John Chivers (1805 - 1843)

John Chivers was born in 1805, married Sarah Gibbs (b. 1812) in around 1830, who was most aptly named being a widow on Tuesday evening, October 17th, 1843, when her husband died at the age of 38 years, just prior to the birth of their 7th child, Emma. Emma was born 5 days after her father's death.

John lived in Tonbridge and was a labourer.

His wife, Sarah, remarried in 1849 (to Isaac Wendlock Barlow).

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Both articles are from the Maidstone Journal and Kentish Advertiser of 24th October, 1843. Thanks to Anthea de Carvalho (also a direct descendant) for sourcing the articles.

Family Photos

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