19 January 2009

Vine Family Photograph Album

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.

  • References
  • ©ancestry.com
  • International Genealogical Index
  • Vine Family Register


Anonymous said...

Hi Dawn I understand this album has now been reunited with a family member, who's been in touch with descendents in England. I'm writing to say how delighted we were to hear of this and particularly to get the account by Edward of his trip from England to Australia in 1856 (I think) and his attempts at participating in the gold rush. Such a find! Many thanks. Chris Vine

Anonymous said...

It's great to see that I may have a past extending to Europe. By any chance have any of your family memebers moved to New Orleans, LA?
Walter James Vine III

jamesvine said...

Edward Vine must have been my great great great uncle. My grandfather's brother was a Thomas Walter Vine, the name was handed down through each generation. The family business was called Vine & Thompson, jewellers still based in the city of london. I'd very much like to know what happened to the photo album as my sister also has one. The two may well match.
James Vine

courtneycotton01@gmail.com said...

Please people, if you want more information you really MUST leave me an email address so I can contact you!

James Vine - if you read this please email me or have a look at this entry on my blog:-
I can put you in touch with the person who now has the Vine photo album.

Unknown said...

Dawn - I am a descendent of Ann Vine (the sister of Edward Vine). She was married by the time her father, Thomas Walter Vine left Islington in London for Melbourne. Edward subsequently moved on to New Zealand. Ann Vine (my great-great grandmother) subsequently married a Frederick Eastwood and their child, Rachel Eastwood, married James Henry Lloyd, who was a first cousin of Sir Arthur Sullivan of Gilbert and Sullivan fame. If you have any further information on the Vine family, please contact me at peteraforbes@gmail.com - Peter Forbes, Wimbledon, London UK