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Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« on: Saturday 17 January 15 09:37 GMT (UK) »
I have been trying to help a friend discover her maternal family and unfortunately am out of my depth as her mother was born in Nairobi.  With the help of others I have discovered the following:

Emalda Edith Chivers, born 2 August 1923 in Nairobi, Ukamba
Father = William Chivers
Mother = Edith Henrietta Norton

It would seem that Edith Henrietta Norton married twice and both times to someone called Chivers.  Children are:

  Anthony Helfern Chivers born 1 April 1921 at Nairobi (father is John Edward Chivers)
  Elvin May Chivers born 10 May 1922 at Nairobi (father Wiliam Chivers)
  Emalda Edith Chivers born 2 August 1923 in Nairobi (father William Chivers)
  Helen Mary Chivers born 3 Augusut 1924 in Nairobi (father William Chivers)

There is a passenger listing for Helen Mary Chivers (the last child) who left Mombasa, Kenya and arrived in London aboard the Braemar Castle on the 18 June 1957.

Following Imelda's marriage (married name was Stevens) she came to England and lived in Birmingham.

If anyone can point me in the right direction to find information on Imelda's parents I would be grateful.  :)

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 17 January 15 09:40 GMT (UK) »
Are all the people mentioned in your post deceased? (we aren't allowed to post details of anyone who might still be living)
Please do NOT ask for lookups by Personal Message.

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 17 January 15 09:44 GMT (UK) »
To the best of our knowledge yes they are, certainly Imelda and Anthony have confirmed deaths and I have just found Helen's death.

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 12:18 GMT (UK) »
Hello

I think Edith Chivers was Edith Henrietta Norton before she was married to Chivers family members. I believe it is the same Edith Norton who later married James Muncaster.

James Muncaster married Edith Henrietta Norton (no mention that she was previously married) at Mbeya, Tanzania on 25 June 1960. He died at Johannesburg in 1971.

I believe Edith Norton Chivers had a male child in 1932 and lived in Tabora for a short time. She left her family but did not remarry. She left the child with his father and remarried later on with James Muncaster.

She died in 1971 I think and there is a grave photo available for a grave in South Africa.

There is a lot of mystery with Edith Henrietta Norton.



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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 12:23 GMT (UK) »
Wow, thank you for that reply, it is difficult enough to try and find records for this country without her adding further mystery to it.  Certainly my friend remembers her mum, Imelda saying that they had lots of servants and that her parents drank a lot.

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 12:32 GMT (UK) »
I'd like to find out:

1) why Imelda's mum, Edith, left the Chivers family.
2) When was Edith Norton born and where?

Also, is there any photo of Edith as it might be different person.

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 08 March 17 12:43 GMT (UK) »
Is this the Edith your friend is searching for?

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #7 on: Monday 13 March 17 08:47 GMT (UK) »
I will need to get the photos out that she has given me but it certainly looks promising.  Certainly an interesting family, even though they do intend to give us headaches

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Re: Imelda (Emalda) Edith Chivers
« Reply #8 on: Monday 13 March 17 10:30 GMT (UK) »
Any photos of Edith would be very useful.