Leonard Ernest KNIBBS, son of Joseph Dennis KNIBBS and Florence PALMERFIELD , was born 27 June 1924 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. He married Mabel Mary SELLEY 04 September 1948 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. He died November 1991 in Birmingham District, West Midlands, England. Mabel Mary SELLEY was born 23 October 1923 in Aston District, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died 17 August 2015 in Erdington, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.


Children of Leonard Ernest KNIBBS and Mabel Mary SELLEY are:
1. Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS, b. Private See Hugh H MACDONALD & Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS
2. Peter John KNIBBS, b. Private See Peter John KNIBBS & Yvonne Barbara MYRING
3. Sylvia Margaret KNIBBS, b. Private See John Samuel CLARKE & Sylvia Margaret KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Leonard Ernest KNIBBS\Mabel Mary SELLEY:



Leonard and Mary at their 40th wedding anniversary celebrations in 1988. (click for larger version)


Notes for Leonard Ernest KNIBBS:

Leonard was one of twins, but the other didn't survive.
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Leonard worked for the Dunlop Rubber Co. and worked at the plant in Sao Paulo, Brazil for some time.

See the Passenger List showing Leonard, his wife and daughter when they traveled to Brazil in 1953.

He and his family were travelling aboard the ship Paraguay Star as shown below:



From the ship's passenger list:

Name: Mr Leonard KNIBBS
Date of departure: 6 June 1953
Port of departure: London
Passenger destination port: Santos, Brazil
Passenger destination: Santos, Brazil
Age: 29
Marital status: Married
Sex: Male
Occupation: Manager

The following people with the same last name travelled on this voyag

Mabel KNIBBS age 29
Elizabeth Knibbs age 9
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On 25 September, 1956, we see Leonard arriving in the UK aboard the ship Argentina Star:
Leonard Ernest Knibbs 27.6.24 Industrial Engineer
Mabel Mary Knibbs 23.10.23 Home Duties
Helen Elizabeth Knibbs 19.10.52
Peter John Knibbs 1.10.55

Their UK address was given as 8 Mason Road, Erdington, Birmingham. The intended duration of their stay in England was 3 months.

Sources for Leonard Ernest KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. FreeBMD,
  4. GRO England & Wales, from findmypast.com 
  5. FindMyPast.com, shipping list 
  6. 1939 Register,
  7. Book - Families are Always With Us,

Notes for Mabel Mary SELLEY:

Also known as: Mary

Known to friends and family as Mary.
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From the Sutton CVoldfield Observer, August 21, 2015:
KNIBBS Mary Passed away on 17th August 2015, aged 91 years. Much loved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Funeral service on Tuesday 25th August, Sutton Crematorium at 10.30am. Family flowers only. Donations to: John Taylor Hospice.

Sources for Mabel Mary SELLEY:

  1. Personal Contact with George Edward Knibbs,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. Personal Contact with Marian Knibbs,
  4. Obituary,