Joseph Dennis KNIBBS, son of Richard KNIBBS and Emily Sarah KNOWLES , was born June 1902 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. He married Winifred MATTHEWS 22 June 1977 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died 26 August 1980 in Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Winifred MATTHEWS was born 22 July 1904. She died 30 March 1995 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England.


Marriage Notes for Joseph Dennis KNIBBS\Winifred MATTHEWS:

Winifred and Joseph were married at the Registrar's Office at Birmingham, Warwickshire

Other Marriages/Unions for Joseph Dennis KNIBBS:
See Joseph Dennis KNIBBS & Florence PALMERFIELD


Notes for Joseph Dennis KNIBBS:

Marian's book "Families are Always With Us", taken from the diaries of her husband Raymond, we can read that in around 1927, Joseph was working on a roof in Newtown Row, Aston, when the scaffolding collapsed and he was pitched down to the pavement. He suffered sever concussion from which it was feared he wouldn't live. Florence came across the accident whilst out shopping and was deeply shocked and affected by nerves as a result, for the rest of her life.
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From the Birmingham Daily Gazette - 27 February 1935:
HENRY COLLINS, aged 42, a jobbing builder, of 82, Aston Hall-road, Witton, Birmingham, was committed for trial at the Quarter Sessions, in Birmingham yesterday, on nine charges of obtaining money by false pretences and nine of obtaining credit by fraud. Collins pleaded " Not guilty " and reserved his defence. Bail was allowed. The total amount involved was £490, made up of:
£100 from Albert Edward Unsworth on .22 June, 1932;
£50 from Philip Gibbs on or about 14 May, 1932;
£5 from Sidney Moore oa 27 July, 1932;
£40 from Joseph Dennis Knibbs on 23 June 1933;
...............Joseph Dennis Knibbs, a bricklayer of 97 Round Road, Erdington, said thathe parted wioth £40 in the belief that Collins had a successful business, He received on £5 back.

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We see Joseph, Florence, and Leonard living at 97 Round Road, Birmingham, Warickshire at the time of the 1939 Register.

Sources for Joseph Dennis KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. Diaries of Raymond Dennis Knibbs,
  4. 1939 Register,

Notes for Winifred MATTHEWS:

Sources for Winifred MATTHEWS:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Deaths Index: 1984-2004