Bibby Family
Are our Bibbys connected to the Bibby Shipping Line family?  No, it doesn't appear so, but then if you go back far enough, who knows.
I am stuck at the moment on
Alexander Bibby, a Millwright,  who married Mary Molyneux on 26th May, 1822 at St. Peter's Church, Liverpool.  There are a few Alexander Bibbys documented who would have been born at the right time, but these seem to be accounted for. 
At present, I have no idea where or when Alexander was born or who his parents were.

We do know that
Alexander and Mary had three at least children:

William Bibby (Shipwright) bp 23.3.1823 Liverpool St. Peter
                                                 m ?   to 
Jane Greggs (born 1826)
Sarah Bibby bp 3.4.1825 Liverpool St. Peter
Ellen Bibby bp 22.10.1826 Liverpool St. Peter

It  appears that Alexander died as early as about 1828, although no burial has been found as yet.    His widow, Mary remarried
Owen Owens, also a Millwright on 28th August, 1831 at St. David's, Liverpool.  A daughter, Ann Jane Owens, was however baptized on 20th July, 1828 also at St. David's.  According to the register,  her father was Owen Owens and not Alexander Bibby, so we have to assume that Alexander had died well before this date.  Why, then, did Mary and Owen wait until 1831 until they married?  Perhaps, Alexander was the father but died before the birth or there may be another reason why the could not marry.

Mary and Owen's other children were:
William Owens bp 11.9.1831 Liverpool (d before 1841?)
Mary Owens b 1835 Liverpool
John  Owens b 1838 Liverpool
Richard Owens b 1840 Liverpool

At the time of the 1841 census they lived at Roscoe Street, Liverpool. Apart from the above mentioned three children, William, Mary's eldest son, a Shipwright was present.  However, there was no sign of
Sarah or Ellen Bibby, nor Ann Jane or William Owens, so we have too assume that all four children had died before 1841.  In 1851, Owen, Mary, John and Richard were living at 5 Court,  Rosco Lane and according to this census Mary was born abt 1806 in Liverpool and Owen in 1798 also Liverpool.

William Bibby, was the only son of Alexander Bibby and Mary Molyneux. He was baptised on 23rd March, 1823 at St. Peter's Church, Liverpool.
William was a Shipwright, probably from before 1841 when he was living with his mother and step father
Owen Owens in Liverpool.  He was described then as being 15 but his age was probably rounded down (as was the norm for the 1841 census) and he was infact, by then 18 years old .  He may well have served an apprenticeship.
He married
Jane Greggs (daughter of John Greggs, sail maker and Sarah Hutchinson both from Cumbria) on 25th February, 1847 at Liverpool St. Matthews.
William and Jane had six children, all baptised at Liverpool, St. Peters:

John Greggs Bibby b Feb 1848 Liverpool, bp 27.2.1848 Liverpool St Peter
                                      d 1849 (aged 1) Birkenhead
Alexander William Bibby (Clockfitter) b 1851  Tranmere
                                                                    bp 6.4.1851 Liverpool St Peter
                                                                    m ? to
Jane (Timmons?)
Sarah Jane Bibby b 1853 Birkenhead
                                   bp 4.4.1853 Liverpool St Peter
John Owen Bibby (Ship's Steward) b 14.3.1855 Liverpool, bp 7.5.1855 Liverpool St Peter
                                                                m 22.8.1878 Liverpool to
Hannah Simpson
                                                                d by 1901
Jane Ann Bibby b 3Q 1857 Liverpool, bp 24.8.1857 Liverpool St Peter
William Molyneux Bibby (Boatbuilder) b 25.12.1861 Liverpool,  bp 17.8.1862 Liverpool St Peter
                                                                     m 1882 Toxteth Park to
Mary A Rowlands

In 1851, William, Jane and son Alexander were living with Jane's parents at 11 Albert Place, Tranmere. There is no sign of William or Jane after that date.  I have no idea when or where they died.  In 1878 when his son John Owen married, William is stated as being a Carpenter and is not described as being deceased, but that in itself does not proved he wasn't.

Alexander Bibby, born in 1850 at Tranmere, was a clockfitter in 1881, living at 38 Aberdeen Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.  He was married to Jane (Timmons ?) and they were living with Kate E A Timmons (his step daughter) and his brother William M Bibby, a boatbuilder.  In 1901, Alexander was still living in the same household as his brother William and his family.

John Owen Bibby  was the second surviving son of William Bibby, Shipwright and Jane
, born on 14th March 1855 at 40 Roscoe Street, Liverpool.  John Owen was a Ship's Steward. He married Hannah Simpson, daughter of George Simpson, Carpenter, on 22nd August, 1878 at St. Luke's church, Liverpool.
John and Hannah had three children:

William George Bibby (Ship's Steward) b 11.11.1878 Toxteth Park
                                                            m 25.12.1901 St Matthews Bootle to
Annie Elizabeth Dunn
                                                            d 17.3.1955 Wavertree, Liverpool
Hannah Elizabeth Bibby b 1880 Liverpool
                                              m 1901 Walton St Mary to
Henry (Jack) Mayne
Eleanor Bibby b 1896?
                            m ? to ?
Woodward  (they had a daughter called Edna May Woodward)

In 1881, the family were living at 21 Danton Road, Toxteth Park. John's wife Hannah was described as a book folder and sewer.  I have no knowledge of John Owen after this date.  He was dead by the time his son William George married in 1901.

William George Bibby  was the eldest child of John Own Bibby, Ship's Steward and Hannah Simpson, born on 11th November, 1878 at 2 Aberdeen Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.  William George married Annie Elizabeth Dunn, daughter of George Dunn, carter, on 25th December, 1901 at St. Matthew's church, Bootle.  At the time of their marriage they were both living at 432 Hawthorne Road.  I have been unable to find them on the 1901 census.
William was a Ship's Steward in the Merchant Navy. He and Annie Elizabeth had four children:

William Alfred  Bibby  (Merchant Seaman)  b 6.7.1903  Liverpool
                                                                              m 1925 to
Edith Neil Birkenhead
                                                                              d 1955 Birkenhead
John Owen Bibby (Seaman) b 1905 West Derby
Yolana ?
Doris Bibby b 15.11.1911 Kikdale
                       m 10.8.1935 to
Ernest Pople
                       d 1994
Cecil Bibby (Bricklayer) b 4.1.1915
                                           m 1920 Anfield to 
Elizabeth Ralphs
                                           d 1991 Birkenhead 

                                                                                                                 photo of William George

William George died on 17th March, 1955 of heart failure at his home in Allerton, Wavertree, only two months after the death of his eldest son William Alfred.  His wife Annie died in 1936 at a Liverpool hospital.

William Alfred Bibby was born 6th July, 1903 at Liverpool.  He was a Merchant seaman and married Edith Neil, daughter of John Neil and Pheobe Sanderson, in 1925 at Birkenhead.
They had four children from 1926 to 1943 at Birkenhead still living.

William Alfred Bibby in 1953 at the
                                                  wedding of one of his daughters.

William Molyneux Bibby born in 1861 was the youngest child of William Bibby and Jane Greggs.  He was a boatbuilder and married Mary Alice Rowland (daughter of John Rowland) in 1882 at Toxteth St. Philemon.
They had the following children:

William Rowland Bibby (App Watchmaker) b 1885 Liverpool
                                                                               m 1910 St Silas to
Eliza Jane Fulton
Mary Elizabeth Jane Bibby b 1887 Liverpool
                                                   m 6.8.1905 Toxteth to
Harold Mason (this line are the ancestors of Sonia Breen - thanks!)
Edward Henry Bibby b 1889 Liverpool
                                        m jun 1909 Liverpool to
Elizabeth Taylor
Thomas Bibby b 1891 Liverpool
Nellie Maud Bibby b 1895 Liverpool
Doris Bibby b 1898 Liverpool          

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