Descendants of Thomas Vail
VAIL's birth date is unknown, he died and was buried in Ely,
27th September 1712. He married Martha CROFT on 15th September
1712 (The burial date and the marriage date do not tally).
& MARTHA's children were:
born Sept 25/7/1713, buried 2/11/1722, Ely, St Mary.
VAIL (labourer) was baptised 19/10/1714, married Elizabeth
21/10/1740, buried Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 18/13/1751, buried 15/3/1751, Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 8/9/1717, buried 30/7/1721.
Vail baptised 22/8/1719, buried 5/1/1721/9, Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 28/1/1721/22, buried 7/11/1722, Ely, St Mary.
Vail, baptised 25/12/1723.
Vail baptised 25/12.1723, Ely, St Mary, married Martha Herbear,
26/10/1747, Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 1/12/1728, buried 17/2/1730/31, Ely,Holy Trinity.
VAIL ( labourer) baptised 19/10/1714, married Elizabeth WHITE,
21/10/1740, buried atEly, St Mary, date unknown.
& ELIZABETH VAIL's children were:
Sarah Vail baptised 19/10.1741, buried 22/7/1754, Ely,
WILLIAM VAIL, ( Blacksmith) was baptised 27/12/1743, Ely,
St Mary, buried 14/5/1826, BRANDON, SUFFOLK.
Elizabeth Vail baptised 2/12/1745, married John Minot,
13/5/1770, Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 17/2/1747/8, Ely, St Mary.
John Vail baptised 12/11/1750, Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 28/5/753.
Vail 28/5/1756, buried 13/12/1758, Poor House, Small Pox,
Ely, St Mary.
Vail baptised 17/10/1758, El, St Mary.
VAIL ( Blacksmith) was baptised 27/12./1743, Ely, St Mary, buried
14/5/1826, BRANDON, SUFFOLK.
Vail's Children were:
VAIL, (WHITESMITH), was baptised
12/1/1776, died 27/3/1839, SAFFRON WALDEN, married ANN ATHEY,
5/11/1804, SAFFROM WALDEN, ANN ATHEY was baptised 27/2/1777
in MILDENHALL, SUFFOLK, died 26/4/185 in CAMBRIDGE.
Vail (Stonemason), was baptised /9/1788 in Mildenhall, Suffolk,
he married Susan Adams, c 1806, Didington, Norfolk.
Vail (Journeyman Bricklayer) baptised 17/1/1790 in Mildenhall,
Suffolk, he married Elizabeth Unknown, Baker & Confectioner,
born 1799, she died 16/4/1872 in Brandon, Sufflk, age 73, Joseph
Vail died 5/7/1861 in Brandon, Suffolk, age 70.
WILLIAM VAIL baptised 12/1/1776
in Brandon, Suffolk,died 27/3/1839 in Saffron Walden, married ANN
ATHEY 5/11/1804 in SAFFRON WALDEN, Ann was baptised 27/2/1777, MILDENHAL,
SUFFOLK , she died 26/4/1850 in CAMBRIDGE.
WILLIAM & ANN VAIL's children
- Ann Vail baptised 1805 in Saffron
Walden, died 1875 in Cambrige, married Henry Turner, 28/3/1826,
- William Vail born 20/11/1807.
baptised 10/4/1808, Saffron Walden, he died 23/1/1877 in Cambridge,
he married Elizabeth F Cowley, 13/2/18321 (misnoma).
- JOHN VAIL (Whitesmith )12/9/1811
in SAFFRON WALDEN, married ELIZABETH FERGUSON, 12/5/1831
in BARNWELL. JOHN died 1/4/1877 in CAMBRIDGE.
- Joseph Vail (Tailor) born 20/4/1813
in Saffron Walden, married Elizabeth Ann Vail, 22/10/1837,
Ely, Trinity, Joseph died 23/11/1887. Elizabeth Ann was born 26/9/1815
in Ely, she died 15/1/1915 in Ely.
- Elizabeth Vail born 16/1/1816,
saffron Walden, married Charles Starling, 6/10/1852, she
died 15/12/1871 in Cambrige.
- Mary Ann Vail born 1818 in
Saffron Walden, married Henry Hodeson (Whitesmith) 5/3/1840
in Saffron Walden, she died 14/2/1880 in Kingston on the Thames.
VAIL SR was born 1811 in Essex, he was a Whitesmith and bell
hanger and married ELIZABETH HUGERSON, born 1804 in Landbeach,
Cambridgeshire, she was a whitesmiths wife, her mother was Elizabeth
Hugerson, born in 1772, ELIZABETH VAIL'S mother Elizabeth Hugerson
was 79 years old on the 1851 census of Cambridge, she was born in
& ELIZABETH VAIL's children were:
VAIL born 1836 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, still at home,
unmarried, 15 years old.
- JOHN VAIL born 1838 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, still
at home, 13 years old.
- WILLIAM VAIL born 1839 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
Scholar, 12 years old.
- EDWARD VAIL born 1841 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Scholar,
10 years old.
- MARY ANN VAIL born 1843 in Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire,
8 years old.
- CLARA VAIL born 1844 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 7
- ROBERT VAIL born 1846 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 5
Living at the VAIL house was a lodger at this time on the
1851 Census was Robert B Batley, unmarried, 22 years
old, B.A. University of London, Paddington, (Bachelor Of Arts)
JOHN VAIL JR was born 1838
in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, he was a General Smith in Cambridge,
43 years old, he was married to MARY A Unknown born
1835 in Cambridge, 46 years old.
& MARY VAIL'S Children were:FRANCIS
MARY VAIL born 1862 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 19 years
J VAIL born 1863 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 18 years
old, Occupation: Ironmonger.
H VAIL born 1866 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, 15 years
old, Occupation: Ironmonger
B VAIL born 1868 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, Scholar,
13 years old.
EDWARD BRUCE VAIL born 1871 in Cambridge, Cambridgeshire,
Scholar, 10 years old.
Edward Bruce Vail
on picture to enlarge
from 1851 and 1881 Census of Cambridge.
Directory of Cambridgeshire. 1896.
52. Cambridge Private Residents.
VAIL Henry. 36, Tennison Road.
VAIL Miss, 10 Parker Street.
VAIL Wm, Corn Exchange Street.
69. Cambridge Commercial.
VAIL Wm & Son, Smiths & Bellhangers, Corn Exchange
VAIL John, General Smith & Ironmonger.
214 Court Directory.
VAIL Henry, 36 Tennison Road, Cambridge.
VAIL Miss, 10 Parker Street, Cambridge.
VAIL Wm, 15 Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge.
256. Trades Directory.
VAIL John, 1 Post Office Terrace, Cambridge.
275. Trades Directory - Smiths, Blacksmiths & Farriers,
VAIL W &
Son, Corn Exchange Street, Cambridge.
VAIL John, 1, Post Office Terrace, Cambridge.
JOHN VAIL. 1, Post Office Terrace, Cambridge, Gas Fitter,
WILLIAM VAIL -- Son, Locksmith, Bellhangers -- 15, Corn Exchange
Furnishings, Ironmongers, Smiths, Bellhangers, Gas Fitters
Ironmonger, Locksmith, Hot Water Equipment, etc.
VAIL name was first recorded in Northumberland in Northern
England, located in the English and Scottish Border ridings,
they were granted lands by William the Conqueror.
Coat of Arms
VAIL Coat of Arms traces its roots to ancient times where
it was carried in the field of honor.
Crosses diagonally between two narrow stripes between six
The Crest: "A Swans Head"
The Motto: " In te Domine Speravi "
EDWARD BRUCE VAIL'S Obituary.
Daily News. Dec 10, 1956.
On Dec 10, 1956, WILLIAM EDWARD BRUCE VAIL, late of 14, EmeryStreet,
Cambridge --- Funeral, City Cemetery on Wednesday at 2 pm,
Flowers can be sent to the private chapel, Robert Sayle, Saint
Andrews Street, Cambridge.
Daily News. August 12, 1958.
On August 12, 1958 at Hitchin, Catherine Vail, wife of the
late WILLIAM EDWARD BRUCE VAIL of Cambridge -- Funeral, City
Cemetery Chapel on Thursday, August 14, at 12 noon. Flowers
can be sent to Messr, Robert Sayle's private Chapel, Saint
Andrews Street, Cambridge.
City Cemetery, Newmarket Road.
Loving Memory of WILLIAM E B VAIL, died December 8, 1956.
CATHERINE VAIL, died August 10, 1958
(Husband & Wife, they are buried under a Horse Chestnut
& Emily Rosetta VAIL buried near by.
Ironmonger Store at 1, Post Office Terrace, Cambridge
Vail Sr. was born in Saffron Walden, Essex in 1811, he was
a resident of Cambridge by 1851.
Vail Sr. was a whitesmith, John had a son also named John
Vail (John Vail Jr.) who was born in 1838 in Cambridge, John
later worked at his fathers, Ironmonger store at 1, Post Office
Terrace, Cambridge. John Vail Sr. was the founder of the John
Vail Ironmongers Store.
Vail another son of John Vail Sr., established an Ironmongers
in 1839 on Corn Exchange Street, pretty close to Post office
terrace. This store was called William Vail & Son, William
was in partnership with his son, who was also called William,
(William R Vail) born in 1861, 20 years old, a General Smith
on the 1881 Cambridge Census.
Vail Sr. owned the Ironmonger store on Post office terrace
and his son John Vail Jr. took over the ironmonger business
when John Sr. died sometime before 1921. Two sons Henry J
Vail, 18 years old and Frederick H Vail, 15 years old, their
occupations were also Ironmongers on the 1881 Census of Cambridge.
Vail Jr.'s two other sons, John B Vail born 1868 and William
Edward Bruce Vail born 1871, (my Grandfather) both worked
at the Ironmongers Store at 1, Post Office Terrace. The store
was still in business in 1936, with John B Vail as the owner
of the Vail Ironmonger Store, the store is listed in one of
the Business Directories, we do not know when the business
finished being an Ironmongers Store.
Ironmongers - date unknown
Ironmongers - 1872
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