Vinden/Vindin Family of Cheshire and Lancashire

The Vindens and Vindins of Cheshire and Lancashire are descended from Thomas Vinden, a gardener, who married Elizabeth Glaze at Ealing, Middlesex, in 1827. Their known children were Elizabeth, Mary, William, Thomas, Sarah, and James. The family had moved to the Manchester area by 1840. Thomas and his daughters Elizabeth and Sarah died in 1850 and were buried at Stretford. His widow died in 1852.

Thomas and Mary's three sons married as follows:

  • William (c1831-1891) married Sarah Jane Davies in 1860 at Stockport St Mary. They lived for many years at Ludworth, Derbyshire, but had moved to Werneth, Cheshire by 1881. Soon after William's death in 1891, Sarah and seven of her children were living at Hyde.
  • Thomas (c1833-1882) married Elizabeth Ann Woodcock (formerly Mason) at Manchester Cathedral in 1863. By 1866 they were living at Radcliffe, Lancashire.
  • James (1839-1893?) married Amelia Smith at Manchester Cathedral in 1872. Both were living at Hulme at the time of their marriage, and they were still there in 1881.

Known Children of William & Sarah Jane Vinden
Thomas 1861-1931?
Eliza Ann 1863-1898
Edward 1865-1908 (married Mary Alice Tymm)
Elizabeth 1866-1909
Charles William 1868-1935 (married Jane)
Mary Margaret 1871- (married William E Chatterton)
Ellen Maud 1873- (married Philip V Harris)
Arthur 1875-1947 (married Constance A Edmondson)
Known Children of Thomas & Elizabeth Ann Vinden
Thomas 1864-1864?
Caroline 1865- (married -?-)
Tom Percy 1867-1877
Rose 1868-1869
William 1871-1926 (married Elizabeth A Meadowcroft)
Harry 1873-1874
Known Children of James & Amelia Vinden
Annie Elizabeth 1873- (married William T Cliff)
Louisa 1875- (married Daniel Higginson)
Thomas 1877- (married Mary E Clarke)
William 1879-1955
James Henry 1881-1971 (married Emma L Mercer)
Amelia 1883-1885

Much work remains to be done on this family, but I have compiled a family tree showing about 70 Vindens and their spouses. A further 30 Vindens and their spouses are shown on a set of supplementary trees which have not yet been linked to the main tree. One branch of the family used the spelling Vindin for several decades, but this version of the name now seems to disappeared.

I am indebted to Dot and Joe Vinden, Elizabeth Crowcroft, and Ruth Schofield for providing information about this family.

I would appreciate help with this family. Any information which would assist in piecing together more of the family history would be most welcome. In particular, would anyone be able to check some entries in registers held at Manchester Central Library and the Cheshire Record Office at Chester? If you have any information or any queries, please send an e-mail.