Vann ~ First Generation
earliest member of the family that we can be reasonably
confident of, on current evidence, is this John VANN.
VANN is a very common name in Wigston Magna,
Leicestershire at the time.
Bap of John Vann 4 Nov 1764 at Wigston Magna, son of John & Sarah Vann (ref fmp Parish Baptisms). This was likely Sarah TOONE; marriage 23 Mar 1761 at Blaby, Leicestershire of John Vann, residence Great Wigston, to Sarah Toone, residence Blaby (ref findmypast Leicestershire Banns).
There was another marriage of a John Vann on 27 Feb 1770 at Wigston Magna to Mary MEASURES; both were resident in Wigston (ref findmypast).
Bap of John Vann 14 Jun 1772 at Wigston Magna, son of John Vann (ref fmp Parish Baptisms). This could have been from either couple.
Bap of John Vann 30 May 1773 at Wigston Magna, son of Thomas Vann (ref fmp Parish Baptisms). (See below)
Marriage 9 May 1794 at All Saints, Wigston Magna of John Vann to Jane WALKER; both were of this parish; by Banns; witnesses James Dand, Samuel Frew (ref fmp Parish Marriages image). Bap of Jane Walker 13 Apr 1773 at Wigston Magna, dau of Walter Walker (ref fmp Parish Baptisms image). Jane had a brother William, son of Walter Walker, baptised 24 Nov 1774 at Wigston Magna (ref fmp image). Jane's grandfather was Walter Walker alias Goward (ref Alf Wesson). .
Burial of Jane Vann 29 Mar 1808 at Wigston Magna, wife of John Vann (ref fmp Parish Burials image).
There are many possible deaths for John including some up to 1851 in the GRO Index.
NOTE ON THOMAS
Some Ancestry Public Trees claim that John was the son of Thomas Vann and Elizabeth Blackwell, who married on 29 Dec 1767 at Wigston. Thomas (no wife named) went on to have Jane in 1770, John in 1773, Thomas in 1775 and Robert in 1776. A faint clue is the name Robert occurring below but this is not conclusive.
|1.||Elisabeth VANN bap 1794 at All Saints, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire|
|2.||Mary VANN bap 1795 at All Saints, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire|
|3.||Sarah VANN bap 1797 at All Saints, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire|
|4.||Alice VANN bap 1802 at All Saints, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire|
|5.||Jane VANN bap 1804 at All Saints, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire|
|6.||Robert VANN bap 1806 at All Saints, Wigston Magna, Leicestershire|
Modified 28 Jan