Samuel KNIBBS, son of James KNIBBS and Sarah Ann COPPER , was born bet. October and December, 1870 in Beech Lanes, Worcestershire, England. He married Rachel BENNETT bet. April and June, 1892 in Oldbury, Staffordshire, England. He died bet. July and September, 1929 in Birmingham South District, Warwickshire, England. Rachel BENNETT was born abt. 1869 in Langley, Worcestershire, England. She died bet. January and March, 1908 in West Bromwich District, Staffordshire, England.


Children of Samuel KNIBBS and Rachel BENNETT are:
1. Elise KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1893
2. Caroline KNIBBS, b. bet. April and June, 1898 See Rowland Douglas COOKE & Caroline KNIBBS
3. Sarah KNIBBS, b. bet. October and December, 1900
4. Rachel KNIBBS, b. bet. October and December, 1904 See Claude FREER & Rachel KNIBBS
5. Alice KNIBBS, b. bet. January and March, 1908

Marriage Notes for Samuel KNIBBS\Rachel BENNETT:

Rachel and Samuel were married at the Church of St Michael & All Angels, Oldbury, in the West Midlands.


Notes for Samuel KNIBBS:

Samuel can be seen in the 1901 census for England and Wales, living at Station Road, Oldbury, Worcestershire with his wife Rachel and three daughters, Elise, Kate and Sarah.
Samuel Knibbs Head M 30 Chemical Labourer Langley Worcester
Rachel Knibbs Wife M 32 Langley Langley Worcester
Elise Knibbs Daur 8 Langley Worcester
Kate Knibbs Daur 3 Langley Worcester
Sarah Knibbs Daur 5 months Langley Worcester
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In 1911, we see Samuel and his family living at 69 Station Road Langley Near Birmingham:
Samuel Knibbs Head Wid 40 General Labourer Worcestershire Beech Lanes
Elsie Knibbs Daur UnM 17 House Keeper Worcestershire Langley
Sarah Knibbs Daur 10 Worcestershire Langley
Rachel Knibbs Daur 6 Worcestershire Langley

Samuel's daughter Kate was living with his sister Alice and her husband Edwin Willmott at 324 Green Lane, Small Heath, Birmingham:

Sources for Samuel KNIBBS:

  1. 1881 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, FreeBMD gave date and Stourbridge District. 
  3. 1891 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  5. 1901 British Census,
  6. Ancestry.co.uk - Birmingham, England, Baptisms, 1813-1912,

Notes for Rachel BENNETT:

In 1871 Rachel was living with her grandparents at Hobicus Lane, West Bromwich, Oldbury, Staffordshire:
Samuel Bennett Head Mar 66 Brewer Derby Hayfield
Elizabeth Bennett Wife Mar 60 Brewers Wife Worcester Kings ?????
Caroline Bennett Daur UnM 24 Warwick Birmingham
George Withers Grandson UnM 21 Engineer Warwick Birmingham
Edward Mayer Grandson UnM 16 Miner Worcester Langley
Rachel Bennett Grand Daur 2 Worcester Langley
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In 1891, we see Rachel living and working at Whitley Villas, Stourbridge Road, Dudley, Woorcestershire:
Rachel Bennett Serv UnM 21 General Servant Worcester Halesowen
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Rachel married Samuel Knibbs in 1892.

Sources for Rachel BENNETT:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 
  3. 1891 British Census,

Notes for Elise KNIBBS:

Sources for Elise KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 gave West Bromwich District 

Notes for Sarah KNIBBS:

Sources for Sarah KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 gave West Bromwich District 

Notes for Alice KNIBBS:

It's a conjecture that this Alice Knibbs was a daughter of Samuel and Rachel, but it seems quite likely due to the time and place of her birtth We do wonder if perhaps Rachel and Alice died during or soon after childbirth.

Sources for Alice KNIBBS:

  1. FreeBMD,