John Chivers (1857-1929) of Chivers and Sons
1857 Born the son of Stephen Chivers (1824-1907)
1861 Living at Histon, Cambs: Stephen Chivers (age 37 born Histon), Farmer and Gentleman and occupier of 170 acres employing 9 men and 5 boys. With his wife Rebecca Chivers (age 32 born Histon) and their six children; William Chivers (age 9 born Histon); Stephen Chivers (age 7 born Histon); Elizabeth Chivers (age 5 born Histon); John Chivers (age 3 born Histon); Esther Chivers (age 2 born Histon); and Thomas Chivers (age 6 months born Histon).
1911 Living at Wychfield, Huntingdon Road, Cambridge: John Chivers (age 53 born Histon), Fruit Grower and Jam Manufacturer - Employer. With his wife Emily Kim Chivers (age 44 born Impington) and their son John Stanley Chivers (age 19 born Impington).
1929 March. Died. 'One the Liberal stalwarts of the country and managing-director of Messrs. Chivers and Sons. Ltd., Histon. Cambridgeshire. Mr. John Chivers has died at his residence, Homefield Histon. Born at Histon on June 27th 1857, Mr. Chivers was a member of a family which has been associated with Histon as farmers and fruit-growers since 1806. Under his regime the Histon Orchard Factory developed from a small family concern into a huge factory.'
Sources of Information
- 1861 Census
- 1911 Census
- Portsmouth Evening News - Friday 22 March 1929