James KNIBBS, son of Robert KNIBBS and Rachel ROBINSON , was born bef. 06 July 1801 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He married Mary RYMELL 05 July 1857 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He died December 1888 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. Mary RYMELL was born bef. 05 November 1809 in Clifton, Oxfordshire, England. She died aft. 1881.


Marriage Notes for James KNIBBS\Mary RYMELL:

James listed as a widower of Clifton. Mary listed as spinster of Clifton, daughter of Charles, labourer.

The witnesses at the marriage were John Robinson Mary Robinson.

Other Marriages/Unions for James KNIBBS:
See James KNIBBS & Mary Ann WILLS


Notes for James KNIBBS:

Listed in the 1841 census for Central, South and East Oxfordshire as living in what looks like Chappell Lane, in the hamlet of Clifton
Jas. Knibbs 35 Agricultural Labourer
Mary Knibbs 35
James Knibbs 10
Mary Knibbs 10
Robert Knibbs 5
Sarah Knibbs 1
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Listed in the 1851 census for the Woodstock Union as living in Clifton. Clearly, his first wife Mary Ann Wills had died by this time.
James Knibbs Head Wid 49 Slater Oxon Deddington
Mary Ann Knibbs Daur 20 Daughter Oxon Clifton
Robert Knibbs Son 15 Ag Labourer Oxon Clifton
Sarah Knibbs Daur 10 Oxon Clifton

James' futire wife, Mary Rymell, was living in the house next door.
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Listed in the 1861 census for Oxfordshire and West Berkshire as living in Deddington:
James KNIBBS 1802 Deddington Oxfordshire Head Deddington Oxfordshire
Mary KNIBBS 1810 Clifton Oxfordshire Wife Deddington Oxfordshire
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Listed in the 1871 living at Clifton with his wife:
James Knibbs Head Mar 69 Plasterer out of Employ Clifton Oxon
Mary Knibbs Wife Mar 61 Clifton Oxon
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James is listed in the 1881 census, living at Deddington, Oxfordshire, England, aged 79 with his wife Mary, aged 72.
James Knibbs Head Mar 79 Slatter & Plasterer Oxon Deddington
Mary Knibbs Wife Mar 72 Oxon Clifton
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From the Oxford Times, Saturday 05 January 1889:
DEATHS: James Knibbs, 88.

Sources for James KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. 1851 Census of Woodstock Union, Oxfordshire,
  3. 1861 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  5. Newspaper Article,
  6. 1841 British Census,
  7. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Mary RYMELL:

Mary is recorded in the marriage register as Mary Rymell, but I see from the baptism register she was recorded as Mary Rymal.

I'm told by Gordon Sampson that in 1841, she was living at Pilock Street in Clifton, Oxfordshire, with her mother Elizabeth, a widow. Elizabeth's age was given as 60 and Mary's as 30. Elizabeth died in Q1/1857.

Mary's father was Charles Rymell, a labourer. Her mother was Elizabeth Morrell. They married at Deddington on 20 Nov 1794.

They had 6 children:
- Elizabeth Rymal, bap. 1796 19 Sep
- Catharine Rymal, bap. 1798 21 Oct
- William Rymal, born abt. 1799/1800
- George Rymal, bap 14 Jun 1807
- Mary Rymal, bap 5 Nov 1811
- Hannah Rymal, bap 21 Feb 1813

All except William were baptised on the above dates at Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. There is no sign of the baptism for William, but I am told he's been seen in 1841, 1851 and 1861 living with the rest of the family.

Mary's mother Elizabeth was buried at Deddington on March 24 1857 aged 87.
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In 1841, we see Mary living at Clifton, Oxfordshire:
Elizabeth Rymell 70 Widow
Mary Rymell 40
Jane Clark 60
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In 1851, we see Mary and her mother living at Clifton, Oxfordshire:
Elizabeth Rymill Head Widow 81 Kept by Union Oxon Clifton
Mary Rymill Daur 41 ?????? Oxon Cliftomn
Jane Clarke ???? Widow 71 Kept by Union Northam Headon

Her future husband, James Knibbs, was living in the house next door.

Sources for Mary RYMELL:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. 1861 British Census,