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John Findlay

Male 1852 - 1917  (65 years)



  • Name John Findlay  [1
    Birth 1852  Ayrshire Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Son of James Findlay, later of Langlands, Kilbirnie, Ayrshire, who was famous as the owner of a number of well-known tea clippers that sailed from China ports to England in the 1850s to 1870s, including "Serica", "Spindrift" and "Taitsing". "Serica" came third in the Great Tea Race of 1866. "Spindrift" apparently won the 1868 Great Ocean Race. James Findlay (1818-1884) married Margaret Stevenson (1825-1903). [1]
    • b Greenock 29 May 1850 per 'Roads Family of Buckinghamshire' family tree (Rootsweb tree accessed 15 Mar 2015).
    Marriage 14 Feb 1880  Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Edwardine Caroline Ida Jurgens,   b. 1858, China? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, China? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence - 1917  Nagasaki, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Apparently retired to Nagasaki after a lifetime working in Hankow and Shanghai. [1]
    Death 1917  Nagasaki, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    Burial   Nagasaki, Japan Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • buried in one of the international cemeteries
    Person ID I5773  Tatham | Bloxham branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2015 

    Family Edwardine Caroline Ida Jurgens,   b. 1858, China? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1947, China? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Marriage 14 Feb 1880  Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, China Find all individuals with events at this location   [1
    • Edwardine's sister Josephine Frederica Jurgens was married in the cathedral a year later.
    Children 
    +1. Ada Margaret May Findlay,   b. 13 Dec 1881, China? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1961, Chetwode, London Rd, Wokingham Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
    Last Modified 18 Mar 2015 
    Family ID F2088  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1852 - Ayrshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 14 Feb 1880 - Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 14 Feb 1880 - Holy Trinity Cathedral, Shanghai, China Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - - 1917 - Nagasaki, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 1917 - Nagasaki, Japan Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Nagasaki, Japan Link to Google Earth
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    1. [S03] Family Members, RB.