Eva Chivers

Author: Sylvia Sellwood
Date published: 31/10/2014



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.





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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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