Joseph KNIBBS, son of William KNIBBS and Mary BROOMFIELD , was born abt. 1847 in Kingswinford, Staffordshire, England. He married Sarah Ann POTTS bet. July and September, 1891 in Wordsley, Staffordshire, England. He died bet. January and March, 1892 in Stourbridge District, Staffordshire, England. Sarah Ann POTTS was born bet. October and December, 1850 in Brierley Hill, Staffordshire, England. She died bet. October and December, 1932 in Stourbridge District, Staffordshire, England.


Marriage Notes for Joseph KNIBBS\Sarah Ann POTTS:

They married at Wordsley, Holy Trinity.


Notes for Joseph KNIBBS:

See note under Janes's father's name concerning conjecture re family connections
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In 1881, Joseph was unmarried and living with his mother at South Street, Kingswinford (as KINBBS):
Mary Kinbbs Head Wid 69 Tackley Oxfordshire
Joseph Kinbbs Son UnM 35 Shoemaker Kingswinford Staffordshire
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In 1891, Joseph could be seen, still living at South Street with his mother. She was using the name Hill, so presumably she's remarried and widowed again between 1881 and 1891:
Mary Hill Head Wid 80 Oxford Tackley
Joseph Knibbs Son 44 Shoe Maker Stafford Brierly Hill

Sources for Joseph KNIBBS:

  1. 1861 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Sarah Ann POTTS:

I suspect it's this Sarah we can see, born in Stourbridge District, Staffordshire, during q3/1850.
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The first we see of Sarah is in 1861, living with her parents at 6 Queen Street, Kingswinford, Stourbridge, Worcestershire:
William Potts Head Mar 39 Glass Packer Kingswinford Staffordshire
Sarah Potts Wife Mar 34 Worcestershire
Sarah Potts Daur 10 Scholar Kingswinford Staffordshire
George Potts Son 8 Scholar Kingswinford Staffordshire
Stephen Potts Son 6 Scholar Kingswinford Staffordshire
Samuel Potts Son 1 Kingswinford Staffordshire
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In 1871, we see Sarah living at Lee Crescent, Edgbaston, Staffordshire:
Frederick Wm Paul Head Mar 35 Outfitters Manager Middlesex St Martin in the Field
Mary Ann Paul Wife Mar 40 Middlesex St Giles in the Field
Marian Perkins Paul Daur 14 Scholar Middlesex St Pancras
Rosa Paul Daur 12 Scholar Surrey Buxton
Frederick Wm Paul Son 10 Scholar Surrey Buxton
John Henry Paul Son 9 Scholar Warwickshire Birmingham
Alfred Joseph Lowe Boarder 23 Commercial Clerk France Bologne (British Subject)
Sarah Potts Servant UnM 20 General Servant Staffordshire Brierly Hill
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In 1881, she was living at 19 Charlotte Road, Edgbaston, Warwickshire:
Frederick Patching Head Mar 57 Woolen Draper and Tailor London
Mary A Patching Wife Mar 56 Warwick Edgbaston
Alexander W Patching Son UnM 21 Tailors Assistant Warwick Edgbaston
Arthur H Patching Son UnM 18 Tailors Assistant Warwick Edgbaston
Grace M Patching Daur 16 Scholar Warwick Edgbaston
Mabel Patching Daur 4 Scholar Warwick Edgbaston
Sarah Potts Serv UnM 30 Domestic Servant Stafford Brierly Hill
Sarah Phillips Serv 14 Domestic Servant Staffordshire Tipton
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In 1891, Sarah was living with her mother at her uncle's house, Priory Lodge, Oakfield Road, Kings Norton, Edgbaston, Warwickshire:
Henry Ludlow Head Mar 31 Manufacturer Birmingham
Mary E Ludlow Wife Mar 30 Birmingham
Neville B Ludlow Son 5 Birmingham
Doris M Ludlow Daur 1 Birmingham
Ann R Potts Sister-in-Law Wid 45 Living on Own Means Birmingham
Sarah Potts Serv 39 Domestic Cook Staffs Brierly Hill
Mary K Warden Serv 18 Domestic Housemaid Leicester
Louisa Hadley Serv 19 Domestic Nurse Leicester Fliford
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Sarah married Joseph Knibbs in q3/1891.
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Sarah Ann can be seen in 1901, living with her mother at 32 Mount Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire:
Sarah Ann Knibbs Head Wid 50 Shopkeeper Grocer Staffs Brierly Hill
Ann Potts Mother Wid 75 Living on Own Means Worcester Church Hill
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In 1911, she was living at Mount Street, Stourbridge, Worcestershire:
Sarah Knibbs Head 60 Widow Sweet Shop Keeper Brierly Hill Staffs
John Davies Boarder 62 Widower Jobbing Gardner Nock Worcestershire
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Sarah died aged 82.

Sources for Sarah Ann POTTS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. 1871 British Census,