John Vaus (Vaux) (c.1382 - c.1456) MP

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Nicknames: "Johannes de Vallibus", "John Vaus"
Birthplace: Barnbarroch, Wigtonshire, Scotland
Death: Died in Barnbarroch, Wigtonshire, Scotland
Occupation: Scotish Ambassador to England 1437
Managed by: Elizabeth S
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About John Vaus (Vaux)

  • The arms of Vaus of Barnbarroch had at most one mullet (or mollet), showing that that family was a cadet branch of Vaus of Dirleton. (Jamie Vans)

According, to Robert Vans Agnew in his introduction to Correspondence of Sir Patrick Waus:-

“A son, or perhaps a nephew, of Willielmus de Vaux of Dirleton in East Lothian settled in Galloway where he is said to have married an heiress about the year 1384 and obtained the lands of Barnbarroch, which he held under the Douglasses, who were at that time Lords of Galloway, and to whom he was allied, Willielmus (whose son or nephew he is supposed to have been) having married Catherine Douglas. 

This was Johannes de Vallibus or Vaus, the first of the name at Barnbarroch. From this John Vaus of 1384 the family has continued in the male line in unbroken descent, and in possession of the same lords of Barnbarroch to the present time. (1)

Family

  • parents: John VAUS b: ABT 1350 in of Barnbarroch, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland  & Unknown? DOUGLAS b: ABT 1365 in Galloway, Perthshire, Scotland.  UNPROVEN

Married

  1.  Elizabeth KENNEDY b: ABT 1395 in of Dunure Castle, Ayreshire, Scotland

Children

  1. Robert Vaus b: ABT 1420 in of Barnbarroch, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland
  2.  John VAUS of Lochslin b: ABT 1425 in of Lochslin, Inverness, Scotland
  3.  James Vaus b: ABT 1430 in of Barnbarroch, Galloway, Wigtownshire, Scotland

Sources

  1. The Lairds of Barnbarroch
  2.  Vans Family Archive by Jamie Vans
  3. Burke's Peerage and Baronetage/Landed Gentry/ Scotland/Ireland/United Stated Website Page: VANS OF BARNBARROCH Text: JOHN VAUX, Amb to England 1437, said to have m Elizabeth, dau of Gilbert, 1st Ld Kennedy (see AILSA, M),

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John Vans of Barnbarroch's Timeline

1382
1382
Barnbarroch, Wigtonshire, Scotland
1408
1408
Age 26
1410
1410
Age 28
Barnbarroch, Wigtonshire, Scotland
1425
1425
Age 43
Inverness, Highland, Scotland, United Kingdom
1456
1456
Age 74
Barnbarroch, Wigtonshire, Scotland