Joseph KNIBBS, son of Thomas KNIBBS and Elizabeth SANDERS , was born bef. 07 August 1799 in Neithrop, Oxfordshire, England. He married Sarah WYATT 22 December 1826 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. He died bef. 10 September 1881 in Ridgacre, Worcestershire, England. Sarah WYATT, daughter of Robert WYATT and Ann KERWOOD , was born bef. 22 September 1805 in Banbury, Oxfordshire, England. She died bef. 03 December 1889 in Beech Lanes, Worcestershire, England.


Children of Joseph KNIBBS and Sarah WYATT are:
1. Thomas KNIBBS, b. bef. 25 May 1828
2. Elizabeth KNIBBS, b. 05 April 1830 See John MARTIN & Elizabeth KNIBBS
3. Thomas William KNIBBS, b. bef. 10 February 1833
4. James KNIBBS, b. bef. 30 November 1834 See James KNIBBS & Sarah Ann COPPER
5. Sarah Anne KNIBBS, b. bef. 23 July 1837 See John STRETCH & Sarah Anne KNIBBS OR Thomas FISHER & Sarah Anne KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Joseph KNIBBS\Sarah WYATT:

Witness to the marriage was John Tavenner.

Sarah and Joseph were listed as of the Banbury parish.


Notes for Joseph KNIBBS:

I'm not sure of the reason, but it looks like three of Joseph and Sarah's children were living with Sarah's mother at the time of the 1841 census return, at Priors Marston, Warwickshire, England.
Ann Wyatt 60 Independant Outside Census County
Elizabeth Knibbs 11 Outside Census County
James Knibbs 6 Outside Census County
Sarah Knibbs 3 Outside Census County

I couldn't find Joseph or Sarah.
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In 1861, Joseph, Sarah and their youngest son James (aged 25 and a boatman) were living at West Bromwich. Joseph's occupation was given as Boatman. There were also three visitors listed in the household:
Joseph Knibbs Head Mar 60 Boatman Oxford Banbury
Sarah Knibbs Wife Mar 52 Oxford Banbury
James Knibbs Son 25 Boatman Oxford Banbury
John Stretch Visitor 35 Boatman Cheshire Northwich
Sarah Stretch Visitor 24 Oxon Banbury
Alise Stretch Daur 9 mths Cheshire Hasslingdon(?)

We believe the visitors are Joseph's daughter Sarah Ann with her husband and daughter.
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Joseph and Sarah can be seen at 1871 living at Ridgacre, Worcestershire, England with their daughter Elizabeth and her husband John MARTIN and children:
John Martin Head Mar 43 Puddler Staffordwhire Darlaston
Elisabeth Martin Wife Mar 40 Oxford Banbury
Thomas Knibbs Son UnM 17 Agricultural Labourer Staffordshire West Bromwich
Joseph Knibbs Son UnM 15 Engine Stoker Staffordshire West Bromwich
Alice Knibbs Daur UnM 12 Scholar Staffordshire West Bromwich
Sarah Knibbs Daur UnM 8 Staffordshire West Bromwich
Clara Jane Knibbs Daur UnM 5 Scholar Staffordshire West Bromwich
Martha Ann Knibbs Daur UnM 2 Worcester Ridgacre
Joseph Knibbs Father in Law Mar 77 Agricultural Labourer Oxford Banbury
Sarah Knibbs Mother in Law Mar 64 Oxford Banbury
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Joseph and Sarah can be seen in the 1881 census, living at Hagley Road, Ridgacre, Worcestershire with their daughter Elizabeth, son-in-law John Martin and their five grandchildren:
John MARTIN Head M Male 53 Darlaston, Stafford, England Iron Puddler
Elisabeth MARTIN Wife M Female 50 Banbury, Oxford, England
Clara J. MARTIN Daur U Female 14 Greets Green, Stafford, England
Martha A. MARTIN Daur U Female 12 Beech Lanes, Worcester, England Scholar
Sophia E. MARTIN Daur U Female 9 Beech Lanes, Worcester, England Scholar
James W. MARTIN Son U Male 6 Beech Lanes, Worcester, England Scholar
Samuel D. MARTIN Son U Male 4 Beech Lanes, Worcester, England Scholar
Joseph KNIBBS Father In Law M Male 90 Banbury, Oxford, England
Sarah KNIBBS Mother In Law M Female 74 Banbury, Oxford, England

I suspected that Joseph's date of birth was given incorrectly in the 1881 census. He was baptised in 1799, so I assumed he was born at about that time. Having found a record of his death giving his age at death as 92 in the year 1881, then I suspect he was baptised at the age of 10 years.
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The following is from the Register of Burials in the Parish of Christ Church, The Quinton,
in the County of Worcester, 1869 to 1898. The Register records burials in the OLD BURIAL GROUND until its closure in 1889:
No. Date of Burial Name Age Presiding Title Abode
56 1870 Dec 28th Agnes Knibbs 21 C.H.Oldfield Minister Beech Lane
366 1881 Sep 10th Joseph Knibbs 92 C.H.Oldfield Minister Ridgacre
590 1889 Dec 3rd Sarah Knibbs 87 L.L.Barday - Beech Lane


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Sources for Joseph KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Banbury,
  2. 1861 British Census, gave 1801 at Banbury 
  3. 1881 British Census,
  4. Register of Burials, Parish of Christ Church, The Quinton, Worcestershire., Register of Burials, Parish of Christ VChurch, The Quinton, Worcestershire.http://www.qlhs.org.uk/archive/burials2.htm 
  5. Marriage Certificate,
  6. 1871 British Census,

Notes for Sarah WYATT:

Sources for Sarah WYATT:

  1. LDS IGI Records,
  2. 1861 British Census, gave 1809 at Banbury 
  3. 1881 British Census,
  4. Register of Burials, Parish of Christ Church, The Quinton, Worcestershire.,
  5. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Banbury,

Notes for Thomas KNIBBS:

Sources for Thomas KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Banbury,

Notes for Thomas William KNIBBS:

Sources for Thomas William KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Banbury,