Raewyn Vincent

Raewyn Vincent

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Raewyn J. Vincent
Born 1970s.
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Daughter of [private father (1940s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1940s - unknown)]
Sister of [private brother (1970s - unknown)]
Mother of [private daughter (2010s - unknown)]
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Wiki Genealogist April 2020 Club 100 March 2020 Club 100 February 2020 Club 100 January 2020 Club 1,000 December 2019 Club 100 November 2019 Club 100 October 2019 Club 1,000 Source-a-Thon 2019 Winner September 2019 Club 1,000 Source-a-Thon 2019 Participant August 2019 Club 1,000 July 2019 Club 1,000 Connect-a-Thon Winner 2019 Team Leader Sourcerer Generous Genealogist -  Green Star One Name Studies Project Member Generous Genealogist - Blue Star England Project Member
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  • Space:How_to_use_the_GRO - a step-by-step on how to get the most out of using the England / Wales general register office website for free. - needs a minor update.



I was born at the now non-existent Essex hospital in Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand. When I was younger, my mother would say that I was born next to the bun factory (there was a bread factory in the same street. It was Essex bakery). Essex hospital was a small hospital for maternity and was in Essex Street not far from the central city.

I presently reside in Kansas with my family, having left Christchurch a year before the first major Christchurch earthquake.


Every life has its own story. When I'm older, I will share mine. But for now, I look to the past to see what I can find out about some of the traits I have inherited and what contributes in the making of me.

Family Research

My interest in family research came about as a result of a family tree that was given to my father. He looked at it and I looked at it and while I didn't pay a lot of attention at the time, it did pique my interest and I "snagged it". (My father has never complained, so I'm lucky there!) I wanted to know the origins of the Vincent name. Was it French, Italian? Where did my father's family come from? I have yet to find the answers for my specific line, but in the meantime I am looking elsewhere in other parts of the family, because one never knows which family member decides to take interest in their heritage. And that leads into the next part.


I have to give credit to my second cousin Richard L. Vincent of New Zealand for all of his research prior to the advent of home Internet access! Family genealogy research was much more difficult, especially when trying to trace family from one side of the globe to the other before personal computers and online databases. It is he whom sparked my interest in genealogy at all and I am grateful for this. His line of research also involved some rumour we somehow had a relationship to the Vincents of Stoke D'Abernon. A family rumour, which may be little more than that, but some rumours have turned out to be true. Unfortunately, the likelihood is if we were somehow related to them, we may have been the result of some form of illegitimacy. Unless I could get my father's DNA compared to someone of that line, or further information comes to light about Henry Vincent I don't think we'll ever be able to confirm or deny it.

Family Names

These are names that are in my family by blood or marriage and I am interested in or actively researching.

  • Burrell
  • Carrick - very active. Jan 2020. 1756 Will transcription in progress.
  • Edwards
  • Hughes
  • Thomson
  • Meredith
  • Rodmell
  • Serjantson Name study
  • Sharpe / Sharp
  • Sinclair
  • Stewart
  • Vincent

Digital After Life

Being that we know not the hour, nor day, if something should happen to me this day, or any day, where I am no longer capable to communicate, or that my breath has ceased, I entrust my account and 'personal' tree to a family member who can prove they are such and intend to continue it. Alternatively, leaders of the England or New Zealand project to take care of what I started. This work was started before I was born and it is by no means complete and it should be available for those who hold an interest in their origins.


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Raewyn is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
So I know what's going on.
Family name from New Zealand back to England. There are two Carrick lines in my family on my paternal side.
For keeping up with Categorization news and topics.
I work the error list regularly to try and improve the health of our global tree.
Helping to improve profiles.
Interested in the Hughes around Anglesey, Wales, New Zealand and in between.
New Zealand back to England.
Most of my recent family are from New Zealand.
Profile improvement and assistance.
This name is on both sides of my family - different branches. New Zealand, England and Scotland.
I like to help improve Wiki and participating in various sprints is encouraging.
So far we're back in England, but it stretches into Scotland. My grandmother's father was a Thomson.
New Zealand from 1850s and back to Westminster, London England from at least 1750s.
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Hi Raewyn,

Your England Leaders are completing the six monthly check in with all team members. I wanted to thank you for your work on English Profiles and particularly your work in your various England Teams.

These are unprecedented and difficult times, and we understand as Project Leaders that your situation may have changed somewhat in the last few months. What we are all able to/ wish to contribute on Wikitree has changed. Please let me know if you are happy with your current role and team choice or if you wish to do something additional or different. Thank you again on behalf of all the project leaders for everything you do.


Hi Joan,

Lovely to hear from you. Sorry I've been noticeably absent in real time, but I have been picking up on Unknowns this week, mainly in Middlesex / Greater London area). So yes, please keep me active in Greater London/ Middlesex and Lincolnshire when I've deciphered some of the unknowns in Middlesex.

Thank YOU for everything you do.

Kind rgards, Raewyn.

posted by Raewyn Vincent
Hi Raewyn,

As you will have seen, we have been doing some restructuring in the Wales Project and are now organising ourselves into different teams. Please have a look at the new project pages, and let me know which team(s) you would like to be in.

Please can you also send me your e-mail address? I can then make sure you are introduced to your Team Leaders, are in the Google Group, and receive an invitation to join our Discord server.

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Wales Project that you respond to these check-ins.

Many thanks,

Susie, Wales Project Co-Leader

posted by Susie MacLeod
Hi Susie,

I trust this email finds you and your family healthy and well.

I think for the time being you can remove me from the Wales group. Maybe I'll join back at a future date, but for now I've been focusing more on living family and other things and don't want to be more dead weight  :)

Kind regards, Raewyn.

posted by Raewyn Vincent
Thank you Raewyn for your correction on Elizabeth Moyns (1786-) this is a line I have had difficulty in finding information. Thank you Gary
posted by Gary Thexton
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Raewyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the February 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl In the Money Milestone
Raewyn reached the In the Money milestone by sourcing 300 profiles in the January 2020 Sourcerers' Challenge

Great job Raewyn! Thanks for all your contributions to the Sourcerer's Challenges!

posted by Alex Stronach
Yes, Joplin Missouri tornado is your next space page. Pvt personal email coming with info.
posted by Mary Richardson
I think they want a 75 year limit (just found out) for the disasters.
posted by Raewyn Vincent
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Yearly Golden Achievement Milestone
Raewyn reached the Golden Achievement milestone by sourcing at least one profile in every month of the 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Outstanding! We started this program in April of this year 2019 award is April through December.

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Raewyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the December 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Thanks, Raewen, for your comments on Waudby-65|Hannah Hardbattle]], born Waudby or perhaps Maudby.

As we build trees it is surprising how often we find people with several possible names. This is partly a problem of calligraphy, and partly the lack of standardisation of names as we go further into the past. I do not think Hannah was a Maudby - the name is at best very rare in East Yorkshire: But Waudby is also often spelt Waldby, or Wardby

posted by David Horsley

Hi Raewyn, 

Wondered as the Windsor Warriors are not participating if you would like to join the Sandringham Strollers for the Scan-A-Thon on the January 10, at 8 AM (ET) and runs until Monday, January 13, 2020

If you would like to join us please register Here 

Look forward to working with you during this fun event.

Janet & Gillian

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild
Thanks for the invite, ladies. At this time I'm going to politely decline the offer. I didn't participate in last year's one either though, so it's not a team issue  :)
posted by Raewyn Vincent
Hi Raewyn, I’ve added Mary Cartwright to the list of brick walls on the sourcerers team page for you. Let’s hope you find an answer!


posted by Maddy Hardman
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Red Hot Effort Milestone
Raewyn reached the Red Hot Effort milestone by sourcing 100 profiles in the November 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Hi Raewyn, in your process for creating the weekly stats table for Norfolk, do you have the ability to create a report breaking down the suggestions numbers by time period (i.e. in the same way that the suggestions list is broken out)? I noticed a jump in the last month and would to see what caused that. This would just be for my use, not something that needs to be posted to the Team page.

Cheers, Chris

posted by Chris Hampson
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Raewyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the October 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Sourcerers' Challenge Wise Owl Blue Skies Milestone
Raewyn reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the September 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge

Thanks! Great job!

posted by Laura (Pennie) Bozzay
Thank you, Raewyn, for your more than one thousand contributions to our Shared Tree during the month of September. The Appreciation Team honors you for all of your efforts.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

I've gone on the England page as requested I've also sent you a PM Regards Anon

posted by Anon Cormack
Raewyn, the Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Also, you are a superior WikiTreer, easily evidenced by the repeated recognitions you receive on G2G.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

Raewyn is 25 degrees from Donald Howard, 23 degrees from Julia Howe and 23 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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