The Malins family are buried immediately northeast of the chancel.
William Malins is the first recorded teacher in the parish. He was master of a school at Finmere from 1779 or earlier and taught seventy children. This seems a large number for a parish of about three hundred people, but Malins had ten children himself. He had married Elizabeth Porter of Leckhamstead, Buckinghamshire, at Finmere on 10 July 1777. The family moved to Tingewick after March 1800. William also died at Tingewick and was buried at Finmere on 6 January 1813, aged 61. His wife died at Chackmore on 4th November in 1825. The burial register states she was 69 years of age, the gravestone 70.
William, and his wife Elizabeth, had ten children baptised at Finmere between 1779 and 1800:
Elizabeth baptised 24 July 1779
William, 6 May 1781
Robert Porter privately baptised 9 April 1784: presented in church, 11 November 1784
George Wallington, 17 January 1787
Richard, 5 September 1788
John, 13 Mar 1790
Martha, 30 April 1792
Thomas Porter, 30 May 1794
Ellinor was baptised on 15 July 1798; the register notes she was born on 18 October 1796
James, 6 March 1800; died Chackmore 1823; buried Finmere.
On 17 July 1806, an Elizabeth Malins, widow, died at Tingewick and was buried at Finmere; her relationship to William and Elizabeth is not known.