The details of this family are private.
    3. The details of this family are private.
    4. The details of this family are private.
    5. The details of this family are private.