Name: Roger VIVIAN
Birth: ABT 1598 in Camborne
Death: 1656 in Camborne
Burial: 14 MAR 1656 Camborne
Reference Number: 317
For many years I`ve been trying to confirm that Roger Vivian who married Ellen Bennett on the 25th of October 1623 at Camborne was the son of Haniball Vyvyan of Trelowarren. Col. John Lambrick Vivian in the Visitations said he was, (suppositions & assumptions).The Latter Day Saints said he was, (not to be relied upon). I was not convinced. Haniball`s son Roger Vivian was a successful merchant in London. One of the King`s Tin Farmers in Cornwall. Spent sometime in Colchester Prison during the civil war for being a Royalist and refusing to hand over the King`s money to Parliament. He was reduced in his estates and had to borrow £3000 in the form of a mortgage from his nephew Sir Richard Vyvyan of Trelowarren to be released from jail. He was employed by the East India Comp., spent many years travelling abroad where he died in Aleppo, Syria in 1652.
Roger Vivian who married Ellen Bennett was a yeoman of Camborne, they had 8 children all baptised in Camborne.
The records below convinced me that Roger Vivian, the husband of Ellen Bennett was the son of John and Elinor Vivian of Camborne and not Haniball Vyvyan of Trelowarren.
Pendarves. Family of Pendarves
Cornwall Record Office Ref. no. PD/7/4
Inquisition, Tolgarrick, Camborne 5th Aug. 1605
Manuscript 1 Piece
Held after the death of Margaret, late wife of John Vyvyan (Vivian) deceased.
Cornwall Record Office Ref. No. PD/7/5
Pendarves family of Pendarves, Camborne.
Deed, Tolgarrick, Camborne.
10th May 1623
Parties 1) Roger Vivian, yeoman of Camborne and Elinor Vivian, widow, late the wife of John Vivian of Camborne and mother of the said Roger Vivian. 2) Alexander Thomas alias Pendarves, gentleman of Camborne. Consideration: £80 Messuages, lands and tenements commonly called and known by the name of Tolgarracke (Tolgarrick) in Camborne. Witnessed by John Arundell, Peter Tom? Richard Pendarves, Laurence Call, Thomas Eva and Henry Caunter.
Corwall Record Office Ref. No. PD/7/7
Pendarves family of Pendarves, Camborne
Deeds, Tolgarrick, Camborne
Final concord, Tolgarrick, Camborne
Octave of the purification 1629
Parties: 1) Richard Pendarves, gentleman and Richard Veale , clerk,
Querunt 2) Roger Vivian, deforciant. Consideration: £60 sterling. Three messuages, three gardens, 26 acres of land, 10 acres of downs and heath, 6 acres of moor and common pasture in Tolgarrick, Penzance, Camborne and Illogan.
Tolgarrick Farm was held by the Vivian family for over 250 years. Francis Vivian, Agent to the foundry at Tuckingmill was living there on the 1841, 1851 and 1861 Census for Camborne.
In March 1642 at Camborne Roger Vivian signed The Oath of Protestation ( Oath of loyalty, ostensibly to the King, but in fact to Parliament, initiated in the House of Commons in May 1641.)
His brother Henry Vivian also signed at the same time.
The other convincing point is Haniball Vyvyan of Trelowarren never had a son named Henry.
Father: John VIVIAN b: ABT 1573 in Camborne
Ellen BENNETT b: ABT 1598 in Camborne
25 OCT 1623
in Camborne, Cornwall
- Honor VIVIAN b: 1624 in Camborne, Cornwall
- John VIVIAN b: 1626 in Camborne, Cornwall
- Margery VIVIAN b: 1628 in Camborne, Cornwall
- William VIVIAN b: 1631 in Camborne, Cornwall
- Mary VIVIAN b: 1632 in Camborne, Cornwall
- Roger VIVIAN b: 1635 in Camborne, Cornwall
- Henry VIVIAN b: 1637 in Camborne, Cornwall
- Francis VIVIAN b: 1640 in Camborne, Cornwall