CHANGES AND ADDITIONS
regret that my ill health has impeded progress of the Project.
07 I received a message from
Professor Andrzej Bajor
of Warsaw Poland that from
DNA (Grittenham lineage) I
could be descended from the family of Prince Rurik an
early ruler in the Leningrad
area of western Russia. I have joined Professor Bajar's
. Rurik seems to have Scandinavian roots and his
domain is not far
On lineage chart for Caleb
(1840-1918) a photo of Caleb is included.
Results of DNA test for Eddie (kit 85530) are
and match 12/12 those of Tim of
Louisiana, who was tested in 2003.
DNA test for Eddie Vines of Cal. is
Eddie is a descendant of Benjamin
Bush Vines born 1723 at Anson County North Carolina, who is
mentioned in lists such as Genforum. Tests for other descendants would
the log jam due to unreliable documentation.
Subsidies towards cost of several genealogical DNA tests for Vines are
up to Dec 31. Please contact me for
Samuel Vines British Consul
in South America and the Azores; and his
Children, two of whom were masters of arts at Oxford Universityin the
Oct 06 Results
of test for Lloyd Elgin Vines of Virginia, kindly supplied by his
daughter. Test was done by GENEBASE and all markers tested were not
exactly the same as used by FTDNA. His haplogroup is E3a
Sep 06 DNA
results are now complete for Ron Vines of Melbourne and show that
they match 66/67 with Fred Vines. Both descend from John and Christian
Vines born about 1660, at Vines Farm, Grittenham North Wiltshire.
descends from sons Daniel (about 1692) and Fred from Benjamin born 1689.
See John and Christian's
(1713 and 1725) and Progress Report
DNA results for Fred V and Sam Mingia to
67 markers show that although
they match at 25 markers they have 10 mismatches total and are not
related during the last 1000 years. Results for Ron Vines of
are still pending but only show one mismatch with Fred so far.
Some prominent Vines personalities
of the past: scientists, doctors,
speared by the blacks, entombed in a submarine and more
Several test results: Larry Vine of
37 markers ex Hampshire
Samuel Mingia markers 26-37 being tested to marker 67
Fred and Ron Vines markers 26-37 perfect match being tested to Marker 67
Who was Elizabeth Holliday
(1693-1767), Mrs Benjamin Vines
See comparison of commonest haplotype in several districts
of Finland to the Grittenham Vines
Dec 05 FTDNA
has donated 3 gift certificates as subsidies to new
DNA tests. The tests must be ordered and paid for before
31st December 05. The gifts are: 2 for US$30 and 1 for US$15.
The conditions are:
a) Not valid in conjunction with any other promotion or offer
b) Each $30 gift certificate is to be used with one test kit - either a
Y-DNA25 or a Y-DNA37
c) Each $15 gift certificate is to be used with one mtDNA test kit.
d) Kits must be ordered and paid for by December 31st, 2005
e) Not valid for test upgrades, add-ons or Y-DNA12.
For instructions and further info email Project Manager.
Test results for Roger Vine of BC
migrants from Kent UK. DNA is in E3b
tests are needed from the English Channel counties.
Aug 05 Progress
to 13th Aug 05. Website brought up
Roger Vine of B.C. Canada having DNA test.
July 05 Test
for Ronald Earle Vines of Ontario are shown.
He is a descendant of James1819, who migrated to Canada
in 1846. His DNA confirms that he is from the Grittenham Vines.
Jun 05 A 12
marker DNA test is underway for Ronald Earle Vines
apparently descended from James, born 1819, who migrated
to Ontario, Canada in 1846. Results are due 2nd July. James
was son of Jacob and Betty Priddy, the last Vines tenants
of Vines Farm, in 1820's.
Jan 2005 First results of DNA test
on Peter Vines of Beaumaris
Melbourne confirm that his male antecedents descended
from John1660 and Christian Vines of Grittenham. Kay, his
mother in NZ, researched the line from Joseph at Hertford
about 1790 with no earlier documentation. This is first
proof of connection of the branch to the Grittenham Vines.
Nov 04 Lynn
Davies visited the grave of her uncle Reginald Kenneth
Vines at Phaleron War
Athens on Rememberance
Day 11th November 2004. Ken was GGGG Grandson of
Peter1724, son of Benjamin1689 of Grittenham.
The charts of descendants of Daniel ca1690, son of John
Vines of Grittenham and wife Christian.
Palmer1721 with son
of West Mill and Michael1816,
migrant to NZ and Australia
The will of Mary
Vines 1878, widow of William of
The will of William 1865
The wills of William
1850 and son Richard
1856 of West Mill
at Highworth, Shrivenham. This line is descended from Daniel
(born about 1690) brother of Benjamin1689 of Grittenham.
DNA tests from both lines matched perfectly, the common
ancester being John ca1660.
Note link to well documented emigration from Wilts to New
Zealand 1851 with Williams son Michael and family in list of
passengers on sailing ship "Steadfast"
Sep 04 Convicts,
the arrival indents of 2 Vines from Wilts and one
Link to a new website at Bremhill,
of a Vines surname
region for 400 years.
The will of Jacob, 1816,
gentleman of Castle Combe, with a
graphic showing cousin marriages within the Vines, Henly,
Bryant and Evenis families.
Sep 04 Summary
of all DNA testing to date.
Link to story of Richard
Vines transported for rioting at
Bristol 1831. His 4 mates were hanged above the gaol gates.
The will of Mary Vines of
a page to the section on Vines and the Church about
Martins at Bremhill, with photos
Additions to the chart of Edward1800,
links to Annie
Dorrington and pictures of her grave marking ceremony.
Additions to the chart of David1760,
links to his youngest
daughter Ann Ward and picture of copy of her 1816 sampler.
Chart of Edward1800,
of Sherfield, Hants and youngest
son of David1760. Also shows the place in Vines genealogy
of Annie Dorrington, his granddaughter, water colourist
of WA wild flowers and designer of the Australian flag.
Chart of Joshua1834 of
son of Joshua1795
Chart of Caleb1840 of
son of Joshua1795
Chart of Joshua1795, son of
David1760 of Reading
Chart of Daniel1787,
son of David1760 of Reading
Corrections with Note for chart of James1758
Additions to chart Jacob1756, including Isaac1794
Charts, descendants of Edward1725, Jacob1756
of Potterne, David1760 of
of Reading and Benjamin1769
More charts for descendants of Charles1722, through his son
which includes the branch in Canada and US from
More charts for descendants of Charles1722, through his son
Joshua1761, which include the South
Progress to mid July 2004
Interlinked family tree charts
of Benjamin's sons Charles1722
Peter1724, Edward1725 and William1729. Also Joshua1761,
son of Charles1722.
Pictures of the grave of Pte Frank Vines at Comely
in Edinburgh were added to the Vines War Dead page.
They were kindly supplied by Lyn Davies in UK.
Cleanup of site. Revised and corrected
June 2004 Update of the DNA
test result sheet and chart of mismatches
individuals. Results include initial figures for
new participants. One proves the DNA signature for the
Wilts1 lineage as far back as Benjamin1689. Final results
for these 3 are due by 3rd July.
May 2004 More notes on
Tytherton and Moravian Church added
May 2004 George
Robert Vine a pioneer in the science of Geology.
Apr 2004 The
of Dr Edward Prince Vines
with a spear in his heart in a case of mistaken identity by
Apr 2004 In time
for Anzac Day, Australias day of remembrance
Vines War Dead
Apr 2004 Vines
and the Church, notes and links on influence of the
churches on family history of Vines in Wiltshire. The history
of formal churches in England is interwined with political
history of the country and to preservation of family records.
Links from the 4 line descendancy chart
of Joshua and Hannah Vines who migrated to
Australia 1855, and Richard Vines to Canada 1846.
Note the link Epidemics,
which explains the obvious
reason for migration from England in the 1840s.
throughout the 1830s and the 1840s trade
was off and food prices were high. The poorer classes,
being underfed, were less resistant to contagion."
See also rural life in Wilts.
Six maps of counties in southern states show distribution
of Vines surname in the 1880 US census. Note proximity
of Vines and Mingia (Mingas) names in Nth
a Mingia DNA test matched exactly with Wiltshire
Vines DNA. Descendants of Wilts Vines in NC?
Several useful references added to Snippets, including
URLs for conversion of old money
values to present value,
and a comprehensive list
of prices for goods and services
at Southampton, England in 1625. Also a list of needs and
values for prospective emigrants to New England in 1630.
regret to advise that Ron Vines of Melbourne passed away yesterday 9th
Jan 2004. He was an enthusiastic family historian and contributed
to this Project by having one of the first DNA tests. Every sympathy is
offered to his family. His outgoing and cheerful manner will be much
Update for Progress
on the last six months
Descendant Chart of William Vines 1735 of Lineham
and Martha Tanner.
The test results table updated to provide space for results
of Stanley Dean Vines test (NEW) when
and a link to
Dec 2003 benjaminsfamily
The documented genealogy of Benjamin Vines
of Grittenham and his family.
Dec Xmas Eve
Merry Xmas and Happy New Year
Dec 03 burials
of burials in Brinkworth Parish
Table of numbers per year from 1653 to 1882
Includes links to timelines for epidemics and
notable weather events in England.
Nov 03 maps
for maps of Wilts. Sorry, unable to link directly.
Nov 03 clues
of wills for family information and deduction of
Nov 03 vinesfarm
History of Vines House and farm at Grittenham, Wilts.
Links to part of a plan of Grittenham Manor made in 1760
showing Benjamin Vines tenement and list of the named
Oct 03 calnexvicent
Sundry records from the 1500s in the register of St Marys
Church Calne, Wilts, pertaining to the name of Vines and