Ernest Aubrey KNIBBS, son of Arthur William KNIBBS and Kathleen Mary COLEMAN , was born 25 November 1917 in Foleshill District, Coventry, Warwickshire, England. He married May NEWTON bet. October and December, 1943 in Coventry District, Warwickshire, England. He died December 1995 in Coventry District, Warwickshire, England. May NEWTON was born 21 May 1918 in Coventry District, Warwickshire, England. She died 17 August 2007 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England.


Children of Ernest Aubrey KNIBBS and May NEWTON are:
1. Beverley L KNIBBS, b. Private See Peter J OUTRAM & Beverley L KNIBBS
2. Lindsay M KNIBBS, b. Private See Michael COOPER & Lindsay M KNIBBS

Notes for Ernest Aubrey KNIBBS:



Ernest and his wife May. (Click to enlarge).
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He always went by the name of Aubrey (or 'Aub' for short). A family story has it that he was awarded the George Cross during his army service in North Africa during WWII for bravery, when he unloaded two trucks of ammunition, unaided, I presume whilst under fire.
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Coventry Evening Telegraph - 12 July 1950:
PRAMS.--Pedigree High Pram (cream and blue) and Folding Pram, good condition; £8 the two.—E. A. Knibbs. 165. Windmill Road.

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Coventry Evening Telegraph - 12 May 1972:

Sources for Ernest Aubrey KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Nicholas M. Kavaz, gave middle Christian name 
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Family Bible of Kathleen Coleman,
  4. GRO England & Wales,
  5. 1939 Register,

Notes for May NEWTON:

From the Coventry Evening Telegraph - 25 November 1960:
THE MERCIA SCHOOL OF DANCING (Hetty Armstrong), New Buildings (off Trinity Street), wishes to congratulate the following pupils for their 100% success in the I.D.M.A. Medal Test (examiner Guy Howard) —Bronze: Brenda Stew, Sheila Sephton (H.C). John Perrin, May Knibbs, Aubrey Knibbs (C ), Derek McClade (H.C.), Lilian McClade (C.), Ruby Usherwood, Ruth Bass (C.), Tony Varney, Gemma Quill, Elaine Burgess, Marion Cole, Sheila Bailey, Kathleen Stoney (C.), Sylvia Stoney. Julie Arnold, Diane Arnold, Lindsay Knibbs, Keith Lines. Ruth Bradford.
Silver: Patricia Hodgkinson, Beverley Knibbs, (H.C.), Carol Bennett, Cynthia Howard, Linda Maltby, Leslie Jones, Janice Spicer, Barry Dryden, Eva Turner, Christine Kozlowskay (C.), Robert Beebee, Derek Earle, Ann Thomas, Rita Turner, Jeffrey Willis, Helen Oliver, Charles Oliver.
Gold - Evelyn Jamey (C.), Harold Prior, John Bacon, Barbara Simpson, Gwynneth Williams (H.C.), Edwin Thompson, Georgina Quill.
Gold BAR . Diane Wale (H C.), John Greethami, Mary Rawson , Alam Iles, Maxwell Bishop (H.C.), Kathleen Shard (C.), Ronald Shard, Noreen Cassidy, Geoffrey Summer: Second Gold Bar: Michael Rackham (C.), Ian McQueen (H.C.), Annette Shemin, (H.C), Joan Harold, Geraldine Lockett, Sylvia Jone, Patricia Earp (C.), Graham Harold (H.C.), Christine Harold (H.C.).
Third Gold Bar: Frederick Gathy, Kathleen Fuel (C.), Maurice Papp.


Note: I.D.M.A. stands for International Dance Music Awards.

Sources for May NEWTON:

  1. GRO England & Wales,
  2. Ancestry.co.uk - England and Wales, Death Index, 2007-2013,