Edwin KNIBBS, son of Charles KNIBBS and Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD , was born 1901 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Edith CASTLE 28 August 1926 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died bet. April and June, 1977 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. Edith CASTLE was born 09 August 1904 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died March 1984 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England.


Children of Edwin KNIBBS and Edith CASTLE are:
1. Jean KNIBBS, b. Private See Brian Cedric FORESTER & Jean KNIBBS
2. Sheila KNIBBS, b. Private See Barry Albert BAYLISS & Sheila KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Edwin KNIBBS\Edith CASTLE:




Click to enlarge. A picture of Edwin and Edith's wedding, taken in the back garden of 71 Monica Road, Small Heath, Birmingham. Standing are, from left to right, Edith's grandfather George Wager, her mother Florence Castle, Edwin Knibbs and Edith Castle. On the right hand end, Edwin's father Cahrles Knibbs.
The bridesmaids are, from left to right, Gladys Knibbs, Lily Castle, Doris Castel and Doris Knibbs, all sisters of the bride and groom.

At the rear of the photograph, on the right hand side, we can see Edwin's mother Hannah (Smallwood) Knibbs (she is sitting in a wheelchair)

Also at the rear, almost directly behind Florence Castle, and with the little girl, is Alice Wager, Edith's grandmother.

Edith was given away by her grandfather George Wager because her father was killed in WWI.


Notes for Edwin KNIBBS:




Above, Edwin, taken on his 21st birthday in 1922.




During the war years, Edwin served as a Fire Warden in Birmingham.
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We see Edwin and Edith living at 71 Monica Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire at the time of the 1939 Register.
Edwin Knibbs 01 Dec 1902 Cycle Saddle Fitter Setter Married
Edith Knibbs 09 Aug 1904 Unpaid Domestic Duties Married
Sheila Bayliss (Knibbs) 17 Jul 1933 Female At School-

Sources for Edwin KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Jane Rodgers,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. Personal Contact with Linda Dawson-Smith,
  5. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937,
  6. 1939 Register,
  7. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912,

Notes for Edith CASTLE:




A photograph from the Christening of the 1st granddaughter taken in 1956 at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. The photograph shows from left to right, Alice Bayliss, baby Elaine Bayliss, Jean (Knibbs) Forrester, Edith Knibbs, and Sheila (Knibbs) Bayliss.




A picture of Edwin and Edith, taken in about 1945 on holiday in Brighton, Sussex, England where Edith had family.
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We see Edith in 1911 with her parents and sistyers living at 9 Court, 3 Hatchett Street, Birmingham:
Allen Castle Head Mar 30 Electro Plate Polisher St Stephens Birmingham
Florrie Casatle Wife Mar (10 years) 29 St Stephens Birmingham
Florrie Castle Daur 9 St Stephens Birmingham
Edith Castle Daur 6 St Stephens Birmingham
Doris Castle Daur 4 St Stephens Birmingham
Lily Castle Daur 9 months St Stephens Birmingham
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Edith married Edwin in 1926.
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I suspect this Edith may be the one who died in March 1984 at Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England, aged 79. If so, she was born 9 August 1904. Certainly FreeBMD shows an Edith Castle who was born during Q3/1904 in Birmingham.

Sources for Edith CASTLE:

  1. Personal Contact with Jane Rodgers,
  2. Ancestry.com,
  3. GRO England & Wales,