Joseph Henry ASHMEAD was born abt. 1869 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Sarah KNIBBS 17 May 1891 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died bet. October and December, 1944 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. Sarah KNIBBS, daughter of Richard KNIBBS and Caroline SUMNER , was born 28 November 1871 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of Joseph Henry ASHMEAD and Sarah KNIBBS are:
1. Rose ASHMEAD, b. abt. 1893

Marriage Notes for Joseph Henry ASHMEAD\Sarah KNIBBS:

From the Birmingham Mail, Saturday 17 May 1941:
GOLDEN WEDDINGS ASHMEAD—KNIBBS.— May 17, 1891, at Bishop Ryders, Gem Street, by the Rev. Dr. Gardener, Joseph Henry to Sarah.


Notes for Joseph Henry ASHMEAD:

Joseph appears aged 11 in the 1881 census for England and Wales, living at Woodcock Street 9 House 4 Court, Aston, Warwick with his parents and siblings

Joseph ASHMEAD Head M Male 40 Bgham Bricklayers Labour
Ann ASHMEAD Wife M Female 35 Bgham Bricklayers Wife
Ellen ASHMEAD Daur U Female 15 Bgham Nail Cutter
Fanny ASHMEAD Daur U Female 13 Bgham Scholar
Joseph ASHMEAD Son U Male 11 Bgham Scholar
Maria ASHMEAD Daur U Female 11 Bgham Scholar
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Joseph and Sarah appear in the 1901 census for England and Wales, living at 135 Barr St., Birmingham, Warwickshire
Joseph Ashmead, 31, Cycle Polisher, Warwick Birmingham
Sarah Ashmead, 29, Grocer Shopkeeper, Warwick Birmingham
Rose Ashmead, 8, Warwick Birmingham
James Knibbs, 13, adopted son, Warwick Birmingham
Clara Knibbs, 24, boarder, cycle chain maker, Warwick Birmingham
Caroline Knibbs, 16, boarder, Metal Button Presser, Warwick Birmingham
Frederick Lawley 34 boarder, Cycle Fitter, Warwick Birmingham
Mary A Lawley 34 boarder, Cycle Lamp Presser, Warwick, Birmingham

James is identified as an adopted son. He is in fact the younger brother of Joseph's wife Sarah Knibbs. His father died in 1891 and his mother in 1889.

Clara and Caroline Knibbs are sisters of Joseph's wife, Sarah.

Frederick Lawley was Joseph's brother-in-law, married to Sarah's sister, Mary.
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In 1911, we see Joseph living at the Globe Inn, 109-7 Camden Street, Birmingham, which was an hotel:
Joseph Ashmead Head 44 Married Publican Greaves Place Moland Warwickshire
Sarah Ashmead Wife 38 Married (20 years) Birmingham
Rose Ashmead Daughter 18 Single Barmaid Brewery Street Birmingham
James Knibbs Nephew 23 Single Jeweller Pritchet Street Birmingham

By 1911, Sarah had 2 children but only Rose Survived.
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Between 1920-1922, we see Joseph and Sarah living at 107/109 Camden Street, Birmingham, with Sarah's brother, Ewin Knibbs.
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Between 1925-1927, we see Joseoh and Sarah living at 119 Clevendon Road.
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In 1930, Joseph and Sarah were living at 35 Baker Street, Small Heath, Birmingham, with Sarah's brother Edwin.
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In 1939, Joseph and Sarah were living at 62 Ford Street, All Saints, Birmingham.

Sources for Joseph Henry ASHMEAD:

  1. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937,
  5. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Sarah KNIBBS:

Sources for Sarah KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 4Qtr1871 
  3. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  4. 1901 British Census,
  5. Freecen 1891 Cencus, FreeCEN - 1891 Census 

Notes for Rose ASHMEAD:

Sources for Rose ASHMEAD:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. 1911 British Census,