Benjamin KNIBBS, son of Joseph KNIBBS and Elizabeth WEBB , was born bef. 03 April 1842 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. He married Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS 01 June 1868 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. He died 06 October 1869 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS, daughter of John ANNIS and Hannah PRATT , was born bef. 08 September 1839 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. She died bet. July and September, 1884 in Banbury District, Oxfordshire, England.


Children of Benjamin KNIBBS and Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS are:
1. John KNIBBS, b. bef. 25 July 1869
2. Frederick INNIS, b. bet. October and December, 1859 See Frederick INNIS & Rosena AYRES

Marriage Notes for Benjamin KNIBBS\Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS:

Witnesses to the marriage were William and Martha West.

Benjamin was a 26 year old bachelor and Lucy, a 29 year old spinster, both from Swerford parish.

Other Marriages/Unions for Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS:
See ? & Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS OR George PAINTIN & Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS OR Edward WALDEN & Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS


Notes for Benjamin KNIBBS:

Benjamin died aged just 27, and just over a year after he married Lucy.
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Oxford Chronicle and Reading Gazette - Saturday 16 October 1869:
Chipping Norton. Doed:
Oct 6,at Sweford age Benjamin Knibbs, age 27.

Sources for Benjamin KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 1Qtr1842 
  3. 1861 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 

Notes for Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS:

Lucy's parents were John (1790-1868), a labourer and Hannah Pratt (1800-1866). In 1841, we see them living at Chapel Row, Swerford:
John Annis 50 Ag Lab
Hannah Annis 40
William Annis 17 Ag Lab
Mary Annis 15
Georg Annis 12
Rachel Annis 8
Lucy Annis 1
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In 1851, the family were still living at Swerford, Oxfordshire:
John Annis Head Mar 61 Ag Lab Oxon Enstone
Hannah Annis Wife Mar 51 Northampton Greatworth
Lucy Annis Daur 11 Scholar Oxon Swerford
Elija Annis Son 7 Oxon Swerford
Jane Lovegrove Lodger 5 Scholar Oxon Swerford

I'm not sure of the history behind Jane Lovegrove. She's listed as a lodger in 1851 and 1861.
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The 1861 census shows the following at Swerford, Chipping Norton District, Oxfordshire, England
John Annis Head Mar 73 Ag Lab Oxon Enstone
Hannah Annis Wife Mar 60 Cook Domestic Servant Northamptonshire Greatworth
Lucy Annis Daur UnM 22 Oxon Swerford
Frederick Annis Grandson 1 Oxon Swerford
Jane Lovegrove Boarder UnM 16 Oxon Swerford

In the house next door were William Knibbs and his family. William was the 1st cousin of Lucy's future husband, Benjamin Knibbs.
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Lucy married Benjamin Knibbs in 1868.
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The 1871 census shows Lucy living at Swerford with her son Frederic. Her husband Benjamin had died in 1869.
Lucy E Knibbs Head Wid 29 Charwoman Oxon Swerford
Frederic Knibbs Son 12 Ag Lab Oxon Swerford

In the house next door were William Knibbs and his family. William was the 1st cousin of Lucy's husband Benjamin.

Sources for Lucy Elizabeth ANNIS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  3. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Wiggington,
  4. 1871 British Census,

Notes for John KNIBBS:

From the Oxford Times, Saturday 07 May 1870:
DEATHS.
KNIBBS. —April 30. at Swerford, John, infant son of Mr. Benjamin Knibbs, aged 10 months.

Sources for John KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 3Qtr1869 
  3. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983