Norman Owen KNIBBS, son of Henry Edward KNIBBS and Emily Newton WICKS , was born February 1902 in East London, Cape Province, South Africa. He married Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS 12 January 1931 in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa. He died 20 October 1958 in Unknown Location, South Africa. Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS was born 28 May 1901 in England. She died bet. 1970 and 1980.

Children of Norman Owen KNIBBS and Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS are:
1. Cynthia Irene KNIBBS, b. Private See Noel SINCLAIR-THOMPSON & Cynthia Irene KNIBBS

Marriage/Union Events for Norman Owen KNIBBS\Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS:

Marriage Notes for Norman Owen KNIBBS\Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS:

See Norman's Marriage Certificate

Other Marriages/Unions for Norman Owen KNIBBS:
See Norman Owen KNIBBS & Eunice Sybil HASTIE OR Norman Owen KNIBBS & Adeline GLASSER

Other Marriages/Unions for Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS:
See Jock WARNER & Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS

Notes for Norman Owen KNIBBS:

Norman's date of birth was provided by Natascha. The place of birth is given in the South African National Archives.

We can see on 2 Oct 1908, Norman, his mother and four of his siblings sailed from London to the port of East London, South Africa aboard the ship GALEKA of The Union Castle Mail Steamship Company. They travelled 2nd Class:
Mrs E Knibbs 45
Mstr A R Knibbs 16
Mstr H Knibbs 13
Miss M Knibbs 7
Mstr N Knibbs 5
Miss I Knibbs 21

Understood from data from his nephew, Mike Scott-Williams, that Norman divorced Dorothy (Dolly) in 1952, but kept in touch with his parents. Norman and Mike's Dad sailed down the coast on the SS Boissevain in the late 40's on a quest for better farming land in the Cape.

Sources for Norman Owen KNIBBS:

  1. Cape Archives Death Notice, for Henry Edward Knibbs 
  2. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),
  3. Personal Contact with Natasha Hartlett-Von Aulock,
  4. Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers 1801-2004,

Notes for Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS:

Also known as: Dolly

Dorothy was the daughter of Charles Beresford Scott-Williams and his wife Marie Augusta Altenkirch. Charles was a Schoolmaster.

See Dorothy's Baptism entry.


Understood from data from her nephew, Mike Scott-Williams, that Dorothy was somewhat of a character, she became an alcoholic, and was sent to Komani Hospital near Queenstown in early 1946. All contact with her was lost until 1974. She must have died in the late 1970's as no record of her presence at the hospital could be found in the early 1980's.

This is supported to a certain degree by an entry in the South African National Archive referring to the estate papers of Dorothe Knibbs in 1945, with the remarks "Mental Patient"

Sources for Dorothy Cecelia SCOTT-WILLIAMS:

  1. South African National Archives (NAAIRS),
  2. Marriage Certificate, gave location