Rev. Robert Francis KILVERT
- Born: 3 Dec 1840, The Rectory, Hardenhuish Lane, nr. Chippenham, Wiltshire
- Marriage: Elisabeth Ann ROWLAND on 20 Aug 1879 in Wootton
- Died: 23 Sep 1879 aged 38
Cause of his death was Peritonitis.
Another name for Robert was Frank.
Robert Francis Kilvert (3 December 1840 - 23 September 1879), always known as Francis, or Frank, was born at The Rectory, Hardenhuish Lane, near Chippenham, Wiltshire to the Rev. Robert Kilvert, Rector of Langley Burrell, Wiltshire, and Thermuthis, daughter of Walter Coleman and Thermuthis Ashe. He is remembered for his diaries, reflecting rural life in the 1870s, which were published several years after his death.
Kilvert was educated privately in Bath by his uncle, Francis Kilvert, before going up to Wadham College, Oxford. He then entered the Church of England and became a rural curate, working primarily in the Welsh Marches between Hereford and Hay on Wye. Initially from 1863 to 1864 he was Curate to his father at Langley Burrell, and in 1865 he became Curate of Clyro, Radnorshire; he remained there until 1872 when he rejoined his father at Langley Burrell. From 1876 to1877 he was Vicar of St Harmon, Radnorshire, and from 1877 to his death in 1879 he was Vicar of Bredwardine, Herefordshire.
In August 1879 he married Elizabeth Ann Rowland (1846-1911), whom he had met on a visit to Paris, but died a few days after returning from his honeymoon in Scotland .
Robert married Elisabeth Ann ROWLAND on 20 Aug 1879 in Wootton. (Elisabeth Ann ROWLAND was born in 1846 and died in 1911.)