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Re: Cecil Vivian reg Helen Vivian
Posted by: David N. Grubb Date: December 08, 2000 at 11:14:22
In Reply to: Cecil Vivian reg Helen Vivian by diane sabido of 463

It is a myth that our common ancestor, John Grubb (1652 - 1708) was in any way related to Helen Vivian. John's parents were Henry Grubb and his wife Wilmot of Stoke Climsland, Cornwall. Further, there is absolutely no connection between the Grubb family of Delaware and the Grubb family of Wiltshire.

According to the research of F. W. Bennett, then Secretary of the Society of Genealogists in the UK, there is no record of a marrage of a Helen Vivian to a John Grubb. If there was such a marriage, Helen married the Rev. John Grubb (1624 - 1667) of Pottern, Wiltshire. Their son (who supposedly is the John Grubb who settled in Delaware) infact never left England but followed in his father's footsteps. He became a minister in 1675 after graduating from Oxford (about the same time the John Grubb of Delaware finished his appreticeship as a tanner!) The John Grubb Jr of Wiltshire died in England in 1697, obviously not the John Grubb of Delaware.


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