John Pope Vibert (1790-1865) was born in Penzance 10 July 1790 and married Phillipa Pope daughter of John and Grace Pope of Conulford.
John Pope Vibert married in Bristol 16 March 1814 Elizabeth Pope (born in 1780 d in 1817) daughter of William Pope (distant relative) They had one daughter named Elizabeth also. The Viberts fortunes were assisted when he inherited York house, commonly known as the Vatican from a relative- one Henry Pope who had mad a fortune in america. Henry Pope di not marry but he took John vibert as hid heir and John Vibert added the name Pope to his own name.
He remarried on 1 January 1818 in Penzance to Anna Grace Treleaven b 5 August 1796. Her father was Francis Treleaven of Falmouth. They had 12 children. He was a clockmaker of some repute and his shop was 2 Market Place to the left of the town hall shown on the old photo below. He was a town councillor and again as contemporary documents show, although not the architect , he had a lot to do with the construction of St Marys Church in Penzance, cornwall, and with the building of the new Market House.
Here’s some pictures of his son the Rev. John Pope Vibert (1821 – 1873) and his wife Frances Jane Ainger Vibert . He became a parish priest of Newlyn, Cornwall where he remained a loyal and respected priest for 17 years. He was especially remembered for his work with the local fishing community and for his tireless fight to build a new pier, which as completed in1890.
John Pope Vibert (1854-1925) and Emily Maria Bowden emigrated to South Africa and married 20th April 1882 St Thomas Church, Berea, Durban. Here is a picture of them at their durban home. They subsequently emigrated to New Zealand . John Pope wrote a letter to his cousin Jack, which describes his journey and life in New Zealand, which has remained in the family. a transcrit if reproduced here and my thanks to Jennifer Biggs for sending a copy to me.
They had 8 children and here is a selection family photos of them.