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Last update: 16 Oct 2013



Chilvers were descended through Woolsey from Johnson: Greens descended from Johnson, Morley and Oldman. The common ancestors were James Johnson and Elizabeth Andrews .

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James JOHNSON b 1763 d 30 Dec 1825 m Elizabeth ANDREWS at Feltwell 25 Sep 1791

Children of James and Elizabeth
2......John Johnsonbap 6 Dec 1791 Hockwold cum Wilton d 15 May 1811 Hockwold cum Wilton
3......James Johnson b 29 Aug 1793 Hockwold cum Wilton m Mary TILNEY 6 Mar 1827Hockwold cum Wilton

4......Sarah Johnson b 19 May 1795 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 19 May 1795 Hockwold cum Wilton d 23 May 1795 Hockwold cum Wilton
5......Philip Johnson b 23 Mar 1799 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 23 Mar 1799 Hockwold cum Wilton bur 21 Apr 1799 Hockwold cum Wilton
6......Mary Johnson b 4 Mar 1800 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 4 Mar 1800 Hockwold cum Wilton
7......Thomas Johnson b 19 Mar 1802 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 29 Mar 1802 Hockwold cum Wilton m Lydia GRAME 1829 Hockwold cum Wilton
8......Elizabeth Johnson abt 1803 Hockwold cum Wilton d 7 Mar 1885 Hockwold cum Wilton
9......Matthias Johnson b 13 May 1804 Hockwold cum Wilton m Jane DRAKE 16 Nov 1826 Norwich
10....Robert Johnson b 23 Apr 1806 Dersingham bap 28 Apr 1806 Hockwold cum Wilton m Mary BULLOCK 6 Nov 1826 Hockwold cum Wilton
12....Edward Johnson b 26 Sep 1808 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 4 Oct 1808 Hockwold cum Wilton d 15 Mar 1899 Hockwold cum Wilton m Mary GREENFIELD 8 Nov 1839 (see Johnson branch
13......Susan b 9 Apr 1811 Hockwold cum Wilton bap 9 Apr 1811 d 24 Jun 1879 Hockwold cum Wilton

14 Hariot Fendick TIBBETT, bap 26 Apr 1829 m Stagg ABEL (b 1834 Cockley Cley) 4th qr 1874 [Swaffham 4b 1098]

Note: Hariot was living in Brandon in 1851. She was "dau" of 22 Green FENDICK bap 24 May 1800 in Wilton m 10 Dec 1828 in Methwold and Frances FENDICK, nee TIBBETT, b 1812, d 1889 lived in Methwold
In 1841 Harriot was boarding in Hockwold with Martha COOLEY. In 1851 she was living in Brandon aged 22. Harriet married as Harriet Fendick TIBBETT. In 1891 she and Stagg Abel were living at Hilborough Rd, Swaffham when Stagg was a horse slaughterer and in 1901 she was a widow living with her brother 28 Cooper FENDICK
Green FENDICK was not the father of Harriet. see Fendick branch

Child of Hariot Fendick Tibbett
15 Ivor Frederick Fendick TIBBETT b 26 April 1848 (Father unknown: may have been Gameliel CHILVERS) (registered 3rd qr 1848 Thetford 13 304) d 1917?


13 Susan JOHNSON m James WOOLSEY (b 1816) 4th qr 1837 [Thetford 13 673]

In 1841 this couple were living with Elizabeth JOHNSON a grocer, in Hockwold cum Wilton. James was a grocer in 1851 - had he inherited the business?. In 1871 he was living at South Street, Hockwold.

Children of James and Susan WOOLSEY
16......Emma Woolsey b 1st qr 1844 Hockwold [Thetford 13 321]
17......Matilda (Tilly) Woolsey b 4th qr 1849 [Thetford 13 286]


16 Emma WOOLSEY m 17 Charles PALMER b abt 1842 Hockwold

Note: Charles was Postmaster Printer and Stationer at 3 High Street Mildenhall in 1881, employing 1 man and 3 boys and Mary J Palmer, his sister, was his housekeeper. In 1891 he employed his neice, Violet CHILVERS 23 below

Children of Charles and Emma

18......Amelia A Palmer b 2nd qr 1866 Mildenhall [Mildenhall 4a 514]
19......James Herbert Palmer b 3rd qr 1867 Mildenhall [Mildenhall 4a 501]
20......Annie Matilda Palmer b 3rd qr 1869 Mildenhall [Mildenhall 4a 487]
21......Charles Sydney Palmer b 2nd qr 1879 1879 Mildenhall [Mildenhall 4a 614]

17 Matilda WOOLSEY m 14 Frederick Chilvers TIBBETT 4th qr 1870 [Thetford 4b 1066]

Note: When he married Frederick gave his name as Frederick Chilvers Tibbett, but later called himself Chilvers rather than Tibbett. In 1871 Frederick was living with his wife Matilda at her mother Susan's house in Lower St, Hockwold. He was with Matilda in 1881and 1891 the family was at "Floretum" (Nursery) Belvoir Terrace, Hunstanton: Frederick was a florist and gardener

Children of Frederick and Matilda CHILVERS

23......Violet Tibbett b 1st qr 1872 in Hockwold [Thetford 4b 385 d 1957
Note: Violet is shown in the 1891 census as living at 36 Mobbs Hole Mildenhall with her uncle, 17 above Charles PALMER Postmaster Printer and Stationer. Violet is shown as 19 years old and a "Stationer's assistant") [RG12 1453]
24......Lillian Emma Tibbett b 3rd qr 1873 in Hockwold [Thetford 4b 359] d 1891
25...... Linneaus (Linn) Tibbett b 1878/9 d 10 Apr 1953
26......Elaine Ivy C Tibbett b 2nd qr 1887 [Thetford 4b 36] d 1960

Note: Ivy and Violet managed the "Floretum" - a florists in Hunstanton


25 Linneaus CHILVERS m Rosa Emily FORD [dau of William FORD] 20 Nov 1907 [Wisbech 3b 434] ans CHILVERS, not TIBBETT

Note: Linn founded Norfolk Lavender which is still very active and famous world wide. In 1941, Chilvers and Son were listed in the Lord Chamberlain's Office as being "by appointment to the late Queen Alexandra" You can see the firm's website

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Thanks to Sharon Mountford for the information about Charles at Mildenhall in 1881

© Richard Green 2007