Richard KNIBBS, son of John KNIBBS and Mary Ann KNIBBS , was born bef. 10 March 1837 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He married Susannah TAYLOR bet. July and September, 1887 in Buckingham District, Buckinghamshire, England. He died bet. January and March, 1923 in Buckingham District, Buckinghamshire, England. Susannah TAYLOR was born abt. 1853 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England. She died 25 May 1937 in North Buckinghamshire, Buckinghamshire, England.


Children of Richard KNIBBS and Susannah TAYLOR are:
1. Elizabeth KNIBBS, b. July 1888
2. Susan Mary KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1891
3. Richard Taylor KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1896
4. Dora Mary KNIBBS, b. 26 August 1892 See Gilbert William Kendall SHACKELL & Dora Mary KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Richard KNIBBS\Susannah TAYLOR:

Other Marriages/Unions for Richard KNIBBS:
See Richard KNIBBS & Mary Jane TAYLOR


Notes for Richard KNIBBS:


I'm not really sure if it was this Richard Knibbs or not, but I'm sure he'd forgive me if it was another Richard Knibbs of Deddington. Jackson's Oxford Journal from June 1859 reports the following:
Wootton North Division.- Deddington, June 3.
Before J. Lechmere, Esq., Colonel Bowles, the Rev. W. C. Risley, and the Rev. T. Curme.
Edwin Butler, of Aynho, was charged with being drunk and disorderly at Clifton, about one o'clock in the morning of Sunday 15th may; ordered to pay 5s., with a caution to avoid being drunk again, or he would not be so leniently dealt with.
Robert French, of Deddington, was summoned for being drunk and disorderly at the same place on the 13th May, and assaulting P.C. Cartwright in the execution of his duty; and Richard Knibbs of Deddington, was charged with resisting P.C. Hawkins in the execution of his duty on the said occasion, by trying to prevent the police taking French into custody; he was sorry if he had in any way interfered wrongfully, as he merely lifted him up from the ground, and afterwards took his shirt to him; ordered to pay 10s. each, including costs. Time being asked for, they were allowed 14 days; Knibbs received a strong reprimand from the Bench, and was cautioned as to his future conduct, as he had rendered himself liable to a penalty of 20/.

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Richard is listed in the 1871 living at Market Place Deddington with his wife Mary Jane:
Richard Knibbs Head Mar 34 Labourer in Iron Factory Oxon Deddington
Mary J Knibbs Wife Mar 30 Oxon Deddington
Mary Taylor Mother in Law W 54 Oxon Deddington
Mary Taylor Sister in Law UnM 20 Oxon Deddington
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Richard appears in the 1881 census living at Market Place, Deddington, Oxfordshire, England:
Richard Knibbs Head Mar 44 Labourer In Iron Works (Manuf) Deddington Oxford
Mary J Knibbs Wife Mar 45 Wife To Labourer Deddington Oxford
Mary Taylor Mother UnM 64 Seamstress Pauper Outdoor Deddington Oxford

Living with them was Mary Jane's mother, Mary Taylor, 64, from Deddington.
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It is believed that Richard's first wife Mary Jane died after 1881, and that Richard then remarried to Susannah Taylor from Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England. Richard moved to live in Buckingham and can be seen in a book called "Directories of Buckingham", he was a Confectioner in Well Street, Buckingham between 1903 and 1920.

The 1881 census clearly shows that Susannah's father was a Confectioner and also lived at Well Street, Buckingham, so I suspect that the shop was originally his, and passed down to his daughter Susannah after he died in September 1890. No record of the shop is seen after 1920 until 1931 when it is clearly run by his wife Susannah.
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In 1891, we see him living at 2 Well Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire:
Richard Knibbs Head Mar 54 Confectioner Oxon Deddington
Susanah Knibbs Wife Mar 28 Bucks Buckingham
Susannah Knibbs Daughter of ???????
Mary Taylor Aunt S 74 Oxon Deddington
Annie Rodwell Boarder 17 Confectioner Shopwoman Bucks Buckingham
Maria Horn Serv S 56 Monthly ?????? Northants Syreshams

I'm not sure who the second named Susannah Knibbs is. there's no age or relationship given for her, and no place of birth. It states she is someon'e daughter but unfortunately I can't read it.
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From the Buckingham Express - Saturday 22 December 1900:
Christmas at the Shops.
Notes from the Rambler's Book.
THE CONFECTIONERS are the next body of tradesmen to which I must allude briefly. Mr. R. KNIBBS, Well-street, is devoting his energies to making joy in the hearts of the youngsters. As Mr. Knibbs makes his own sweets they can thoroughly be relied upon. All the goods are made of the best sugar, and glucose never comes on the premises. A good assortment of chocolates, from the best makers, bon-bons and other delicacies make an attractive display.

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Richard and Susannah appear in the 1901 census living at 2 Well Street, Buckinghamshire, England with their daughter Dora:
Richard Knibbs 64 Oxon Deddington Confectioner
Susannah Knibbs 48 Bucks Buckingham  
Dora Knibbs 8 Bucks Buckingham

Also living with them was a neice, Susannah Tew, aged 19, a Confectioners Assistant, also from Bucks Buckingham
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Richard appears in Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1903, as a Confectioner of 2 Well Street.
The following is an exact copy of the advertisement that appeared in the Buckingham Advertiser and Free Press, Saturday 08 April 1905:


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Richard appears in Kelly's Directory of Buckinghamshire, 1911 as Confectioner, Well Street, Buckingham. We also see Richard in the 1911 census living at 2 Well Street, Buckingham with his wife and daughter Dora:
Richard Knibbs Head Married M 74 Confectioner Deddington Oxon
Susannah Knibbs Wife Married (23 years) F 58 Bucks Buckingham
Dora Mary Knibbs Daughter Single F 18 Assisting in the Business Bucks Buckingham

The census confirms that they had 4 children in total, and in 1911, only one of them was still living.
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Despite his first and second wives having the surname of TAYLOR, I haven't proved any connection between them as yet. They are clearly not sisters, but I note that each has a connection with Deddington, Oxfordshire. Mary Jane Taylor was baptised there. Susanna's father Joseph was born there. It can also be seen in 1881 that Susannah had a cousin, Jane Taylor from Deddington living with her.

Sources for Richard KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. 1861 British Census,
  3. 1851 Census of Woodstock Union, Oxfordshire,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  5. 1881 British Census,
  6. 1891 Buckinghamshire Census,
  7. 1901 British Census,
  8. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Susannah TAYLOR:

The Confectioner's shop isn't visible in the book called "Directories of Buckingham" from 1939, so I suspect that it was sold when Susannah died.
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In 1851, Susannah's parents were living at Church Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire:
Joseph Taylor Head Mar 25 Confectioner Deddington Oxon
Jane Taylor Wife Mar 25 Deddington Oxon
George Henning Visitor UnM 19 Watford Northamptonshire
Ann Bliss Visitor UnM 20 Deddington Oxon
Elizabeth Bliss Visitor UnM 19 Deddington Oxon
Matilda Bliss Visitor UnM 17 Deddington Oxon
Joseph Pain Serv UnM 13 Confectioner Deddington Oxon

Jane's maiden name was Bliss, so the Bliss girls were probably her sisters.
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The first we see of Susannah was in 1861 when she was living with her parents at Well Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire:
Joseph Taylor Head Mar 38 Confectioner Oxon Deddington
Jane Taylor Wife Mar 34 Oxon Deddington
Susannah Taylor Daur 8 Scholar Bucks Buckingham
Jane Elizabeth Taylor Daur 3 Scholar Bucks Buckingham
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In 1871, the family was living at the same place in Well Street, Buckiingham, Buckinghamshire:
Joseph Taylor Head Widower 48 Oxon Deddington
Susannah Taylor Daur 18 Confectioner Bucks Buckingham
Jane Elizabeth Taylor Daur 13 Scholar Bucks Buckingham
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Susannah can be seen in the 1881 census living at Well Street, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire with her father, sister and cousin:
Joseph Taylor Head Wid 59 Confectioner Deddington Oxford
Susan Taylor Daur UnM 28 Confectioners Assistant Buckingham Buckingham
Jane Elizabeth Taylor Daur UnM 23 Confectioners Assistant Buckingham Buckingham
Jane Lock Taylor Neice UnM 19 Dom Serv Deddington Oxford
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Susannah married Richard Knibbs in 1887.
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Joseph Taylor died about September 1890 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, aged 69.
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A letter from Susannah

This is a copy of a letter from Susannah to the executors of her father's will, asking for her nephew's inheritance to be released to him on his coming of age. The nephew was a Joseph Henry TEW who I believe was born on 11 October, 1883 in the Buckingham District to Susannah's sister Jane Elizabeth Taylor. Jane married a man named Henry Tew during q2/1881 in the Buckingham District.
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A letter from Susannah

This is a copy of a letter from Susannah to the executors of her father's will, presumably asking for her niece's inheritance to be released to her. I don't know the name of the niece, but assume, like the letter referred to above, she came of age and ready to received her inheritance.
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From the Buchingham Advertiser and Free Press, Saturday 29 May 1937:
Knibbs - May 25th, at 2 Well Street, Buckingham, Susanah Knibbs, ages 85 years.

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From the Buchingham Advertiser and Free Press, Saturday 29 May 1937:
Another old resident of Buckingham has passed away through the death of Mrs. Susannah Knibbs, of 2, Well Street, Buckingham, aged 85.

Sources for Susannah TAYLOR:

  1. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Elizabeth KNIBBS:

From the Banbury Guardian - Thursday 18 April 1889:
INQUEST. —An inquest was held at the Town Hall, on Saturday, before Mr. H. Small, borough coroner, on view of the body of an infant child named Elizabeth Knibbs, aged nine months, daughter of Richard Kiribbs, Well Street, formerly of Deddington. It appeared that the child, which had been fairly healthy up to about one o'clock on Saturday morning. was seized with convulsions, and before any medical assistance could be obtained, death had taken place. The father of the deceased and Dr. Cheesman gave evidence, and the jury returned a verdict of "Death from natural causes."

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From the Buckingham Express - 20 April 1889:
INQUEST ON A CHILD - On Saturday afternoon, Henry Small, Esq., Borough Coroner, held an inquest at the Town Hall, on the body of Elizabeth Knibbs, aged nine months, daughter of Mr. Richard Knibbs, of Well-street who died early that morning, very suddenly. Mr. Thomas Holtersen, was foreman of the jury, which consisted of the following gentlemen: Messrs. James Cook, E. G. White, C. Poynter, F. Adcock, W. Markham, M. Drew, C. Collins, H. Baker, G. Tibbetts, J. Bray, and G. Cole. —Richard Knibbs, father of the deceased, deposed that, with the exception of a cold, the child seemed all right on the previous night, and slept nicely until halfpast twelve that morning, when it awoke, and he gave it some beef tea. He did not go to sleep, but watched the child, and after one o'clock he noticed a change come over it, as if it was having convulsions. He at once went for Dr. Cheesman, who arrived in about twenty minutes, and then the child was just dead.—Dr. Cheesman said he was called by the previous witness at about ten minutes before two, and went as quickly as possible, but when he arrived he found the child dead. He examined the body, and from that, and what tbe parents told him, his opinion was that the.chld died from convulsions, to which childron of that age were subject. There was nothing whatever suspicious about the case.

Sources for Elizabeth KNIBBS:

  1. GRO England & Wales,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. Newspaper Article,

Notes for Susan Mary KNIBBS:

Susan died aged just one year.

Sources for Susan Mary KNIBBS:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 

Notes for Richard Taylor KNIBBS:

Sources for Richard Taylor KNIBBS:

  1. GRO England & Wales,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983