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    Default Francis 'Frank' Cornelius Chivers

    Hello I am looking for any information about this man Francis Cornelius Chivers from info I have found online he is supposedly born in Drybrook, Gloucestershire on April 7th 1909 and died in a mining accident at the Barnborough Main Collery, Yorkshire.
    He was a professional footballer who played for Barnsley, Huddersfield Town & Blackburn Rovers and played as a striker.
    From the little I have been able to find his mother may have been a Lillian Brain but can find no evidence of this, what I am really interested in is his parentage I can not find him in the 1911 census or a birth record or even a marriage for his parents, As a lifelong football supporter the prospect of being related to a footballer is rather exciting, so any help that can be shared with me will be greatly appreciated.
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    Francis Cornelius Chivers birth registered December quarter 1909 Westbury on Severn RD Vol 6a page 263

    You can order his birth certificate here which will give you his parentage
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    Probably him in 1911 RG14/ED25/Piece28181 53 Nora St Goldthorpe Rotherham
    John E CHIVERS 30 Collier b Gloucestershire Nail Bridge
    Lilly 25 wife b London
    Gladys 8
    Evelyn 7
    Sidney 4
    Francis 2
    Children all born Gloucestershire Nail Bridge
    + Horrace CHIVERS 20 single boarder collier b Nail Bridge
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    Chasing John (Francis father) back through the census it seems as if his parents may have been Eli and Emma.
    1901 - RG13/2419, Folio 62, Page 7
    1891 - RG13/2004, Folio 83, Page 12
    1881 RG10/2521, Folio 95, Page 11

    (records held by TNA, Crown copyright)

    There is a marriage for a John Edward Chivers to Lily Elizabeth Compton, Apr-May-Jun 1904 at Westbury on Severn.

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    Francis Cornelius CHIVERS bp 17 Oct 1909 at Drybrook, Glos s/o Edward John & Lily Elizabeth, abode Nailbridge

    You can find this: forest-of-dean.net/ (put www etc in front) have to register (free)

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    Frank Chivers is my late grandfather. I have loads of photos and letters that were handed down to me of his playing days and there is a 2 minute video on British Pathe of him playing for Barnsley in '36. What is your connection to him? Cheers Rob Chivers-Durban, South Africa...

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    Frank Chivers was my late mothers cousin. Franks father John Edward Chivers was brother to my grandfather Horace Chivers, my mother Constance was the second daughter of Horace Chivers. I have been researching the Chivers for going on twenty years and have a fair amount of info including a photo from The Topical Times of Frank Chivers in Blackburn Rovers kit, I have often spoken about him with his sister Vera Chivers Proberts and his late sister Gladys, I have photos of the family, i'm sure you have also Rob, however I can send some to you if you don't. I've been aware of a son of Frank that lived in Blackpool I believe, is he your dad? this is the first time I have found this site and it's great to see your message

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    Hi. I am Robs sister, Debby and remember going to visit Aunty Vera - does she have a daughter Jill? How old is she now? Our dad was John and Frank was His brother and passed away recently. Would love to find out more about the family.

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    Hi Debz61
    I am not related or researching your family, but just to say what a great story and I can see that it is going to come to a great end, the way most of us would like but seldom achieve, I will be watching this post until it comes to a happy ending.

    Robert

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    This is the correct family, the Horrace mentioned is my maternal Grandfather and it is Horace Chivers, I have info on the Chivers family including Australian relatives, glad to pass on info.

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