George Edward KNIBBS, son of Richard KNIBBS and Emily Sarah KNOWLES , was born 24 November 1907 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Annie HACKETT 04 April 1931 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died 28 November 1987 in Winsom Green, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Annie HACKETT was born 01 November 1907 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died 01 June 1995 in Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.


Children of George Edward KNIBBS and Annie HACKETT are:
1. George Edward KNIBBS, b. Private See George Edward KNIBBS & Norma Jean HICKS
2. Kenneth KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1936

Marriage Notes for George Edward KNIBBS\Annie HACKETT:

Annie and George were married at the Parish Church of Bishop Ryder , Birmingham, England


Notes for George Edward KNIBBS:

We see George living at 13 Clifton Gr, Miller Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire at the time of the 1939 Register
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George died at the Dudley Road Hospital, Winson Green, Birmingham, England

Sources for George Edward KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,
  2. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  3. 1939 Register,
  4. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912,

Notes for Annie HACKETT:

Annie was a Press Worker at Aston Chain and Hook, Bromford Lane, Birmingham, England in 1937. Her son George tells me she was working there when she married, and that her father and grandfather also worked there as Chain Makers.

Annie died at the Northcroft Hospital, Erdington, Birmingham, England
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There is very little information on the internet about the Aston Chain and Hook Company. I believe it must have played a huge part in the lives of many of the families living in that part of Birmingham. I know from Annie's son George KNIBBS that Annie, her father and her grandfather all worked there during their lives.

The factory was, I believe, originally owned by the Dugard family but was purchased from them by a man named William Henry WILLIAMS. William died in 1937 and the factory was passed down to his son. Noel boosted productivity and operated what was at that time a very "modern" factory with workers' consultation high on the list of priorities.

In his spare time Noel raced Aston Martin cars just before and after the 2nd World War. He used to prepare his motor racing cars at the factory site until 1949, ready for the races at Prescott, Donnington and Silverstone.

The factory was eventually sold to Delta Metal. Noel continued on the board of Delta Metal and worked in an advisory capacity for many companies such as Lloyds Bank and Lucas as well as taking the role of Chairman of Remploy for a while. He worked for the Chancellor George Brown for a while on the Prices Commission, but his lasting memorial will always be his major involvement in the National Exhibition Centre at Birmingham - the NEC was proposed by Noel Bond-Williams during his term as President of the Birmingham Chamber of Commerce.

Sources for Annie HACKETT:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,

Notes for Kenneth KNIBBS:

Sources for Kenneth KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave Birmingham District