Descendants of William John Finlay
Where our Ancestors Lived
Links of Interest
This document is written to John Finlay from the City Chambers in Belfast on July 30, 1936, John G. H. Wilson, Jr.
William Finlay's estate was worth £243 . 13. 4. or approximately $400 U.S. money.
This document indicates William has a sister named Agnes (Finlay) Elliott and is thought to have lived in Canada, she being married to William Elliott.
Mr. John G.H. Wilson still has an office in Ireland, but not at the City Chambers building. It appears that he is an attorney at:
JOHN GH WILSON & CO. SOLICITORS
71 Royal Avenue, Belfast BT1 1EY
Tel: 028 9023 2301/028 9032 8690. Fax: 028 9024 5383.
Proni indicates that Mr. Wilson deposited some of his records as public records.
Old Guestbook Entries from Previous Website
Total Entries: 9
Walt McKenzie, Sr. Sunday, 5/23/04, 12:26 PM
What a wonderful site !
Judith Finlay Thursday, 1/22/04, 2:51 PM
My husband is descendant from FINLAY from Co Antrim in Ireland and your site is of extreme interest. Although your William FINLAY does not fit into our direct line it is possible that her may fit into our first generation as a sibling on John FINLAY born 1810. The names that are mirrored in our line are William, John, Mary Jane, Elizabeth and a few others. Keep up the good work
From: NSW Australia
Jenifer (Kuester) Nelson Thursday, 10/16/03, 7:47 PM
Hi; You have a very well done site. The name Grunke appears in my Kuster/Kuester/Schinke/Schunke family. This family came from Prussia, to Watertown, Wisc. then by wagontrain to Elkhorn Twp. at Beemer, NE and settled in 1866. Beemer is the next town West of West Point. There is a Grunke buried in the Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery just south of Beemer. This area was inhabited by Omaha Indians when these settlers arrived. There is still an Indian Reservation in the area. Believe north and east of West Point. Would be glad to share any more info. It seems a Heller girl married a Gunke. Both she and a sister that was married to one of my great uncles died on the same day. I too, am looking for more information on this family. Keep up the good work. Jenifer in NE
From: Lincoln, NE
John Forrest Grunke Friday, 8/22/03, 8:47 PM
Father: Harvey Fred Grunke b. Kenebec(sp?)Co. 2/22/22-_________ Brothers: Ron & Steve Grunke b. Minnesota Mother: Dorothy Grunke (Dorothy Lucindy Clay, Va.) Dad Grew up in Mora, Minn. W/ his brother Ralph and his Dad. Dad's mother left when he was 8 (1930) Dad'Phone # 404-355-5065
From: Durham, NC
Sue McNare Monday, 6/23/03, 8:37 PM
You contacted my half-brother, John Armstrong, since he had a Grunke listed in his "family tree". The Grunke is my mother-in-law. If you would send me your email address, I would send you her address and phone number. She grew up in the Stuart/Newport NE area. She's never talked much about her family, but at the time of her mother's death (1982) I know she had some Grunke cousins in the Oakdale/Tilden NE area. Since my MIL is pretty much house-bound, she might welcome the chance to communicate with someone who might be a distant relative. Since it's not a real common name, there is probably a connection somewhere.
From: Merriman NE
Dona Windfeldt Saturday, 5/24/03, 2:47 PM
Hello, I have really enjoyed your web site. My Grandmother Augusta was a Grunke who with my Grandfather StClair came to California from Wisconsin. I do have lots of questionds on the Grunke family. Will conact you by email. SOON!!! Regards, Dona
Robin Findlay Monday, 5/12/03, 1:27 AM
Keep going! I'll be interested to see what develops on your tree!! Regards - Robin.
From: London, England
Marlene Pauly Tuesday, 2/1/05, 4:56 PM
By accident I came upon this website doing a search of Ballybracken. I am also a descendant of William John Finlay and Jenny Jamison. I was quite excited to find this website. Very nice. Marlene
From: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
stevie finlay Wednesday, 12/29/04, 8:38 AM
Lisa Schefus Sunday, 7/18/04, 7:51 PM
My Great Great Great Grandparents were Johann and Joanne Grunke, there daughter was Mary Grunke who married Henry Dickmeyer, they had Louisa Dickmeyer who married Henry Briese and they had my grandmother Meta Briese who married George Schefus. I am looking for info on this line of Grunke's and whom also may be related, they ended up in Minnesota from Wisconsin from Pommern Germany.
From: Redwood Falls, Minnesota