Albert KNIBBS, son of Humphrey KNIBBS and Eliza Maria ROSE , was born 06 May 1877 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. He married Maude Louise ECKFORD bet. January and March, 1946 in Hammersmith District, London, Middlesex, England. He died bet. October and December, 1957 in Hammersmith District, London, Middlesex, England. Maude Louise ECKFORD was born abt. 1886 in London, Middlesex, England. She died bet. October and December, 1965 in Hammersmith District, London, England.

Other Marriages/Unions for Albert KNIBBS:
See Albert KNIBBS & Alice Maude HUNT

Other Marriages/Unions for Maude Louise ECKFORD:
See Frederick James COWHAM & Maude Louise ECKFORD


Notes for Albert KNIBBS:

It's probably Albert listed in the 1901 census as Alfred, age 24 from Swerford, Oxfordshire, living in Covent Garden, London, working as a Police Constable. There was certainly no Alfred born in Swerford that year or even close to it. He and several other police Constables were listed as living at Bow Street Police Station.
Alfred Knibbs Serv UnM 24 Police Constable Oxon Swerford
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In 1911, Albert was living at Queen Adelaide Shops, 416 Uxbridge Road, Hammersmith, London, Middlesex:
Albert Knibbs Head 34 Married Policeman MetropoletanSwerford Oxford
Alice Maude Knibbs Wife 36 Married (6 years) Waltham Green London
Albert John Knibbs Son 5 School Fulham
Stanley George Richard Knibbs Son 3 Isleworth

Alice had had 2 children and both survived.
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I discovered from a London Metropolitan Police database that Albert's number was PC 309, Warrant Number 86712. He appears to have joined the Bow Street Division of the Metropolitan Police on 17 September 1900. On 22 July 1902, he transferred to the Hammersmith Division. His number appears to have changed to PC 692 at some point, possibly when he transferred from Bow Street to Hammersmith. He then receives an annual pay rise every year up to 1908. There was a Disciplinary hearing on 10 August 1917 in which he was named, but not sure what, if anything, he'd done wrong.

He was given two more pay rises in August 1918 and September 1922 and eventually, he was Pensioned off on 20 September 1926 aged 49 years:

Date Warrant 1st name Last name Rank Number Division Reason PO Date
17/09/1900 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC 309 E JOINED
17/09/1900 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC 309 E JOINED
28/09/1901 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC E PAY INCREASE
22/07/1902 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC 309 E To 773 T 23/07/1902
27/09/1902 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
26/09/1903 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
24/09/1904 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
23/09/1905 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
22/09/1906 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
28/09/1907 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
26/09/1908 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
10/08/1917 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC 692 T DISCIPLINARY
24/08/1918 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC TA PAY INCREASE
22/09/1922 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC T PAY INCREASE
20/09/1926 86712 ALBERT KNIBBS PC 692 T PENSIONED 19/09/1926

We can see from these entries that he was a member of the London Metropolitan Police Force between 1900 and 1926.


See Albert's Police Pension details

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We see Albert and Alice with sons Albert and Stanley living in the Hammersmith District of London at the time of the 1939 Register.

Sources for Albert KNIBBS:

  1. 1891 Census for Oxfordshire & North Berkshire,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 1Qtr1877 
  3. Satchwell.FTW, Date of Import: Nov 4, 2000
  4. Ancestry.com,
  5. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  6. 1901 British Census,
  7. www.policeorders.co.uk,
  8. 1911 British Census,
  9. 1891 British Census,
  10. 1939 Register,

Notes for Maude Louise ECKFORD:

I believe it's this Maud we see in 1891, living with her parents at 47 Delhi Street, Islington, London:
Charles Eckford Head Mar 26 Engine Driver Suffolk Bury St Edmunds
Emma Eckford Wife Mar 26 Essex Manningtree
Maud Eckford Daur 4 London Canning Town
Charles Eckford Son 2 London Islington
George Eckford Son 1 London Islington
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Her family were living at 176 Copenhagen Street, Islington, London in 1901, but Maude didn't appear to be with them, so may well have gone into service somewhere.
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In 1911, we can see Maude living at 18 Queens Gate Gardens, Kensington working in the household of a man named Harry Kahn:
Maud Louise Eckford Servant UnM 25 1886 Cook London Final Basin E Resident
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It's given that Maude died aged 80.

Sources for Maude Louise ECKFORD:

  1. 1911 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,