William KNIBBS, son of Arthur Albert KNIBBS and Mary RICHARDSON , was born 22 August 1895 in Sheldon, Birmingham, Warwickshire, England. He married Martha Jane PHILLIPS 17 October 1927 in Pershore District, Worcestershire, England. He died 20 February 1981 in Saxtead, Suffolk, England. Martha Jane PHILLIPS was born 30 December 1892 in Pershore, Worcestershire, England. She died 30 March 1985 in Saxtead, Suffolk, England.


Children of William KNIBBS and Martha Jane PHILLIPS are:
1. Hilda Rosemary KNIBBS, b. Private See Charles Richard ELLIOTT & Hilda Rosemary KNIBBS

Marriage Notes for William KNIBBS\Martha Jane PHILLIPS:


Notes for William KNIBBS:

I'm told by Bill's daughter Hilda, that Bill lost an eye in WWI.

He was also a keen bee-keeper from the age of 18 years.
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We see William and Martha living at 7 Elmston Road, Meriden, Warwickshire, at the time of the 1939 Register.
Also at the address was Annie M Godrick.

Sources for William KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Hilda Knibbs,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. GRO England & Wales, GRO England & Wales gives Meriden District, 3Qtr1895 
  4. 1911 British Census,
  5. 1939 Register,

Notes for Martha Jane PHILLIPS:

Martha can be seen aged 8, living with her parents and siblings in 1901 living at Newlands, Holycross Pershore, Worcestershire:
William Phillips Head Mar 41 Journeyman Worcestershire Bucklehamdon(?)
Emma Phillips Wife Mar 41 Worcestershire Broughton Hacket
Arthur Phillips Son 15 General Domestic Worcestershire Pershore
Elizabeth Phillips 13 General Domestic.Servant Worcestershire Persho
Herbert Phillips Son 10 Worcestershire Pershore
Martha Phillips Daur 8 Worcestershire Pershore
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In 1911, Martha was living at 9 Summer Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham, Warwickshire:
William Phillips Head 53 Mar Cabinet Maker Hiockley Heath Warwickshire
Ellen Elizabeth Phillips Wife 50 Mar (25 years) Birmingham
Martha Jane Phillips Daur UnM 24 Dress Maker Birmingham
Joseph Phillips Son 23 UnM Drapers Salesman Birmingham
William Munro Boarder 40 UnM Wood Carver Aberdeen Scotland
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Martha married William Knibbs in 1927.

Sources for Martha Jane PHILLIPS:

  1. Personal Contact with Hilda Knibbs,