Henry KNIBBS, son of John KNIBBS and Ann WHITE , was born bef. 16 December 1849 in Woodstock District, Oxfordshire, England. He married Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP 25 November 1872 in Eynsham, Oxfordshire, England. He died 15 December 1878 in Kidlington, Oxfordshire, England. Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP was born bet. July and September, 1850 in Northleigh, Oxfordshire, England. She died bef. 22 July 1924 in Woodstock District, Oxfordshire, England.


Children of Henry KNIBBS and Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP are:
1. Henry Phillip KNIBBS, b. 25 October 1873 See Henry Phillip KNIBBS & Emily WALTON
2. Rosa Georgina KNIBBS, b. 10 January 1880 See William Henry MORLEY & Rosa Georgina KNIBBS
3. George William KNIBBS, b. 20 April 1875 See George William KNIBBS & Rosa Charlotte MORTON
4. Harriet Annie KNIBBS, b. bef. 03 September 1876 See Thomas Bayliss AXTELL & Harriet Annie KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for Henry KNIBBS\Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP:

Witnesses to the marriage were Selina Guy(?) and W Bricknell

Other Marriages/Unions for Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP:
See Charles Barrett PEASE & Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP


Notes for Henry KNIBBS:

Henry died aged 28 years. His cause of death was Apoplexy by a fall on the ice when sliding. He lived for 6 hours after the fall. The certificate was received from W W Robinson, Coroner for the Central District of Oxfordshire. Inquest was held on 18 December 1878.
Death was registered on 28th December 1878. Registrar William Henry Burden.
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From the Oxfordshire Telegraph - 25 December 1878:
OXFORD.
DEATH SLIDING AT KIDLINGTON. - An inquest was held at the Britannia, Kidlington, by W. W. Robinson, Esq., on Wednesday, December 18, on the body of Henry Knibbs, aged 28, coachman in the service of Mr. Joseph Rowland. The deceased on Sunday afternoon, Dec. 15, went to skate on the ice, but did not use his skates, About three o'clock he was sliding on the ice at ballast hole, near to the Oxford Canal, and fell. He got up without assistance, but complained to a companion that the fall had jarred him, and his head pained him. He was apparently not injured; began to slide again and left the ice about four o'clock and went home and took his tea. He did not tell his wife of his having had a fall. Between five and six the same evening he left his house with his little boy in his arms, and went to Mr. Rowland's house, where, after talking in the kitchen about half-an-hour be suddenly became very sick and vomited copiously. He got up to go home, but fell down on the kitchen floor. After being assisted he again commenced to go home, and, when in the garden, he again fell down, and was eventually taken home in a wheelbarrow. He never spoke in reply to questions, and remained unconscious until midnight, when he died. Mr. Parry, surgeon, was sent for, and found him in a dangerous state. He could not swallow, and appeared to be suffering from an attack of apoplexy; no marks of any outward injury were discovered. It was probable that the fall had caused congestion and effusion on the brain. The jury returned a verdict that death arose from apoplexy,caused by falling on ice. Deceased was quite sober, and a well conducted man. He leaves a wife and three children. The jury handed their fees to the widow.

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From the Reading Mercury - Saturday 28 December 1878:
DEATH FROM FALLING ON THE ICE AT K IDLINGTON.—Mr. W. W. Robinson, county coroner, held an inquest at the "Britannia," Kidlington, near Oxford, on Wednesday in last week, touching the death of Henry KNIBBS, aged 28, coachman, in the service of Mr. Joseph Rowland. The deceased, on Sunday afternoon was sliding on the ice of a ballast hole near to the Oxford Canal, when he fell. He got up without assistance but complained to a companion that the fall had jarred him and his head pained him. He began to slide again, and about four o'clock went home and took tea. He never told his wife of his having had a fall. Between five and six the same evening he went to Mr. Rowland's house, where, after talking in the kitchen about half an hour, be suddenly became very sick and fell down on the kitchen floor. He was taken home in a wheelbarrow. He remained unconscious until midnight, when he died. Mr. Parry, sur-geon, said no marks of any outward injury were discovered; it was probable that the fall had caused congestion and effusion on the brain. The jury returned a verdict that death arose from apoplexy, caused by falling on the ice.

Sources for Henry KNIBBS:

  1. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives 4Qtr1849 
  2. Death Certificate,
  3. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave Woodstock District 
  4. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Woodstock,
  5. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Kidlington,

Notes for Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP:

Please note that we are, as yet, uncertain about the true Christian name of Elizabeth's father. He's listed as Philip in the census returns, but, on the Kidlington PR for marriages when Elizabeth married Charles Pease, he was identified as William Bishop. If I had to choose between the two names I would go for Philip. Firstly, it's the name that appears most often, and secondly, Elizabeth and Henry Knibbs' first son was named Henry Philip.
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In 1841, we can see Elizabeth Bishop's father, Philip, living at Witney, Oxfordshire, England with whom we believe to be his mother mary Bishop and presumable his older sister, Elizabeth:
Mary Bishop 50
Elizabeth Bishop 20
Philip Bishop 15 born North Leigh, Wootton, Oxfordshire
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At the 1851 Census, Elizabeth's father Philip was still living at Northleigh, Witney, Oxfordshire but this time with his wife Elizabeth as well as two younger children, Mary Bishop aged 2 and Elizabeth Bishop, aged just 8 months:
Philip Bishop Head Mar 25 Agricultural Labourer Northleigh Oxfordshire
Elizabeth Bishop Wife Mar 25 Bucklington Oxfordshire
Mary Bishop Daur 2 Northleigh Oxfordshire
Elizabeth Bishop Daur 8 months Northleigh Oxfordshire
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In 1861 they were still living at Northleigh, Witney, Oxfordshire. Philip seems to have lost 2 years against his age and Elizabeth's mother had lost 4 years! There was no sign of Elizabeth older sister Mary, but there were then 5 chldren including Elizabeth:
Phillip Bishop Head Mar 33 Carter Norhtleigh Hailey Oxfordshire
Elizabeth Bishop Wife Mar 31 Bucklington Oxfordshire
Elizabeth Bishop Daur 10 Scholar Northleigh Oxfordshire
Emma Bishop Daur 9 Scholar Northleigh Oxfordshire
George Bishop Son 7 Northleigh Oxfordshire
Thomas Bishop Son 5 Northleigh Oxfordshire
Mark Bishop Son 1 Northleigh Oxfordshire
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Elizabeth married Henry Knibbs in 1872.
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Elizabeth is shown in the 1881 census for England and Wales living at Pri Ho Church Street with her son George, daughter Rosa and lodger William Elland:
Elizabeth KNIBBS Head Wid 30 Laundress Northleigh Oxford
George KNIBBS Son 5 scholar Kidlington Oxford
Rosa KNIBBS Daur 1 Kidlington Oxford
William ELLAND Boarder Wid 60 ag Lab Hampton Poyle Oxford

Elizabeth's husband Henry Knibbs had died in 1878. Interestingly, it can also be seen in the 1881 census that her older son Henry Phillip was living with his grandfather, Phillip Bishop at Stratfield Farm, Kidlington, Oxfordshire.
Phillip BISHOP Head Mar 55 Ag Lab Hailey Oxford
Henry KNIBBS Grandson 7 Scholar Kidlington Oxford

Also, her older daughter, Harriet Annie was living with her aunt Harriet Jane Albury (nee Knibbs) and her husband George Albury.
George H ALBURy Head Mar 30 Groom (ND) North Harnboro Hampshire
Harret J ALBURY Wife Mar 36 Machinist (Glove) Woodstock Oxford
Harriet A KNIBBS Niece 4 Kidlington Oxford
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Elizabeth married Charles Barrett Pease in 1884.
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She can be seen in the 1901 census as Elizabeth Sarah PEASE, still living at Kidlington, Oxfordshire. Her second husband died aged 52 years in 1892. There is however a son Ernest, aged 15 years listed with her.
Elizabeth S Pease Head Wid 50 Laundress Oxon Northleigh
Ernest J Pease Son 15 Railway Porter Oxon Kidlington
Cissy A A Bishop Neice UnM 14 Worker in Laundry Middlesex South Acton
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In 1911, Elizabeth was living at Church Street, Kidlington, Oxfordshiore:
Elizabeth Pease Head Wid 57 Laundress Northlkeigh Oxfordshire
Jane Woodward Cousin 17 UnM Laundry Maid Coombe Oxfordshire
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The Kidlington Parish Register shows Elizabeth died aged 73 in July 1924.

Sources for Elizabeth Sarah BISHOP:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Kidlington,
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave Witney District 
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 gave Q3 Woodstock District 
  5. 1901 British Census,
  6. 1911 British Census,