John HEMSLEY was born 09 July 1841 in Stoke Golding, Leicestershire, England. He married Sarah KNIBBS 25 December 1863 in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Sarah KNIBBS, daughter of Edward KNIBBS and Fanny BERRY , was born 1846 in Bedworth, Warwickshire, England. She died bef. 1901.


Children of John HEMSLEY and Sarah KNIBBS are:
1. Clara HEMSLEY, b. 15 May 1864 See ? & Clara HEMSLEY
2. George HEMSLEY, b. 14 March 1869
3. Thomas HEMSLEY, b. abt. 1871
4. Joseph HEMSLEY, b. abt. 1873
5. Alice HEMSLEY, b. abt. 1879 See David KNEEBONE & Alice HEMSLEY
6. Annis HEMSLEY, b. abt. 1882
7. Rachel HEMSLEY, b. bet. October and December, 1888

Notes for John HEMSLEY:

John and his family can be seen at 1881 aboard the vessel "Liffey" at West Bromwich, Staffordshire, England:
John Hemsley Mar 37 Steerer Stoke Golding Leicester
Sarah Hemsley Mar 33 Steerers Wife Buckingham Warwick
Clara Hemsley UnM 15 Assistant Boatman Tipton Stafford
Thomas Hemsley 10 Aston Warwick
Joseph Hemsley 8 Polesworth Warwick
Alice Hemsley 2 Napton Northampton
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John can also be seen in 1901 still living at Yarrows Yard, Market Street, Polesworth, Warwickshire:
John Hemsley Head Mar 56 Coal Wharf Man Warwick Stoke Golding
Thomas Hemsley Son UnM 30 Coal Wharf Man Warwick Gravely Hill
Annis Hemsley Daur UnM 19 Charwoman Warwick Bransom(?)
Rachel Hemsley UnM 12 Warwick Polesworth

John's daughter Clara was living in the next door house with her husband Thomas Charles Riley. John's son John was also living with them, and listed as their stepson. There is no sign of John's wife Sarah.

Sources for John HEMSLEY:

  1. Personal Contact with Deborah Kneebone,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1881 British Census,
  4. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Sarah KNIBBS:

I suspect that Sarah died before 1901. Her youngest son, John, was living with his sister Clara in 1901, and listed as her stepson. Whils he clearly wasn't her stepson, I'm assuming that he's been unofficially adopted by Clara and her husband.

Sources for Sarah KNIBBS:

  1. 1851 Census for Devon, Warwickshire & Norfolk,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1861 British Census,

Notes for George HEMSLEY:

Sources for George HEMSLEY:

  1. Personal Contact with Deborah Kneebone,

Notes for Thomas HEMSLEY:

Sources for Thomas HEMSLEY:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Deborah Kneebone,
  3. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Joseph HEMSLEY:

Sources for Joseph HEMSLEY:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. Personal Contact with Deborah Kneebone,

Notes for Annis HEMSLEY:

Sources for Annis HEMSLEY:

  1. Personal Contact with Deborah Kneebone,
  2. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Rachel HEMSLEY:

Sources for Rachel HEMSLEY:

  1. Personal Contact with Deborah Kneebone,
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Atherstone District