John KNIBBS, son of John KNIBBS and Rachel GRIMMET , was born bef. 23 October 1796 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. He married Ann WHITE 31 October 1839 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. He died 15 August 1872 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. Ann WHITE was born 26 December 1817 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England. She died 04 November 1919 in Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England.

Children of John KNIBBS and Ann WHITE are:
1. Emma KNIBBS, b. bef. 03 September 1840
2. Eliza KNIBBS, b. bef. 07 November 1841 See Joseph William NEWPORT & Eliza KNIBBS
3. Harriet Jane KNIBBS, b. bef. 02 July 1843 See George Henry ALBURY & Harriet Jane KNIBBS
4. William KNIBBS, b. 10 January 1846 See William KNIBBS & Ellen DRINKWATER
5. James KNIBBS, b. bef. 09 April 1848 See James KNIBBS & Eliza GREENLAND
6. Henry KNIBBS, b. bef. 16 December 1849 See Henry KNIBBS & Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP
7. Sarah Ann KNIBBS, b. bef. 18 April 1852 See William Henry SKINNER & Sarah Ann KNIBBS
8. Mary KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1854 See ? & Mary KNIBBS OR William Charles ALBURY & Mary KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for John KNIBBS\Ann WHITE:

Witnesses to the marriage were Caleb Savage and Elizabeth Woodward.
John is identified in the marriage register as a widower.

Other Marriages/Unions for John KNIBBS:
See John KNIBBS & Catherine WRIGHT

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 Ann WHITE:

The Woodstock 1851 Census indicates that Ann was born at around 1817 in Woodstock.
The 1901 census indicates that Ann was born at around 1810/11, but we know from later evidence that her age as given in 1851 was incorrect. She died in 1919 at the fantastic age of 102 years.

The 1881 census shows Ann living at Back Lane, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England
Ann KNIBBS Head W Female 43 Woodstock, Oxford, England Charwoman
Mary KNIBBS Daur U Female 26 Woodstock, Oxford, England Machinist (Glove)
George KNIBBS Grandson Male 8 Woodstock, Oxford, England Scholar
(Note: George was the illegitimate son of Mary).

Once again, there was a huge discrepancy with Ann's age.

Ann appears in the 1891 census living at Back Lane, Woodstock, Oxfordshire, England:
Ann Knibbs Head W Age 71 Charwoman and employed

Ann is identified as aged 81 years, living at Woodstock, Oxfordshire in the 1901 census, Charwoman.

In 1911, Ann was living with her daughter, Mary Albury, at Woodstock, Oxfordshire:
Mary Albury Head 54 Wid Shopkeeper Woodstock Oxfordshire
Ann Knibbs Mother 94 Widow Woodstock Oxfordshire
Frederick Piffs Boarder 33 Fishmonger Bicester Oxfordshire

See Anne's Death Certificate

Sources for Ann WHITE:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Woodstock,
  2. 1851 Census of Woodstock Union, Oxfordshire,
  3. Personal Contact with Ian Turner, grandson of Leah Knibbs,
  4. Certificate,
  5. 1901 British Census,
  6. 1881 British Census,

Notes for Emma KNIBBS:

Emma died as an infant within a few days of her baptism.

Sources for Emma KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Woodstock,
  2. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 3Qtr1840.