For the Vivian family of Glyn and Truro, Cornwall See Baron Vivian
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 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.
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Members of Parliament:
John Vivian (Vyvyan) (c.1526-1577), MP of Trelowarren, Cornwall.,
Hannibal Vyvyan (1554-1610), MP and Sheriff of Cornwall in 1601 and Vice-Admiral for South Cornwall from 1601 to 1607.,
Sir Francis Vyvyan (1575-1635), MP and Sheriff of Cornwall and briefly Vice-Admiral for South Cornwall after his father's retirement in 1607.,
Hannibal Vyvyan (1589-c.1657), MP of Lostwithiel, Cornwall.,
Sir Richard Vyvyan, 1st Baronet (c.1613-1665), a Royalist MP and Sheriff of Cornwall.,
Sir Richard Vyvyan, 8th Baronet (1800-1879) was a Conservative party member of Parliament in the UK, and represented Bristol from the passage of the Reform Bill in 1832 until the dissolution of 1837. He served as High Sheriff of Cornwall in 1840. In 1841 he was returned as a member of Parliament for Helston, and represented Helston until his retirement from Parliament in 1857. In 1872 he was listed as the ninth largest landholder in Cornwall with 9,738 acres (39.41 km).
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