William KNIBBS, son of Robert KNIBBS and Rachel ROBINSON , was born bef. 17 March 1803 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He married Mary WRIGHT bet. July and September, 1838 in Dallington, Northamptonshire, England. He died 08 November 1886 in Dallington, Northamptonshire, England. Mary WRIGHT was born abt. 1805 in Higham Ferrers, Northamptonshire, England. She died 26 December 1872 in Dallington, Northamptonshire, England.


Children of William KNIBBS and Mary WRIGHT are:
1. James KNIBBS, b. 1845 See James KNIBBS & Sophia OAKLEY
2. Henry KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1841 See Henry KNIBBS & Annie Elizabeth GARRETT OR Henry KNIBBS & Harriet BENNETT
3. Eliza KNIBBS, b. abt. 1843 See Joseph GREEN & Eliza KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for William KNIBBS\Mary WRIGHT:


Notes for William KNIBBS:

I believe it's this William we see in 1841, living at Dallington, Northampshire:
William Knibbs 36 Servant
Mary Knibbs 35
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In 1851, he was living at 27 Village, Dallington, Northamptonshire:
William Knibbs Head Mar 50 Farm Bailiff Oxon Deddington
Mary Knibbs Wife Mar 44 Northants Higham
Henry Knibbs Son 9 Scholar Northants Dallington
Eliza Knibbs Daur 8 Scholar Northants Dallington
James Knibbs Son 5 Scholar Northants Dallington
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William can be seen at the 1861 census living at Dallington Village, Northamptonshire, England.
William Knibbs Head Mar 62 Farmer Oxon Deddington
Mary Knibbs Wife Mar 56 Norhtants Higham Ferrier
James Knibbs Son 15 Agr Lab Dallington

The census states that William was a farmer of 30 acres and employed one man.
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In 1871, William was seen to be living at Dallington Mill, Dallington, Northamptonshire:
William Knibbs Head Mar 69 Farmer Oxford Deddington
Mary Knibbs Wife Mar 65 Northampton Higham Ferrier
Eliza Knibbs Daur UnM 27 School Mistress Northampton Dallington
James Knibbs Son UnM 25 Working on Farm Northampton Dallington
Louisa Wright Niece 14 Servant Northamptonshire Higham Ferrier

William was still a farmer of 30 acres and employed one boy.
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William appears in the 1881 census taken for Dallington, Northamptonshire, England:
Also living with him are his son James and James' wife Sophia, James three children and a Domestic Servant.
William Knibbs Head Mar 79 Farmer Oxon Deddington
James Knibbs Son Mar 35 Farmer Northants Dallington
Sophia Knibbs Sons Wife Mar 33 Stafford Brierly Hill
William D Knibbs Grandson 4 Scholar Northants Dallington
Charles J Knibbs Grandson 2 Northants Dallington
Margaret Knibbs Grand Daughter 1 Norhtants Dallington
Annie Tomkins Servant 16 Northampton

The census shows that William was a farmer who employed 4 Men and 2 Boys.
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The Northamptonshire Mercury printed the following on 13 November, 1886:
KNIBBS. - Nov. 8, at Dallington, William Knibbs, 84.

Sources for William KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. 1881 British Census, 1881 British Census gave Deddington as his place of birth 
  3. 1841 British Census,

Notes for Mary WRIGHT:

Sources for Mary WRIGHT:

  1. 1861 British Census, gaveher Christian name. 
  2. National Burials Index,