John KNIBBS, son of James KNIBBS and Elizabeth PANTING , was born December 1812 in Old Windsor District, Berkshire, England. He died bet. July and September, 1887 in Windsor District, Berkshire, England. Mary ROAKE, daughter of John ROAKE and Hannah UNKNOWN , was born abt. 1813 in Egham, Surrey, England. She died bet. April and June, 1886 in Windsor District, Berkshire, England.

Children of John KNIBBS and Mary ROAKE are:
1. George KNIBBS, b. bef. 20 November 1842 See George KNIBBS & Ann Maria WILLIAMS
2. James KNIBBS, b. abt. 1843 See James KNIBBS & Matilda WILKINS
3. Thomas KNIBBS, b. abt. 1846 See Thomas KNIBBS & Mary Ann Maria FROUD
4. Ellen KNIBBS, b. 26 February 1850 See James SMITH & Ellen KNIBBS
5. John KNIBBS, b. February 1852 See John KNIBBS & Mary Ann SMYTH
6. Edward KNIBBS, b. abt. 1856 See Edward KNIBBS & Frances Julia BRANT
7. Anne KNIBBS, b. abt. 1834 See ? & Anne KNIBBS OR William HALL & Anne KNIBBS
8. William James KNIBBS, b. abt. 1832 See William James KNIBBS & Eliza COOPER
9. Henry KNIBBS, b. abt. 1837 See Henry KNIBBS & Mary PICKET
10. Charles KNIBBS, b. abt. 1840 See Charles KNIBBS & Mary Ann BROWN

Marriage/Union Events for John KNIBBS\Mary ROAKE:

Marriage Notes for John KNIBBS\Mary ROAKE:

See John's Marriage Registration

Notes for John KNIBBS:

Alan Jackson has record of John's baptism in Old Windsor on 26 Dec 1812, the son of James and Elizabeth Knibbs. He was baptised the same day as his twin brother Joseph. It's the record of the baptism that links John and Joseph with this James and Elizabeth Knibbs who we know disappeard from Woodstock, Oxfordshire after 1800.

See John's Baptism Registration


John's brother James married Mary Roake's sister, Elizabeth Roake.

We see John in 1841 living at Crimp Hill, Old Windsor with his wife and 4 children:
John Knibbs 28
Mary Knibbs 29
William Knibbs 9
Anne Knibs 7
Henry Knibbs 3
Charles Knibbs 10 Months

In 1851, the family was still living at Crimp Hill, Old Windsor:
John Knibbs Head Mar 38 Labourer Berks Old Windsor
Mary Knibbs Wife Mar 39 Surrey Egham
William Knibbs Son UnM 19 Servant Surrey Egham
Charles Knibbs Son UnM 10 Scholar Berks Old Windsor
George Knibbs Son 8 Scholar Berks Old Windsor
James Knibbs Son 6 Scholar Berks Old Windsor
Thomas Knibbs Son 4 Scholar Berks Old Windsor
Ellen Knibbs Daur 1 Berks Old Windsor

We can see John in 1861, living with his wife, six of his children, and one grandchild at Crimps Hill, Old Windsor:
John Knibbs head 47 Under Gardener Berks Old Windsor
Mary Knibbs Wife 48 Surrey Egham
George Knibbs Son 18 Under Gardener Groom Berks Old Windsor
James Knibbs Son 16 Under Garndener Berks Old Windsor
Thomas Knibbs Son 14 Ag. Lab Berks Old Windsor
Elen Knibbs Daur 11 Scholar Berks Old Windsor
John Knibbs Son 9 Scholar Berks Old Windsor
Edward Knibbs Son 5 Berks Old Windsor
Mary Knibbs Grand Daur 4 Scholar Berks Old Windsor

In 1874, we can see that John had worked as a gardener for the Royal Household at Windsor for 20 years and after retirement he received a pension of 17/- (17 shillings) a week.

We next see him in 1881 living with is wife and younger son at 7 Trafalgar Place, Old Windsor, Berkshire, England:
John KNIBBS Head M Male 68 Old Windsor, Berkshire, England Gardener Unemployed
Mary KNIBBS Wife M Female 69 Egham, Surrey, England Gardeners Wife
Edward KNIBBS Son U Male 25 Old Windsor, Berkshire, England Bricklayers Laborer

John died in 1887 aged 74.

Sources for John KNIBBS:

  1. 1861 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. LDS IGI Records, as NIBBS 
  4. 1851 British Census,
  5. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Mary ROAKE:

Mary died in 1886 aged 74.

Sources for Mary ROAKE:

  1. Alan Jackson,
  2. 1861 British Census,
  3. FreeBMD,