John KNIBBS, son of John Francis KNIBBS and Cecelia NORTH , was born bet. April and June, 1874 in Askam-in-Furness, Lancashire, England. He married Margaret Ann FAWCETT bet. October and December, 1916 in Ulverston District, Cumbria, England. He died April 1934 in Lancashire, England. Margaret Ann FAWCETT was born 28 January 1885 in Pennington, Lancashire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of John KNIBBS and Margaret Ann FAWCETT are:
1. George KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1918
2. Margaret Cecilia KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1920 See William G ATKINSON & Margaret Cecilia KNIBBS
3. Madge KNIBBS, b. 19 October 1922 See John M KAVANAGH & Madge KNIBBS
4. Tom KNIBBS, b. 07 January 1929 See Tom KNIBBS & Margaret WHITEHEAD

Other Marriages/Unions for Margaret Ann FAWCETT:
See John WOODBURN & Margaret Ann FAWCETT


Notes for John KNIBBS:

John appears in the 1901 census living at Dalton-in-Furness.
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From Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer - 25 June 1903:
LOCAL DEPARTURES FOR AFRICA AND AUSTRALIA.—Per S.S. "Omba," on June 19th, via. London and Freemantle, Australia, Mr. Thomas Rodda. (Dalton). returning to Galgoorlie Gold Mines, after home holiday. Per R.M.S. 'Briton', June 20th, Mr. Isaac Bowker and Mr. Thomas Bowker (Dalton ), via. Southampton and Cape Town for the Transvaal. Per S. S. " Galician," June 20th. Mr. and Mrs. John Bewsher and daughter, (Dalton and Burnley), Messrs. James Parkinson, Thomas Sharp. Edward Williams, Robert Turner, (Dalton). Messrs. Septimus Proctor, John Knibbs, William Sewell, Thomas Woodburne, and Richard K. Woodhume, (Askam), and Mr. Ernest Benson. (Walney), besides many others who desire their names not to be published, all via. Southampton and Cape Town for the South African Gold Fields. The several bookings and through corridor carriage arrangements were made by Mr. Blake, of Dalton-in-Furness, who, we under, stand, has many ladies and families booking forward for sailings both to Africa and the United States of America.

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From Soulby's Ulverston Advertiser and General Intelligencer - 09 June 1904:
ACCIDENT.—This week Mr John Knibbs, of Askam, met with a painful accident to one of his eyes. Happily, however, the sight is uninjured.

Sources for John KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. 1901 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave Ulverston District 
  5. National Burial Index,
  6. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Margaret Ann FAWCETT:

In 1891, we see Margaret living at Cross A Moor, Trinkelt Cottages, Penington:
David Fawcett Head Mar 30 Iron Miner Lancashire Martin(>?)
Margaret Fawcett Wife Mar 30 Lancashire Bournside(?)
John Fawcett Son 10 Lancashire Pennington
Margaret A Fawcett Daur 6 Lancashire Pennington
James Fawcett Son 4 Lancashire Pennington
Joseph E Fawcett Son 2 Lancashire Pennington
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Margaret married John in 1916.
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We see Margaret living at 10 Main Road, Ulverston, Lancashire, at the time of the 1939 Register.
She was sharing the house with Son Tom Knibbs, 10, Daughter Madge Knibbs, 17, and son Fred Woodburn, 27.
Also living there was Harold Bolton, 24, General Shipyard Labourer.

Sources for Margaret Ann FAWCETT:

  1. GRO England & Wales,
  2. 1891 British Census,
  3. 1939 Register,

Notes for George KNIBBS:

Sources for George KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. National Burial Index,