Roy Ernest KNIBBS, son of Thomas Henry Axtell KNIBBS and Lily Edwina M HEWITT , was born 25 February 1930 in Reading District, Berkshire, England. He married Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING 22 March 1952 in Reading, Berkshire, England. He died 12 November 1990 in Reading District, Berkshire, England. Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING was born 02 January 1934 in Reading, Berkshire, England. She died 22 September 2013.


Children of Roy Ernest KNIBBS and Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING are:
1. Cheryl Ann KNIBBS, b. Private See Peter William WRIGHT & Cheryl Ann KNIBBS
2. Roy Clifford KNIBBS, b. Private See Roy Clifford KNIBBS & Nicola J WHITFIELD

Marriage Notes for Roy Ernest KNIBBS\Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING:

FreeBMD for Berkshire confirms what I was told, that Roy and Myrtle were married at Reading Registry Office. I'm also told they went to and from the wedding on the local bus.


Notes for Roy Ernest KNIBBS:

Roy's daughter Cheryl remembers visiting Yarnton Church, Oxfordshire, England with her father and him telling her that he used to pump the bellows for the organ there when he was a small boy.
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The Wiltshire Conty Council have reference in the Wiltshire and Swindon Archives of a Roy Ernest Knibbs as being listed in the GWR Pension Fund, so I suspect he was a railway worker for GWR (Great Western Railways), as were his father and brother Ivor.

Sources for Roy Ernest KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Cheryl (Knibbs) Wright,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1984-2004 
  3. Wiltshire County Council Archives,

Notes for Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING:

Myrtle's mother's maiden name was Chilton.
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From the Trinity Mirror Southern - 28th September 2013:
KNIBBS MYRTLE (Formally of Southcote) Died peacefully on 22nd September 2013 aged 79 years. Wife of the late Roy Knibbs, Loving mum to Clifford and Cheryl and devoted 'Nanny Teapot' to Jack. Myrtle.

Sources for Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING:

  1. Personal Contact with Cheryl (Knibbs) Wright,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave location