NameRichard Dazell NIVEN , 1C1R
Birth27 Feb 1913, Brentford, Middlesex, England
DeathSep 1984, Worcester, Worcestershire
MotherElizabeth Katherine DEAKIN (1879-1954)
Spouses
Birth12 Oct 1910, Birmingham, Warwickshire
DeathMar 1994, Pershore, Worcestershire
FatherWilliam George SMART (~1882-)
MotherFlorence (~1883-)
Marriage1938
Notes for Richard Dazell NIVEN
Vice President Austin-Leyland

Birth index April to June 1913, Richard D. Niven, Brentford, Middlesex, volume 3a page 167, mother’s maiden name Deakin.

Midlands Electoral Registers 1935
19 Bodenham Road, Kings Norton
Elizabeth Katherine Niven
Richard Dazell Niven

In the 1946 British Phone Books Richard D. Niven, Tintern High House drive Rednal.

UK Outward Passenger Lists
Departed September 8, 1955 Southampton, on the Queen Elizabeth, destination, New York, Richard Niven, first class, born February 27, 1913, married, address in UK c/o The Austin Motor C. Ltd., Northfield, manager.

New York Passenger Lists
Departed Southampton, England, arrived New York, New York, September 13, 1955 on the Queen Elizabeth
Richard D. Niven, place of origin Britain, address 27/29, West 57th Street, New York.
[There are 2 other with the same intended address and with sequential visitor numbers, Joseph R. Edwards and Frank R. Ford. They are probably also associated with the same company.]

UK Incoming Passenger Lists
Departed New York, arrived Southampton October 3 1955 on the Queen Elizabeth, Richard D. Niven, born February 27, 1913, married, High House Farm, Lickey, Rednal, England, Wks. Manager

In the British phone books 1960 is R. D. Niven High House Farm, Rednal.

from National Archives, British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.
Apprenticeship indenture by Richard D. Niven to Austin Co. - 1929, & service agreement between the above re. appointment of Mr Niven as Works Director - 1966 

The December 30, 1968 page 26 of the Times states the following.
British Leyland Motor Corporation announces that Richard Niven is to become the managing director of the corporation’s foundry and general engineering division from January 1 in succession to George Turner who is retiring.

Listed as Richard Dazell [as spelled] Niven in September 1984 death index volume 29 page 734, Worcester registration district, born Feb 27, 1913.
Notes for Winifred Margaret (Spouse 1)
In the October to December 1910 birth index Winifred M. Smart, Aston Warwickshire, volume 6d, page 376.

In the 1911 census postal address 112 Highfield Road, Saltley, Birmingham, the census listed as Aston, Warwickshire.
Head William Smart, age 29, bookbinder’s cutter, printers and bookbinders, worker, born Bloomsbury, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Wife Florence Smart, age 28, married 6 years, 3 children born alive 2 still living, born Birmingham, Warwickshire.
Daughter Olive Smart, age 5, born Birmingham.
Daughter Winifred Smart, age 6 months, born Birmingham.
Brother in Law Joseph Chiles, age 49, married, brass caster, for a scale makers, worker, born Birmingham.
The house has 6 rooms.

Midlands Electoral registers 1935
15 Josiah Road, Kings Norton, Birmingham
William George Smart
Florence Smart
Winifred Margaret Smart

In the April to June 1938 marriage index, Richard D. Niven and Winifred M. Smart, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, volume 6c, page 707.

In the March 1994 death index Winifred Margaret Niven, born October 12, 1910, died age 83, Pershore, Worcestershire, register 11B district 5231 entry 251.
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