Albert KNIBBS, son of Anthony KNIBBS and Mary VEASEY , was born 11 August 1871 in Aston District, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Sarah CHINN 18 February 1895 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Sarah CHINN was born 14 March 1871 in Kings Heath, Worcestershire, England. She died 06 February 1949 in Bidford-on-Avon, Warwickshire, England.

Children of Albert KNIBBS and Sarah CHINN are:
1. George Albert KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1898

Marriage Notes for Albert KNIBBS\Sarah CHINN:

Notes for Albert KNIBBS:

Albert can be seen in 1891 living at 5 Dart Street, Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire England, lodging with a man named Richard Bird and his family:
Albert Knibbs Lodger 19 Stone Mason Birmingham

Albert married Sarah in 1895.

Albert appears in the 1901 census for England and Wales living at 1 Albert Terrace, Herbert Road, Aston, Birmingham:
Albert Kribbs 29 Stone Mason Warwick Aston
Sarah Kribbs 30 Worcester Kings Heath
Albert Kribbs 2 Birmingham

Albert and Sarah can be seenin 1911 living in 198 Herbert Road, Small Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
Albert Knibbs Head 39 Married Stone Mason Building Trade Warwickshire Birmingham
Sarah Knibbs Wife 40 Married (16 years) Warwickshire Birmingham
Albert George Knibbs Son 12 Warwickshire Birmingham

The census confirms that they had just the one child before 1911.

We see Albert and Sarah living at The Anchorage, High Street, Alcester, Warwickshire, at the time of the 1939 Register.
Charles Vincent 09 Sep 1880 Market Gardener Own Account Single
Maud J Vincent ? ? 1903 Unpaid Household Duties Married
Albert Knibbs 11 Aug 1871 None Married
Sarah Knibbs 14 Mar 1871 Unpaid Household Duties Married

Sources for Albert KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3., England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  4. 1939 Register,
  5. 1891 British Census,
  6. 1901 British Census,
  7. 1911 British Census,
  8. - Birmingham, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1937,

Notes for Sarah CHINN:

Sarah can be seen aged 10 years, living at Back Of 22 White Street, Kings Norton, Worcester, England in the 1881 census.
Mary Ann Chinn Head Wid 46 Laundress Northfield Worcester
Richard Chinn Son 15 Kings Norton Worcester
Sarah Chinn Daur 10 Scholar Kings Norton Worcester
Joseph Chinn Son 8 Scholar Kings Norton Worceste
Louisa Chinn Daur 6 Scholar Kings Norton Worceste
Ellen Chinn Daur 4 Scholar Kings Norton Worcester

In 1891, we see Sarah living with her widowed mother at 5 Bk, 21 White Street, Kings Norton, Worcester:
Mary a Chin Head Wid 46 Home Worcestershire Northfield
Richard Chin Son UnM 25 Labourer Worcestershire Kings Norton
Henry Chin Son UnM 22 Labourer Worcestershire Kings Norton
Sarah Chin Daur 20 Dressmaker Worcestershire Kings Norton
Joseph Chin Son 16 Home Worcestershire Kings Norton
James Chin Brother-in-law 53 Painter Worcestershire Kings Norton

Sarah married Albert Knibbs in 1895.

In 1901, we see Sarah's mother and siblings living at 4 Lime Grove, Balsall Heath, Birmingham:
Mary A Chinn Head Wid 67 Northfield Worcerstershire
Joseph Chinn Son UnM 28 Wine Drawer Kings Heath Worcestershire
Louisa Chinn Daur Mar 26 Kings Heath Worcestershire
Ellen Chinn Daur 24 UnM Wrapper Cycle Warehouse Kings Heath Worcestershire
George Corbett Grandson 3 Kings Heath Worcestershire

I'm guessing that George was the son of Sarah's sister Louisa.

Knibbs Sarah of Twyford Victoria-road Bidford-on-Avon Warwickshire (wife of Albert Knibbs) died 6 February 1949 Administration Birmingham 25 May to the said Albert Knibbs monumental mason. Effects £660 17s. 3d.

Sources for Sarah CHINN:

  1. Unconfirmed by me personally,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3., England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave Kings Norton District 
  4. 1939 Register,
  5. 1891 British Census,

Notes for George Albert KNIBBS:

Also known as: Albert George

George Albert KNIBBS
No: 27208
1st Battalion, Dorsetshire Regiment
killed in action on
Tuesday, 17th July 1917.
Age 19

Theatre of War: France & Flanders
Memorial: NIEWPOORT MEMORIAL, Nieuwpoort, West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
Panel No:

Additional Information: Son of Albert and Sarah Knibbs, of 1, Chapman Rd., Small Heath, Birmingham.
Born: Birmingham, Warwickshire
Enlisted: Birmingham

Whilst we won't know for sure precisely how or where Albert died, from the date of his death, my best guess is that he died at the beginning of the third major battle of Ypres, also known as the Battle of Passchendaele, which took place between July and November, 1917.

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at Find A Grave web site for recording the details, in memory of George.

Sources for George Albert KNIBBS:

  1. GRO England & Wales,
  2. Commonwealth War Graves Commission,
  3. 1901 British Census,
  4., England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 as Albert George, Aston District