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Brian Snelson

M, #227, Deceased, b. about 1947, d. about 1963
  • Consanguinity: 4th cousin of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

  • Father: Thomas Snelson

Main Events

  • Birth: Brian Snelson was born about 1947.
  • Biography: Brian, who was an only child, was killed tragically in a shooting accident when he was sixteen years old.

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  • Death: He died about 1963.1

Citations

  1. [S144] Letter from Richard James Snelson dated 21 June 1988

Biography

Robert Snelson1

M, #231, Deceased, b. 29 August 1867, d. 6 April 1934

Person Exhibits

Robert Snelson -1900 - Hay Trusser
  • Consanguinity: 1st cousin 3 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Robert Snelson had reference number SNELR$68.
  • Birth: He was born on 29 August 1867 in Chester.
  • Christening: Robert was christened on 22 September 1867 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.2
  • Marriage: Robert Snelson was married about March 1887 in Chester Description: Widow of Edward Snelson
    Age: 59
    Address: Handbridge
    Parish: St Mary
    Date of Death: 23/08/1890
    Date of Burial: 26/08/1890
    Grave Number: R1214
    Page Number: 102
    Consecrated: True
    Cemetery Register: DCE/1/4
    Running Number: 84581.3
  • Occupation: He was a hay dealer and trusser in 1887.
  • Occupation: He was a hay dealer in 64 Handbridge, Overleigh Terrace, Chester, in 1891.4
  • Occupation: He was a hay and straw dealer in 1898.
  • Biography:

    "Robert the Haystack"was aged 13 years and was a schoolboy living at home with his widowed mother Ann at 48 Handbridge, which was the Grocer's shop she ran with his brother, Henry ( Harry ).


    When Robert became a freeman of the City of Chester on 18 June 1910, he was described as a Hay Dealer of 58 Handbridge. In 1887 at the time of the birth of his son Edward, he was described as a trusser, being a person who bundles hay or straw.
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    This must be the Robert Snelson described as a hay merchant in Maria Snelson ( nee Priddey )'s will ( 1925 ). In the will, he ( Robert ) is described as her brother-in-law, and therefore presumably the brother of her husband, Henry Snelson ( d. 1901 ).
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  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 18 June 1910. He is described as a hay dealer, of 58 Handbridge.

    ** Something wrong here. Check the probate 1925. **.5,6
  • Death:

    Robert Snelson died on 6 April 1934. ** Something wrong here. Check the probate 1925. **.
  • Burial: Robert's remains were buried on 9 April 1934 in Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, Description:
    Age: 66 y
    Address: 58 Handbridge
    Parish: St Marys
    Date of Death: 06/04/1934
    Date of Burial: 09/04/1934
    Grave Number: PA/1223
    Page Number: 61
    Consecrated: True
    Cemetery Register: DCE 1/10
    Running Number: 423.7

Census

Census 1871Robert Snelson Id #231 (Son) was at home on Census night 1871 at 48 Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Edward Snelson (Principal), Henry ( Harry ) Snelson (Son), Martha Snelson (Daughter), William Egerton Snelson (Son), Agnes Ann Snelson (Daughter), and Annie Snelson (Daughter)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #9, 1,560, 1,330, 1,325, 1,333, and 1,650

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 8
Census 1901Robert Snelson Id #231 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1901 at 58 Handbridge, Chester; He is described as a hay trusser.

Also in the household that night were Edward Snelson (Son) and Hubert Snelson (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #232 and 1,286

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 7 September 2020 23:02:35

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. [S194] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1856
  3. [S5505] Chester FHS BDMs
  4. [S1] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1870 - 1898, R3-1654, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1870 - 1898

    m/f 98/3

    1871 March 19 Annie dau of Edward & Ann Snelson Cowkeeper
    1873 June 2 Elizabeth dau. of William & Elizabeth Snelson, Joiner Handbridge
    1873 June 2 Margaret dau of William & Elizabeth Snelson Joiner
    1873 Sept 3 Thomas Edward son of Edward & Ann Snelson Farmer Handbridge
    1878 June 10 Hannah dau of William & Eliza Jane Snelson Joiner Handbridge
    ALSO
    William son of William & Eliza Jane
    ALSO
    George son of William & Eliza Jane ( grandfather of Richard James Snelson)
    1878 Nov 24 Samuel Benyon son of Samuel & Mary Snelson Joiner Handbridge
    1883 April 29 Harold Alfred Benyon son of Samuel & Mary Snelson Joiner 51
    Handbridge
    1884 Jan 27 Nancy Elizabeth dau of George & Sarah Ann Snelson Joiner 60 Bradford
    Street Handbridge
    1885 May 9 Harry son of William & Eliza Snelson Joiner 3 Pyecroft Street
    Handbridge
    1885 May 21 Ellen dau of William & Eliza Jane Snelson
    Joiner 3 Pyecroft Street Handbridge
    1886 Jan 31 George son of George & Sarah Ann Snelson Joiner Pyecroft Street
    Handbridge
    1887 May 4 Edward son of Robert & Jane Snelson Trusser Greenway Street
    Handbridge ( N.B. not living there
    in 1881 census )
    1887 June 8 Samuel Robert son of Alfred & Catherine Fanny Snelson Surveyor 49
    Handbridge

    m/f 98/3 p. 93

    1888 July 4 Beatrice dau of William & Eliza Snelson Innkeeper Grosvenor Arms
    Handbridge
    1888 July 11 John son of William & Eliza Snelson Innkeeper Grosvenor Arms
    Handbridge ( N.B. Eliza was written
    Elizabeth then corrected by striking out the last
    four letters )
    1888 July 11 Ellen dau of William & Eliza Snelson Innkeeper Grosvenor Arms
    Handbridge
    1888 July 11 Ada dau of William & Eliza Snelson Innkeeper Grosvenor Arms
    Handbridge
    N.B. The Grosvenor Arms Was No. 26 Handbridge.
    1888 Aug 8 Henry son of George & Sarah Snelson Joiner Greenway Street Handbridge

    1890 Dec 10 Mary Dau of George & Sarah Ann Snelson Joiner Hartington Street
    Handbridge
    1898 Sept 25 Hubert son of Robert & Jane Snelson Hay & Straw Dealer 52
    Handbridge
  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. [S5656] Register of Freeman Chester 1865-1910 MFR/16
  7. [S138] Chester St. Mary - Record of Funerals
  8. [S5613] Census Cheshire 1871 Edward Snelson a. 49, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Greenway Street, Chester

Biography

Edward Snelson

M, #232, Deceased, b. 1 April 1887, d. 21 April 1936
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 2 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Edward Snelson had reference number SNELE$87.
  • Residence: On 10 April 1884 Edward Snelson lived in 52 Handbridge, Chester. There is something wrong here !

    Somebody called Roger Bate isburied in the same grave along with James Carter Bate.1
  • Birth: He was born on 1 April 1887 in There is something wrong here ! To be investigated.
  • Christening: Edward was christened on 4 May 1887 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.
  • Biography: "Edward the Teacher" started at St. Mary Junior Boys School on 10 April 1894. I have assumed that this was the same Edward who was admitted as Freeman of the City of Chester on 18 June 1910, when his address was given as 1 Lime Street, Middleton, Manchester.

    At one time, he was living at 19 Vicarage Road, Hoole.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 18 June 1910.2
  • Residence: He resided in 1 Lime Street, Middleton, Manchester, on 18 June 1910.3
  • Occupation: He was a schoolmaster in Manchester in 1910.
  • Marriage: Edward Snelson was married in 1919 in St. Paul, Chester.4
  • Death: He died on 21 April 1936, at age 49, at 19 Vicarage Road in Hoole, Chester, Cheshire.
  • Burial: He was buried Overleigh, Chester, on 25 April 1936 in Chester General Cemetery (St. Mary's) Age: 49 y
    Address: 27 Percy Road
    Parish: St Mary on the Hill
    Date of Death: 21/04/1936
    Date of Burial: 25/04/1936
    Grave Number: S106
    Page Number: 102
    Consecrated: True
    Cemetery Register: DCE 1/10
    Running Number: 1952
    Notes: Section B, S106, Class A.
  • Will: He made a will about 1936. He left his gold watch and chain to son Roger Snelson [234]. He also refers to his wife Afnes and monies to paid into a trust for her. He names his brothers-in-Law Willian Edward Yates, James Bennet Kennedy to act with Agnes as Executors and Trustees. Also mentioned is his brother Hubert [1286] and his wife's bothers and sisters :- Robert Williams, Denis Williams, Albert Williams, Eva Williams, Doris Williams, Dora Kennedy and nellie Yates.

Census

Census 1901Edward Snelson Id #232 (Son) was at home on Census night 1901 at 58 Handbridge, Chester; He is described as a hay trusser.

Also in the household that night were Robert Snelson (Principal) and Hubert Snelson (Son)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #231 and 1,286

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 5 September 2020 16:00:23

Citations

  1. [S151] Chester, St. Mary Junior Boys, Handbridge, Source Element: R3-1437
    Memo: Annotation: Chester, St. Mary Junior Boys, Handbridge


    907 Edward Snelson b. 1 April 1887 ad. 10 April 1884, 52
    Handbridge, ex Handbridge Infants, grade 6
    1900

    943 Henry Snelson b. 10 July 1888, ad. 4 April 1885, 25
    Handbridge, ex Handbridge Infants, grade 4
    1899

    1051 Leslie Sumpter b. 2 March 1915, ad 23 April 1922, 27
    Clivedon Road, ex Durham Svhool, son of
    Harry, l. 13 Sept 1926 to City and County
    (scholarship).
  2. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  3. [S5656] Register of Freeman Chester 1865-1910 MFR/16
  4. [S5505] Chester FHS BDMs

Biography

Roger Snelson1

M, #234, Deceased, b. 22 February 1924, d. about September 2006
  • Consanguinity: 3rd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Roger Snelson had reference number SNELR$24.
  • Birth: He was born on 22 February 1924 in Hoole, Chester, Cheshire.
  • Biography: Roger lives at 23 Knowsley Road, Hoole Chester, CH2 3RL.


    He became a freeman of the City of Chester on 21 April 1961, when he was described as a clerk of 19 Vicarage Road.


    Richard James Snelson visited Roger on Saturday 15 April 1989 and relates that he worked for Ellesmere Port local authority. He was an only child and now the last of the line, because his Uncle Hubert who married Elsie Unknown did not have any children. In later life, Hubert became a bit of a recluse according to Roger.


    My theory is that the Sir Edward Snelson who married Greer Garson was the son of Thomas Snelson who was in fact Thomas Edward Snelson, son of Edward Snelson, the cordwainer born 1 January 1822, father of Robert the Hay Dealer ..... hence Roger could well have known him as " Uncle Tom " - even though he was his grandnephew.
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  • Residence: He resided in Hoole, Chester, Cheshire.2
  • Occupation: He was a Government Officer in Chester about 1960.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 21 August 1961.3,4
  • Residence: He resided in 19 Vicarage Road, Hoole, in 1961.4
  • Address: , Roger's address was in Roger Snelson, 19 Vicarage Road, Hoole, Nr Chester, Cheshire, England.
  • Death: He died about September 2006 in Chester.
  • Last Edited: 6 January 2019 18:32:13

Citations

  1. [S101] Letter from Roger Snelson dated 14 July 1988, R3-1285
  2. [S263] Register of Freemen 1941-71, Source Element: R3-2071
    Memo: Annotation: Register of Freemen 1941-71


    MFR/18

    21 Apr 1961 Roger Snelson 19 Vicarage Road, Hoole, Chester, Clerk. Admitted as
    son of Edward Snelson who is a son of Edward Snelson who is a son
    of Robert Snelson who was a grandson of William Snelson who was a
    son of William Snelson, Farmer made free 30 March 1810.
  3. [S5659] Register of Freemen 1941-1971 on MFR/18
  4. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16

Biography