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John Finlay

Name
John Finlay
Given names
John
Surname
Finlay
Town founded 1844

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Note: Settlement of Victoria West is established
Epidemic from 1857 to 1859

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Note: In 1857-1859, there was an extremely severe worldwide outbreak of influenza
War from April 1861 to May 1865

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Note: American Civil War: In the spring of 1861, tensions between the northern and southern United States over issues including state's right versus federal authority, westward expansion and slavery exploded into the American Civil War
Economic Event 1865
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Note: Economic depression
Economic Event 1867
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Note: The Eureka Diamond was the first diamond discovered in South Africa. It weighed 21.25 carats (4.250 g), and was found by Erasmus Jacobs near Hopetown on the Orange River in 1867. The diamond, cut to a 10.73-carat (2.146 g) cushion-shaped brilliant, is currently on display at the Mine Museum in Kimberley. The discovery of diamonds in South Africa led to the Kimberley Diamond Rush, and marked the beginning of the Mineral Revolution
MarriageCatherine HynesView this family
1872
Citation details: Baptism of Jane FINLAY: 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.
Publication: Record transcription
Citation details: Marriage: John FINLAY and Catherine HYNDS (1872), https://www.findmypast.com/transcript?id=IRE/BMD/M/613717049 : accessed 26 Dec 2018
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County: Cavan, Leitrim

Birth of a son
#1
Finlay
August 31, 1873
Citation details: Baptism ... FINLAY: FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F5FZ-2GZ : accessed 8 October 2015), John Finlay in entry for null, 31 Aug 1873; citing Ballyconnell, Cavan, Ire, reference 2:1SFC6ZK; FHL microfilm 255,885.
Economic Event September 1873
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Note: Pilgrim's rest declared a gold field
Birth of a daughter
#2
Jane “Jennie” Finlay
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 daughter
#3
Frances Finlay
December 1, 1876
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 daughter
#4
Mary Finlay
March 4, 1881
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

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Note: First Boer War
Economic Event 1881
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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
Epidemic February 1, 1901

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Note: Bubonic plague breaks out in Cape Town
War from October 11, 1899 to May 31, 1902

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Note: Second 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.
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
Economic Event 1886
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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 1904

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Note: Pneumonic plague breaks out in Johannesburg
Birth of a granddaughter
#1
Margaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
January 5, 1906
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

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Note: Tuberculosis reaches epidemic proportions in South Africa
Baptism of a granddaughterMargaret Eileen Laura “Peggy” Matthews
April 15, 1906
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

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Note: Union of South Africa established
Death of a grandchildMatthews
before April 2, 1911

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Inferred from census data

Epidemic 1912

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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

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Note: World War I
Epidemic 1918

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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
Economic Event October 1929

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Note: The Wall Street Crash sets off the Great Depression, the most severe worldwide economic depression in the 20th century
War from September 1, 1939 to September 2, 1945

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Note: World War II
Historical Event February 14, 1961
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Note: Decimalisation of currency replaces the South African pound with the South African rand
Historical Event May 31, 1961

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Note: South Africa becomes a republic
  1. Generation 1
    1. John Finlay. He married Catherine Hynes in 1872 in Bawnboy, Cavan, Ireland.

      Children of John Finlay and Catherine Hynes:

      1. Finlay (1873)
      2. Jane “Jennie” Finlay (1875)
      3. Frances Finlay (1876)
      4. Mary Finlay (1881)
  2. Generation 2back to top
    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)
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      5. Private
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  3. Generation 3back 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)
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      3. Private
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    2. The details of this family are private.