Samuel Chivers' Leg

In April 1883 Samuel was in an accident with a horse drawn cart, as a result of which he lost a leg. That leg was buried in Cathays Cemetery. He and his family were then living in Richmond Road. His occupation was listed as a Vinegar Brewer, the more senior of you, will remember the Chivers Vinegar factory near Ely Bridge, still there in the 1950`s. Half a dozen or so years later Samuel and his ever-expanding family, Mrs Chivers, twelve children, a cook plus domestic servants, moved to Llandough, near Penarth and it was thought that Samuel was buried, minus his leg, in Penarth. But research shows that in November 1902 Samuel's son, Harold C Chivers, died aged 25 and was buried in Cathays. Thirteen years later, in 1915, Samuel's wife, Mary, was buried in the same grave, Y 335. Finally two years on, in 1917, Samuel himself was interred in the same grave. He was 73 years old and was living in Sully Road, Penarth.

Taken from: "Cathays Cemetery Cardiff - on its 150th Anniversary" pg66

and fcc newsletter 6 pg6

See also fcc newsletter 8 pg2