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Walter Harry Finnall

Born 1799 - Died 1861

Walter Harry Finnall (1799-1861) was the son of Robert Monteith Finnall (1776-1847) of Stafford.  He was a slave trader and broker in the 1830s and also operated the Tump Fishery near Aquia Landing for many years.  Walter H. Finnall married Elizabeth F. Bridwell (1805-1875).  His son, Morgan Lewis Finnall (1830-1901), continued the Tump Fishery after the Civil War.