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John Biby

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SylviaInCanada Report 28 Apr 2013 23:13

Looking at the image for the GRO sheet ..........

.......... Joseph B Thomas is handwritten at the bottom of the page.

The "a" is a squiggle superscript ............. if that makes sense!

but 2 separate transcribers have read it as page 300a


Lynski Report 28 Apr 2013 22:11


There is also this marriage but no other information when I clicked on the page number

Marriages Jun 1883 (>99%)
Thomas Joseph B Newport M 11a 300a


Margaret Report 28 Apr 2013 14:24

Found Frances/Fanny as Beeby in Newport in 1881. Waitress in a pub. Also there is Louisa Calstrop who is Frances' witness to wedding in 1883. John Biby was the other witness so he must be alive in '81 but Frances is not living with him,


patchem Report 28 Apr 2013 13:49

Yes, I was having the same problems.

No sign of obvious death either.


HeyJudeB4Beatles Report 28 Apr 2013 10:26

Patchem I have found Joseph B Thomas in censuses before and after the marriage and there's no sign of John and Ann.

Can't find Frances/Fanny in 1881 either....



patchem Report 28 Apr 2013 09:31

Is this the marriage (Davis/Davies?):

Marriages Jun 1883
DAVIES Frances Newport, M. 11a 301
Thomas Joseph Newport M 11a 301

All the family moved there?


SylviaInCanada Report 28 Apr 2013 05:55

pm from Margaret ..................

Hi Sylvia. Thanks for your help. Do you have any info on John Biby after 1871? I would love to know where he was in 1881 as in 1883 he witnessed his step-daughter's [Frances Fanny Davis] wedding to Joseph Beeston Thomas in Newport. Thanks again. I'll try your blacksmiths link.


I've had a quick look, and can't see him in 1881


SylviaInCanada Report 27 Apr 2013 07:20

Just incidentally, you might be interested in this site ............... if your guy is not on it, you can submit information to the site owner

The Blacksmiths Index


Lynski Report 27 Apr 2013 02:17

How did you get back to him?


Lynski Report 27 Apr 2013 02:12

Name John Bibey
Gender Male
Christening Date 14 Oct 1837
Birth Date
Death Date
Name Note
Father's Name John Bibey
Father's Birthplace
Father's Age
Mother's Name Sarah
Mother's Birthplace
Mother's Age
Indexing Project (Batch) Number C03617-1
System Origin England-ODM
GS Film number 857045
Reference ID


Lynski Report 27 Apr 2013 02:08

1841 census -

BIBEY, John M 38 1803 Gloucestershire VIEW
BIBEY, Sarah F 25 1816 VIEW
BIBEY, Thomas M 6 1835 VIEW
BIBEY, John M 3 1838 Gloucestershire VIEW
POWELL, Ann F 34 1807 Gloucestershire VIEW

Piece: 355 Book/Folio: 14 Page: 22 Registration District: Gloucester Union Civil Parish: St Mary de Clode Municipal Borough: Address: New Town, St Mary De Clode, Barton St Mary County: Gloucestershire

In the 1841 Census a policy of rounding down ages was in place. As such, people aged:

15-19 were recorded as 15
20-24 were recorded as 20
25-29 were recorded as 25
30-34 were recorded as 30
35-39 were recorded as 35...and so on


Lynski Report 27 Apr 2013 02:05

1851 census ???

BIBEY, John Head Married M 48 1803 Black Smith Coleford, Gloucestershire VIEW
BIBEY, Sarah Ann Wife Married F 35 1816 Black Smith Wife Upton, Worcestershire VIEW
BIBEY, Thomas Son Unmarried M 16 1835 Scholar Staffordshire VIEW
BIBEY, John Son Unmarried M 11 1840 Scholar Coleford, Gloucestershire VIEW
BIBEY, Rd Son Unmarried M 8 1843 Scholar Gloucestershire VIEW
BIBEY, Edwin Son Unmarried M 6 1845 Scholar Gloucestershire VIEW
BIBEY, Alfred Son Unmarried M 3 1848 Scholar Brosely Hill, Shropshire VIEW

Piece: 1962 Folio: 211 Page: 45 Registration District: Gloucester Civil Parish: St John the Baptist Municipal Borough: Gloucester Address: 8, Brothers Place, St John The Baptist, Gloucester County: Gloucestershire

You would have to get the marriage certificate to confirm his father's name.


Lynski Report 27 Apr 2013 02:02

Marriages Jun 1869 (>99%)
BIBEY John Gloucester 6a 453
DAVIS Ann Gloucester 6a 453


Lynski Report 27 Apr 2013 01:55

1871 census for reference -

BIBY, John Head M 30 1841 Gloucestershire VIEW
BIBY, Ann Wife F 28 1843 Gloucestershire VIEW
DAVIS, Francis Fanny Daughter F 7 1864 Gloucestershire VIEW

Piece: 2623 Folio: 10 Page: 13 Registration District: Gloucester Civil Parish: Barton St Mary Municipal Borough: Address: Brook Street, Lower, Barton St Mary County: Gloucestershire


Margaret Report 27 Apr 2013 01:35

Anyone come across a John Biby, blacksmith, married Ann Davis in Gloucester 1869. Found him on 1871 census Gloucester but nowhen else