See also
Boyle FINNISS's other family: with Sophia Florence Maud LYNCH (1845?- )

Family of Boyle Travers FINNISS and Anne Frances ROGERSON

Husband: Boyle Travers FINNISS (1807-1893)
Wife: Anne Frances ROGERSON (1819-1858)
Children: Fanny Lipson FINNISS (1836-1865)
Henry John FINNISS (1845-1846)
Boyle Travers Nixon FINNISS (1839-1853)
Julia Howard FINNISS (1840-1918)
William Charles Maxwell FINNISS (1842-1919)
Emily Anne FINNISS (1844- )
Frederick Robert FINNISS (1847-1908)
Marriage 1835 Dublin

Husband: Boyle Travers FINNISS

Name: Boyle Travers FINNISS 1,2
Sex: Male
Father: John FINNIS (1785-1854)
Mother: Susanna MAJOR (1799-1815)
Birth 18 Aug 1807 off Cape of Good Hope aboard vessel 'Warbey'
Death 24 Dec 1893 (age 86) Kensington Park, nr Adelaide

Wife: Anne Frances ROGERSON

Name: Anne Frances ROGERSON 1
Sex: Female
Father: -
Mother: -
Birth 9 Jan 1819 Mullingar, Ireland
Death 3 Jan 1858 (age 38) Traversbrook, Australia

Child 1: Fanny Lipson FINNISS

Name: Fanny Lipson FINNISS 1
Sex: Female
Spouse: Frederick George MORGAN (1836?- )
Birth 31 Dec 1836 Rapid Bay, South Australia
Baptism Bruce Ingram
Death 30 May 1865 (age 28) Norwood, South Australia

Child 2: Henry John FINNISS

Name: Henry John FINNISS 1,3
Sex: Male
Birth 29 Sep 1845 Adelaide
Death 5 Dec 1846 (age 1) Adelaide

Child 3: Boyle Travers Nixon FINNISS

Name: Boyle Travers Nixon FINNISS 1,3
Sex: Male
Birth 9 Jan 1839 Australia
Death 18 Dec 1853 (age 14) River Murray, Australia

Child 4: Julia Howard FINNISS

Name: Julia Howard FINNISS 1,3
Sex: Female
Birth 1 Aug 1840 Adelaide
Death 16 Oct 1918 (age 78) St Peters, Adelaide

Child 5: William Charles Maxwell FINNISS

Name: William Charles Maxwell FINNISS 1,3
Sex: Male
Birth 19 Apr 1842 Burnside, Adelaide
Death 15 Apr 1919 (age 76) St. Peters, Adelaide

Child 6: Emily Anne FINNISS

Name: Emily Anne FINNISS 1,3
Sex: Female
Spouse: John Mitchell BORROW (1844?- )
Birth 9 Apr 1844 Australia

Child 7: Frederick Robert FINNISS

Name: Frederick Robert FINNISS 1,3
Sex: Male
Spouse: Mary Anne PEAT (1847?- )
Birth 6 Oct 1847 Traversbrook, Australia
Death 17 Oct 1908 (age 61) Palmerston, Australia

Note on Husband: Boyle Travers FINNISS (1)

source Bruce Ingram/Malcolm Purvis

Note on Husband: Boyle Travers FINNISS (2)

Elected: 1857, by Adelaide to new House of Assembly

Fact 1: Bet. October 24, 1856 - August 21, 1857, First premier of South Australia

Fact 2: Bet. 1833 - 1844, superintended construction of major bridge in Mauritius

Fact 4: November 28, 1843, Commissioner of police & police magistrate

Fact 5: April 28, 1847, Registrar-General & Treasurer

Fact 6: March 1864, Appointed government resident in the NorthernTerritories

Fact 7: Portrait by S.T. Gill in the National Gallery, Adelaide

Military service: 1825, Ensign in the 88th regiment

Boyle Travers Finnis, a top-ranking Sandhurst cadet, army officer, surveyor, public servant and politician, played an important role in the establishment of South Australia. He became involved with the venture in October 1835 and was an early colonist arriving in South Australia before the 'Buffalo'. A prominent public figure during the first decades of South Australian settlement, in 1857 Boyle Finniss became the first Premier in the newly formed South Australian Parliament. Arriving from England at Kangaroo Island in 1836, he was an assistant to Surveyor-General Colonel William Light, and played a role in the laying out of the City of Adelaide and its immediate surroundings. In 1838 he formed a surveying firm with Light, and in the early 1840's established several other business interests. The eventual failure of these saw him return to public service, first as Commissioner of Police, then as Treasurer. He was appointed Colonial Secretary in 1851 with the approval of the semi-democratic enlarged Legislative Council, a position in which he remained until it was made redundant by the establishment of self-government as set out under the radical new constitution of 1856. Although he officially became Premier in 1856 by virtue of his previous status asColonial Secretary, he did not take an active role until his election to the House of Assembly in the first Parliamentary elections of March 1857. As was to be the case with many of his successors, his Premiership was a brief one, lasting less than fourmonths from April to August 1857. He was active in politics until 1862 and held several positions in public office, including Auditor-General from 1876 to his resignation in 1881. Finniss wrote 'The Constitutional History of South Australia' in his retirement, reflecting that it was largely the lack of clear, party-based ideologies that caused such political instability in the early years of self-government - a period that would see forty seven different governments in the thirty six years to 1893. Finniss died in 1893, in Adelaide.

Note on Husband: Boyle Travers FINNISS (3)

Burial: West Terrace Cemetary.


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2Bruce Ingram/Malcolm Purvis
3Bruce Ingram