Vivian, Vivyan, Vyvian, Vyvyan


Spouse: Isabella daughter of William Bodrigan, her 1st husband was William Boliegh



Sr Violl or Vyel VYVIAN of Trevidreq Kt. 28 Henry III

Spouse: Margaret daughter of Christopher Count of Kildare in Ireland

Children: Sr. Ralph; Lucam Vyvian of Trevidrem 1 Edward I Cor. Reg. Roll 3 & 4 Pasch. 1 Edward I; Joane wife of Sr Bartholomew Greeneville Kt. of Stowe


Sr Ralph VIVIAN Cor. Reg. Roll 3 & 4 Pusch. 1 Edw. I

Spouse: Katherin daughter of Reginald FARRARS / FERRERS of Boswith-greet

Children: John Vivian of Boshavarne paid the subsidy in Paul 1 Edward III ob. 1355, married Alice daughter of Francis Gwenis of Porthenys; Murrill Vivyan married Nicholas de Chiverton; Richard


Richard VIVYAN of Trevidren son and heir, [ob. 1354 Harl. MS 4031 & Ped. fin. 30 Edw. I] held lands at Trevenwy of Joseus Dinham [ob. 16 Nov. 1331]

Spouse: Constance daughter of Sr Hugh PEVERELL, died 25 Oct. 1308

Children: John 3rd son; Hugh 2nd son; Jane married John Erisey of Erisey; Isabella married John Aleth al's abot of St. Martins; Dionysia married Henry de Tresweeweth; William of Trevidren son and heir ob. 13 Dec. 1345 married Claricia daughter of Henry le Force of Pengersick, ob. 18 Nov. 1346; Nicholas


Joane / Jane VIVYAN / VIVIAN died AD 1354

Spouse: John ERISEY ob. 1328 Harl MS 4031, age 19 E. III [Visitation of 1620 does not show this John married to a Vivian]

Children: John ERISY

The churches and antiquities of Cury & Gunwalloe in the Lizard District ... : THERE is one other old seat that of Bonython which claims a mention in any record of the parish of Cury inasmuch as it was in the possession of an ancient family of the same name for so many centuries with a history as full of vicissitudes as its near neighbour Bochym but the materials for its story are far too scant and meagre to render a continuous narrative possible. The scraps and jottings when one has searched all that lay within reach amounts to very little of what the whole history would be if it were possible to present it to the reader in all its romantic truth.   As was remarked with regard to Bochym it very frequently occurred in olden time that families took their name from the place where they dwelt and not vice versa as is the prevalent but mistaken notion. The Cornish says Carew entitle one another with his owne and his father's Christian name and conclude with the place of his dwelling and we may take it the custom of adding de was common at a very early period. Thus the de Bochyms and Thomas de Bonython. Many gentlemen changed their names on the removal to a new home an instance occurring in this very family the Bonithons taking to Carclew name and place. Tonkin says that the custom of assuming the names of their habitation and changing it on the next removal was quite left off 1736 though he could instance some who had done so within one hundred years. In the MSS of Hals is this brief sentence. Bonython is in this parish from whence was denominated an ancient family of gentlemen sur named deBonithon who for many descents flourished here in good reputation till the reign of Queen Anne at which time Charles Bonython Esq serjeant at law sold this barton to one Carpenter now in possession thereof. It was not Charles but his son Richard who sold Bonython to the Carpenters. [See p 84] CS Gilbert who is a pretty reliable authority narrates that the family became extinct in the elder line on the death of Richard Bonithon in the early part of the last century. One of the younger branches of the family and the most wealthy settled at Carclew in the reign of Henry IV having made a marriage with one of the co heiresses of Daungers and there Richard Bonithon died July 31 1697 leaving the estates to an only daughter through whom in marriage they passed away for ever from the family. It is said a younger branch of the Bonithons of Carclew were till lately residing at S Austell In the 16th and 17th centuries they were a powerful family. Tonkin mentions one as a man of great repute in the reign of Henry V and a search among county and other records establishes the fact that the Bonithons figured conspicuously in the political events which occurred in the troublesome days of the Stuart dynasty. Among the State papers of James I it is recorded that a grant was made to Nicholas Fortesque and Michael Vivian of 60 out of the goods of John Bonithon deceased which were forfeited by outlawry his death having occurred just prior to the grant viz June 1605. In 1603 and again in 1604 the Comptrollership of the Stannaries in Cornwall and Devon was granted to Richard Bonithon and again in 1605. Richard Bonithon was appointed keeper of the gaol at Lostwithiel. A little later in the 17th year of James I AD 1619 Reskymer Bonython was Sheriff of Cornwall Polwhele mentions a Thomas Bonython who was a captain in the Low Country wars. And in 1625 a John Bonithon was captain and serjeant major of a regiment levied for the King in Devonshire. A Richard Bonython doubtless one of this Cornish family was one of the first emigrants to America and settled at Saco where he died in 1650. His son John died about 1684. Thomes Bonython of Bonython married Frances the daughter of Sir John Parker of London and by this marriage there was a son John Bonython who married Ann daughter of Hugh Trevanion Esq of Trelogan

The baronetage of England: containing a genealogical and ..., Volume 1 By Thomas] [Wotton, Edward Kimber:  Vyvyan of Trelowarren Cornwall. Created Baronet Feb 12 1644. THE ancient family of Vyvyan was originally seated at Telkudrin or Trivudrin now called Treviddren in the parish of Buryan in Cornwall which estate still continues in the family. The first who is entered in the Visitation Books of the Heralds Office is Sir Vyel Vyvyan Knt. This person is said to have married Margaret daughter of Christopher Earl or Lord of Kildare in Ireland and had issue a daughter Joan married to Sir Bartholomew Granvile of Kilkhampton and also Sir Ralph Vyvyan Knt his son and heir who by Catharine daughter of Reginald Ferrers of Boswithy or Boswith Greet in Cornwall had issue.  Richard Vyvyan who by reason of his neighbourhood to the Collegiate Church of Buryan had in conjunction with John de Maunte Dean of that place a controversy with Richard de Beaupre the pretended Prebendary of Trethin, This Richard married Constance daughter of Sir Hugh Peverell Knt by whom he had issue William his son and heir, Hugh, Nicholas, and three daughters married into the families of Herne Eriiy and Aleth. He died Nov 16 1331 and his wife Oct 25 1308. William his son and heir married Claricia daughter of Henry le Fort or le Force of Pengerlkk by Engrine daughter of Edward Godolphin and died Dec 13 1345 and his wife Nov 18 1346 having issue a daughter Joan married to Alan Treuronck of St Sancred also his son and successor Ralph Vyvyan Esq who married Alice daughter of Peter Kemple of Cornwall Esq and was father of Ralph who married Isabella daughter of John Anthony or Anthorne. It is most probable that these were two persons father and son called Ralph Vyvyan. The father married Alice the daughter of Peter Kemple and the son Isabella daughter of John Anthony as before observedmand in this we follow the Heralds office and several manuscripts in the Trelowarren family. Indeed there is one that supposes that there was but one Ralph who had to wife both the Ladies above mentioned, but we think this account easy to be refuted. John son and heir of Ralph who if Leland's account maybe depended upon in his Itinerary had once much impaired his estate but the same was repaired and increased by the marriage of Honor daughter and heir of Richard Ferrers of Trelowarren Esq by whom he had that Lordship the continued seat of the family. By the said Honor he had issue Richard whom Leland calls a gallant Courtier set forth by Somerset Lord Herbert. This Richard was Sheriff of Cornwall in the 8th and also in the 20th of Hen VII and having married Florence daughter of Richard Arundel of Trerice in Cornwall, had by her Michael and Robert bred a Lawyer. Michael was Sheriff of Cornwall in the 22d of Hen VII and married Thomasine one of the daughters of John Glyn of Murvayle. By her he had a son called John also a daughter Florence married to John Fortescue. This Michael died about 4 Eliz. John his son married Elizabeth the eldest daughter and coheir of Thomas Tethurfe Esq, son and heir of John Tethurfe by Elizabeth his wife who was the eldest daughter of Sir Hugh Courtney and one of the coheirs of Edward Courtney Earl of Devon. John his son and heir who was Member of Parliament for Helston 14 Eliz married Anne daughter of Baldwin Mallet and had issue Anne married to John Kestel of Kestel, Christian, Barbara, and Catharine. Also Hannibal his son and heir who was Member of Parliament 28 and 43 Eliz for Helston 31 Eliz for Truro and 3 Car I for St Maws as also Sheriff of Cornwall. He married Philippa daughter of Roger Tremaine of Cullacomb in Devon Esq and had issue Sir Francis Vyvyan Knt who was Sheriff of Cornwall 15 Jac. I and was in great esteem and reputation. He married Loveday daughter of John Connock of Treworgy in Cornwall Esq and had issue Sir Richard Vyvyan Knt his son and heir who was Member of Parliament for Penryn 15 Car. I and a Burgess for Tregony in this county to serve in that Parliament which began 1640 but leaving it in 1642 retired to Oxford and sate in the Parliament there 1643 and was Master of the Mint at Exeter during the time of the rebellion. He was by King Charles I in reward for his loyalty and the great losses he sustained by imprisonment and sequestration of his estate advanced to the honour and dignity of a Baronet the 20th of his reign. He married Mary daughter of James Bulteel of Barnstaple in Devon Esq and had issue Sir Vyell and Charles and several daughters.

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