This website contains the ancestors of my daughter, Alexandra Catlin Vaut, and related families. It represents nearly 60 years of research, but still contains errors, omissions and unsupported information. My principal purpose in posting this family tree is to provide some research guidance to others with an interest in some of the people I have identified. As the product of many decades of collecting information, my research reflects considerable change (improvement) over time to better document facts and assumptions and to cite reputable sources. In more recent work, I have been particularly diligent. In my older research I often did a very poor job of documentation and sometimes accepted bad information without any substantiation. I now try to consistently note where I have made speculative assumptions about various relationships and facts, but I know that I have still not been entirely consistent in this, so don't trust unsubstantiated information. I continue working on this genealogy and make regular changes to the data and additions to the tree.
If you see anything wrong or questionable in my data, PLEASE contact me and let me know about it - particularly if you have and are willing to share evidence to supplement, correct, contradict or disprove what I have written here. I am happy to share my work with those who are serious about their own research and am always willing to correct my errors.
I am continually adding to and revising my data. I keep up a log of the more significant updates in my research and to this database. The most recent update is:
June 10, 2020: If you have a direct descendancy from any one of several British noble families, there’s a good probability that you tie back into the d‘Estouteville/de Stuteville family somewhere (See for example those family entries in Weis  or 2004 and in Weis . I just spent several days cleaning up my own family lines for this. Partly because the same first names re-occur over multiple generations (e.g., Robert, Nicolas, and Osmond), I had made a mishmash of the research that I found years ago, incorrectly linking husbands and wives and children and parents. I’ve made significant progress on this thanks to recent (post 2000) research by Rosie Bevans and John Ravilious, among others.
Weis : Frederick Lewis Weis. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants, 7th edition. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, 1992.
Weis : Frederick Lewis Weis, with additions and corrections by Walter Lee Sheppard Jr. and William R. Beall. The Magna Charta Sureties, 1215 : The Barons Named in the Magna Charta, 1215 and Some of Their Descendants Who Settled in America During the Early Colonial Years, 5th Edition. Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1999.
Weis : Frederick Lewis Weis. Ancestral Roots of Certain American Colonists Who Came to America before 1700: The Lineage of Alfred the Great, Charlemagne, Malcolm of Scotland, Robert the Strong, and Some of Their Descendants, 8th ed. w/ additions by Wm R. and Kaleen E. Beall. Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc.Baltimore, 1992.
My book Such Lives As These is available without charge at Academia.edu. (For more information on what the book contains click on Such Lives As These at the top of this page.) I am contemplating further research on the five families covered in Such Lives As These, which will focus on the Revolutionary War service of men of the five families. If I go forward with that new research project, I will post updates here on my progress.
Beware of information that is supported only by references to Ancestry Family Trees and that is not confirmed with other evidence. I sometimes include such information to guide my own research, but you shouldn't trust the sources unless you can confirm them and their sources yourself.
Please cite all sources of information, including this website.
Recommended citation: Vaut, Gregory, Ancestors of Alexandra Catlin Vaut, http://www.acvancestors.com : accessed (insert date), (insert name or item of interest).
[Based on Mills, Elizabeth Shown, Evidence Explained. 3rd edition. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2015, p. 657.]