Frederick Thomas KNIBBS, son of Thomas Frederick KNIBBS and Mabel NAYLER , was born 26 December 1907 in Portsea, Hampshire, England. He married Ada Emily EWER bet. April and June, 1932 in Eton District, Buckinghamshire, England. He died October 1991 in Chiltern & South Bucks District, Buckinghamshire, England. Ada Emily EWER was born 04 October 1904 in Eton District, Buckinghamshire, England. She died December 1987 in Slough District, Berkshire, England.

Children of Frederick Thomas KNIBBS and Ada Emily EWER are:
1. Thomas Charles KNIBBS, b. Private See Thomas Charles KNIBBS & Edith E SNAPES

Other Marriages/Unions for Ada Emily EWER:
See Arthur Ernest SPICER & Ada Emily EWER

Notes for Frederick Thomas KNIBBS:

From the Portsmouth Evening News - Wednesday 09 February 1927:
Motor Driver Injured in Collision with Tram.
A serious collision took pace near the " Coach and Horses " Public-house, Hilsea, between, a motor lorry and a Corporation tramcar. The tramcar, driven by William Henry Bloy, of Cosham, was proceeding in the direction of Clarence Pier, and the lorry was going towards Cosham, following a Foden steam lorry. It is stated that th steam lorry was causing a great deal of smoke, this interfering with the view of the driver of the motor lorry. The step of the tram and the lifeguard were badly damaged. in the collision, and some of the windows were also smashed. The motor lorry driver, Fredk. Thomas Knibbs, of 24, Wycombe Street, Landport, was injured about the head and was conveyed to the Royal Portsmouth Hospital. After attention there he was removed to the Eye and Ear Hospital having a severe cut near the left eye. He also received abrasions to the face and head.
The motor lorry, belonging to Mr. G Smees, coal merchant, of 41, St. Mary's Road, Fratton, was badly damaged, the front of it being reduced to matchword. The chassis was broken and buckled. The lorry was loaded with coal, potatoes, and groceries, and the accident caused a great deal of traffic congestion, which was eventually cleared by the police The driver of the tram was also injured, but refused to be taken to the Hospital, and drove his car back to the depot.


We see Frederick and Ada, living at 30 Northern Road, Slough, Berkshire, at the time of the 1939 Register.

Sources for Frederick Thomas KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD, gave Portsmouth 
  2. 1911 British Census,
  3. GRO England & Wales, from 
  4. Newspaper Article,
  5. 1939 Register,

Notes for Ada Emily EWER:

In 1911, we see Ada living with her family at 3 Atkins Cottages, Datchet Common, Windsor, Berkshire:
Edward Ewer Head 32 Married Plumber Berkshire Windsor
Emily Sarah Ewer Wife 31 Married (11 years) Berkshire Clewer
Edward Thomas Ewer Son 10 Berkshire Clewer
John Ewer Son 8 Berkshire Ewer
Ada Emily Ewer Daughter 6 Berkshire Datchet
Emily Elizabeth Ewer Daughter 5 Berkshire Datchet
George Henry Ewer Son 2 Berkshire Datchet
Florecne Alice Ewer Daughter 11 months Berkshire Datchet

Edward and Emily had been married for 11 years and had 8 children, two of whom died in infancy.

Ada married Arthur Spicer in 1923.

Sources for Ada Emily EWER:

  1. Personal Contact with Lindsey Knibbs,
  2. GRO England & Wales, from 
  3. FreeBMD,