Big changes have come to — all content is now read-only, and member subscriptions and the Shop have been discontinued.
Learn more

Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Kilvert Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Kilverts of Distinction.
Posted by: William Kilvert (ID *****1371) Date: June 18, 2003 at 05:13:41
  of 351


Whilst not achieving the lofty offices of Presidents or Prime Ministers, a number of Kilverts have achieved distinction in Community Service, Business and the Arts, and should be recognised for the contribution they made, or are making to Society.

The most famous Kilvert was the Rev. Robert Francis Kilvert, who is famous for "Kilverts Diary", a minor literary classic about the life and times in South Western England during the Victorian era.

Others are:-

- Francis Edwin Kilvert(1838-1910).Mayor of Hamilton, Ont. Canada and a member of the Canadian Parliament.
- John Ashley Kilvert(1833-1926).Mayor of Wednesbury, West Midlands, England. and a survivor of the "Charge of the Light Brigade".
- Nicholas Kilvert(1822-1883).Manchester, England. Proprietor of the company "Kilverts Lard".
- Sir Harry Vernon Kilvert(1862-1924).Manchester, England. Businessman and Community Service.
- Rev. Francis Kilvert(1793-1863).Bath, Somerset, England. Writer and Theologian.
- Richard Kilvert(died 1649).Canterbury, England. Lawyer.
- Major Robert Edgar Kilvert DSO(1881-1922).London, England. Military Leader.
- Muriel Leigh Kilvert(born 1917),Suffolk, England. Educator and writer.
- James Smith Kilvert(1837-1925).London, England. Pianomaker and Businessman.
- Lilly Kilvert, Hollywood, California, USA. Production Designer, Hollywood, USA.
- B.S. Cory Kilvert(born 1879).New York, USA. Artist.
- Maxwell Alexander Kilvert(born 1867).New York, USA. Developer in Central America.
- Dr. Gordon Thomas Kilvert(born 1939).Brisbane, Qld. Australia. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.

There were many land owners in Shropshire, England, over the past five centuries, who were classed as "Gentlemen" and there were squires at the estates of Astley, Grinshill and Edgemont.

There have been Kilverts in the USA, who were businssmen and Lawyers and there are Medical Doctors in England and Australia, who have the Kilvert name.

There even was a Saxon Thane in North Yorkshire in 995 AD who was named Kilvert.

There will be many more that are unknown to me at this date, however, when more information is uncovered, it can be entered under this section.

Notify Administrator about this message?

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network