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Thomas Finn & Joan Phillips family of Yorkshire

Thomas Finn & Joan Phillips family of Yorkshire

Posted: 16 Jan 2013 4:58AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 16 Jan 2013 1:14PM GMT
Surnames: Finn, Phillips
I'm looking for details of my in-laws: Joan PHILLIPS married Thomas FINN in Batley, Yorkshire. Shortly afterwards they moved to Bangalore, India where 3 children were born: Timothy, Katherine and Jane. They came home some 5-6 years later.
Joan had sisters Sheilah, Cissie (may not be her given name) and brother Tom. Other than that, I have no information. Though Yorkshire born, they were proud of their Irish Catholic ancestry. If anyone can help, would be deeply grateful.

Re: Thomas Finn & Joan Phillips family of Yorkshire

Posted: 4 Apr 2013 11:21AM GMT
Classification: Query
Hello,

I just tripped over the site. You can see from the surname a common interest. My grandad was John Finn, I think he was brother to Thomas, born in Batley and regular attenders of Mass at St Mary's of the Angels. I believe Thomas went to India to run a textile mill. I also think that he travelled and worked in New Zealand and was pretty successful. He was my Dad, Terence's uncle.

I think they returned to live in the midlands somewhere (rumour has it in a grand house on National Trust land - Worcestershire I think).

I met him once at my Grandad's funeral in 1979.
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