James Stockley

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James Stockley
Profession zoo director
Personal details
Born 1914 Stoke-on-Trent in United Kingdom
Dead 1973-05-31 in South Africa

Spouse(s) 1945 - 1973 Marjorie Stockley

Country South Africa

Title director 1968-1973
Location at Natal Zoo Lion Park in South Africa

Title director 1951-1968
Location at Circus Chipperfield in United Kingdom

Biography details

James Stockley , zoo director in South Africa

Born 1914 in United Kingdom dead 1973-05-31 in South Africa .

James married Marjorie Suzanne Phyllis Chipperfield, on 15 December 1945, at Blaby, Leicestershire. As part of Chipperfield's circus he kept the post-war show on the road, running. His daughter Carol Elizabeth was christened, at Bristol, in 1950. He was the director of Chipperfield's by 1951, when its headquarters were at Down farm, Stockbridge, In the 1970s, when Chipperfield's circus returned from South Africa, Jim Stockley and his wife Marjorie remained there, running the Natalion Lion Park and Game Reserve. James died on 31 May 1973, at the age of 57, following a blow to his chest during the inoculation of a gnu. He was the father of Jane, Carol, James (Jim) junior and Maryann


Total: 2 children

  1. Jane Boswell.
  2. Jim Stockley. Born: ?.

Reference list


Koehl, Dan, (2024). director James Stockley in South Africa. Elephant Encyclopedia, available online retrieved 16 July 2024 at https://www.elephant.se/person.php?id=625. (archived at the Wayback machine)

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