John William Knott, known as Jack started as a Firman on the railways and became a train driver. He drove the Liverpool to London train. He retired at the age of 65 in 1963.
He married Elizabeth Nickson in 1920 and they had 9 children. Elizabeth died at the age of 38 years. Jack remarried in 1940 to Edith Nickson and they had two more children.