Percival H TRUEMAN was born bet. January and March, 1901 in Hackney, London, Middlesex, England. He married Edith May KNIBBS bet. October and December, 1927 in Edmonton District, London, Middlesex, England. He died bet. January and March, 1953 in Edmonton District, London, Middlesex, England. Edith May KNIBBS, daughter of Herbert KNIBBS and Eliza Burrough PLOWMAN , was born bet. July and September, 1901 in Islington District, London, Middlesex, England. She died bef. 05 July 1983 in Algarrobo, Malaga, Spain.


Children of Percival H TRUEMAN and Edith May KNIBBS are:
1. Mavis Yvonne E TRUEMAN, b. bet. July and September, 1931

Marriage Notes for Percival H TRUEMAN\Edith May KNIBBS:


Notes for Percival H TRUEMAN:

In 1901, Percival was living at 59 Warford Road, Hackney, London, Middlesex:
Henry C Trueman Head Mar 29 French Polisher London Camden Town
Lilian Trueman Wife Mar 23 London Hackney
Percival H Trueman Son 2mn London Clapton
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In 1911, they were living at 26 Tintern Road, Wood Green, London, Middlesex:
Henry Charles Trueman Head Nar 42 French Polisher St Pancras London
Lilian Trueman Wife Mar (10 Years) 33 Electrical Machinist Hackney London
Percival Henry Trueman Son 10 School Hackney London
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Percival married Edith Knibbs in 1927.
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In 1952, we see Percival and Edith living with their daughter, Mavis Y E Townsend, at 127 Highma Road, Tottenham, London.

Sources for Percival H TRUEMAN:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Edith May KNIBBS:

Edith'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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Between 1953-1958, we see Edith living with her brother, Walter S Knibbs at 127 Higham Road, Tottenham, Middlesex. Her daughter Mavis was also living with them.
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I understand that Edith was killed in Spain in 1983. Edith and her daughter Mavis were found suffocated by Edith's husband.
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From ABC SEVILLA (Sevilla), 5 July 1983:
Malaga: Two English women found dead in strange circumstances.
Two English ladieses, mother and daughter, have been found dead in strange circumstances on the floor where they spent long-term seasons, in the Pueblo Nuevo urbanization of Algarrobo Costa, near the town of Torre del Mar (Malaga), info-form Efe This is Edith May Trueman, age 70, and Mavis Yvone Fitzgerald, age 45. Both were found dead by the husband and father of the victims. The wife, who had apparently died of suffocation, had her head wrapped in a plastic bag partially used as a gag. His daughter had also been suffocated, apparently, with a pillow. According to the chief commissioner of Velez-Malaga, there is still no true knowledge of what may have happened, but he has been intensively investigating to clarify the facts, which, for the moment, are "sub judice". The urbanization where the double death occurred is inhabited almost exclusively by foreigners, Germans in eighty or ninety percent, and the rest English.


Regardless of the newspaper article, the belief within the family is that Mavis died from a barbiturate overdose.

Sources for Edith May KNIBBS:

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

Notes for Mavis Yvonne E TRUEMAN:

Mavis married Dennis M Townsend during q3/1949 at Edmonton District, Middlesex.

She later married John E Fitzgerald During q3/1957 in Edmonton District, Middlesex.

Sources for Mavis Yvonne E TRUEMAN:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. Personal Contact with Robin Knibbs,
  4. Newspaper Article,