William Henry KNIBBS, son of William KNIBBS and Emily DAVIS , was born 07 February 1864 in Swerford, Oxfordshire, England. He married Alice YOUNG 08 April 1888 in Islington, London, Middlesex, England. He died 05 January 1932 in Dartford District, Kent, England. Alice YOUNG was born 21 October 1855 in Camberwell District, London, Middlesex, England. She died bet. April and June, 1942 in Dartford District, Kent, England.


Children of William Henry KNIBBS and Alice YOUNG are:
1. William Robert KNIBBS, b. 15 April 1889 See William Robert KNIBBS & Winifred HILTON
2. Alice Emily KNIBBS, b. 09 May 1890
3. Maude Mary KNIBBS, b. 05 April 1892

Marriage Notes for William Henry KNIBBS\Alice YOUNG:


See William Henry and Alice's Marriage Certificate


Witnesses to the marriage were W H Chambers, Alfred Palace, and Annie(?) Palace


Notes for William Henry KNIBBS:



William, whilst serving in London's Metropolitan Police Force - click to enlarge
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See William Henry's Birth Certificate



See William Henry's Death Registration

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William Henry was in London's Metropolitan Police Force and the following records are taken from the Metropilitan Police Web site:
02/02/1914 73306 KNIBBS PC 916 R PENSIONED 01/02/1914
30/01/1885 73306 WILLIAM H KNIBBS PC 418 R JOINED

The letter "R" above refers to the Greenwich Division, Blackheath Road, Greenwich. In 1888 Blackheath Road consisted of 1 Superintendant, 38 Inspectors, 71 Sergeants and 476 Constables, totalling 586 men.


See William Henry's Metropolitan Police Pension Certificate

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We can see William and his family at the time of the 1911 census return, living at 16 Milton Court, New Cross, London:
William Henry Knibbs Head 47 Married police Constable Met Police Swerford Oxon
Alice Knibbs Wife 55 Maried Camberwell Surrey
William Robert Knibbs Son 21 Single Clerk Watch & Clock Importers, Plumstead Kent
Alice Emily Knibbs Daughter 20 Single Telephone Operator n. telephone Company Deptford Kent

The census identifes that William and Alice had been married for 22 years, had 3 children, two of whom were living at the time of the census.
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Knibbs William Henry of Lynmere-road Welling Kent died 5 January 1932 Administration London 31 March to William Robert Knibbs clerk Effects £761 17s. 9d.

Sources for William Henry KNIBBS:

  1. Oxfordshire Parish Register - Swerford,
  2. Personal Contact with Graham Barber,
  3. GRO England & Wales, via Genes Reunited 
  4. Ancestry.com. - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966,
  5. Marriage Certificate,
  6. 1911 British Census,
  7. Burial Records,

Notes for Alice YOUNG:

We see Alice and her daughter Alice, living at 5 Lynmere Road, Bexley, Kent, at the time of the 1939 Register.

Alice senior was listed as being incapacitated.
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See Alice's Death Registration

Sources for Alice YOUNG:

  1. Personal Contact with Graham Barber,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Birth Index: 1837-1983 
  3. GRO England & Wales, via Genes Reunited 
  4. Burial Records,

Notes for Alice Emily KNIBBS:

Knibbs Alice Emily of 5 Lynmere-road Welling Kent spinster died 1 July 1953 at The Breook Hospital Shooters Hill-road London S.E.18 Probate London 20 August to William Robert Knibbs retired accounts clerk. Effects £1947 16s. 5d.

Sources for Alice Emily KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Graham Barber,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983 gave Greenwich District 
  3. 1911 British Census,
  4. Ancestry.com. - England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966,
  5. 1939 Register,
  6. Deceased Online,

Notes for Maude Mary KNIBBS:

Sources for Maude Mary KNIBBS:

  1. Personal Contact with Graham Barber,
  2. Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Death Index: 1837-1983