Edward John HOY was born 04 December 1889 in Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. He married Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS 24 June 1911 in Seaforth, Lancashire, England. He died bet. October and December, 1970 in Liverpool District, Lancashire, England. Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS, daughter of Thomas Edward KNIBBS and Lilian Mary WALSH , was born 30 January 1895 in Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire, England. She died bet. October and December, 1969 in Bootle District, Liverpool, Lancashire, England.


Children of Edward John HOY and Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS are:
1. Stanley HOY, b. 28 December 1919
2. Lilian M HOY, b. bet. July and September, 1913
3. Jack HOY, b. bet. April and June, 1917
4. Sydney HOY, b. bet. January and March, 1920

Marriage Notes for Edward John HOY\Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS:


See Edward and Elizabeth's Marriage Certificate

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They married at Seaforth, St Thomas.
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Marriages at St Thomas in the District of Seaforth, Liverpool
Marriages recorded in the Register for the years 1899 - 1913

Marriage: 24 Jun 1911 St Thomas, Seaforth, Lancashire, England
Edward John Hoy - 22 Seaman Bachelor of 10 Kendrick St
Elizabeth Helen Knibbs - 18 Factory girl Spinster of 10 Kendri
Groom's Father: John Hoy, Seaman
Bride's Father: Thomas Edward Knibbs, Carter
Witness: Charlotte W. Kittrick; Alexander Killen
Married by Licence by: W. Wentworth Scott
Register: Marriages 1899 - 1913, Page 206, Entry 411
Source: LDS Film 1546066


Notes for Edward John HOY:



Edward and Elizabeth, I'm guessing from around 1912. (click to enlarge)
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We see Edward in 1891, living at 61 Salisbury Road, Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire:
John Hoy Head Mar 35 Seaman Lancashire Liverpool
Margaret Hoy Wife Mar 28 Lancashire Liverpool
Margaret Hoy Daur 11 Lancashire Liverpool
John W Hoy Son 9 Lancashire Liverpool
James E Hoy Son 8 Lancashire Liverpool
Sarah Hoy Daur 4 Lancashire Liverpool
Edward Hoy Son 2 Lancashire Liverpool
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In 1901, Edward was living with his grandmother at 94 New Headley Street, Liverpool, Lancashire:
Sarah Hoy Head Wid 57 House Keeper Liverpool Lancs
John Hoy G.Son 18 Ships Scaler Liverpool Lancs
Edward Hoy G.Son 11 Liverpool Lancs
Joseph Hoy G.Son 9 Liverpool Lancs

Edward's mother died in q3/1900 at West Derby District, so this will have been why Edward and Joseph were staying with their grandmother.
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Edward's father married Mary E Johns in Liverpool District, q3/1910:

In 1911, we see Edward's father and step-mother living at 9 Doncaster Street, Liverpool, Lancashire:
John Hoy Head Married 58 Stoker (Ships, Merchant Marine) Liverpool Lancashire
Mary Hoy Wife Mar 38 Married (1 year) Dublin Ireland
Joseph Hoy Son 20 Ships Scaler Liverpool Lancashire
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Edward married Elizabeth Knibbs shortly after the 1911 census but was possibly at sea at the time the census was taken.

Sources for Edward John HOY:

  1. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, FreeBMD Marriage Index: 1837-1983 
  2. GRO England & Wales,
  3. Marriage Certificate,

Notes for Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS:



Elizabeth, estimated to have been taken in the mid-40's. (click to enlarge)

Sources for Elizabeth Helen KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, gave dob and West Derby District 
  3. GRO England & Wales,

Notes for Stanley HOY:

Stan served in the 14th Army against the Japanese and was wounded by shrapnel, some of which was never removed.
After the war, he married a girl named Florence Mary Taylor on 8 Jun, 1946 at Bootle, Liverpool, Lancashire.

Sources for Stanley HOY:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales, gave date 

Notes for Lilian M HOY:

Sources for Lilian M HOY:

  1. FreeBMD,

Notes for Jack HOY:

Sources for Jack HOY:

  1. FreeBMD,

Notes for Sydney HOY:

Sources for Sydney HOY:

  1. FreeBMD,
  2. GRO England & Wales,