Alfred WAKEFIELD was born bef. 03 May 1853 in Odd Rode, Cheshire, England. He married Fanny KNIBBS 28 September 1873 in Christchurch, Staffordshire, England. He died UNKNOWN. Fanny KNIBBS, daughter of Richard Bignell KNIBBS and Mary NEAL , was born abt. 1855 in Coventry, Warwickshire, England. She died UNKNOWN.


Children of Alfred WAKEFIELD and Fanny KNIBBS are:
1. James Henry WAKEFIELD, b. bef. 12 September 1877
2. Mary Elizabeth WAKEFIELD, b. bef. 21 May 1879
3. Agnes Beatrice WAKEFIELD, b. bef. 22 October 1882
4. Edwin Richard WAKEFIELD, b. bet. April and June, 1889 See Edwin Richard WAKEFIELD & UNKNOWN
5. Arthur Thomas WAKEFIELD, b. bet. April and June, 1885
6. Alice Ann WAKEFIELD, b. bet. October and December, 1891
7. Harry Orlando WAKEFIELD, b. bet. January and March, 1894

Marriage Notes for Alfred WAKEFIELD\Fanny KNIBBS:

The marriage took place at the ParishChurch, Christchurch, Tunstall in the county of Staffordshire, England, and was witnessed by Emily and James Dewis. Alfred's father is given as Thomas Wakefield, Boatman. Fanny's father is not named but simply given as "deceased".

The Dewis's were also canal boat people.


Notes for Alfred WAKEFIELD:

The first we see of Alfred was in 1861 when he was living with his parents and siblings at Hale Green, Congleton, Cheshire:
Thomas Wakefield Head Mar 31 Cheshire Odd Rode
Elizabeth Wakefield Wife Mar 30 Cheshire Middlewich
James Wakefield Son 9 Scholar Cheshire Odd Rode
Alfred Wakefield Son 8 Scholar Cheshire Odd Rode
Sarah Jane Wakefield Daur 6 Scholar Staffordshire Wolstanton
Edwin Wakefiled Son 2 Cheshire Odd Rode
__________

In 1871, the family was still living at Hale Green, Congleton, Cheshire:
Thomas Wakefield Head Mar 40 Boatman Cheshire Lawton
Elizabeth Wakefield Wife Mar 40 Cheshire Lawton
Thomas Wakefield Son Mar 21 Boatman Cheshire Lawton
Mary Ann Wakefield Wife Mar 20 Cheshire Lawton
Alfred Wakeman Son UnM 19 Coal Miner Cheshire Lawton
Sarah Wakefield Daur UnM Cheshire Lawton
Edwin Wakefield Son 12 Coal Miner Cheshire Lawton
Mary E Wakefield Daur 9 Scholar Cheshire Lawton
Thomas Wakefield Son 6 Cheshire Lawton
__________

Alfred married Fanny Knibbs in 1873.
__________

Alfred can be seen at 1881 living at Kent Green, Odd Rode, Cheshire, England at the home of his parents, but with his wife Fanny and two children, James and Mary. Also living there were his brother Thomas and sister Elizabeth.
Thomas Wakefield Head Mar 51 Boatman Cheshire Odd Rode
Elizabeth Wakefield Wife Mar 50 Cheshire Middlewich
Elizabeth Wakefield Daur UnM 18 Domestic Servant Cheshire Odd Rode
Thomas Wakefield Son UnM 10 Boat Boy Odd Rode
William Wakefield Grandson 2m Cheshire Odd Rode
Alfred Wakefield Son Mar 28 Wharfinger Cheshire Odd Rode
Fanny Wakefield Dau In Law Mar 24 Warwick Coventry
James Wakefield Grandson 3 Cheshire Odd Rode
Mary Wakefield Grandau 2 Cheshire Odd Rode
__________

Alfred and his family can be seen in 1891 living at 12 Mow Lane, Congleton, Odd Rode, Cheshire, England.
Alfred Wakefield Head Mar 38 Coalpit Banksman Cheshire Odd Rode
Fanny Wakefield Wife Mar 35 Coventry Losill
James H Wakefield Son 14 Bricklayers Labourer Cheshire Odd Rode
Mary E Wakefield Daug 12 Scholar Cheshire Odd Rode
Agnes B Wakefield Daug 8 Scholar Cheshire Odd Rode
Arthur Th Wakefield Son 6 Scholar Cheshire Odd Rode
Edwin R Wakefield Son 2 Cheshire Odd Rode
Mary Turner Mother in Law 76 living on son in law Oxfordshire Banbury.

Mary Turner is of course Mary Neal who married Fanny's father Richard Bignell Knibbs and then, after he died, James Turner.
__________

He can also be seen at 1901, living at 70 Attwood Street, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire, England.
Alfred Wakefield Head Mar 48 Labourer Colliery Cheshire Scholar Green
Fanny Wakefield Wife Mar 46 Coventry Warwick
James Hry Wakefield Son Mar 23 Labourer Colliery Cheshire Kent Green
Elizabeth Wakefield Daug in Law M 22 Cheshire Kent Green
Arthur T Wakefield Son S 16 Horse Driver Cheshire Kent Green
Richard Wakefield Son 12 Cheshire Kent Green
Alice Ann Wakefield Daug 10 Cheshire Mow Cop
Harry Wakefield Son 6 Cheshire Mow Cop
__________

In 1911, the family could be seen living at 70 Attwood Street, Kidsgrove, Staffordshire
Alfred Wakefield Head Mar 48 Labourer Colliery Scholar Green Cheshire
Fanny Wakefield Wife Mar 46 Coventry Warwick
Alice Ann Wakefield Daur 10 Mow Cop Cheshire
Arthur T Wakefield Son InmM16 Horse Driver Colliery Kent Green Cheshire
James Hy Wakefield Son Mar 23 Labourer Colliery Kent Green Cheshire
Elizabeth Wakefield Daughter-in-Law Mar 22 Kent Green Cheshire
Harry Wakefield Son 6 Mow Cop Cheshire
Richard Wakefield Son 12 Kent Green Cheshire

Sources for Alfred WAKEFIELD:

  1. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Congleton District 
  2. 1881 British Census,
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. 1871 British Census,
  5. 1901 British Census,
  6. 1911 British Census,
  7. Ancestry.co.uk - England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975,

Notes for Fanny KNIBBS:

Fanny's baptism was recorded as Fanny NIBBS.
__________

We see Fanny in 1871 living with her mother and step-father at Tunstall Bridge, Tunstall, Staffordshire:
James Turner Head Mar 49 Boatman Herefordshire Farlam
Mary Turner Wife Mar 53 Oxfordshire Banbury
Andrew Turner Son UnM 15 Staffordshire Bilston
Fanny Knibbs Step Daur Unm 16 Domestic Servant Warwickshire Fosile
Joseph Wilson Lodger UnM 25 Guard on Railway Staffordshire Rocester
__________

In December 1872 in Wolstanton District, Staffordshire, England, 10 months before she and Alfred Wakefield were married, they both acted as witnesses to the marriage of Fanny's neice, Emily Neal, to James Dues/Dewis. Emily was born in July 1854, the daughter of Fanny's uncle, George Neal.

Emily's wedding certificate shows the following:
EMILY NIEL, age 20, spinster of Kidsgrove, father GEORGE NIEL boatman,
to JAMES DUES age 26 bach, boatman of Kidsgrove, father SAMUEL DUES, boatman.
Wits ALFRED WAKEFIELD and FANNY KNIBBS.
__________

I suspect it is Fanny we see who died in Derby District, during q1/1925, aged 70.

Sources for Fanny KNIBBS:

  1. 1871 British Census,
  2. 1891 British Census,
  3. LDS IGI Records,

Notes for James Henry WAKEFIELD:

James married a girl named Elizabeth (possibly Elizabeth A Armstrong), born about 1878, at Kent Green, Cheshire. If indeed it was Elizabeth Armstrong, they married in Q4 1900 at Congleton District, Cheshire, England

Sources for James Henry WAKEFIELD:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. LDS IGI Records, gave middle name Henry 
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Mary Elizabeth WAKEFIELD:

Sources for Mary Elizabeth WAKEFIELD:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. LDS IGI Records, gave middle name Elizabeth 
  3. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Agnes Beatrice WAKEFIELD:

We see agnes in 1911, living with her husband at 3 Off Heathcote, St Kidsgrove, Stoke-On-Trent
George Henry Boote Head Mar 36 Coal Miner Mow Cop Staffs
Agnes Beatrice Boote Wife Mar 30 Kent Green Cheshire
Alfred Henry Boote Son 10 Mow Cop Staffs
Alice Elizabeth Boote Daur 4 Kidsgrove Staffs
Agnes Mary Boote Daur 2 Kidsgrove Staffs
Harry Orlando Wakefield Brother-in-Law UnM Pit Lampman Mow Cop Cheshire
Joseph Smith Boarder Mar 20 Coal Miner Tunstall Staffs
Alice Ann Smith Boarder Mar 19 Bow Cop Cheshire
Harry Smith Boarder 6 weeks Kidsgroive Staffs

Sources for Agnes Beatrice WAKEFIELD:

  1. LDS IGI Records,
  2. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Arthur Thomas WAKEFIELD:

Sources for Arthur Thomas WAKEFIELD:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. 1891 British Census,
  3. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Congleton District 
  4. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Alice Ann WAKEFIELD:

Sources for Alice Ann WAKEFIELD:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Congleton District 

Notes for Harry Orlando WAKEFIELD:

We see Harry in 1911, living at the household of his sister Agnes and brother-in-law.

Sources for Harry Orlando WAKEFIELD:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave middle name, date and Congleton District 
  3. GRO England & Wales,
  4. 1911 British Census,