Charles Allen Du Val

His life and works

Emily Victoria Julia Kipping

Born: 1863 Higher Broughton
Died: 1934 Manchester
James Stanley Kipping 1822-1899
Julia Du Val
Frederic Stanley Kipping 1863-1949
Rosa Mary Louise Kipping 1864-1950
Helena Maud Kipping 1866-1949
William Cecil Kipping 1867-1908
Anita Fanny Kipping 1868-1955
George Herbert Kipping 1871-1935
Ralph George Heathcote 1859-1936
Ralph Noel Heathcote 1886-
Bryan Maxstead Heathcote 1888-1891
Violet Heathcote 1891-

Emily Victoria Julia Kipping was the daughter of James Stanley Kipping, a senior official in the Manchester Branch of the Bank of England of which his father was the head. Her mother was Julia Kipping nee Du Val.

They lived at Higher Broughton, then a rural place on the outskirts of Manchester where James Stanley Kipping owned a small farm.

In the photograph Emily Kipping is sitting in the foreground. Her father is standing at the back. The other children in the picture are William Cecil Kipping and Helena Maud Kipping. The photograph was taken in about 1875 by their uncle Thomas George Whaite, who had married their mother's sister nee Elizabeth Ellen Du Val.

In 1884 she was married at Chorlton in Manchester to Ralph George Heathcote, a general medical practitioner and surgeon. He was born in 1859 in Manchester, the son of Ralph Heathcote a surgeon and apothecary (born 1826 at Waltham in Leicestershire) and his wife Amelia (born in 1828 in Winterton, Lincolnshire).

Ralph George Heathcote was entered on the Medical Register on 29 December 1882, having qualified in that year as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, Licentiate of the Society of Apothecaries of London, and Licentiate of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (1).

Ralph and Violet Heathcote had the following children, all born in Manchester:

Ralph Noel Heathcote. He was born in 1886, and became a shipper in the cotton trade.
Bryan Maxstead Heathcote. He was born in 1888 at died at Southport in Lancashire in 1891 aged three years.
Violet Heathcote. She was born in 1891.

In 1891 the family were living at 7 Chatham Street in Manchester, which had been the home of the parents of Dr. Ralph Heathcote. By 1911 they had moved to 143 Barlow Moor Road, West Didsbury in Manchester.

Emily Victoria Julia Heathcote died in Salford in 1934 aged 70 years.
Her husband Dr. Ralph George Heathcote died in Manchester in 1936 aged 77 years.


(1) The Medical Register for 1913 page 717.