Charles KNIBBS, son of Richard KNIBBS and Caroline SUMNER , was born 02 May 1869 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD 26 October 1890 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died 17 April 1944 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD was born bet. January and March, 1872 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. She died 14 May 1928 in Birmingham North District, Warwickshire, England.


Children of Charles KNIBBS and Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD are:
1. Gladys Caroline KNIBBS, b. 03 December 1911 See William George HILL & Gladys Caroline KNIBBS
2. Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS, b. 15 February 1906 See Martin Henry RODGERS & Hannah Elizabeth KNIBBS
3. Doris KNIBBS, b. bet. October and December, 1913 See Howard G STOKES & Doris KNIBBS
4. Caroline KNIBBS, b. 06 June 1891 See William George FALLOWS & Caroline KNIBBS
5. Eliza KNIBBS, b. 31 December 1892 See John NICKLESS & Eliza KNIBBS
6. Edith KNIBBS, b. bet. January and March, 1895 See Alfred NICKLESS & Edith KNIBBS
7. Emily KNIBBS, b. 07 April 1896 See William Henry TIMMINS & Emily KNIBBS
8. Charles KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1898 See Charles KNIBBS & Gladys BLAND
9. Clara KNIBBS, b. 27 September 1900 See George MIDDLETON & Clara KNIBBS
10. Edwin KNIBBS, b. 1901 See Edwin KNIBBS & Edith CASTLE
11. Ivy KNIBBS, b. 23 February 1909 See William B WITCOMB & Ivy KNIBBS
12. Rose KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1904 See Alf HARRIS & Rose KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Charles KNIBBS\Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD:


Notes for Charles KNIBBS:

The 1891 census shows Charles living with his new wife Hannah, living at 2 Hse Ct 27 New John St Birmingham, Warwickshire, England:
Charles Knibbs,Head,M,21,,Spoon & Fork Filer,Employed,Birmingham Warwickshire
Hannah Knibbs,Wife,M,,19,Pen Worker,Employed,Birmingham Warwickshire

He was living next door to his parents.
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The 1901 census shows the family unit of Charles and his wife Hannah Elizabeth with six of their nine children, living at 27 Ct 2 House, New John Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. . Clara is shown as 8 months old at the time the census was taken. The remaining three children were born after 1901.
Charles Knibbs31 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham Bicycle Filer
Hannah Knibbs29 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham 
Caroline Knibbs 9 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham 
Eliza Knibbs 8 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham 
Edith Knibbs 6 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham 
Emily Knibbs 4 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham 
Charles Knibbs 3 Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham 
Clara Knibbs 8M Birmingham Birmingham Birmingham

His brothers Edwin, Joseph and Richard lived in No. 29.
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We also see Charles and his family in the 1911 census living n 98 Pritchett Street, Birmingham:
Charles Knibbs Head Married M 41 Cycle Chains Birmingham
Hannah Knibbs Wife Married (20 years) F 39 Birmingham
Caroline Knibbs Daughter Single F 20 Safety Pins Birmingham
Eliza Knibbs Daughter Single F 18 Gas Fittings Birmingham
Edith Knibbs Daughter Single F 16 Card Boarder Boxs Birmingham
Emily Knibbs Daughter Single F 15 Gas Fittings Birmingham
Charles Knibbs Son M 13 School Birmingham
Clara Knibbs Daughter F 11 School Birmingham
Edwin Knibbs Son M 8 School Birmingham
Rose Knibbs Daughter F 7 School Birmingham
Hannah Knibbs Daughter F 5 School Birmingham
Ivy Knibbs Daughter F 2 School Birmingham
Jorden Chester Visitor Single M 23 Filer Cycle Trade Birmingham

There had been 10 children by 1911, and all survived.
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We see Charles and two daughters, Ivy andf Gladys, living at 119 New John Street West, Birmingham, Warwickshire at the time of the 1939 Register.
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Charles died 17 April 1944

Sources for Charles KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 2Qtr1869 
  3. 1939 Register,
  4. Personal Contact with Jane Waycott,
  5. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  6. Freecen 1891 Cencus, FreeCEN - 1891 Census 
  7. 1901 British Census,
  8. 1911 British Census,
  9. LDS IGI Records,

Notes for Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD:

I suspect it is this Hannah who can be seen aged just 10 years old in the 1881 census. She is listed as Annah E. Smallwood. The family was living at 6 Ct 7 Aston Rd, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire.
James R Smallwood Head Mar 32 Brass Dresser Chand Bham Warwick
Harriett Smallwood Wife Mar 32 Bham Warwick
Annah E Smallwood Daur 10 Scholar Bham Warwick
Clara Smallwood Daur 8 Scholar Bham Warwick
Esther Smallwood Daur 4 Scholar Bham Warwick
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Hannah married Charles Knibbs in 1890.
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Hannah died on 14 May 1928

Sources for Hannah Elizabeth SMALLWOOD:

  1. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Personal Contact with Jane Waycott,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 gave location 
  5. Freecen 1891 Cencus, FreeCEN - 1891 Census 
  6. 1901 British Census,