Whilst not achieving the lofty offices of Presidents or Prime Ministers, a number of Kilverts have achieved distinction in Community Service, Business and the Arts, and should be recognised for the contribution they made, or are making to Society.
The most famous Kilvert was the Rev. Robert Francis Kilvert, who is famous for "Kilverts Diary", a minor literary classic about the life and times in South Western England during the Victorian era.
- Francis Edwin Kilvert(1838-1910).Mayor of Hamilton, Ont. Canada and a member of the Canadian Parliament. - John Ashley Kilvert(1833-1926).Mayor of Wednesbury, West Midlands, England. and a survivor of the "Charge of the Light Brigade". - Nicholas Kilvert(1822-1883).Manchester, England. Proprietor of the company "Kilverts Lard". - Sir Harry Vernon Kilvert(1862-1924).Manchester, England. Businessman and Community Service. - Rev. Francis Kilvert(1793-1863).Bath, Somerset, England. Writer and Theologian. - Richard Kilvert(died 1649).Canterbury, England. Lawyer. - Major Robert Edgar Kilvert DSO(1881-1922).London, England. Military Leader. - Muriel Leigh Kilvert(born 1917),Suffolk, England. Educator and writer. - James Smith Kilvert(1837-1925).London, England. Pianomaker and Businessman. - Lilly Kilvert, Hollywood, California, USA. Production Designer, Hollywood, USA. - B.S. Cory Kilvert(born 1879).New York, USA. Artist. - Maxwell Alexander Kilvert(born 1867).New York, USA. Developer in Central America. - Dr. Gordon Thomas Kilvert(born 1939).Brisbane, Qld. Australia. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist.
There were many land owners in Shropshire, England, over the past five centuries, who were classed as "Gentlemen" and there were squires at the estates of Astley, Grinshill and Edgemont.
There have been Kilverts in the USA, who were businssmen and Lawyers and there are Medical Doctors in England and Australia, who have the Kilvert name.
There even was a Saxon Thane in North Yorkshire in 995 AD who was named Kilvert.
There will be many more that are unknown to me at this date, however, when more information is uncovered, it can be entered under this section.