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The History of the Shivers Family traced back to Roger Chievre ca980.
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All were hanged, drawn, and quartered at Wexford, While the legal charge was treason, The political leaders
had consciously concluded their loyalty to the Pope implied that they must be disloyal to the Queen.

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The Shivers family name originates in France as Roger Chievre "Capra" his wife Petronilla, son William Capra, daughter Beatrice Capra, son Hugh de la Pommeraie and son Ralf de la Pommeraie. 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, in the time of King Edward. 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 was listed as a surgeon and brought at least four children: Thomas, Peternell, Elizabeth and John with his wife having one or two more once in America. This is the documented connection the Shivers family in America have to this Royal lineage based on every book, every document, every photo and certificate reseachers have documented on the family including my own research and collection. I have personally worked with over 900 individuals building the 32000 individual database and currently I have created 9300 individual webpages interlinked here. Read Max Chevers book to understand even more about our Royal roots and place in History. My father met Marcus Shivers and I grew up reading Marcus's book, cleaning cemeteries and spending countless hours in the Archives reading microfiche. I met Emma Murphy Shivers "Author of Reveries of Raleigh", I worked with Thomas Montgomery who gave me tremendous help and introduced me to Max Chevers who is a great knowledgebase of our Ireland Family. This website is continually under reconstruction and updates happen daily.
Owner/Researcher   James Shivers