Henry WEST was born abt. 1825 in Dunthrop, Oxfordshire, England. He married Martha KNIBBS bet. October and December, 1860 in Chipping Norton District, Oxfordshire, England. He died bet. April and June, 1888 in Chipping Norton District, Oxfordshire, England. Martha KNIBBS, daughter of Joseph KNIBBS and Elizabeth WEBB , was born March 1838 in Stratford-upon-Avon District, Warwickshire, England. She died bet. October and December, 1907 in Chipping Norton District, Oxfordshire, England.


Children of Henry WEST and Martha KNIBBS are:
1. Louisa WEST, b. bet. April and June, 1867
2. Wilfred WEST, b. bet. October and December, 1870
3. Ellen WEST, b. bet. April and June, 1873
4. Harry WEST, b. bet. April and June, 1877
5. Edith M WEST, b. bet. October and December, 1879
6. Emily Charlotte WEST, b. bet. July and September, 1861

Notes for Henry WEST:

In 1861, we see the newly married couple Henry and Martha living at Heythrop, Oxfordshire:
Henry West Head Mar 36 Ag Lab Heythrop Oxon
Martha West Wife Mar 23 Warwick Snitterfield
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In 1871, they were still at Heythrop, Oxfordshire:
Henry West Head Mar 46 Ag Lab Oxford Dunthrop
Martha West Wife Mar 32 Warwick Snitterfield
Emily C West Daur 9 Scholar Oxford Dunthrop
Louisa West Daur 3 Oxford Dunthrop
Wilfred West Son 5 Mnth Oxford Dunthrop
George West Nephew UnM 27 Oxford Dunthrop
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Henry can be seen at the 1881 census living at Heythrop Cottages No 3, Heythrop, Oxfordshire, England with his wife Martha and 5 children:
Henry West Mar 56 General Labourer Oxon Dunthrop
Martha West Mar 42 Warwick Snitterfield
Louisa West Daur 13 Scholar Oxon Dunthrop
Wilfred West Son 10 Scholar Oxon Dunthrop
Ellen West Daur 7 Scholar Oxon Dunthrop
Harry West Son 3 Scholar Oxon Heythrop
Edith M West Daur 1 Oxon Heythrop
James Gowing Lodger Mar 45 Fitter Norfolk Mul Barton
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Henry died in 1888 aged just 65.

Sources for Henry WEST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. 1861 British Census,

Notes for Martha KNIBBS:

In 1891, we see Martha, widowed, and living at Heythrop Cottages, Heythrop, Oxfordshire:
Martha West Head Wid 53 Warwick Snitterfield
Wilfred West Son Single 20 Farm Labourer Oxfordsh Dunthrop
Matilda West Daur 16 Oxfordsh Dunthrop
Harry West Son 13 Farm Boy Oxfordsh Heythrop
Edith M West Daur 11 Scholar Oxfordsh Heythrop
Joseph Knibbs Father Widr 78 Formerly Agricultural Labourer Oxfordsh Swerford
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Martha and 4 of her children can be seen living in the parish of Heythrop with Dunthrop, Oxfordshire, England at the time of the 1901 census return:
Wilfred West Head S 30 Woodmans Labourer Oxon Dunthrop
Martha West Mother Wid 63 Warwicks Snitterfield
Ellen West Sister S 27 Oxon Dunthrop
Harry West Brother S 23 Gardeners Labourer Oxon Haythrop
Edith M West Sister S Housemaid Domestic Oxon Heythrop
Cyril West Nephew 6
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Martha died aged 70 years.

Sources for Martha KNIBBS:

  1. 1851 Census for Oxfordshire and North Berkshire,
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave Stratford on Avon District 
  4. FreeBMD,
  5. Ancestry.com. - Warwickshire, England, Baptisms, 1813-1910,

Notes for Louisa WEST:

Sources for Louisa WEST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave Chipping Norton District 

Notes for Wilfred WEST:

Sources for Wilfred WEST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave Chipping Norton District 
  3. 1901 British Census,
  4. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Ellen WEST:

Sources for Ellen WEST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave Chipping Norton District 

Notes for Harry WEST:

Sources for Harry WEST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave Chipping Norton District 
  3. 1901 British Census,
  4. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Edith M WEST:

Sources for Edith M WEST:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave Chipping Norton District 
  3. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Emily Charlotte WEST:

Sources for Emily Charlotte WEST:

  1. 1871 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,