Francis Tivey (1838-1899)

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Frank Tivey was born 1838 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom to Isaac Tivey (1803-1871) and Phoebe Morris (1805-1874) and died 10 June 1899 in Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States of unspecified causes. He married Lucretia Brown (1832-1919) 6 April 1863 in Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom. He married Mary Ann Palmer (c1849-1914) . Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.

Early Life

Frank Tivey was born in 1838 in Birmingham. His mother was the former Phoebe Morris (1805-1874) and his father was Isaac Tivey (1803-1871). His father worked as a tailor and Francis enjoyed a comfortable childhood, the family usually had one servant in the house. However, Isaac suffered from alcoholism and attempted suicide in later life.

First Marriage and Children

Frank Tivey married Lucretia Brown (1832-1919) in 1863 in London. Lucretia was the grand-daughter of the farmer that Frank's grandfather had worked for. They had seven children:

Frank left this family shortly after the birth of Charles. They apparently kept in touch, as Lucretia knew when Frank died.

Second marriage and Children

Frank's second wife was Mary Ann Palmer (c1849-1914), although no marriage record can be found and it is possible that they were never married, especially since the marriage would have been bigamous. They first lived in Lancashire, where Frank worked as a tailor but moved to the United States in 1883. They had the following children:

They lived at 12 Watson Street, Hulme, Lancashire in 1881. After moving to the United States they first lived in Springfield, Massachesetts. They later moved to Hartford, Connecticut where Frank appeared in trade directories as a tailor of 9 Goodman Place.

Later Life

Frank died on 10 June 1899 and was buried in Hartford. Both his wives were listed as widows on the 1900/1901 census. Mary Ann died in 1914 in Hartford and Lucretia died in 1919 in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey.


For more information on Frank and his family can be found here: It is a history of the Tivey name and is owned by Jan Tivey. The site is also the source for much of the information here.

The Tivey's are organised into groups. Frank belongs to Group 20.


Offspring of Frank Tivey and Lucretia Brown (1832-1919)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mary Ann Tivey (1865-1874)
Agnes Lucretia Tivey (1866-1906) 1866 Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom 1906 St Pancras, London, England, United Kingdom Harry Chavasse

Arthur Cecil Tivey (1868-1923)
Emily Alice Tivey (1870-1881)
Amy Elizabeth Tivey (1872-1924) 31 May 1872 Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom 7 September 1924 Camberley, Surrey, England, United Kingdom William Henry Tivey (1859-1930)

Louis Albert Tivey (1872-1947) 1872 Dudley, West Midlands, England, United Kingdom 1947 Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England, United Kingdom Elizabeth Mary Done (1866-1947)

Charles Ascot Tivey (1873-1954) 1873 Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom 1954 Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, United Kingdom Louisa Blunt (1878-1971)

Offspring of Frank Tivey and Mary Ann Palmer (c1849-1914)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alfred Tivey (1874-1907) 1874 Lancashire, England, United Kingdom 26 September 1907 Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Clara Tivey (1878-1906) 1878 Dudley, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom 17 October 1906 New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Francis Tivey (1881-1968) 14 May 1881 Lancashire, England, United Kingdom August 1968 Palm Beach County, Florida, United States May Dixon (c1880-aft1916)
Mary (c1893-1936)
Jean Krantz (1912-1989)

Elizabeth Tivey (1886-) 16 June 1886 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States United States Frederick Thomas Jarman (1880-)

Edward Harold Tivey (1887-1889) 15 July 1887 Springfield, Massachusetts, United States 1889 Hartford, Connecticut, United States

Sources and notes

‡ General
₪ Wedding
¶ Death


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