Individual Notes

Note for:   Mary Divers,   4 MAR 1856 - 13 DEC 1928         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Cook at Belvoir Castle, Linconshire (not proven)

Individual Note:
     Buried with her husband William Henry Earl in Elstow Churchyard.
Not at Belvoir Castle for the 1881 Census.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Joseph James Divers,   26 AUG 1857 - 14 SEP 1936         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1891
     Place:   Coach Body Maker (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1901
     Place:   Carriage Builder's Manager (Census)


Individual Notes

Note for:   Annie Godfrey,    - 1 JUN 1934         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1891
     Place:   Designer (Census)


Individual Notes

Note for:   John Divers,   7 AUG 1891 -          Index

Individual Note:
     It is not known if this John Divers is the same one as this one here.

John Divers
From "Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists":
d: France 8/9 Oct 1916
Kew Gardener, 1912-14. Collected plants at Belvoir, Leics and Kew, Surrey.

From the CWGC site:
In Memory of
Rifleman John Divers
7056, 1st/9th Bn., London Regiment (Queen Victoria's Rifles)
who died on 09 October 1916
Remembered with honour
Thiepval Memorial

From the findmypast site:
Soldiers Died in the Great War 1914-1919
Name: John DIVERS
Regiment, Corps etc.: London Regiment
Battalion etc.: 9th (County of London) Battalion (Queen Victoria's
Last name: Divers
First name(s): John
Initials: J
Birthplace:
Enlisted: Fulham
Residence: Richmond
Rank: RIFLEMAN
Number: 7056
Date died: 9 October 1916
How died: Killed in action
Theatre of war: France & Flanders
Supplementary Notes: FORMERLY 2009, 25TH LONDON REGT.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Eliza Ann Divers,   1 OCT 1859 - 16 JAN 1930         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1891
     Place:   Dress Maker (Census)


Individual Notes

Note for:   John Divers,   ABT 1752 - 5 NOV 1831         Index

Individual Note:
     A note in the family bible states "John was my grandfather. W Divers."

Individual Notes

Note for:   Thomas Divers,    - 9 MAY 1843         Index

Individual Note:
     A note in the family bible states "Thomas was my father's brother. W Divers . 1888 - "

Individual Notes

Note for:   John Creed,    -          Index

Individual Note:
     Dates and names from a note by John Divers in the family bible.

Individual Notes

Note for:   Richard Divers,   ABT 1726 - 6 MAY 1789         Index

Individual Note:
     Dates and names from a note by John Divers in the family bible.

Another note by W Divers on the same page states "Richard senior was his grandfathers brother."

Individual Notes

Note for:   William Henry Divers,   16 JUL 1854 - 5 JUL 1942         Index

Occupation:   
     Place:   Head Gardener at Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire.

Occupation:   
     Date:   1881
     Place:   Gardener Under (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1901
     Place:   Gardener (Domestic) (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1911
     Place:   Head Gardener at Belvoir Castle (Census)

Individual Note:
     Became Head Gardener to the 5th Duke of Rutland at Belvoir Castle.
Also a lecturer on horticulture to Surrey County Council (source: "Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists").

Raised the Barnack Orange and Belvoir Seedling varieties of apples.

Wrote "Spring Flowers at Belvoir Castle" in 1909 which is digitised and on-line at http://www.archive.org/stream/springflowersatb00diverich#page/n7/mode/2up.

Individual Notes

Note for:   William Divers,   13 NOV 1819 - 12 FEB 1900         Index

Occupation:   
     Date:   1891
     Place:   Gardener. (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1861
     Place:   Gardener Domestic Servant. (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1871
     Place:   Gardener (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1881
     Place:   Gardener. (Census)

Occupation:   
     Date:   1883
     Place:   Gardener (from daughter Mary's marriage certificate)

Individual Note:
     The Royal Horticultural Society's Lindley Library has the following articles referring to William Divers.

There is an entry for W. Divers in Ray Desmond's Bibliography of British & Irish Botanists and Horticulturists
which lists him as being a gardener at Wierton House near Maidstone, Kent for 40 years.

A small obituary for him appears in Gardeners' Chronicle for 1900, saying he died on 12 Feb 1900 in
the 81st year of his age at Neath Cottage, Linton, Nr Maidstone and was gardener to W. Moore, Esq
of Wierton House until 1894 when Mr Moore died.
It also says he was an ocassional contributor to the columns of Gardeners' Chronicle.
   
Also in Gardeners' Chronicle in an account of the Royal Horticultural Show of Sept 8 & 9 1885,
a Mr. W. Divers of Maidstone is listed as winning a Bronze Banksian Medal for plums.
The medal is the Sir Joseph Banks Medal awarded by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Also, the following information was found on a Mr. J. Divers of Petworth (relation ?), who, on the 25th Aug 1885 at the
Cottagers' & Artisans' Exhibition of Vegetables and Fruit, was awarded 1st prize in Class 4 and Class 5 (both for potatoes).

The dates and notes in the Divers family bible state that William died at Coxheath, Loose, Kent.
Also the notes state that he "lived at Wierton, Boughton Monchelsea, Kent, from 1853 to 1898 as gardener to W. Moore, esq.
He bought the bible about 1868 and on his death it passed to his son, William Henry Divers, head gardener at Belvoir Castle,
Leicestershire, who entered the records up to that date from various authentic sources."

Listed in "Dictionary of British and Irish Botanists and Horticulturists".