Ernest Bowen KNIBBS, son of Richard James KNIBBS and Catherine MORRIS , was born 04 March 1877 in Battersea, London, Middlesex, England. He married Florence Elizabeth HOOK bet. January and March, 1904 in Dover District, Kent, England. He died 18 May 1953 in Dover, Kent, England. Florence Elizabeth HOOK was born 01 November 1878 in Dover, Kent, England. She died bet. 17 and 18 November 1960 in Folkestone District, Kent, England.


Children of Ernest Bowen KNIBBS and Florence Elizabeth HOOK are:
1. Lesley Richard KNIBBS, b. bet. January and March, 1905

Notes for Ernest Bowen KNIBBS:

In 1901, Ernest was living at Wintemby Street(?), Clapham, Wandsworth, London with his brother Charles:
Charles Knibbs Head Mar Assistant Master Battersea
Ernest Knibbs Bro UnM 24 CC Clerk Battersea
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In 1911, we see Ernest and his wife living at 10 Wirtemberg St, Clapham, London:
Ernest Bowen Knibbs Head 34 Married Railway Accounts Clerk London Battersea
Florence Elizabeth Knibbs Wife 32 Married (7 years) Kent Dover

The census shows that they had one child before 1911, but he died in infancy.
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We see Ernest and Florence living in the Folkstone District of Kent at the time of the 1939 Register.
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Knibbs Ernest Bowen of 38 Narrabeen-Road Folkstone died 18 May 1953 at The Royal Victoria Hospital Dover Probate London 16 June to Florence Elizabeth Knibbs widow. Effects £2956 16s. 11d.

Sources for Ernest Bowen KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, gave middle name and Wandsworth District 
  3. 1939 Register,
  4. GRO England & Wales,
  5. Ancestry.com. - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966,
  6. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Florence Elizabeth HOOK:

In 1881, we see Florence living at 13 Alma Place, Charlton, Kent, living with whoi maybe her Grandmother and mother:
Elizabeth Ladd Head Wid 54 Nurse Caple Le Ferne Kent
Elizabeth Hook Daur Mar 24 Dover Kent
Henry Ladd Son 16 Plumber Dover Kent
Florence Hook Grand Daur 2 Dover Kent
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In 1891, she was living with her parents at 7 Brackonfield Road, Dover, Kent:
William C Hook Head Mar 42 Stone Mason Surrey Cobham
Elizabeth S Hook Wife Mar 34 Kent Dover
Florence E Hook Daur UnM 18 Kent Dover
Ernest W Hook Son 3 Kent Dover
Maria Page Serv UnM 65 Dom Kent Romney Marsh
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In 1901, the family was still living at the same place in 7 Brackonfiled Road:
William Hook Head Mar 50 Stone Mason Surrey Cobham
Elizabeth Hook Wife Mar 44 Kent Dover
Florence E Hook Daur UnM 22 Stationers Assistant Kent Dover
Ernest W Hook Son 13 Kent Dover
Dorothy L Hook Daur 7 Kent Dover
Edwin G Lanford Lodger Boarder UnM 18 Gardener Kent Canterbury
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Florence married Ernest Knibbs in 1904.
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Knibbs Florence Elizabeth of 38 Narrabeen Road Folkstone widow who was last seen alive on 17 November 1960 and whose dead body was found on 18 November 1960 Probate London 21 December to Ernest William Hook solicitors clerk. Effects £3288 0s. 7d.

Sources for Florence Elizabeth HOOK:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. 1911 British Census,
  3. 1939 Register,
  4. GRO England & Wales,
  5. Ancestry.com. - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966,
  6. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Lesley Richard KNIBBS:

Sources for Lesley Richard KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD,