Frederick John KNIBBS, son of John Francis KNIBBS and Cecelia NORTH , was born bet. April and June, 1869 in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England. He married Mary Ann ORR bet. January and March, 1897 in Dalton-in-Furness, Lancashire, England. He died 28 January 1921 in Northrand, Germiston District, Gauteng, South Africa. Mary Ann ORR was born bet. April and June, 1875 in Allithwaite, Lancashire, England. She died 02 June 1926 in Johannesburg, Gauteng Province, South Africa.

Notes for Frederick John KNIBBS:

See Frederick's Military Attestation Paper from 1904.

Frederick enlisted to serve in the 3rd Battalion, Lancaster Regiment on 29 Dec, 1885 at the age of 17 years and 9 months. He was 5' 2½" tall, with sallow complexion, hazel eyes and dark brown hair. He had two moles on the right of his neck and a scar on his left eyebrow.

Frederick and Mary can be seen in the 1901 census for England and Wales living at 40 Quebec Street, Ulverston, Lancashire.
Frederick John Knibbs Head Mar 31 Landlord Of Inn & Shipyard Striker Buckingham Bucks
Mary Annie Knibbs Wife Mar 25 Lancs Allithwaite
Thomas Bowker Visitor Mar 39 General Labourer Lancs Liverpool
Jane Bowker Visitor Mar 35 Lancs Dalton in Furness
Eliza Bowker Visitor 8 Lancs Barrow in Furness

See Frederick's Death Notice.


Sources for Frederick John KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3., England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  4. South African Ancestry Records -,
  5. Death Certificate,
  6. 1901 British Census,
  7. Military Attestation Paper,

Notes for Mary Ann ORR:

See Mary's Death Notice.

Sources for Mary Ann ORR:

  1. FreeBMD, gave Ulverston District. 
  2. 1901 British Census,
  3. Death Certificate,