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Finlayson Family
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Finlayson Family

Sisters Annie and Bella (front) rear Bella's son and family Robert Finlayson wife Margaret Finlayson (nee Husband) and grandson Andrew Finlayson. See also picture 798.
Picture added on 02 June 2004 at 20:15
Comments:
It's wonderful to see the family resemblance. My Grandfather Hugh Finlayson looked so much like his mother Bella Dhu as does my father Archie and I see my brother Hugh looks like Robert's son Andrew. Now I have a maiden name for Robert's wife Margaret. Thanks so much Andie Bathie for all your help in my research of the Finlayson family tree. It is difficult to get the information from Canada. I hope to see you in July/Aug 2004 when my husband and I visit Scotland with Meg{Finlayson} and Hugh Austin.
Added by Nancy Finlayson on 14 June 2004
Thanks Nancy, I don't think when we last corresponded we'd made the connection with Bella. My father lived next door to both your Finlayson family on one side and Meg's on the other and has fond memories of both. I trust you've seen the picture of your great grandfather too? It's proabably a good time to exchange notes so I'll drop you a line with an update.
Added by Andrew Bathie on 26 June 2004
My name is Ian Roberts. I am 17 years old (born November 9, 1987) and from Scarborough, Ontario, Canada. Isabella "Bella Dhu" Finlayson (MacLeman) is my great-great-grandmother, through her daughter Isabella MacLeman College (Finlayson) (1906-1989) (my great-grandmother), who married Lewis Vernon College, (1907-1963) (my great-grandfather), son of Samuel College and Martha College (Stocks),

Isabella and Lewis' daughter Gladys "Anne" Virgin (College): born November 29, 1930 (my grandmother), who married James Edward "Jim " Virgin (my grandfather), born November 6, 1927, son of James Joseph Fields Virgin and Evelyn Minnie Virgin (Hatton), and Anne and Jim's daughter Linda Anne Roberts (Virgin), born August 27, 1950 (my mother), who married David Wayne Roberts (my father), born April 11, 1951, son of Melvin Mark Roberts (1919-2005) and Daisy Lillian Roberts (Goodyear) (1919-1989)

I have been researching my family history for the past 3 years and I came across this site. It is very interesting.
Added by Ian Roberts on 04 June 2005
Ian
This site is great and I thoroughly enjoy the pictures that people have submitted. My husband Dennis, and I were able to get to Cromarty last year with Meg and Hugh Austin, and saw a beautiful place. We also saw where Bella-Dhu and Andrew Finlayson lived. I must give your grandmother, Anne, a call and see how she is doing. Talk to you soon, and good luch with your continued research.

Added by Nancy Finlayson, Vancouver on 10 June 2005
Amazing to see you all on this site! Never knew I could have so many relatives! I am Annie Hawes, Bella Dhu my great granny, Annie Fry - Annie Dhu nee Finlayson my granny, and Shona Fry, now Hawes, my mother. Have a great picture of her in a creel on Pinda's back whch I will upload soon for the record, technology willing. This the only picture I've seen of my lovely Great-uncle Robert and Auntie Meg that we used to go and stay with when I was a kid in Kirkcaldy. Robert had retired from coal mining and my granny Annie was always envious of the free coal he would have for life...... and - this bit to IAN - your great-granny was my Aunt Isabella (great-aunt really) who I loved so much that the second time she came to visit us in London I tried to hide in the boot of her hire-car so she would take me home with her - must have been three or four years old then, and had no idea how far away Canada was!
Added by Annie Hawes on 08 December 2006
Annie - Nice to hear from you and to see you on this site. My grandfather Hugh Finlayson was your grandmother's brother. I met your mother Janet while in England in 2004 and had a great visit with her and your father Maurice. It was my first visit to England and have only been back once since. I get a real thrill researching my family from Scotland, my paternal from Cromarty, and maternal from the Glasgow area. If you have any pictures you would like to share I would love to see them.

I have fond memories of Aunt Isabella from Toronto as well. The first time was when she and my grandfather came to visit us in North Vancouver when I was young and then I visited her in the early seventies and again in the eighties. She was a very nice lady.

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and all the best for the New Year. Nancy
Added by Nancy Finlayson on 03 January 2007
My family are the Finlaysons and were from Skye. Anyone else??
Added by Jennifer Finlasyon on 08 July 2008
My family origins are unknown to me. My father was born in High Wycombe in England. He moved to Glasgow after military service around 1930 and then moved the whole family to Inverness after the war. That makes me think that there must be some connection with the area. A cousin researched the history and believes that we might be related to a John Finlayson of Kyle of Lochalsh around 1780?
Added by Andrew Finlayson on 25 June 2009
My grandfather was Alexander "Alick" Finlayson born in Stornoway Sept. 1886 - Mother's Name "Bella" immigrated to South Australia.
Any Relation ?
Added by Ian Finlayson on 05 June 2010
Hi my Dad is Robert Ian Finlayson, Married to Margaret J K Finlayson (nee Kinsey). I love my scottish heritage and when I retire will most certainly reseach this in detail. My grandfather. William Charles Finlayson, left Scotland due to his Fathers death in the second world war. He put his sisters through schooling and moved his mother and sisters to south africa instead of continuing with his educatin. I beleive he had a scholarship to attand Cambridge university. He was unique and very perfectionistic with a number of sensory sensitivities especially sudden noises. He married Edyth Joan Finalyson (Nee Saxon -Young).I beleive his father was involved in the shipping company. Aberdeen and the ships were bombed. I now live in New Zealand with my husband Dayne. My surname has thus changed from Finlayson to Skinner.
Added by Kate Skinner on 15 November 2010
Just discovered my relationship to Bella Dhu. After talking to my dads cousin Ivy who makes regular trips to Cromarty, Bella Dhu is the sister of my G G Grandad. Johnny Finlayson - John - Donald - Donald (my dad) - ME Cate Finlayson, really want to find out more!
Added by Cate Finlayson on 24 December 2011
Hi i have been trying to find out about my family since my dad, Alexander Finlayson died in 1998. His Mum's name was Annie and my grandad's name was Leslie Finlayson. That's all i know up to now. I would love to find anything else out about the Finlayson family. i am in Dumfries and Galloway. I know my dad's brother Henry emigrated to Australia.
Anonymous comment added on 09 May 2012
The Skye Finlaysons were originally from Loch Alsh, the home and origin of our unique and acient clan. There is only about one historical reference to the chief of this small Clan Finlayson. Not related to Finlayson up north. And no Finlaysons are in any way connected to Farquarsons. All this from a long and interesting search.
Greg, Australia.
Added by Greg Finlayson on 12 June 2012
My ancestors came from Inverness and emigrated on the Neptune in 1802 to Montreal on to the Scot Settlement in Quebec and then to Dundas Ontario. My Dad - Donald L Finlayson - has passed on but I would love more information.
Added by Barbara Finlayson Blackport on 26 July 2012
Reagrding the picture of Annie and Bella, what was their surnames? as i saw a picture somewhere with Bella!
Added by Nicola Finlayson Pal on 19 September 2013
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