Charles Allen Du Val

His life and works

Helena Maud Kipping

Helena Maud Kipping
Born: 1866 Higher Broughton
Died: 1949 Crosby, Lancashire
James Stanley Kipping 1822-1899
Julia Du Val
Emily Victoria Julia Kipping 1862-1934
Frederic Stanley Kipping 1863-1949
Rosa Mary Louise Kipping 1864-1950
William Cecil Kipping 1867-1908
Anita Fanny Kipping 1868-1955
George Herbert Kipping 1871-1935
Allan Frederick Norbury 1857-1930
Douglas Norbury 1888-
Maud Norbury 1890-
Allan Leslie Norbury 1895-
Vernon Norbury 1898-
Lawrence Norbury 1900-
Helena Kipping (right) in 1875

Helena Kipping (right) in 1875

Helena Maud 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 1886 she was married at Chorlton in Manchester to Allan Frederick Norbury, the son of James Craig and Susannah Anne Norbury of Withington in Manchester. James Craig Norbury was born in 1827 in Manchester, and was a master printer employing fourteen men and fourteen boys.

Allan and Helena Norbury had the following children, all born in Manchester:

Douglas Norbury. He was born in 1888.
Maud Norbury. She was born in 1890.
Allan Leslie Norbury. He was born in 1895.
Vernon Norbury. He was born in 1898.
Lawrence Norbury. He was born in 1900.

In 1901 the family were living at Beechwood, Holme Road , Didsbury in Manchester, but by 1911 Allan Norbury had retired and the family were then living at Leighton, Blundellsands, Crosby in Lancashire.

Allan Norbury died in 1930 aged 73 years.
Helena Norbury died in 1949 aged 83 years.

In the photograph Helena Kipping is the girl on the right hand side. Sitting in the foreground is her elder sister Emily. Her father is standing at the back. The boy on the left is her brother William Cecil Kipping. The photograph was taken in about 1875 by Thomas George Whaite.