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Andrew Lancelot Vance

Birthplace: Ireland
Death: Died in Frederick, VA, USA
Place of Burial: Donegal Churchyard, Lancaster Co, Pa
Immediate Family:

Son of John Vance of Coagh and Mary Elizabeth Vance
Husband of Jane Wilson VANCE; Mary Vance and Jane Vance (Hoge)
Father of John VANCE; Ann Colvil; John James Vance; Samuel Vance Sr.; Ann Colville and 6 others
Brother of Elizabeth Jackson (Vance); Catherine McBride; Mary M. Vance and Samuel Vance

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About Andrew Lancelot Vance

We have some evidence that Ann Vance (Ramey), daughter of James Ramey and Elizabeth Ramey, was the wife of Andrew Vance, but the evidence isn't conclusive. --Terry Cooper


Immigrated to the United States in 1700, settling in Virginia.


After the very pertinent comment made above by an unknown individual, I would like to continue in the same vein. Andrew was one of "the three traditional brothers" that came from Northern Ireland and settled in Virginia. Why is that? Because he is the earliest Vance who died in Virginia. The other two died in North Carolina and Tennessee. The same Beers Project that we have been quoting for Rev. John Vans, AM and Dr. Lancelot Vans says on p. 54 (as usual) says as follows:

Families are known to have settled in New England, New Jersey and Virginia. The Rev. James I. Vance, pastor of the First Presterian Church of Norfolk, Va., speaking by authority, says: "The three traditional brothers came from the North of Ireland and settled in the valley of Virginia. One went thence to North Carolina and from him the North Carolina Vances are descended, among whom is Senator Zebulon B. Vance. Another brother went to Tennessee, and from him my family is descended".

Although the Rev. James I Vance happens to be descended from the Tenessee Vance, it would be reasonable to expect most Virginia Vances to be descended from the man who did NOT leave the state. Thus Andrew's death in Virginia is strong (although not conclusive) evidence that he is in the right place. In addition, the fact that he was transported to Pennsylvania to be buried shows that he had roots in both areas. This will be important when assessing the reasonability of DOB / DOD information for his descendants.

--Terry Teford Cooper

--Terry Cooper

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Andrew Lancelot Vance's Timeline

October 14, 1683
Age 17
Frederick, Virginia, USA
Age 25
Age 27
Virginia, United States
Age 34
Clones, Monaghan, Ireland
Age 34
Age 44
County Antrim, Ulster, Ireland
Age 52