Eva Chivers

Author: Sylvia Sellwood
Date published: 31/10/2014
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EVA CHIVERS nee COLLINS

 

Eva was born in Enborne in 1853, the daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth Collins.

 

1861 census finds her living at Enborne Street, Enborne with parents, a brother and sister and  cousin Sarah Wheeler.

 

In 1871 Eva (17) was living in Donnington Square as a servant to James Henry and Sarah Lucas, their son Charles Lucas (23) also appears on the census as a solicitor.

 

1881 census – no record found, but in March 1884 Evan married Arthur James Chivers in Kensington.  

 

1891 also no record found

 

Arthur James Chivers died in 1897

 

1901 census shows Eva living at 63 Cheap Street, a widow described as a builder and contractor, living with her daughter Eva aged 16 and a niece Ellen Collins aged 15

 

1911 census sees Arthur James Chivers (son) living at 63 Cheap Street as assisting in the builder’s business which was owned by his mother, Eva.

 

 

Headstone

 

(J)  40

 

ILMO

 

Arthur James Chivers who entered into Rest June 12th 1897 aged 42 years

 

Also of Eva Chivers who entered into Rest Nov 25th 1920 aged 66 years

 

 

 

Sources:Mrs Pattison, Find my Past and BMD

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