Thomas WESTWOOD was born abt. 1817 in Essington, Staffordshire, England. He married Maria KNIBBS bet. October and December, 1849 in West Bromwich District, Staffordshire, England. He died bet. October and December, 1871 in Wallsall District, Staffordshire, England. Maria KNIBBS, daughter of Thomas KNIBBS and Harriet PRATLEY , was born bef. 15 December 1824 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. She died bet. July and September, 1870 in Wallsall District, Staffordshire, England.


Children of Thomas WESTWOOD and Maria KNIBBS are:
1. Jane WESTWOOD, b. abt. 1854
2. Richard WESTWOOD, b. abt. 1860
3. Lucy WESTWOOD, b. abt. 1862

Notes for Thomas WESTWOOD:

In 1851, we see Thomas and Maria living at Blakenall Lane, Wallsall Foreign, Wallsall, SAtaffordshire:
Thomas Westwood Head Mar 33 Bitt Maker Bloxwich Staffordshire
Maria Westwood Wife Mar 25 Woodstock Oxfordshire
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We can see Thomas and Maria in 1861, living at 13 Blakenall, Wallsall, Staffordshire:
Thos Westwood Head Mar 43 Bitt Filer Essington Staffordshire
Maria Westwood Wife Mar 36 Home Duties Gloucester Woodstock
Jane Westwood Daur 6 Scholar Staffs Blakenhall
Richd Westwood Son 1 Staffs Blakenhall
William Cooper Lodger UnM 38 Bittmaker Staffs Bloxwich
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In 1871 Thomas was living at 34 Blakenall, Wallsall, Staffordshire:
Thomas Westwood Head Widr 53 Bit Maker Staffordshire Kingsford(?)
Richard Westwood Son 11 Staffordshire Blakenhall
Lucy Westwood Daur 8 Staffordshire Blakenhall

Sources for Thomas WESTWOOD:

  1. GRO England & Wales,
  2. 1861 British Census,
  3. 1851 British Census,
  4. 1871 British Census,

Notes for Maria KNIBBS:

Sources for Maria KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Woodstock,
  2. 1861 British Census, gave location 
  3. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Jane WESTWOOD:

I think it's this Jane we see in 1871, staying at the home of her uncle and aunt at 64 Blakenhall, Walsall, Staffordshire:
Charles Emery Head Mar 53 Bit Maker (employing 2 men and 3 boys) Staffs Bloxwich
Carry Emery Wife Mar 52 Staffs Walsall
Herbert Newell(?) Apprentice UnM App to Bit Filer Staffs Bushberry
William Emery Apprentice UnM 16 App to Bit Filer Staffs Bloxwich
Jane Westwood Niece 19 Domestic Servant Staffs Bloxwich
Carrys Emery Stokes Niece 15 Scholar Staffs Bloxwich

Sources for Jane WESTWOOD:

  1. 1861 British Census,
  2. Family Search - England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,

Notes for Richard WESTWOOD:

In 1881, Richard was living in the household of John Edwards, a Bit Maker, at 60 Harden Lane, Walsall:
John Edwards 74 Head Bit Maker Sheffield, Yorkshire
Henry Edwards 31 Son Bit Maker Bloxwich, Staffordshire
Elizabeth Edwards 25 Daughter In Law Walsall, Staffordshire
Mary Ann Edwards 5 Grand Daughter Walsall, Staffordshire
George Edwards 4 M Grand Son Bloxwich, Staffordshire
Richard Westwood 21 1860 Boarder Bit Filer Bloxwich, Staffordshire
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In 1901 we see him living at 53 Lewis Street, Wallsall, staffordshire:
Hannah Stackhouse 56 Head Walsall, Staffordshire
Minnie Stackhouse 27 Daughter Bridle Stitcher Walsall, Staffordshire
John Brazier 59 Brother Coal Miner C Hower Walsall, Staffordshire
Richard Westwood 40 Boarder Foreman Bit Filer Saddler Walsall, Staffordshire

Sources for Richard WESTWOOD:

  1. 1861 British Census,
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Lucy WESTWOOD:

Sources for Lucy WESTWOOD:

  1. 1871 British Census,