Eliza Chivers

Author: Sylvia Sellwood
Date published: 14/04/2015

Eliza Chivers (1863-1947) nee Lipscombe 1871 census living at Speenhamland, Speen with parents John and Ann, and siblings John T, Rebecca, Albert and Edwin. John had a business making chairs.
Elizabeth worked as a domestic servant in Yorkshire. In 1886 both parents died so she came home taking a post as nanny to Mr & Mrs Burns who had a bespoke tailor's business on Newtown Road.
She married George Chivers in 1889 On the 1891 census they are lodging in Hassell's Buildings, Oxford Road with George's Uncle William Mudge, a cab driver. They have a son George W aged 1 yr. and George senior is a baker
By 1901 they are living at 3 Compton Cottages .George is now a journeyman baker. They have five children George W 11, Gertrude 9, Frank 6, John 4 and Margaret 1. Gertrude was Frances Berry's mother.
In 1911 They are in larger accommodation in Pembroke Road where George had a bakery. On census he is described as a bread maker and confectioner maker. Children living at home are Frank 17, working in The Mill, John 14 errand boy in the business, Margaret 11, and Florence 9
Also have a boarder John Woodbridge widower aged 88, a retired saddler and harness maker. Frank died in 1912.

See his record Elizabeth (Eliza) and George were Frances Berry's Grandparents and Gertrude her Mother.

Ref. Frances Berry's Book "A Newbury Family" and Findmypast.


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