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William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« on: Sunday 27 May 18 22:49 BST (UK) »
Hi,
William Chivers was born 1862 Newbury, he married Rebecca Lipscombe in 1880.  William and Rebecca Chivers then migrated to New Brunswick, Canada in 1908
Headstone photograph shows that William was in the Royal Berkshire Regiment, as well as the Lincoln Welland Regiment in Canada.
At this stage, have been unable to find any information on William's involvement with the Royal Berkshire Regiment, have been informed by a researcher that there was a Militia group formed in 1881 in Berkshire.     Wondering if anyone could assist me with further information on William's involvement with the Regiment.
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Jan
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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #2 on: Sunday 27 May 18 23:58 BST (UK) »
Thanks Philip   
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #3 on: Monday 28 May 18 05:34 BST (UK) »
Hi Jan,

Try the Berks Records Office, in Reading, Berks

I believe they may have some records for the Berks Militia.

Their address is;
http://ww2.berkshirenclosure.org.uk/calmview/Overview.aspx

Alan
Browse, Peggs, Revans/Revance/Ribbans, Spall,   in Suffolk/Norfolk
Belcher, Elderfield, Froude, Saunders,  Stimson, Tame,   in Berks
Artis, Gray in Norfolk

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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #4 on: Monday 28 May 18 05:55 BST (UK) »
Thank you Alan, I have emailed them, unfortunately we live in Australia, and difficult to get information.
Jan
New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #5 on: Monday 28 May 18 06:35 BST (UK) »
Jan,

I'm in Adelaide - so I know the difficulties but have always had a quick responce from the Berks RO with some info that has helped me out,  albeit they often (not always)  ask for a fee first.

Alan
Browse, Peggs, Revans/Revance/Ribbans, Spall,   in Suffolk/Norfolk
Belcher, Elderfield, Froude, Saunders,  Stimson, Tame,   in Berks
Artis, Gray in Norfolk

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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 31 May 18 10:50 BST (UK) »
Best source of info on the Royal Berks is their museum - http://www.thewardrobe.org.uk

Service papers, if you're very lucky, are at the PRO - FindMyPast has these, but I can only see two William Chivers from Newbury, neither b 1862.  One was born 1840, joined the Royal Berks Militia in 1858 and went on to serve 21 years in the 90th Foot. The other was born 1899 - died in 1918 see http://westberkshirewarmemorials.org.uk/texts/stories/WBP00951S.php

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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 31 May 18 11:12 BST (UK) »
Thank you Newbury Chap, the William Chivers we are looking for was born 13.2.1862 Kimbers Yard, Newbury.   He migrated to Canada in 1908, and died at Grimsby, Ontario 3.5.1884.
Regards
Jan

New, Thorn, Bird, Ruffey, Bosley, Belcher- Newbury Berkshire
Haynes/Haines - Much Birch Herefordshire, Monmouth Wales
Kearn/Watkins- Llanllwchaiarn/Newtown, Wales, Tyberton, Herefordshire
Gwilliam - Monmouth Wales, Herefordshire
Collier, Jackson - Salford, Manchester Lancashire
Saunders - Middlesex, Devon
Benson - Edinburgh, Scotland
Callander - Falkirk, Scotland
Ambrose - Liverpool, Manchester Lancashire, Canada
Timms, Elliman - Oxfordshire, Warwickshire
Ellison - Manchester/Portsmouth Hampshir

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Re: William Chivers - b. 1862 Newbury - Royal Berkshire Regiment
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 20 June 18 11:13 BST (UK) »
hi
my great uncle Arthur James Bailey  b 1888
lived ashford hill newbury
was in this regimemt
any idea how i can find out about him thank you spec