I am doing some work into the Vivian family history.
I am married to Kirsty nee Thomson who is the only daughter of Grayham & Elaine Thomson. Grayham is a descendant of the Vivian line.
I am hoping you will be able to pass some information on to me for my records, and answer some questions for me.
Firstly I think I found the marriage of Thomas Vivian to Mary Wheare in the 2nd Qtr of 1856 in Helston, Cornwall. Is this the correct marriage? It would have been just before they departed for Australia.
Can you confirm that Mary died 26th March 1859? Is the family convinced this is correct?
The reason I ask is this: I found a birth record for a William Vivian born in 1867 in Hamilton whose parents were Thomas & Mary Vivian (nee Where). This seems to be another child of Thos & Mary's yet Mary died in 1859. Do you know anything about this birth record?
Have Thomas Vivian or Mary Wheare been traced in Cornwall? I think I found them in both the 1841 & 1851 census'.
Do you have copies of any of Thomas or Mary's marriage or death certificates, that you would be happy to send me copies of?
I am keen to gain as much information I can about this family, for Grayham's benefit.