Finch family page
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Origins of surname
This surname has the same root as the songbird and may have been given to somebody who bred, or sold them; or possibly to someone with a beautiful singing voice.
The name first appeared in Jersey records in the 1780s, but it would be another 80 years before a family became established.
Great War service
- Joseph Thomas Finch (1887-1917) husband of Sarah, Corporal, East Surrey Regiment
- Richard Thomas Finch (1873- ) (St H) son of Thomas and Sara Collins, husband of Amelie, Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded
- Thomas William Finch (1892-1915), son of Richard and Amelie (above), Rifleman, Royal Irish Rifles, wounded
- William Thomas Finch (St H), Gunner, RFA
These wills created by members of the Finch family are now held by Jersey Archive. By visiting the archive site and using the names, dates and reference numbers shown here, it is possible to view a copy of each will. You will have to subscribe to the Archive's online service to do this. To find out more about this collection, which covers the period from 1663 to 1980, and how to search for your family's wills there, visit our Jersey wills page
- J Finch, East Surrey Regiment - 9 July 1918, D/Y/A/78
- William Finch, St John - 24 May 1940, D/Y/A/106
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