I am one of the East Kent Vants and I've hit a number of dead ends and would welcome further info on any of the following please.
1) Edward VANT (or VAUNT) who married Phillipa MAY in 1590 in Plymouth before settling in Kent. I know all about the descendants (I am one!) but anyone know more of his origins or ancestors?
2) William VANT b1815 in Dublin. William married Mary Ann SKINNER and settled in Westwell, Ashford. He was a wheelwright but intriguingly he was born in Dublin. Must clearly be linked to the East Kent (Westwell / Ashford)Vants but, who were his parents?
3) William VANT (b1753) married to Catherine PEARSON in Upchurch, Kent. William and his descendents were mariners based in the Sittingbourne (Lower Halstow / Upchurch) area of Kent, one of which, moved to Hampshire. What were William's origins? I would love to think there was a link here to the East Kent Vants given the geographic proximity!
4) Anyone come close to establishing the link between the Yorkshire Vants and the Kent ones???
If anyone can shed any light on any of these, I would be most grateful.