Edwin KNIBBS, son of Richard KNIBBS and Caroline SUMNER , was born bef. 27 May 1869 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Emily SIMMS 27 March 1892 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Emily SIMMS was born abt. 1874 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.

Children of Edwin KNIBBS and Emily SIMMS are:
1. Lilian KNIBBS, b. 13 December 1902

Notes for Edwin KNIBBS:

Edwin can be seen in 1901 aged 31, living with his wife Emily at 2 Hse Ct 27 New John St Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, next door to his brother Charles. Interestingly, his brothers Joseph (aged 22) and Richard (aged 20) are living with them:
Edwin Knibbs Head Mar 31 Coal Heaver War Birmingham
Emily Knibbs Wife Mar 27 War Birmingham
Joseph Knibbs Brother UnM 22 Brass Dresser War Birmingham
Richard Knibbs Brother UnM 20 Cycle Polisher War Birmingham

Sources for Edwin KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 2Qtr1869 
  3. 1901 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937,
  5. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912,
  6. LDS IGI Records,

Notes for Emily SIMMS:

Emily can be seen aged 7 years in the 1881 census, living with her family at Court 4 No 1 Oliver Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire. It's interesting to see that her father George was a Coal Dealer, the same as Edwin Knibbs who she married 11 years later in 1892.
George Sims Head Mar 27 Coal Dealer Birmingham Warwick
Sarah Ellen Sims Wife Mar 22 Birmingham Warwick
Emily Rebeca Sims Daur 7 Scholar Birmingham Warwick
Sarah Hannah Sims Daur 4 Scholar Birmingham Warwick
George Henry Sims Son 5 w Birmingham Warwick

We next see Emily in 1891, still living with her parents at ! Henry Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
George Sims Head Mar 38 Labourer in Tube Mill Warwick B'ham
Sarah Sims Wife Mar 31 Brass Polisher Warwick B'ham
Emily A Sims Daur 17 Pin Machinist Warwick B'ham
Sarah H Sims Daur 14 Pin Machinist Warwick B'ham
George H Sims Son 9 Scholar Warwick B'ham
Harriet F Sims Daur 6 Scholar Warwick B'ham
Joseph Sims Son 5 Warwick B'ham
Frederick Sims Son 1 Warwick B'ham

Emily married Edwin Knibbs in 1892.

In 1911, Emily was a widow, living at 32 Court, No 8 Heneage Place, Back 218 Heneage Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
Emily Knibbs Head 37 Widow Warehouse Woman Warwickshire Birmingham

The status shows that she had two children, neither of whom survived.

Could it be her husband Edwin who appears in Winson Green prison, Birmingham in 1911?

Sources for Emily SIMMS:

  1. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Lilian KNIBBS: