Dick Chipperfield Sr.

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Dick Chipperfield Sr.
Profession circus director
Personal details
Born 1875-04-08 Sileby, Leicestershire in United Kingdom
Dead 1959-05-08 in United Kingdom

Spouse(s) - 1959 Maud Chipperfield

Country United Kingdom

Title owner -1948
Location at Circus Chipperfield in United Kingdom

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Biography details

Richard Chipperfield Sr., circus director in United Kingdom

Born 1875-04-08 in United Kingdom dead 1959-05-08 in United Kingdom .

Richard Chipperfield Sr. was the son of James Frances and Mary Ann (Jones) Chipperfield, born in 1875, at Sileby, Leicestershire. He was the fourth generation of the Chipperfield showmen. He first performed in public at the age of five. The management of the circus was passed down to him in the early 1900s.

He married Maud, daughter of George Seaton. The circus gradually grew and in 1933 combined with the Purchase family. Richard was the father of six children: Dick (Richard) and Jimmy (James, who took over from their father in 1937), John ("Johnny"), Thomas Henry "Tom", Marjorie and Maud. Richard Chipperfield died in 1959.


Total: 5 children

  1. Johnny Chipperfield. Born: 1875. Dead: † 1978-11-13
  2. Dick Chipperfield Jr.. Born: 1904-09-21. Dead: † 1988-03-03
  3. Maude Chipperfield. Born: 1909.
  4. Jimmy Chipperfield. Born: 1912. Dead: † 1990
  5. Marjorie Stockley. Born: 1916-12-12. Dead: † 1975-12-11

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director Richard Chipperfield Sr. in United Kingdom. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 21 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=616. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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