Frederick Knowsley was christened on the 18th May 1856, at Bridlington Quay, and was the son of George Knowsley and Mary Wells. As the seventh of thirteen children, Frederick spent a lot of time with his paternal grandparents, George and Ann nee Noble. He is listed as a 'Baker's Errand Boy' on the 1871 Census whilst living with his grandparents at 18 Grundall Terrace, Bridlington.
By 1881 Frederick is now a 'Coal Clerk' and boarding with the Chilver family living at 42 Bloor Street, Nether Hallam, Yorkshire.
Frederick left England in 1886, travelling on the ship 'Assyrian Monash', which arrived in New York in August of that year. He then travelled on to Canada and by 1890 was living in Ontario.
1891 Census - Hamilton, Ontario, Canada:
KNOWSLEY, Frederick, Male White Head Single 35 yrs - Bn: England - Parents born: England - Religion: Salvationist - Occupation: Evangelist - Can read and write - Wage Earner.
1900 Census - Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada:
KNOWSLEY, Frederick Male White Head Single DOB: March 30 1856 - Aged: 45 yrs - bn: England - Arrived Canada 1886 - Naturalised in 1890 - Religion: Methodist - Occupation: Labourer.
1911 Census - Napier Street, Vernon, British Columbia, Canada:
KNOWSLEY, Frederick Male White Head Single - 55 years - Born: March 1856 England - Emigration: 1886 - Nationality: Canadian - Religion: Methodist - Occupation: Farm Labourer.
Frederick did not marry and died on the 29th May 1928 at Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.