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William Snelson1

M, #1, Deceased, b. about March 1776, d. 20 June 1833

Person Exhibits

Dodleston St Mary's
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Elizabeth Fairbrother (b. April 1785, d. 29 January 1846)

Main Events

  • Birth: William Snelson was born about March 1776 in Dodleston, Cheshire, Dodleston is near Gresford.2
  • Christening: William was christened on 31 March 1776 in St. Mary, Dodleston.3
  • Witness: He witnessed the marriage of Edward Fairbrother and Mary Evans on 2 May 1808 in St. Mary's, Chester.
  • Marriage: William Snelson and Elizabeth Fairbrother were married on 29 December 1808 in St. John the Baptist, Chester.4
  • Occupation: He was a farmer and labourer in Chester in December 1809.5
  • Residence: He resided in Eaton Road, Chester, on 30 March 1810.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Handbridge, Chester, on 30 March 1810 in Assembly as a farmer.6
  • Biography:

    Let's call him "William of Dodleston".

    Dodleston is situated about three kilometers North of Rossett and the same distance south of Lache to the West of the main A483 road and just inside the Cheshire border. The township of Higher Kinnerton is in Wales ( Flintshire ) but it is a chapelry of Dodleston ( which is in England ! ).

    Richard, Barry and Gareth found Williams grave under a moss carpet at the foot of John of Lache's grave. As Richard says, it is the furthest grave from the church. Funnily enough, the same thought crossed Richard's mind as crossed mine .... is there a message here !

    This was the grave of William (1819) and Margaret his wife, the link between Richard's family and my own. I feel particularly pleased that they were able to find it.

    Just reading back through Richard's vivid description of the discovery was really quite exciting - not quite perhaps up to the opening of Tutankhamun's tomb or the latest Indiana Jones movie - but still, we only got a spot near the gate ! What do you expect, gold bars ?

    William SNELSON was born circa 1776 and married Elizabeth FAIBROTHER. He was a farmer and labourer ( at the time of his son ( Samuel )'s christening ( St. Mary's baptisms p20/2/1, 20N Mf 98/2 ) and lived at Eccleston Lane ( according to Jonathan Gill's Will ).

    He was made free on 30th March 1810 and is mentioned as the reference for the admittance as free men by right of birth for grandsons George Snelson ( christened 1851 and admitted 1872 ), William Snelson ( 1849-1900 - admitted 1872 ), Henry Snelson ( 1854-1901 - admitted 1877 ), Samuel Snelson ( 1849-1909 admitted 1877 ), Robert Snelson 1867-1934 - admitted 1910 and William Egerton Snelson ( admitted 1886 ); great grandsons William ( born 1874 - admitted 1895 ), William Egerton Snelson's son Leonard ( admitted 1912 ) and Robert's son William ( admitted 1910 ); and last but not least, great-great grandson Roger Snelson ( admitted 1961 ).

    Membership of one of the city companies entitled a person to apply for full citizenship or Freedom of the City. Applications were usually made within a few weeks of a person's being made free of a company - after completion ofpprenticeship and becoming a master tradesman.

    We believe that there is an error in the Freemen records, and that Robert was the son not the grandson of William Snelson made free 1839. This seems to make more sense doesn't it ?7
  • Death: He died on 20 June 1833 in Handbridge, Chester, He was aged 57 according to the BTs.8,9
  • Burial: William's remains were buried on 23 June 1833 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.10
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S250] Register of Freemen City of Chester 1865-1910, Memo: Annotation: Register of Freemen City of Chester 1865-1910


    Mfr/16

    30 August 1865 John Snelson Admitted as grandson William Snelson,
    farmer and son of Samuel Snelson, Cabinet Maker.
    Identity proved by mother.

    1 June 1872 George Snelson 31 Handbridge, Joiner Admitted as
    son of William Snelson Eaton Road Chester, farmer
    made free 30th March 1810 by Assembly. Identity
    proved by Mr James Jones Wellington Inn Handbridge
    his stepfather.

    William Snelson 44 Handbridge, Joiner. The like.

    31 May 1877 Henry Snelson, cowkeeper Greenway Street Admitted
    as grandson of William Snelson, farmer made free
    30th March 1810 by Assembly. Identity proved by
    mother Ann Snelson Greenway Street.

    28 July 1877 Samuel Snelson 33 Pycroft Street, Joiner Admitted
    as Henry above. Identity proved by mother Margaret
    Snelson 57 Handbridge.

    18 Feb 1881 James Chapman Leigh Snelson, Clerk 101 Boughton
    Admitted as grandson of James Snelson, Baker made
    free 4th April 1810 by Assembly. Identity proved
    by father Mr James Snelson, Coal Agent 101
    Boughton.

    22 Jul 1886 William Egerton Snelson, Smith, 48 Handbridge
    Admitted as grandson of William Snelson, Eaton
    Road, Farmer made free on 30th March 1810 ( 3 June
    1839 deleted ) by birth. Identity proved by mother
    Ann Snelson 48 Handbridge.

    11 June 1895 William Snelson Junior, Plumber 31 Hartington
    Street Admitted as grandson of William Snelson,
    Farmer. Identity proved by his maternal
    grandfather John Williams, Greenway Street.

    25 May 1907 George Snelson, Bricklayer, 27 Handbridge Admitted
    as grandson of William Snelson, Handbridge, Farmer
    who was son of William Snelson, Eaton Road, Farmer
    made free 30th June 1810 by Assembly. Identity
    proved by Mr. Hy Evans, 2 Greenway Street.

    18 June 1910 Robert Snelson 58 Handbridge, Hay Dealer, admitted
    as grandson of William Snelson, Eaton Road Farmer,
    made free 3rd June 1839 by birth who was the son
    of William Snelson, Farmer, made free 30th March
    1810. Identity proved by Mr. Fred Latham, Lower
    Bridge Street.

    Edward Snelson 1 Lime Street Middleton Manchester
    Admitted as son of Robert Snelson who was grandson
    of William Snelson, Eaton Road Farmer, made free
    3rd June 1839 by birth who was the son of William
    Snelson, Farmer, made free 30th March 1810.
    Identity proved by father.
  2. [S5975] Clwyd FHS List of Snelson Entries
  3. [S48] Dodleston Baptisms, R3-829
  4. [S58] Chester St. John Marriages 1808 p51/3/2, R3-0850
  5. [S35] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1812-03, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1812-03

    in P20/1/4

    on Mf 98/1

    19.Jan 1812 Thomas son of William SNELSON Labr. by Elizth. his wife.

    On Mf.66v

    24 Dec 1809 John son William SNELSON Labr. & Farmer by Elizabeth wife.
  6. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  7. [S5968] Adrian John Snelson's Archives
  8. [S39] Eccleston Monument Inscriptions (William 3, R3-811
  9. [S132] Cheshire Parish Registers & Bishops' Transcripts
  10. [S38] Eccleston Burials : Transcript 942.21 ECC, R3-0810

Biography

Elizabeth Fairbrother1

F, #2, Deceased, b. April 1785, d. 29 January 1846
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: William Snelson (b. about March 1776, d. 20 June 1833)

Main Events

  • Name: Elizabeth Fairbrother was also known as Elizabeth Snelson.
  • Christening: Elizabeth was christened on 17 April 1785 in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester.2,3
  • Birth: She was born in April 1785.
  • Marriage: She and William Snelson were married on 29 December 1808 in St. John the Baptist, Chester.4
  • Occupation: She was a cowkeeper in Eaton Road, Chester, in March 1841.5
  • Death: She died on 29 January 1846, at age 60, in Eaton Road, Chester.6
  • Burial: Elizabeth's remains were buried on 3 February 1846 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, 53.15763091,-2.87955523.7
  • Biography:

    She was living in Handbridge in 1841. Handbridge is situated south of the River Dee and the city of Chester on the Roman Road that leads to Eccleston and the Eaton Estate.

    The marriage took place at the Church of St. John the Baptist in the city. A 7th Century Saxon church existed here, together with a workshop making stone crosses such as those now displayed outside the church. It was founded by the Saxon King Ethelred of Mercia circa 689 A.D. The present church was commenced in 1075, and the massive round Norman pillars date from then. For a short period in the eleventh century, the church was the cathedral of the Bishop of Lichfield, who preferred the clean city of Chester. St. John's maintained a College of Priests ( that is, governed by a dean, a number of canons and some vicars ), until the Reformation and eventually Elizabeth I gave it to the people for a parish church in exchange for some of its lead which she needed for shot for her troops in Ireland. In 1645, the troops of Oliver Cromwell attacked the city and, St. John's, being outside the walls, suffered greatly during the siege. The main attack was made near the Newgate and St. John's was used as a shelter for Parliamentary forces. On 28th September, Charles I escaped over the Old Dee Bridge with a few friends. The main tower collapsed in 1881. Quite a remarkable history.

    A Margaret Snelson was present at her death according to the certificate which I have. I don't know which Margaret this is. It could be daughter-in-law Margaret Coventry, married to son Samuel, or Margaret Dodd married to son William. It may be daughter Margaret ( b. 1813 ? ). It is I think unlikely to be Margaret wife of son John, because he had married his second wife Mary before 1831. Likewise, it cannot be Margaret Dodd because she and son William were not married until 1849.
  • Reference: In 1997 FAIRE$86.

Census

Census 1841Elizabeth Fairbrother Id #2 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge.

Also in the household that night were Hannah Snelson (Daughter), William Snelson (Son), Edward Snelson (Son), and Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #7, 8, 9, and 10.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S537] FAIRBROTHERs in the Parish of Gresford, Denbighshire
    Elizabeth Farebrother of Merford bur. 25 Jan 1805
    George Fforbrother son of John of Alington chr. 11 Sept 1748
    Elizabeth Furbrother dau John Forbrother Allington chr. 3 Apr 1688
    John Farebrather son of John F of Allington chr 15 Jan 1695
    John Forbtother son of William F of Allington chr Feb 1708
    Anne Forbrother dau of William of Allington chr. 10sep 1710
    William Forbrother son William of Allington chr. 16Mar 1713
    William Forbrother otp mar Marg Morris otp banns 16 Mar 1708
    ? Forbrother son of John chr. 15 Sep 1717
    Blank Forbrother dau Willi' 24 Apr 1725
    29 Dec 1724 , 3 children of William Forbrother, buried
    11 Feb 1721 chr. Joseph and Benmjamin Forbrother sons of William
    26 Feb 1720 George Forbrother son of John of Acton or Allington
    10 May 1716 Thomas Morriss otp & Hanna Forbrother banns
    11 Sep 1715 Jane Forbrother dau of John chr.
    5 Feb 1727 Jane Forbrother bur. of Allington
    6 Dec 1719 Mary Forbrother dau John bapt.
    27 Dec 1718 John Forbrother otp mar Elizabeth Hill otp banns
    8 Mar 1717 Joseph Forbrother of Allington bur.
    18 Feb 1721 Joseph Forbrother son of William, poor
    1 Nov 1730 John Parsonage, Churton Parish & Margaret Forbrothern
    30 Jun 1727 William Forbrother, poor buried
  2. [S673] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1784-9, 1785-0 P20/1/4 on Mf98/1

    17 Apr 1785 Elizabeth Dau of Sam'l Fairbrother Lab'r by Mary his wife

    16 Feb 1783 Edward Son of Sam'l Fairbrother Lab'r by Mary his Wife

    30 Jul 1780 William Son of John Fairbrother Lab'r by Ann his Wife
  3. [S5975] Clwyd FHS List of Snelson Entries
  4. [S58] Chester St. John Marriages 1808 p51/3/2, R3-0850
  5. [S30] Census 1841 Handbridge
  6. [S610] Death Certificate of Elizabeth Snelson 1846
  7. [S39] Eccleston Monument Inscriptions (William 3, R3-811

Biography

John Snelson1

M, #4, Deceased, b. 24 December 1809, d. 19 December 1873
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Margaret Jones (b. about 1803, d. after 1861)

Main Events

  • Birth: John Snelson was born on 24 December 1809 in Chester.2
  • Christening: John was christened on 24 December 1809 in St. Mary's On-the-Hill, Chester.
  • Biography: About John Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?3
  • Apprentice: He; 25 September 1824; Chester; as an apprentice ironfounder to George Harrison for seven years3
  • Residence: He resided in Chester on 27 September 1824 he was indentured to George Harrison of the City of Chester Ironfounder for the Term of Seven Years.3
  • Apprentice: He; 18 July 1827; an apprentice carpenter to John Royle - I wonder ?3
  • Residence: He resided in Handbridge about 1830.4
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Jones were married on 20 October 1833 in Liverpool.
  • Residence: He resided in Handbridge about 1834.5
  • Occupation: He was an iron founder in Chester in 1834.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Handbridge, Chester, on 1 October 1838 as an ironfounder by indenture as an apprentice.4
  • Occupation: He was a moulder and founder in Chester in 1838.4
  • Occupation: He was an ironworker - note that Jonathan Gill's Will (1850) says he is a Moulder in Chester in 1841.
  • Residence: He resided in Handbridge, Chester, in 1850 he is described in Jonathan Gill's Will as a moulder liviing in Handbridge.
  • Occupation: He was a moulder in Yield Street, Reading, Berkshire, in 1851.6
  • Occupation: He was an iron founder (described as 51 years old, born in Chester and married) in Vastern Road, Reading, in 1861.
  • Death: He died on 19 December 1873, at age 63, in Launceston ?, Tasmania, I am very unsure about this.

Census

Census 1841John Snelson Id #4 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Belgrave Square, Chester; John Snelson, ironworker and wife Margaret, young son William and daughter Elizabeth are living a few doors away from Johnathan Gill and Samuel Snelson and his wife Margaret.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Jones (Wife), William Snelson (Son), and Elizabeth Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #886, 887, and 889.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
Census 1851John Snelson Id #4 (Lodger) was at home on Census night 1851 at 6 Yield Place, Reading, Berkshire.

Also in the household that night were Sophia Unknown (Principal), Richard Hollis (Lodger), John Field (Son), and Sarah Ann Field (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20,923, 20,924, 20,925, and 20,926.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1861John Snelson Id #4 (Lodger) was at home on Census night 1861 at Vastern Street, Reading.

Also in the household that night were Charles Annetts (Principal), Dorcas Unknown (Wife), and Joseph Hamblin (Lodger).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20,928, 20,929, and 20,930.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
  • Last Edited: 10 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S72] Census 1851 Belgrave Square, R3-883
  2. [S35] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1812-03, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1812-03

    in P20/1/4

    on Mf 98/1

    19.Jan 1812 Thomas son of William SNELSON Labr. by Elizth. his wife.

    On Mf.66v

    24 Dec 1809 John son William SNELSON Labr. & Farmer by Elizabeth wife.
  3. [S252] Apprenticeship Registers (MAB) Chester 1819-1857
  4. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  5. [S192] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1831-1843 mf 98/2 & 3
  6. [S5619] Census 1851 Berkshire John Snelson a. 41, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Reading
  7. [S42] Census 1841 Chester Handbridge Samuel Snelson a 25, Memo: Annotation: Census 1841 Chester
    Handbridge H.O. 107/129
    /22 t.8v. Jonathan GILL 60 Y
    Hannah GILL 60 Y
    Martha PARSONAGE 20 N
  8. [S5752] Census 1861 Berkshire John Snelson a. 51

Biography

Thomas Snelson

M, #5, Deceased, b. January 1812, d. 17 January 1897
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Families

Family 1: Jane Crawford (b. 1811, d. about June 1853)

Family 2: Agnes James (b. about 1815)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Thomas Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only ind5.
  • Christening: Thomas was christened on 19 January 1812 in St. Mary's, Chester.
  • Biography: About Thomas Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Birth: He was born in January 1812 in Handbridge, Chester.
  • Marriage: He and Jane Crawford were married before 1833.1
  • father: He witnessed the christening of Elizabeth Snelson on 17 November 1844 in the local Parish Church of England, Liverpool, St. Peter's.2
  • father: He witnessed the christening of John Snelson on 18 May 1845 in Church of England, St. Peter, Liverpool.2
  • father: Thomas Snelson witnessed the christening of Ellen Snelson on 10 January 1850 in the local Parish Church of England, Liverpool, St. Peter's.2
  • father: He witnessed the christening of Catherine Snelson on 9 December 1851 in the local Parish Church of England, Liverpool, St. Peter's.2
  • Occupation: He was a watch maker and finisher in Northumberland Place in 1851.1
  • Occupation: He was a watch finisher in Northumberland Place, Toxteth Park, Liverpool, in 1851.
  • Marriage: He and Agnes James were married in 1863 in St. Paul, Toxteth Park.
  • Death: He died on 17 January 1897, at age ~85, in Plumpton Street, Liverpool.
  • Probate: The estate of Thomas Snelson was probated on 22 April 1897 in Liverpool.3

Census

Census 1841Thomas Snelson Id #5 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Northumberland Place, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Jane Crawford (Wife), William Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), James Snelson (Wife), and Catherine Crawford (Sister-in-Law).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #4,914, 4,915, 4,916, 20,932, and 20,931.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1851Thomas Snelson Id #5 (Principal) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at Northumberland Place, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Jane Crawford (Wife), William Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter), Ellen Snelson (Daughter), and Samuel Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #4,914, 4,915, 4,916, 4,917, 4,918, 4,919, and 724.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1861Thomas Snelson Id #5 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at 9 Northumberland Place, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Thomas Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter), Samuel Snelson (Son), and Catherine Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #4,916, 4,917, 4,918, 724, and 3,639.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1871Thomas Snelson Id #5 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1871 at 233 Crown Street, West Derby, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Agnes James (Head of Household) and Catherine James (Sister-in-Law).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #5,911 and 20,144.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
Census 1881Thomas Snelson Id #5 (Lodger) was at home on Census night 1881 at Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Peter Gee (Head of Household), Agnes James (Lodger), Thomas Snelson (Lodger), Catherine James (Lodger), and Elizabeth Unknown (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #14,364, 5,911, 4,916, 20,144, and 20,933.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1891Thomas Snelson Id #5 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1891 at 119 Harrowby Street, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Agnes James (Wife) and John Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #5,911 and 4,917.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S547] Census 1851 Northumberland Place, Liverpool HO 107/2187 f457r Entry 41


    Thomas Snelson Head mar 39 Watch finisher Handbridge Cheshire

    Jane Snelson Wife mar 38 Liverpool Lancashire

    William Snelson son unm 18 Apprentice " "

    Thomas Snelson son 10 Scholar Toxteth Park "

    John Snelson son 9 Scholar " " "

    Elizabeth Snelson dau 7 Scholar " " "

    Samuel Snelson son 3 At home " " "

    Ellen Snelson dau 1 At home " " "
  2. [S523] IGI 1988 Lancashire
  3. [S701] Calendar of Grants of Probate & Letters of Admininstration, Memo: Annotation: Richard James SNELSON


    This terrific research by cousin Richard details the wills and administrations granted in the above period. The detail extracted from the calendar below shows the Individuals Record Number in the Snelson database and Index and then Name of the deceased or other party to the will ( e.g. executors, beneficiaries or others named ), date of the granting of probate or administration and lastly that person's occupation where known. The amount of the estate and other details are given full in the main records for the database attached as a reference file or in hard copy. I do not have the full extract of the wills.

    ___Rec #____Name____Probate______Date of Death___Occupation ( if known )

    5 Thomas SNELSON 1897 17 Jan 1897 Watchmaker
    9 Edward SNELSON 1876 8 Jan 1876 Cordwainer
    183 (Elizabeth) Ann UNKNOWN 1890 23 Aug 1890 Grocer
    253 Richard SNELSON 1888 27 Oct 1888 Farmer/Publican
    362 Peter SNELSON 1893 1 Dec 1892 Farmer
    479 Thomas SNELSON 1864 30 Jul 1864 Farmer
    484 Ann POSTLES 1866 29 Apr 1866
    694 Mary SNELSON 1862 24 Jan 1862 Spinster
    695 Edward Charles SNELSON 3 Sep 1852
    696 Matilda DINNAGE 1869 28 Jan 1869
    698 Mary SNELSON Actress
    699 Adolphus Filewood SNELSON 1909 20 May 1909
    703 Theodore SNELSON 1891 20 Apr 1891 Accountant
    704 Mary Barnes HEWETT 15 May 1938
    724 Samuel SNELSON 1905 3 May 1905 Painter Plumber
    874 Maria PRIDDEY 1925 14 May 1925
    912 George SNELSON before 1915 (?) Farmer
    913 Mary Ann UNKNOWN 1915 15 Feb 1915
    914 William SNELSON 1878 30 Nov 1877 Farmer
    915 Sarah Ann BAILEY 1914 23 Apr 1914
    934 John SNELSON 1861 23 Jun 1861 Farmer
    936 Mary UNKNOWN 1875 10 Sep 1874
    1363 Unknown UNKNOWN
    1364 Sarah ROBERTS
    1393 Mary Ann UNKNOWN
    1560 Henry ( Harry ) SNELSON 1901 24 Jun 1901 Grocer/Cowkeeper
    1571 Leonard SNELSON 1917 31 Jul 1917 Clerk
    1629 Sarah UNKNOWN
    1635 Jonathan JOINSON Hosier/Solicitor
    1688 Joseph Wainwright SNELSON 1928 21 Feb 1928 Pawnbroker's Mgr
    1898 Victor Louis SNELSON 1918 15 Jul 1917 Soldier
    2549 Samuel SNELSON 1867 3 Oct 1866 Stonier
    2803 Bethnia PARTINGTON after 1826
    2826 Thomas SNELSON 1880 2 Jan 1871 Baker
    2896 Annie ALSOP
    3095 Ellen SNELSON 29 Oct 1886
    3096 John KITSON 6 Sep 1873
    3338 Frederick SNELSON 1886 29 Nov 1885 House Agent
    3341 Ann SISSLING
    3361 Tom SNELSON 1894 26 May 1893 Miner
    3362 Mary Jane WHYATT
    3470 Matthew SNELSON 1863 9 Mar 1863 Wheelwright
    3475 Caroline UNKNOWN after 1863
    3478 Catherine UNKNOWN
    3498 James SNELSON 1866 7 Apr 1866 Coachbuilder
    3499 Mary HALFORD
    3505 Joseph Halford SNELSON 1889 6 Feb 1889 Gentleman
    3551 George SNELSON Beerhouse Keeper
    3552 Mary HAYNES 1865 4 Nov 1864
    3663 George SNELSON 1894 27 May 1894
    3664 Patience UNKNOWN 1922 8 Jan 1922
    3778 Elizabeth SNELSON
    3779 David KITSON
    4270 Thomas William SNELSON 1855 Sep 1855
    4271 Ann Elizabeth PALMORE
    4354 Edward WYLD Boatbuilder
    4644 Thomas SNELSON
    4891 Mary Ann SNELSON 1911 12 Aug 1911
    4914 Jane UNKNOWN
    5599 Robert SNELSON 1870 21 Jun 1870 Farmer
    5624 Edward SNELSON 1888 27 Dec 1850 Grover/Yeoman
    5625 Unknown UNKNOWN before 1809
    5627 Martha FITHON 1 Mar 1853
    5785 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    5831 Margaret CONNOR
    5864 John SNELSON 1860 23 Jan 1860 Shoemaker
    5865 Thomas SNELSON Shoemaker
    5866 John SNELSON 1860 13 Feb 1859 Innkeeper
    5867 Ann UKNOWN
    5871 John BROOKHOUSE Rice Miller
    5872 John DAVENPORT Cabinet Maker
    5873 Mary Ann UNKNOWN
    5874 Arthur COTTERILL Builder
    5876 Elizabeth UNKNOWN 1869 30 Jul 1869
    5878 Unknown SNELSOM
    5880 Unknown SNELSON
    5881 Mary UNKNOWN 1873 30 Apr 1873
    5882 Thomas SNELSON Tailor
    5884 Ann UNKNOWN
    5887 Thomas SNELSON 1881 23 Mar 1863 Saddler
    5889 William SNELSON 1885 5 Mar 1885 Farmer
    5890 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    5891 William SNELSON 1885 24 May 1885 Boot & Shoemaker
    5892 Henry PICKERING Gas Coy Secretar
    5893 John LONGSHAW Photographer
    5896 Frederick SNELSON Auctioneer Clerk
    5897 George WHITE Rate Collector
    5898 William SNELSON 1887 1 Nov 1887 Waiter
    5899 Lucy UNKNOWN
    5901 Thomas SNELSON 1892 24 Oct 1892 Wheelright/Innk
    5903 Charles SNELSON 1894 5 Jul 1894
    5904 Maria UNKNOWN
    5905 Ann SNELSON 1895 8 Oct 1895 Spinster
    5907 Sara Ann UNKNOWN 1895 24 Apr 1895
    5908 Thomas Edward SNELSON Waterman
    5909 Charles Daintry SNELSON 1896 2 Sep 1896
    5910 George Henry SNELSON 1901 31 Dec 1900 Insurance Clerk
    5911 Agnes UNKNOWN
    5912 Henry SNELSON 1898 17 Apr 1898 Mill Manager
    5914 John SNELSON 1898 25 Mar 1885 Wheelwright
    5916 Thomas SNELSON 1900 11 Jan 1900 Butcher
    5921 James SNELSON 1902 28 Jun 1902
    5923 William Smith SNELSON 1921 4 Sep 1921 Fitter
    5924 Harriet UNKNOWN 1903 17 Jun 1903
    5926 James SNELSON 1906 19 Dec 1905
    5930 Edward SNELSON 1910 17 Feb 1910
    5931 Susanna UNKNOWN 1908 27 Jul 1908
    5933 Robert SNELSON 1909 14 Feb 1909 Shoemaker
    5934 Ann Hannah Mynards UNKNOWN
    5935 Mary Martha Hicks UNKNOWN 1919 11 Jul 1919
    5939 Sarah Ann SNELSON 1910 2 Apr 1910 Spinster
    5940 George SNELSON 1911 13 Feb 1911
    5943 Edward SNELSON 1911 5 May 1911 Farmer
    5944 Sarah UNKNOWN
    5945 John Jones SNELSON 1926 16 Jan 1926 Farmer
    5947 Elizabeth Hannah UNKNOWN 1913 7 Mar 1913
    5948 Samuel SNELSON Schoolmaster
    5949 William SNELSON 1913 5 Jul 1912 Farmer
    5952 Charlotte Annie SNELSON 1923 23 Feb 1923 Spinster
    5953 George Wells SNELSON 1915 19 Apr 1914
    5954 Edwin SNELSON 1915 23 Jan 1915
    5955 William SNELSON 1915 19 Dec 1914
    5960 William Henry SNELSON 1915 12 Apr 1915 Boilermaker
    5961 Esther UNKNOWN
    5962 Ann UNKNOWN 1915 16 May 1915
    5963 Unknown SNELSON
    5965 Herbert SNELSON 1916 3 Oct 1915 Soldier
    5966 Charles Lewis SNELSON 1921 21 Aug 1920 (?)
    5967 Hannah UNKNOWN
    5968 William SNELSON 1917 26 Apr 1917 Felt Hatter
    5970 Elizabeth Jane UNKNOWN 1917 20 Jun 1917
    5972 Unknown SNELSON
    5975 Eliza UNKNOWN 1918 25 Nov 1917
    5976 Unknown SNELSON
    5977 Fanny UNKNOWN 1918 23 May 1918
    5978 James SNELSON
    5981 John SNELSON 1919 24 Dec 1918 Pattern Card Mkr
    5982 Elizabeth Ann UNKNOWN
    5983 George SNELSON 1919 6 Feb 1919 Platelayer
    5984 Mary UNKNOWN
    5985 Minnie UNKNOWN 1919 26 Jul 1919
    5986 John SNELSON Gun Worker
    5987 Ann UNKNOWN 1920 2 May 1920
    5988 Unknown SNELSON
    5989 Mary Jane UNKNOWN 1920 15 Aug 1920
    5990 Unknown SNELSON
    5992 Mary SNELSON 1921 4 Dec 1920
    5995 Emma UNKNOWN 1921 21 Apr 1921
    5996 John SNELSON Rail Controller
    5997 John SNELSON 1921 24 Mar 1921
    6000 Charles SNELSON 1921 6 May 1921 Milkman
    6001 Annie UNKNOWN
    6002 Angelina UNKNOWN
    6004 Alice Mabel SNELSON 1923 1 Jan 1923 Spinster
    6007 Eliza UNKNOWN 1925 4 Dec 1924
    6008 Joseph UNKNOWN 1925 22 Feb 1925 Farmer
    6009 Henry SNELSON 1924 26 Jan 1924 Platelayer
    6011 Thomas SNELSON 1924 20 Mar 1924
    6012 Martha UNKNOWN 1926 7 Aug 1926
    6013 Thomas SNELSON 1924 5 Oct 1924
    6014 Sarah Jane UNKNOWN
    6015 Esther UNKNOWN 1925 10 Dec 1924
    6017 Unknown SNELSON
    6022 Mary Anne UNKNOWN 1925 2 Aug 1925
    6025 Florence Marion UNKNOWN
    6028 Nancy UNKNOWN 1926 29 Sep 1926
    6029 Mary Ellen UNKNOWN 1927 9 Feb 1927
    6030 John SNELSON
  4. [S5753] Census 1841 Lancashire Thomas Snelson a. 25
  5. [S5624] Census 1851 Lancashire Thomas Snelson a. 39, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Liverpool
  6. [S5580] Census 1861 - Thomas Snelson a. 49 - Watch Finisher, Census Type: Census 1861
    Census Place: Toxteth Park, Liverpool
  7. [S5635] Census 1871 Lancashire Thomas Snelson a. 59, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Toxteth Park
  8. [S5634] Census 1891 Lancashire Thomas Snelson a. 79, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Toxteth Park

Biography

Samuel Snelson1

M, #6, Deceased, b. about April 1814, d. 27 October 1860
  • Consanguinity: 2nd great-grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Margaret Coventry (b. about 1813, d. 12 September 1885)

Main Events

  • Birth: Samuel Snelson was born about April 1814 in Chester.
  • Christening: Samuel was christened on 1 May 1814 in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester.2
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Coventry were married on 5 December 1836 in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester.3,4
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Handbridge, Chester, on 2 July 1839 by right of birth as a cabinet maker.1
  • Occupation: He was a cabinet maker jourmeyman in Handbridge, Chester, in 1851.
  • Biography:

    Let's call him "Samuel the Cabinet Maker".

    In 1840, the family were living in Belgrave Place. In 1844 at the time of his son's ( Thomas ) christening at St. Mary's, they were living at Belgrave Place. Later at the time of their son Samuel's wedding in 1872, he was described as a candle-maker !

    My own view is that this must be a transcription error - I mean, is it really likely that a cabinetmaker would have a mid life crisis and start pushing candles for a living at the time when gas and electricity was becoming all the rage ....... rather than pursuing his trade as a cabinet maker ?

    This is undoubtedly the same Samuel Snelson who was admitted as a freeman of the City of Chester on 2 July 1839, when he was described as a cabinet maker of Handbridge.

    The pre 1837 marriage registers are not as detailed as the later ones, and the entry does not tell us who the fathers were. Neither of the witnesses was a Snelson either ( they were Catherine Roberts and George Billington ).5
  • Death: He died on 27 October 1860 in Chester.6
  • Burial: Samuel's remains were buried on 31 October 1860 in Grave 1213/102, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh.7
  • Reference: In 2000 Old reference number was SNELS$14.

Census

Census 1841Samuel Snelson Id #6 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 6 June 1841 at Belgrave Place, Handbridge; At the time of the Census, Samuel and wife Margaret, together with children William and young Margaret were living next door to Johnathan Gill and Samuel's Aunt Hannah Gill (Snelson) aged 60.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Coventry (Wife), William Snelson (Son), and Margaret Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #11, 13, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
Census 1851Samuel Snelson Id #6 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Coventry (Wife), William Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Mary Coventry (Niece), and Margaret Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #11, 13, 15, 16, 17, 61, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
  • Last Edited: 24 June 2019

Citations

  1. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  2. [S27] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1813-14 in P20/2/1 on Mf 98/2
  3. [S543] IGI 1988 Cheshire, Memo: Annotation: IGI 1988 Cheshire and Associated Sources
    Baptisms
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    Baptisms
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    ____Bir/Chr_Date____Record_#_ ___Name_____ __Occupation____ _Fa_#_

    84 Elizabeth KNIGHT
    621 Elizabeth WARRINGTON
    1299 William SEFTON
    4847 John WRIGHT Upholsterer
    5657 Martha SNELSON
    6095 Peter John SNELSON 6231
    before 1548 2689 Rauffe JOWRES
    before 1548 2690 Margaret SNELSON
    before 1551 2691 Henry BAYLYE
    before 1551 2692 Alice SNELSON
    before 1560 2693 William ANDERTON
    before 1560 2694 Anne SNELSON
    before 1565 2695 Richard CHANTLER
    before 1565 2696 Marie SNELSON
    before 1567 2697 Rawffe BROWNE
    before 1567 2698 Ellen SNELSON
    before 1572 2699 John SNELSON
    before 1572 2700 Katheryn BESWICKE
    22 Jun 1576 Sutton, St. Michael 4878 Roger SNELSON Dyer 4369
    26 Mar 1581 Macclesfield, St. Michael 4829 Edward SNELSON
    before 1583 2701 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1583 2702 Anne FORSTER
    before 1585 2708 Eme ( Emma ) LOCKETT
    before 1592 (?) 3046 Anne SNELSON
    before 1592 (?) 3047 George BRADLEY
    29 Sep 1594 Macclesfield, St. Michael 4877 Marye SNELSON
    before 1595 2707 Hugh SNELSON Gentleman
    6 Jan 1600/1 Macclesfield, St. Michael 4686 Elizabeth SNELSON 5288
    before 1603 2709 Thomas THORLY
    before 1603 2710 Mary SNELLSON
    before 1606 2713 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1606 2714 Margrett FODEN
    before 1608 (?) 3140 Ann SNELSON
    before 1608 (?) 3141 William MOORES
    before 1635 561 John SNELSON Weaver
    before 1635 Lower Withington 566 Elizabeth FORSTER
    2 Feb 1636/7 Gawsworth 4772 William SNELSON 4770
    1 Sep 1639 Gawsworth 4771 Margaret SNELSON 4770
    before 1642 562 William SNELSON
    before 1642 567 Anne DAVENPORT
    before 1643 (?) 3150 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1643 (?) 3151 William BROADHURST
    before 1646 (?) Chelford 1494 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1646 (?) 1495 George LOWE
    3 Apr 1659 Gawsworth 4689 Elizabeth SNELSON 4687
    before 1670 (?) 1486 Ellin STANLEY
    before 1684 (?) 508 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1684 (?) 513 Mary GARDNER
    before 1687 (?) 4823 Anne SNELSON
    before 1687 (?) 4824 Ralph COOPER
    before 1689 491 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1689 496 Susanna PEEVER Widow
    circa 1695 4817 Edward SEPHTON Husbandman
    before 1697 (?) 502 John SNELSON
    before 1697 507 Alice WESTON
    before 1699 (?) 501 Peter SNELSON
    before 1699 (?) 506 Mary DARLINGTON
    before 1704 2564 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1704 Chelford 2565 Martha INGHAM
    before 1705 (?) 4879 Samuel SNELSON
    before 1705 (?) 4880 Mary BADDLEY
    before 1710 2717 Jonathan ARROWSMITH Husbandman
    before 1710 2718 Mary SNELSON
    before 1710 2719 John HOLLAND Weaver
    before 1710 2720 Martha SNELSON
    before 1712 (?) 489 Jacobus ( James ) SNELSON
    before 1712 (?) 494 Anna MERRIMAN
    before 1712 (?) 3083 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1712 (?) 3084 Charles WALKER
    before 1715 568 John SNELLSON
    before 1715 (?) 573 Dorothy POWER
    before 1722 571 Moston SNELSON
    before 1722 575 Martha POTT
    before 1722 (?) 4881 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1722 (?) 4882 John STANMORE
    before 1723 (?) Middlewich 498 William SNELSON
    before 1723 (?) 503 Elizabeth WALLEY
    14 Jul 1723 Astbury 541 Joseph SNELSON 1367
    before 1724 499 John SNELSON
    2 Sep 1724 (?) 504 Mary CARR
    circa 1727 4816 Ann UNKNOWN
    before 1729 572 Edward SNELSON Yeoman 2569
    before 1730 (?) 4864 Mary SNELSON
    before 1730 (?) 4865 Joseph PAINTER
    before 1732 (?) 546 Mary GLOVER
    before 1732 (?) 4832 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1732 (?) 4833 Joseph JOHNSON
    before 1733 569 Joshua SNELLSON
    before 1733 (?) 574 Elizabeth GOODWIN
    before 1734 (?) 4883 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1734 (?) 4884 Robert JOHNSON
    before 1738 (?) 3089 Mary SNELSON
    before 1738 (?) 3090 John DRINKWATER
    31 Jan 1741/2 Whitegate 4782 Mary SNELSON 4780
    before 1743 Barthomley 548 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1743 (?) 553 Martha LEA
    29 Sep 1743 Great Budworth 1300 Mary SNELSON 235
    before 1745 (?) 2789 Martha SNELSON
    before 1745 (?) 2790 Thomas HARROP Farmer
    13 Oct 1745 Lower Peover 4617 Joseph SNELSON 498
    13 Oct 1745 Lower Peover 4674 John SNELSON 498
    31 May 1747 Lower Peover 4615 George SNELSON 498
    before 1748 (?) 3085 Martha SNELSON
    before 1748 (?) 3086 Randle HACKNEY
    before 1748 (?) 4818 Ann SNELSON
    before 1748 (?) 4819 John DICKENSON
    1748 (?) 536 Elizabeth CROOKS 5165
    circa 1748 Gresford, Denbighshire 530 John SNELSON 582
    27 Dec 1748 Lower Peover 4620 William SNELSON 498
    before 1749 (?) 2859 Thomas GLOVER Husbandman
    before 1749 (?) 2860 Sarah SNELSON
    25 Jul 1749 Lower Peover 4742 John SNELSON
    circa 1750 Hemstall 241 Peter WOODYEAR
    6 Jan 1750/1 Lower Peover 4618 Sarah SNELSON 498
    24 May 1752 Lower Peover 4619 Thomas SNELSON 498
    27 Nov 1752 Congleton 4777 Sarah SNELSON 4773
    before 1753 (?) 552 Thomas SNELSON Tailor
    before 1753 557 Martha SMITH
    20 May 1753 Warmingham 4791 Samuel SNELSON 541
    25 Mar 1754 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 240 Catherine SNELSON 235
    15 Dec 1754 Congleton 4778 William SNELSON 4773
    before 1755 549 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1755 554 Jane GREENHALL
    before 1755 560 Edmund SNELSON Bookseller
    before 1755 (?) 5656 James WILKINSON
    22 Apr 1755 Church Hulme 4726 John SNELSON 541
    before 1756 537 Hannah DANIEL
    21 Nov 1756 Church Hulme 4725 Hannah SNELSON 541
    13 Feb 1757 Lower Peover 4626 Mary SNELSON 4621
    26 Jun 1757 Congleton 4775 Martha SNELSON 4773
    26 Jun 1757 Congleton 4776 Mary SNELSON 4773
    22 Oct 1758 Church Hulme 4727 Joseph SNELSON 541
    12 Nov 1758 Astbury 4740 John SNELSON 4738
    before 1759 (?) 3062 Mary SNELSON 4621
    before 1759 (?) 3063 William FODEN
    before 1759 (?) 3091 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1759 (?) 3092 John CLARK
    before 1759 (?) 4783 John SNELSON
    before 1759 (?) 4784 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    before 1759 (?) 4850 Thomas HOWBROOKE
    before 1759 (?) 4866 Thomas SNELLSON
    before 1759 (?) 4867 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    5 Jan 1759 Frodsham 238 Joseph SNELSON Yeoman 235
    9 Sep 1759 Astbury 4814 William SNELSON 4812
    before 1760 (?) 2792 William HOCKENHAL
    circa 1760 2791 Mary SNELSON
    28 Sep 1760 Lower Peover 4625 Martha SNELSON 4621
    before 1761 (?) 4887 John HOULBROOKE
    1 Jan 1761 Middlewich 1375 Mary SNELSON 541
    31 May 1761 Chelford 4708 Thomas SNELSON 572
    6 Nov 1761 Manley 237 Peter SNELSON 235
    before 1762 (?) 4848 Ellen SNELSON
    before 1762 (?) 4849 Daniel HEATH
    4 Jul 1762 Middlewich 4792 Sarah SNELSON 541
    before 1763 2534 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1763 2535 Elisabeth CORNER
    before 1763 (?) 4868 James SHAW
    12 Feb 1763 Farndon 4923 William SNELSON Weaver 182
    28 Jan 1764 Lower Peover 4624 John SNELSON 4621
    Middlewich 4793 William SNELSON 541
    28 Oct 1764 Astbury 4745 John SNELSON 548
    before 1765 (?) Gawsworth 620 Thomas SNELSON Overseer
    before 1765 (?) 3079 Mary SNELSON
    before 1765 (?) 3080 Amos SLATER
    circa 1765 (?) Gawsworth 622 Elizabeth SNELSON 620
    circa 1765 (?) 623 Josiah WHITTAKER
    15 Dec 1765 Lower Peover 4673 Ann SNELSON 498
    before 1766 2793 Catherine TAYLOR
    before 1766 2794 John SNELLSON Joiner
    2 Mar 1766 Lower Peover 4623 Ann SNELSON 4621
    20 Apr 1766 Middlewich 1371 Ann SNELSON 541
    before 1768 (?) 3058 Ann SNELSON 4621
    before 1768 (?) 3059 Edward JACKSON
    circa 1768 431 James SNELSON Farmer 896
    28 Dec 1768 Middlewich 1369 Ellin SNELSON 541
    28 Dec 1768 Great Budworth 4711 Ellen SNELSON 4709
    before 1769 (?) Holt, Denbighshire 535 Sarah PARKER
    before 1769 2795 Margaret HULME
    before 1769 2796 Thomas SNELSON Miller
    before 1770 (?) 3093 Jane SNELSON
    before 1770 (?) 3094 James BAILEY
    before 1771 (?) 4680 John SNELLSON
    before 1771 (?) 4681 Ann KRENHAPUCH ?
    before 1772 (?) 3060 Martha SNELSON 4621
    before 1772 (?) 3061 Joseph GLOVER
    31 May 1772 Gawsworth 4763 Thomas SNELSON 620
    28 Jun 1772 Middlewich 1374 Martha SNELSON 541
    before 1773 (?) 519 William SNELSON
    before 1773 524 Mary JENNINGS
    before 1774 (?) 4820 John OAKES
    before 1774 (?) 4821 Ann SNELSON
    before 1774 4822 John SYMPSON
    20 Mar 1774 Middlewich 1373 Joseph SNELSON 541
    before 1775 550 George SNELSON
    before 1775 555 Martha COCKSEY ( COOKSEY )
    before 1775 565 Hannah STEEL
    circa 1775 433 Samuel SNELSON Yeoman 527
    before 1776 2797 William ROWBOTHAM Husbandman
    before 1776 2798 Sarah SNELSON
    20 Aug 1776 Nantwich 4690 Elizabeth SNELSON 560
    7 Nov 1776 Over Peover 4805 Thomas SNELSON 4674
    3 Dec 1776 Middlewich 1376 Samuel SNELSON 541
    before 1777 (?) 4834 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1777 (?) 4835 Thomas CAWLEY
    circa 1777 438 Martha CORNES Farmer
    7 Apr 1778 Nantwich 4692 Hannah SNELSON 560
    5 Nov 1778 Tarvin 2776 Hannah SNELSON 238
    before 1779 522 Thomas SNELSON Labourer
    before 1779 (?) 526 Betty HULSE
    before 1779 558 Jonathan SNELSON
    before 1779 563 Ann MOORE
    circa 1779 Tarvin 242 Sara(h) BRISCOE 5617
    28 Feb 1779 Gawsworth 4762 Sarah SNELSON 620
    14 Mar 1779 Middlewich 4886 Mary SNELLSON 4866
    29 Jun 1779 Whitegate 4785 Mary SNELSON 4783
    24 Oct 1779 Lower Peover 4746 John SNELSON 4674
    before 1780 330 Ann WARBURTON
    before 1781 (?) 3068 Nancy SNELSON
    before 1781 (?) 3069 Peter TASKER
    1781 2973 John COOKSON Master Mariner
    2 Dec 1781 Middlewich 4885 Sarah SNELSON 4866
    circa 1782 Prestbury 439 Thomas SNELSON
    circa 1782 (?) 444 Mary UNKNOWN
    before 1783 (?) 4851 John WORRAL
    5 Jan 1783 Barrow 1456 James SNELSON Baker 527
    5 Jan 1783 Lower Peover 4747 Mary SNELSON 4674
    27 Apr 1783 Lower Peover 4799 Sarah SNELSON 4797
    3 Aug 1783 Wybunbury 4859 Jane SNELSON
    11 Apr 1784 Stockport, High St, Presbt 4750 William SNELLSON 3038
    2 May 1784 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 324 Peter SNELSON Cordwainer 238
    5 Dec 1784 Over Peover 4787 Mary SNELSON
    before 1785 (?) 445 Ellen LEICESTER
    before 1785 (?) 4869 Mathias MOORES
    before 1785 (?) 4870 Mary SNELSON
    before 1786 436 Elizabeth STUBBS
    before 1786 (?) 4836 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1786 (?) 4837 John CORKE
    1 Jan 1786 Lower Peover 4748 William SNELSON 531
    12 Feb 1786 Lower Peover 4663 Catherine SNELSON 549
    26 Jun 1786 Nantwich 4693 Mary SNELSON 560
    before 1787 432 John SNELSON
    before 1787 437 Mary ARTLESS
    before 1787 (?) 3102 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1787 (?) 3103 John GOLDEN
    16 Dec 1787 Gawsworth 4761 Joseph SNELSON 620
    20 Apr 1788 Frodsham 326 Ryecroft SNELSON 238
    9 Nov 1788 Lower Peover 4666 Thomas SNELSON 549
    27 Dec 1788 Lower Peover 4815 William SNELSON
    27 Dec 1788 Lower Peover 4896 William SNELSON
    before 1789 (?) 3066 Mary SNELSON
    before 1789 (?) 3067 Thomas BROOKS
    before 1789 (?) 4838 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1789 (?) 4839 Charles SHERRATT
    19 Apr 1789 Davenham 4779 Martha SNELSON 488
    3 May 1789 Prestbury 4712 George SNELSON 2796
    before 1790 440 John SNELSON
    circa 1790 Alvanley, Kelsall 447 Charlotte HARVEY
    circa 1790 Pulford 485 Sarah LEIGH Houses Proprieto
    12 Jan 1790 Nantwich 4691 George SNELSON 560
    13 Mar 1790 Lower Peover 4664 Jane SNELSON 549
    25 Jul 1790 Over, St. Chad 4803 William SNELSON 4674
    16 Jan 1791 Middlewich 4684 William SNELLSON 4680
    21 Jan 1791 Nantwich 4730 James SNELSON 4728
    6 Feb 1791 Prestbury 4714 Mary SNELSON 2796
    5 Apr 1791 Stockport 4749 John SNELSON 3038
    before 1792 2502 Richard MASSEY
    before 1792 2503 Martha SNELSON
    24 Jun 1792 Middlewich 4682 Elinor SNELSON 4680
    25 Nov 1792 Nantwich 4731 Mary SNELSON 4728
    17 Feb 1793 Prestbury 4713 Joseph SNELSON 2796
    25 Aug 1793 Over, St. Chad 4801 Sarah SNELSON 4674
    before 1794 (?) 3101 George TURNER
    before 1794 (?) 4840 George SAVAGE
    26 Jan 1794 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 329 Betty SNELSON 238
    19 Oct 1794 Lower Peover 4655 John SNELSON 519
    21 Nov 1794 Nantwich 4732 William SNELSON 4728
    before 1795 (?) 4871 Joseph HUNT
    before 1795 (?) 4872 Mary SNELSON
    18 Oct 1795 Over, St. Chad 4802 Thomas SNELSON 4674
    22 Nov 1795 Middlewich 4683 Thomas SNELLSON 4680
    18 Dec 1796 Lower Peover 4651 Betty SNELSON 519
    1797 2975 Mary SNELSON Publican
    4 Jun 1797 Astbury 4756 Samuel SNELSON 2534
    18 Jun 1797 Lower Peover 4715 George SNELSON 550
    24 Dec 1797 Over, St. Chad 4678 Mary SNELSON 528
    14 Apr 1799 Astbury 4757 Sarah Corner SNELSON 2534
    21 Apr 1799 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 331 Ann SNELSON 238
    7 Jul 1799 Over, St. Chad 4629 Hannah SNELSON 528
    4 Aug 1799 Nantwich 4733 William SNELSON 4728
    24 Nov 1799 Lower Peover 4719 Thomas SNELSON 550
    before 1801 (?) 479 Thomas SNELSON Farmer
    before 1801 (?) 484 Ann POSTLES
    1801 Crabtree Farm, Alvanley 333 George BRITLAND
    11 Jan 1801 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 332 Sarah SNELSON 238
    21 Jun 1801 Over, St. Chad 4676 Eleanor SNELSON 528
    before 1802 (?) 4841 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1802 (?) 4842 Jonathan PLANT
    21 Mar 1802 Lower Peover 4716 John SNELSON 550
    before 1803 452 Samuel SNELSON
    before 1803 457 Ann ASTLE
    before 1803 (?) 4852 Hannah SNELSON
    before 1803 (?) 4853 John POWELL
    3 Apr 1803 Over, St. Chad 4627 Ann SNELSON 528
    8 May 1803 Astbury 4755 Margaret SNELSON 2534
    22 Jan 1804 Lower Peover 4662 William SNELSON 432
    before 1805 (?) 471 George SNELSON
    before 1805 (?) 472 James SNELSON
    before 1805 (?) 476 Elizabeth HILL
    before 1805 (?) 4825 Anne SNELSON
    before 1805 (?) 4826 Joseph OLLIER
    6 Apr 1805 Disley, St. Mary 4808 William SNELSON 4806
    21 Apr 1805 Over, St. Chad 4679 Sarah SNELSON 528
    15 Jul 1805 Allostock 4701 Thomas SNELSON 440
    10 Dec 1805 Manley 243 Edward SNELSON Farmer 237
    12 Jun 1806 Astbury 4754 John SNELSON 2534
    30 Nov 1806 Gawsworth 4892 Thomas SNELSON 429
    before 1807 (?) 4873 Mary SNELSON
    before 1807 (?) 4874 John SIDDALL
    20 May 1807 Lower Peover 4660 Betty SNELSON 432
    26 May 1807 Allostock 4698 James SNELSON 440
    7 Jun 1807 Darland Hall, Gresford, Denbs 481 John SNELSON Farmer 433
    before 1808 (?) 3056 Mary SNELSON
    before 1808 (?) 3057 John BOWER
    21 Feb 1808 Gawsworth 4893 William SNELSON 429
    10 Apr 1808 Over, St. Chad 4677 Martha SNELSON 528
    11 Dec 1808 Astbury 4758 William SNELSON 2534
    24 Sep 1809 Allostock 4697 Hannah SNELSON 440
    24 Dec 1809 Gawsworth 4766 Joseph SNELSON 4764
    3 May 1810 Lower Peover 4661 Mary SNELSON 432
    26 Aug 1810 Lower Peover 4768 Joseph SNELSON
    2 Sep 1810 Lower Peover 4718 Sarah SNELSON 550
    before 1811 (?) Witton 468 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 473 Elizabeth FORSTER
    before 1811 2504 Hugh MASSEY Farmer
    before 1811 2505 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 3087 Hannah SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 3088 Peter CLIFFE
    before 1811 (?) 4843 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 4844 John JOHNSON
    26 May 1811 Over, St. Chad 4628 Elizabeth SNELSON 528
    8 Sep 1811 Allostock 4696 George SNELSON 440
    before 1812 (?) 4856 Harriet SNELSON
    before 1812 (?) 4857 Charles BROAD
    29 Mar 1812 Over, St. Chad 4630 William SNELSON 528
    13 Sep 1812 Lower Peover 4675 Elizabeth SNELSON 522
    before 1813 (?) 85 John SNELSON
    before 1813 (?) 4854 Hannah SNELSON
    before 1813 (?) 4855 John HARDMAN
    circa 1813 486 Anne CONNAH 2743
    14 Feb 1813 Chelford, St. John 2544 Phebe SNELSON 430
    4 Apr 1813 Lower Peover 4717 Joseph SNELSON 550
    11 Sep 1813 Peover 4658 Thomas SNELSON 519
    24 Oct 1813 Chester, Holy Trinity 11 Margaret COVENTRY 57
    25 Apr 1814 Allostock 4700 Joseph SNELSON 440
    1 May 1814 Chester, St. Mary 6 Samuel SNELSON Cabinet Maker 1
    5 Jun 1815 Lower Peover 4656 John Barlow SNELSON 5337
    before 1816 (?) 477 Sarah LEATHER
    before 1816 (?) 3106 Joseph THORLEY
    before 1816 (?) 4875 Mary SNELSON
    before 1816 (?) 4876 Samuel STUBBS
    27 Aug 1816 Allostock 4695 Elizabeth SNELSON 440
    before 1817 (?) 4827 Bettey Higginson SNELSON
    before 1817 (?) 4828 William PIERCE
    before 1817 (?) 4888 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1817 (?) 4889 William TOMKINSON
    13 Apr 1817 Lower Peover 4653 Hannah SNELSON 519
    24 Dec 1818 Allostock 4699 Jane SNELSON 440
    12 Sep 1819 Lower Peover 4659 William SNELSON 519
    before 1821 (?) 4860 Jane SNELSON
    before 1821 (?) 4861 Henry ROWBOTTOM
    11 Feb 1821 Lower Peover 4652 George SNELSON 519
    5 Jan 1823 Lower Peover 4654 James SNELSON 519
    23 Aug 1823 Allostock 4702 William SNELSON 440
    before 1824 (?) 4894 Sarah Ann HEALD
    11 Jan 1824 Lower Peover 4723 Sarah SNELSON 479
    before 1825 (?) 4668 Ann UNKNOWN
    22 May 1825 Lower Peover 4751 John SNELSON 471
    29 May 1825 Lower Peover 4721 Joseph SNELSON 479
    24 Jul 1825 Lower Peover 4657 Mary SNELSON 519
    4 Dec 1825 Over Peover 4633 Ann SNELSON 4631
    6 Nov 1826 Lower Peover 4640 Ann SNELSON 4638
    24 Jun 1827 Over Peover 4635 Ellen SNELSON 4631
    9 Sep 1828 (?) Lower Peover 4720 George SNELSON 479
    12 Dec 1828 Macclesfield, Wesleyan, 4811 William SNELSON 4809
    before 1829 (?) 4862 Jane SNELLSON
    before 1829 (?) 4863 John CHADWICK
    1 Aug 1830 Lower Peover 4890 Thomas SNELSON 471
    3 Jun 1832 4724 Thomas SNELSON Farmer 479
    3 Jun 1832 Lower Peover 4769 Joseph SNELSON
    3 Feb 1833 Over Peover 4636 James SNELSON 4631
    28 Apr 1833 Lower Peover 4752 Mary SNELSON 471
    29 Jun 1833 Congleton, Zion Chapel 4796 Samuel SNELSON 4794
    21 Jun 1835 Peover 2112 John SNELSON Fustian Dyer
    28 Jun 1835 Over Peover 4637 Thomas SNELSON 4631
    1 Oct 1838 Lower Peover 4641 Ann SNELSON 4638
    16 Jun 1839 Over Peover 4649 John SNELSON 4645
    1 Dec 1839 Lower Peover 4722 Joseph SNELSON 479
    before 1840 (?) 4670 John SNELSON
    before 1840 4671 Fanny DALE
    before 1840 (?) 4845 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1840 (?) 4846 William WILKINSON
    15 Mar 1840 Lower Peover 4644 Thomas SNELSON 4638
    17 Oct 1841 Over Peover 4634 Elizabeth SNELSON 4631
    17 Oct 1841 Lower Peover 4707 Mary SNELSON 4703
    25 Mar 1842 Lower Peover 4643 Joseph SNELSON 4638
    3 Jul 1842 Over Peover 4650 Mary SNELSON 4645
    30 Apr 1843 Lower Peover 4706 Elizabeth SNELSON 4703
    12 May 1844 Over Peover 4648 Charles Henry SNELSON 4645
    19 Jan 1845 Lower Peover 4669 Charlotte SNELSON 4667
    23 Jul 1845 Lower Peover 4642 Elizabeth SNELSON 4638
    before 1846 (?) 4891 Mary Ann GROVES
    14 Feb 1847 Lower Peover 4705 John SNELSON 4703
    3 Feb 1850 Over Peover 4647 Annie SNELSON 4645
    15 Aug 1850 Lower Peover 4753 Selina SNELSON 471
    7 Aug 1853 Over Peover 4737 Thomas William SNELSON 4734
    24 Dec 1854 Over Peover 4736 James SNELSON 4734
    30 May 1863 Over Peover 4672 Charles SNELSON 4670

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    Marriages
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    ___Husband_____ ___Wife___________ Marriage Date & Place_

    William ANDERTON Anne SNELSON 30 Jul 1580 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Jonathan ARROWSMITH Mary SNELSON 30 Mar 1730 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    James BAILEY Jane SNELSON 20 Jul 1790 Prestbury, or Macclesfield
    Henry BAYLYE Alice SNELSON 2 Feb 1572 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John BOWER Mary SNELSON 22 Jul 1828 Lower Peover
    George BRADLEY Anne SNELSON 13 Jul 1612 Macclesfield, St. Michael
    George BRITLAND Sarah SNELSON 4 Oct 1832 Frodsham
    Charles BROAD Harriet SNELSON 16 Dec 1832 Astbury
    William BROADHURST Sarah SNELSON 31 Dec 1663 Gawsworth
    Thomas BROOKS Mary SNELSON 26 Jan 1809 Lower Peover
    Rawffe BROWNE Ellen SNELSON 19 Jun 1587 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas CAWLEY Elizabeth SNELSON 14 Oct 1797 Middlewich
    John CHADWICK Jane SNELLSON 19 Nov 1849 Stockport
    Richard CHANTLER Marie SNELSON 17 Oct 1585 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John CLARK Sarah SNELSON 4 May 1779 Over Peover
    Peter CLIFFE Hannah SNELSON 7 Feb 1831 Over Peover
    John COOKSON Mary SNELSON 7 May 1818 Tarvin
    Ralph COOPER Anne SNELSON 17 Jan 1706/7 Over Peover
    John CORKE Elizabeth SNELSON 3 May 1806 Middlewich
    William DAVIES Sarah SNELSON 14 Nov 1811 Witton
    John DICKENSON Ann SNELSON 2 Jul 1768 Tarporley
    John DRINKWATER Mary SNELSON 5 Oct 1758 Over Peover
    Philip EGERTON Ellin SNELSON 16 Oct 1785 Middlewich
    William FODEN Mary SNELSON 21 Apr 1779 Lower Peover
    Joseph GLOVER Martha SNELSON 20 Aug 1792 Lower Peover
    Thomas GLOVER Sarah SNELSON 5 Jun 1769 St. Bertoline, Barthomley
    John GOLDEN Sarah SNELSON 9 Feb 1807 Lower Peover
    Randle HACKNEY Martha SNELSON 13 Sep 1768 Brereton
    John HARDMAN Hannah SNELSON 3 Feb 1833 Chester, St. Michael
    Thomas HARROP Martha SNELSON 19 Dec 1765 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Daniel HEATH Ellen SNELSON 15 Jan 1782 Wybunbury
    William HOCKENHAL Mary SNELSON 17 Sep 1780 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John HOLLAND Martha SNELSON 4 Feb 1730/1 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John HOULBROOKE Sarah SNELSON 27 Dec 1781 Middlewich
    Thomas HOWBROOKE Hannah SNELSON 8 Apr 1779 Middlewich
    Joseph HUNT Mary SNELSON 12 Jan 1815 Chester, St. Michael
    Edward JACKSON Ann SNELSON 24 Dec 1788 Lower Peover
    John JOHNSON Elizabeth SNELSON 24 May 1831 Over Peover
    Joseph JOHNSON Elizabeth SNELSON 24 Aug 1752 Tarporley
    Robert JOHNSON Sarah SNELSON 19 Oct 1754 Tarporley
    Rauffe JOWRES Margaret SNELSON 30 May 1568 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Rev. John LATHAM Elizabeth SNELSON 12 Apr 1798 Nantwich
    George LOWE Elizabeth SNELSON 4 Dec 1666 Alderley, or Prestbury
    Hugh MASSEY Sarah SNELSON 19 Apr 1831 Alderley, St. Mary
    Richard MASSEY Martha SNELSON 18 Aug 1812 Alderley, St. Mary
    Mathias MOORES Mary SNELSON 10 Oct 1805 Great Budworth
    William MOORES Ann SNELSON 27 Nov 1628 Chester
    John OAKES Ann SNELSON 3 Jun 1794 Middlewich
    Joseph OLLIER Anne SNELSON 10 Jul 1825 Great Budworth
    Joseph PAINTER Mary SNELSON 27 Dec 1750 Davenham
    Unknown PAUL Ann SNELSON before 1839
    Willm PIERCE Bettey Higginson SNELSON 8 Mar 1837 Chester St Michael
    Jonathan PLANT Elizabeth SNELSON 23 Jun 1822 Davenham
    John POWELL Hannah SNELSON 16 Jun 1823 Tarvin
    Unknown ROBERTS Mary UNKNOWN before 1802
    Willm ROWBOTHAM Sarah SNELSON 13 Dec 1796 Prestbury St Peters/Ince
    Henry ROWBOTTOM Jane SNELSON 26 Jul 1841 Over Peover
    George SAVAGE Betty SNELSON 21 Sep 1818 Frodsham
    William SEFTON Mary SNELSON 5 Oct 1766 Frodsham, St. Lawrence
    Edward SEPHTON Ann UNKNOWN 5 May 1757 Chester, St. John Baptist
    Edward SEPHTON Unknown UNKNOWN before 1756
    James SHAW Mary SNELSON 17 Dec 1783 Middlewich
    Charles SHERRATT Elizabeth SNELSON 13 Dec 1809 Astbury
    John SIDDALL Mary SNELSON 31 Dec 1827 Middlewich
    Amos SLATER Mary SNELSON 20 Jul 1785 Gawsworth
    John SNELLSON Dorothy POWER 29 Sep 1735 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John SNELLSON Catherine TAYLOR 7 Nov 1786 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John SNELLSON Ann KRENHAPUCH ? before 1791 (?)
    Joshua SNELLSON Elizabeth GOODWIN 26 Dec 1753 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELLSON Elizabeth UNKNOWN before 1779 Middlewich
    Edmund SNELSON Hannah STEEL 8 Oct 1775 Nantwich
    Edward SNELSON Mary ( LEWIS ) BRISCOE 16 Mar 1825 Overton
    Edward SNELSON Mary BLACKSHAW 3 Dec 1749 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Edward SNELSON Sarah CHESWORTH 24 Apr 1770 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    George SNELSON Elizabeth HILL 24 Mar 1825 Great Budworth
    George SNELSON Martha COCKSEY ( COOKSEY ) 1 Feb 1795 Lower Peover
    Hugh SNELSON Eme ( Emma ) LOCKETT 12 Jun 1615 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Jacobus ( James ) SNELSON Anna MERRIMAN 3 Nov 1732 Alderley
    James SNELSON Elizabeth STUBBS 9 Oct 1806 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    James SNELSON Sarah LEATHER 8 Mar 1836 Lower Peover
    James SNELSON Sarah LEIGH 27 Jul 1830 Pulford
    James SNELSON Mary GRANT 28 Sep 1809 Chester, St. Mary
    John SNELSON Elizabeth KNIGHT 9 Jul 1833 Chester, Holy Trinity
    John SNELSON Mary ARTLESS 15 Jul 1802 Lower Peover
    John SNELSON Ellen LEICESTER 22 Jan 1805 Lower Peover
    John SNELSON Anne CONNAH 12 Feb 1833 Eccleston
    John SNELSON Mary CARR 2 Sep 1744 Witton
    John SNELSON Alice WESTON 30 Nov 1717 Whitegate
    John SNELSON Elizabeth CROOKS 9 Apr 1769 Eccleston
    John SNELSON Hannah DANIEL 1 Jan 1776 Over Peover
    John SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER 3 Jun 1655 Prestbury
    John SNELSON Sarah Ann WITHERS 19 Oct 1857 Manchester Cathedral
    John SNELSON Katheryn BESWICKE 30 Dec 1592 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN before 1845 (?)
    John SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN 8 Aug 1860 Over Peover
    John SNELSON Fanny DALE 8 Aug 1860 Over Peover
    John SNELSON Elizabeth UNKNOWN before 1779 (?)
    John Barlow SNELSON Jane TASKER 27 Apr 1841 Manchester Cathedral
    Jonathan SNELSON Ann MOORE 24 Sep 1799 Sandbach
    Joseph SNELSON Margaret UNKNOWN
    Joseph SNELSON Ann WARBURTON 18 Feb 1797 Whitegate
    Joseph SNELSON Mary GLOVER 29 Jul 1752 Warmingham
    Joseph SNELSON Hannah STEEL 26 Jan 1754 Prestbury
    Moston SNELSON Martha POTT 23 Sep 1742 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Peter SNELSON Sara(h) BRISCOE 9 May 1800 Frodsham, St. Lawrence
    Peter SNELSON Charlotte HARVEY 24 Apr 1810 Tarvin
    Peter SNELSON Mary DARLINGTON 3 Oct 1719 Over, by Middlewich
    Peter John SNELSON Janet TURNER
    Roger SNELSON Mary FORD
    Samuel SNELSON Margaret COVENTRY 5 Dec 1836 Chester, St. Mary
    Samuel SNELSON Martha CORNES 10 Jan 1803 Bunbury
    Samuel SNELSON Ann ASTLE 24 May 1818 Tarvin
    Samuel SNELSON Mary BADDLEY 3 Dec 1725 Sandbach
    Thomas SNELSON Mary UNKNOWN 9 Aug 1803 Knutsford
    Thomas SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER 31 Jan 1831 Whitegate
    Thomas SNELSON Ann POSTLES 8 May 1821 Middlewich
    Thomas SNELSON Susanna PEEVER 30 Oct 1709 Sandbach
    Thomas SNELSON Mary GARDNER 21 Nov 1704 Whitegate
    Thomas SNELSON Betty HULSE 14 Oct 1799 Lower Peover
    Thomas SNELSON Martha LEA 28 Dec 1763 Middlewich
    Thomas SNELSON Jane GREENHALL 19 Jun 1775 Lower Peover
    Thomas SNELSON Martha SMITH 26 May 1773 St. Bertoline, Barthomley
    Thomas SNELSON Elizabeth WARRINGTON 19 Dec 1762 Gawsworth
    Thomas SNELSON Mary WILLIAMSON
    Thomas SNELSON Ellin STANLEY 5 Aug 1696 (?) Alderley, or Nantwich
    Thomas SNELSON Elisabeth CORNER 8 Sep 1782 Prestbury
    Thomas SNELSON Martha INGHAM 3 May 1724 Chelford, St. John
    Thomas SNELSON Anne FORSTER 18 Jan 1603/4 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELSON Margrett FODEN 29 Jul 1626 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELSON Margaret HULME 20 Jan 1789 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELSON Mary Ann GROVES 2 Aug 1866 Lower Peover
    Thomas SNELSON Unknown UNKNOWN before 1802
    Unknown SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN before 1756
    William SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN
    William SNELSON Elizabeth WALLEY 11 Dec 1743 Witton
    William SNELSON Mary JENNINGS 2 Dec 1793 Lower Peover
    William SNELSON Sarah PARKER 20 Sep 1789 Farndon
    William SNELSON Anne DAVENPORT 19 Feb 1662/3 Prestbury
    William SNELSON Sarah Ann HEALD 28 Jan 1844 Lower Peover
    John STANMORE Sarah SNELSON 13 Jan 1741/2 Lower Peover
    Samuel STUBBS Mary SNELSON 21 Feb 1836 Great Budworth
    John SYMPSON Ann SNELSON 30 Dec 1794 Lower Peover
    Peter TASKER Nancy SNELSON 10 Nov 1801 Lower Peover
    Joseph THORLEY Phebe SNELSON 31 Oct 1836 Sandbach
    Thomas THORLY Mary SNELLSON 7 Aug 1623 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    William TOMKINSON Sarah SNELSON 31 Jan 1837 Great Budworth
    George TURNER Jane SNELSON 18 Apr 1814 Lower Peover
    Charles WALKER Elizabeth SNELSON 21 May 1732 Gawsworth
    Josiah WHITTAKER Elizabeth SNELSON 30 Aug 1785 Gawsworth
    James WILKINSON Martha SNELSON 10 Jul 1775 Middlewich
    William WILKINSON Elizabeth SNELSON 25 Dec 1860 Over Peover
    Peter WOODYEAR Catherine SNELSON 4 May 1779 Frodsham, St. Lawrence
    John WORRAL Hannah SNELSON 5 Sep 1803 Tarvin
    John WRIGHT Ellin STANLEY 12 Dec 1716 Nantwich
  4. [S24] Chester St. Mary Marriages 1836
  5. [S5968] Adrian John Snelson's Archives
  6. [S67] Overleigh Grave 1214 (found by Richard Snelson), Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Grave 1214 (found by Richard Snelson)

    Page 102

    Elizabeth Snelson dau Edward & Ann Snelson Handbridge
    died 12 Oct 1857 aged 9 months

    Walter Snelson son of Edward and Ann Snelson Handbridge
    died 23 Oct 1856 aged 3 weeks

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker Handbridge
    died 27 Oct 1860 aged 46

    Elizabeth Ann Snelson dau Edward & Elizabethh Ann Snelson
    died 24 Nov 1866 aged 13 months

    Edward Snelson Cordwainer Handbridge
    died 8 Jan 1875 aged 55

    Ann Snelson Widow of Edward Snelson Handbridge
    died 23 Aug 1890 aged 59

    Elizabeth Dickens Spinster St. John's Hospital
    died 15 Aug 1890 aged 90
  7. [S688] Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897


    Snelson William Handbridge 1454 1855

    Snelson Sarah Pepper Street 1480 1855

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 1912 1856

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 2398 1857

    Snelson Walter Handbridge 2960 1858

    Snelson Sam'l Handbridge 4023 1860

    Snelson Edward Handbridge 308 1876

    Snelson Lucy Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Samuel Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Mary Handbridge 6095 1883

    Snelson Harry Pycroft Street 741 1885

    Snelson Margaret Handbridge 1002 1885

    Snelson Ann Pepper Street 2555 1887

    Snelson John St John Street 3624 1889

    Snelson Annie Handbridge 3680 1889

    Snelson Anne Handbridge 4581 1890

    Snelson Mary 57 Bridge Street Row 5201

    Snelson George 25 Handbridge 5701
  8. [S42] Census 1841 Chester Handbridge Samuel Snelson a 25, Memo: Annotation: Census 1841 Chester
    Handbridge H.O. 107/129
    /22 t.8v. Jonathan GILL 60 Y
    Hannah GILL 60 Y
    Martha PARSONAGE 20 N
  9. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City

Biography

Hannah Snelson

F, #7, Deceased, b. December 1816
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Edward Jones (b. about 1800)

Main Events

  • Name: Hannah Snelson was also known as Hannah Jones.
  • Reference Number: She was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELH$16.
  • Christening: Hannah was christened on 8 December 1816 in St. Mary's, Chester.1
  • Biography: About Hannah Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Birth: She was born in December 1816 in Chester.
  • Marriage: She and Edward Jones were married on 22 June 1836 in Holt, Denbighshire.2
  • Residence: She resided in a place we haven't yet found, Holt, Denbighshire, in 1836.

Census

Census 1841Hannah Snelson Id #7 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Fairbrother (Principal), William Snelson (Son), Edward Snelson (Son), and Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2, 8, 9, and 10.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1841Hannah Snelson Id #7 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge, Chester; but aged only 20.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1851Hannah Snelson Id #7 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1851 at Bretton, Flintshire.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S33] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1815-30, in P20/2/1,2 on Mf98/2
  2. [S49] Hayes Marriage Index
  3. [S30] Census 1841 Handbridge

Biography

William Snelson1

M, #8, Deceased, b. 24 October 1819, d. 28 October 1855
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Margaret Dodd (b. about 1826)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: William Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELW$19.
  • Birth: He was born on 24 October 1819 in Chester.2
  • Christening: William was christened on 21 November 1819 in St. Mary's, Chester.3
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Eaton Road, Chester, on 3 June 1839 as a farmer by right of birth.4
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Dodd were married on 24 January 1848 in parish church, St. Oswald's, Chester.5
  • Residence: He resided in Egerton Street and Eaton Road, Chester, about 1848.5
  • Death: He died on 28 October 1855, at age 36, in 33 Handbridge, Chester.6
  • Burial: William's remains were buried on 2 November 1855 in Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.7,8
  • Probate: The estate of William Snelson was probated on 22 November 1855 in Chester.9
  • Occupation: He was a cowkeeper and a farmer in Handbridge, Chester, in 1855.6
  • Biography: About William Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?

Census

Census 1841William Snelson Id #8 (Son) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Fairbrother (Principal), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), Edward Snelson (Son), and Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2, 7, 9, and 10.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 10
Census 1851William Snelson Id #8 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Dodd (Wife), William Snelson (Son), and George Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #113, 114, and 115.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 11
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S144] Letter from Richard James Snelson dated 21 June 1988
  2. [S689] Chester Cemetery Register 1850-65
  3. [S33] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1815-30, in P20/2/1,2 on Mf98/2
  4. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  5. [S156] Chester St. John Marriages 1837 - 1853, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. John Marriages 1837 - 1853

    p. 223 no 446

    24 January 1848

    William Snelson 28 years, bachelor, farmer of Egerton Street, son of William
    Snelson, farmer, and
    Margaret Dodd, 22 years old, spinster, of Foregate Street, dau of George Dodd,
    wheelwright.

    Witnesses : Nathan Pearson and Robert Jones
  6. [S68] Overleigh Grave 1047, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Grave 1047 (1971 letter from Parks&Cems Supt.)

    William Snelson Cowkeeper Handbridge died 28 Oct 1855 aged 36

    Elizabeth Snelson daughter of William and Margaret Snelson Curzon Park Chester
    died 31 Oct 1856 aged 9 months

    William Snelson 31 Hartington St Handbridge Chester died 30 Jan 1900 aged 50
    years. ( The Oddfellows erected a head stone to him ).

    Eliza Jane Snelson 57 Hoole Lane Chester died 26 Jan 1922 aged 73

    Emma Sumpter 54 Trafford Street Chester died 12 May 1946 aged 65 years

    Henry Sumpter 54 Trafford St Chester died 14 Nov 1946 aged 69
  7. [S688] Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897


    Snelson William Handbridge 1454 1855

    Snelson Sarah Pepper Street 1480 1855

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 1912 1856

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 2398 1857

    Snelson Walter Handbridge 2960 1858

    Snelson Sam'l Handbridge 4023 1860

    Snelson Edward Handbridge 308 1876

    Snelson Lucy Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Samuel Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Mary Handbridge 6095 1883

    Snelson Harry Pycroft Street 741 1885

    Snelson Margaret Handbridge 1002 1885

    Snelson Ann Pepper Street 2555 1887

    Snelson John St John Street 3624 1889

    Snelson Annie Handbridge 3680 1889

    Snelson Anne Handbridge 4581 1890

    Snelson Mary 57 Bridge Street Row 5201

    Snelson George 25 Handbridge 5701
  8. [S68] Overleigh Grave 1047
  9. [S5586] William Snelson 1855 Probate
  10. [S30] Census 1841 Handbridge
  11. [S57] Census 1851 Handbridge HO/107/2171, R3-0849

Biography

Edward Snelson1

M, #9, Deceased, b. 1 January 1822, d. 8 January 1876
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Ann Elizabeth Egerton (b. about 1831, d. 23 August 1890)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Edward Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELE$22.
  • Birth: He was born on 1 January 1822 in Chester.
  • Christening: Edward was christened on 23 January 1822 in St. Mary's, Chester.2,3
  • Biography: About Edward Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Eaton Road, Chester, on 30 July 1839 by right of birth and as a cordwainer.4
  • Probate: The estate of Edward Snelson was probated on 5 September 1850 {WS 1850}.
  • Occupation: He was a shoemaker in Handbridge in 1850.
  • Marriage: He and Ann Elizabeth Egerton were married on 20 February 1854 in St. Paul, Toxteth Park, Liverpool.5
  • Occupation: He was a cowkeeper in Chester in 1858.
  • Occupation: He was a cord wainer or a shoemaker in Handbridge in 1875.6
  • Death: He died on 8 January 1876, at age 54, in Eaton Road, Chester.6
  • Burial: Edward's remains were buried on 12 January 1876 in Grave 1214/102, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.7
  • Probate: The estate of Edward Snelson and Ann Elizabeth Egerton were probated on 19 February 1876 in Chester.8

Census

Census 1841Edward Snelson Id #9 (Son) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Fairbrother (Principal), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), William Snelson (Son), and Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2, 7, 8, and 10.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1861Edward Snelson Id #9 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at Greenway Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Ann Elizabeth Egerton (Wife), Henry ( Harry ) Snelson (Son), and Martha Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #183, 1,560, and 1,330.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 10
Census 1871Edward Snelson Id #9 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1871 at 48 Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Ann Elizabeth Egerton (Wife), Henry ( Harry ) Snelson (Son), Martha Snelson (Daughter), William Egerton Snelson (Son), Robert Snelson (Son), Agnes Ann Snelson (Daughter), and Annie Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #183, 1,560, 1,330, 1,325, 231, 1,333, and 1,650.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 11
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S108] Worrall's Directory - 1874, Memo: Annotation: Worrall's Directory - 1874

    Mf 1 of 5 Asst. Overseers and Collectors - St Mary's

    Thomas Snelson, 26 Pepper Street Grocers

    Edward Snelson, 48 Handbridge
  2. [S33] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1815-30, in P20/2/1,2 on Mf98/2
  3. [S1224] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1820-1831, mf 98/2 & 3
  4. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  5. [S5563] Marriage Edward Snelson & Ann Egerton
  6. [S67] Overleigh Grave 1214 (found by Richard Snelson), Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Grave 1214 (found by Richard Snelson)

    Page 102

    Elizabeth Snelson dau Edward & Ann Snelson Handbridge
    died 12 Oct 1857 aged 9 months

    Walter Snelson son of Edward and Ann Snelson Handbridge
    died 23 Oct 1856 aged 3 weeks

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker Handbridge
    died 27 Oct 1860 aged 46

    Elizabeth Ann Snelson dau Edward & Elizabethh Ann Snelson
    died 24 Nov 1866 aged 13 months

    Edward Snelson Cordwainer Handbridge
    died 8 Jan 1875 aged 55

    Ann Snelson Widow of Edward Snelson Handbridge
    died 23 Aug 1890 aged 59

    Elizabeth Dickens Spinster St. John's Hospital
    died 15 Aug 1890 aged 90
  7. [S688] Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897


    Snelson William Handbridge 1454 1855

    Snelson Sarah Pepper Street 1480 1855

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 1912 1856

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 2398 1857

    Snelson Walter Handbridge 2960 1858

    Snelson Sam'l Handbridge 4023 1860

    Snelson Edward Handbridge 308 1876

    Snelson Lucy Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Samuel Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Mary Handbridge 6095 1883

    Snelson Harry Pycroft Street 741 1885

    Snelson Margaret Handbridge 1002 1885

    Snelson Ann Pepper Street 2555 1887

    Snelson John St John Street 3624 1889

    Snelson Annie Handbridge 3680 1889

    Snelson Anne Handbridge 4581 1890

    Snelson Mary 57 Bridge Street Row 5201

    Snelson George 25 Handbridge 5701
  8. [S34] Will Indexes 1875-76, Memo: Annotation: Will Indexes 1875-76 on Mf 91/79



    SNELSON Edwd of Handbridge Cowkeeper 17.192 w 19 Feb 1876

    Will Checked By Eileen Simpson on Mf 91/22 - does not mention his own
    childrens names or any of his brothers.
  9. [S30] Census 1841 Handbridge
  10. [S5612] Census 1861 Edward Snelson a. 39, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Chester
  11. [S5613] Census Cheshire 1871 Edward Snelson a. 49, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Greenway Street, Chester

Biography

Elizabeth Snelson

F, #10, Deceased, b. 27 February 1825, d. 25 August 1890
  • Consanguinity: 3rd great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Samuel Dicken (b. about 1811)

Main Events

  • Name: Elizabeth Snelson was also known as Elizabeth Dicken.
  • Reference Number: She was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELE$25.
  • Birth: She was born on 27 February 1825 in Chester.1
  • Christening: Elizabeth was christened on 27 February 1825 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.2
  • Biography: About Elizabeth Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Dicken were married in June 1850 in West Derby.
  • Note: Cited as a beneficiary in Jonathan Gill's Will of 1850.
  • Death:

    Elizabeth Snelson died on 25 August 1890 in St. Johns Hosp, Chester. The hospital 'for the sustentation of poor and silly persons' which stood outside the North Gate of Chester was probably founded by Ranulf de Blondeville, Earl of Chester, in the early 1190s.

    An action at law to establish what estates belonged to the hospital and to vest them in the Municipal Charities Trustees was begun in 1838 but not completed until a Chancery Scheme, evidently of 1852, ordered the almshouses to be rebuilt to house 13 paupers who received 10s. a week each. As rebuilt in 1854 by Morris and Hobson for the Trustees of Hospital of St John Baptist, the almshouses each included a sitting room, bedroom, and scullery. A Charity Commission Scheme of 1892 assigned the substantial surplus to pay pensions to other townspeople.

    Under a Scheme of 1976 the hospital, still supporting 13 almshouses, was absorbed by the Chester Municipal Almshouse Charity, and the almshouses remain in use, the most recent having opened in April 2006.3
  • Burial:

    Elizabeth Snelson was buried in August 1890 in Grave 1213/102, Chester General Cemetery, Chester.

Census

Census Elizabeth Snelson Id #10 (resident) was at home on Census night.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1841Elizabeth Snelson Id #10 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Fairbrother (Principal), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), William Snelson (Son), and Edward Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2, 7, 8, and 9.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1841Elizabeth Snelson Id #10 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eaton Road, Handbridge; aged 13.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1851Elizabeth Snelson Id #10 (Wife) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Dicken (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #76.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4,6
  • Last Edited: 10 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S191] Chester St. Mary Baptisms, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1820-1831

    mf 98/2 & 3

    p32 no 249
    23 Jan 1822 Edward son William & Elizabeth Snelson farmer, Handbridge * b. 1 Jan 1822

    p32 no 250
    23 Jan 1822 Betty dau James & Mary Snelson, baker, Castle Street * b. 6 Jun 1821



    p49 no 389
    9 Jan 1823 Margaret dau Richard & Margaret Snelson innkeeper, Bridge Street * b. 2 Dec 1822

    p53 no 417
    14 Mar 1823 Elizabeth dau John & Margret Coventry, tailor, Handbridge * b. 23 Feb 1823

    p81 no 645
    27 Feb 1825 Elizabeth dau William & Elizabeth Snelson, farmer, Handbridge

    p94 no 751
    13 Oct 1825 Mary dau John & Jane Snelson, wheelwright, Potter's Court

    p96 no 767
    10 Nov 1825 Joseph son Richard & Margaret Snelson, innkeeper, Bridge Street

    p125 no 997 1 Jul 1827 Anne dau of John and Margaret Coventry, tailor, Handbridge v
  2. [S33] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1815-30, in P20/2/1,2 on Mf98/2
  3. [S67] Overleigh Grave 1214 (found by Richard Snelson), Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Grave 1214 (found by Richard Snelson)

    Page 102

    Elizabeth Snelson dau Edward & Ann Snelson Handbridge
    died 12 Oct 1857 aged 9 months

    Walter Snelson son of Edward and Ann Snelson Handbridge
    died 23 Oct 1856 aged 3 weeks

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker Handbridge
    died 27 Oct 1860 aged 46

    Elizabeth Ann Snelson dau Edward & Elizabethh Ann Snelson
    died 24 Nov 1866 aged 13 months

    Edward Snelson Cordwainer Handbridge
    died 8 Jan 1875 aged 55

    Ann Snelson Widow of Edward Snelson Handbridge
    died 23 Aug 1890 aged 59

    Elizabeth Dickens Spinster St. John's Hospital
    died 15 Aug 1890 aged 90
  4. [S75] Census 1851 ('Dicken')
    Handbridge
    Samuel Dicken Joiner/Journeyman aged 40 Elizabeth Dicken Wife aged 26

    .......They were living next door to Samuel Snelson and Margaret Coventry and may be connected with grave 1860 at Overleigh.
  5. [S30] Census 1841 Handbridge
  6. [S5905] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Dicken a. 40, Head: Samuel Dicken
    Age: 40
    County: Cheshire

Biography

Margaret Coventry1

F, #11, Deceased, b. about 1813, d. 12 September 1885
  • Consanguinity: 2nd great-grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Families

Family 1: Samuel Snelson (b. about April 1814, d. 27 October 1860)

Family 2:

Main Events

  • Name: Margaret Coventry was also known as Margaret Snelson.
  • Christening: Margaret was christened on 24 October 1813 in Holy Trinity, Chester.
  • Birth: She was born about 1813 in Chester.
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Snelson were married on 5 December 1836 in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester.2,3
  • Occupation: She was a shop keeper in Handbridge in 1861.
  • Occupation: She was a domestic nurse in Handbridge in 1881.
  • Death: She died on 12 September 1885 in Handbridge, Chester.4
  • Burial: Margaret's remains were buried on 15 September 1885 in Grave 9107/102, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.
  • Biography:

    Her brother was John COVENTRY b. 16 Feb 1812. In 1877 at the time of son Samuel's admittance as a free man, she was living at 57 Handbridge.
  • Reference: In 1996 COVEM$13.

Census

Census 1841Margaret Coventry Id #11 (Wife) was at home on Census night 6 June 1841 at Belgrave Place, Handbridge; At the time of the Census, Samuel and wife Margaret, together with children William and young Margaret were living next door to Johnathan Gill and Samuel's Aunt Hannah Gill (Snelson) aged 60.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), William Snelson (Son), and Margaret Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 13, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1851Margaret Coventry Id #11 (Wife) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), William Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Mary Coventry (Niece), and Margaret Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 13, 15, 16, 17, 61, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1861Margaret Coventry Id #11 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 7 April 1861 at 53 Handbrdige, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), and Alfred Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #15, 16, 17, 1,558, and 1,663.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
Census 1871Margaret Coventry Id #11 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 2 April 1871 at 57 Handbridge, St. John, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Son), Alfred Snelson (Son), and Annie Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17, 1,663, and 1,672.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8,9
Census 1881Margaret Coventry Id #11 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1881 at Handbridge; The records show her as being a widow aged 60 ... but I think this may be wrong, as she would have been 68 by my reckoning if she were born in 1813.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S688] Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897


    Snelson William Handbridge 1454 1855

    Snelson Sarah Pepper Street 1480 1855

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 1912 1856

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 2398 1857

    Snelson Walter Handbridge 2960 1858

    Snelson Sam'l Handbridge 4023 1860

    Snelson Edward Handbridge 308 1876

    Snelson Lucy Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Samuel Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Mary Handbridge 6095 1883

    Snelson Harry Pycroft Street 741 1885

    Snelson Margaret Handbridge 1002 1885

    Snelson Ann Pepper Street 2555 1887

    Snelson John St John Street 3624 1889

    Snelson Annie Handbridge 3680 1889

    Snelson Anne Handbridge 4581 1890

    Snelson Mary 57 Bridge Street Row 5201

    Snelson George 25 Handbridge 5701
  2. [S543] IGI 1988 Cheshire, Memo: Annotation: IGI 1988 Cheshire and Associated Sources
    Baptisms
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    Baptisms
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    ____Bir/Chr_Date____Record_#_ ___Name_____ __Occupation____ _Fa_#_

    84 Elizabeth KNIGHT
    621 Elizabeth WARRINGTON
    1299 William SEFTON
    4847 John WRIGHT Upholsterer
    5657 Martha SNELSON
    6095 Peter John SNELSON 6231
    before 1548 2689 Rauffe JOWRES
    before 1548 2690 Margaret SNELSON
    before 1551 2691 Henry BAYLYE
    before 1551 2692 Alice SNELSON
    before 1560 2693 William ANDERTON
    before 1560 2694 Anne SNELSON
    before 1565 2695 Richard CHANTLER
    before 1565 2696 Marie SNELSON
    before 1567 2697 Rawffe BROWNE
    before 1567 2698 Ellen SNELSON
    before 1572 2699 John SNELSON
    before 1572 2700 Katheryn BESWICKE
    22 Jun 1576 Sutton, St. Michael 4878 Roger SNELSON Dyer 4369
    26 Mar 1581 Macclesfield, St. Michael 4829 Edward SNELSON
    before 1583 2701 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1583 2702 Anne FORSTER
    before 1585 2708 Eme ( Emma ) LOCKETT
    before 1592 (?) 3046 Anne SNELSON
    before 1592 (?) 3047 George BRADLEY
    29 Sep 1594 Macclesfield, St. Michael 4877 Marye SNELSON
    before 1595 2707 Hugh SNELSON Gentleman
    6 Jan 1600/1 Macclesfield, St. Michael 4686 Elizabeth SNELSON 5288
    before 1603 2709 Thomas THORLY
    before 1603 2710 Mary SNELLSON
    before 1606 2713 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1606 2714 Margrett FODEN
    before 1608 (?) 3140 Ann SNELSON
    before 1608 (?) 3141 William MOORES
    before 1635 561 John SNELSON Weaver
    before 1635 Lower Withington 566 Elizabeth FORSTER
    2 Feb 1636/7 Gawsworth 4772 William SNELSON 4770
    1 Sep 1639 Gawsworth 4771 Margaret SNELSON 4770
    before 1642 562 William SNELSON
    before 1642 567 Anne DAVENPORT
    before 1643 (?) 3150 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1643 (?) 3151 William BROADHURST
    before 1646 (?) Chelford 1494 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1646 (?) 1495 George LOWE
    3 Apr 1659 Gawsworth 4689 Elizabeth SNELSON 4687
    before 1670 (?) 1486 Ellin STANLEY
    before 1684 (?) 508 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1684 (?) 513 Mary GARDNER
    before 1687 (?) 4823 Anne SNELSON
    before 1687 (?) 4824 Ralph COOPER
    before 1689 491 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1689 496 Susanna PEEVER Widow
    circa 1695 4817 Edward SEPHTON Husbandman
    before 1697 (?) 502 John SNELSON
    before 1697 507 Alice WESTON
    before 1699 (?) 501 Peter SNELSON
    before 1699 (?) 506 Mary DARLINGTON
    before 1704 2564 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1704 Chelford 2565 Martha INGHAM
    before 1705 (?) 4879 Samuel SNELSON
    before 1705 (?) 4880 Mary BADDLEY
    before 1710 2717 Jonathan ARROWSMITH Husbandman
    before 1710 2718 Mary SNELSON
    before 1710 2719 John HOLLAND Weaver
    before 1710 2720 Martha SNELSON
    before 1712 (?) 489 Jacobus ( James ) SNELSON
    before 1712 (?) 494 Anna MERRIMAN
    before 1712 (?) 3083 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1712 (?) 3084 Charles WALKER
    before 1715 568 John SNELLSON
    before 1715 (?) 573 Dorothy POWER
    before 1722 571 Moston SNELSON
    before 1722 575 Martha POTT
    before 1722 (?) 4881 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1722 (?) 4882 John STANMORE
    before 1723 (?) Middlewich 498 William SNELSON
    before 1723 (?) 503 Elizabeth WALLEY
    14 Jul 1723 Astbury 541 Joseph SNELSON 1367
    before 1724 499 John SNELSON
    2 Sep 1724 (?) 504 Mary CARR
    circa 1727 4816 Ann UNKNOWN
    before 1729 572 Edward SNELSON Yeoman 2569
    before 1730 (?) 4864 Mary SNELSON
    before 1730 (?) 4865 Joseph PAINTER
    before 1732 (?) 546 Mary GLOVER
    before 1732 (?) 4832 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1732 (?) 4833 Joseph JOHNSON
    before 1733 569 Joshua SNELLSON
    before 1733 (?) 574 Elizabeth GOODWIN
    before 1734 (?) 4883 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1734 (?) 4884 Robert JOHNSON
    before 1738 (?) 3089 Mary SNELSON
    before 1738 (?) 3090 John DRINKWATER
    31 Jan 1741/2 Whitegate 4782 Mary SNELSON 4780
    before 1743 Barthomley 548 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1743 (?) 553 Martha LEA
    29 Sep 1743 Great Budworth 1300 Mary SNELSON 235
    before 1745 (?) 2789 Martha SNELSON
    before 1745 (?) 2790 Thomas HARROP Farmer
    13 Oct 1745 Lower Peover 4617 Joseph SNELSON 498
    13 Oct 1745 Lower Peover 4674 John SNELSON 498
    31 May 1747 Lower Peover 4615 George SNELSON 498
    before 1748 (?) 3085 Martha SNELSON
    before 1748 (?) 3086 Randle HACKNEY
    before 1748 (?) 4818 Ann SNELSON
    before 1748 (?) 4819 John DICKENSON
    1748 (?) 536 Elizabeth CROOKS 5165
    circa 1748 Gresford, Denbighshire 530 John SNELSON 582
    27 Dec 1748 Lower Peover 4620 William SNELSON 498
    before 1749 (?) 2859 Thomas GLOVER Husbandman
    before 1749 (?) 2860 Sarah SNELSON
    25 Jul 1749 Lower Peover 4742 John SNELSON
    circa 1750 Hemstall 241 Peter WOODYEAR
    6 Jan 1750/1 Lower Peover 4618 Sarah SNELSON 498
    24 May 1752 Lower Peover 4619 Thomas SNELSON 498
    27 Nov 1752 Congleton 4777 Sarah SNELSON 4773
    before 1753 (?) 552 Thomas SNELSON Tailor
    before 1753 557 Martha SMITH
    20 May 1753 Warmingham 4791 Samuel SNELSON 541
    25 Mar 1754 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 240 Catherine SNELSON 235
    15 Dec 1754 Congleton 4778 William SNELSON 4773
    before 1755 549 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1755 554 Jane GREENHALL
    before 1755 560 Edmund SNELSON Bookseller
    before 1755 (?) 5656 James WILKINSON
    22 Apr 1755 Church Hulme 4726 John SNELSON 541
    before 1756 537 Hannah DANIEL
    21 Nov 1756 Church Hulme 4725 Hannah SNELSON 541
    13 Feb 1757 Lower Peover 4626 Mary SNELSON 4621
    26 Jun 1757 Congleton 4775 Martha SNELSON 4773
    26 Jun 1757 Congleton 4776 Mary SNELSON 4773
    22 Oct 1758 Church Hulme 4727 Joseph SNELSON 541
    12 Nov 1758 Astbury 4740 John SNELSON 4738
    before 1759 (?) 3062 Mary SNELSON 4621
    before 1759 (?) 3063 William FODEN
    before 1759 (?) 3091 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1759 (?) 3092 John CLARK
    before 1759 (?) 4783 John SNELSON
    before 1759 (?) 4784 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    before 1759 (?) 4850 Thomas HOWBROOKE
    before 1759 (?) 4866 Thomas SNELLSON
    before 1759 (?) 4867 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    5 Jan 1759 Frodsham 238 Joseph SNELSON Yeoman 235
    9 Sep 1759 Astbury 4814 William SNELSON 4812
    before 1760 (?) 2792 William HOCKENHAL
    circa 1760 2791 Mary SNELSON
    28 Sep 1760 Lower Peover 4625 Martha SNELSON 4621
    before 1761 (?) 4887 John HOULBROOKE
    1 Jan 1761 Middlewich 1375 Mary SNELSON 541
    31 May 1761 Chelford 4708 Thomas SNELSON 572
    6 Nov 1761 Manley 237 Peter SNELSON 235
    before 1762 (?) 4848 Ellen SNELSON
    before 1762 (?) 4849 Daniel HEATH
    4 Jul 1762 Middlewich 4792 Sarah SNELSON 541
    before 1763 2534 Thomas SNELSON Husbandman
    before 1763 2535 Elisabeth CORNER
    before 1763 (?) 4868 James SHAW
    12 Feb 1763 Farndon 4923 William SNELSON Weaver 182
    28 Jan 1764 Lower Peover 4624 John SNELSON 4621
    Middlewich 4793 William SNELSON 541
    28 Oct 1764 Astbury 4745 John SNELSON 548
    before 1765 (?) Gawsworth 620 Thomas SNELSON Overseer
    before 1765 (?) 3079 Mary SNELSON
    before 1765 (?) 3080 Amos SLATER
    circa 1765 (?) Gawsworth 622 Elizabeth SNELSON 620
    circa 1765 (?) 623 Josiah WHITTAKER
    15 Dec 1765 Lower Peover 4673 Ann SNELSON 498
    before 1766 2793 Catherine TAYLOR
    before 1766 2794 John SNELLSON Joiner
    2 Mar 1766 Lower Peover 4623 Ann SNELSON 4621
    20 Apr 1766 Middlewich 1371 Ann SNELSON 541
    before 1768 (?) 3058 Ann SNELSON 4621
    before 1768 (?) 3059 Edward JACKSON
    circa 1768 431 James SNELSON Farmer 896
    28 Dec 1768 Middlewich 1369 Ellin SNELSON 541
    28 Dec 1768 Great Budworth 4711 Ellen SNELSON 4709
    before 1769 (?) Holt, Denbighshire 535 Sarah PARKER
    before 1769 2795 Margaret HULME
    before 1769 2796 Thomas SNELSON Miller
    before 1770 (?) 3093 Jane SNELSON
    before 1770 (?) 3094 James BAILEY
    before 1771 (?) 4680 John SNELLSON
    before 1771 (?) 4681 Ann KRENHAPUCH ?
    before 1772 (?) 3060 Martha SNELSON 4621
    before 1772 (?) 3061 Joseph GLOVER
    31 May 1772 Gawsworth 4763 Thomas SNELSON 620
    28 Jun 1772 Middlewich 1374 Martha SNELSON 541
    before 1773 (?) 519 William SNELSON
    before 1773 524 Mary JENNINGS
    before 1774 (?) 4820 John OAKES
    before 1774 (?) 4821 Ann SNELSON
    before 1774 4822 John SYMPSON
    20 Mar 1774 Middlewich 1373 Joseph SNELSON 541
    before 1775 550 George SNELSON
    before 1775 555 Martha COCKSEY ( COOKSEY )
    before 1775 565 Hannah STEEL
    circa 1775 433 Samuel SNELSON Yeoman 527
    before 1776 2797 William ROWBOTHAM Husbandman
    before 1776 2798 Sarah SNELSON
    20 Aug 1776 Nantwich 4690 Elizabeth SNELSON 560
    7 Nov 1776 Over Peover 4805 Thomas SNELSON 4674
    3 Dec 1776 Middlewich 1376 Samuel SNELSON 541
    before 1777 (?) 4834 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1777 (?) 4835 Thomas CAWLEY
    circa 1777 438 Martha CORNES Farmer
    7 Apr 1778 Nantwich 4692 Hannah SNELSON 560
    5 Nov 1778 Tarvin 2776 Hannah SNELSON 238
    before 1779 522 Thomas SNELSON Labourer
    before 1779 (?) 526 Betty HULSE
    before 1779 558 Jonathan SNELSON
    before 1779 563 Ann MOORE
    circa 1779 Tarvin 242 Sara(h) BRISCOE 5617
    28 Feb 1779 Gawsworth 4762 Sarah SNELSON 620
    14 Mar 1779 Middlewich 4886 Mary SNELLSON 4866
    29 Jun 1779 Whitegate 4785 Mary SNELSON 4783
    24 Oct 1779 Lower Peover 4746 John SNELSON 4674
    before 1780 330 Ann WARBURTON
    before 1781 (?) 3068 Nancy SNELSON
    before 1781 (?) 3069 Peter TASKER
    1781 2973 John COOKSON Master Mariner
    2 Dec 1781 Middlewich 4885 Sarah SNELSON 4866
    circa 1782 Prestbury 439 Thomas SNELSON
    circa 1782 (?) 444 Mary UNKNOWN
    before 1783 (?) 4851 John WORRAL
    5 Jan 1783 Barrow 1456 James SNELSON Baker 527
    5 Jan 1783 Lower Peover 4747 Mary SNELSON 4674
    27 Apr 1783 Lower Peover 4799 Sarah SNELSON 4797
    3 Aug 1783 Wybunbury 4859 Jane SNELSON
    11 Apr 1784 Stockport, High St, Presbt 4750 William SNELLSON 3038
    2 May 1784 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 324 Peter SNELSON Cordwainer 238
    5 Dec 1784 Over Peover 4787 Mary SNELSON
    before 1785 (?) 445 Ellen LEICESTER
    before 1785 (?) 4869 Mathias MOORES
    before 1785 (?) 4870 Mary SNELSON
    before 1786 436 Elizabeth STUBBS
    before 1786 (?) 4836 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1786 (?) 4837 John CORKE
    1 Jan 1786 Lower Peover 4748 William SNELSON 531
    12 Feb 1786 Lower Peover 4663 Catherine SNELSON 549
    26 Jun 1786 Nantwich 4693 Mary SNELSON 560
    before 1787 432 John SNELSON
    before 1787 437 Mary ARTLESS
    before 1787 (?) 3102 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1787 (?) 3103 John GOLDEN
    16 Dec 1787 Gawsworth 4761 Joseph SNELSON 620
    20 Apr 1788 Frodsham 326 Ryecroft SNELSON 238
    9 Nov 1788 Lower Peover 4666 Thomas SNELSON 549
    27 Dec 1788 Lower Peover 4815 William SNELSON
    27 Dec 1788 Lower Peover 4896 William SNELSON
    before 1789 (?) 3066 Mary SNELSON
    before 1789 (?) 3067 Thomas BROOKS
    before 1789 (?) 4838 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1789 (?) 4839 Charles SHERRATT
    19 Apr 1789 Davenham 4779 Martha SNELSON 488
    3 May 1789 Prestbury 4712 George SNELSON 2796
    before 1790 440 John SNELSON
    circa 1790 Alvanley, Kelsall 447 Charlotte HARVEY
    circa 1790 Pulford 485 Sarah LEIGH Houses Proprieto
    12 Jan 1790 Nantwich 4691 George SNELSON 560
    13 Mar 1790 Lower Peover 4664 Jane SNELSON 549
    25 Jul 1790 Over, St. Chad 4803 William SNELSON 4674
    16 Jan 1791 Middlewich 4684 William SNELLSON 4680
    21 Jan 1791 Nantwich 4730 James SNELSON 4728
    6 Feb 1791 Prestbury 4714 Mary SNELSON 2796
    5 Apr 1791 Stockport 4749 John SNELSON 3038
    before 1792 2502 Richard MASSEY
    before 1792 2503 Martha SNELSON
    24 Jun 1792 Middlewich 4682 Elinor SNELSON 4680
    25 Nov 1792 Nantwich 4731 Mary SNELSON 4728
    17 Feb 1793 Prestbury 4713 Joseph SNELSON 2796
    25 Aug 1793 Over, St. Chad 4801 Sarah SNELSON 4674
    before 1794 (?) 3101 George TURNER
    before 1794 (?) 4840 George SAVAGE
    26 Jan 1794 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 329 Betty SNELSON 238
    19 Oct 1794 Lower Peover 4655 John SNELSON 519
    21 Nov 1794 Nantwich 4732 William SNELSON 4728
    before 1795 (?) 4871 Joseph HUNT
    before 1795 (?) 4872 Mary SNELSON
    18 Oct 1795 Over, St. Chad 4802 Thomas SNELSON 4674
    22 Nov 1795 Middlewich 4683 Thomas SNELLSON 4680
    18 Dec 1796 Lower Peover 4651 Betty SNELSON 519
    1797 2975 Mary SNELSON Publican
    4 Jun 1797 Astbury 4756 Samuel SNELSON 2534
    18 Jun 1797 Lower Peover 4715 George SNELSON 550
    24 Dec 1797 Over, St. Chad 4678 Mary SNELSON 528
    14 Apr 1799 Astbury 4757 Sarah Corner SNELSON 2534
    21 Apr 1799 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 331 Ann SNELSON 238
    7 Jul 1799 Over, St. Chad 4629 Hannah SNELSON 528
    4 Aug 1799 Nantwich 4733 William SNELSON 4728
    24 Nov 1799 Lower Peover 4719 Thomas SNELSON 550
    before 1801 (?) 479 Thomas SNELSON Farmer
    before 1801 (?) 484 Ann POSTLES
    1801 Crabtree Farm, Alvanley 333 George BRITLAND
    11 Jan 1801 Frodsham, St. Lawrence 332 Sarah SNELSON 238
    21 Jun 1801 Over, St. Chad 4676 Eleanor SNELSON 528
    before 1802 (?) 4841 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1802 (?) 4842 Jonathan PLANT
    21 Mar 1802 Lower Peover 4716 John SNELSON 550
    before 1803 452 Samuel SNELSON
    before 1803 457 Ann ASTLE
    before 1803 (?) 4852 Hannah SNELSON
    before 1803 (?) 4853 John POWELL
    3 Apr 1803 Over, St. Chad 4627 Ann SNELSON 528
    8 May 1803 Astbury 4755 Margaret SNELSON 2534
    22 Jan 1804 Lower Peover 4662 William SNELSON 432
    before 1805 (?) 471 George SNELSON
    before 1805 (?) 472 James SNELSON
    before 1805 (?) 476 Elizabeth HILL
    before 1805 (?) 4825 Anne SNELSON
    before 1805 (?) 4826 Joseph OLLIER
    6 Apr 1805 Disley, St. Mary 4808 William SNELSON 4806
    21 Apr 1805 Over, St. Chad 4679 Sarah SNELSON 528
    15 Jul 1805 Allostock 4701 Thomas SNELSON 440
    10 Dec 1805 Manley 243 Edward SNELSON Farmer 237
    12 Jun 1806 Astbury 4754 John SNELSON 2534
    30 Nov 1806 Gawsworth 4892 Thomas SNELSON 429
    before 1807 (?) 4873 Mary SNELSON
    before 1807 (?) 4874 John SIDDALL
    20 May 1807 Lower Peover 4660 Betty SNELSON 432
    26 May 1807 Allostock 4698 James SNELSON 440
    7 Jun 1807 Darland Hall, Gresford, Denbs 481 John SNELSON Farmer 433
    before 1808 (?) 3056 Mary SNELSON
    before 1808 (?) 3057 John BOWER
    21 Feb 1808 Gawsworth 4893 William SNELSON 429
    10 Apr 1808 Over, St. Chad 4677 Martha SNELSON 528
    11 Dec 1808 Astbury 4758 William SNELSON 2534
    24 Sep 1809 Allostock 4697 Hannah SNELSON 440
    24 Dec 1809 Gawsworth 4766 Joseph SNELSON 4764
    3 May 1810 Lower Peover 4661 Mary SNELSON 432
    26 Aug 1810 Lower Peover 4768 Joseph SNELSON
    2 Sep 1810 Lower Peover 4718 Sarah SNELSON 550
    before 1811 (?) Witton 468 Thomas SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 473 Elizabeth FORSTER
    before 1811 2504 Hugh MASSEY Farmer
    before 1811 2505 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 3087 Hannah SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 3088 Peter CLIFFE
    before 1811 (?) 4843 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1811 (?) 4844 John JOHNSON
    26 May 1811 Over, St. Chad 4628 Elizabeth SNELSON 528
    8 Sep 1811 Allostock 4696 George SNELSON 440
    before 1812 (?) 4856 Harriet SNELSON
    before 1812 (?) 4857 Charles BROAD
    29 Mar 1812 Over, St. Chad 4630 William SNELSON 528
    13 Sep 1812 Lower Peover 4675 Elizabeth SNELSON 522
    before 1813 (?) 85 John SNELSON
    before 1813 (?) 4854 Hannah SNELSON
    before 1813 (?) 4855 John HARDMAN
    circa 1813 486 Anne CONNAH 2743
    14 Feb 1813 Chelford, St. John 2544 Phebe SNELSON 430
    4 Apr 1813 Lower Peover 4717 Joseph SNELSON 550
    11 Sep 1813 Peover 4658 Thomas SNELSON 519
    24 Oct 1813 Chester, Holy Trinity 11 Margaret COVENTRY 57
    25 Apr 1814 Allostock 4700 Joseph SNELSON 440
    1 May 1814 Chester, St. Mary 6 Samuel SNELSON Cabinet Maker 1
    5 Jun 1815 Lower Peover 4656 John Barlow SNELSON 5337
    before 1816 (?) 477 Sarah LEATHER
    before 1816 (?) 3106 Joseph THORLEY
    before 1816 (?) 4875 Mary SNELSON
    before 1816 (?) 4876 Samuel STUBBS
    27 Aug 1816 Allostock 4695 Elizabeth SNELSON 440
    before 1817 (?) 4827 Bettey Higginson SNELSON
    before 1817 (?) 4828 William PIERCE
    before 1817 (?) 4888 Sarah SNELSON
    before 1817 (?) 4889 William TOMKINSON
    13 Apr 1817 Lower Peover 4653 Hannah SNELSON 519
    24 Dec 1818 Allostock 4699 Jane SNELSON 440
    12 Sep 1819 Lower Peover 4659 William SNELSON 519
    before 1821 (?) 4860 Jane SNELSON
    before 1821 (?) 4861 Henry ROWBOTTOM
    11 Feb 1821 Lower Peover 4652 George SNELSON 519
    5 Jan 1823 Lower Peover 4654 James SNELSON 519
    23 Aug 1823 Allostock 4702 William SNELSON 440
    before 1824 (?) 4894 Sarah Ann HEALD
    11 Jan 1824 Lower Peover 4723 Sarah SNELSON 479
    before 1825 (?) 4668 Ann UNKNOWN
    22 May 1825 Lower Peover 4751 John SNELSON 471
    29 May 1825 Lower Peover 4721 Joseph SNELSON 479
    24 Jul 1825 Lower Peover 4657 Mary SNELSON 519
    4 Dec 1825 Over Peover 4633 Ann SNELSON 4631
    6 Nov 1826 Lower Peover 4640 Ann SNELSON 4638
    24 Jun 1827 Over Peover 4635 Ellen SNELSON 4631
    9 Sep 1828 (?) Lower Peover 4720 George SNELSON 479
    12 Dec 1828 Macclesfield, Wesleyan, 4811 William SNELSON 4809
    before 1829 (?) 4862 Jane SNELLSON
    before 1829 (?) 4863 John CHADWICK
    1 Aug 1830 Lower Peover 4890 Thomas SNELSON 471
    3 Jun 1832 4724 Thomas SNELSON Farmer 479
    3 Jun 1832 Lower Peover 4769 Joseph SNELSON
    3 Feb 1833 Over Peover 4636 James SNELSON 4631
    28 Apr 1833 Lower Peover 4752 Mary SNELSON 471
    29 Jun 1833 Congleton, Zion Chapel 4796 Samuel SNELSON 4794
    21 Jun 1835 Peover 2112 John SNELSON Fustian Dyer
    28 Jun 1835 Over Peover 4637 Thomas SNELSON 4631
    1 Oct 1838 Lower Peover 4641 Ann SNELSON 4638
    16 Jun 1839 Over Peover 4649 John SNELSON 4645
    1 Dec 1839 Lower Peover 4722 Joseph SNELSON 479
    before 1840 (?) 4670 John SNELSON
    before 1840 4671 Fanny DALE
    before 1840 (?) 4845 Elizabeth SNELSON
    before 1840 (?) 4846 William WILKINSON
    15 Mar 1840 Lower Peover 4644 Thomas SNELSON 4638
    17 Oct 1841 Over Peover 4634 Elizabeth SNELSON 4631
    17 Oct 1841 Lower Peover 4707 Mary SNELSON 4703
    25 Mar 1842 Lower Peover 4643 Joseph SNELSON 4638
    3 Jul 1842 Over Peover 4650 Mary SNELSON 4645
    30 Apr 1843 Lower Peover 4706 Elizabeth SNELSON 4703
    12 May 1844 Over Peover 4648 Charles Henry SNELSON 4645
    19 Jan 1845 Lower Peover 4669 Charlotte SNELSON 4667
    23 Jul 1845 Lower Peover 4642 Elizabeth SNELSON 4638
    before 1846 (?) 4891 Mary Ann GROVES
    14 Feb 1847 Lower Peover 4705 John SNELSON 4703
    3 Feb 1850 Over Peover 4647 Annie SNELSON 4645
    15 Aug 1850 Lower Peover 4753 Selina SNELSON 471
    7 Aug 1853 Over Peover 4737 Thomas William SNELSON 4734
    24 Dec 1854 Over Peover 4736 James SNELSON 4734
    30 May 1863 Over Peover 4672 Charles SNELSON 4670

    .n
    Marriages
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    .n
    ___Husband_____ ___Wife___________ Marriage Date & Place_

    William ANDERTON Anne SNELSON 30 Jul 1580 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Jonathan ARROWSMITH Mary SNELSON 30 Mar 1730 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    James BAILEY Jane SNELSON 20 Jul 1790 Prestbury, or Macclesfield
    Henry BAYLYE Alice SNELSON 2 Feb 1572 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John BOWER Mary SNELSON 22 Jul 1828 Lower Peover
    George BRADLEY Anne SNELSON 13 Jul 1612 Macclesfield, St. Michael
    George BRITLAND Sarah SNELSON 4 Oct 1832 Frodsham
    Charles BROAD Harriet SNELSON 16 Dec 1832 Astbury
    William BROADHURST Sarah SNELSON 31 Dec 1663 Gawsworth
    Thomas BROOKS Mary SNELSON 26 Jan 1809 Lower Peover
    Rawffe BROWNE Ellen SNELSON 19 Jun 1587 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas CAWLEY Elizabeth SNELSON 14 Oct 1797 Middlewich
    John CHADWICK Jane SNELLSON 19 Nov 1849 Stockport
    Richard CHANTLER Marie SNELSON 17 Oct 1585 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John CLARK Sarah SNELSON 4 May 1779 Over Peover
    Peter CLIFFE Hannah SNELSON 7 Feb 1831 Over Peover
    John COOKSON Mary SNELSON 7 May 1818 Tarvin
    Ralph COOPER Anne SNELSON 17 Jan 1706/7 Over Peover
    John CORKE Elizabeth SNELSON 3 May 1806 Middlewich
    William DAVIES Sarah SNELSON 14 Nov 1811 Witton
    John DICKENSON Ann SNELSON 2 Jul 1768 Tarporley
    John DRINKWATER Mary SNELSON 5 Oct 1758 Over Peover
    Philip EGERTON Ellin SNELSON 16 Oct 1785 Middlewich
    William FODEN Mary SNELSON 21 Apr 1779 Lower Peover
    Joseph GLOVER Martha SNELSON 20 Aug 1792 Lower Peover
    Thomas GLOVER Sarah SNELSON 5 Jun 1769 St. Bertoline, Barthomley
    John GOLDEN Sarah SNELSON 9 Feb 1807 Lower Peover
    Randle HACKNEY Martha SNELSON 13 Sep 1768 Brereton
    John HARDMAN Hannah SNELSON 3 Feb 1833 Chester, St. Michael
    Thomas HARROP Martha SNELSON 19 Dec 1765 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Daniel HEATH Ellen SNELSON 15 Jan 1782 Wybunbury
    William HOCKENHAL Mary SNELSON 17 Sep 1780 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John HOLLAND Martha SNELSON 4 Feb 1730/1 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John HOULBROOKE Sarah SNELSON 27 Dec 1781 Middlewich
    Thomas HOWBROOKE Hannah SNELSON 8 Apr 1779 Middlewich
    Joseph HUNT Mary SNELSON 12 Jan 1815 Chester, St. Michael
    Edward JACKSON Ann SNELSON 24 Dec 1788 Lower Peover
    John JOHNSON Elizabeth SNELSON 24 May 1831 Over Peover
    Joseph JOHNSON Elizabeth SNELSON 24 Aug 1752 Tarporley
    Robert JOHNSON Sarah SNELSON 19 Oct 1754 Tarporley
    Rauffe JOWRES Margaret SNELSON 30 May 1568 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Rev. John LATHAM Elizabeth SNELSON 12 Apr 1798 Nantwich
    George LOWE Elizabeth SNELSON 4 Dec 1666 Alderley, or Prestbury
    Hugh MASSEY Sarah SNELSON 19 Apr 1831 Alderley, St. Mary
    Richard MASSEY Martha SNELSON 18 Aug 1812 Alderley, St. Mary
    Mathias MOORES Mary SNELSON 10 Oct 1805 Great Budworth
    William MOORES Ann SNELSON 27 Nov 1628 Chester
    John OAKES Ann SNELSON 3 Jun 1794 Middlewich
    Joseph OLLIER Anne SNELSON 10 Jul 1825 Great Budworth
    Joseph PAINTER Mary SNELSON 27 Dec 1750 Davenham
    Unknown PAUL Ann SNELSON before 1839
    Willm PIERCE Bettey Higginson SNELSON 8 Mar 1837 Chester St Michael
    Jonathan PLANT Elizabeth SNELSON 23 Jun 1822 Davenham
    John POWELL Hannah SNELSON 16 Jun 1823 Tarvin
    Unknown ROBERTS Mary UNKNOWN before 1802
    Willm ROWBOTHAM Sarah SNELSON 13 Dec 1796 Prestbury St Peters/Ince
    Henry ROWBOTTOM Jane SNELSON 26 Jul 1841 Over Peover
    George SAVAGE Betty SNELSON 21 Sep 1818 Frodsham
    William SEFTON Mary SNELSON 5 Oct 1766 Frodsham, St. Lawrence
    Edward SEPHTON Ann UNKNOWN 5 May 1757 Chester, St. John Baptist
    Edward SEPHTON Unknown UNKNOWN before 1756
    James SHAW Mary SNELSON 17 Dec 1783 Middlewich
    Charles SHERRATT Elizabeth SNELSON 13 Dec 1809 Astbury
    John SIDDALL Mary SNELSON 31 Dec 1827 Middlewich
    Amos SLATER Mary SNELSON 20 Jul 1785 Gawsworth
    John SNELLSON Dorothy POWER 29 Sep 1735 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John SNELLSON Catherine TAYLOR 7 Nov 1786 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John SNELLSON Ann KRENHAPUCH ? before 1791 (?)
    Joshua SNELLSON Elizabeth GOODWIN 26 Dec 1753 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELLSON Elizabeth UNKNOWN before 1779 Middlewich
    Edmund SNELSON Hannah STEEL 8 Oct 1775 Nantwich
    Edward SNELSON Mary ( LEWIS ) BRISCOE 16 Mar 1825 Overton
    Edward SNELSON Mary BLACKSHAW 3 Dec 1749 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Edward SNELSON Sarah CHESWORTH 24 Apr 1770 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    George SNELSON Elizabeth HILL 24 Mar 1825 Great Budworth
    George SNELSON Martha COCKSEY ( COOKSEY ) 1 Feb 1795 Lower Peover
    Hugh SNELSON Eme ( Emma ) LOCKETT 12 Jun 1615 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Jacobus ( James ) SNELSON Anna MERRIMAN 3 Nov 1732 Alderley
    James SNELSON Elizabeth STUBBS 9 Oct 1806 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    James SNELSON Sarah LEATHER 8 Mar 1836 Lower Peover
    James SNELSON Sarah LEIGH 27 Jul 1830 Pulford
    James SNELSON Mary GRANT 28 Sep 1809 Chester, St. Mary
    John SNELSON Elizabeth KNIGHT 9 Jul 1833 Chester, Holy Trinity
    John SNELSON Mary ARTLESS 15 Jul 1802 Lower Peover
    John SNELSON Ellen LEICESTER 22 Jan 1805 Lower Peover
    John SNELSON Anne CONNAH 12 Feb 1833 Eccleston
    John SNELSON Mary CARR 2 Sep 1744 Witton
    John SNELSON Alice WESTON 30 Nov 1717 Whitegate
    John SNELSON Elizabeth CROOKS 9 Apr 1769 Eccleston
    John SNELSON Hannah DANIEL 1 Jan 1776 Over Peover
    John SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER 3 Jun 1655 Prestbury
    John SNELSON Sarah Ann WITHERS 19 Oct 1857 Manchester Cathedral
    John SNELSON Katheryn BESWICKE 30 Dec 1592 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    John SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN before 1845 (?)
    John SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN 8 Aug 1860 Over Peover
    John SNELSON Fanny DALE 8 Aug 1860 Over Peover
    John SNELSON Elizabeth UNKNOWN before 1779 (?)
    John Barlow SNELSON Jane TASKER 27 Apr 1841 Manchester Cathedral
    Jonathan SNELSON Ann MOORE 24 Sep 1799 Sandbach
    Joseph SNELSON Margaret UNKNOWN
    Joseph SNELSON Ann WARBURTON 18 Feb 1797 Whitegate
    Joseph SNELSON Mary GLOVER 29 Jul 1752 Warmingham
    Joseph SNELSON Hannah STEEL 26 Jan 1754 Prestbury
    Moston SNELSON Martha POTT 23 Sep 1742 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Peter SNELSON Sara(h) BRISCOE 9 May 1800 Frodsham, St. Lawrence
    Peter SNELSON Charlotte HARVEY 24 Apr 1810 Tarvin
    Peter SNELSON Mary DARLINGTON 3 Oct 1719 Over, by Middlewich
    Peter John SNELSON Janet TURNER
    Roger SNELSON Mary FORD
    Samuel SNELSON Margaret COVENTRY 5 Dec 1836 Chester, St. Mary
    Samuel SNELSON Martha CORNES 10 Jan 1803 Bunbury
    Samuel SNELSON Ann ASTLE 24 May 1818 Tarvin
    Samuel SNELSON Mary BADDLEY 3 Dec 1725 Sandbach
    Thomas SNELSON Mary UNKNOWN 9 Aug 1803 Knutsford
    Thomas SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER 31 Jan 1831 Whitegate
    Thomas SNELSON Ann POSTLES 8 May 1821 Middlewich
    Thomas SNELSON Susanna PEEVER 30 Oct 1709 Sandbach
    Thomas SNELSON Mary GARDNER 21 Nov 1704 Whitegate
    Thomas SNELSON Betty HULSE 14 Oct 1799 Lower Peover
    Thomas SNELSON Martha LEA 28 Dec 1763 Middlewich
    Thomas SNELSON Jane GREENHALL 19 Jun 1775 Lower Peover
    Thomas SNELSON Martha SMITH 26 May 1773 St. Bertoline, Barthomley
    Thomas SNELSON Elizabeth WARRINGTON 19 Dec 1762 Gawsworth
    Thomas SNELSON Mary WILLIAMSON
    Thomas SNELSON Ellin STANLEY 5 Aug 1696 (?) Alderley, or Nantwich
    Thomas SNELSON Elisabeth CORNER 8 Sep 1782 Prestbury
    Thomas SNELSON Martha INGHAM 3 May 1724 Chelford, St. John
    Thomas SNELSON Anne FORSTER 18 Jan 1603/4 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELSON Margrett FODEN 29 Jul 1626 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELSON Margaret HULME 20 Jan 1789 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    Thomas SNELSON Mary Ann GROVES 2 Aug 1866 Lower Peover
    Thomas SNELSON Unknown UNKNOWN before 1802
    Unknown SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN before 1756
    William SNELSON Ann UNKNOWN
    William SNELSON Elizabeth WALLEY 11 Dec 1743 Witton
    William SNELSON Mary JENNINGS 2 Dec 1793 Lower Peover
    William SNELSON Sarah PARKER 20 Sep 1789 Farndon
    William SNELSON Anne DAVENPORT 19 Feb 1662/3 Prestbury
    William SNELSON Sarah Ann HEALD 28 Jan 1844 Lower Peover
    John STANMORE Sarah SNELSON 13 Jan 1741/2 Lower Peover
    Samuel STUBBS Mary SNELSON 21 Feb 1836 Great Budworth
    John SYMPSON Ann SNELSON 30 Dec 1794 Lower Peover
    Peter TASKER Nancy SNELSON 10 Nov 1801 Lower Peover
    Joseph THORLEY Phebe SNELSON 31 Oct 1836 Sandbach
    Thomas THORLY Mary SNELLSON 7 Aug 1623 Prestbury, St. Peter's
    William TOMKINSON Sarah SNELSON 31 Jan 1837 Great Budworth
    George TURNER Jane SNELSON 18 Apr 1814 Lower Peover
    Charles WALKER Elizabeth SNELSON 21 May 1732 Gawsworth
    Josiah WHITTAKER Elizabeth SNELSON 30 Aug 1785 Gawsworth
    James WILKINSON Martha SNELSON 10 Jul 1775 Middlewich
    William WILKINSON Elizabeth SNELSON 25 Dec 1860 Over Peover
    Peter WOODYEAR Catherine SNELSON 4 May 1779 Frodsham, St. Lawrence
    John WORRAL Hannah SNELSON 5 Sep 1803 Tarvin
    John WRIGHT Ellin STANLEY 12 Dec 1716 Nantwich
  3. [S24] Chester St. Mary Marriages 1836
  4. [S66] Overleigh Gravestone 9107, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Gravestone 9107 (found by Richard Snelson )

    Mary wife of Samuel Snelson died 22 March 1883 aged 34 years

    Margaret mother of Samuel died 12 Sept 1885 aged 72

    Richard Henry Snelson son of Mary died 13 Aug 1945 aged 72
  5. [S42] Census 1841 Chester Handbridge Samuel Snelson a 25, Memo: Annotation: Census 1841 Chester
    Handbridge H.O. 107/129
    /22 t.8v. Jonathan GILL 60 Y
    Hannah GILL 60 Y
    Martha PARSONAGE 20 N
  6. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City
  7. [S5503] Census 1861 Cheshire Margaret Snelson a. 47, Census Type: Film 1861
    Census Place: Handbridge
  8. [S5495] Census 1871 Handbridge
  9. [S5499] Census 1871 Margaret Snelson Head

Biography

William Snelson

M, #13, Deceased, b. November 1837, d. before 1881
  • Consanguinity: 2nd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Mary Elizabeth Collins (b. about 1836, d. about May 1870)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: William Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELW$37.
  • Christening: William was christened on 22 November 1837 in St. Mary's, Chester.1,2
  • Biography: About William Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Birth: He was born in November 1837 in Chester.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Elizabeth Collins were married in 1859 in St. Peter, Liverpool.
  • Occupation: He was a joiner in Liverpool in 1861.
  • Death: He died before 1881.

Census

Census 1841William Snelson Id #13 (Son) was at home on Census night 6 June 1841 at Belgrave Place, Handbridge; At the time of the Census, Samuel and wife Margaret, together with children William and young Margaret were living next door to Johnathan Gill and Samuel's Aunt Hannah Gill (Snelson) aged 60.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), and Margaret Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1841William Snelson Id #13 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Handbridge; aged 3.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census William Snelson Id #13 (Principal) was at home on Census night.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1851William Snelson Id #13 (Son) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Mary Coventry (Niece), and Margaret Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, 15, 16, 17, 61, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1861William Snelson Id #13 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at Roscoe Street, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were Mary Elizabeth Collins (Wife), Fanny Snelson (Daughter), and Mary Williamson (Servant).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20,314, 20,315, and 21,101.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6

Citations

  1. [S192] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1831-1843 mf 98/2 & 3
  2. [S29] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1837-43
  3. [S42] Census 1841 Chester Handbridge Samuel Snelson a 25, Memo: Annotation: Census 1841 Chester
    Handbridge H.O. 107/129
    /22 t.8v. Jonathan GILL 60 Y
    Hannah GILL 60 Y
    Martha PARSONAGE 20 N
  4. [S5633] Census 1861 Cheshire William Snelson a. 23, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Rodney Street, Liverpool
  5. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City
  6. [S5799] Census 1861 Lancashire William Snelson a. 23, Age: 23
    County: Lancashire

Biography

Margaret Snelson

F, #14, Deceased, b. June 1840
  • Consanguinity: 2nd great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: John Thomas (b. 1806)

Main Events

  • Name: Margaret Snelson was also known as Margaret Thomas.
  • Reference Number: She was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELM$40.
  • Christening: Margaret was christened on 7 June 1840 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.1,2
  • Birth: She was born in June 1840 in Chester.
  • Marriage: She and John Thomas were married in December 1868 in Caernarvon.

Census

Census 1841Margaret Snelson Id #14 (Son) was at home on Census night 6 June 1841 at Belgrave Place, Handbridge; At the time of the Census, Samuel and wife Margaret, together with children William and young Margaret were living next door to Johnathan Gill and Samuel's Aunt Hannah Gill (Snelson) aged 60.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), and William Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, and 13.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1841Margaret Snelson Id #14 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Handbridge; aged 1.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1851Margaret Snelson Id #14 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), William Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), and Mary Coventry (Niece).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, 13, 15, 16, 17, and 61.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1861Margaret Snelson Id #14 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at Moor Park, Hoole; a servant in the home of Adam and Emma Bailey.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1871Margaret Snelson Id #14 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1871 at 12 Pool Side, Llanbeblig, Caernarvon.

Also in the household that night were John Thomas (Head of Household), Samuel A Thomas (Son), and Owen Thomas (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20,334, 20,335, and 22,338.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here

Citations

  1. [S192] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1831-1843 mf 98/2 & 3
  2. [S29] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1837-43
  3. [S42] Census 1841 Chester Handbridge Samuel Snelson a 25, Memo: Annotation: Census 1841 Chester
    Handbridge H.O. 107/129
    /22 t.8v. Jonathan GILL 60 Y
    Hannah GILL 60 Y
    Martha PARSONAGE 20 N
  4. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City

Biography

John Snelson1

M, #15, Deceased, b. 16 January 1843, d. 1 May 1867
  • Consanguinity: 2nd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELJ$43.
  • Birth: He was born on 16 January 1843 in Chester.
  • Christening: John was christened on 5 February 1843 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.2,3
  • Biography: About John Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Apprentice: He; 3 January 1857; Chester; to James Hewitt, coach builder "to learn the art of coach wheeler" and was indentured; W:James Hewitt4
  • Residence: John Snelson resided in St. Mary's Parish, Chester, on 27 February 1857.4
  • Occupation: He was an apprentice coach wheeler in Chester in 1861.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 30 August 1865.5,6
  • Residence: He resided in 33 Handbridge, Chester, in 1865.6
  • Occupation: He was a coach a wheeler in Chester before May 1867.7
  • Death: He died on 1 May 1867, at age 24, in 53 Handbridge, Chester.7
  • Burial: John's remains were buried on 1 May 1867 in Chester General Cemetery, ChesterOverleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.7

Census

Census 1851John Snelson Id #15 (Son) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), William Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Mary Coventry (Niece), and Margaret Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, 13, 16, 17, 61, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
Census 1861John Snelson Id #15 (Son) was at home on Census night 7 April 1861 at 53 Handbrdige, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Coventry (Head of Household), Thomas Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), and Alfred Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #11, 16, 17, 1,558, and 1,663.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
  • Last Edited: 23 August 2018

Citations

  1. [S85] Chester Register of Freemen of the City, Memo: Annotation: Chester Register of Freemen of the City Mfr/16

    30 Aug 1865 John Snelson, 33 Handbridge, Coach Wheeler. Admitted as a grandson of William Snelson, farmer and son of Samuel Snelson, Cabinet Maker. Identity proved by mother.
  2. [S192] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1831-1843 mf 98/2 & 3
  3. [S29] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1837-43
  4. [S252] Apprenticeship Registers (MAB) Chester 1819-1857
  5. [S5656] Register of Freeman Chester 1865-1910 MFR/16
  6. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  7. [S224] Overleigh Cemetery Records 1850-1875, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery Records 1850-1875


    The Cemetery opened in 1850.


    William Snelson Handbridge 36 d. 28 Oct 1855 Cowkeeper

    Sarah Snelson Pepper St 67 d. 21 Nov 1855 Widow of James the Baker

    Elizabeth Snelson Handbridge 9m d 31 Oct 1856 dau William & Margaret

    Elizabeth Snelson Handbridge 9m d 12 Oct 1857 dau Edward and Ann

    Walter Snelson Handbridge 3 weeks d. 23 Oct 1858

    Samuel Snelson Handbridge 46 d. 27 Oct 1860 Cabinet Maker

    John Snelson Handbridge 24 d. 1 May 1867 Coach Wheeler

    John Snelson King St. ( St Oswald's ) 61 d. 17 Jun 1874 Labourer bur. 20 Jun
    1874
  8. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City
  9. [S5503] Census 1861 Cheshire Margaret Snelson a. 47, Census Type: Film 1861
    Census Place: Handbridge

Biography

Thomas Snelson

M, #16, Deceased, b. December 1844, d. about August 1917
  • Consanguinity: 2nd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Jane Roscow (b. 1843, d. June 1880)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Thomas Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELT$45.
  • Christening: Thomas was christened on 18 December 1844 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.1
  • Birth: He was born in December 1844.
  • Occupation: He was a plumber's apprentice at the time of the Census in Chester in 1861.2
  • Marriage: He and Jane Roscow were married in May 1867 in St. Peter, Halliwell, Bolton.
  • Death: He died about August 1917 in Bolton I think this event is in doubt as I can find no trace of him after 1871.

Census

Census 1851Thomas Snelson Id #16 (Son) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), William Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Mary Coventry (Niece), and Margaret Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, 13, 15, 17, 61, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1861Thomas Snelson Id #16 (Son) was at home on Census night 7 April 1861 at 53 Handbrdige, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Coventry (Head of Household), John Snelson (Son), Samuel Snelson (Son), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), and Alfred Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #11, 15, 17, 1,558, and 1,663.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 2
Census 1871Thomas Snelson Id #16 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1871 at 3 Mayfield Street, Bolton.

Also in the household that night were Jane Roscow (Wife), Margaret H. Snelson (Daughter), and James Roscoe Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #19,942, 19,943, and 19,944.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4

Citations

  1. [S193] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1843-1856, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1843-1856

    mf 98/2 & 3

    p23 no 184 18 Dec 1844 Thomas son of Samuel and Margret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Belgrave Place, Handbridge

    p52 no 413 3 Jan 1847 Edward son of Samuel and Margret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Handbridge

    p90 no 713 6 May 1849 William son of William and Margaret
    Snelson, farmer, Eaton Road Handbridge

    p92 no 734 1 Jul 1849 Samuel son of Samuel and Margaret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Handbridge

    p120 no 954 6 Apr 1851 George son of William and Margaret
    Snelson, cowkeeper, Handbridge

    p141 no 1124 10 Apr 1852 Hannah dau of Samuel and Margaret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Handbridge

    p164 no 1312 2 Oct 1853 Elizabeth dau of William and Margaret
    Snelson, cowkeeper, Handbridge

    p183 no 1464 7 Dec 1854 Harry son of Edward and Ann Snelson,
    shoemaker, Handbridge

    p197 no 1570 3 Feb 1856 Elizabeth dau of William and Margaret
    Snelson, cowkeeper, Handbridge
  2. [S5503] Census 1861 Cheshire Margaret Snelson a. 47, Census Type: Film 1861
    Census Place: Handbridge
  3. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City
  4. [S5636] Census 1871 Lancashire Thomas Snelson a. 28, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Bolton, Lancashire

Biography

Samuel Snelson1

M, #17, Deceased, b. 4 June 1849, d. 18 June 1909

Person Exhibits

Samuel Snelson 1849-1909
  • Consanguinity: Great-grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Families

Family 1: Mary Benyon (b. 10 March 1849, d. 22 March 1883)

Family 2: Elizabeth Jane Davies (b. about 1856)

Main Events

  • Birth: Samuel Snelson was born on 4 June 1849 at 12-15am in Belgrave Place, Chester.2
  • Christening: Samuel was christened on 1 July 1849 in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester.
  • Marriage: He and Mary Benyon were married on 4 July 1872 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.3
  • Occupation: He was a joiner in Tranmere in 1872.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 28 July 1877.4,5
  • Residence: He resided in 33 Pycroft Street, Chester, on 28 July 1877.5
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Jane Davies were married about September 1887 in Holy Trinity, Chester.6,7
  • Occupation: He was a master joiner in 42 Linehall Street, Chester, in 1890.8
  • Residence: He resided in 11 Trinity Street, Chester, Cheshire, England, in 1901.
  • Reference: In 11 Trinity Street, Chester, in 1902 Samuel is listed in Kelly's Directory as a builder and joiner.9
  • Reference: In 11 Trinity Street, Chester, in 1906 He is shown as a builder and joiner.10
  • Death: He died on 18 June 1909, at age 60, in Chester.11
  • Burial: Samuel's remains were buried on 21 June 1909 in Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh.
  • Reference: In 1999 SNELS$49.
  • Biography:

    Let's call him "Samuel the Joiner".

    Samuel was born at Belgrave Place, St. Mary Parish, Chester - Great Broughton, I have the birth certificate. He was christened on 1st July 1849 at Chester St. Mary.

    Like his father who was a skilled cabinet maker, Samuel junior became a tradesman and master joiner. He was described as a joiner living at 1 Stanley Terrace, Tranmere in 1873 and then in 1881 and later in 1883 he was at 51 Handbridge, Chester.

    Samuel was listed as a joiner and carpenter at 42 Linenhall Street, Chester in 1890 according to Slater's Directory but was not listed in the 1896 edition. He was a Freeman of the City of Chester, being admitted on 28 July 1877 , when he was described as a joiner of 33 Pycroft Street, Chester.

    Later in 1902 and 1906 he is shown in the Kelly's Directories as being a builder and joiner of 11 Trinity Street, Chester. From 1905 to 1908, Samuel is listed in the Electoral Registers of freemen voters as a joiner, again of 11 Trinity Street.

    Samuel submitted three bills for work done for Holy Trinity Church :-

    (1) 4 August 1891 S. Snelson, joiner, Linenhall Street; bill for 2 pounds 8 shillings for making six strong packing cases for sending lectern and gas fittings to Birmingham;
    (2) 21 October 1891 another bill for 2 pounds twelve shillings and twopence-halfpenny for fixing draught tubing around five doors and for repairing vestry lock etc; and
    (3) 24 April 1899 S. Snelson, joiner and builder, Trinity Street, bill for one shilling and sixpence for fitting and fixing a carved rail to the Litany desk.

    In the Chester Holy Trinity Magazine there are several references to Samuel, including :-
    (a) Feb 1907, report of choir supper held on 21 January refers to Mr. S. Snelson who was to have responded to a toast, but was absent due to illness;
    (b) March 1908, Mr S. Snelson replied to same toast on 27 January 1908;
    (c) April 1908, Mr S. Snelson acted as steward at "As You Like It"
    (d) August 1908, Miss Alice Snelson played Marcia ( Olivia's Woman ) at City Fete on 30th June 1908;
    (e) July 1909, burial of Samuel Snelson, 12 Crook Street, aged 61 years, 21 June 1909 is recorded.

    Samuel SNELSON, a joiner of Handbridge, Chester purchased Grave No. 9107, Class G, Page 109 presumably in March 1883 ( I have the certificate from the cemetery ) - but the matter was not settled until 29 December 1884. The certificate is dated 22 January 1885. There are three persons buried in this grave but Samuel SNELSON is not one of them.

    There may have been a second marriage - possibly to Elizabeth ? - but no children. She owned or managed a sweet shop in Wafegate (Watergate ?) Street Chester. Kelly's Directory of Chester of 1914 lists a confectioner at 56 Watergate Street. Evidently, she was so disliked by H A B SNELSON that he left home and then joined the army - according to Harold Cecil SNELSON, who also remembers her as a " bit of a bitch". I wonder whether this is fair - I would rather just regard her as Samuel's wife.

    Samuel died of broncho pneumonia and his son, Richard Henry Snelson was present at and registered his death (I have the death certificate) on 18th June 1909 at 12 Crook Street. There can be no doubt that this is Samuel who married Mary Benyon - I have a certified copy of the marriage certificate which clearly cites Samuel's father as a "candle-maker" - but I guess this could be a misinterpretation of the word "cabinetmaker" - is in fact the son of Samuel Snelson and Margaret Coventry.

    As there were apparently two Samuel Snelsons born in 1849 I have taken steps to corroborate the 1849 birth certificate data with the evidence in census returns. There is no street index to the 1871 census reurns for Birkenhead/Tranmere, but there is one for the 1881 returns for Chester. Samuel Snelson and Mary Benyon were found at 51 Handbridge with their son Richard Henry Snelson. The census reveals that Samuel was born in Chester. There was only one Samuel born in Chester in the period and he was certainly the son of Samuel Snelson and Margaret Coventry.

    Just to place the matter beyond any further doubt, a simple ruse was to ask the Register Office for a birth certificate for a Samuel born circa 1849, but who was NOT the son of Samuel Snelson and Margaret Coventry. The reply was in the negative.

    Richard tells me that Holy Trinity church is now the Guild Hall.12

Census

Census 1851Samuel Snelson Id #17 (Son) was at home on Census night 30 March 1851 at Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Margaret Coventry (Wife), William Snelson (Son), John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Mary Coventry (Niece), and Margaret Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6, 11, 13, 15, 16, 61, and 14.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 13
Census 1861Samuel Snelson Id #17 (Son) was at home on Census night 7 April 1861 at 53 Handbrdige, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Coventry (Head of Household), John Snelson (Son), Thomas Snelson (Son), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), and Alfred Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #11, 15, 16, 1,558, and 1,663.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 14
Census 1871Samuel Snelson Id #17 (Son) was at home on Census night 2 April 1871 at 57 Handbridge, St. John, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Coventry (Head of Household), Alfred Snelson (Son), and Annie Snelson (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #11, 1,663, and 1,672.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 15,16
Census 1881Samuel Snelson Id #17 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 4 April 1881 at 51 Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Richard Henry Snelson (Son) and Mary Benyon (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20 and 19.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 17
Census 1891Samuel Snelson Id #17 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 42 Linenhall Street, Trinity, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Jane Davies (Wife), Richard Henry Snelson (Son), and Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17,751, 20, and 23.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 18
Census 1901Samuel Snelson Id #17 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 31 March 1901 at 11 Trinity Street, Chester; Interestingly, Harold's future wife (Nessie) and her parents and siblings live 2 doors away at 5 Trinity Street.

Also in the household that night were Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson (Son) and Elizabeth Jane Davies (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23 and 17,751.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 19
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S142] Letter from Eileen Simpson dated 16 April 1988
  2. [S193] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1843-1856, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1843-1856

    mf 98/2 & 3

    p23 no 184 18 Dec 1844 Thomas son of Samuel and Margret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Belgrave Place, Handbridge

    p52 no 413 3 Jan 1847 Edward son of Samuel and Margret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Handbridge

    p90 no 713 6 May 1849 William son of William and Margaret
    Snelson, farmer, Eaton Road Handbridge

    p92 no 734 1 Jul 1849 Samuel son of Samuel and Margaret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Handbridge

    p120 no 954 6 Apr 1851 George son of William and Margaret
    Snelson, cowkeeper, Handbridge

    p141 no 1124 10 Apr 1852 Hannah dau of Samuel and Margaret
    Snelson, cabinet maker, Handbridge

    p164 no 1312 2 Oct 1853 Elizabeth dau of William and Margaret
    Snelson, cowkeeper, Handbridge

    p183 no 1464 7 Dec 1854 Harry son of Edward and Ann Snelson,
    shoemaker, Handbridge

    p197 no 1570 3 Feb 1856 Elizabeth dau of William and Margaret
    Snelson, cowkeeper, Handbridge
  3. [S362] Marriage Certificate of Samuel Snelson & Mary Benyon 1872
  4. [S5656] Register of Freeman Chester 1865-1910 MFR/16
  5. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  6. [S5505] Chester FHS BDMs
  7. [S5496] Census 1901 Trinity Street, Chester
  8. [S5686] Slaters Directory Chester 1890 p. 183
  9. [S5684] Kelly's Directory 1902, Directory Type: Kelly's Directory 1902
  10. [S5685] Kelly's Directory 1906, Directory Type: Kelly's Directory 1906
  11. [S5969] England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915
  12. [S5968] Adrian John Snelson's Archives
  13. [S71] Census 1851 Cheshire Samuel Snelson a. 37, Memo: Annotation: Census 1851 St. Mary on-the-Hill
    Handbridge

    Samuel Snelson Cabinet Maker/Journeyman 37

    Margaret Snelson Wife 38

    William Snelson son 13

    John Snelson son 8

    Thomas Snelson son 6

    Samuel Snelson son 1

    Mary Coventry Niece 10

    Margaret Snelson Daughter 10


    All born in Chester City
  14. [S5503] Census 1861 Cheshire Margaret Snelson a. 47, Census Type: Film 1861
    Census Place: Handbridge
  15. [S5495] Census 1871 Handbridge
  16. [S5499] Census 1871 Margaret Snelson Head
  17. [S28] Census 1881 Chester, R3-0799, Memo: Annotation:
    R.G. 11/3556 f.78: Entry 71 : 51 Handbridge


    Samuel SNELSON Head Married 31 Joiner Born in Chester
    Mary SNELSON Wife " 32 " Eccleston
    Richard Henry SNELSON Son 7 Scholar " Tranmere,Cheshire
  18. [S5948] Samuel Snelson 42 Linenhall Street
  19. [S5507] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester

Biography

Mary Benyon1

F, #19, Deceased, b. 10 March 1849, d. 22 March 1883
  • Consanguinity: Great-grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Samuel Snelson (b. 4 June 1849, d. 18 June 1909)

Main Events

  • Name: Mary Benyon was also known as Mary Snelson.
  • Birth: She was born on 10 March 1849 in Eccleston.
  • Christening: Mary was christened on 11 March 1849 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.2
  • Daughter: She was enumerated on the census of 1851 with Thomas Benyon and Ann(E) Davies in number "29", in Eccleston.3
  • Occupation: Mary Benyon was a servant in the home of a single 64 year old annuitant, Ellen Longueville in Eccleston Village in 1871.
  • Marriage: She and Samuel Snelson were married on 4 July 1872 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.4
  • Occupation: She was a servant in 1882.4
  • Death: She died on 22 March 1883, at age 34, in presumably their home, Eccleston.5
  • Burial: Mary's remains were buried on 24 March 1883 in Grave 9107/102, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh.6
  • Biography:

    I have a copy of Mary's birth certificate.

    On the far side of the cemetery in Eccleston, near the Handbridge Road, Richard James Snelson found grave 9107. As Richard correctly reports, I had the date of Mary Benyon's death wrong for 18 years .... as I had always assumed that she had actually died giving birth to my grandfather Harold Alfred ( later Benyon ) SNELSON.

    Clearly, Mary died just one week after the birth ( 15 Mar 1833 ) on 22 Mar 1833. I am indebted to Richard for clearing up this mystery and adding to the story of how my grandfather's name was changed ( to include " BENYON" as a middle name ) 1 week after the event of his birth and after the original registration of Mary Benyon's death. Samuel must have loved Mary very much. No doubt, it would have not escaped your notice that my son, James carries the same middle name as does my brother's son, Paul BENYON Snelson. This all goes back to 1971, when my Dad and I really started to get into " gravebustin' "!

    In the same grave lie the remains of Margaret ( Coventry ) mother of Samuel died 12 Sep 1885 aged 72 years and Richard Henry Snelson, son of Mary died 13 Aug 1945 aged 72 years.

    Witnesses to the wedding between Mary BENYON and Samuel SNELSON were John BENYON and Elizabeth Evans - both of whom signed the marriage certificate.
  • Reference: In 1994 BENYM$49.

Census

Census 1861Mary Benyon Id #19 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1861 at Eccleston.

Also in the household that night were Thomas Benyon (Head of Household), Ann(E) Davies (Wife), Samuel Benyon (Son), Thomas Benyon (Son), Stephen Benyon (Son), William Benyon (Son), John Benyon (Son), and Richard Benyon (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #44, 36, 45, 46, 48, 818, 51, and 52.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
Census 1871Mary Benyon Id #19 (Servant) was at home on Census night 2 April 1871 at Eccleston.

Also in the household that night were Ellen Longueville (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #22,121.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
Census 1881Mary Benyon Id #19 (Wife) was at home on Census night 4 April 1881 at 51 Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household) and Richard Henry Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17 and 20.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S690] Overleigh Cemetery Register 1875-84, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery Register 1875-84


    308 Edward SNELSON Cordwainer 5 Handbridge St Mary 1876 8 Jan 12 Jan R1214 P102
    Cons

    3757 Lucy SNELSON daughter of Samuel and Mary Snelson 5 years Handbridge St.
    Mary 1880 [Blank] Jan 14 Jan G247 p21 Cons

    3747 Samuel SNELSON son of Samuel and Mary Snelson 15 months Handbridge St Mary
    15 months 1880 8 Jan 10 Jan G247 p21 Cons

    6095 Mary SNELSON wife of Samuel Snelson 34 Handbridge St Mary 1883 [Blank] Mar
    24 Mar R9107 p152 Cons
  2. [S43] Eccleston Baptisms, Benyon
  3. [S74] Census 1851 Eccleston, Source Element: R3-885
    Memo: Annotation:
    29 Thomas Benyon Head Mar 38 Ag/lab Born in Rossett
    Anne Wife Mar 32 Mold
    Hannah dau 10 Eccleston
    Samuel son 9 Eccleston
    Thomas son 6 Eccleston
    Stephen son 4 Eccleston
    Mary dau 2 Eccleston I think that the Thomas above aged 6 is the Thomas Benyon that Married Mary Coventry.
  4. [S362] Marriage Certificate of Samuel Snelson & Mary Benyon 1872
  5. [S66] Overleigh Gravestone 9107, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Gravestone 9107 (found by Richard Snelson )

    Mary wife of Samuel Snelson died 22 March 1883 aged 34 years

    Margaret mother of Samuel died 12 Sept 1885 aged 72

    Richard Henry Snelson son of Mary died 13 Aug 1945 aged 72
  6. [S688] Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897


    Snelson William Handbridge 1454 1855

    Snelson Sarah Pepper Street 1480 1855

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 1912 1856

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 2398 1857

    Snelson Walter Handbridge 2960 1858

    Snelson Sam'l Handbridge 4023 1860

    Snelson Edward Handbridge 308 1876

    Snelson Lucy Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Samuel Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Mary Handbridge 6095 1883

    Snelson Harry Pycroft Street 741 1885

    Snelson Margaret Handbridge 1002 1885

    Snelson Ann Pepper Street 2555 1887

    Snelson John St John Street 3624 1889

    Snelson Annie Handbridge 3680 1889

    Snelson Anne Handbridge 4581 1890

    Snelson Mary 57 Bridge Street Row 5201

    Snelson George 25 Handbridge 5701
  7. [S5494] Census 1861 Eccleston, Cheshire, Census Place: Eccleston
  8. [S5870] Census 1871 Cheshire Mary Benyon a. 22, Head: Ellen Longueville
    Age: 64
    County: Cheshire
  9. [S28] Census 1881 Chester, R3-0799, Memo: Annotation:
    R.G. 11/3556 f.78: Entry 71 : 51 Handbridge


    Samuel SNELSON Head Married 31 Joiner Born in Chester
    Mary SNELSON Wife " 32 " Eccleston
    Richard Henry SNELSON Son 7 Scholar " Tranmere,Cheshire

Biography

Richard Henry Snelson1

M, #20, Deceased, b. 26 July 1873, d. 13 August 1945
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Ada Gill (b. 25 April 1875, d. June 1971)

  • Unknown Snelson

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Richard Henry Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELRH73.
  • Birth: He was born on 26 July 1873 in Stanley Terrace, Tranmere, Birkenhed.2
  • Christening: Richard Henry was christened on 7 September 1873 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.3
  • Biography:4,5,6

  • Marriage: He and Ada Gill were married on 22 August 1903 in St. Peter's, Chester.7,1
  • Residence: He resided in 11 Trinity Street, Chester, in 1903.
  • Residence: He resided in 44 Princes Street, Chester, about 1903.
  • Publicatio: He; 1910; 15 Trinity Street, Chester; Kelly's Directory 1910, and listed as a builder living
  • Occupation: He was a joiner and cabinetmaker about 1925.
  • Lease: He; 1925; an allotment, Hough Green, an allotment; He is listed as having an allotment, but living at 24 King Street
  • Death: He died on 13 August 1945, at age 72, in 24 Windsor Road, Buddicom Park.
  • Burial: Richard Henry's remains were buried on 16 August 1945 in Grave 9107/102, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh.8

Census

Census 1881Richard Henry Snelson Id #20 (Son) was at home on Census night 4 April 1881 at 51 Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household) and Mary Benyon (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17 and 19.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1891Richard Henry Snelson Id #20 (Son) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 42 Linenhall Street, Trinity, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Elizabeth Jane Davies (Wife), and Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17, 17,751, and 23.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 10
Census 1901Richard Henry Snelson Id #20 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1901 at 44 Princess Street, Chester.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 11
Census 1911Richard Henry Snelson Id #20 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1911 at 15 Trinity Street, Chester; He is described as a joiner aged 37. Ada's relatives are listed at home there too.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S297] According to Cicely Ida IFE ( nee Probert )
  2. [S364] Birth Certificate of Richard Henry Snelson 1873
  3. [S132] Cheshire Parish Registers & Bishops' Transcripts
  4. [S5682] Interview with Cecily Ife (Probert)
  5. [S249] Letter from Eileen Simpson 17 June 1989
  6. [S5683] John Snelson, Richard Henry Snelson - Tracing His Movements
  7. [S5505] Chester FHS BDMs
  8. [S66] Overleigh Gravestone 9107, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Gravestone 9107 (found by Richard Snelson )

    Mary wife of Samuel Snelson died 22 March 1883 aged 34 years

    Margaret mother of Samuel died 12 Sept 1885 aged 72

    Richard Henry Snelson son of Mary died 13 Aug 1945 aged 72
  9. [S28] Census 1881 Chester, R3-0799, Memo: Annotation:
    R.G. 11/3556 f.78: Entry 71 : 51 Handbridge


    Samuel SNELSON Head Married 31 Joiner Born in Chester
    Mary SNELSON Wife " 32 " Eccleston
    Richard Henry SNELSON Son 7 Scholar " Tranmere,Cheshire
  10. [S5948] Samuel Snelson 42 Linenhall Street
  11. [S5557] Census 1901 Princes Street Chester

Biography

Samuel Benyon Snelson

M, #21, Deceased, b. November 1878, d. 8 January 1880
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Samuel Benyon Snelson was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only SNELSB78.
  • Christening: Samuel Benyon was christened on 24 November 1878 in the local Parish Church of England, Handbridge, Chester.
  • Biography: About Samuel Benyon Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Birth: He was born in November 1878 in Handbridge, Chester.
  • Death: He died on 8 January 1880, at age 1, in Chester.1
  • Burial: Samuel Benyon's remains were buried on 10 January 1880 in Grave 1214/102, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.2
  • Residence: He resided in St. Mary Parish, Chester, in 1880.
  • Last Edited: 23 August 2018

Citations

  1. [S690] Overleigh Cemetery Register 1875-84, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery Register 1875-84


    308 Edward SNELSON Cordwainer 5 Handbridge St Mary 1876 8 Jan 12 Jan R1214 P102
    Cons

    3757 Lucy SNELSON daughter of Samuel and Mary Snelson 5 years Handbridge St.
    Mary 1880 [Blank] Jan 14 Jan G247 p21 Cons

    3747 Samuel SNELSON son of Samuel and Mary Snelson 15 months Handbridge St Mary
    15 months 1880 8 Jan 10 Jan G247 p21 Cons

    6095 Mary SNELSON wife of Samuel Snelson 34 Handbridge St Mary 1883 [Blank] Mar
    24 Mar R9107 p152 Cons
  2. [S688] Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897, Memo: Annotation: Overleigh Cemetery 1850-1897


    Snelson William Handbridge 1454 1855

    Snelson Sarah Pepper Street 1480 1855

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 1912 1856

    Snelson Elizabeth Handbridge 2398 1857

    Snelson Walter Handbridge 2960 1858

    Snelson Sam'l Handbridge 4023 1860

    Snelson Edward Handbridge 308 1876

    Snelson Lucy Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Samuel Handbridge 3757 1880

    Snelson Mary Handbridge 6095 1883

    Snelson Harry Pycroft Street 741 1885

    Snelson Margaret Handbridge 1002 1885

    Snelson Ann Pepper Street 2555 1887

    Snelson John St John Street 3624 1889

    Snelson Annie Handbridge 3680 1889

    Snelson Anne Handbridge 4581 1890

    Snelson Mary 57 Bridge Street Row 5201

    Snelson George 25 Handbridge 5701

Biography

Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson1

M, #23, Deceased, b. 15 March 1883, d. 3 October 1955

Person Exhibits

Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson, Royal Garrison Artillery 1883-1955
  • Consanguinity: Grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Nessie Pierce (b. 19 January 1884, d. 20 February 1960)

Main Events

  • Birth: Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson was born on 15 March 1883 in 51 Handbridge, Chester, The name of BENYON was entered after registration. His mother, Mary SNELSON ( nee BENYON ) was deceased at the time of registration.2
  • Christening: Harold Alfred Benyon was christened on 29 April 1883 in St. Mary-on-the-Hill, Chester.
  • Residence: He resided in 51 Handbridge in 1883.
  • Marriage: He and Nessie Pierce were married on 14 January 1911 in St. Oswald, Chester.
  • Occupation: He was a bombardier with The Royal Artillery Garrison in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, Hampshire, in April 1911.
  • Residence: He resided in Freshwater, Isle of Wight, in 1911.3
  • Biography:

    British War Medal and Victory Medal, maybe "Commended" ? ... see document in citation image attached.4
  • Occupation: He was a soldier and first served in a theatre of war in Egypt in Royal Garrison Artillery, Egypt, on 24 July 1915.5
  • Occupation: He was a soldier in the Royal Garrison Artillery in 1917.3
  • Residence: He resided in 26 Granville Road, Chester, on 23 August 1922.
  • Residence: In 1939 Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson lived in Colwyn Bay as recorded in the 1939 Register, he was a schoolmaster then - living with his sister Molly (Mary) Snelson as follows :-

    Lloyd Household (6 People) Voryn Isa Pleasant View , Colwyn Bay M.B., Denbighshire, Wales
    Mary N Snelson 7-May-20 Female – Single 1915
    Constance E Lloyd 12 Jun 1875 Female Private Means Widowed 1911
    Elizabeth Jones 29 Aug 1884 Female Cook Single 1912
    Harold A B Snelson 15 Mar 1883 Male Schoolmaster Married
    Nessie Snelson 19 Jan 1884 Female Unpaid Domestic Duties Married.
  • Occupation:

    About 1950 Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson was a school teacher in Pembroke Place, Liverpool.
  • Death: He died on 3 October 1955, at age 72, at Liverpool 16 in 131 Bowring Park Avenue, Bowring Park.
  • Cremation: The remains of Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson were cremated on 6 October 1955 in Crematorium, West Derby.
  • Will: He left a will on 18 October 1955amounting to £276 13s 2p to Nessie Snelson.
  • Probate: The estate of Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson was probated about December 1955.
  • Reference: In 1996 SNELHA83.
  • Biography: Let's call him "Harold of Chester".

Census

Census 1891Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson Id #23 (Son) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 42 Linenhall Street, Trinity, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household), Elizabeth Jane Davies (Wife), and Richard Henry Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17, 17,751, and 20.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1901Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson Id #23 (Son) was at home on Census night 31 March 1901 at 11 Trinity Street, Chester; Interestingly, Harold's future wife (Nessie) and her parents and siblings live 2 doors away at 5 Trinity Street.

Also in the household that night were Samuel Snelson (Head of Household) and Elizabeth Jane Davies (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #17 and 17,751.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
Census 1911Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson Id #23 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 2 April 1911 at Alma Cottage, Freshwater, IoW; Harold is listed as a bombardier with the Royal Artillery Garrison, living with his wife of less than 1 year, Nessie aged 27.

Also in the household that night were Nessie Pierce (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #24.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
  • Last Edited: 4 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S6] Letter from 22nd Cheshire Regiment
  2. [S361] Birth Certificate of Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson 1883
  3. [S995] Letter from the Royal Artillery Historical Trust 26 Oct 1993
  4. [S5968] Adrian John Snelson's Archives
  5. [S5509] Military Record HAB Snelson
  6. [S5948] Samuel Snelson 42 Linenhall Street
  7. [S5507] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester
  8. [S5964] Census 1911 HAB Snelson IoW, Head: HAB Snelson
    Age: 28

Biography

Nessie Pierce

F, #24, Deceased, b. 19 January 1884, d. 20 February 1960

Person Exhibits

Nessie Pierce 1884 - 1960
  • Consanguinity: Grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson (b. 15 March 1883, d. 3 October 1955)

Main Events

  • Name: Nessie Pierce was also known as Nessie Snelson.
  • Birth: She was born on 19 January 1884 in Chester.1
  • Biography:

    She started infant and junior school at Boughton St Paul's Church of England Junior and Infant School.
  • Occupation: She was a shop assistant; in the same street is the Snelson family, including Harold Snelson whom she will marry 10 years later. in Trinity Street, Chester, in 1901.2,3,4
  • Marriage: She and Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson were married on 14 January 1911 in St. Oswald, Chester.
  • Residence: She resided in Albion Cottage, Victoria Road, Chester, Cheshire, in 1911.
  • Witness: She resided with Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson in Colwyn Bay in 1939.
  • Death: She died on 20 February 1960, at age 76, in the Hospital, Broadgreen, I have the certificate of birth, registered at Chester Castle.

    The announcement in the Liverpool Echo on 22 February 1960 records that there was a service at St. John the Divine Church, Fairfield on Wednesday 24 February 1960.
  • Cremation: The remains of Nessie Pierce were cremated on 24 February 1960 in the Crematorium, Anfield, 53.43869271, -2.95831561.
  • Reference: In 1990 PIERN$84.

Census

Census 1891Nessie Pierce Id #24 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 31 Beaconsfield, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), Harry Pierce (Son), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Son), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 120, 124, 125, 127, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1901Nessie Pierce Id #24 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 3 Trinity Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Daughter), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Miriam Catherine Pierce (Son), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 125, 127, 121, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1911Nessie Pierce Id #24 (Wife) was at home on Census night 2 April 1911 at Alma Cottage, Freshwater, IoW; Harold is listed as a bombardier with the Royal Artillery Garrison, living with his wife of less than 1 year, Nessie aged 27.

Also in the household that night were Captain Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
  • Last Edited: 3 January 2019

Citations

  1. [S3] Death Certificate of Nessie Pierce 1960
  2. [S5732] Census 1901 Cheshire Nessie Pierce a. 17, Census Type: Census 1901 Cheshire Nessie Pierce a. 17
    Census Place: Trinity Street, Chester
  3. [S5496] Census 1901 Trinity Street, Chester
  4. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street
  5. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire
  6. [S5964] Census 1911 HAB Snelson IoW, Head: HAB Snelson
    Age: 28

Biography

Harold Cecil Snelson

M, #25, Deceased, b. 22 November 1911, d. 30 September 1975

Person Exhibits

H.C. Snelson 2
  • Consanguinity: Father of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Irene Nettacress Roby (b. 5 January 1913, d. January 1984)

  • Peter Colin Snelson+ (b. 27 September 1942, d. 4 July 2015)
  • Adrian John ("John") Snelson+ (b. 2 January 1945)

Main Events

  • Birth: Harold Cecil Snelson was born on 22 November 1911 in Freshwater, Isle of Wight.
  • Residence: He resided in Victoria Road, Chester, in May 1917.1
  • Marriage: He and Irene Nettacress Roby were married on 2 April 1938 in St. John the Divine, Fairfield, They were married at the church of St. John the Divine, Fairfield, Liverpool on Saturday 2nd April 1938 at 2-00 PM. The reception was held afterwards at the Francis Cafe, Parker Street, Liverpool ( I have one of the original invitations ).
  • Residence:

    In 1939 Harold Cecil Snelson lived in 112 Bowring Park Avenue where he lived until his death in 1975 ... and this was my home too until I left to go to London in January, 1969.
  • Occupation: He was a fireman in the Auxiliary Fire Service on the docks in Liverpool between 1940 and 1945.
  • Occupation: He was a hospital secretary in Rainhill Hospital, Rainhill, about 1959.
  • Occupation: He was the hospital secretary in the TB hospital where I was employed myself during school holidays as a lowly orderly, trolley pusher and "useful" . in Barrowmore Sanitarium, Chester, in 1961.
  • Occupation: He was the hospital secretary in Deva Hospital, Chester, about 1965.
  • Witness: He and Adrian John ("John") Snelson and Irene Nettacress Roby witnessed the marriage of Peter Colin Snelson and Joan Winifred Manslow on 10 May 1970 at Childwall Valley Road in the Roman Catholic Church.
  • Death: Harold Cecil Snelson died on 30 September 1975, at age 63, in 112 Bowring Park Avenue, Huyton-with-Roby.
  • Cremation: The remains of Harold Cecil Snelson were cremated on 3 October 1975 in the Crematorium, West Derby.
  • Biography: Let's call him "Harold of Liverpool".

    My Dad was born I think in the Isle of Wight but was brought up in Chester. He started school on 1st May 1917 at Victoria Road Infants School, possibly being transferred to another school on 27 April 1919 when his father was a soldier in the First World War. This could have been to the Isle of Wight.

    He was Hospital Secretary at a variety of hospitals during the period 1955 - 1970, including ( in order ) Rainhill ( between Liverpool and St. Helen's ), Barrowmore Sanitarium ( near Chester ) and Deva. During the Second World War, Dad was a fireman working on the docks in Liverpool. This was pretty rough, as the waterfront was heavily bombed by the Germans nearly every night for several years.

    Amongst his other claims to fame and poverty, he was an excellent sportsman, playing quality tennis and badminton as well as being a top soccer player, appearing in goal for Everton "A" team on at least three occasions in the 1930's.

    Like his father ( and now his son Peter ), he was a Freemason and member of Lodge Fairfield, No. 2290. On the 18 September 1967 he was made a Past Provincial Grand Deacon ( Junior ), and on 23 April 1975, he became Past Provincial Grand Warden ( Junior ) of the West Lancashire Provincial Grand Lodge. He was a member of the Chapter and Rose Croix.

    I was delighted to sit in January 1990 with my brother Peter, a MM , in the Lodge of my father and my grandfather amongst many of their friends and people who remembered both of them - many of them sons and grandsons of my fathers and his fathers peers. This for me, was a moving and very special occasion.
  • Anecdote:

    Here's an extract from the West Derby Reporter, Friday 29th March 1963, taken from an article reporting a talk given by Councillor A L AUDLEY to the West Derby Conservative Association 'ladies'.

    There are few dull moments in the life of a fireman in Liverpool. The
    varied character of the city's buildings, the many different industries, and
    the part Liverpool plays as a great seaport - all present their special
    challenge to the Fire Service, both in firefighting and fire
    prevention..........

    Liverpool Fire Service was under Liverpool Corporation , and was formed on
    1st April 1948, when the National Fire Service was disbanded.

    prior to the formation of the national Fire Service in 1941, the Liverpool
    Fire Brigade was part of the City Police Force, and had been in existence
    since 1836. There were 12 fire stations in various parts of the city.

    In addition, the service maintained the fireboat William Gregson (309 gross
    tons), the crew of which consisted of firemen with sea going experience.

    Speaking of the early history of the Liverpool Fire Service, Coun. Audley
    said records went back as far as 1550, when the Mayor and Council ordered
    that gorse stacks were not to be erected near houses.

    In 1582, the Town Clerk was fined 4d for keeping "fire in his chamber" -
    being a place unfit for the purpose, and a dangerous thing.

    In 1629, a bellman was appointed to patrol the streets, warning citizens of
    fire danger by ringing his bell. Almost a century later, in 1718, three
    fire engines were provided for the town, with three dozen leather buckets
    supplied at the expense of the local authorities.

    The first case of arson was recorded in 1730, and three years later the
    first fire engine bought with municipal funds was put into service.

    A disastrous fire occurred at the Town Hall in 1795 "causing great
    consternation, trouble and loss to the council" Then in 1802, the Goree
    warehouse was burned down, the damage amounting to £323,000. The ruins
    continued to smoulder for over three months.

    In 1824, the premises of Duncan and Sons, rope makers, in Brownlow Hill,
    were set on fire by Sylvester THORNTON, a youth of 15. He was transported
    for seven years.

    Eighteen years later, in 1842, a great fire involved Crompton Street, Formby
    Street and Neptune Street. One fireman and three labourers lost their
    lives, and the damage was £500,000.

    A fire chemical engine was bought from USA in 1896, and in 1902 the first
    petrol-driven engine was purchased, but found to be unreliable. The year
    1911 was marked by a big fire and explosion at J Bibby and Company's
    premises. Thirty-six people were killed and 100 injured.

    By 1916, horses were finally disbanded in the brigade.

    Before the last war, in 1938, the strength of the Liverpool Police Fire
    Brigade totalled 186 officers and men, a total progressively increased from
    120 in 1921. During this period, the self-propelled steam motors were
    replaced by 1,000 gallons-a-minute modern petrol motor fire pumps carrying a
    50 ft fire escape.

    In the early part of 1940, the strength of the brigade was further increased
    by selected members of the Auxiliary Fire Service, who later shared the
    brunt of enemy attacks.

    By the end of 1940, a total of 2,640 officers and men were available to the
    Fire Brigade, manning 400 large, medium and small pumps.

    More than 40 members of the Liverpool fire services lost their lives through
    enemy action between September 1939 and August 1941. Thirty-four members of
    Liverpool Fire Brigade and the AFS received decorations and awards,
    including George Medals.

    The first relatively big attack on the city occurred on 17th August 1940,
    and was followed by a period of almost continuous raiding until the end of
    November. On 21st August, the service attended over 100 fires, the most
    serious being at the Customs House and a number of cotton warehouses.

    On 17th September, eight auxiliary firemen lost their lives when their
    station in the Old Swan received a direct hit. On the nights 20th/22nd
    December, there was as many as 500 fires.

    the seven consecutive night of attack at the beginning of May, 1941, fully
    extended the service, the worst night being the 3rd and 4th May, during
    which there were 400 fires.

    An ammunition ship in the docks was set ablaze and blew up.

    The Fire Services Act of 1947, which brought the National Fire Service to an
    end, came into operation on 1st April, 1948, and places on fire authorities
    the duty to make provision for fire-fighting.

    Councillor Audley said an interesting fact was that in 1858, the cost of the
    brigade was £1,925.12s. 5d. while in 1952 the sum was £666,275 9s. 11d -
    charged to the rates.
  • Reference: In 1996 Old reference Number SNELHC11.
  • Last Edited: 2 March 2019

Citations

  1. [S153] Victoria Road Infants School Records 1871 - 1927, Memo: Annotation: Victoria Road Infants School Records 1871 - 1927


    1486 Frances Emily Sumpter dau of Henry ( Harry), b. 3 March
    1910, 26 Trafford Street, ad. 23 Aug 1915 from Christ Church
    School ), left 1 August 1917

    1580 Hilda Sumpter b. 8 Aug 1912, dau of Henry ( Harry ) Sumpter
    of 54 Trafford Street, ad. 12 Mar 1917 and left 4 July 1917.

    1594 Harold Cecil Snelson b. 22 Nov 1911, son of Harold ( Alfred
    Benyon ) Snelson of Victoria Road, ad. 1 May 1917 and left
    27 April 1919 ( transferred )

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