James KNIBBS, son of Richard KNIBBS and Caroline SUMNER , was born 09 April 1887 in Aston, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Ada Frances SCANDRETT bet. October and December, 1915 in Smethwick, Warwickshire, England. He died bet. January and March, 1959 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. Ada Frances SCANDRETT was born bet. July and September, 1891 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England. She died bet. January and March, 1920 in West Bromwich District, Staffordshire, England.


Marriage Notes for James KNIBBS\Ada Frances SCANDRETT:

They married at Smethwick, St Andrew.

Other Marriages/Unions for James KNIBBS:
See James KNIBBS & Winifred M WESTON


Notes for James KNIBBS:

James appears in the 1901 census aged 13, living at Birmingham, Warwickshire, England as the adopted son of his older sister Sarah and her husband Joseph Ashmead.
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
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James also appears with Sarah and Joseph Ashmead in 1911, listed as their nephew.
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
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We see James and Winnifred living at 103 Cherrywood Road, Birmingham, Warwickshire at the time of the 1939 Register, with their daughter Margaret and son Bernard.

Sources for James KNIBBS:

  1. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 2Qtr1887 
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  3. 1939 Register,

Notes for Ada Frances SCANDRETT:

in 1901, Ada was living at 123 Alston Street, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
William Scandrett Head Mar 32 Machine Fitter Birmingham
Ada Scandrett Wife Mar 32 Birmingham
Ada F Scandrett Daur 9 Birmingham
William Scandrett Son 8 Birmingham
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In 1911, they were living at 5 Roseberry Road, Smethwick, Worcestershire:
William H Scandrett Head 42 Mar Machine Fitter Warwickshire Biormingham
Ada Scandrett Wife 32 Mar (7 years) Warwickshire Biormingham
Ada Frances Scandrett Daur 19 UnM Baby Millinery
William H Sandrett Son 18 UnM Machine Fitter
Evelyn Scandrett Daur 3
Ivy Scandrett Daur 2
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Ada married James Knibbs in 1915.
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I believe it is this Ada who is buried at Handsworth Cemetery, Birmingham.

Sources for Ada Frances SCANDRETT:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  2. 1911 British Census,