James KNIBBS, son of James KNIBBS and Mary Ann COTTON , was born 10 May 1881 in Malkins Bank, Cheshire, England. He married Agnes FARR 11 September 1909 in Wheelock, Staffordshire, England. He died 23 November 1949 in Sandbach, Cheshire, England. Agnes FARR was born 19 March 1881 in Sandbach Heath, Cheshire, England. She died bet. 2 and 03 July 1955 in Sandbach, Cheshire, England.


Children of James KNIBBS and Agnes FARR are:
1. Doris KNIBBS, b. 01 July 1914 See Harry SMALLWOOD & Doris KNIBBS
2. Gwen KNIBBS, b. 17 May 1920 See Stanley JOHNSON & Gwen KNIBBS
3. Marjorie KNIBBS, b. 19 July 1910 See John LEWIS & Marjorie KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for James KNIBBS\Agnes FARR:

They married at Wheelock, Christ Church.


Notes for James KNIBBS:

I found an Imperial Chemicals Industries (ICI) web site related to their chemical site at Brunner Mond and it listed amongst it's employees a James Knibbs, 1889-1923. I contacted ICI and understand that the only information they have currently on him is that he worked at ICI's Sandbach Works during 1888-1923 (approximately - he could have started or finished earlier or later). They also told me that he served in WW1 as a Private in the 4th Cheshire Res.
Sandback is just a stones throw from Wheelock where he lived so I'm pretty sure it's the same James.

The dates are a little confusing as it seems too late for it to have been James senior (he would have been 80 years old in 1923) and too early to have been James junior (he would have been just 8 when they say he working for them). Unfortunately, the data offered by ICI has disappeared. I suspect it may have been 1898-1923.
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We can see James in 1911, living at Lunt Cottages, Hassall Green, Betchton, Sandbach, Cheshire:
James Knibbs Head Married 29 Wagoner on Farm Malkins Bank Cheshire
Agnes Knibbs Wife Married (1 year) 30 Sandbach Heath Cheshire
Marjorie Knibbs Daughter 8 months Sandbach Heath Cheshire
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We see James and Agnes living at 43 Malkins Bank, Congleton, Cheshire, at the time of the 1939 Register.
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Knibbs James of of 43 Betchton-road Malkins Sandbach Cheshire died 23 November 1949 Administration London 22 February to Agnes Knibbs widow. Effects £758.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Billion Graves web site for recording the details, in memory of James.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of James.

Sources for James KNIBBS:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  2. 1901 British Census, 1901 British Census gave location 
  3. 1911 British Census,
  4. 1939 Register,
  5. Ancestry.com. - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966,
  6. Personal Contact with Maureen Wood,
  7. Marriage Certificate,
  8. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Agnes FARR:

We first see Agnes in 1881 when she was one month old living at The Heath, Sandback, Chesghire:
William Farr Head Mar 30 Foreman at Salt Works Chester Sandbach
Harriett Farr Wife Mar 26 Chester Hassall Green
Samuel Farr Son 6 Scholar Chester Sandbach
Thomas Farr son 4 Scholar Chester Sandbach
John Farr Son 2 Chester Sandback
- Farr Daur 1 Month Chester Sandbach
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In 1891, Agnes was living with her family at Terrace Row, Sandbach, Cheshire:
William Farr Head Mar 40 Bricklayer Chester Sandbach
Harriet Farr Wife Mar 37 Chester Hassall
Samuel Farr Son 16 Silk Throwster Chester Sandbach
Thomas Farr Son 14 Silk Throwster Chester Sandbach
John Farr Son 12 Silk Throwster Chester Sandbach
Agnes Farr Daur 10 Scholar Chester Sandbach
Ann Farr Daur 8 Scholar Chester Sandbach
William Farr Son 3 Chester Scholar Chester Sandbach
Elizabeth Farr Daur 9 Months Chester Sandbach
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In 1901 the family were living at Codmoss Heath, Sandback, Cheshire:
William Farr Head Wid 49 Bricklayer Cheshire Sandbach
Samuel Farr Son UnM 26 Bricklayer Cheshire Sandbach
Agnes Farr Daur UnM 20 House Domestic Cheshire Sandbach
Annie Farr Daur UnM 18 Silk Weaver Cheshire Sandbach
William Farr Son 13 Office Assistant Cheshire Sandbach
Elizabeth Farr Daur 10 Cheshire Sandbach
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Agnes married James Knibbs in 1909.
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Knibbs Agnes of 43 Malkins Bank Sandbach Cheshire widow who was last seen alive on 2 July 1955 and whose dead body was found on 3 July 1955 at Betchton Sandbach Probate Chester 31 August to Marjorie Lewis (wife of John Lewis) Dorris Smallwood (wife of Harry Smallwood) and Gwen Johnson (wife of Stanley Johnson. Effects £452 3s. 4d.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Billion Graves web site for recording the details, in memory of Agnes.
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Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of Agnes.

Sources for Agnes FARR:

  1. 1911 British Census, gave location 
  2. 1881 British Census, told us she was one month old at time of census 
  3. 1939 Register,
  4. Ancestry.com. - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966,
  5. 1901 British Census,