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Help needed -1861 Census

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Glenys Report 18 Aug 2013 19:12

We are trying to find my partner's 3x Gt Grandparents on the 1861 Census. Their names are Brian( possibly Bernard) and Mary Finnigan. The spelling of Finnigan has seemed to vary over time!
They were both born in Ireland. They both appear on 1841 and 1851 Census in Abergavenny Monmouthshire. Ancestry have transposed their surnames on both Census incorrectly - 1841 as "Jimgan" and 1851 as "Perrigan". To find them on both these Census has taken some time.
They both died in1864 within days of each other - again in Abergavenny. We have searched the Census for Abergavenny and tried various searches to no avail. In 1851 they had a grandson Christopher Finnigan living with them - he was then aged 6. He can not be found on 1861 Census either! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you.


alviegal Report 18 Aug 2013 19:18

1851 for reference.

1851 census transcription details for: Lewis Lane, Abergavenny
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: HO107
Piece: 2446
Folio: 283
Page: 5
Reg. District: Abergavenny
Sub District: Abergavenny
Parish: Abergavenny
Enum. District: 3D
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: Lewis Lane, Abergavenny
County: Monmouthshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FENEGAN, Bryant Bernard Head Married M 63 1788 Basket Maker
FENEGAN, Mary Wife Married F 52 1799
FENEGAN, Barnabus Son Unmarried M 27 1824 Basket Maker
FENEGAN, Adleid Daughter Unmarried F 18 1833
Swansea, Glamorganshire
FENEGAN, Christopher Grand Son Unmarried M 6 1845 Scholar
Bristol Phillips

Christopher turns up in 1881. What a variety of spelling for Finnigan!!

1881 census transcription details for: 25, Nelson St, Newport
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National Archive Reference:
RG number: RG11
Piece: 5261
Folio: 28
Page: 7
Reg. District: Newport
Sub District: Newport
Parish: Newport
Enum. District:
Ecclesiastical District:
City/Municipal Borough:
Address: 25, Nelson St, Newport
County: Monmouthshire
Name Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation , Disability Where Born
FINIGHAN, Christopher Head Married M 37 1844 Stoker Gas Works
Bristol, Gloucestershire
FINIGHAN, Ann Kezia Wife Married F 33 1848
Newport, Monmouthshire
FINIGHAN, William Son Single M 10 1871 Scholar
Newport, Monmouthshire
FINIGHAN, Agnes Sophia Daughter Single F 8 1873 Scholar
Newport, Monmouthshire
FINIGHAN, Richard Jas Son Single M 5 1876
Newport, Monmouthshire
FINIGHAN, Elisabeth Ann Daughter Single F 3 1878
Newport, Monmouthshire


Vera Report 18 Aug 2013 19:31

1861 ???
Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation
Disability Where born Image
FININGTON, Barnabas Head Married M 37 1824 Basket Maker
Dublin, Ireland VIEW
FININGTON, Sarah Wife Married F 30 1831
Ailey, Gloucestershire VIEW
HULL, Benjamin Lodger Unmarried M 24 1837 Bricklayer
Finsbury, Worcestershire VIEW
Piece: 2089
Folio: 133
Page: 39
Registration District: Worcester
Civil Parish: St Clements
Municipal Borough: Worcester
Address: Hylton Street, St Clements, Worcester
County: Worcestershire

Relation Condition Sex Age Birth Year Occupation Where born Image
TERRY, Chas Sidney Head M 52 1819 Gloucestershire VIEW
FINIGAN, Sarah Servant F 41 1830 Ireland VIEW Cook
FRENGAIR, Barnabas Servant M 45 1826 Ireland VIEW should show Finigan as it is ditto with Sarah.....Gardener
Piece: 3067
Folio: 11
Page: 16
Registration District: Droitwich
Civil Parish: Claines
Municipal Borough: Worcester
Address: St George Square, Claines, Worcester
County: Worcestershire

Regards Vera


alviegal Report 18 Aug 2013 19:49

Sorry, how frustrating! Can't find them in 1861. :-( :-(


Vera Report 18 Aug 2013 19:52


Deaths Jun 1856 (>99%)

Finigan Adelaid Abergavenny 11a 37

Regards Vera


Vera Report 18 Aug 2013 20:03

Think I have found Barnabus....Finnington ???
Looking for deaths for the far no luck. Think I have found a death for Adelaide.

Regards Vera


Andrew Report 18 Aug 2013 20:18

Many areas of Monmouthshire(and large areas in England and Wales) in 1861 census are lost. I have ancestors in the area and cannot find them, very frustrating!!

Info here



Ann Report 19 Aug 2013 11:40

Thank you for all information so far.