Humphrey KNIBBS, son of Joseph KNIBBS and Elizabeth WEBB , was born bef. 12 May 1844 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. He married Eliza Maria ROSE 28 November 1874 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. He died bet. April and June, 1922 in Chipping Norton District, Oxfordshire, England. Eliza Maria ROSE was born bef. 04 June 1854 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. She died 11 November 1903 in Chipping Norton District, Oxfordshire, England.


Children of Humphrey KNIBBS and Eliza Maria ROSE are:
1. George KNIBBS, b. bet. January and March, 1875
2. Albert KNIBBS, b. 06 May 1877 See Albert KNIBBS & Alice Maude HUNT OR Albert KNIBBS & Maude Louise ECKFORD
3. Sarah Georgina Knibbs ROSE, b. bet. July and September, 1873 See Albert William TURVEY & Sarah Georgina Knibbs ROSE

Marriage Notes for Humphrey KNIBBS\Eliza Maria ROSE:

Witnesses to marriage were William Venville and Mary Rose.

Mary was a "full age" spinster, daughter of William, labourer. Humphrey was a "full age" bachelor. Both were from the Swerford parish.

Other Marriages/Unions for Humphrey KNIBBS:
See Humphrey KNIBBS & Elizabeth LINDSEY


Notes for Humphrey KNIBBS:

Interestingly, Banns were read at Swerford in July 1870 for a marriage between Humphrey Knibbs and Hannah Hancox. There is no known marriage for Humphrey and Hannah, so the suspicion is that for one reason or another, it didn't take place.
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The 1881 census shows Humphrey living at Swerford, Oxfordshire, England
Humphry Knibbs Head M 36 Ag Labourer Swerford
Eliza Knibbs Wife M 27 Swerford
Sarah Rose Daur 7 Scholar Swerford
Albert Knibbs Son 4 Scholar Swerford
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The 1891 census for Oxfordshire and North Berkshire shows Humphrey living at Swerford, Oxfordshire with his wife and younger son:
Humphry Knibbs Head Mar 46 Agric Labourer Oxon Swerford
Eliza Knibbs Wife M 36 Oxon Swerford
Albert Knibbs Son S 14 Agric Labourer Oxon Swerford
William Rose Father in Law Widr 75 Agric Labourer Oxon Swerford
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Humphrey is seen as aged 58 years, and living at West End, Swerford with his wife Eliza (47) at the 1901 census.
Humphry Knibbs Head Mar 58 Stonemasons Labourer Oxon Swerford
Eliza Knibbs Wife Mar 47 Oxon Swerford
William Rose Father in Law Widr 86 Fram Labourer Oxon Swerford
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In 1911, he can be seen living at Great Tew, Enstone with his wife and grandson:
Humphrey Knibbs Head Married 66 Roadman Labourer Swerford Enstone Oxon
Elizabeth Knibbs Wife Married (5 years) 55 Great Tew Enstone Oxon
George Knibbs Grandson 14 Farm Labourer Swerford Oxon

The census shows that Humphry and Elizabeth had no children. George was the son of Humphrey's daughter Sarah Georgina, from his first marriage.

Sources for Humphrey KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales give 2Qtr1844 
  3. 1861 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  5. 1881 British Census,
  6. 1871 British Census,
  7. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Eliza Maria ROSE:

Eliza's father was William Rose, a labourer.
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We see her family in 1861, living at Swerford, Oxfordshire:
William Rose Head Mar 43 Ag Lab Bucks Little Linford
Dinah Rose Wife Mar 37 Oxfordsh Swerford
Sarah Rose Daur 14 Oxfordsh Swerford
Richard Rose Son 12 Scholar Oxfordsh Swerford
Ann Rose Daur 10 Scholar Oxfordsh Swerford
Eliza Rose Daur 6 Oxfordsh Swerford
William Rose Son 4 Oxfordsh Swerford
Mary Rose Daur 2 Oxfordsh Swerford
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Eliza married Humphrey Knibbs in 1874.

Sources for Eliza Maria ROSE:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 gave middle Christian name 

Notes for George KNIBBS:

Sources for George KNIBBS:

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