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I'm not a family tree enthusiast although suspect I may become one!! Whilst on an internet search to find a growing-up address for my mother in Liverpool I came across this site. I've always known that my mum's side of the family had strong Cornish links and when i was a young girl (1950's/60's) we had a little old aunt who regularly visited us from Cornwall. She was called Polly MacDowall but I think she was a Vingoe. Anyway I know the family originated in St Just, and there was a story about losing a small fortune made in the Kimberley diamond mines. Anyway, just to say that a definite link with your family tree is that Elizabeth Vingoe and Edward Ethell Gratton in Branch 3 are my great grandparents, my grandmother being Jane Angwin Gratton. From someone else#s family tree ( http://familytrees.genopro.com/IainTait/Beath-Tait_Ancestors/genomaps/genomap25.svg )I've discovered that my grandmother was married to a Thomas Steenson and had a daughter with him. That's odd as my grandfather (with whom she had 5 children) definitely wasn't Thomas Steenson!!) Also her brother, John Arthur gratton appears to be married too and to have 1 child - again that's odd as he and his wife were my Godparents as well as great uncle and aunt - and her name was Avril and they had no children. My word, there's a few skeletons in the family cupboard!!! My father has written all about the family in his memoirs, including the Vingoe link so i shall ask about all this, although he's 94 and becoming affected by dementia so not sure how successful I'll be. I'll try to get hold of his memoirs and scan any relevant Cornish info.
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Hello, I am very excited to have stumbled upon this site. I have only in the last few days discovered that my gggg grandmother was apparently Mary Rodda Vingoe.
Mary (nee Vingoe) married Thomas White in Feb 1823 in Cornwall, and they had a daughter Ann, born 1825.
Ann White married William Hall. Two of their son's, Thomas and Richard, immigrated to New Zealand.
Thomas Hall is my Great grandfather and his son John was my grandfather.
The Whites, Halls and Vingoes', I understand were all from Penzanze, Cornwell.
I am trying to find more information now on Mary Rodda Vingoe if possible?
According to baptisim records for Thomas Hall, (West Penwith Resource, Madron & Penzance Baptisms 1756–1888) William Hall and Ann (daughter of Mary Vingoe and Thomas White) were Farmers of Lower Boswarva in 1849.
Any help would be appreciated. This is very confusing :)
Thanks so much.
P.S. Fantastic site!