John Alan KNIBBS, son of James KNIBBS and Fanny May THOMPSON , was born 05 February 1902 in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa. He married Cora Kathleen WAITE 16 March 1925 in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa. He died 1972. Cora Kathleen WAITE was born abt. 1903 in King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa. She died 1980 in Cape Province, South Africa.


Children of John Alan KNIBBS and Cora Kathleen WAITE are:
1. Natalie KNIBBS, b. Private See ? RHOODIE & Natalie KNIBBS
2. May KNIBBS, b. Private
3. James KNIBBS, b. Private
4. Erene Bird KNIBBS, b. 26 September 1929

Marriage Notes for John Alan KNIBBS\Cora Kathleen WAITE:

Marriages performed by the resident magistrate of King Williams Town
Western Cape Archives 1/KWT 8/2/1/7

No 2/25
16 March 1925
John Alan KNIBBS, 23 years, born Cape Colony, bachelor, factory foreman, of 33 Durban Street, KWT
Cora Kathleen WAITE, 22 years, born Cape Province, spinster, household duties, of 17 McKinnon Street, KWT


Notes for John Alan KNIBBS:

Also known as: Alan

I came across the baptism record for John amongst details of other baptisms in the Eastern Cape, specifically King Williams Town, Queenstown and Winderberg:

Knibbs John Allan, born Feb 5 1902, baptised Mar 24 1902.
His father was James, a Saddler, and his mother Fanny May.
He was baptised at King Williams Town Church of Holy Trinity in Parish of King Williams Town
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John was only 20 years old when his father died, and is listed in his father's death notice as a 'minor'.
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In 1951 we can see John living at 31 Durban Road, King William's Town, Cape Province, South Africa.
Knibbs & Collins, (Prop. J.A. Knibbs) Border Coffee Factory, Coffee Manufacturers, 31 Durban Street, King William's Town.

Sources for John Alan KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  2. Cape Archives Death Notice, MOOC 192200006/9/2302 Ref: 1488 
  3. Cremation Register, Cambridge Crematorium, East London,

Notes for Cora Kathleen WAITE:

Also known as: Kathleen

Sources for Cora Kathleen WAITE:

  1. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  2. Cremation Register, Cambridge Crematorium, East London,

Notes for May KNIBBS:


Notes for James KNIBBS:


Notes for Erene Bird KNIBBS:

Our gratitude goes to the members and volunteers at the eGGSA Branch of The Genealogical Society of South African for recording the details on their web site in memory of Erene.

Erene is buried at King William's Town main cemetery.

Sources for Erene Bird KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Anne Evans, S.A.,
  2. Headstone,