John KNIBBS, son of John KNIBBS and Rachel GRIMMET , was born bef. 23 October 1796 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. He married Catherine WRIGHT 03 January 1825 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. He died 15 August 1872 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. Catherine WRIGHT was born abt. 1792. She died bef. 24 September 1837.

Children of John KNIBBS and Catherine WRIGHT are:
1. John KNIBBS, b. 02 March 1826 See John KNIBBS & Amelia Ann BLODGETT
2. Ann KNIBBS, b. 22 March 1829 See George BRASHIER & Ann KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for John KNIBBS\Catherine WRIGHT:

Witnesses to the marriage were John Haynes, Mary Spencer and W L Bennet.

Other Marriages/Unions for John KNIBBS:

Notes for John KNIBBS:

John died in August 1872 aged 78 years.

The 1841 census for Central, South and East Oxfordshire shows John and his family living at Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.
John Knibbs 40
Ann Knibbs 30
Ann Knibbs 12
Clearly, Ann is the daughter of his first wife Catherine WRIGHT.
Also at Woodstock at the 1841 census is a John KNIBBS aged 13, but living at a different address with a non-Knibbs family. I suspect it was John Knibbs' son from his first wife Catherine.

John and his family are listed in the 1851 census for the Woodstock Union, living at Woodstock:
John Knibbs 53 Saddler Woodstock
Ann Knibbs 40 Woodstock
Eliza Knibbs 9 Woodstock
Harriet Knibbs 8 Woodstock
William Knibbs 5 Woodstock
James Knibbs 3 Woodstock
Henry Knibbs 1 Woodstock

John is listed in the History, Gazetteer and Directory of the Count of Oxford 1852, as a Saddler at Woodstock.

John is also listed in the 1871 census living at Back Lane, Woodstock with his wife and two of his children:
John Knibbs Head 77 Saddler & Harness Maker Woodstock Oxfordshire
Ann Knibbs Wife 55 Woodstock Oxfordshire
William Knibbs Son 25 Glove Cutter Leather Woodstock Oxfordshire
Mary Knibbs Dau 17 Glove Cutter Machinist

According to Jackson's Oxford Journal, John was saddler to "C" Troop, Oxford Yeomanry Corps for several years.

From Jackson's Oxford Journal (Oxford, England), Saturday, August 24, 1872;

Died.- Aug. 15 - at Woodstock, aged 78, Mr. John Knibbs, for may years saddler to the C. Troop O.Y.C.


Sources for John KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Woodstock,
  2. 1851 Census of Woodstock Union, Oxfordshire,
  3., England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  4. Jackson's Oxford Journal Archives,
  5. 1871 British Census,

Notes for Catherine WRIGHT:

Catherine died in September 1837 aged 45 years.

Sources for Catherine WRIGHT:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Woodstock,