Bolivar MacVince was the grandfather of Martin MacVince. He was first married to Gamora Vaunt, and their daughter Iole married Thaumas Proudmoore. After Bolivar had an affair with a peasant named Magda, he was divorced and stripped of his noble title. He then married Magda and fathered a son, Pietro, with her. He died a few years later, of old age and stress.