William KNIBBS, son of Sarah KNIBBS , was born abt. 1806 in Brackley, Northamptonshire, England. He married Ann MERRY 19 January 1826. He died bet. January and March, 1859 in Brackley District, Northamptonshire, England. Ann MERRY was born abt. 1805 in Thornton, Buckinghamshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of William KNIBBS and Ann MERRY are:
1. Catherine KNIBBS, b. 27 September 1829 See William HEATH & Catherine KNIBBS
2. Mary Ann KNIBBS, b. abt. 1833 See Edward WHITTON & Mary Ann KNIBBS
3. Eliza KNIBBS, b. 08 September 1827

Notes for William KNIBBS:

In 1841, we see William living at High Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire:
William Knibbs 35 Saddler
Ann Knibbs 35 (Born out of County)
Catherine Knibbs 11
Mary Knibbs 8
Sarah Knibbs 60
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In 1851, we see William living at Bridge Street, Brackley, Northamptonshire:
William Knibbs Head Mar 46 Saddler Employin Two Men Northants Brackley
Ann Knibbs Mar 47 Saddlers Wife Bucks Thornton
Sarah Knibbs Mother Wid 67 Northants Brackley
Isaac Haynes Journeyman UnM 40 Journeyman Saddler Wilts Warminster
James Giles Labourer Wid 6y Agricultural Labourer Buckingham

Sources for William KNIBBS:

  1. 1851 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales, via Genes Reunited 
  3. 1841 British Census,

Notes for Ann MERRY:

In 1861, we see Ann living at St James, Brackley, Northamptonshire with her daughter Mary:
Ann Knibbs Head Wid 58 Saddlers Widow Bucks Thornton
Mary Ann Knibbs Daur UnM 28 Dressmaker Northts Brackley
Edward Whitton Boarder UnM 29 Saddler Manager Northts Kingssmith(?)
Edward Footman(?) Apprentice UnM 18 Saddler Apprentice Northts Kingssmith(?)

Edward Whitton went on to marry Ann's daughter, Mary.
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I suspect it was this Ann Knibbs we can see in 1871, living at 13a Offord Road, Islington, London, Middlesex:
Henry Hills Head Mar 41 Commercial Traveller Straw Bonnet Trade Kent West Peckham
Elizabeth Hills Wife 37 Kent Ramsgate
Mary Hills Daur 11 Scholar Kent Cranbrook
Emma Hills Daur 7 Scholar Kent Tonbridge
Nora Pilcher Hills Daur 4 Middlesex Hackney
Geo, Harvey Hills Son 9 months Middlesex Islington
Ann Knibbs Serv Wid 55 Gen Servant Bucks Tingewick

Sources for Ann MERRY:

  1. 1851 British Census,

Notes for Eliza KNIBBS:

Eliza died aged just 4 years.

Sources for Eliza KNIBBS:

  1. Ancestry.co.uk - Northamptonshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912,
  2. Ancestry.co.uk - Northamptonshire, England, Burials, 1813-1912,