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Virlie Vincent Westwood family history papers

Identifier: MSS 9109

Scope and Contents

Contains materials from multiple generations of Virlie Vincent Westwood's family including Robert Birkin, Elizabeth Roland Birkin, Daniel Park Vincent, Mary Ann Birkin Vincent, and more. Materials relate to their lives in Provo, Utah, including newspaper clippings, photographs, letters, bank statements, and a scrapbook of clippings. Dated approximately 1818 to 2009.


  • approximately 1818-2008


Conditions Governing Access

Open for public research.

Conditions Governing Use

It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain any necessary copyright clearances. Permission to use material from this collection must be obtained from Reference Services at

Biographical History

Daniel Park Vincent (1870-1954) was a farmer and an ancestor of Virlie Vincent Westwood.

Daniel Park Vincent was born February 4, 1870 in Provo, Utah to Daniel and Marian Park Vincent. He married Mary Ann Birkin on December 8, 1897 in the Salt Lake Temple. He had a farm in Provo. Daniel Park Vincent passed away December 3, 1954 in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Mary Ann Vincent was born Mary Ann Birkin March 29, 1871 in Nottinghamshire, England to Robert Birkin and Elizabeth Roland. She married Daniel Park Vincent on December 8, 1887 in the Salt Lake Temple. Her family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1887 and immigrated to Utah in 1889. Mary Ann Vincent passed away on August 31, 1968.

Biographical History

Elizabeth Roland Birkin (1851-1916) was the wife of Robert Birkin and an ancestor of Virlie Vincent Westwood.

Elizabeth Birkin was born Elizabeth Roland on September 18, 1851 in Derbyshire, England, to George and Hannah Roland. She was baptized into the LDS church on October 23, 1882. On November 15, 1872 she was married to Robert Birkin in Basford, England. Elizabeth Birkin passed away April 27, 1916 in Provo, Utah.

Biographical History

Robert Birkin (1851-1916) was a butcher and ancestor of Virlie Vincent Westwood.

Robert Birkin was born July 28, 1851 in Nottinghamshire, England to Reuben Birkin and Ruth Woolatt. He was married to Elizabeth Roland on November 15, 1875 in Basford, England. They immigrated to Utah in 1889. Robert Birkin passed away July 7, 1916 in Provo, Utah.


4 boxes (2 linear ft.)

Language of Materials



Arranged in six series: 1. George and Hannah Roland family materials, 2008. 2. Robert and Elizabeth Roland Birkin family materials, 1889-2008. 3. Daniel and Marian Park Vincent family materials, approximately 1818-1990. 4. Daniel Park and Mary Ann Birkin Vincent family materials, approximately 1865-1990. 5. Roland and Sybil Vincent family materials, 1949-1952. 6. Alexander Hedquist materials, 1932-2009; bulk 1932-1965.

Custodial History

The materials were collected and stored through generations of this family. Eventually Roland and Sybil Vincent and Velma Vincent Hedquist gave them to Virlie Vincent Westwood (daughter of Roland and Sybil), and she donated them to the L. Tom Perry Special Collections in December 2017.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated; Virlie Vincent and Brad Westwood; December 2017.


Utah and the American West and LDS cultural, social, and religious history (20th and 21st century Mormon and Western Manuscripts collecting policy, 1.B.5.VI).

Processing Information

Processed; Maddi Stanley, student manuscript processor; February 2018.

Processing Information

Processed; Amanda Crandall; September 2018. Finding aid revised.

Processing Information

Processed; James Krzymowski; October 18, 2021. Addendum added to Series 3.

Register of Virlie Vincent Westwood family history papers
Maddi Stanley
2018 February 2
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Language of description note
Finding aid written in English in Latin script.

Repository Details

Part of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections Repository

1130 HBLL
Brigham Young University
Provo Utah 84602 United States