Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Rectory Lane Cemetery, Berkhamsted

Biography:
William Kibble
d. 21/07/1923

There are three members of the Kibble family buried, in one grave (Plot 981) at Rectory Lane Cemetery: Mary Ann Kibble, died 28th February 1936, aged 87; William Kibble, died 21st July 1923 aged 76; Edna, daughter of the above, died 25th May 1922 aged 38 Don Kibble, grandson of Edna (see below) who still resides at 37 Victoria Road, Berkhamsted, kindly provided information on the family in August 2016  – particularly interesting were bills from HG Matthews for the burials, and one from the Chapel Street stone masons. Mary Ann and William Kibble are the first of the Kibble family to appear in Berkhamsted.  As the Census shows, they  were still in Stewkley (William’s birthplace) in 1876/7 but were in Berkhamsted temporarily in 1879, then in Kentish town in c 1882, before settling in Highfield Street c.1884 and staying there as a married couple to the ends of their respective lives. Mary Ann gave birth to 13 children, 10 of which were still alive in 1911. In 1891 they are in Highfield Road, he aged 43 and a general labourer, she aged 42 with 7 children: John aged 14, born Stewkley; Louisa, 12 b. Berkhamsted;  Florence, 9, b. Middlesex, Kentish town; Edna aged 7, b. Berkhamsted, and Annie (5), William (3), and Elizabeth (1) – all born in Berkhamsted.  His birthplace is Stewkley (as 1911), but hers is Ivinghoe (Horton in 1911). John is a General Labourer, all the other children are scholars. Bill from HG Matthews:
William Kibble Register transcripts 1906-43 William Kibble of 49? Highfield Street, buried 24 July 1923 aged 76 by L. Sunderland, Rector (vicar of Sunnyside) Bill from H & J Matthews Ltd to Mrs W. Kibble July 1923 Builders, Contractors & Undertakers July 21st 1923. To preparing Elm-coffin with capping & plinth polished, trimmed with brass furniture & name plate with Inscription & lid ornaments, lined with Swansdown side-sheets and pillows     £6.10sh Paid 3 men as Bearers & attendance £2.5sh Hire of Wheeled Bier 7sh 6d Paid grave & burial fees at Berkhamsted & turfing grave   £1.7.6                                                             Total £10.10sh R.P Bull Received on Stamp Note that this bill breaks the costs down more fully – the cost of the Bier is 7/6d.        No car used for this one
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There are three members of the Kibble family buried, in one grave (Plot 981) at Rectory Lane Cemetery: Mary Ann Kibble, died 28th February 1936, aged 87; William Kibble, died 21st July 1923 aged 76; Edna, daughter of the above, died 25th May 1922 aged 38

Don Kibble, grandson of Edna (see below) who still resides at 37 Victoria Road, Berkhamsted, kindly provided information on the family in August 2016  – particularly interesting were bills from HG Matthews for the burials, and one from the Chapel Street stone masons.

Mary Ann and William Kibble are the first of the Kibble family to appear in Berkhamsted.  As the Census shows, they  were still in Stewkley (William’s birthplace) in 1876/7 but were in Berkhamsted temporarily in 1879, then in Kentish town in c 1882, before settling in Highfield Street c.1884 and staying there as a married couple to the ends of their respective lives. Mary Ann gave birth to 13 children, 10 of which were still alive in 1911.

In 1891 they are in Highfield Road, he aged 43 and a general labourer, she aged 42 with 7 children: John aged 14, born Stewkley; Louisa, 12 b. Berkhamsted;  Florence, 9, b. Middlesex, Kentish town; Edna aged 7, b. Berkhamsted, and Annie (5), William (3), and Elizabeth (1) – all born in Berkhamsted.  His birthplace is Stewkley (as 1911), but hers is Ivinghoe (Horton in 1911). John is a General Labourer, all the other children are scholars.

Bill from HG Matthews:

William Kibble

Register transcripts 1906-43

William Kibble of 49? Highfield Street, buried 24 July 1923 aged 76 by L. Sunderland, Rector (vicar of Sunnyside)

Bill from H & J Matthews Ltd to Mrs W. Kibble July 1923

Builders, Contractors & Undertakers

July 21st 1923. To preparing Elm-coffin with capping & plinth polished, trimmed with brass furniture & name plate with Inscription & lid ornaments, lined with Swansdown side-sheets and pillows     £6.10sh

Paid 3 men as Bearers & attendance £2.5sh

Hire of Wheeled Bier 7sh 6d

Paid grave & burial fees at Berkhamsted & turfing grave   £1.7.6

                                                            Total £10.10sh

R.P Bull Received on Stamp

Note that this bill breaks the costs down more fully – the cost of the Bier is 7/6d.        No car used for this one

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