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 in Reading District, Berkshire, England.

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.

The Wiltshire County 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.

From the Reading Evening Post - 12 November 1993:


From the Reading Evening Post, 12 November1998:
KNIBBS Roy To a dear husband and dad who died I2th November 1990 Silent thoughts of time together hold inemones that will last forever Every day no matter where In our hearts you are always there Loved and remembered always Myrtle. Clifford. Cheryl, Ann and Peter.

Sources for Roy Ernest KNIBBS:

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

Notes for Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING:

Myrtle was the daughter of Frederick Botting and his wife Violet M Chilton who married in the Reading District of Berkshire during q3/1929. I believe she was one of five children:
Frederick J T and Sarah, twins born q4/1929
Gladys J born q1/1931
Michael L born q4/1936
and Myrtle herself.

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 will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral to be held at Henley Road Cemetery South Chapel on Wednesday 2nd October at 12.15pm followed by burial in the cemetery. .


Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Myrtle.

Sources for Myrtle Violet Avril BOTTING:

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