Hello George.As bearers of the family surname, I'm sorry that we've not chatted before, although we do seem to be from completely different sides of the mattress.You've obviously done a lot of research, so I don't know if the following will help you at all or not.
Firstly, Farnham, Frensham, Guildford (all in Surrey) and Binstead, Near Alton (Hampshire) are all extremely close to one another and Vanners are prevalent in all of them.Wilshire, too, is a neighbouring county and we have leaked into there as well.It is highly likely therefore that the Farnham, Frensham, Guildford and Binstead collections all stem from the same source - if you can get back that far!
Secondly, regarding the Isle of Wight connection, there was a book published in 1840 by the Committee of American Sunday School Union in Philadelphia, entitled 'The History of Eleanor Vanner, who died 26 April 1839, aged ten years' by John Curwen.A copy of this book is available, I believe, through the records of the Church of LDS.Although written in the Victorian style of maudlin religiosity and sentimentality, it does contain some useful genealogical info, which I have extracted and show hereunder.
Father: Thomas Vanner Mother:given only as Mrs. Vanner Children: 1) Eliza b.circa 1818 d.circa 1832 2) Fanny b."1825 d."1825 3) Anneb.(not given)M. a Dr.Waller(1835) and went to live in London and died 1836 4) Mary b.(not given)d.circa 1837 5) William 6) Eleanor b.Guildford 17 December 1828
After Mary's death, the family moved to Southsea, near Portsmouth and from there to Hampstead in April 1838.From there they moved to Ventnor, Isle of Wight and the book ends with Eleanor's death and does not relate whether the family stayed in the IOW.A cousin called Charlotte also stayed at some time with the family, but whether this means that they joined relations that already lived on IOW or cousin Charlotte joined them on a visit, is not clear.
I do have Wills and Administration details for certain families from 1864 on the IOW if anyone out there is interested and would be pleased to post them on this board.Anyway, I hope this proves of some interest to yourself, Harry and Joan.
With regard to Richard Vanner, your forebear, I have the following 3 references from: Robsons London Directory (1833) Vanner, R.Bricklayer, 14 Adams Place, High Street, Boro
Pigot & Co Directory (1839) Vanner, RichardPlasterer, 16 Adams Place
Post Office Commercial Directory (1846) Vanner, RichardPlasterer & Stenciller, 1 Cole Street, Great Dover Road
Interesting how he gradually improved his lot from basic 'brickie' to skilled artisan.I think that will do for the moment.Kind regards, David Vanner