Louis STACEY was born bet. April and June, 1876 in Rowley Regis, Staffordshire, England. He married Sarah Ethel KNIBBS 09 August 1902 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He died bet. April and June, 1949 in Wolverhampton District, Staffordshire, England. Sarah Ethel KNIBBS, daughter of Robert KNIBBS and Elizabeth MARKHAM , was born bet. July and September, 1881 in Clifton, Oxfordshire, England. She died 30 January 1965 in Bilston, West Midlands, England.

Children of Louis STACEY and Sarah Ethel KNIBBS are:
1. Irene Kathleen STACEY, b. 16 June 1904 See Hugh WALKER & Irene Kathleen STACEY
2. Amy Elizabeth S STACEY, b. 06 February 1910 See Wilfred Douglas HADDOCK & Amy Elizabeth S STACEY
3. Barbara Ethel STACEY, b. 10 July 1916 See James Edward GRATTAGE & Barbara Ethel STACEY

Marriage Notes for Louis STACEY\Sarah Ethel KNIBBS:

Witnesses to the marriage were Harry and Amy Knibbs, Sarah's brother and sister.

Sarah is listed as of Clifton. Banns were read at St John Leamington.

Sarah and Louis married on King Edward III's Coronation day.

From the Banbury Gardian, 21 August, 1902:
Marriage of Miss E. S. KNIBBS - Amongst the other occasions of rejoicing at Clifton on Coronation Day was a very pretty wedding, The happy couple were Mr. Lewis Stacey, of Warwick, son of the late Samuel Stacey, inspector G.W.R., Leamington, and Miss Ethel Sarah Knibbs, eldest daughter of the late Mr. Robert Knibbs and Mrs. Knibbs of Clifton. The ceremony was performed at the Parish Church, Deddington, by the Rev. T. Boniface.
The bridegroom was attended (as his best man) by Mr. A. T. Stacey of Birmingham. The bride looked exceedingly pretty in a cream cashmere dress, with wreath and veil, carrying a lovely shower bouquet, and ettended by two bridesmaids, Miss Amy Knibbs, sister, and Miss Nellie White, of Leamington. The dresses worn were of pretty crushed strawberry, and hats trimmed with roses. The bride was given away by her brother, Mr. Harry Knibbs.

Notes for Louis STACEY:

Louis' father was Samuel Stacey, a railway inspector. He died before Louis and Sarah married.

Louis can be seen in the 1881 census living with his parents and siblings at 38 Hackett St, Rowley Regis, Staffordshire. England.
Samuel Stacy Head Mar 40 Railway Labourer Eccleshall Stafford
Sarah Stacy Wife Mar 40 Eynsham Oxford
Samuel Stacy Son 16 Labourer at Brickyard Oldbury Worcester
William Stacy Son 13 Scholar Rowley Regis Stafford
Kate Stacy Daur 11 Scholar Rowley Regis Stafford
Clara Stacy Daur 8 Scholar Rowley Regis Stafford
Alfred Stacy Son 7 Scholar Rowley Regis Stafford
Lewis Stacy Son 5 Scholar Rowley Regis Stafford
Ernest Stacy Son 3 Scholar Rowley Regis Stafford
Walter Stacy Son 3 m Rowley Regis Stafford

In 1891, Lois' family was living at 14 Ste Georges Road, Leamington, Qarwickshire:
Samuel Stacey Head Mar 53 Permanents(?) Way Inspector Eccleshall Staffs
Sarah Stacey Wife 50 Eynsham Oxon
Clara A Stacey Daur 19 Rowley Regis Staffs
Florence B Stacey Visitor 10 Rowley Regis Staffs
L:ewis Stacey Son 14 Rowley Regis Staffs
Ernest Stacey Son 12 Rowley Regis Staffs
Walter Stacey Son 10 Rowley Regis Staffs

He can also be seen in 1901, just before marrying Sarah Ethel Knibbs, living at Shrewley, Warwickshire:
William Stanley Head Mar 59 Railway Guard Gloucestershire
Ann Stanley Wife Mar 57 Gloucestershire
Ernest Stanley Son 15 Railway Porter Warwick Shrewley
Louis Stacey Boarder UnM 25 Railway Signalman Staffordshire

Louis married Sarah Knibbs in 1902.

His daughter Barbara told me that Louis was moved to work at Great Alne, at a pretty little country railway station. Amy Elizabeth was born there in 1910. We see them in 1911, living at Railway Station, Great Alne, Warwickshire:
Lewis Stacey Head 35 Married Railway Station Master Blackheath Staffs
Ethel Sarah Stacey Wife 28 Married (9 years) Clifton Oxon
Irene Kathleen Stacey Daughter 6 Warwick
Amy Elizabeth Stacey Daughter 1 Great Alne Warwickshire

He was later moved to work at Bilston Station as Station Master at what was then a busy railway junction.

His daughter Barbara told me that Louis died in about 1945, but there is no record in the GRO to confirm it. I believe the record shown for q2/1949 in Wolverhampston District is probably for this Louis.

Sources for Louis STACEY:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Dudley District 
  4. 1901 British Census,
  5. Marriage Certificate,
  6. Personal Contact with Barbara Stacey,
  7. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Sarah Ethel KNIBBS:

Ethel is 3rd from the right, wearing spectacles. Click photo for larger version

Ethel is seen aged 22 and living in the civil parish of Leamington Priors, Warwickshire in the 1901 census.

She was known to have lived in Bilston, Staffs and was known as Ethel.

Sources for Sarah Ethel KNIBBS:

  1. Living memory of me, Don Knibbs,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  5. Personal Contact with Barbara Stacey,
  6. 1901 British Census,
  7. Marriage Certificate,