1. Christopher Finigan (b. 1816 Place not known. (age in 1841 census given as 25)
married Agnes HYATT b. 1816 St Philip Bristol on 23 Sep 1832 at Bedminster (St. John's)
Agnes died on 2nd August 1845 at Bristol Infirmary of (unreadable) aged 29 (Death certificate) Place of residence at time of death Gloucester Lane, Old Market, Bristol.
They had the following children but may have had others between marriage (1832) and first known child born 1836
Baptismal records for Wesleyan Chapel, Old Market Street Bristol shows a Baptism on 7 September 1834 for Agnes b. 4 September 1834,
daughter of Christopher and Agnes Finigan. Did this daughter die as an infant and a subsequent child, born 1842 was also named Agnes ?
+ 1 M i Richard Hyatt Finagan b. January 1836 Gloucestershire Baptised 24 January 1836 at St Phillip & Jacob Church, Old Market, Bristol (name includes mothers maiden name) + 2 M i Henry Finagan b. 1838 Gloucestershire (1841 Census) + 3 M i Christopher Finagan b. January 1840. Gloucestershire Baptised 16 February 1840 at St Phillip & Jacob Church, Old Market, Bristol Christopher died 14th January 1842 of Scarlet Fever aged 23 months Residence Gloster Lane Bristol (Death certificate) + 4 F i Agnes Finigan b. 11 July 1842 St Phillip Jacob Bristol (Birth Certificate obtained)
+ 5 M i Christopher Finigan b. 15 October 1844 1 Great Anne Street Bristol ( birth certificate)
The 1841 sensus for St Philip shows
Christopher Finagon aged 25
Agnes aged 25 years
Richard aged 5 years
Henry aged 3 years
Christopher aged 1 years
Christopher and Agnes had another child in 1844 named Christopher, perhaps in memory of the Christopher who had died in 1842.
The 1851 census shows place of residence Little Ann Street Bristol.
Christopher Finnigan aged 40, sons Richard aged 15, Henry aged 13 and Christopher's second wife Elizabeth.
Christopher born 1844 is not listed
Living with the family is an Elizabeth Britton aged 18, described as a daughter in law but more likely to be a step daughter, Elizabeth's daughter
F Elizabeth Britton was born in 1833 in Bristol.
Agnes is listed as staying with the Hyatt family in the same area of Bristol as her parents and is described as a niece.
Avon Street Bristol 1851 Census
HYATT William 37 Cordwainer Bristol, St. Philip (brother of Agnes)
Isabella 44 Wotton under Edge
FINIGAN Agnes Niece 9 Scholar Bristol, St. Philip
1851 census for Gloster Lane Bristol showsHYATT ????? 65 Shoemaker Bristol, St. Philip
The 1871 Census for Newport shows Christopher Finigan, listed as aged 52 (???), a widower, occupation Basket Maker, living at 50 Merchant Street Newport as a servant in the household of Sabrina Naish a widow aged 48 with 3 children, occupation Basket Maker.
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