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Luke Knight Vail
(Cal 1800-1855)
Miriam Neale
(Cal 1800-1873)
Edward Luke Vail
Elizabeth Stowe
(Bef 1845-)

Frederick William Vail


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Frederick William Vail

  • Born: 1864, Melbourne, Australia 1

  General Notes:

The Frederick William Vail b1864 is most likely the Fred Vail who appears in Lavinia Shaw's albums in 3 photographs, two with Ernest Shaw and the third alone in a school uniform (Wesley?). 1864 was the year of Ernest Shaw's birth.

[7/8/06 RB] I checked the list of students in the History of Wesley College 1865 - 1919 (SLV) and could only find Vail, E L started 1868 and Vail, W N started 1870. Frederick had four older brothers (Edward Luke b1859, William Knight b1860, Francis Ernest b1862, Albert Henry b1863). Did the first two start at Wesley and then all move to another school. The older boys would have been contemporaries of Ernest Shaw's older brothers who started at Wesley in 1872.


1 Registry of Births Deaths & Marriages (Victoria) - Index,, Family Name: VAIL
Given Name(s): Frederick William
Sex: Unknown
Event: BIRTH
Father's Name: Edward Duke
Mother's Name: STOWE - Elizabeth
Birth Place: MELB
Registration Year: 1864
Registration Number: 18348