Walter KNIBBS, son of Henry Theodore BURT and Agnes Ellen BAXTER , was born bet. January and March, 1855 in St George in the East, London, Middlesex, England. He married Eliza Ann WASTELL bet. January and March, 1878 in St Giles, London, Middlesex, England. He died bet. April and June, 1915 in Kingston District, Middlesex, England. Eliza Ann WASTELL, daughter of William WASTELL and Eliza CUSHWAY , was born bet. October and December, 1854 in Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex, England. She died bet. January and March, 1908 in Islington District, London, Middlesex, England.

Children of Walter KNIBBS and Eliza Ann WASTELL are:
1. Walter KNIBBS, b. bet. October and December, 1881
2. Alice May KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1884 See Thomas James SIDNEY & Alice May KNIBBS
3. Eleanor KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1885
4. Frank George KNIBBS, b. 20 February 1889 See Frank George KNIBBS & Ethel May SAUNDERS
5. Jessie KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1891 See George HACKETT & Jessie KNIBBS
6. Alfred KNIBBS, b. bet. July and September, 1893
7. Thomas Charles KNIBBS, b. 22 March 1898

Marriage Notes for Walter KNIBBS\Eliza Ann WASTELL:

Walter and his brother Sydney Knibbs married the sisters Eliza and Alice Wastell.

Other Marriages/Unions for Walter KNIBBS:
See Walter KNIBBS & Ellen Amelia BABBAGE

Notes for Walter KNIBBS:

We see Walter in 1881, living at 38 Mary St., London, Middlesex, England with his wife and three of his brothers:
Harry Knibbs Head Mar 27 Beer & Wine Seller St Georges E Middlesex EnglandBeer & Wine Seller
Walter Knibbs Brother UnM 25 Clerk St Georges E Middlesex
Eliza Knibbs Wife Mar 25 St Georges E Middlesex
Edwin Knibbs Brother UnM 21 Brass Finisher St Georges E Middlesex
Alfred Knibbs Brother UnM 19 Wheelwright St Georges E Middlesex

Walter can be seen in the 1891 census living at the Royal Standard, 15 Little Guildford Street, Holborn, St George in the East, London, Middlesex:
Walter Knibbs UnM 36 Beer House Keeper Middlesex
Henry Knibbs Head 37 Inn House Manager Middlesex
Rosina Knibbs Wife 32 Peckham London
Rose Knibbs Dau 4 London ???
Louisa A Overton Neice 15 London Clerkenwell
Edwin Knibbs Nephew 6 London St Pancras

So presumable, Walter was living with his brother Henry and they were at the Royal Standard which was probably an Ale House. It my have been that Henry was the manager, and Walter was the Bar Keeper?

Walter's wife Lizzie was living at the home of Walter's father, Henry Theodore Knibbs in the Prince of Wales Beerhouse, 9 Little Coram Street, St George, London, Middlesex:
Henry Knibbs Head Widr 63 Beerseller Somersetshire
Sydney Knibbs Son M 26 Manager St George's East
Alice Knibbs Wife M 26 Middlesex
Alice Knibbs Dau 2 Bloomsbury, London
Grace Knibbs Dau 8 Bloomsbury, London
Lizzie Knibbs Wife M 56 Middlesex
Walter Knibbs Son 9 Middlesex
Alice M Dau 6 Bloomsbury, London
Eleanor Knibbs Dau 5 Bloomsbury, London
Frank G Knibbs Son 2 Bloomsbury, London
Herbert Knibbs Son 20 Homerton

Lizzie's age has been transcribed incorrectly as she would have been 36 and not 56.

In 1901 Walter can be seen at 48 North Street, Islington, London, Middlesex:
Walter Knibbs Head 46 Manager Coal Merchants London Stepney Green
Lizzie Knibbs Wife 46 London Bethnal Green
Walter Knibbs Son 19 Collar Cutter Gentlemens London Hoxton
Alice Knibbs Dau 16 London Bloomsbury
Frank Knibbs Son 12 London Bloomsbury
Jessie Knibbs Dau 9 London Bloomsbury
Alfred Knibb Son 7 London Bloomsbury
Thomas C Knibbs Son 3 London Islington

We see Walter with four of his children in 1911, living at 496 Caledonian Road, Islington, London:
Walter Knibbs Head Widower 56 Foreman Cork Works born London, Commercial Road
Walter Knibbs Son Single 29 Collar Cutter Linen born London, Hoxton Road
Frank George Knibbs Son Single 22 Chauffeur born London, Bloomsbury
Jessie Knibbs Daughter Single 19 No Occupation born London
Alfred Knibbs Son 17 Single No Occupation born London, Bloomsbury

I can't be sure, but there was a Thomas Charles Knibbs, aged 13, living as a boarder at Hillcroft School, Mortimer, Berkshire at the time of the 1911 census, so I wonder if it was Walter's son.

Sources for Walter KNIBBS:

  1. 1861 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date and St George in the East 
  3. 1911 British Census,
  4. 1881 British Census,
  5. 1901 British Census,

Notes for Eliza Ann WASTELL:

Also known as: Lizzie

We first see Eliza in 1861, living with her parents at 3 Crown Court, Spitalfields, Towere Hamlets, London, Middlesex:
William J Wastell Head Mar 37 Wood Turner Middlesex
Eliza Wastell Wife Mar 29 No Calling Middlesex
William Wastell Son 8 Scholar Middlesex
Eliza A Wastell Daur 6 Scholar Middlesex
Harriet Jane Wastell Daur 1y 9m Middlesex

In 1871, we see Eliza living with her parents and siblings at 4 Mount Street, Bethnal Green, London, Middlesex:
William Wastell Head Mar 46 Wood Carver Middlesex Bethnal Green
William Wastell Son UnM 18 Cabinet Maker Middlesex Bethnal Green
Eliza Wastell Daun UnM 16 Plumming(?) Work Middlesex Bethnal Green
Sarah Wastell Daur 9 Scholar Middlesex Bethnal Green
Harriett Wastell Daur 11 Scholar Middlesex Bethnal Green
Alice Wastell Daur 7 Scholar Middlesex Bethnal Green
Esteher Stevens Lodger UnM 17 General Servant Middlesex Shoreditch
Mary Ann Hinkin(?) Lodger UnM 17 General Servant Middlesex Battersea

Eliza married Walter Knibbs in 1878.

Not 100% sure about the date of death given for Eliza. The age is correct and so too is the location.

Sources for Eliza Ann WASTELL:

  1. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD gave date and Bethnall Green District 
  2. 1881 British Census, Gave St. George in the East, Middlesex 
  3. 1871 British Census, gave Bethnal Green 

Notes for Walter KNIBBS:

Sources for Walter KNIBBS:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. 1901 British Census,
  4. 1911 British Census,

Notes for Eleanor KNIBBS:

Sources for Eleanor KNIBBS:

  1. 1891 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD, ...FreeBMD possibly as Elizabeth 

Notes for Alfred KNIBBS:

Sources for Alfred KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,

Notes for Thomas Charles KNIBBS:

I can't be sure, but there was a Thomas Charles Knibbs, aged 13, living as a boarder at Hillcroft School, Mortimer, Berkshire at the time of the 1911 census, so I wonder if it was him.
Knibbs Thomas Charles Boarder 13 Place of Birth Unknown

Thomas served in the Royal Naval Voluntary Reserve during WWI from 5 Mar 1917. He was recorded as 5'4½", with brown hair, brown eyes and a fair complexion. His character/ability throughout his career were recorded as Very Good/Satisfactory. His postings were as follows:
HMS Victory VI 5 Mar 1917 to 26 Aug 1917
HMS Vivid III 27 Aug 1917 to 30 Sep 1917
HMS Teutonic 1 Oct 1917 to 11 Oct 1917
HMS Vivid III 12 Oct 1917 to 7 Nov 1917
HMS Teutonic 8 Nov 1917 to 4 Feb 1919

The Teutonic was launched on January 19, 1889 and started life as a passenger liner of the White Star Line operating between Southampton and New York. On September 20, 1914 she became an armed merchant cruiser in the 10th Cruiser Squadron. During 1918 whilst Thomas was part of her crew, she served as a troopship on the UK-Egypt service. In 1921 the Teutonic was laid up in Cowes Roads. She was then sold and broken up at Emden, Germany.

Sources for Thomas Charles KNIBBS:

  1. 1901 British Census,
  2. FreeBMD,
  3. National Archives for England,
  4. GRO England & Wales, from