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May Coveney NEVARD

Female 1887 - 1974  (87 years)


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  • Name May Coveney NEVARD 
    Born 6 Jun 1887  Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    _UID EBC8BA420A7E4612A6D44B96DDE90E9F5DC4 
    Died 22 Dec 1974  Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Notes 
    • Ancestry.com.au - UK Incoming Passenger Lists, 1878-1960 has:
      arriving on 29 April 1958 at Liverpool from Montreal on the 'Empress of Britain', May C Minter, born 5 May 1887, housewife and Margaret Minter, born 28 May 1914, clerk. Address Straight Rd, Boxted, Essex. Both shown as Canadian citizens.

      The death record at FamilySearch shows May's name as May Coveny Minter, parents as Charles and Ellen NEVARD.

      May's ancestry seems somewhat complicated: as noted above, her parents were said to be Charles and Ellen NEVARD. Charles NEVARD married Ellen COVENEY in Q2 1891 (Rochford 4a/564). However, May's birth was probably that registered as May Coveney CARPENTER in Q3 1887 (Rochford 4a/423). Further details are below:

      The 1851 census has, in North Farmbridge, Essex: Ephriam CARPENTER (haed, 31, ag lab, born Cressing(?), Essex), Susan CARPENTER (wife, 24, born Woodham ---(?)) and Sarah Ann OLIVER (daughter, 5, born Maldon, Essex).

      - the marriage of Ephraim CARPENTER and Susan OLIVER was registered in Q4 1850 at Maldon (12/305). The birth of Sarah Ann OLIVER was registered at Maldon in Q2 1846 (12/167). There is an 1841 census entry for Susan OLIVER, aged 13, in North Farmbridge, so it looks as if Sarah Ann OLIVER was her daughter, born illegitimately.

      The 1861 census of North Farmbridge has: Ephraim CARPENTER (haed, 40, ag lab, born Ch----, Essex), Susan CARPENTER (wife, 37, born Woodham Ferrers, Essex), Sarah A Carpenter (daughter, 15, born Maldon, Essex), Charles CARPENTER (son, 4, born North Farmbridge), Elizabeth CARPENTER (daughter, 11 months, born North Farmbridge) and Hannah OLIVER (sister in law, unmarried, 24, born North Farmbridge).

      - Ephraim CARPENTER's death at age 50 was registered at Maldon in Q4 1866 (4a/139).

      The 1871 census of North Farmbridge has: Susan CARPENTER (head, widow, 45. formerly labourer's wife, born Woodham Ferrers, Essex), Charles CARPENTER (son, 13, labourer, born North Farmbridge), Elizabeth CARPENTER (daughter, 10, scholar, born North Farmbridge) and Ellen CARPENTER (daughter, 6, scholar, born North Farmbridge).

      By the time of the 1881 census, Ellen CARPENTER, now 16, had left home and was a general servant in East Street, Prittlewell, Essex, home of Louisa BELL an annuitant.

      - Ellen's mother Susan married again, to Charles TYLER, registered at Rochford in Q4 1882 (4a/524)

      The 1891 census of Prittlewell, Essex has: Charles TYLER (head, 60 or 66, general labourer, born Sittingbourne, Kent), Susan TYLER (wife, 65, born North Farmbridge, Essex), Ellen COALNEY [it looks like] (daughter, married, 26, born North Farmbridge), Willie CARPENTER (grandson, 6, born Purleigh, Essex) and May CARPENTER (granddaughter, 4, born Prittlewell). Also there as a boarder was Charles NEVARD (23, bricklayer, born Lexden), shortly to marry Ellen.

      - although Ellen was shown as married in the 1891 census, I can't find a marriage and her children were registered as William Charles CARPENTER (Q3 1884 Maldon 4a/422) and May Coveny CARPENTER (Q3 1887, Rochford 4a/423). They were probably both illegitimate.
      - shortly after the 1891 census, in Q2 1891 (Rochford 4a/564), as Ellen COVENEY, Ellen married Charles NEVARD

      1901 census: at 28 Bergholt Road, St Pauls Colchester, Charles Hy. NEVARD (head, 31, bricklayer, born Lexden), Ellen NEVARD (wife, 35, born Farmbridge), May NEVARD (daughter, 13, born Southend on Sea), Ellen Maud NEVARD (daughter (9, bron Lexden), Lilian Louise NEVARD (daughter, 7, born Lexden), Daisy E NEVARD (3, born Lexden) and William NEVARD (8 months, born Colchester).

      - as can be seen, May had become May NEVARD. Ellen's son Willie stayed in Prittlewell and appears as William CARPENTER (16, carman, born Purleigh, Essex), boarding with William SMITH (5&), whose housekeeper was Emily OLIVER (single, 34, born Maldon), possibly a relative of Susan CARPENTER nee OLIVER.
    Person ID I442  Great Horkesley, Essex
    Last Modified 23 May 2014 

    Father Charles Henry NEVARD,   b. Sep 1869, Lexden, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1956, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 86 years) 
    Mother Ellen COVENEY,   b. Abt 1865, North Farmbridge, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1942, New Westminster, British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married Jun 1891  Rochford RD Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F986  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family George Oliver Minter,   b. 15 May 1888, Great Horkesley, Essex Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1957, Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 12 Jul 1910  British Columbia, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Allan Gentry Minter,   b. 10 Jun 1911, Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 May 1980, Nanaimo, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     2. Margaret Ellen Minter,   b. 28 May 1914, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1995  (Age 80 years)
     3. William Earl Minter,   b. 30 Jun 1916, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt Jan 2000, Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     4. Harry Glen Minter,   b. 19 May 1919, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1964, Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years)
     5. Kathleen Minter,   b. 13 Feb 1923, Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1927, Chilliwack, BC, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 4 years)
     6. Charles Robert Minter
    Last Modified 21 Jun 2011 
    Family ID F54  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S174] Neil Minter chart.

    2. [S226] FamilySearch, December 2010.

    3. [S334] British Columbia, Canada, Death Index, 1872-1990 at Ancestry.com, aged 86. Reg no. 1974-09-019067. BCA no. B13338. GSU no. 2050342. (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S19] BMD index, Q2 1891 Rochford 4a/564. (Reliability: 3).