Hi Leon, I have just been looking through some information that I have received previously and I think I have found a connection. Is it possible that Samuel Knapper (father of Stephen Knapper),a widower at the time of the 1881 census, was previously married to a Mary Ann?
Also please can you send me, if possible, the bits in the 1871, 1891 and, if there is one, the 1901 census concerning Samuel(married to Mary Ann?)and his son Stephen who at a later date married a Harriet Rowbotham?
The information I have found about Samuel and Mary Ann is posted in this forum by Brenda, number 47 at a date of July 02 2000. It says their first child was Jane and their last was Stephen, there is no mention of a Samuel but there are other children in between. If you think this might be the wrong Samuel and Stephen please let me know.
Your information has been a really great help and I am finally getting somewhere. Thankyou, Alice Knapper