Vinden and Vindin Families in Australia

The names Vinden and Vindin are now more common in Australia than they are in England. Telephone listings for the whole of Australia (November 1999) include eleven private entries for the name Vinden and seventeen for the name Vindin. There are two further business entries for Vindin. The two surnames have remained distinct, though in nineteenth century documents, members of either family were sometimes entered using the spellings Vinden, Vindin, or Vindon.

Descendants of John Vindin of Kensington

Many of the Vindin families in Australia are descended from John Vindin (1751-1823), a baker of Brompton Row, Kensington, England. His will shows that he owned several properties in the Knightsbridge area of Middlesex, now part of Greater London. He was married firstly to Martha Coombes, by whom he had five children, and secondly to Susan Allaway, by whom he had a further ten.

John Vindin's son John married Sarah Solomon in 1818 at St George, Southwark, Surrey. The younger John died in 1852, and by 1855 his widow Sarah had migrated to Sydney, together with her children Joseph Thomas, George, Sarah, Frederick, and Alfred. Her son Edmund Solomon Vindin migrated to Canada.

Frederick's son Dawson Alexander Vindin (1868-1936) migrated to England in 1914 and joined the British Army in 1917.

The Vindin family of Kensington appears to have been linked to the Vindin family of Abingdon, Berkshire. Several members of the family married into the Collingwood family of Abingdon, and John Vindin Collingwood was Mayor of Abingdon in 1830-1831.

A Vindin family tree showing more than 90 Vindins and their spouses has been compiled.
For a list of names on the tree, click
here.

See Phil Vindin's website
The Vindin Family of Sydney Australia

Descendants of the Vindon family of Hammersmith, Westminster, and Marylebone
James Vindon was born c1837 at Hammersmith, Middlesex, the son of John and Mary Ann Vindon. In 1851, James was living in Westminster with his parents. He married Sarah Hislop in Queensland in 1862. Their children were Annie, Mary, Sarah, Charlotte, and Rebecca.

For more information about this family, see the
London page.

Descendants of the Vinden Family of Lambeth and Battersea
James Johnson Hatton Vinden was born c1888 at Battersea Surrey (now South London), the son of John Hatton Vinden (1851-1915) and the grandson of John Vinden (c1819-1887). He married Evelyn Blanche Stone at Battersea in 1908. Their eldest son Victor Eugene James Vinden (1909-1982) was born in England, and their other four children were born in Australia. Evelyn died in 1938, and James remarried in 1942. Victor Eugene James Vinden married Linda Blake in 1937 at Five Dock NSW. He served in the Royal Australian Air Force from 1940 to 1946.

For more information about this family, see the
London page.

Descendants of the Vinden Family of Reading
Benjamin Lucas Vinden (1880-c1969) served in the Canadian Overseas Expeditionary Force during World War One and in the Royal Australian Navy in 1939. His son William Alfred (1915-1968) served in the Australian Army from 1939 to 1943. Benjamin Lucas Vinden was the son of William Allwright Vinden (1844-1916).

Norman Stuart Vinden (1907-2000) served in the Australian Army from 1940 to 1946. He was the son of Hubert John Vinden (1871-1961).

For more information about the Vinden family of Reading, see the Reading page.

Descendants of the Vinden Family of Farnham
John Arthur Vinden (1941-2004) migrated to Australia with his family. He was the grandson of Frederick John Vinden
(1879-1846).

For more information about the Vinden family of Farnham, see the Farnham page.

Vindens and Vindins in the Australian Forces during World War 2

I would welcome any information which will help to piece together more of the Vinden and Vindin family history in Australia
If you have any information or any queries, please send an
e-mail.

I am indebted to Phil Vindin, Heather Barber, Sharyn Crockett, Sandra Cockbain, Barb Illingworth,
and Dee Shorthouse for providing information about these families.

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