George Finch

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 01/04/2020
© Christine Gambles

George Finch


George was born in Newbury c1799 he was the son of Joseph & Elizabeth Finch (nee Allen) who married in Greenham in 1798. His mother died when George was 9 years old.

Joseph Toomer’s 815 census of Newbury records the family as follows:

 Abode: Union Court, West Side Northbrook Street Newbury                                                                             Joseph Finch aged 42, Widower,  Occupation: Cabinet Maker                                                            George Finch aged 16                                                                                                                                   Martha Finch aged 15                                                                                                                                                  Sarah Finch aged 13                                                                                                                                                   Joseph Finch aged 12                                                                                                                                               Charles Finch aged 9                                                                                                                                                    John Finch aged 8

George married Mary Tomkins on the 4th September 1825 at St Nicolas Church Newbury and they had the following children:

Charles Dover born 25/10/1826 buried 14/1/1828         Charles Dover bapt 4/4/1828                            Job born 14/9/1829        Joseph born 17/4/1831         Elizabeth Allen born 7/7/1832 buried 11/2/1833

George was widowed in 1833 his wife Mary died aged 36 on the 24th June and was buried on the 28th June (Church Lower Meeting House (Independent)). He remarried in 1836 his 2nd wife was Jane Windebank .

Marriage details:

Place, St Mary’s Portsea Hampshire
Date: 21 Jun 1836                                                                                                                                                   By Licence                                                                                                                                                             Groom: George Finch, Widower of Newbury Berkshire
Bride: Jane Windebank, Spinster of St Marys Portsea
Witnesses:  Jane Higman Stacey, Ann Windebank and W Hatche

George and Jane had the following children who were all born in Newbury:

Mary born 16/1/1837   Benjamin 1838   Ann Emylier 1839   Edward 1841   Emma 1843   George 1845

The family were recorded living in Crown Court in the parish of St Nicolas Newbury in the 1841 census and Bartholomew Street in the 1851 census 1851and in both of these census records George was recorded as a Cabinet Maker.

George died aged 57 in 1857 and was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 3rd January.

Christine Gambles – 26th March 2020

Sources: as above

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