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Edward Miles Knubley

Male abt 1878 - 1950  (~ 72 years)



  • Name Edward Miles Knubley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Birth abt May 1878  Battersea Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 3, 6
    Residence Apr 1881  Rectory, Staveley, Yorks Find all individuals with events at this location   [2
    Education abt 1891 - 1896  Fauconberg School. Beccles Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Education 1897 - 1900  Magdalene College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 7
    Degree/Qualif. 1900  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [7
    Military Service 1901 - 1902  South Africa Find all individuals with events at this location ; Sergt. 4 Vol Batt. Suffolk Regt. (C.U.R.V.)  [4
    Occupation 1902 -  Weenen College, Mooi River, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [4
    Degree/Qualif. 1905  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [1, 5, 7
    Occupation 1905  Boys Model School, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [4
    Occupation 1906 -  Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [4, 8, 9
    Marriage 03 Jul 1913  South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Maisie Escombe Tatham,   b. 25 Oct 1892, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1973, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Residence Jul 1914  57 Braid St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    Residence Oct 1915  College Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [8
    Residence May 1917  211 Commercial Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [10
    Occupation May 1922  Schoolmaster  [11
    Residence May 1922  138 Royston Rd, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [11
    Occupation 1925 -  International School, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [4
    Occupation 1932 -  Technical High School, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location ; Assistant Master  [4
    Residence 1933  68 Lambert Rd, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Death 28 Jul 1950  Newcastle, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [6, 7
    Burial   Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location   [6
    • Surname : Knubley
      First Names : Edward Miles
      Date of Death or Burial : 28 July 1950
      Notes : buried in TATHAM plot
      Tombstone : Yes
      Age : 72 years
      Grave Number : Unknown. Map : 5. Section : K. Plot : 6.
      Section in Cemetery : Anglican Section
      Source : Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg
      Acknowledgements : The Natal Inland Family History Society
      [ancestry24.com item 26615 accessed 12 Feb 2010]
    Notes 
    • infrequent name - no other Edward Knubley found except for his father.
      son of Edward P Knubley, MA, b Knaresorough abt 1851, Rector of Staveley, Yorks [1881 census; 1911 census].
      not found in 1891, 1901, 1911 census - presumably already emigrated to South Africa
    • Knubley, Edward Miles. Educated at Fauconberg School, Beccles, and Magdalene College Cambridge. Son of Rev. Ed Ponsonby Knubley, Vicar of Steeple Ashton, Wilts., Rural Dean and Canon, Salisbury Cathedral; marr 03 Jul 1913 Maisie Escombe Tatham, dau of the late S E Tatham. Children 1 Son, 2 Daughters. Address : 68 Lambert Road, Durban. Other information : 1901-02 Boer War, Serg. 4 Vol Batt. Suffolk regt. (C.U.R.V.); 1902 Assistant Master Weenen Co College, Mooi River; 1905 Boys Model School, Pietermaritzburg; 1906 Maritzburg College; 1925 Int School, Ladysmith; 1932 Technical High School, Durban. Recreations: Tennis, Gardening, active part in Social and ecclesiastical life. Captain Magdalene Coll. Boat Club 1900. President Sir Redvers Buller Lodge SOE 1930-31. [Natal Who's Who, 1933]
    • Passengers on Aberdeen Line "Diogenes" arr Southampton 30 Apr 1923: Knubley: Edward, 44, teacher; Mamie [Maisie] Knubley, 30, housewife; Dorothy, 8; Hugh, 5; Barbara, 1; emb Durban, 3rd class, resid South Africa, UK address Trowbridge.
    • Edward Miles Knubley. Adm. pens. (age 19) at Magdalene, 1897. S. of the Rev. Edward Ponsonby, R. of Steeple Ashton, Wilts. School, Fauconberg. Matric. Michs. 1897; B.A. 1900; M.A. 1905. Died at Newcastle, Natal, July 28, 1950. [Cambridge University Alumni]
    Person ID I2158  Tatham | Heathcote branch | Spouse
    Last Modified 04 May 2012 

    Father Edward Ponsonby Knubley,   b. 21 Apr 1850, Knaresborough Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Nov 1931, Seend Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Mother Josephine Antoinette Leavitt,   b. abt 1857, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. abt Nov 1937, Devizes Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Marriage abt Aug 1877  Newton Abbot Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Notes 
    • also resid Apr 1881: dau Dorothy, 2m b Staveley; + 3 serv.
    • 4 sons, 2 daus [13]
    Family ID F1579  Family Group Sheet

    Family Maisie Escombe Tatham,   b. 25 Oct 1892, Ladysmith, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 01 Jul 1973, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Marriage 03 Jul 1913  South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location   [4
    Children 
    +1. Dorothy Eileen Knubley,   b. 15 May 1914, Durban, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Feb 1992, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     2. Edward Tatham Knubley,   b. 11 Sep 1915, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1915, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Hugh Ponsonby Knubley,   b. 02 May 1917, Pietermaritzburg, Natal? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. bef 2008, South Africa? Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     4. Living
    Last Modified 03 Feb 2012 
    Family ID F0202  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - abt May 1878 - Battersea Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - Rectory, Staveley, Yorks Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - abt 1891 - 1896 - Fauconberg School. Beccles Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1897 - 1900 - Magdalene College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1900 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary Service - Sergt. 4 Vol Batt. Suffolk Regt. (C.U.R.V.) - 1901 - 1902 - South Africa Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - 1902 - - Weenen College, Mooi River, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1905 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - 1905 - Boys Model School, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - 1906 - - Maritzburg College, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 03 Jul 1913 - South Africa? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 03 Jul 1913 - South Africa? Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Jul 1914 - 57 Braid St, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Oct 1915 - College Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1917 - 211 Commercial Rd, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - May 1922 - 138 Royston Rd, Mountain Rise, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - 1925 - - International School, Ladysmith, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Assistant Master - 1932 - - Technical High School, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1933 - 68 Lambert Rd, Durban, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 28 Jul 1950 - Newcastle, Natal Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - - Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, Natal Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S04] H Curtis: Notes for a Pedigree of the Tathams of Co. Durham.

    2. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 2 b Battersea

    3. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Wandsworth, 2Q1878.

    4. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who, Natal, 1933.

    5. [S10] Tatham Family in South Africa, by Gill Tatham.

    6. [S23] Monumental Inscription, Commercial Road Cemetery, Pietermaritzburg, 28 Jul 1950.
      Edward Miles Knubley age 72

    7. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    8. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 02 Oct 1915.
      son Edward

    9. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 11 Jul 1914.
      dau Dorothy

    10. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 29 May 1917.
      son Hugh

    11. [S06] Parish Registers, baptisms, St Saviour, Pietermaritzburg, 26 May 1922.
      dau Barbara

    12. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Newton Abbot, 3Q1877.

    13. [S18] Who's Who / Who was Who.