I'm tracing my Vipond ancestors and have hit a dead end. in my direct line I have the Sunderland Viponds - my great great grandmother being Mary Ann Vipond, born in Sunderland in 1805. The line takes me to Thomas Vipond of Newcastle St Nicholas parish who married Margaret White in St Mary of the South Bailey, Durham City in 1730.
However, the problem is that I can't find Thomas's father although there is some reason to believe it was Percival Vipond (Vepon) of Newcastle st Nicholas, born 1660. However , it can't be by Percival's first wife, believed to be Dorothy Horsley, as she died about four years before my Thomas was born. Can't find a second wife for Percival so the trail goes cold. Also he had a sonThomas born around 1689 so it would be odd to call another son Thomas even by a different wife, unless the first Thomas one died, but that Thomas was mentioned in his grandmother's will in the late 1690s; his grandmother was Frances who was married to Thomas Vepon , born 1630) and, intriguingly I have found a Percival Vepon who wrote a will in 1607 and who lived in Monkwearmouth, Sunderland, but returned to Garragill at the end of his life. They are probably all connected but I would love to unravel my line! Can anyone shed any light on it? I have had my DNA done so if anyone else who is of the Vipond line has also done so we could compare notes.