Geoffrey de Vere1

M, #21244, d. 1170
     Geoffrey de Vere married Isabel de Say Baroness of Clun, daughter of Helias de Say, circa September 1164.1 Geoffrey de Vere died in 1170.1


  1. [S396] R.W. Eyton, Shropshire, Vol. XI, p. 30.

Isabella of Vermandois1

F, #13503
     Isabella of Vermandois was the daughter of (?) Hugh, Count of Vermandois.1 Isabella of Vermandois married William Warenne 2nd Earl of Surrey.

Child of Isabella of Vermandois and William Warenne 2nd Earl of Surrey


  1. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 193.

Isabel Vernon1

F, #20548
     Isabel Vernon married Sir John Stanley Lord of Pipe and Elford.1 Sister of the whole blood of Sir Humphrey Stanley of Pipe, Knight.1


  1. [S144] William Salt Archaeological Society, Staffordshire Historical Collections, Vol. 4, Part 2; First Series. p. 75.

Ariantje Verplananck1

F, #22580
     Ariantje Verplananck married Melchert Vander Poel.1

Child of Ariantje Verplananck and Melchert Vander Poel


  1. [S574] Wilhelm Christop Berkenmeyer, The Albany Protocol, p. 561.

Theodore Stuart Robert Verschoyle

M, #7094, b. 16 December 1871
     Theodore Stuart Robert Verschoyle was born on 16 December 1871. He married Emily Margaret Pierce McClellan, daughter of Rev. John Brown McClellan M.A. and Emily Elliott Pierce, on 27 June 1895 in Cirencester, Gloucestershire.1,2


  1. [S120] Free BMD.
  2. [S232], Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1938.

Alida Vetch1,2

F, #5498
     Alida Vetch was the daughter of Colonel Samuel Vetch and Margaret Livingston.1 Alida Vetch married Stephen Bayard.3

Child of Alida Vetch and Stephen Bayard


  1. [S44] George Dangerfield, Chancellor Livingston, Chart.
  2. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. II p. 652.
  3. [S113] William Addams Reitwiesner, Bush ancestry.

Colonel Samuel Vetch1

M, #5497, b. 9 December 1668, d. 30 April 1732
     Colonel Samuel Vetch was born on 9 December 1668 in Edinburgh.1,2 He was the son of William Veitch and Marion Fairley.2 Colonel Samuel Vetch married Margaret Livingston, daughter of Hon. Robert Livingston, "First Lord of the Manor" and Alida Schuyler, on 20 December 1700.3 At the age of 15, Vetch and his brother William were sent to Holland to join their father who had fled Charles II 's persecution of the Covenanters. There they studied at Utrecht until they joined the forces of William of Orange bound for England in 1688. Vetch later acquired military experience in the battles of the War of the League of Augsburg, rising to the rank of captain. At war's end, he sailed in the ambitious Scottish expedition to Darien (Central America), was elected to the council of that ill-starred colony, and in August 1699 arrived in New York with the starving survivors of the project.

His commanding presence and natural gifts earned him easy acceptance amongst the merchant families of New York.

Vetch shortly began a lucrative, though illegal, trade with New France. Disclosure of his ventures, combined with political disruption of the colony and the outbreak of Queen Anne's War (War of the Spanish Succession), occasioned his removal to Boston, where by 1705 he could see the possibility of undertaking new trading ventures to Canada under the cover of negotiations for prisoner exchange. Governor Dudley entrusted him with returning Augustin Le Gardeur de Courtemanche to Quebec in the fall of 1705; the latter was carrying the rejection of a peace proposal made by Governor Rigaud de Vaudreuil. Vetch used the opportunity to assess the resources of New France and to attempt to re-establish trading connections. He eventually found opportunities for trade in Acadia. Combining trade with espionage, Vetch and other Boston ship-captains continued their activities until public outcry forced an end to this illegal trade. Many people were alarmed that weapons were among the articles going to Acadia. Tried and convicted by the Massachusetts General Court in 1706, Vetch went to England where, the following year, he obtained acquittal from the Privy Council on the grounds that the Massachusetts legislature had exceeded its authority.

At once Vetch advanced a larger project to Queen Anne's court; nothing less than the conquest of New France. With unusual breadth of view, he combined the schemes of 1690 and New England's efforts against Acadia in a sweeping paper, "Canada Survey'd," submitted in July 1708, in which he outlined the advantages and strategy of totally defeating France in the New World. Supported by friends he had made among the Whig lords and by letters from several colonial governors, Vetch won the queen's approval for the "Glorious Enterprise," a commission as colonel, and the promise of the governorship of Canada after it was taken.

With former Virginia governor Colonel Francis Nicholson as a volunteer, Vetch returned to Boston in April 1709 to get the support of the colonists for the expedition while impatiently awaiting the arrival of the promised British ships and sailors. Only in October did the dismal news come to the angered colonists that the enterprise had been cancelled owing to the demands of the war in Europe. Vetch, discredited, urged renewal of the plan, and Nicholson bore the colonial protests to England.

Nicholson returned in the spring of 1710, authorized to make a limited attack against Port Royal in Acadia, with Vetch designated to be commander of the conquered area. The French commander, Daniel d'Auger de Subercase, whose forces were vastly outnumbered, yielded after a brief struggle and early in October Vetch assumed command at Port-Royal (now renamed Annapolis Royal); the post amounted to little more than control of a small area around the fort, in the midst of hostile French inhabitants. The major part of the New England force departed in mid-October and Vetch was left with 200 marines and 250 colonial volunteers. The first winter at Annapolis Royal proved difficult. The fort was in a state of disrepair, necessary supplies were hard to come by, and the Acadians, sensing the precariousness of the British position, became more and more intractable. Vetch returned to Boston in January 1710/11 to seek help for his garrison, only to find that rumours were spreading that he was using his position for personal profit. He angrily denied the charges and finally managed to obtain some support for his post in the form of supplies. Returning to Annapolis Royal, he found the garrison reduced in number (now little more than 200 men) and discouraged about its situation. The Acadians and Indians were becoming more openly hostile. He began to send appeals to the New England colonies for reinforcements and continued to urge the complete reduction of Canada.

In June 1711, Vetch received news that a British regiment, supported by a large force of naval vessels, was ready in Boston and that preparations were being made, on the authority of the new Tory ministry, to revive the strategy he had advocated. Vetch was recalled to Boston and left Sir Charles Hobby in temporary command at Annapolis Royal. The force sailed for Quebec on 30 July, under the command of Admiral Sir Hovenden Walker, with Brigadier-General John Hill as commander-in-chief of the landing forces, and Vetch as commander of the New England troops. Familiar with the St Lawrence, Vetch was asked to lead the fleet, but Walker had not relinquished the van when contrary winds and poor seamanship put nine ships on the rocks off the Ile-aux-Oeufs in the Gulf of St Lawrence. The admiral, unenthusiastic from the start, needed no further excuse to abandon the enterprise, though Vetch used all his powers of persuasion to urge the still powerful force to resume its course.

On the return journey, Vetch received assurances that about 350 men from the force would be detached to replace the Nova Scotia garrison. He stopped at Annapolis Royal and left about 200 men, a military engineer, George Vane and a replacement for Hobby, Thomas Caulfeild. Vetch then went on to spend the winter in Boston, keeping in touch with Caulfeild in the interim. During his stay in Boston and after his return to Annapolis Royal in June, he made continual appeals to London for instructions on his duties, for a regular garrison, and for payment of the colony's sizeable expenses, but to no avail. The condition of the colony worsened as desertions from the garrison increased. About this same time, Vane sent complaints to the home government that Vetch was extorting money from the inhabitants and treating them "more like slaves then anything else."

After passing another hard winter at Annapolis Royal, Vetch learned early in the summer of 1713 that the Tory government in England had appointed Nicholson to replace him. When Nicholson arrived in the fall with a commission as governor, Vetch found that his former comrade-in-arms had turned against him and, following Vane's complaints, was attempting to have him charged with maladministration at Annapolis Royal. To counter these accusations and collect what the government owed him, Vetch sailed for England 16 April 1714, leaving behind his wife and two children, Alida and William.

With the accession of George I and the appointment of a Whig ministry, Vetch was able to discredit the arbitrary Nicholson, justify his management of Nova Scotia, and win the governorship in January 1714/15, but he never returned to America. He was often called to advise the Board of Trade on general matters concerning America, or on the troublesome problems of his own government. Superseded by Governor Philipps* in August 1717, he devoted his final years to futile proposals for developing Nova Scotia, petitions for vacant colonial governorships, and efforts to collect his accounts. Margaret Vetch joined her husband in England in 1717 and remained with him until his death while a prisoner in King's Bench for debt. He was buried at St George s Church in Southwark (London).

Samuel Vetch was one of the few prescient Britons of his time to catch a vision of the imperial future and draw colonists and crown together in plans of action which could command the support of both. He clearly outlined the new resources of forests and furs that would provide commercial opportunities for Britain in Canada. After the capture of Nova Scotia he worked tirelessly for its development, both while he held its command and afterwards when he made personal proposals in London. Throughout his life Vetch saw the relationships between his own interest and the growing administrative, financial, and military problems of the empire. He helped provide the spark that replaced the French empire in Canada by British dominion.

The Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada under the chairmanship of Dr. J. C. Webster erected a monument to Vetch in 1928 on the ramparts of the old fort at Annapolis Royal. Large portraits of Vetch and his wife hang in the Museum of the City of New York.4 Colonel Samuel Vetch died on 30 April 1732 in London at the age of 63.2

Children of Colonel Samuel Vetch and Margaret Livingston


  1. [S44] George Dangerfield, Chancellor Livingston, Chart.
  2. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. II p. 650.
  3. [S80] Arthur Meredyth Burke, Prominent Families, Livingston.
  4. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. II p. 650 et seq.
  5. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. II p. 652.

William Vetch1

M, #6740
     William Vetch was the son of Colonel Samuel Vetch and Margaret Livingston.1


  1. [S58] Various Editors, Dictionary of Canadian Biography, vol. II p. 652.

Sir John de Veulle1

M, #9820, b. circa 1799, d. 1 June 1848
     Sir John de Veulle. Bailiff of the Island of Jersey.2 He was born circa 1799. He married Anne Eliza Tindal, daughter of Thomas Tindal and Anne Chaplin, on 5 November 1829.3 Sir John de Veulle died on 1 June 1848 in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, at his father-in-law's house.2


  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Nov 07, 1829.
  2. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Jun 5, 1848.
  3. [S82] John Bernard Burke, Colonial Gentry, p. 479.

Isabel Josephine Vickers1

F, #1806, b. August 1864, d. May 1943
     Isabel Josephine Vickers was born in August 1864 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.2,1 She was the daughter of J.J. Vickers. Isabel Josephine Vickers married Dr. Henry Sewall, son of Rev. Thomas Sewall and Julia Elizabeth Waters, on 22 September 1887 in St. James' Cathedral, Toronto.3 Isabel Josephine Vickers died in May 1943 in Denver, Colorado, at the age of 784 and is buried in Fairmount Cemetery, Denver, Denver County, Colorado.5


  1. [S268] Ephraim Orcutt Jameson, The Choates in America, p. 195.
  2. [S206] 1920 US Census.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Weekly Expositor. (Brockway Centre, Mich.), 29 Sept. 1887.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, Denver Public Library 1942-1943 Obituary Index. Rocky Mountain News and Denver Post.… (December 2008).
  5. [S392] Website ( "#33815048."

J.J. Vickers

M, #15735
     Of Toronto.

Child of J.J. Vickers

Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland1

F, #12037

Child of Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland and King Charles Stewart, Charles II, King of England


  1. [S147] Alison Weir, Britain's Royal Families, p. 257.

Emma Vining

F, #24357
     Emma Vining married Harrison J. Bates.

Child of Emma Vining and Harrison J. Bates

Ariaantje Hermanse Visscher1,2

F, #7777
     Ariaantje Hermanse Visscher married Jeronimus (Hieronimus) Wendell, son of Evert Jansen Wendell and Susanna Du Trieux, before 1676.1

Child of Ariaantje Hermanse Visscher and Jeronimus (Hieronimus) Wendell


  1. [S74] S.V. Talcott, Genealogical notes, p. 377.
  2. [S250] Saint Nicholas Society, Vol. 1. p 185.

Frederick Harmense Visscher1

M, #7782
     Frederick Harmense Visscher married Elizabeth Sanders Glen on 15 December 1705.1


  1. [S74] S.V. Talcott, Genealogical notes, p. 377.

Maria Visscher1

F, #7779
     Maria Visscher married Philip Wendell, son of Evert Jansen Wendell and Susanna Du Trieux, on 17 June 1688.1


  1. [S74] S.V. Talcott, Genealogical notes, p. 377.

Douglas Vivian1

M, #2258, b. 11 October 1895, d. 5 January 1955
     Douglas Vivian was born on 11 October 1895 in Franklin Mine, Michigan.1 He was the son of William Vivian and Annie Kitts.1 Douglas Vivian married Marion Gray, daughter of William T. Gray and Emma Lavinia Sewell, on 3 September 1919 in Houghton, Michigan.1 Douglas Vivian died on 5 January 1955 in Cleveland, Ohio, at the age of 59.1

Child of Douglas Vivian and Marion Gray


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Jane Vivian1

F, #2261, b. 25 July 1920
     Jane Vivian was born on 25 July 1920 in Houghton, Michigan.1 She was the daughter of Douglas Vivian and Marion Gray.1


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

William Vivian1

M, #2259
     William Vivian married Annie Kitts.1

Child of William Vivian and Annie Kitts


  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.

Catherine Vlcek

F, #23696, b. circa 1872
     Catherine Vlcek was born circa 1872 in Czechoslovakia.1 She is also recorded as Kathleen Vilchek; Catherine Wolfe on the marriage certificate of her daughter Effie2 and Catherine Wolzak on the marriage record of her daughter Mary. She married Frank Lincoln Sewall, son of Horace Porter Sewall and Sarah F. Jackman, on 19 September 1891 in Minnetonka Mills, Hennepin County, Minnesota.

Children of Catherine Vlcek and Frank Lincoln Sewall


  1. [S207] 1910 US Census, Brooklyn, Hennepin, Minnesota.
  2. [S89] Family Search, British Columbia Marriage Registrations, 1859-1932.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Minnesota, Births and Christenings, 1840-1980.

Belitje Jacobs van Vleckensteyn1

F, #15186
     Belitje Jacobs van Vleckensteyn married Theunis Thomaszen Quick on 9 March 1625 in Naarden, Holland.1

Child of Belitje Jacobs van Vleckensteyn and Theunis Thomaszen Quick


  1. [S34] Unverified internet information,…

Frank Vlock

M, #25365

Child of Frank Vlock

Rose Vlock1

F, #23621, b. 4 August 1905, d. 27 March 1983
     Rose Vlock was born on 4 August 1905 in Minnesota.2 She was the daughter of Frank Vlock. Rose Vlock married Clinton Horace Sewall, son of Charles David Sewall and Ellen Louise Johnson, on 18 August 1934 in First English Lutheran Church, St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota.3 Rose Vlock died on 27 March 1983 in St. Louis Park, Hennepin County, Minnesota, at the age of 77.4


  1. [S232], Minnesota Birth Index, 1935-2002.
  2. [S210] Social Security Death Index.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Star Tribune, 26 August 1934.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information,

Madoc Voel Lord of Eglwysegl

M, #5283
     Madoc Voel Lord of Eglwysegl was the son of Llewelyn ap Cynwrig Efell.1

Child of Madoc Voel Lord of Eglwysegl


  1. [S145] John Edwards Griffith, Pedigrees, p. 275.

Philipp Jacob Vogel1

M, #25279, b. circa 1867
     Philipp Jacob Vogel. Manager of the Anglo-Austrian Bank, Lombard Street. He was born circa 1867 in Frankfurt, Germany.1 He married Elizabeth Crombie, daughter of Edward Ellice Crombie and Jessie Watson, in 1895 in St. Pancras, London.1,2


  1. [S569] 1911 British Census.
  2. [S89] Family Search, England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005.

Donald Dean Von Bibra

M, #22702, b. 10 January 1905
     Donald Dean Von Bibra was born on 10 January 1905 in Bourke Street, Launceston, Tasmania. He was the son of William Von Bibra and Kate Dean.

Kenneth Charles Von Bibra

M, #22703, b. 13 December 1910, d. 24 June 1941
     Kenneth Charles Von Bibra was born on 13 December 1910 in Elphin Street, Launceston, Tasmania. He was the son of William Von Bibra and Kate Dean. Kenneth Charles Von Bibra was killed in action on 24 June 1941 in Syria at the age of 30.

William Von Bibra1

M, #22699, b. 1876, d. 4 August 1926
     William Von Bibra was born in 1876 in Harford, Tasmania.1 He was the son of William Frederick Von Bibra and Louisa Plapp.1 William Von Bibra married Kate Dean, daughter of Thomas Benjamin Dean and Ellen Elizabeth Brown, on 27 April 1904 in Tasmania.1 William Von Bibra died on 4 August 1926 in Nauru Hospital, Launceston, Tasmania.

Children of William Von Bibra and Kate Dean


  1. [S89] Family Search, Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980.

William Frederick Von Bibra1

M, #22700
     William Frederick Von Bibra married Louisa Plapp.1

Child of William Frederick Von Bibra and Louisa Plapp


  1. [S89] Family Search, Australia, Marriages, 1810-1980.

Eugene Flagg Voorhies1

M, #12952, b. 1862
     Eugene Flagg Voorhies was born in 1862 in Big Rapids, Michigan.1 He was the son of Isaac N. Voorhies and Etta Flagg.2 Eugene Flagg Voorhies married Grace V. Histed, daughter of David Edwin Histed and Eliza Jennie Eaton, on 28 June 1889 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.1


  1. [S89] Family Search, Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995.
  2. [S153] Charles Nelson Sinnett, Sinnett's Sewall genealogy, p. 30.