Alexander Finlayson

Brief Life History of Alexander

When Alexander Finlayson was born on 13 March 1806, in Saint Cuthberts, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom, his father, Robert Finlayson, was 23 and his mother, Isabel Ross, was 25. He married Mary Green on 3 January 1832, in Saint George Hanover Square, Middlesex, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 4 daughters. He immigrated to New York City, New York County, New York, United States in 1833 and lived in Sanilac, Michigan, United States for about 1 years and Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States for about 10 years. He died on 17 June 1884, in Port Sanilac, Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Port Sanilac, Sanilac Township, Sanilac, Michigan, United States.

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Alexander Finlayson
Mary Green
Marriage: 3 January 1832
Mary Finlayson
Clara Finlayson
Ann Finlayson
Denton Green Finlayson
Bell Ross Finlayson
Isabell Finlayson

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  • Alex Finlanson, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Alexander Finlason, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1935"
  • Finlayson in entry for George Robert Finlayson, "Washington, County Death Registers, 1881-1979"

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Atlantic slave trade abolished.

1808 · The British West Africa Squadron

The British West Africa Squadron was formed in 1808 to suppress illegal slave trading on the African coastline. The British West Africa Squadron had freed approximately 150,000 people by 1865.


Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

Name Meaning

Scottish: from the Gaelic personal name Fionnlagh (see Finley 1 and Finlay ) + -son. This is the Anglicized form of Scottish Gaelic MacFhionnlaigh.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Old Bailey Proceedings Online (, version 8.0, 26 February 2020), June 1829 (18290611). Old Bailey Proceedings, 11th June 1829. SESSIONS' PAPER. THE RIGHT HONOURABLE WILLIAM THO …

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