Fictional ? I`ll have you know that I have in my family treeA.C.Dracula marrying Cruella De Vivian, a dog breeder from Chipping Sodbury. I had a researcher Mr A. Stoker on this charged me 10 hrs. at £39.50 an hour. Money well spent I thought, but his report was delivered on a rainy day, the writing was smudged and I had a devil of a job deciphering it. I`ll have to double check with the Mormans. Enough of this banter Rachel.
On a more serious note and to go back to the start of this thread. Mary Vivian born about 1781 Camborne.
Mary Vivian married Henry Rosewarne at Camborne in 1804 The witnesses were Joseph Vivian of Mt. Pleasent ( 4th son of Simon Vivian ) and his wife Anne Vivian ( daughter of John Vivian of Velansaundry ) Joseph and Anne were also first cousins. The question is were they Mary Vivians parents ? I think they were. Joseph married Anne on 20th Nov. 1778 at Camborne. The parish records show no christenings for their children until ten years after their marriage although we know their children were; Nicholas, Joseph, William, Anne, Sally 1788, Sally 1794, Sally 1799, and Elizabeth 1805. Mary and Henry also had a daughter Sally c.21st June 1804 which again points to Joseph and Anne being her Parents. Arlene Amodie thought that Mary might have been the daughter of Charles Vivian and Mary Tippet b.1784 at Camborne. Charles was the first cousin of Joseph and Anne. And when Charles went to work for the Neath Abbey Iron Comp. at Neath in Glamorgan in 1793they might have left Mary behind with his cousins if she didn`t want to go. She would have been 9 years of age then. But this is all conjecture, pretty hard stuff to prove. In my records I have all the probate records of Charles and Mary Vivians surviving children.Charles Vivian d.7-1-1857 Clydach, Swansea. Personal Est. £433.6.8d. Probate granted to Caroline Susannah Davies of Wychtree St., Morriston, Swansea. Widow, and the daughter and one of next of kin. Edward Vivian, bachelor d. 22-10-1886 at Camborne. Personal est. £150. Probate granted to Caroline Susannah Davies, niece and one of the persons entitled to distribution. James Vivian late of Tuckingmill, Camborne, d. 1859. Personal est. £432.13.4d. Probate granted to Caroline Susannah Davies, niece and one of the presons entitled to distribution. John Vivian late of Tredegar, Bedwellty. Mons. d. 27-11-1838 Perosal est, £408. Probate granted to Caroline Sussanah Davies, the administrix of the personal est.of Charles Vivian, the brother and one of next of kin. William Vivian, bachelor, d. Camborne 17-3-1872 Personal est. £120 probate granted to Caroline Susannah Davies, niece. Mary Vivian,spinster,d. 13-5-1850 Personal est £28.11.6
All the above records were found at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth. They were coppied down by my sister and all were in a batch together. I believe the above probates were tied in with an annuity left by Mary Tippet to her children and when they died left to her grandchildren. This ties in with a letter I have dated Nov.1886 after Edward Vivian died, the last of Charles and Mary Tippets children to die. Neath is not far Camborne by boat, a few hours sailing across the Bristol Channel, if the probate record for Mary Vivian is wrong she might have stayed in Cornwall. The family probably went home quite often to visit their relatives. We are open to offers on this, any help would be most welcome. Bye Rachel.