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Almond Vingoe line

Almond Vingoe was born on the 1888 the son of George Hocking Vingoe and Mary Vingoe Nee Thomas.We can trace his family tree back to John Vingoe who was born around 1580 in the reign of Queen Elizabeth the 1st of England. Below is shown his direct line.  . 

1          John Vingoe b: Abt 1580   d: 1657 in Sennen Cornwall  (left a Will) Age at death: 77 est.

...........     +Joan b.? d: 1684 in Sennen Cornwall  (see Will February 28,1683/84).             

..........2    William Vingoe b: Abt 1635 in Sennen Cornwall  mentioned in the Will of his mother Joan              

................3  Henry Vingoe   b: Abt 1660 in Sennen Cornwall d: February 20, 1724/25 in Sennen. Mentioned in the Will of Joan Vingo.            

...............+Eleanor b: Abt 1660 m: Abt 1687      d: 1737 in Sennen Cornwall Age at death: 77 est                    

........... 4     Henry Vingoe b: June 24, 1701 in Sennen  d: March 22, 1783 in Sennen  Birth & Death recorded in Sennen, Parish Records

..................... +Elizabeth  m: Abt 1729 d: 1788 in Sennen.  Death recorded in Sennen.Parish Record               

...........................5     James Vingoe b: December 1734 in Sennen.  d: March 18, 1810 in Sennen Cornwall.

................................. +Amey Courtney   b: Abt 1735. m: May 11, 1765 in Sennen.  d: March 15, 1797 in Sennen Cornwall.

.........................................6          Isreal Vingoe  b: March 21, 1790 in Sennen Cornwall   d: November 25, 1877 in St Just Cornwal

...................................................+Jennifer Clemence   b: 1807 in St Buryan Cornwall   m: May 1826 in St Buryan Cornwall  d: May 7,

..................................................... 1858 in  St Just Cornwall.

...........................................7  Isreal Vingoe  b: November 12, 1826 in St Buryan Cornwall  d: May 30, 1858 in St Just Cornwall.

........................................................ +Mary Hocking  b: March 29, 1825 in St Just Cornwall  m: September 2, 1851 in St. Just Cornwall

.........................................................     8 George Hocking Vingoe  b: May 10, 1855  Fact 1: 1871 Census George Hocking Vingoe Living

................................................................. with an Aunt and Uncle Rowe in St Just.       

................................................................  +Mary Thomas  b: 1835 in St Just Cornwall  Fact 1: 1871 census living with father Henry

..................................................................... Thomas & mother Jane Thomas at St Just. Fact 2: 1891 . Husband George Hocking Vingoe

........................................................................ missing off the census.

.................................................................. 9     Almond Vingoe  1888                    

 

The reason I have chosen to follow Almond on this branch of the family is because I am in touch with one of the descendents who lives in Alaska, USA.  and am hopeful that he will be able to add substantially to the information I have and will be able to tell us what happened to Almond after he arrived in America.

Sandra my wife likes to call this branch of the Vingoe family "The Tribes of Isreal". As can be seen in the more comprehensive Family Tree  this branch of the family has put down roots in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA. I on the other hand call it the Mining Branch as mining seems to have been a major part of their lives as early as 1703 when Henry born about 1660 was putting his sons name on the mining lease.

The father of Almond Vingoe was George Hocking Vingoe of St Just in Penwith. Following the death of his father in 1858 George's mother remarried a  . His uncle was a mining agent and had arranged for him to train as a blacksmith. The 1871 Census for St Just shows the following:

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Parish S.JUST/PENWITH; District 16; Schedule 133 

    Name               Position            Status              Age       Occupation        Year born   Place of Birth

JAMES, ELIZ         Servant           Unmarried            21 SERVANT                1850   ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, JOHN        Head              Married               55  MINE AGENT         1816   ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, LOUISA    Wife               Married               55                  -                1816   ST.JUST, Cornwall

ROWE, GEO H       Son                Unmarried           25  MINE ENG. DRIVR 1846  ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, ALMOND Son                 Unmarried           23  MINE ENGINEER   1848  ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, WM           Son                 Unmarried           19  MINE ENG, DRIVR 1852 ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, HARRIET  Daughter         Unmarried           17    -                               1854 ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, RD             Son                 Unmarried           15  MINE ENG DRIVR   1856  ST.JUST, Cornwall 

ROWE, JAMES      Son -                                          13     SCHOLAR             1858  ST.JUST, Cornwall 

VINGOE, GEO H   Nephew -                                   16   BLACKSMITH        1855 ST.JUST Cornwall 

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By 1881 George Hocking Vingoe  had moved to Workington   and had married a girl called Margaret. I have not yet found the record of the marriage but the 1881 census shows them living at number 7 The Old Market Place, Workington, Cumberland, England. 

The record shows the following:

      Name                  Position                 Status            Age        Place of birth                   Occupation.

George H Vingoe         Head                    Married            25        St Just Cornwall           Engine Driver (Rail)

Margaret Vingoe          Wife                     Married             21        Workington, Cum.

George E Vingoe           Son                      Single                 4 M.   Workington, Cum.

The census shows George working as a Railway engine driver. he may have been employed by the London and North Western Railway Company (LNWR) who operated the lines in and out of Workington. On the left is a photo of the type of Locomotive used on the line at that time. However it was more likely that he was employed as a driver of a locomotive at the steel mills.

Between 1881 and 1889 George H and Margaret had at least one daughter whom they named Louisa. Then in 1889 they had a second son who they named after George's cousin Almond Rowe. 

 

The Immigration records at Ellis Island in the United states of America show the following entry on the 24th of June 1911:-

Associated Passenger           Date of Arrival in U.S.A.                 Port of Departure

Vingae, Almond                       June 24, 1911                               Liverpool

The records go on to show that Almond Vingae arrived in the USA on board the Cunard Vessel  "Campania".

 

 

                        

The Cunard Ship Campania

The Campania was built by Fairfield Shipbuilding & Engineering Company, Glasgow, Scotland in 1893. She was 12950 gross tons with a length of 622 (bp) feet long and was 65 feet wide. She was powered by steam triple expansion engines, twin screw.  and her average service speed was 21 knots.  The ship carried 2000 passengers ( 600 first class, 400 second class, 1000 third class ).

Built for the Cunard Line, she sailed under the British flag, and was launched  in 1893 and named Campania. She sailed on the Liverpool-New York route until she was sold to the British Admiralty at the start ofthe First World War in 1914 and renamed HMS Campania. Rebuilt as an aircraft carrier she served throughout the war but was sunk following a collision in the Firth of Forth in Scotland in 1918.

The Campania sailed from Liverpool in 1911 carrying passengers who hoped to build a new life in the USA. Amongst these was a group from Workington in Lancashire. The ships manifest shows them as :-

Number             Name             Gender   Age   Married        Ethnicity            Place of Residence

 0002.      Vingae, George E.       M       30y      M         England-English     England, Workington

 0003       Vingae, Ellen              F        28y      M         England-English     England, Workington

 0004       Vingae, Elsie              F          6y      S         England-English      England, Workington

 0005       Vingae, George           M         3y      S         England-English        England, Workington

 0006       Vingae, Almond           M        23y      S         England-English     England, Workington

The original manifest. Numbers 2 -6 correspond to the family as listed above. We can see that they were going to stay with the sister of George and Almond Mrs Louisa Eggleston at 137 Baldwin St, Youngstown, Ohio.PA

Although the spelling on the ships manifest is Vingae I have no doubt that this is the Vingoe family. The US descendants spelling is VINGOE confirming  that this was a  mistake on the part of the transcriber of Ellis Island  records, the o type face being misread as an a.

From Ellis Island Almond travelled with his brother and his family to the home of their sister Louisa in Youngstown. It would not have been long before a postcard similar to these showing the famous Idora Park would have been on its way to England to tell his parents that they had all arrived safely.

                                                                  

        The Dancehall & Depot, Idora Park        The Rapids on the Old Mill amusement ride           

 Youngstown like Workington was a steel making town and it was probably the attraction of jobs in the mills that had persuaded Almond and his brother to make the move. For more information on this we await the imput of our American cousins.

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