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Noel M Vibart - Netherlands (Poss Hoorn area)

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PaulMurphy Report 25 Apr 2012 13:27

I am trying to locate Noel Vibart, who I believe now lives in the Netherlands. Noel was born on 24 November 1944 in Guildford, Surrey, UK. He has two older sisters and they were born in Buenos Aries, Argentina). His parents were George M. Vibart and Lorna Vibart (nee Waymouth).

Noel and my mum were together for some time.

I have been trying to trace Noel for a few years now.

I believe he contacted my auntie around 1991/2 and advised her that my mum had died. He gave the impression that this happened in Amsterdam, although the authorities in Amsterdam and the British Consulate have no record of this.

I would like to know the date she died, what her illness was, where she died and where she was buried/cremated. It would also be nice if he has any photos of her as I only have one of her as a child. I last saw my mum and Noel in 1984 when they lived in Hayling Island, Hampshire. I believe they then went to the US and then mainland Europe.

My mum was Kathleen Margery Murphy (nee ord), born in Northumberland on 22nd September 1947, she was better known as "Kate" and "Katie"

Prior to meeting Noel, my mum had lived her earlier years in Elsdon Northumberland - (1940s to 50s/60s), Greenhead Northumberland -( 1960's to 1966), Brampton Cumberland - (1967 to c1970/2), Otterburn Northumberland (1966/67) and again (c1971/2 to c1977/8), Bentley Hampshire - (1978/79), Farnham Surrey - (1979 - c1983).

My mum was the daughter of Margery Ord nee Tait b 26/07/1926, Northumberland and James Ord b 22/09/1925, Northumberland.

Noel was from the Guildford area but may have worked offshore in the oil industry. I seem to remember "oil barges" being mentioned. His passport at the time stated he was a "Car Salesman". Passports used to include occupation. His ex wife, I am led to understand, was a hairdresser and had shops in the Guildford/Farnham areas.He possibly worked for an American company, during the mid 80s, as his pay cheques used to be drawn against the Chase Manhattan Bank.

Before they went abroad (in 1986) they lived together in Hayling Island Hampshire and often stayed in Fareham Hampshire (where my Grandma, Margery Ord, lived until she passed away in February 1986).

I have found a record (in 1991) that they were in Axtell Texas which is close to Waco. I have emailed the Waco Chief of Police and he has forwarded my email to the County Sheriff that covers Axtell. They have no information at present. There are also internet traces to suggest that they had been in Comal County, Texas.

Noel will now be 67 and I have traced his older sister (Helen Vibart, who is now 70) on Friends reunited. She replied to say that he lives in the Netherlands and to ask who I was, which I answered, but she has not replied since. Helen, I believe, may reside in the West Midlands.

It is most likely that Noel now lives in the Netherlands (confirmed by his sister) and may have remarried and been widowed around 2000 (hearsay). He is possibly in the West Friesland region which, I believe, is in the North.


Jacqueline Report 25 Apr 2012 14:46

Hi Paul,

This might just be a co-incidence. But worth a try

Regards Jackie


PaulMurphy Report 25 Apr 2012 14:58

Thanks Jackie. I've been down that route and, yes it is a co-incidence. Really appreciate your help though


Tenerife Sun

Tenerife Sun Report 25 Apr 2012 15:09

I'm sure you will have looked in trees on here but just in case you haven't someone called Donald has Noel in his tree



PaulMurphy Report 28 Apr 2012 15:07

Found that one but thanks Wendy. It is the person I am looking for but that person is a distant relative and has no knowledge of how to contact him.


brummiejan Report 28 Apr 2012 17:24

Looks like he was an only child unfortunately. Have you tried looking for any possible family members? His parents seem to have been George M. Vibart and Lorna Waymouth, who married in 1939 so will have passed away by now. I think his father may have re-married in 1947.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Apr 2012 17:39

Don't see him listed on the Netherland White pages.


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 28 Apr 2012 17:53

You didn't mention it's Kathleen M Murphy. What does the M stand for?

What is Noel's occupation and where in the US were they?



PaulMurphy Report 28 Apr 2012 18:58

My mother's middle name was Margery.

Noel's occupation unknow but believed to be in oli. They had been to Axtell in Texas, US.

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Rambling Rose Report 28 Apr 2012 19:10

Guessing you've seen this

It would appear you can get the address lived at? have you thought of doing so and writing to neighbours in case one was a friend and knows where he lives now? Long shot!


PaulMurphy Report 29 Apr 2012 11:00

I have updated the information at the top of this thread to include an update of what I know so far.

Thank you all for your help so far.


Kay???? Report 29 Apr 2012 11:39

name can be picked up by reversal -----"-Vibart Noel M."


PaulMurphy Report 29 Apr 2012 15:11

Thanks Kay. I think that was his first marriage.


PaulMurphy Report 29 Apr 2012 15:11

Thanks Kay. I think that was his first marriage.

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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 29 Apr 2012 17:51

His remarriage was to Pietie Rinsma.

She died in 2000.


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 29 Apr 2012 18:06

Got a mobile phone number for you. Will PM it.



PaulMurphy Report 30 Apr 2012 08:14

Thank you. I have sent you a private message.


PaulMurphy Report 2 May 2012 08:20

Noel's sister has replied, via Friends Reunited, and said that she has spoken to Noel and he will post information via snail mail to her. Hopefully he I would still like to know his exact whereabouts if anyone can help please PM me. Hoorn in the Netherlands is the most likely area/region, it seems