Joseph KNIBBS, son of Thomas N KNIBBS and Sarah GIBBARD , was born bet. January and March, 1849 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth Ann STILGOE 24 December 1868 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. He died bet. July and September, 1934 in Aylesbury District, Buckinghamshire, England. Elizabeth Ann STILGOE was born bet. April and June, 1849 in Deddington, Oxfordshire, England. She died bef. 30 June 1871 in Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England.


Marriage Notes for Joseph KNIBBS\Elizabeth Ann STILGOE:

Elizabeth both Listed as "under age" and of the Deddington parish.

Other Marriages/Unions for Joseph KNIBBS:
See Joseph KNIBBS & Harriett DAVIES


Notes for Joseph KNIBBS:

Joseph can be seen in 1871 census living at the address of Olney, Silverstone, Northamptonshire, England with his parents:
Thos. Knibbs Head Mar 55 Labourer Oxon Deddington
Sarah Knibbs Wife Mar 56 Oxon Adderbury
Phoebe Knibbs Daug UnM 25 No Occupation Oxon Deddington
Jos'h Knibbs Son Mar 22 Labourer Oxon Deddington

The census was taken on 2nd April 1871, and at the time of the census, Joseph's first wife Elizabeth was living, but with her father at Hudsons Lane Deddington, Oxfordshire:
William Stilgoe Head Widr 65 Stone Masons Labnourer Oxfordshire Deddington
Elizabeth Knibbs Daur Mar 21 Oxfordshire Deddington

The original census had her listed as Elizabeth Stilgoe, but it was then overwritten with Knibbs. I'm not sure of the circumstances behind her living with her father and not her husband, but, she died shortly after the census so I presume she was seriously unwell and her father was looking after her.
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Joseph appears in the 1881 census living at 435 Manchester Road, London, England with his second wife.
Joseph Knibbs Head Mar 30 General Labourer Oxon Deddington
Harriett Knibbs Wife Mar 27 Buckingham
Joseph W. Knibbs Son 6 Scholar Birmingham
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Joseph appears in the 1891 census living at what looks like 11 Glen Terrace, Poplar, London:
Joseph Knibbs Head M 41 Storekeeper Engineers Yard Deddington Oxon
Harriett Knibbs Wife 38 Buckingham Bucks
Joseph W Knibbs Son 16 Chipper Bridge Building Yard Birmingham Warwick
Charles F J Knibbs Son 3 Poplar London
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Joseph appears in the 1901 census aged 50, living at Manchester Road, Poplar, London with his second wife Harriett and two children. All are listed under NIBBS.
Joseph Nibbs Head 50 Labourer In Ship Yard Oxon Deddington
Harriett Nibbs Wife 47 Buckingham 
Chas Nibbs Son 13 Poplar
Dorothy Nibbs Daur 3 Poplar
Bunting May Niece 10 Poplar
Bunting Lilly Niece 9 Poplar 
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We see Joseph in 1911 living at 581 Manchester Road, Poplar, London with his wife and son Charles:
Joseph Knibbs Head Married 63 Dock Labourer Oxon Deddington
Harriet Knibbs Wife Married (37 years) F 58 Bucks Buckingham
Charles Knibbs Single 23 Dock Clerk Poplar London

The census tells us that Harriet had 4 children, one of whom died.
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June Knibbs shared the story of her great-grandfather Joseph, who, on his travels to London from the Banbury area (Deddington?) stopped at a farm and fell in love with a young girl there, and took her to London. This story is reminisced to the family by her somewhat romantically minded Uncle Leslie, Joseph's grandson.

Sources for Joseph KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 1Qtr1849 
  3. 1861 British Census,
  4. Alan Jackson GRO,
  5. 1881 British Census,
  6. 1901 British Census,
  7. Marriage Certificate, for his son Charles 
  8. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Elizabeth Ann STILGOE:

Elizabeth's father was William Stilgoe, a Stone Masons Labourer b.1806 in Deddington, Oxfordshire and his wife Laura.
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In 1851, the family were living at Hudsons Lane, Deddington, Oxfordshire:
Joseph Stilgoe Head Mar 45 Ag Lab Ocon Deddington
Laura Stilgoe Wife Mar 43 Oxon Duns Tew
Joseph Stilgoe Son 17 Servant Oxon Deddington
Elizabeth Stilgoe Daur 1 Oxon Deddington
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In 1861, Elizabeth was unmarried and living with her father at Market Place, Deddington, Oxfordshire:
Joseph Stilgoe Head Mar 55 Ag Lab Oxon Deddington
Elizabeth Stilgoe Daur UnM 11 Scholar Oxon Deddington
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Elizabeth married Joseph Knibbs in 1868.
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At the time of the 1871 census, taken just a couple of months before Elizabeth died, Elizabeth was living with her father at Hudsons Lane Deddington, Oxfordshire:
William Stilgoe Head Widr 65 Stone Masons Labourer Oxfordshire Deddington
Elizabeth Knibbs Daur Mar 21 Oxfordshire Deddington

The original census had her listed as Elizabeth Stilgoe, but it was then overwritten with Knibbs.
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Elizabeth died aged just 22 years.

Sources for Elizabeth Ann STILGOE:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Deddington,
  2. FreeBMD,