FINLAY, William & Marjory

5 June 1807 – 11 June 1890

Origin Dundee, Scotland
First settled in Freshwater Bay, WA
Original Occupation Sergeant (Army)
Occupation in Australia Enrolled Pensioner Guard


Arrival Year 1850


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William was an enrolled pensioner guard. Arrived on first convict ship Scindian with wife and three children. Five other children born in WA. Son William Jnr. joined police force in 1858 . Promoted to Sub Inspector 1865. Captain of Albany Volunteers. First mayor of Albany WA.


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Visitor Submitted Comments

  • hi searching for distant relatives
    we have a lost william finlay who was from belfast
    who had 13 children in NZ
    were told by relatives he left sisters in australia
    but no clues as to his origins ?????
    thanks william finlay

    Sat 12 Oct 2013

  • I am a descendant of William Finlay, and his line are all Scottish (although William did spend some time in Ireland with the British Army).

    Sun 19 Apr 2015

  • William Finlay is my 5th Great Grandfather. I have just started putting a tree together. Please contact me if anyone has any information, thank you.

    Sun 20 Sep 2015

  • I am a 7th generation descendant of William Finlay. Any inquirers can feel free to contact me

    Fri 2 Mar 2018

  • I am also a direct descendant of William Finlay. I would be interested in catching up with others researching his family tree. I have found evidence of forebears back to the 1700s.

    Sat 31 Mar 2018

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