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William Finnegan on 1871 & 1881 Census??

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Marcus

Marcus Report 6 Nov 2017 21:24

Looking for William Finnegan (Various spellings!!) b about 1855 in Stepney, Middlesex.

Married Sarah Ann Clifford and had son William Finnegan/Fenegan 1883 Stepney.

William (Snr) is with family in 1901, is aboard 'S.S. Lisbon' nr Isle of Wight in 1891.

Cannot find William (Snr) in 1871 & 1881. Also cannot find wife Sarah & son William in 1891.

Any help please??

alviegal

alviegal Report 6 Nov 2017 21:30

Is this them in 1901 for our reference? Sarah Finegan, 76 a widow, born Wapping is also in the household.


1901 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
59, Senrab Street, Mile End Old Town, London & Middlesex, England

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Household Members
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
William Finegan Son Married Male 46 1855 Ships Steward Limehouse, Middlesex, England
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Sarah Finegan Wife Of Son Married Female 51 1850 - Chelsea, Middlesex, England
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William Finegan Son Of Son Single Male 17 1884 Clerk Stepney, Middlesex, England


EDIT William in 1861. I know you have these but it helps us to see the records.



1861 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
8, Red Lion Street, Wapping, Stepney, London & Middlesex, England

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Household Members
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Sarah R Finegan Head Widow Female 35 1826 Marine Store Dealer Wapping, Middlesex, England
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Francis Finegan Son - Male 8 1853 Scholar Limehouse, Middlesex, England
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>>William Finegan Son - Male 6 1855 Scholar Limehouse, Middlesex, England
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Mary Baker Sister Widow Female 50 1811 Widow Of A Lighterman Wapping, Middlesex, England


William may be working at sea in 1871 and 1881.

Nyx

Nyx Report 6 Nov 2017 21:32

?

Was Sarah previously married?
FENEGAN, WILLIAM HARPER Order
GRO Reference: 1883 D Quarter in STEPNEY Volume 01C Page 415

Marcus

Marcus Report 6 Nov 2017 21:33

Yes, That's them!! (Sorry, I should have said !)

Nyx

Nyx Report 6 Nov 2017 21:34

Marriages Jun 1880 (>99%)

FINIGAN William Mile End 1c 859
Harper Sarah Ann C Mile End 1c 859

MargaretM

MargaretM Report 6 Nov 2017 21:44

Sarah's a spinster here, aged 30, father is George Harper.
William is a mariner, his father a general dealer, her father a baker.

William Fenegan
in the London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1931
Gender:
Male
Marriage Age:
26
Birth Date:
abt 1854
Marriage Date:
27 Jun 1880
Marriage Place:
St Thomas, Stepney, Tower Hamlets, England
Father:
Francis Fenegan
Spouse:
Sarah Ann Clifford Harper

greyghost

greyghost Report 6 Nov 2017 21:49

The 1891 census you refer to. If he was a ship's steward he might have been at sea on earlier census

1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, England

Country England
First name(s) William
Last name Fenegan
Relationship Crew
Marital status Married
Gender Male
Age 36
Birth year 1855
Occupation Steward
Birth town London
Birth county Middlesex
Birth county as transcribed LONDON
Birth place England
Street -
Town Freshwater
Parish Freshwater
City -
County Hampshire
Registration district Isle of Wight

MargaretM

MargaretM Report 6 Nov 2017 21:57


William Fenegan
in the London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1916
Baptism Date:
13 Aug 1853
Baptism Place:
Limehouse St Anne, Tower Hamlets, England
Father:
Francis Fenegan
Mother:
Sarah Rebecca Fenegan

Born 23 May 1854, 12 Limehouse Causeway, father a marine store dealer.

Note baptism year was actually 1854.

Marcus

Marcus Report 6 Nov 2017 22:02

Yes, he could have been away for the duration.

Still would like to find wife & son if possible......

Marcus

Marcus Report 7 Nov 2017 10:02

Thanks Nyx, I obviously got her name wrong somewhere down the line..... Thanks.

Dea

Dea Report 7 Nov 2017 11:54

Well, here they all are on 1891:

Name: Wm Lengan
Gender: Male
Age: 7
Relationship: Grandson
Birth Year: 1884
Mother: Sarah Lengan
Birth Place: Stepney, London, England
Civil Parish: Mile End Old Town
Ecclesiastical parish: Stepney St Thomas
Residence Place: Mile End Old Town, London, England
Registration district: Mile End Old Town
Sub registration district: Mile End Old Town, Western
ED, Institution or Vessel: 23
Neighbors: View others on page
Piece: 303
Folio: 81
Household Members:
Name Age
Sarah Lengan 64 - b. Wapping. Retired marine store dealer.
Sarah Lengan 41
Wm Lengan 7
Sarah Lengan 3
Ethel Lengan 5/12

still at 59 Senrab? St.

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Dea

Dea Report 7 Nov 2017 12:02

This is what FMP has transcribed them as:


1891 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
Senrab Street, Mile End Old Town, London & Middlesex, England

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Household Members
First name(s) Last name Relationship Marital status Gender Age Birth year Occupation Birth place
Sarah Lenegan Head Widow Female 64 1827 Retired Marine Store Dealer London, Middlesex, England
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Sarah Lenegan Daughter In Law Married Female 41 1850 - London, Middlesex, England
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William Lenegan Grandson Single Male 7 1884 - London, Middlesex, England
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Sarah Lenegan Granddaughter - Female 3 1888 - London, Middlesex, England
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Ethel Lenegan Granddaughter Single Female 0 (5 months) 1891 - London, Middlesex, England

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Dea

Dea Report 7 Nov 2017 12:39

Sadly, little Ethel died aged 2:

Deaths Mar 1893 (>99%)
Fenegan Ethel Maud 2 Mile End 1c 347

Daughter Sarah also seems to have died around the same time:

Deaths Mar 1893 (>99%)
Fenegan Sarah Louisa 5 Mile End 1c 347

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Marcus

Marcus Report 7 Nov 2017 17:14

Many thanks Dea !! You found them......

Just got to find out what happened to son William.........

Nyx

Nyx Report 7 Nov 2017 17:36

Great find Dea :-D there's some creative transcription on FMP lol

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England & Wales marriages 1837-2005 Transcription



First name(s) WILLIAM
Last name FENEGAN
Marriage quarter 3
Marriage year 1912
Registration month -
MarriageFinderâ„¢ WILLIAM FENEGAN married
Emily Stew
Spouse's last name Stew
District Stepney
District number -
County London
Country England
Volume 1C
Page 580


Marcus

Marcus Report 7 Nov 2017 17:46

Thanks Nyx, that is a possible marriage.

As this is 1912, where is he 1911??

Nyx

Nyx Report 7 Nov 2017 18:03

1911 England, Wales & Scotland Census Transcription
65 Locksley St Limehouse, Limehouse, London & Middlesex, England

Sarah Ann Fenegar Head Widow Female - 61 1850 Chelsea
William Fenegar Son Single Male Clerk In Charitable Institution 27 1884 Stepney

very clearly ends with an 'n' on image.

Marcus

Marcus Report 7 Nov 2017 18:16

Great, many thanks!!

Dea

Dea Report 7 Nov 2017 21:24

William in 1939:

Fenegan Household (4 People) 521 Upper Brentwood Road , Romford M.B., Essex, England
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First name(s) Last name(s) DOB Occupation
William Fenegan 13 Oct 1883 Manager Accounts Departs Greeting Card Publisher
Emily Fenegan 03 May 1887 Unpaid Domestic Duties
Eric J Fenegan 17 Jun 1921 ???
Ethel M Brown (Fenegan) 20 Sep 1928 At School

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Dea

Dea Report 7 Nov 2017 21:42

Name: William Fenegan
Death Age: 79
Birth Date: abt 1884
Registration Date: Jun 1963
Registration district: Romford
Inferred County: Essex
Volume: 5a
Page: 395

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