William Sydney HEATH was born abt. 1865 in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England. He married Ada KNIBBS 31 October 1892 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He died bet. April and June, 1914 in Kings Norton District, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. Ada KNIBBS, daughter of Joseph KNIBBS and Eliza GREEN , was born bet. July and September, 1873 in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. She died bet. July and September, 1932 in Birmingham District, Warwickshire, England.


Children of William Sydney HEATH and Ada KNIBBS are:
1. Edith M HEATH, b. abt. 1896
2. Ada F HEATH, b. abt. 1900
3. Beatrice Lilly HEATH, b. abt. 1894

Marriage Notes for William Sydney HEATH\Ada KNIBBS:

FreeBMD has the following potential husbands for Ada:
FLETCHER Robert William
HEATH William Sydney
JELFS Joseph Henry
OLIVER Albert

However, looking at the 1901 census, HEATH was the only surname of the four where I could find a William S. and an Ada living together.


Notes for William Sydney HEATH:

I understand from a descendant of his, that William was the son of William Sydney Heath.

I do wonder if it is him we see in 1891, living with his uncle Walter Heath at Broadmore Green, Worcestershire:
Walter Heath Head Mar 55 Gardener Gloucestershire Dursley
Louisa Heath Wife Mar 56 Laundress Gloucestershire Powick
Louisa Heath Daur UnM 15 Scholar Gloucestershire Gloucester
Sidney Heath Nephew UnM 25 Army Reserve Man Late of Duke of Cornwalls Regt Gloucestershire Bristol
Sidney Heath Grandson 14 Gloucestershire Dursley
Lewis Bastall Grandson 14 Worcestershire St Johns
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William and Ada can be seen living at 15 Courtt 1 House Bissell St., Birmingham with three children in 1901:
William S Heath Head Mar 36 Telephone Wire Fitter Gloucester Bristol
Ada Heath Wife Mar 27 Warwick Birmingham
Lilly Heath Daur 7 Warwick Birmingham
Edith M Heath Daur 5 Stafford Wolverhampton
Ada F Heath 1 Warwick Birmingham
George Warner Brother in Law Mar 38 Carter Coal Trade Warwick Birmingham
Annie Warner Niece 11 Warwick Birmingham
Elizabeth Warner Niece 9 Warwick Birmingham

George Warner was the husband of Ada Heath's older sister Annie who died in 1896, shortly after they married.
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In 1911, William gave his second name opf Sydney in the census return. The family were living at 5 Frank Street, Leadwell Heath, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
Sydney Heath Head 45 Married telephone Wireman Worcester
Ada Heath Wife 37 Married (18 years) Birmingham
Lily Heath Daughter 17 Single Cardboard Box Maker Birmingham
Edith Heath Daughjter 15 Single Machinist Pinafore Wolverhampton
Ada Heath Daughter 11 School Birmingham

We see from the census that Ada had 4 children but only 3 survived.

Sources for William Sydney HEATH:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Ada KNIBBS:

Ada can be seen at the 1891 census living as a boarder at the following address in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England.
Lower Hurst St,1,Elizabeth Sears,Head,W,,38,Tailoress,Employed,Clifton Warwickshire,,
,,,William Thos. Sears,Son,,11,,Scholar,,Birmingham Warwickshire,,
,,,Lizzie Foley,Visitr,M,,30,Living On Her Own Means,,Rowley Regis Staffordshire,,
,,,Ada Knibbs,Boardr,S,,18,Paper Bag Maker,Employed,Birmingham Warwickshire,,
,,,Elizabeth Hickman,Visitr,S,,24,General Servant,,Wordsley Staffordshire,,
,,,Annie Boughton,Boardr,S,,19,Tailoress,Employed,Rushall Staffordshire,,

Sources for Ada KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Alexander Knibbs,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  4. Warwickshire Ancestors Project - 1891,

Notes for Edith M HEATH:

Sources for Edith M HEATH:

  1. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Ada F HEATH:

Sources for Ada F HEATH:

  1. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Beatrice Lilly HEATH:

I understand that Beatrice married a man named George Joseph Hughes in q1/1915 in Kings Norton District of Birmingham. They had two sons Sydney George b.1916, and Alan b.1929.

Beatrice died aged 73.

Sources for Beatrice Lilly HEATH:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1911 British Census,