Vernon Stanley J KIRBY was born 07 December 1900 in Willesden, Middlesex, England. He married Ada Edna KNIBBS bet. October and December, 1921 in Edmonton District, Essex, England. He died bet. July and September, 1976 in Southend on Sea, Essex, England. Ada Edna KNIBBS, daughter of Herbert KNIBBS and Eliza Burrough PLOWMAN , was born bet. January and March, 1900 in Islington, London, Middlesex, England. She died bet. January and March, 1954 in Southend on Sea, Essex, England.


Children of Vernon Stanley J KIRBY and Ada Edna KNIBBS are:
1. Dennis G KIRBY, b. Private
2. June S KIRBY, b. Private

Marriage Notes for Vernon Stanley J KIRBY\Ada Edna KNIBBS:


Notes for Vernon Stanley J KIRBY:

In 1901, we see Vernon living at 7 Clifford Terrace, Willesden, Middlesex:
John J Kirby Head Mar 39 Fret Wood Cutter London St Pancras
Louisa Kirby Wife Mar 40 London Paddington
Alfred Kirby Son 16 UnM Fret Cutters Asst London Chelsea
Nellie Kirby Daur 10 Middx Willesden
Alice Kirby Daur 9 Middx Willesden
Vernon Kirby Sin 4 months Middx Willesden
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In 1911, the family were living at 66 Stanmore Road, West Green, Tottenham, Middlesex:
Janes Kirby Head 49 Mar Wood Carver St Pancras
Louisa Kirby Wife 50 Mar (28 years) Paddington
Alfred Kirby Son 26 UnM Wood Machinist Kinsall Rise
Nellie Kirbny Daur 21 UnM Shop Assistant Kinsall Rise
Alice Kirby Daur 19 UnM Dental Assistant Kinsall Rise
Vernon Kirby Son 10 School Boy Kinsall Rise
Emma Smoitjh Boarder 34 UnM Shop Manageress Thackners(?) Drove
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On 2 October, 1937, we see Vernon arriving in the port of Montreal from Liverpool, England, aboard the Canadian Pacific ship "Duchess of Atholl". He was listed as a member of the Orchestra:
Kirby Vernon S. 36 Musician 89 Ronald Park Avenue, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex

Sources for Vernon Stanley J KIRBY:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Ada Edna KNIBBS:

Ada's grandfather, Henry Theodore Knibbs isn't strictly a member of 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.
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I'm pretty sure it was this Ada died in 1954 and am told that she committed suicide.

Sources for Ada Edna KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Dennis G KIRBY:


Notes for June S KIRBY: