the Finklea Family

Finckley (Fincklen, Finklea, Finkley, Finkly)

©Joe M. Newton

                   

Dr. Thomas Finckley

It is commonly believed that he was born about 1646 in Petersfield, England and died in Virginia in 1694. There are some who think his father was Thomas Finklea (1581 - ?) and that his wife was Katherine Evans (1618 - 1685). It is interesting to note that there were four folks that are mendtioned in a ship arrival ledger in Virginia (~1690) with the names of Thomas Finckley, Nicholas Finckley, Katherine Finckley, and Ann Finckley. The date of Dr. Thomas Finklea's death is documented by information in the records of Virginia:

Thomas Finckley
Part of index to Princess Anne County Wills and Administrations (1691-1800), pages 67-68. Inventory & Appraisal received 5 September 1694, page 112. Administration Bond received 21 April 1695, pa ges 200-201. Accounts received 7 December 1698, Deed Book 1, 1691-1704 (Reel 13

Based on the information given in the Culpepper Rebellion document (shown below) it is likely that Dr. Thomas Finckley came to America sometime in the early 1670's. The earliest records for him are the Culpepper Rebellion documents (1677 - 1679) and his witness to the will of Mr. Francis Godfrey (20 March 1676)

The will of George Minchin, dated 18 December 1692, Princess Ann County, Virginia

George Minchin left one-half of his plantation to Dr. Thomas Finckley, after the death of wife, Susana Minchin. On 3 December 1698, Dennis MaCarty signed deed to Thomas Finckley, the son of Dr. Thomas Finckley, deceased. The microfilm records of Princess Ann County, Virginia show that Thomas Finckley died there about 1694. Other microfilm records in at the Virginia State Library in Richmond also show a date if death of around 1694 in Princess Anne County, Virginia.

Other important events:

20 March 1676

Inventory of the Estate of Mr. Francis Godfrey presented by Mr. William Therill. Signed George Durant, John Hunt, Thomas Finckley, Timothy Meades. List of Bills: Thomas Harris bill for 1160. Presented in Court 7 June 1680, Princess Anne County, Virginia. [pp. 15, 17 and 19].

20 April 1685

Elizabeth Keeling granted a patent for 350 acres in Lower Norfolk County in the Woods, toward the northern branches of Curretuck, adjoining the lands of Henry Woodhouse [Virginia State Land Office Patents, Volume 7 : 1679-1689, page 465].

29 January 1686

Dr. Thomas Finckley was a witnessed to the will of Henry Woodhouse. Virginia Index of Will P.C.C 1686 - 1693, Volume XI, page 309.

15 November 1689

John Richeson and wife Ann sold 200 acres of land to Thomas Wetherington in Lower Norfolk County, Linhaven Parish, bounded North by Henry Woodhouse, East on the Eastern Swamp, South on John Hopkins, and West on James Purdy. The land was part of 350 acres patented to Elizabeth Keeling on 20 April, 1685. The said Eliza Keeling intermarried with Thomas Fickley and by them sold the land to John Richeson, as shown by the records of Lower Norfolk. Witnessed by Frances Sayer, Thomas Cooper and proved in court on 15 November, 1689 [Princess Anne County, Virginia County Clerk, Deed Records, Volume 1, Page 11].

December 1693 until March 1694

Dr. Thomas Finckley died in Princess Anne County, Virginia between 6 December 1693 and 7 March 1694.

7 March 1694

Elizabeth Finckley, relict of Dr. Thomas Finckley granted administration on his estate (Princess Anne County Orders, Volume 1, page 61).

20 April, 1694

Nathaniel Macklenahan granted 45 acres in Princes Ann County, VA on Western shore of Linhaven River [patent book 8, page 355]. Adj. Adam Thorowgood; land escheated by Doctor Finkley, now in possession of Dennis MacCarty; Keeling's land; William Grant, and Mr. Porteen's. Importation of John Evans.

5 September 1694

Peter Malbone obtained order that appraisers of the Thomas Finckley estate meet at his house " … at such time as he shall give them notice by sight of this Order and … appraise the hoggs belonging to the said Finckleys estate." [Princess Anne County Orders, Volume 1, Page 67]. Further inventory of Thomas Finckley filed by Elizabeth Malbone as follows: 11 cowes, 5 yearlings, 5 two year old cattle, one heifer of 3 yeares old, one bull, one large steere, six ewes, one ram and one wether, one 3 yeare old mare (Princess Anne County Deeds, Volume 1, Page 68).

2 January 1695

Thomas Finckley at the time of his death was indebted to Judith Clark for corn and clothes for her service. The Court ordered that Peter Malbone who married the Administrix of the said Finckley pay her one barrel of corn, one new shift, a new waistcoat, a new pair of shoes and stockings, a new cap and handkerchief out of the said Finckley's estate [Prince Anne County Orders, Volume 1, Page 71].

6 November 1695

Deed from Peter Malbone, with consent of Elizabeth Malbone his wife, to his brother John Malbone, consideration having been paid by his mother Sarah Jackson. Acknowledged in court by both of them on 6 November 1695. [Princess Anne County, Virginia Deed Records, Volume 1, Page 104]. NOTE: Peter Malbone Sr. (born in 1633) was married to Sarah Godfrey. After Peter Malbone, Sr.'s death, Sarah married a Simmons and then in 1692 a Jackson.

28 October, 1697

Dennis MacCartee and Adam Keeling, 400 acres in Princes Ann County, VA, patent book 9, page 118, Escheated from Jonathan Langsworth, dec'd, by inquisition under Thomas Milner, Escheater, 18 July, 1692; for which land Thomas Finkley, of said county hath made his composition, who, by bond, conditioned with the above named patentees to make good and firm sale to them, and who died before patent was obtained or deed made; and Peter Markum (should be Malbone)  and Elizabeth, his wife, relict of said Finkley, have prayed that patent might issue accordingly. [Question: It is very likely that the Peter Markum listed here is the Peter Malbone listed below, so which spelling is correct?

7 July 1698

Difference between John Richeson, Guardian to the two orphan sons of Thomas Finckley, deceased, and Peter Malbone who had married the Adminstrinx of Thomas Finckley. At Peter Malbone's request the matter was referred to the next term of court and ordered that Thomas Hall and Patrick Angus audit and state the accounts of the administration of said Finckley's estate and report to next court [P/A County Orders, Volume 1, page 167].

Other court orders relating to the Finckley estate, indicate that Peter Malbone had received the assets of the estate, and John Richeson, as Guardian of Thomas's two sons was suing to get their part of the estate. The final distribution in 1698, gave the sons 2/3 of the estate. There other third most likely went to Dr. Thomas Finckley's widow, Elizabeth Keeling Malbone.

Adam Keeling (Sheriff of Norfolk and son of Ensign Thomas Keeling) and wife Anne Martin (daughter of John Martin) had a daughter Elizabeth and a son Adam. Adam Sr. died about April 1683 (Lower Norfolk). His widow Anne then married John Richeson (High Sheriff of Norfolk). Therefore, since Elizabeth was Adam Keeling's daughter and Anne Keeling Richeson was her mother, she was the grandmother of the two Thomas Finckley boys. John Richeson, who married Anne Martin Keeling Richeson, was named guardian of the orphan sons of Dr. Thomas Finckley.

26 November 1756

John Holt received a patent for 710 acres in Princess Anne County, adjoining the patent line of Elizabeth Keeling, establishing that her land lay in what later became Princess Anne County [Virginia State Land Office, Patents, Volume 34: 1756-1765, P. 150].

In the Passenger and Immigration Lists Index Database (1500s-1900), compiled by Gale Research, Provo, Utah the following four entries are shown for 1690. These folks passage was paid for by Malthew Pallett as shown below.

21 April 1690

Malthew Pallett bought 368 acres of land in Lower Norfolk County, in Lynhaven Parish; upon head of Bennett's Creek. [patent book 8, page 73]. 168 acres, beginning near John Kemp and Grace Holland's line; to land of Argall Thorowgood, now said Pallett's; to James Kemp. This land was for the importation of four people: Thomas Finckley, Nicholas Finckley, Katherine Finckley, Ann Finckley. 200 acres part of 750 acres granted said Argall Thorowgood and his division of 140 acres; and 60 acres part of Francis Thorowgood's division sold, viz: 40 acres out of Argall's and 60 acres out of Prank's, to Richard Lyster who asssigned it to said Pallett; 100 acres remaining of Argall's sold to said Pallett.

Ann Finckley - 1690 - Virginia
Katherine Finckley - 1690 - Virginia
Nicholas Finckley - 1690 - Virginia
Tho Finckley - 1690 - Virginia

The dates given here are not reflective of the actual dates that they arrived in America. Sometimes the application for land based on the importation of individuals would not be done for several years after the actual importation and sometime the application was based on false data (i.e., the person said they paid for the imporatation but did not). It is also highly likely that some of these folks made numerous trips between America and England as is indicated for Thomas Finklea in the documents shown from the inquist of the Culpeppers Rebellion presented below. The connection between these individuals and Dr. Thomas Finckley has not been positively established. However, the belief is that Dr. Thomas Finckley was the son of Nicholas Finckley and Katherine Evans of Petersfield England.

Lambeth Palace Library

In the holdings of Lambeth Palace Library there is a directory of medical licenses issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury 1535-1775. This index gives the name and place of activity all physicians and surgeons to whom licence's were issued by the Archbishop of Canterbury, both through the vicar general and Faculty Office. The date of licence and issuing office are given in the surname index. The following name is shown in the listing:

FINCKLEY (Nicholas), of Trotton (Sussex)

While there is currently no data showing that this person was related to the Dr. Thomas Finckley who settled in Virginia, it does show a possible connection.

House of Lords Journal Volume 11, 14 July 1660

The Finckley name is noted very often in England and may be found in early documents, such as that shown here.

Citation: 'House of Lords Journal Volume 11: 14 July 1660', Journal of the House of Lords: volume 11: 1660-1666, pp. 90-2. URL: http://www.britishhistory.ac.uk/report.asp?compid=14000. Cook's Petition, for Preservation of the Deer in Finckley Forest.

Upon reading the Petition of Wm. Cooke: It is ORDERED, To be referred to the Sheriff of Hampshire, That whereas Information is given to this House, that the Deer of His Majesty, in the Forest of Finckley, in the County of South'ton, within these Ten Days, are destroyed in a riotous Manner, that he take care for the preserving the remainder of the Deer there from being destroyed; and if he can find out those Parties that have destroyed the Deer, that he apprehend them, and cause them to be punished according to Law.

Another reference to a Finckley in an early English document:

Thomas represents that his father, Sir Thomas Shirley, the Antiquarian, served the late King as Squire of the Body and Colonel in the North, and that he was plundered himself and imprisoned as Captain under Sir George Booth. Again in 1666 under the same name of Captain Thomas Shirley, he petitioned the King for a foot company in Windsor Castle void by the death of Capt. Finckley, again, mentioning his father's services in the wars and stating that he himself served 11 months without pay in his Majesty's Guard of Cavalry.

Culpepper's Rebellion

According to the Encyclopedia Britannica, Culpeper's Rebellion (1677-79) was an early popular uprising against proprietary rule in the Albemarle section of Northern Carolina caused by the efforts of the proprietary government to enforce the British Navigation Acts. These trade laws denied the colonists a free market outside England and placed heavy duties on commodities.

The colonists' resentment found an instrument of action in deputy governor, Thomas Miller, who was also the customs collector. Led by John Culpeper and George Durant, the rebels imprisoned Miller and other officials, convened a legislature of their own, chose Culpeper governor, and for two years exercised all powers and duties of government. Culpeper was finally removed by the proprietors and tried for treason and embezzlement but was never punished.

The Culpeper Rebellion information contained here was presented in a paper written by William S. Smith, Jr., but the text quoted here is the original as best it can be determined from the original deposition documents.

Peter Brockwell's Deposition of 25 Jul 1681

That after ye plt & deft Sumers were sayled for England in Captaine Gillams sd ship wch was in or abt ye month of May 1678 this dept remaining still in Carolina hee this dept did severall tymes see ye deft Sumers his Shallopp or Sloope in ye possession of Mr Thomas Finckley And saith yt it was generally reported in Carolina yt ye sd Sumers before he sayled for England had left ye sd shallopp or sloope wth ye sd Mr Finckley as his Attorney & t his dept doth beleive yt ye sd Mr Finckley was ye sd Sumers his Attorney because this dept hath heard ye sd Mr Finckley report & decl are soe And ye sd Mr Finckley did imploy this dept & others severall tymes before ye sd shall opp or sloop shee beeing then verry Leaky & out of repaire through her L ong Lying in ye wether & hett from whereby she was much dampmged.

That after ye plt was returned out of England into Carolina ye sd second tyme wch was abt January 1678 [1679] ye deft Sumers his said shallopp or sloop was still in ye possion of ye sd Mr Finckley & Sayth yt ye plt made a finall voyage in her wth ye sd Mr Finckleys Leave in Company of Jon Varaham & wm Wilkinson & when ye plt returned home w ith her hee came to ye sd Mr Finckley & [three words illegible] Mr Finckley I have brought home ye sd shallopp or sloop pray take charge of her or use words to ye same effect And more saith not.

Richard Gamble's Deposition of 12 Apr 16812

That ye deft Sumers did in Carolina in ye yeare 1677 confesse yt hee had profferred to sell ye deft Leeches Sloope to one Mr Terrell but yt they could not agree upon a price And saith yt in ye Month of May 1678 ye deft Sumers & this dept came from Carolina towards England in one Capta ine Gillams shipp & in ye way for England thy dept saith yt ye deft Sumers t old thy dept yt he had left all his Concerns in Carolina with one Mr. Thomas Finckley And more saith not.

Zakeriah Gillam's Deposition of 18 Aug 1681

That after the said Miller was Imprisoned the said defendt Summers had the said shallopp or sloppe & used her & disposed of her as hee thought fitt And this depon t dooth verily beleive that neither the said Shallopp or Sloop or any of the goods belonging to the said Summers were ever seized of by the said Complt for that aboute the 29th day of May 1679 this depont sett sayle from Carolina for England in Company of the said Complt and the said defendt Summers And that hee this depont & the said Complt and defendt Summers Arrived at London aboute the 9th of July then n ext following, And in that voyage the defendt Summers to his depont did acknowledge & declare t hat hee the sd Summers received & had very kind usage & entertainment from & by the said Complt And that at his the said Summers departure from Carolina hee t he said Summers left the said Shallopp or Sloope & his concerns with Mr. Thomas Finckley in that Country And this with what he hath before deposed is as much as hee can depose for the satisfaction of any the questions of those twoe Inters to his rememberance.

That whilst this depont was in Carolina hee was very well acquainted with the Complts dealings And sayeth that hee this depont never heard or understood that the said Complt or any of his family were at all concerned to entermeddle with the defendt Summers his said Shallopp or Sloope or any of his goods, except the said Mr. Thomas Finckley be reckoned one of the family with whome hee the said Summers left his Shallop or Sloope & concernes at his departure from Carolina as the said Summers Acknowledged to this depont in the voyage from Carolina to England as aforesd And further here sayeth hee cannott depose for the satisfaction of any the questions of this Inter to his rememberence.

William Hammond's Deposition of 12 Apr 1681

That ye plts house in Carolina is ye usuall place appointed for ye Court of Assembly to sitt And yt ye Court yt satt there in December 1677 was generally taken by ye sd Country to bee ye Lawfull assembly And thy dept also saith yt in or about ye month of May 1678 ye plt & ye deft Sumers whoe was then in Capt Gillams service & thy dept sett sayle out of C arolina towards England in Captain Gillams ship. And severall tymes as ye sd ship sayled for England ye sd deft Sumers complained to thy dept yt ye deft Miller had wronged him verry much & wth all sayd yt hee ye sd Sumers was to have returned to Barmudos in 40 days wth ye sd produce of ye goods but ye sd Miller gott ye sd sloope [7 words illegible] & goods & denyed to give him any acct thereof hee ye sd Miller haveing made use of most of ye sd Goods as also of ye salt to salt meat to send for Antegua in Tymothy Biggs his sloope And saith yt after ye said sloope was fitted ye sd Miller would not Lett ye sd sloop goe for Antigua nd ye sd deft Sumers did also declare yt hee did in December Last complaine to ye Court of Assembly agt ye sd Miller for his goods & yt ye Court ordered him a Considerable quantity ot Tobaccoe wch hee had ordered one Joshua Lamb to Carry for New England And thy dept also saith yt he thy depl did see ye sd Sumers sell &c deliver some such to one Matheas Towlor & more salt to one Thomas Harris And in or abt ye month of April 1678 thy dept saith yt hee thy dept was present & did see ye sd Sumers Leave ye Deft Leechs sloop wth ye sd Thomas Harrris wth a speciall order to ye sd Thomas Harris not to deliver ye sd sloop to any person wtsoever wthout ye order of ye sd Summers or of one Mr Thomas Finckley And thy dept further saith yt ye sd Summers before hee left Carolina did offer to sell ye sd sloop & anker tackle &c to Mr Ter rell to Mr wm Wilkinson & to ye plt but they all refused her & also hee offered to sell ye deft Leechs boy to ye plt but ye plt refused him also And thy dept also further saith yt as ye plt ye deft Sumers & thy dept were sayleing f rom Carolina towards England in yeare 1678 ye sd Sum ers did declare yt hee had sold powder & other goods to Mr. Thomas Finckley (who then lived att ye plts house in Carolina & yt hee ye sd Sumers at his departure from Carolina had made Mr Thomas Finckley a [Illegible] Attorney & had left ye sloop (he brought out of Barmudos) & all other his concerns in Carolina with him And thy dept also further saith yt in ye yeare 1678 after thy dept & ye sd other persons & sd ship were arrived in En gland & were ready to saile again for Carolina a person called by ye name of Mr Bumpshed of Rattliffe did deliver to thy dept a bill of exchange charged on ye plt by ye deft Sumers for 200 pound weight of Tobacco to be pd for ye sd Mr Bumpsted & ye plt beeinge then in London did accept of ye sd bill & p romised paymt att his Returne to Carolina and more saith not to these 4 Intern.

Walter Peace's Deposition of 10 Aug 1681

That in the yeare 1679 hee this depont was in the Province of Carolina as Commander of the Vessel Speedwell, And sayeth that hee this depont in or aboute the month of July in the said yeare 1679 being at the Complt George Durrants house in Carolina aforesd (where one Thomas Finckley did then reside The said Thomas Finckley did then & there Batter or Sell to one Mr Thomas Sm ith a Certain Burmudos Shallopp or Sloope, which Shallopp the defendt Solomon Summmers had brought over in the yeare 1677 from Burmudoes as this depont had understood to Carolina & left with the said Mr Finckley as his the defendt Summers attorney, And this depont sayeth that the said Complt was not at home at the tyme of the said Batter or Sale of the said hallopp for this depont at that tyme understood that the said Complt was aboute his affaires aboute forty miles from home And this depont further sayeth that some dayes after the said Shallopp was soe Battered or Sold as aforesd the Complt comeing home & understanding that the said Thomas Finckley had Sold the said Shallopp, hee the said Complt declared as hee the Complt had alsoe donn in this deponts xpersence before, that hee the Complt never was or would be concerned in the said Shallopp And further hee deposeth not the the Inter. 

That after ye plt was returned out of England into Carolina ye sd second tyme wch was abt January 1678 [1679] ye deft Sumers his said shallopp or sloop was still in ye possion of ye sd Mr Finckley & Sayth yt ye plt made a finall voyage in her wth ye sd Mr Finckleys Leave in Company of Jon Varaham & wm Wilkinson & when ye plt returned home with her hee came to ye sd Mr Finckley & [three words illegible] Mr Finckley I have brought home ye sd shallopp or sloop pray take charge of her or use words to ye same effect And more saith not.

 

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Elizabeth Keeling

Elizabeth (Keeling) Finckley married Peter Malbone after the death of Thomas Finckley in 1694.
Deed dated 15 November 1689 from John Richason and wife Ann to Thomas Wetherington, 200 acres of land in Lower Norfolk County, Linhaven Parish, bounded North by Henry Woodhouse, East on the eastern swamp, South on John Hopkins, and West on James Purdy, being part of 350 acres patented to Elizabeth. Keeling on 20 April 1685 "..... the which said Eliza Keeling intermarryed with .... Thomas Fickley and by them sold to me John Richason as by the records of Lower Norfolk .... may appear..." Witnessed by Frances Sayer, Thomas Cooper and proved in court on 15 November 1689 [Princess Anne County, Virginia County Clerk, Deed Records, Volume 1, Page 11]. The Patent to Elizabeth Keeling, dated 20 April 1685, was for 350 acres in Lower Norfolk County in the Woods, toward the northern branches of Curretuck, adjoining the lands of Henry Woodhouse [Virginia State Land Office, Patents, Volume 7: 1679-1689, P. 465].

On 26 November 1756 John Holt received a patent for 710 acres in Princess Anne County, adjoining the patent line of Elizabeth Keeling, establishing that her land lay in what later became Princess Anne County [Virginia State Land Office, Patents, Volume 34: 1756-1765, P. 150].

Children

7 July 1698

Difference between John Richeson, Guardian to the two orphan sons of Thomas Finckley, deceased, and Peter Malbone who had married the Adminstrinx of Thomas Finckley. At Peter Malbone's request the matter was referred to the next term of court and ordered that Thomas Hall and Patrick Angus audit and state the accounts of the administration of said Finckley's estate and report to next court [P/A County Orders, Volume 1, page 167].

Other court orders relating to the Finckley estate, indicate that Peter Malbone had received the assets of the estate, and John Richeson, as Guardian of Thomas's two sons was suing to get their part of the estate. The final distribution in 1698, gave the sons 2/3 of the estate. There other third most likely went to Dr. Thomas Finckley's widow, Elizabeth Keeling Malbone.

   

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Thomas Finckley

Born about 1690
Died about 6 June, 1722

     

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Margaret ????

       

111

John Finckley

Born about 1710

   

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John Finckley

Born about 1690
Died 1769

John Finkley, Part of Index to Princess Anne County Wills and Administrations (1691-1800), page 448, Will dated 1 March 1769, Deed Book 10, 1767-1769 (Reel 10), designates his heirs as follows: Elizabeth (wife), Thomas (son), Henry (son), James (son), and Elizabeth (daughter).

     

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Elizabeth ????

       

121

James Finckley

The 1790 Census shows James Finklea was still living in Virginia. Thomas had already moved south. The whereabouts of Elizabeth and Henry are not known.

       

122

Elizabeth Finckley

       

123

Henry Finckley

       

124

Thomas Finckley

Born aobut 1724
Died 27 December, 1787 at Jeffreys Creek, South Carolina

Thomas Finckley shown above with reference number 124 is shown below as 1. This change of numbering is to reduce the complexity of the following genealogy.

1

Thomas Finckley (also Finkley, Finkly, Finklea)

Born about 1724 in Price Ann County, Virginia and died before 17 December 1787 at Jeffreys Creek, South Carolina

During the mid-part of the 1700's many people in Virginia began to move south into the less populated areas of the Carolinas. Thomas Finckley, a son of John Finckley, was among these settlers and on 18 October 1765, he had 400 acres of land surveyed on Ashpole Swamp and on 28 August 1767, he was issued a land grant by King George III for this land. The land was located “on Ashpole Swamp and Marsh between Little Peedee River and Drowning Creek bounded on all sides by vacant land.”

In the Marion County, South Carolina Archives (Deed Book A for the period 1800 to 1805) there are records that mention land surveys for other people whose land was bounded by land either belonging or supposedly belonging to Thomas Finklea. Further, Charles Finklea, his son,was granted 300 acres on Ashpole Swamp in Blanden County, North Carolina on 16 December 1769. No record has been found to tell us how long they remained on these properties, but it appears that they may have abandoned these properties and moved further south to Jeffrey’s Creek (now Claussen, South Carolina) not long after.

Various records indicate that Thomas Finklea left a will, but it has not been found. The will is referred to in the deed of sale from John Finklea to John Porter, dated 27 December 1787, which states that the property became John Finklea's by "the last will and testament of Thomas Finkley."

In an application for membership to the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Washington, DC (National #551449, dated 16 June, 1970 and issued to Mrs. Mary Fore Stuart Osborn, 1302 North Tuscaloosa Street, Greensboro, Alabama 36744) it is recorded for the decendants of Thomas Finklea that for services in assisting in the establishment of American Independence during the war of the revolution were as follows: "Mr. Thomas /fin kley received pay for rations for 40 men and forage for 30 horses for a detachment from Col. Marion with prisoners for the Continental Service."

 

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Frances ????

   

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Charles Finklea

Born about 1745
Died about 1806 Mars Bluff, Marion District, South Carolina

     

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Mary Ann Holland

       

111

George W. Finklea

       

112

Frances Finklea

       

113

Thomas Finklea

19 September, 1809

Marion County, South Carolina. Know all men by these present that, I, Thomas Finklea, .... do and hath made, constituted, and appointed my wife, Naomi Fincklea, a free dealer and sole trader in all things for herself to contract in her own name.....

10 August, 1810

Marion County, South Carolina Deed Book E. Power of Attorney. Naomy Finklea of Marion District appoints my brother Isaac Thompson of same place my attorney to receive of and from Jackson of Georgia, Bolden County, goods in his possession of mine or money due me from said Jackson. Signed Naomy Finclea. Witness: Samuel Thompson and James Crissy.

         

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Naomi (Noomy) Thompson

   

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Willis Finklea (Big Swamp)

     

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Martha Smith

       

121

John Finklea

25 February, 1802

Land Sale by Willis and John Finklea to Thomas T. Wickham. Know all men by these present, that we Willis Finklea and John Finklea of Liberty County and Marion District, in the stat aforesaid, have granted to and in consideration of the sum of $320 to us paid by Thomas T. Wickham have granted.....all that plantation whereon the said John Finklea now resides, situated on the westside of Catfish Creek......one of the witnesses was Willis Finklea, Jr. ...... "the c ourt does hereby certify unto all whom it may concern, that Mary Finklea, wife of the within named John Finklea, did this day appear.....

10 February, 1810

Marion County, South Carolina. Deed Book H, pages 1135 thru 136. John Finklea sold 200 acres of land to Willis Finklea, Jr. for $300. Mary Finklea, John Finklea's wife certified that she approved the sale.

         

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Mary ????

       

122

Willis Finklea (Corn-Making)

7 August, 1806

Marion County, South Carolina. Deed Book H, pages 133 thru 136. Know all men by these present that I, Willis Finklea, Sr. for and in consideration of $285.50 paid by Willis Finklea, Jr. have granted, bargained, sold, and released unto Willis Finklea, Jr. all that plantation or parcel of land containing 285.5 acres....

9 November, 1841

Marion County, South Carolina. Deed Book S, page 116. Willis Finklea, Sr. for and in consideration of the love and affection I bear towards my beloved son, Willis Finklea, Jr. give 100 acres of land were he now lives...

         

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Mary Bryant

         

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Mary Tubberville

       

123

Thomas W. Finklea

       

124

Alexander Finklea

       

125

Hugh Finklea

         

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Cuzza Lane

       

126

Charles Finklea

         

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Cuzza Lane

       

127

Frances (Frankey) Finklea

         

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John Mace

   

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Elizabeth Finklea

     

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William Green

   

14

Thomas Finklea

Died about 1806

14 June, 1793

Marion County, South Carolina, Prince William Parrish, Beaufort District
To all Christen people to whom these present shall come, I, Thomas Finklea send greetings. Know ye that I, Thomas Finklea of Prince William Parrish of the state and district aforesaid for and in consideration of the love, good will, and affection, which I have for my wife and children, have given, granted, and by these present, do give and grant freely, clearly, and absolutely unto my beloved wife, Elizabeth Finklea, and my children, viz: Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha, to them and their heirs forever......Recorded 24 June, 1806.

30 January, 1800

Prince William Parish, Beaufort District, South Carolina. Know men by these present, that Thomas Finklea of the district and state aforesaid for due consideration and good causes have made, ordained, constituted, and appointed and by these present do make, ordain, constitute and appoint my trusty friend and brother, John Finklea of Georgetown District, Prince Frederick Parish, state aforesaid, my true and lawfoul attorney for me in my name and to my use to sell and transfer by lawful title a certain tract of land containing 300 acres more or less.....one of the witness was Thomas Finklea, Jr. (???)

     

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Thomas Finklea

     

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Amelia Elizabeth Scott

20 May, 1806

Marion County, South Carolina. Deed Book C, page 267. By request of Thomas Finklea and Elizabeth Finklea, now known by the name Elizabeth Smith, ..... Thomas Finklea had sold a certain negro slave named Toney to Charles Finklea for $500 and took a bond from the said Charles Finklea. Thomas Finklea [son of Charles] discovered that Elizabeth Finklea had a deed of gift of the said negro made over to herself and children: Frances, Elizabeth, Amelia, and Martha.....Court recommended that Thomas Finklea give up the negro and that Elizabeth give up the bond.
Note: On 19 October, 1805 Elizabeth Finklea had received a payment of $19.07 from Charles Finklea to be applied towards the bond for the negro, Toney. She returned this advance to Thomas Finklea, on 21 May, 1806, as part of the settlement of the above issue.

16 November, 1809

Elizabeth Finklea, widow of Thomas Finklea, deceased, releases unto Ann Sanders her heis all her claim of Dower in land SE Jefferies Creek that Thomas Finklea sold to Able Goodwin.

       

142

Amelia Elizabeth Finklea

         

142S1

Joel Fore

       

143

Mary Elizabeth Finklea

         

143S1

William Middleton

       

144

Frances (Frankey) Finklea

       

145

Martha Finklea

   

15

John Finklea

The will of Thomas Finckley, Sr. has not been found, but it is refered to in the deed of sale of 125 acres of property from John and Margaret Finklea to John Porter on 27 December, 1787. The transfer document states that the property became John's by "the last will and testament of Thomas Finkley.

     

15S1

Margaret ???

       

151

John Finklea

         

151S1

Elizabeth ????

       

152

William Finklea

       

153

Charles Finklea

         

153S1

Nancy Ann ????

       

154

Willis Finklea

         

154S1

Jane Coleman

       

155

Elleck Finklea

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