James SMITH was born abt. 1845 in Limehouse, London, Middlesex, England. He married Frances KNIBBS 27 July 1885 in Stepney, London, Middlesex, England. He died UNKNOWN. Frances KNIBBS, daughter of Joseph KNIBBS and Mary Ann LILLY , was born bet. April and June, 1846 in Windsor District, Berkshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of James SMITH and Frances KNIBBS are:
1. Joseph BRYAN, b. abt. 1888

Other Marriages/Unions for Frances KNIBBS:
See George BRYAN & Frances KNIBBS


Notes for James SMITH:

We can see James and Frances in 1891, living at 1a, Fern Street, Bromley, Poplar, London, Middlesex, England:
James Smith Head Married M 46 Carpenter Limehouse London
Frances Smith Wife Married F 45 Tailoress Egham Berkshire
James Bryan Stepson M 14 Van Boy Bow London
Mary A Bryan Stepdaughter F 14 Scholar Bow London
Elizabeth Bryan Stepdaughter F 11 Scholar Bow London
Joseph Bryan Stepson M 3 Bow London

I note that Frances' previous partner, George Bryan, died in 1884, so I'm not sure who Joseph belongs to.
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I haven't checked the death certificate for James, but if he died in the Mile End District of London, I suspect is was either q4/1891 or q2/1894.

Sources for James SMITH:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. Ancestry.com - Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921,

Notes for Frances KNIBBS:

In 1851, we can see Frances and 6 of her siblings at the Windsor Union Workhouse, Old Windsor.
Joseph Knibbs Pauper 15 Plasterer Hawke Boy Surrey Egham
John Knibbs Pauper 13 Shepherd Boy Surrey Bishopsgate Egham
Mary Ann Knibbs Pauper 8 Surrey Bishopsgate Egham
Sarah Knibbs Pauper 6 Surrey Bishopsgate Egham
Emily Knibbs Pauper 2 Surrey Bishopsgate Egham
Jemima Knibbs Pauper 4 Deserted Surrey Bishopsgate Egham
Frances Knibbs Pauper 3 Deserted Surrey Bishopsgate Egham
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We see Frances again in 1901, living at 9 Cook Street, Bromley:
Frances Bryan Head Widow 53 Berks Old Windsor
Mary A Bryan Daur S 23 Tan Carrier Lead Works London Limehouse
Elizabeth Bryan Daur S 21 Matchmaker London Limehouse
Joseph Bryan Son 13 Boiler Scaler Harb London Limehouse
Mary A Bryan Grand Daughter 4 London Bow

It's noted that Frances seems to have reverted to using the surname of her previous partner.

Sources for Frances KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com - Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921,

Notes for Joseph BRYAN:

I believe Joseph married Jessie Rogers in Poplar District during q4/1904.

Sources for Joseph BRYAN:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. 1901 British Census,