Longham, Dorset, England, Post Office and Chapel, C1910 and in a February 2012 photograph per courtesy of Frances Vine. Our Vine family ancestors lived near Longham from at least 1760. East Parley nearby features in many of the records obtained in the course of my research. Bournemouth International Airport and Sports Grounds are now located in this area.
Vine Family of New Zealand, originating Dorset, England
The initial intention in creating a Family Tree
was to find more about my Grandfather, Sydney John VINE pictured above C1918 with his family of the time - Wife Winifrede Annie nee EDWARDS and children William John and Thomas Alfred Noel. He died when my Father, William John VINE was 8 years of age resulting in very little oral or written family
history being available. I seek to remedy that.
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Some of our family's immediate lines at this stage of research commence with:
VINE, John, Died 17 Apr 1771, West Parley, Dorset, England
EDWARDS, Henry b 1821, London, Middlesex, England
RAINHAM, Henry Bartholomew Martin, b. 9 Dec 1834, Gravesend, Kent, England
TAYLOR, John Solomon, m. Georgina Maudie COOKE
BERRY, Christopher Christmas, b. Kings Lynn, Norfolk, England, 25 Dec 1796
CHALMERS, William, of Tarves, Aberdeen, Scotland (c1720)
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