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Re: Finlays County Cavan
Posted by: Tom Finlay (ID *****8348) Date: November 22, 2002 at 11:02:39
In Reply to: Re: Finlays County Cavan by dave findlay of 389

Thanks for all your analysis. Couple of questions. David Finlay was about 38 when he started his family (and presumably married). Is this normal or late for the times. Susan Wallace was a Native of Donegal (tombstone) but I guess that doesn't preclude her from being related to Hugh Wallace of your email. Also, if Hugh Wallace was wealthy would his daughter be a servant in someone elses house. My theory is that David Finlay did run off with a servant (Susan), and briefly joined his sister-in-law (Mary Wallace) in Lockport then continued on to Ontario. If he was a black sheep because of this it could explain the lack of siblings in Ont. The David Finlay of Griffiths (1850)would have to be my David Finlay's father, or cousin if related since my David was gone by 1841. All very confusing. I've never been to Ireland but would love to tromp around looking at headstones. One final question, would you agree that the chance of their being descendants of my protestant David Finlay still in Cavan at about zero. (although there may be descendants in Northern Ireland.)
Thanks for all your help.

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