While visiting Arkwright's Antiques in Paeroa a few weeks ago the owner showed me a lovely old photograph album. She didn't want to sell it just yet as she would rather it went to someone in the family if possible. Stupidly I forgot to get a photograph of it (where on earth was I?) but she did photocopy four pages from the family register in the album, which btw is full of wonderful vintage photographs.
It was found in a garage sale awhile ago so I suspect there was no one left in the family to pass it onto and it was probably part of a deceased estate. Still, surely there is someone out there connected to this family who would love to have it, they can't have died out completely.
This is the family of Edward VINE born in London and Sarah Taylor GRAFTON born in Shropshire who married in Dunedin, New Zealand in 1865. If you know of anyone who might be connected to this family please either leave me a comment or get in touch directly with Arkwrights Antiques, 32 Belmont Rd, Paeroa, NZ.
Edward Vine was the son of Thomas Walter VINE and Jane nee THOMPSON, and although there is no baptism for him on the IGI there is for quite a few of his siblings who are all living in the same house with Edward in the 1841 and 1851 census at 20 Peerless Row, City Rd, St Lukes, Middlesex.
- Edward's siblings were:-
- Jane, Ann, Mary, Charles Boniface, Caroline, Thomas Walter, Elizabeth, Isabella, Henry.
Thomas Walter Vine was born on 21 Jun 1797 and baptised 20 May 1810 at the St Luke Old Street Church in Finsbury, London, the son of Thomas Vine & Ann BONIFACE.
- International Genealogical Index
- Vine Family Register