Emanuel's eldest son, William Thomas Dibb, was born on December 9th 1822 in Hull. He was married to Mary Ann who tragically died on December 3rd, 1847 at the age of 26. He was remarried to 20-year-old Caroline Sarah, a daughter of William Knocker (1795-1882) in 1848. The couple had nine children together namely: Arthur Knocker, Oscar Knocker, Clara, Augusta, Ada Caroline, Caroline, William Knocker, Emily, and Florence.
William Thomas, like his father, was a brewer. In 1846 he went into a partnership with Robert Ward Gleadow and formed Gleadow, Dibb and Co.. This company built a new brewery on Silvester St., which eventually morphed into the Hull Brewery Company Limited in 1887.
William Thomas was a notable gentleman and a great benefactor to The Hull Charterhouse as mentioned in its history.[i] He was also a chairman of Hull Dispensary for 20 years, a member of the Council for North Myton from 1860, a sheriff of Hull in 1883, a board member of the Hull Dock Company and a president of the Hull Harmonic Society. Later his son, Oscar Knocker, was also a generous donor to the Charterhouse.
William Thomas died on December 28th, 1886 in a railway carriage between Bridlington and Driffield Yorkshire. He was found dead sitting upright in his seat. It was suspected that his rushing to catch the train at Bridlington, where the train conductor had to stop the train to let him aboard, could have contributed to his sudden death.[ii]
Another son of Emanuel Dibb, whose name was Ashton Dibb, was ordained a priest and went to work in India. It is worth noting that Rev. Ashton Dibb’s son, Rev. Frederick Thomas Dibb, would also die rushing to catch a train in Canada 24 years after his uncle die in a railway carriage in England, as will be detailed later.
At present, apart from William Thomas and Ashton, not much is known about the other children of Emanuel Dibb.
[ii] Stephen Reginald Dibb, great-great grandchild of William Thomas Dibb, personal communication; http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hull_Brewery