The Vigars Family Worldwide

The Vigars Family Worldwide

Researching Vigars wherever they may be

**please note - site is still under construction - so not all the links work as yet**

Tony Vigars writes: the result of over 20 years service by myself, and my brother Jeff, has revealed so far that everyone in the world bearing the name "Vigars" are related to each other. The family originates in North Brentor (part of the ancient parish of Lamerton until the 1880s) on the western edge of Dartmoor, near Tavistock in Devon, UK. The earliest record of an ancestor so far discovered is the baptism (or christening) of Thomas son of John Figures on 21st August 1614. In the 19th Century members of the family emigrated to other parts of the UK and the world. We have discovered relatives in Canada, USA and Australia. We would love to hear from any Vigars or those related to them or interested in the family in order to collect more information about the family and to answer your enquiries. Please contact us on the following e mail address: vigars@lineone.net

You may view some of the results of our research into the Vigars Family by clicking on some of the links which follow.

John Figures c.1600

Much information has and is still being uncovered about the Devon Vigars. We are very grateful to the staff of the Plymouth & West Devon Record Office and the Devon Record Office at Exeter for the help they have given us over many visits.

Crebor & Dunterton Vigars

Much of the information for this branch of the family which until very recently was still farming in Devon like our common ancestors has come from Norman Vigars of Theydon Bois and Arthur & Sylvia Vigars of Dunterton. Many of us Vigars who have wandered far from our Devon homeland have been extremely grateful for the hospitality offered by Arthur & Sylvia on our many visits.

Vigars who emigrated to USA, Canada & Australia

Most of the information about the Vigars who emigrated to Australia, which is not acknowledged in source notes, is courtesy of Lauren Kay Thomson nee Salisbury of Victoria who's own website can be found at http://thethomsons.aussieland.net/ We have shared a lot of information over the years about our mutual Vigars relatives. Considerable information about the American Vigars has come via Amy "Nicky" Vigars of Rhode Island and about the Canadian Vigars from Bob Vigars of Ontario. We are very grateful for their & other's help and apologise where it has not always been acknowledged.

Vigars in Wales, Isle of Man & Liverpool

Much of the crucial information concerning this branch came from Bob Vigars of London & Sussex. We have been grateful for his & Chris' hospitality on several occasions.

Our Great-great-grandfather & family

Our researches have also extended to our maternal lines of descent. Our ancestors include the following families which, when they have a link, you may follow: Hilton originating from Brighton, Sussex; Lyford from Swallowfield, Berkshire; Winterflood from Chelmsford, Essex; Wiltshire from near Devizes, Wiltshire; Kimber from Witley, Surrey; Coppock from London & Middlesex; Muspratt from Hursley, Hampshire; Mortimore from Dartmouth, Devon; Remnant from Frensham, Surrey; Glaysher from Guildford, Surrey; Fuller from Hastings, Sussex; Holt from Berkhampstead; Perkins from Little Baddow, Essex; Whitington from Findon, Sussex.