Thomas Finch (c.1823 - 1892) MP

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Birthplace: Sproughton, Suffolk, England
Death: Died in Paterangi, New Zealand
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About Thomas Finch

THOMAS3 FINCH (EDWARD2, EDWARD1) was born 1823 in Sproughton, Suffolk, U K1, and died 1892 in Paterangi. He married (1) JANE SMYTH. He met (2) JANE (CREIGHTON) SMYTHE 29 May 1854 in Howick, daughter of THOMAS SMYTHE and JANE BOUVERIE. She was born Abt. 1834 in Said to be Delhi, India2, and died 30 Aug 1927 in Pirongia.

More About THOMAS FINCH:

Arrival in N Z: 1845, With 58th ex Sydney, NSW and Norfolk Island

Attestment date: 09 Jan 1844, At Iipswich, England3

Baptism: 11 Jul 1824, Sproughton, Suffolk, U K

Burial: 01 Aug 1892, Alexandra, same grave as Jane Finch - Block E Lot 1, act area B plot 654

Discharge from 58th Reg: 22 Nov 1853, At Auckland - period of service 9 years - 4 days (8y 361d)

Funeral: Conducted by the Rev R O'C Biggs of Hamilton.

Honours 2: N Z Medal as Sgt 2nd Waikato Regmt, joined 9 Oct 1863

Land Grant: 22 Jan 1859, Lot 75, Nelson St, Howick - for services in the Norhtland Wars

Masonic Orders: Past Master and one of the founders of the Alexandra Lodge

Military discharge: 30 Nov 1853, at Howick5

Military service: 08 Jan 1844, Enlisted in the 58th Rutlandshire Regiment Reg No 2148

N Z service one: 1846, Ruapekapeka, Okaihau and Ohaeawai - Heke and Kawiti.

N Z service two: Sgt. 2nd Wakato Regt.Ngaruwahia,Rangiriri and Orakau

Occupation: 1863, Publican at Alexandra (Finch's Hotel) - originaly The Doncaster Arms, later The Alexandra Hotel6

Public Office: Chairman of the Roads Board, member of Town Council and School Committee.

Publican: 1867, On 1867 list of country licences issued at Auckland

Religous Offices: Member of Church wardens' committee - assume C of Ei

Residence: 1859, Lot 75 Nelson St Howick

Service in famous Battles: Served at Rangiriri and Orakau

More About JANE (CREIGHTON) SMYTHE:

Armed Constabulary: 1883, Acted as decoy with Maj Gascoigne to capture Mahuki

Burial: 01 Sep 1927, Alexandra, same grave as Thos Finch -Block E , Lot 2, act Area B plot 657

Probate: Filed 5 May 1934 at Auckland

Religion: Anglican

Children of THOMAS FINCH and JANE SMYTHE are:

4. i. ADA BLANCHE4 FINCH, b. 03 Feb 1878, Alexandra ?; d. 1962, Awatea Rd, Parnell aged 84.

5. ii. GRACE FINCH, b. 10 Sep 1880, Alexandra ?.

6. iii. GEORGE CREIGHTON FINCH, b. 12 Mar 1855, Howick; d. 23 May 1933, Paterangi ?.

iv. ELIZABETH FINCH, b. 24 Jul 1856, Howick; d. Howick (thought to have died in infancy).

7. v. ANNIE FINCH, b. 22 Jan 1857, Howick.

8. vi. ELIZABETH FINCH, b. 21 Aug 1859, Howick,AK.

9. vii. SUSAN MARY FINCH, b. 31 Dec 1862, Howick; d. 19 Jan 1956, Auckland.

10. viii. JANE ALEXANDRA FINCH, b. 21 Jan 1866, Alexandra - first white child in the town (ref 167); d. 27 May 1924, 11 Awatea Rd, Parnell,Auckland.

11. ix. ALICE CHARLOTTE FINCH, b. 04 Nov 1873, Alexandra (Pirongia) (birth cert says Paterengi, Waipa) (poss3/11); d. 26 Jul 1955.

12. x. CHARLES EDWARD FINCH, b. 26 Mar 1869, Alexandra ?(Possible alternative b/date 21/10/1871); d. 14 Oct 1951, Tuakau.

13. xi. THOMAS FINCH, b. 21 Aug 1868, Alexandra; d. 06 Jun 1910, Ohaupo, near Te Awamutu.

xii. LILY FINCH, b. Alexandra; d. Alexandra - aged 7 months.

More About LILY FINCH:

Burial: Alexandra Cemetery - Area B, Row 9, plot 65

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Thomas Finch's Timeline

1823
1823
Sproughton, Suffolk, England
1855
March 12, 1855
Age 32
1857
January 22, 1857
Age 34
1859
August 21, 1859
Age 36
1863
1863
Age 40
1866
1866
Age 43
1868
August 22, 1868
Age 45
1871
October 21, 1871
Age 48
1873
November 2, 1873
Age 50
1878
September 10, 1878
Age 55
Pirongia