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The picture is of Nanjizal Cove, Trevilley which is to the south of the Lands End at Sennen, Cornwall, in the U.K. Originally a black and white print I have digitally enhanced it using Corel Photo paint.

Welcome to the Vingoe Family web site for 2007. Since the site first went on line in March 2001, we have made contact with many other people with connections to the family and we feel that it is time that we all got together so we are planning a reunion here in Cornwall in 2010 so if you find you are related to the family and would like to join in then please make contact. 

We are now starting to redesign the site based on comments made by people in the past and it is our intention to move it all on to one ads free website rather than the 5 different site we have at present. The changes will take time but should not affect your viewing at all.

To all those researchers who have sent us information we say a big thank you and if you have stories, poems pictures indeed anything about the ancestors that you would like to share then please send them to us and we will endeavor to find a place for them on the site. 

Whilst this site is for members of extended family to enjoy it is also  intended to be a tool to help genealogist, historians, and others carrying out  research into the Penwith area of Cornwall in the United Kingdom. Our main aim has been to provide information from an historical viewpoint on the Vingoe family, the places they lived and the occupations they followed. Over the last six years we have constantly been updating the site and now the time has come for a major rebuild in order to make it easier for people to use. Our aim is also to add new branches and information to the family tree which have been provided by people related to the family. Sandra and I wish to thank all those who have passed on information so that it can be shared with others. I am writing this in 2007 and so far we have been able to put links on the site to over 300 surnames and the number is still growing.

Many situations have brought a lump to the throat as we have read the faint written words on  some old tattered document. A little comprehension  of their struggle to survive is passed down to us; sitting in comfort before a blazing fire and living in  more secure  times. You can almost feel their presence willing you to discover more so that their story can be told, even though they had been denied the opportunity to contribute to the writing of their own history.

In tracing Sandra's  family tree we have collected a lot of information on Sennen and other parishes. But this site is about the people who lived and worked in these parishes, which in the case of Sennen includes the Lands End. The families tended to be multi-skilled: farmer fishermen, with a touch of mining thrown in.  If you had visited the far west of Cornwall in the 1600's you would have found sheep and goats by the thousands grazing the land. However, one thing is certain it was a hard life and the frequent harvest failures on land or sea meant that smuggling and free trading was also part of their trade. The family were closely connected by marriage and social connections to those we have found in the lists of both free trader and privateer and in the opposite occupations of Revenue Officer and Coast Guard. They sailed very close to the wind indeed. Many have blank records where they disappear from the scene for years. Many of them paid the ultimate penalty and with others their death go unrecorded.  Mystery abounds!

In the nineteenth and twentieth centuries many sort new lives across the seas and some of their history is recorded here. There have been heroes amongst the family members including a George Cross winner and two Lifeboat Coxswains, there are those who paid the supreme sacrifice in time of war and others who lost their lives in shipwrecks.  All this and more you will find within these pages so please browse the site and we hope you enjoy your visit.

Please keep coming back as we will be updating the site all the time. You will find other Web Sites with a Cornish or Genealogy interest on the Links Page and we will endeavor to provide a  number of resources here to help those of you who are doing research connected with Cornwall whilst at the same time hoping that you will share your knowledge with others through  the site.  We also welcome constructive comment and suggestions on how we can improve its content.

We would welcome any info on the remaining relatives that you may know of..........

We try to collect the female lines as well as in the early days their offspring often married back into the various lines. Cousins in reality as well as Law were often joined in complicated patterns of kinship. So if you find a connection and want further information then please get in touch as we cannot put all the information we hold on to the web.

Below are just some of the Vingoe lines which we have researched. We will be adding more in the future so if you cannot find your particular line then contact us giving as much information as possible and we will try to answer your query. Also if  you have information you wish to add or have any corrections to the data on the site then let us know.

It is important that all data on this site is checked with the original source that we quote. We are only human and mistakes can be made even though we do our best not to make them.

George & Sandra  Pritchard (nee Vingoe).

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Line of John & Joan  VINGOE

of

 Sennen, Cornwall

The  Common Ancestors of  all Lines so far. 

I give the lines down from  John & Joan Vingoe's sons, John and William VINGOE, who were known to have produced children. In John's will of 1656 their 5 sons are mentioned; William, John, Jenkyn, Martin & Peter John VINGOE had decided what would happened to his property. On the death of his widow, Joan, it would go to their eldest son, William VINGOE. 

The will of Edmund Nicholas dated 1662 names Joan as one of his three married daughters; Joan Vingoe, Jane Bottrell and Charity Harry]

 In the will of Joan Vingoe, widow, in 1685, only 4 grandchildren are referred to by name.. Her grandson WILLIAM  VINGOE JNR., who stood to inherit under his own father's will, did not receive any bequest  from Joan and was therefore  allowed to sign  her Will as a witness. He also appears to have written the name of Joan Vingoe against her mark.

The Will of   Joan Vingoe dated 1684/5

 

The last Will and Testament of Jono Vingo Widow of John Vingo.

Proved at Sennen 20th July 1685. Will dated 28th February 1684,5.

In the name of god amen: Acording to the compullation of the Church of England 

I Jone: Vingo of the parish of Sennen widow in the County of Cornwall being all this time sick in body but of sound perfect memory praise be given to you our maker this my last will and testtomen in manor and form followorth.

I do give and bequeath my soule unto almighty god my maker and my body to a christian burial.

I give and bequeath unto Petter Vingo my son my little pan and my little croake (crock)and my old cupboard.

I give and bequeath unto my son Jenkin Vingo my best board (table) and my cupboard.

I give and bequeath unto my son Jenkin Vingo one cow called by the name of "Bloganian".

I give and bequeath unto my son Petter Vingo  one heiffer of two years.

I give and bequeath unto my grandchildren two pounds cash money and to my grandson John Vingo the son of John Vingo one silver spoon.

I give and bequeath unto Henery my grandson the son of William Vingo one ewe.

I give and bequeath onto Richard Bottrell the older one ewe.

I give and bequeath unto Gzard Harry six pence.

I give and bequeath unto Polly Hicks the daughter of Isreal Hicks of the Island of Scilly two shillings and six pence.

I give and bequeath unto the parish of Ludgvan two pounds to the poor.

I give unto the poor of Sennen parish two pounds.

I give unto my sister Jane Bottrell six pounds.

I give unto Richard Bottrell the older six pounds.

I give unto Jane the daughter of John Vingo my son my best chest.

All the rest of my goods movable and unmovable do I bequeath and give toWilliam Vingo and John Vingo my sons whom I do make and appoint my true and lawful executors for to see that all this my Will may be fulfilled wittness my hand and seale the day and year find above written  

 

 

                                                                                                                      Jono  X  Vingo (seal

 The sign of John Williams

 The sign of Elizabeth Nicholls

  Signed William Vingo Jnr.

 

  Ref. DSB 441/1 Cornwall County Records Office.

 

 

William's other son, HENRY VINGOE  is left a small bequest, as are JOHN VINGOE  and JANE VINGOE, children of her  other son John VINGOE. There are other grandchildren mentioned  but they are not named.  It does not help that records for Sennen  only start in 1695.

There is some doubt as to whether the William VINGOE  [circa 1693], is a son of  Joan's grandson William and his wife Agnes.

 There also is some doubt as to whether the William that married  Ann  ? c1721, with children John, Liz, Ann and Joan [1722-1730],  was the same as he that later married  Mary Daniel of Sancreed in 1730 in Sennen, with  children William, Henry & Richard [1730-36.] The children's birth dates would appear to be contiguous with no repetitions in their names.

 JOHN VINGOE born 1722 to William and Ann inherits the land around Trevescan, Sennen and WILLIAM VINGOE  c 1693 inherits the land around Trevilley, Sennen. William and his two eldest sons, William  & Henry, leave no record of their death or burial. His youngest son, Richard b 1736,  eventually inherits Trevilley and parts of Sennen Churchtown, namely the First and Last Inn, where he had the Dower House built around circa 1748, according to old

  

The Dower house, Sennen Church Town.

 deeds. From a  Hutchens family Will proved in 1747 it would appear that William Vingoe  [c1693] was still alive then. It mentioned a partnership  in fishing boats etc., so perhaps he and his two eldest sons  perished  at sea around 1747/48, leaving the youngest son Richard to marry and continue the line. 

There are no further wills in this Sennen family  line to help out and its only by chasing land holdings that you can make sense of  anything.

For the record, I have  split the various branches into the separate trees after the grandchildren appear on John and Joan Vingoe's Tree. 

Generation Colour Code

  ........1             2             3   .........4  ........5   ........6   .........7.   ..........8   .........9   ........10   .........11   .........12   .........13

To go back through the generations on a tree, click on the colour bar next to the name and you will be taken back to the father of that person and so on.

  ........1. John Vingoe: c 1580 d: 1656 Sennen Cornwall (Click)

                +  [poss. 2nd or 3rd wife?] Joan NicholAs.  b c 1620 - d 1685   

                     [ Joan's Will written February 28,1683/84]  

                  2       Martin VINGOE    

                  2       Peter  VINGOE     ?- bur 1707 Sennen

                 2       Jenkyn  VINGOE  b c 1640  - d. 1705 Quaker?

..................... +  Mary Reed     b c 1643 - 1708

...................... Married  1665  Quaker ?

 

 

West Penwith Dwelling 1660

About Jenkin VINGOE

Although Jenkyn could possibly be a son of Digory Vingoe of Helston , also a Quaker,  Digory`s Will only mentions daughters, Jane STEPHENS & Sarah BUSISTOW, & his cousin, William VINGOE of Sennen, to whom he leaves some land in Sennen Parish. 

In the Lay Subsidy of 1680 there are two Jenkin Vingoes paying monies at the same time. One is a son of John & Joan Vingoe; the other is possibly John's brother. Which one of these two is Jenkin the Quaker is not known. It is possible that both Jenkin and Digory were sons of John Vingoe   [ husband of Joan] by previous marriages, but its unlikely he would then have called another son Jenkin.

 I have a John Vingoe marrying twice at Mawgan in Meneage; firstly in 1605 to Christian Reskillie and secondly in 1620 to Alice Richards. These two John's  might be the same person, father and son,  half brothers or even nephew and uncle; too many gaps in the records to tell! Most of the following early information has been provided by Quaker records as Sennen record before 1700 were destroyed. Jenkin was a member of the Lands End Quakers and was imprisoned for his beliefs. To read more on this go to Sennen QUAKERS  using your back button to return to this site.

Surnames associated with the Jenkyn VINGOE Line

Reed - Carlyon - Remphrey - Hurt - Humphries - Thomas - Ninnies - Perkins - Hopkins - Cole - Luke - Dennis - Greby - Hutchins - Bulley - Evans - Widdicombe - Rogers -Harvey - Bradridge - Pitt - Jago - Ladd - Clarke - Beare - Baldachino - 

For Jenkyn & MarY VINGOE Tree Click Here

 

                 2     John  VINGOE    b c 1640 - buried 1709 Sennen

..................... M c 1670 ?

                    3 Jane VINGOE  b.c1672

.................... +  Edwin Hutchins of Paul:  Sennen  .

..........................married 30 Nov 1700 Sennen

                    3   John VINGOE b c1673   

...........................+  c 1693 ?

.......................4 John VINGOE c1695 - 1760 buried Sennen.  [Will 1760 Paul]

..............................+ Margaret REED  ? - 1850 Sennen

................................married 1729 Sennen

 

 

 

Pol-Peden Penwith

This tree includes the line of William Bottrel the Cornish Folklorist who was known as OLD CELT. 

NAMES IN THIS TREE

 - Bottrell - Dennis -  Hodder - Hutchens - Mann - Pentreath - Reed - Stevens - Willis - 

FOR JOHN & MARGARET's TREE  CLICK HERE

 

...........2  William VINGOE   c 1635 - ?

....................+  WIFE ?  [possibly Grace ? widow  buried 1727 Sennen]

                          married circa 1660

...............3  William VINGOE c 1663 - 1730 Sennen  [Will 

..........................+ Agnes ?  - buried 1747 Sennen. 

...........................married c 1694 Sennen

                      4.     William VINGOE  c1694 Sennen - died c1748 

.............................+ 1] Ann ?

 ............................. married circa 1721                

 

 

The Lands End

Bruce - Bottrell - Badcock - Boase - Barnes - Bennett - Bolitho - Courtney - Chellew - Carnpezack - Cardel - Chellew - Cardew - Dennis - Glasson - Guy - Hutchins - Harvey -  Harry - Humphreys - Humphry - Hicks - Hollow - Head - Jacka - James - Johns - Maddran - Mann - Mitchell - McCarthy - Mathews - Nicholls - Oliver - Pearce - Permewan - Pentreath - Pascoe - Paul - Proves - Reed - Roiffignac - Rawling - Robinson - Schollar - Stewart - Thomas - Trevaskis - Tregarthen - Tonkin - Vingoe - Williams - White -    

FOR WILLIAM  &  ANN Vingoe TREE click HERE

 

                      4.    William VINGOE   c 1694  Sennen- died c 1748

............................+ 2] Mary DANIEL [b1705 Sancreed - d 1794 Sennen] 

...............................Married  1730 Sennen.

 

 

 

The Lands End

Daniel - Head - Hutchins - Neave-Hill - Mitchie - Nicholls - Newsom - Penberthy - Reed - Trudgen - Toman - Trahair

FOR WILLIAM & MARY Vingoe TREE go HERE

 

                                                                                                         

                  4.      Rebecca VINGOE 

........................+ Joseph HEAD  1724 Sennen..

.........................5  Joseph HEAD 1725 Sennen 

.........................5   Abraham HEAD  1726 

.........................5  Ann HEAD  1728 

.........................5  Eliz HEAD 1732

 

                     4    Margaret VINGOE 

..........................+ John  ADDECOTE   

.......................... Married  1735 St Buryan.

.......................5 Eliz ADDECOTE  30 April 1739: St Bur.

                       5  Rebecca  ADDECOTE: 28 Dec 1741 St Bur.

                       5  Phillis ADDECOTE:  24 Nov 1744 St Bur.                                

.......................5   Mary  ADDECOTE 17 May 1746 St Bur.

                                                                                           

               3  Henry VINGOE  1665 - 1725 

....................+ Eleanor ?  b ? - bur  1737

 .....................marriage c 1687

 

 

 

St Just in Penwith

NAMES IN THIS BRANCH

Arnold - Armstrong - Beames - Brierly - Bridgeman - Blight - Branwell - Blunsum - Bottrell - Carne - Courtney - Clemence - Champen - Chappel - Casley - Clements - Cardew - Crocker - Daniell - Eva - Edwards - Ellis - Eggleston - Fleming - Fry - Foss - Friend - George - Goodman - Grenfell - Harvey - Honeychurch - Hill - Hocking - Holla - Hancock - Jenkin - Luke - Lawry - Lynch - Mills - McKnight - Mitchell - Maddern - Murley - Merryfield - Mayne - Nicholls - Nicholas - Noy - Nankervis - Oats - Pears - Polglaze - Perrow - Pascoe - Premuen - Robbins - Russell - Rowe - Spice - Semmens - Spencer - Santo - Trezise - Thomas - Trembath - Tregear - Taylor - Tremewan - Trudgen - Uren - Vingoe - Watson - White - Wall - Williams - Woolcock - Warren.   

Click Here For HENRY & ELEANOR'S TREE

 

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Splitting into the NEWLYN LINE of 

Henry Vingoe b. 1770

NAMES IN THIS LINE

Agerton -  Badcock - Bailey -  Banks - Barnes -  Berryman - Blewett - Breach - Bramble -  Branson - Brown - Barton -  Bell - Bagley - Cann - Cleversley - Clift - Coulter -  Coupland - Cottam - Cooper - Davies - Dawson - Dennis - Dine - Draper  -  Dorman  - Easton - Ellis - Elphick - Elliot - Gilbert - Gregg -  Gribble - Gordon  -  Gould -  Garret  - Harvey - Harris - Haylock - Haydon - Hitchens - Hughes -  Humphrys - Humphreys - James - Jeffrey - Jeffries - Jelbard - Jenkins - Jordon - Jones - Jenkenson - Johns - Kettless - Lake - Mann - Mark - Mathews - McKenzie - Mewse - McDonald - Mott - New - Napier - Nelson  - Nicholas - Nichols - North  -  Nieland - Oates - Oleson - Payne - Pearce - Perry - Pritchard - Pope - Pollard - Pender - Rawlings - Richards - Reed  - Rodda - Roberts - Rowe - Reynolds - Rutherford - Rawes - Sampson - Sandercock - Shore -  Sims -  Smith  - Spencer - Strick - Spall - Taylor  -Taskes - Thomas - Tregurtha - Trevelyan - Treeve. -  Thevenin - Thrower  - Vingoe  - Viner - Weeks -Wills - Willis - Williams - Wooten - Wright - Ward - Wallis

 

..............3  Richard VINGOE  b c 1675 

....................+ Sarah Paul  

.....................married 1701 St Levan 

 

 

 

Seed Drill invented by William Henry VINGOE in 1847

A tree which includes Farmers, Inventors, Musicians, Artists and Builders

NAMES ON THIS TREE

Argolls - Arthur - Aubrey - Bosence - Buspidnick - Bolitho - Bennetts - Boase - Bradfoot - Cardew - Christophers  Curnow - Caldwell - Courtney - Cotton - Dennis - Davey - Durban - Daniell -Eddy - Eady - Elsworth - Ellis - Freeman - Fry - Guy - Goodman - George - Hutchins - Hicks - Humphreys - Hosking - Hall - Harding - Jenkin - James - Johns - John - Kelynack - Keogh - Kenny - Lanyon - Lowry - Lean - Mitchell - Mathews - Mann - Nicholls - Nicholas - Oats - Paul - Phillips - Quance - Rodda - Reseigh - Ruberry - Roberts - Stevens - Stone - Smith - Seymoor - Thomas - Tonkin - Trahair - Trewavas - Victor - White - Warren - Williams - Wallis - Woods - Weymouth     

For RICHARD & SARAH'S Tree  Go Here

 

 

               3  Julian VINGOE  circa 1677 -  died 1703 St Just

....................+  John HICKS  

.....................married 1702  St Just

                   4  John HICKS  b1703- died1703

 

               3    Israel VINGOE  circa 1680.

....................+ Mary PROVES 

.....................married  2 Dec  1711 Sennen.

                 4   Jane VINGOE 19 Oct 1712 Sennen

......................+ William HILL: 14 Jan 1744  Sennen [off St Hilary]  

......................5  Jennyfair HILL 15 Oct 1746: Saint Hilary

......................5   Mary HILL 02 Nov 1748: Saint Hilary

......................5  Eliz HILL  26 May 1750: Saint Hilary

......................5   William HILL 21 Jan 1752: Saint Hilary

  

               4   Mary VINGOE  27 Dec 1714  Sennen

               4    Eliz VINGOE 5 Jul 1721 Sennen

               4  Eleanor VINGOE 2 Jun 1725  Sennen

..................+ John GEORGE 13 Jun 1761 Sennen

...................No Issued found

              4  Israel VINGOE   31 Dec 1730  Sennen: 

           No Marriage found  No burial found.

                             End of this line

                                                                                                                                                                                       

            3   Jane VINGOE c 1685- d 22 Mar 1749

.................+ Mathew WILLIAMS  - d 6 Feb 1748

 .................married  Oct 1711: Sennen

 

            3   Grace VINGOE c 1690 - ?

................+ Simon HEAD  ? - died 1720

 ..................married  1712  Sennen

               4  Eleanor HEAD  b 1714

               4  John HEAD 24 Jun 1716

               4 Simon HEAD b  1720        

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We joined the  On Line Parish Clerk Project   and are willing to help people who are researching their family history with regards to Sennen, Gwennap or Redruth Parishes. 

Sandra and George Pritchard are the authors of original work on this site.  They give permission to copy and use this information on the following conditions.
 1 It will not be used for profit.
 2. The source will be credited.
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Revised: January 08, 2007 .