Robert George EAST was born September 1843 in Standon, Hertfordshire, England. He married Frances KNIBBS 22 June 1867 in Poplar, London, Middlesex, England. He died bet. April and June, 1922 in Derby District, Derbyshire, England. Frances KNIBBS, daughter of Henry Theodore BURT and Agnes Ellen BAXTER , was born 18 February 1850 in St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England. She died bet. October and December, 1935 in Derby District, Derbyshire, England.


Children of Robert George EAST and Frances KNIBBS are:
1. Alice Rayner EAST, b. bet. January and March, 1869
2. Augustus George EAST, b. bet. April and June, 1870
3. Ada Frances EAST, b. bet. October and December, 1871
4. Edith Ellen EAST, b. bet. October and December, 1873
5. Arthur Robert EAST, b. bet. July and September, 1875
6. Henry Theodore EAST, b. bet. January and March, 1877
7. Frederick William EAST, b. 14 March 1880
8. Herbert Charles EAST, b. bet. April and June, 1881

Marriage Notes for Robert George EAST\Frances KNIBBS:

Robert Brooks tells me that their marriage certificate shows they were married at the parish church of St Mary's Stratford Bow, Poplar.


Notes for Robert George EAST:


Chris Dufton's Family History
web site shows us the following information about Robert George East:

We see Robert in 1851 living at 14 Essex Street, Bethnal Green, London:
Robert East Head Mar 33 Officer of Inland Revenue Midx St Pancras
Martha East Wife Mar 34 Midx St Andrews
Martha East Daur 9 Scholar Herts Standon
Robert East Son 7 Scholar Herts Standon
Joseph East Son 5 Scholar Herts Standon
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In 1861, we see Robert and his family living at 3, Langport Place, Lambeth, London:
Robt East Head Mar 43 Surveying GeneralExaminer of Inland Revenue Middlesex St Pancras
Martha East Wife Mar 44 Middlesex St Andrews
Martha E East Daur UnM 19 Herts Standon
Robt G East Son UnM 17 Engineer Herts Standon
Joseph W East Son 15 Commercial Clerk Herts Standon
Eliza Cook Serv 17 House Serv. Herts Standon
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In 1871 we can see Robert and family living at 26 Whitaker Street, Derby, Derbyshire:
Robert G East Head Mar 27 Mechanical Draughtsman Herts Standon
Frances East Wife Mar 21 London St Georges
Alice R East Daur 2 London St Georges
Augustus G East Son 1 London St Marys Bow
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We can see Robert East and his wife in 1881 living at 88 Uttoxeter New Rd, Derby, England

Robert G. EAST Head M Male 37 Standon, Hertford, England Mechanical Draughtsman (E & M Maker)
Frances EAST Wife M Female 31 St Georges East, Middlesex, Engla
Alice R. EAST Daur Female 12 Earls Colne, Essex, England Scholar
Augustus G. EAST Son Male 10 London Bow, Middlesex, England Schol
Ada F. EAST Daur Female 9 Derby, Derby, England Scholar
Edith E. EAST Daur Female 7 Derby, Derby, England Scholar
Arthur R. EAST Son Male 5 Derby, Derby, England Scholar
Henry T. EAST Son Male 4 Derby, Derby, England
Frederick W. EAST Son Male 1 Derby, Derby, England
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In 1891, we can see the family living at 459 Harrow Road, Chelsea, London:
Samuel Bryan Head 26 Furniture (?) South Wirham Lincs
Alice R Bryan Wife 22 Earls Colne
Robert G East F in Law 47 Draughtsman Herts Standon
Frances East Wife 41 London Stepney
Frances A East Daur 19 Teacher of Music Derby
Edith E East Daur 17 Teacher of Music Derby
Arthur R East Son 15 Furniture (Apprentice) Derby
Henry T East Son 14 Scholar Derby
Frederick East Son 11 Scholar Derby
Herbert C East Son 10 Bloomsbury London

Samuel Bryan was the brother-in-law of Robert East. Samuel married Robert's sister Alice in q1/1888 at Paddington District, London.
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In 1901, Robert was living at 9 Alma Road, Wandsworth, Surrey:
Robert G East Head 57 Mechanical & Mining Engineer Standon Herts
Frances East Wife 51 London Stepney
Arthur R East Son 25 Mariner Derby
Jan Rugert van Schuyman S in Law 24 Accounts Clerk Chesire Sydney Creise(?)
Edith E van Schuyman D in Law 24 Derby Derby
Arthur J van Schuyman Gson 10 mnths London Clapham Junction
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In 1911, Robert and Frances were living at 2 Sherwood Road, Wimbledon, Surrey:
Robert George East Head 67 Engineer Now Out of Work Standon Herts
Frances East Married (43 years) Wife 61 Stepney London
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I'm told by Robert Brooks, a descendant of his, that Robert served an apprenticeship to an engineer and millwright based in Southwark, London. The indentures are signed by Robert George and his father Robert. It's believed that he then attended Trinity College, Dublin completing a mechanical engineering course/degree. He worked on plans for the Mersey tunnel and a project for a Humber bridge.

Robert hasn't been able to establish exactly where or when he died, but believes he and Frances were buried in Chesterfield, where one of their son`s lived.

Sources for Robert George EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date and Ware District 
  3. Personal Contact with Robert Anthony Brooks, Personal Contact with Robert Anthony Brooks gave date 
  4. Alan Jackson GRO,
  5. 1871 British Census,
  6. 1861 British Census,
  7. Ancestry.com - Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921,
  8. 1891 British Census,
  9. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Frances KNIBBS:

Also known as: Frances Knibbs Burt



Frances East, taken in about 1900, aged 50 - click to enlarge.

Frances' father, Henry Theodore Knibbs isn't related by blood to the Knibbs family. His parents were John and Ann BURT so his real name is Henry Theodore BURT. Henry's mother was widowed and then married Francis Knibbs (1793-1856).

Henry married as Henry Theodore BURT but at a later date, he assumed the surname KNIBBS.

Frances was born in 1850, but we believe she wasr recorded in the general register as FranCIS rather than FranCES.

Sources for Frances KNIBBS:

  1. 1851 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Robert Anthony Brooks, Personal Contact with Robert Anthony Brooks gave middle name 
  3. 1881 British Census, 1881 British Census gave location 
  4. LDS IGI Records, Personal Contact with Robert Anthony Brooks gave date. 
  5. FreeBMD, FreeBMD give q1/1850 abd name Francis 
  6. Alan Jackson GRO,

Notes for Alice Rayner EAST:

We learn from Chris Dufton that Alice married Samuel L Bryan on 25 Feb 1888 in Paddington, London, Middlesex, England

Sources for Alice Rayner EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date and Halstead District 

Notes for Augustus George EAST:

We learn from Chris Dufton that Augustus married Florence Mary Massey in Dec 1896 in Loughborough, Leicestershire, England

Sources for Augustus George EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave 2nd name 

Notes for Ada Frances EAST:

Also known as: Frances Ada

Frances married a man named George Winfield in 1896, probably in Chesterfield.

Sources for Ada Frances EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date 
  3. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Edith Ellen EAST:

We learn from Chris Dufton that Edith Ellen married Jan Rutgert Schuymer on 4 Nov 1899 in Wandsworth, London, Middlesex, England. We see them in 1911, living in West Derby District

In 1911, we see the family living at West Lea Grant Road, Knotty Ash, West Derby, Lancashire:
Jan Rutgert Schuymer Head Married M 33 Works Manager Cheshire Cre
Edith Ellen Schuymer Wife Married (11 years) F 36 Derbyshire Derby
Arthur Jack Schuymer Son Single M 10 School Surrey London
Frances Ellen Schuymer Daughter Single F 8 Surrey London
Rutgert Bertham Schuymer Son Single M 2 Lancashire Liverpool
John William Bradshaw Visitor Single M 18 Engineer's Clerk Northampton Clay Coton
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I understand from Arthurs Schuymer's daughter that the family called themselves Seymour duirng 1914-18, but their name was never officially changed. Arthur only learned of this when he went to claim his old age pension and told that he didn't exist as Arthur Seymour.

Sources for Edith Ellen EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date 
  3. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Arthur Robert EAST:

Arthur was married and living at 61 Enfield Road, Liverpool, Lancashire in 1911:
Arthur Robert East Head Married M 35 Mariner Derbyshire Derby
Alice East Wife Married (1 year) F 20 Lanc Liverpool Stonecroft
Dorothy East Daughter F 0 (10 months) Lancs Liverpool old Swan

Arthur and Alice married during q4/1909 at Liverpool District. Alices maiden name was Alice Steele BERTOIS.

Sources for Arthur Robert EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date 
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. 1901 British Census,
  5. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Henry Theodore EAST:

We learn from Chris Dufton that Henry Theodore East married Florence Edith Schuymer in Sep 1899 in Leeds, Yorkshire, England.

Sources for Henry Theodore EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date 

Notes for Frederick William EAST:

Frederick married Frances Rose Ward on 6 Nov 1909 in Wandsworth, London, England. They had 7 children. His wife Frances was born on 25 Jul 1882 at Clondalkin, South Dublin, Ireland.

Sources for Frederick William EAST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date 
  3. Personal Contact with Robert Anthony Brooks,

Notes for Herbert Charles EAST:

Herbert married Mabel Ellen Morris on 24 Dep 1904. Mabel was born in Cardiff, Wales c.1880.

Sources for Herbert Charles EAST:

  1. FreeBMD,