Vyvyan family

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For the Vivian family of Glynn and Truro, Cornwall, see Baron Vivian.
Trelowarren manor house is the seat of the Vyvyan family; life here was beautifully described by C. C. Vyvyan in her book The Helford River.[1]

The Vyvyans /ˈvɪviən/ are a prominent Cornish family who were members of Parliament, baronets, and landowners in Penwith and Kerrier since the 15th century. The Vyvyan family have had a large estate called Trelowarren in the parish of Mawgan-in-Meneage in west Cornwall for nearly 600 years. They moved to Trelowarren in 1427 from Trevegean, St. Buryan when they acquired Trelowarren through marriage to the daughter of Honora Ferrers, heiress to the estate of the previous owner, Richard Ferrers. Trelowarren's first garden (at least under the Vyvyans) is recorded in 1428. In the English Civil War (1642-1651) the Vyvyans were royalist supporters. Sir Richard Vyvyan (1613-1724), 1st Baronet, was given a large Vandyke painting of King Charles I (1600-1649), depicted on horseback, by King Charles II (1630-1685) in recognition of his support. That painting continues to hang in the family house in Trelowarren today.

Baronets of Trelowarren[edit]

Main article: Vyvyan baronets

Members of Parliament[edit]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Helford River: Amazon.co.uk: C. C. Vyvyan: Books". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved 2013-06-29. 
  2. ^ Fuidge, N. M. (1981). "VIVIAN, John (c.1526-77)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler. 
  3. ^ Hasler, P.W. (1981). "VIVIAN, Hannibal (1554-1610)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler. 
  4. ^ Hunneyball, Paul (2010). "VYVYAN, Francis (1575-1635)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604-1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris. 
  5. ^ Hunneyball, Paul (2010). "VYVYAN, Hannibal (1589-c.1657)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1604–1629, ed. Andrew Thrush and John P. Ferris. 
  6. ^ Cruickshanks, Eveline (1983). "VYVYAN, Sir Richard (c.1613-65)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660–1690, ed. B.D. Henning. 
  7. ^ Jenkins, Terry (2009). "VYVYAN, Sir Richard, 8th bt. (1800-1879)". The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1820-1832, ed. D.R. Fisher. 

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