Finney Sirdefield

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  1. spison

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    Continuing my quest to locate the children of my criminal lunatic I am searching for his son Finney who was conventiently baptised as Fanny in 1825 so was 12 when his father was sent to Bedlam.

    In 1841 he is in Darlaston, Staffordshire transcribed as best as I can make it as Phinis Seredeyfield.

    He is easy to find in Darlaston Staffordshire in 1861 as what you see is what you get and he died in 1873 in Birmingham, Warwickshire. He married an Elizabeth Lucy but I have not looked at all for the marriage yet.

    Where is he in 1851 (probably Darlaston or perhaps Wednesbury and I have tried to read the entire census for both locations and am going cross-eyed) and in 1871 (probably Hospital Road, Birmingham)?

    Can anyone do a better job at finding him than me?

    Cheers and Thanks
    Jane
     
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    Ok got him in 1871 - as Finney but unclear.
     
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    Sis Rootles out resources!

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    Marriages Dec 1861
    PARROTT Elizabeth Lucy Birmingham 6d 90
    SIRDEFIELD Finney Birmingham 6d 90

    Can't find a parish register copy though.
     
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    Finney married Elizabeth Lucy Parrott December quarter 1861, GRO reference Birmingham 6d 90. Elizabeth is named as his executrix in his Probate Register entry.

    He is buried at Warstone Lane Cemetery Birmingham, which means that a copy of his burial record is available to purchase from Midland Ancestors.
     
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    Bonzo Dog Still the Mad Scientist?

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    Found the following on the Govt Find a Will site:

    finney sirdefield.png

    The next entry on the page is intriguing, wonder if and how they are related:

    finney sirdefield 2.png
     
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    I was hoping I might find something in the papers, but all I've turned up so far is in the Birmingham Daily Post of 10th January 1862

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    The London Linen draper was the younger Finney's uncle. He had a few appearances at the Old Bailey - sometimes as a victim and sometimes otherwise!:confused:
    Jane
     
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    Don't know if it is of any interest, but his wife seems to have carried on his business at 80 Upper Hospital St., as she is listed as pawnbroker there in Kellys directory of 1876 , but appears to have quickly remarried as in the 1878 and 1879 editions she is a pawnbroker as Mrs Elizabeth Lucy Lycett. However by 1880 the firm appears to have been taken over by Cohen & Eaton., pawnbrokers.
     
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