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Monkstown Castle Ire
Birthplace of
Thomas Chevers
Roger Chievre "Capra" wife Petronilla, son William Capra, daughter Beatrice Capra, son Hugh de la Pommeraie son Ralf de la Pommeraie. This is where the research is currently working. Identification of the parents of Roger and Petronilla.
Devonshire Domesday lists Terra Willelmi Chievre,on the Exchequer side, and Latin Terra Willelmi Caprae on Exeter side. I.e. William has two houses in Exeter. Roger Chievre endowed the Church of St Mary du Val, in the diocese of Evreux, for my soul and the souls of my ancestors. William owned 22000 acres with 46 Manors as reward to a Knight. A Knight known as The Honour of Bradninch. Ralf de la Pommeraie owned 23700 acres with 60 Manors known as The Honour of Bradworthy or Berry Pommeroy. Beatrice was Abbess of St. Michael's Mount in Cornwall.
That was 1066 skip to 1642 when Henry Chevers of Monkstown, Ireland with his family paid the ultimate price during the Cromwell massacres for being Catholic. Henry's son Thomas Chevers lost his lands in the Barony of Bargy, County Wexford, by Cromwellian confiscation. As a Royal son Thomas's brother Walter was banished to Connaught while many family members were put to death or sent as slaves to Barbados. Thomas set sail for the colony of Virginia in the ship RICHARD AND BENJAMIN from London to Lancaster County, Virginia January, 1654/5. Thomas Chevers brought at least four children: Thomas, Peternell, Elizabeth and John with his wife having one or two more once in America. Chevers spelling variations occured giving us Chavers, Chavis, Shevers, Shivers, Shriver and others.
James Shivers




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Read Max Chevers - The House of Chevers along with books from my collection by Marcus Shivers -Shivers Genealogy- / - Emma Shivers - Reveries of Raleigh Tenn
My library also includes the books with family references by Shirley Chamberlain - History of Cuba Tenn- / - Glydie Nelson - Treasure of Memories
-/- William M Redditt Jr. - The Redditt Family and The help Thomas Montgomery gave me and hundreds of others in personal interviews, providing me books and photos.

Walk the Pedigree to find certain surnames, walk the Migration to follow the migratory pattern, walk by Location to jump directly to countries, states. Use the Timeline to find historical events.
Check back often updated daily. As I add your family INDIVIDUAL pages, I will also add them to location pages. If your relatives page seems blank, we welcome submissions for the following types of research data. "Original or copies of Bibles (cover and pages),Birth, Death, School, Religious Certificates, Documents, Military medals and records, Historical library and family history books, Wills, Probates, Newsclipping, photos, portraits, paintings, tombstone portraits. The more you provide the more complete the overall website data becomes.

This website was created and is maintained by James Shivers to digitize and house historical artifacts for all Shivers/Chevers/Capra family researchers. This is a manual laborous process I do as a hobby. Too many historical documents are missing from archives and to preserve what remains I offer to make a permanent digital version. Email jameseshivers@gmail.com
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