Henry KNIBBS, son of Richard KNIBBS and Sarah BIGNELL , was born bef. 26 February 1775. He married Ann BUSBY 14 April 1803 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. He died bef. 22 March 1845 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England. Ann BUSBY was born abt. 1774. She died bef. 11 July 1829 in Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire, England.


Children of Henry KNIBBS and Ann BUSBY are:
1. Richard Bignall KNIBBS, b. bef. 25 March 1804
2. Ann KNIBBS, b. bef. 26 May 1805
3. Sarah KNIBBS, b. bef. 18 June 1809
4. Jane KNIBBS, b. bef. 03 July 1810

Marriage Notes for Henry KNIBBS\Ann BUSBY:


Notes for Henry KNIBBS:

Henry is listed in Pigot's Directory as a Saddle and Harness Maker at Chipping Norton.
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In 1841, we see him and two of his children living at Middle Row, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire:
Henry Knibbs Head 60 Saddler
Ann Knibbs 27
Jane Knibbs 25
Francis Bernard 15 Saddler

Sources for Henry KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Steeple Barton,
  2. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Chipping Norton,
  3. 1880 US Federal Census, In 1880, his daughter Ann, then aged 74, gave her occupation as "Saddler's Daughter" confirming that Henry was indeed a saddler.

Notes for Ann BUSBY:

Sources for Ann BUSBY:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Chipping Norton,

Notes for Richard Bignall KNIBBS:

Identified as son of Henry & Sarah in the parish register but suspected that he was indeed the son of Henry and Ann. Henry & Ann married in 1803. No apparent Henry & Sarah believed to be at Chipping Norton at this time.

Sources for Richard Bignall KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Chipping Norton,

Notes for Ann KNIBBS:

The 1851 census for shows Ann, aged 45, living at Chipping Norton with her younger sister Jane.
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 45 Saddler Employing One Man Chipping Norton Oxon
Jane Knibbs Sister UnM 40 Dress Maker Chipping Norton Oxon
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The 1861 census shows Ann, aged 55, living at High Street, Dudde Yard, Chipping Norton with her older sister Ann.
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 55 Retired Handwasher Oxon Chipping Norton
Jane Knibbs Sister UnM 50 Retired Handwasher Oxon Chipping Norton
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The 1871 census for Oxfordshire shows Ann, aged 66, living at Chipping Norton with her younger sister Jane.
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 66 Oxon Chipping Norton
Jane Knibbs Sister UnM 61 Oxon Chipping Norton
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The 1881 census for England and Wales shows Ann, then aged 74, unmarried, living at West End, Chipping Norton, Oxfordshire. She gave her occupation as "Saddler's Daughter".
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 74 Saddlers Daughter Oxon Chipping Norton

Sources for Ann KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Chipping Norton,
  2. 1861 British Census, gave the place of birth 
  3. 1881 British Census,
  4. 1851 British Census,

Notes for Sarah KNIBBS:

Sources for Sarah KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Chipping Norton,

Notes for Jane KNIBBS:

The 1851 census for Oxfordshire and North Berkshire shows Jane, aged 40, living at Chipping Norton with her older sister Ann.
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 45 Saddler Employing One Man Chipping Norton Oxon
Jane Knibbs Sister UnM 40 Dress Maker Chipping Norton Oxon
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The 1861 census for Oxfordshire shows Jane, aged 50, living at High Street, Dudde Yard, Chipping Norton with her older sister Ann.
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 55 Retired Handwasher Oxon Chipping Norton
Jane Knibbs Sister UnM 50 Retired Handwasher Oxon Chipping Norton
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The 1871 census for Oxfordshire shows Jane, aged 61, living at Chipping Norton with her older sister Ann.
Ann Knibbs Head UnM 66 Oxon Chipping Norton
Jane Knibbs Sister UnM 61 Oxon Chipping Norton
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From the Oxfordshire Weekly News, 22 January, 1879:
KNIBBS - January 17th at Chipping Norton. Miss Jane Knibbs aged 68.

Sources for Jane KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Chipping Norton,
  2. 1861 British Census, gave the place of birth 
  3. FreeBMD, gave March 1879, aged 68 
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  5. 1851 British Census,