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John Snelson1

M, #530, Deceased, b. April 1748, d. 20 January 1800

Person Exhibits

Eccleston St Mary the Virgin
  • Consanguinity: 4th great-grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Elizabeth Crooks (b. October 1748, d. 19 April 1822)

Main Events

  • Christening: John was christened on 12 April 1748 in All Saints, Gresford.2,3
  • Birth: He was born in April 1748 in Gresford.
  • Marriage: John Snelson and Elizabeth Crooks were married on 5 April 1769 in the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, The BTs record the marriage date as 9th April 1769.4,5,6
  • Residence: He resided in Rough Hill, near to Chester, in 1774.
  • Death: He died on 20 January 1800, at age 51, in Lache.
  • Burial: John's remains were buried on 27 January 1800 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.7
  • Reference: In 1990 SNELJ$48.
  • Biography:

    Let's call him "John of Lache".

    Lache lies about 2 kilometers out of Chester to the South-West between the Wrexham road (A483) and the railway. It is in England. The parish of Lache-cum-Saltney was formed in 1855 out of the parishes of St. Mary ( Chester ) and Hawarden ( Flintshire ). Registers of (a) Baptisms 1853-1964, (b) Marriages 1857-1972 and (c) Marriages at St Mathew's church, Saltney Ferry 1925-55 are held at the Cheshire Record Office. Clwyd parishes are now in the diocese of St. Asaph except for Higher Kinnerton, Lache-cum-Saltney, Threapwood and Whitewell Church, Iscoyd, which are in the diocese of Chester. Until 1849 Hawarden was a peculiar, exempt from episcopal jurisdiction; and parishes in the deanery of Dyffryn Clywd, Denbighshire were in the diocese of Bangor until 1859.

    Roughill is a country area located about 2 kilometers West of Eccleston, 1 kilometer South of Lache, and just North of Dodleston and Pulford. It is in England and in the township of Marlston-cum-Lache, St. Mary's parish, Chester.

    It's true that the county (and country!) boundaries are very confusing in the "Burton, Denbighshire" area.

    Burton lies just to the north-west of Rossett. Burton was in Denbighshire until 1974, then it was in Clwyd, and now in Yr 2000 it's in the County Borough of Wrexham. In ecclesiastical parish terms, Burton was in Gresford until 1840, when most of the township became part of the new parish of Rossett. In civil registration terms, in the early days Burton was in the Registration District of Wrexham (Denbighshire), in the sub-district of Hope (which was in Flintshire) !

    There's more information about these parishes on the relevant GENUKI web pages, at:

    http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/DEN/Gresford/
    and
    http://www.genuki.org.uk/big/wal/DEN/Rossett/

    The England/Wales boundary follows the line of the Pulford Brook, just south of Pulford Church (which is in Cheshire); and the old Flintshire/Denbighshire boundary follows the line of Stringer's Brook, which joins Pulford Brook (i.e. the Cheshire border) about a mile south of Dodleton.

    Dodleston is in England. However, just to confuse matters, for the last 80 years, the ecclesiastical parish of Dodleston has included Higher Kinnerton, which for all other purposes is in Flintshire. The neighbouring small village of Lower Kinnerton has always been in England !

    John was aged 52 when he died in 1800 according to his gravestone and was therefore born about 1748. The children of John Snelson and Elizabeth Crooks were undoubtedly John ( 1769 ), William ( 1776 ), John ( 1779 ), Hannah ( 1781 ), Elizabeth ( 1784 ), John (1789 ).

    There is also an entry in the red Eccleston parish books ( burials ) at the Chehire Record Office which is as follows :-

    "18 April 1790 Mary Dau of John and Mary Snelson aged 3."

    This is a bit of a mystery at the moment. I don't really know who this Mary is. She is not mentioned in the Eccleston Monument Inscriptions held at the CRO in the same series of Red Books relating to the Eccleston Parish Records.8
  • Last Edited: 6 February 2020 18:59:30

Citations

  1. [S46] Will Indexes, R3-825
  2. [S50] Gresford Baptisms 1745-1755, 1744-3, Memo: Annotation: Gresford Baptisms 1745-1755, 1744-3

    in PD/34/1/70 on Reel 601

    p.8 1 Sep 1745 Mary the daughter of William SNELSON of Llay
    p.11 12 Apr 1748 John son of William SNELSON of Llay
  3. [S404] Gresford Parish Registers 1714-1754 and 1740-72, Memo: Annotation: Gresford Parish Registers 1714-1754 (m.) 1714-1772

    Baptisms
    --------
    10 Sep 1721 Snellson William s. William Gwersyllt
    29 Mar 1724 Snellson Thomas s. William Gwersyllt
    7 Feb 1726 Snellson Elinor d. William Llay
    3 Sep 1727 Bennion George s. William
    2 Oct 1731 Bennion Jacob s. William
    19 Sep 1735 Snellson Edward s. William Llay
    16 Nov 1735 Snellson Mary d. William
    20 Dec 1736 Snellson James s. James
    18 Feb 1738 Snellson William s. James Gwersyllt

    Marriages
    ---------
    12 Jan William Snellson otp & Margarett Edwards otp Banns
    Burials
    -------
    23 Oct 1723 Bennion George bur. Pulton Pa of Pulford Ches
    2 Oct 1727 Bennion Martha bur. w/o George, Poulton
    12 Oct 1727 Bennion bur. d/o John Llay
    23 Jan 1729 Bennion George bur. Poulton
    9 Aug 1737 Snellson James bur. s/o William Burton
    12 Aug 1740 Snelson James bur. Pauper Gwersyllt
    3 Jun 1745 Snelson James bur. s/o James Pauper Gwersyllt
    20 Apr 1741 Snelson Margaret bur. Burton
    24 Mar 1743 Snelson Mary bur. d/o William Burton
    6 Jan 1761 Snelson Sarah bur. Burton Green
    Baptisms
    --------
    12 Apr 1748 Snelson John chr s. William LLay
    1 Sep 1745 Snelson Mary d. William Llay
    Marriages
    ---------
    7 Dec 1747 John Morgan, Wrexham & Mary Snelson otp
    30 Jan 1742 William Snelson & Sarah Davies
  4. [S47] Eccleston Marriages 1593-1899, Memo: Annotation: Eccleston Marriages 1593-1899


    in P87/3/1 on Mf143

    No.46 9 Apr 1769 John x SNELSON & Elizabeth x Crooks both of this parish. Banns.
    Witnesses Joseph Huxley, John x JONES

    no.62 3 Jul 1775 Thomas PULESTON and Hannah x CROOKS both of Belgrave in the
    parish of Eccleston. Banns. Witnesses John Gillam, Samuel Ellis

    I found the following at the Cheshire Record Office in 1990 :-

    1 Mar 1899 Peter Snelson of Rossett and Emily Jane Walton
    6 Aug 1899 ( ? ) Isaac Walton & Christie Snelson
    9 Apr 1769 John Snelson and Elizabeth Crooks
    12 Feb 1833 John Snelson of Gresford & Anne Connah (lic)
    4 Jul 1872 Samuel Snelson of Tranmere & Mary Benyon
  5. [S80] Bertram Merrell, Marriage Index of Cheshire, Memo: Annotation: Merrell's Marriage Index

    Merrell's Marriage Index is compiled by Bertram Merrell of 3912 South
    2520 West, West Valley City, Utah, 84119. Bertram used to be the
    Secretary of the Cheshire Family History Society.

    3 Jun 1655 Prestbury, Cheshire John SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER
    19 Feb 1662/3 Prestbury, Cheshire William SNELSON Anne DAVENPORT
    21 Nov 1704 Whitegate, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Mary GARDNER
    6 Jan 1705/6 Barthomley, Cheshire Jonathan SNELSON Phebe ASTLE
    30 Oct 1709 Sandbach, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Susanna PEEVER
    6 May 1714 Swettenham, Cheshire William SNELSON Martha STREET
    30 Nov 1717 Whitegate, Cheshire John SNELSON Alice WESTON
    3 Oct 1719 by Middlewich, Cheshire Peter SNELSON Mary DARLINGTON
    5 Jan 1725/6 Handley, By Licence George SNELSON Dorothy MARSLAND
    1 Jun 1727 Weaverham, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Catherine WALL
    10 May 1728 Over, By Licence John SNELSON Mary BASKERVILLE
    3 Nov 1732 Alderley, Jacobus ( James ) SNELSON Anna MERRIMAN
    16 Feb 1734/5 Warmingham, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Mary UNKNOWN
    29 Sep 1735 St. Peter's, Cheshire John SNELLSON Dorothy POWER
    25 Jun 1739 Chester Cathedral John SNELSON Mary HIGGINSON
    23 Sep 1742 St. Peter's, Chester Moston SNELSON Martha POTT
    11 Dec 1743 Witton, Cheshire William SNELSON Elizabeth WALLEY
    2 Sep 1744 Witton, Cheshire John SNELSON Mary CARR
    3 Dec 1749 St. Peter's, Cheshire Edward SNELSON Mary BLACKSHAW
    29 Jul 1752 Warmingham, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Mary GLOVER
    26 Dec 1753 St. Peter's, Cheshire Joshua SNELLSON Elizabeth GOODWIN
    26 Jan 1754 Prestbury, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Hannah STEEL
    14 Oct 1756 Knutsford, Cheshire John SNELSON Mary PARKER
    9 Apr 1758 Swettenham, Cheshire John SNELSON Sarah DALE
    2 Oct 1758 Church Lawton, Ches. Willm SNELSON Elizabeth BADDELEY
    28 Dec 1763 Middlewich, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Martha LEA
    9 Apr 1769 Eccleston, Cheshire John SNELSON Elizabeth CROOKS
    24 Apr 1770 Prestbury by licence Edward SNELSON Sarah CHESWORTH
    19 Feb 1773 Swettenham By Licence John SNELSON Mary BOON
    26 May 1773 Barthomley, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Martha SMITH
    6 Jun 1773 Barrow, Cheshire John SNELSON Betty HIGGINSON
    19 Jun 1775 Lower Peover, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Jane GREENHALL
    8 Oct 1775 Nantwich, Cheshire Edmund SNELSON Hannah STEEL
    1 Jan 1776 Over Peover, Cheshire John SNELSON Hannah DANIEL
    1 Jan 1788 Nantwich, By Licence John SNELSON Ann TAYLOR
    22 Jun 1788 Davenham, Cheshire William SNELSON Mary ELLISON
    20 Sep 1789 Farndon, by Licence William SNELSON Sarah PARKER
    2 Dec 1793 Lower Peover, Cheshire William SNELSON Mary JENNINGS
    31 Dec 1794 Davenham, Cheshire John SNELSON Cairan JOHNSON
    1 Feb 1795 Lw Peover, George SNELSON Martha COCKSEY (COOKSEY)
    24 May 1798 Whitegate, By Licence Joseph SNELSON Ann DODD
    24 Sep 1799 Sandbach, Cheshire Jonathan SNELSON Ann MOORE
    14 Oct 1799 Lower Peover, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Betty HULSE
    15 Jul 1802 Lower Peover, Cheshire John SNELSON Mary ARTLESS
    10 Jan 1803 Bunbury, by Licence Samuel SNELSON Martha CORNES
    9 Aug 1803 Knutsford, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Mary ROBERTS
    22 Jan 1805 Lower Peover, Cheshire John SNELSON Ellen LEICESTER
    26 Sep 1805 Prestbury, by licence Joseph SNELSON Mary SMITH
    9 Oct 1806 Prestbury by licence James SNELSON Elizabeth STUBBS
    9 Feb 1808 Over Peover, Cheshire William SNELSON Hanna LEA
    21 Aug 1808 Prestbury by licence William SNELSON Phebe GRAY
    28 Sep 1809 St. Mary, Cheshire James SNELSON Mary GRANT
    12 Feb 1810 Pulford, By Licence Joseph SNELSON Ruth GOFF
    24 Apr 1810 Tarvin, By Licence Peter SNELSON Charlotte HARVEY
    23 Nov 1812 Pulford, By Licence John SNELSON Mary SNELSON
    28 Dec 1815 Tarporley, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Elizabeth GREGORY
    24 May 1818 Tarvin, Cheshire Samuel SNELSON Ann ASTLE
    8 May 1821 Middlewich, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Ann POSTLES
    6 Jan 1824 Warmingham, By Licence Thomas SNELSON Mary CORNES
    16 Mar 1825 Frodsham, Cheshire Edward SNELSON Mary BRISCOE
    24 Mar 1825 Great Budworth George SNELSON Elizabeth HILL
    26 Aug 1829 Sandbach, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Jane ALLCOCK
    27 Jul 1830 Pulford, By Licence James SNELSON Sarah LEIGH
    31 Jan 1831 Whitegate, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER
    15 Feb 1832 Swettenham, By Licence William SNELSON Elizabeth DAKIN
    12 Feb 1833 Eccleston, by Licence John SNELSON Anne CONNAH
    14 Apr 1833 St. Peter's, Cheshire John SNELSON Abigail POTTS
    9 Jul 1833 Holy Trinity, Cheshire John SNELSON Elizabeth KNIGHT
    3 Nov 1834 Warmingham, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Sarah READE
    8 Mar 1836 Lower Peover, Cheshire James SNELSON Sarah LEATHER
  6. [S5975] Clwyd FHS List of Snelson Entries
  7. [S45] Eccleston Graves, R3-0820
  8. [S5968] Adrian John Snelson's Archives

Biography

Elizabeth Crooks1

F, #536, Deceased, b. October 1748, d. 19 April 1822
  • Consanguinity: 4th great-grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: John Snelson (b. April 1748, d. 20 January 1800)

Main Events

  • Name: Elizabeth Crooks was also known as Elizabeth Snelson.
  • Christening: Elizabeth was christened on 20 October 1748 in St Lawrence, Stoak, Chester.
  • Birth: She was born in October 1748.2
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Crooks and John Snelson were married on 5 April 1769 in the church of St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, The BTs record the marriage date as 9th April 1769.3,4,2
  • Death: She died on 19 April 1822, at age 73, in Rough Hill, near to Chester.5
  • Burial: Elizabeth's remains were buried on 21 April 1822 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston, Aged 74.
  • Biography:

    Eccleston is an old parish and records exist going back to 1593. It is situated about three kilometers South of Chester on the Roman Road that follows the River Dee southwards to Eaton Hall, the seat of the Grosvenor Estate of the Westminster family.

    The association with Eccleston seems to have started with Elizabeth Crooks, as she married John who lived at Lache in Wales. John, like his forebears, was christened at Gresford. His parents and grandparents were married at Gresford; some of John's ancestors were also buried at Gresford. Presumably then, Elizabeth Crooks' family home was at Eccleston, and this was the prime reason for the later christenings and burials. There seems to be no logical connection with the marriage of Samuel Snelson and Mary Benyon - that took place at Eccleston apparently only because that was where Mary lived.
  • Last Edited: 6 February 2020 19:00:28

Citations

  1. [S304] Chester, St. Oswald, Baptisms 1745-50
  2. [S5975] Clwyd FHS List of Snelson Entries
  3. [S47] Eccleston Marriages 1593-1899, Memo: Annotation: Eccleston Marriages 1593-1899


    in P87/3/1 on Mf143

    No.46 9 Apr 1769 John x SNELSON & Elizabeth x Crooks both of this parish. Banns.
    Witnesses Joseph Huxley, John x JONES

    no.62 3 Jul 1775 Thomas PULESTON and Hannah x CROOKS both of Belgrave in the
    parish of Eccleston. Banns. Witnesses John Gillam, Samuel Ellis

    I found the following at the Cheshire Record Office in 1990 :-

    1 Mar 1899 Peter Snelson of Rossett and Emily Jane Walton
    6 Aug 1899 ( ? ) Isaac Walton & Christie Snelson
    9 Apr 1769 John Snelson and Elizabeth Crooks
    12 Feb 1833 John Snelson of Gresford & Anne Connah (lic)
    4 Jul 1872 Samuel Snelson of Tranmere & Mary Benyon
  4. [S80] Bertram Merrell, Marriage Index of Cheshire, Memo: Annotation: Merrell's Marriage Index

    Merrell's Marriage Index is compiled by Bertram Merrell of 3912 South
    2520 West, West Valley City, Utah, 84119. Bertram used to be the
    Secretary of the Cheshire Family History Society.

    3 Jun 1655 Prestbury, Cheshire John SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER
    19 Feb 1662/3 Prestbury, Cheshire William SNELSON Anne DAVENPORT
    21 Nov 1704 Whitegate, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Mary GARDNER
    6 Jan 1705/6 Barthomley, Cheshire Jonathan SNELSON Phebe ASTLE
    30 Oct 1709 Sandbach, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Susanna PEEVER
    6 May 1714 Swettenham, Cheshire William SNELSON Martha STREET
    30 Nov 1717 Whitegate, Cheshire John SNELSON Alice WESTON
    3 Oct 1719 by Middlewich, Cheshire Peter SNELSON Mary DARLINGTON
    5 Jan 1725/6 Handley, By Licence George SNELSON Dorothy MARSLAND
    1 Jun 1727 Weaverham, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Catherine WALL
    10 May 1728 Over, By Licence John SNELSON Mary BASKERVILLE
    3 Nov 1732 Alderley, Jacobus ( James ) SNELSON Anna MERRIMAN
    16 Feb 1734/5 Warmingham, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Mary UNKNOWN
    29 Sep 1735 St. Peter's, Cheshire John SNELLSON Dorothy POWER
    25 Jun 1739 Chester Cathedral John SNELSON Mary HIGGINSON
    23 Sep 1742 St. Peter's, Chester Moston SNELSON Martha POTT
    11 Dec 1743 Witton, Cheshire William SNELSON Elizabeth WALLEY
    2 Sep 1744 Witton, Cheshire John SNELSON Mary CARR
    3 Dec 1749 St. Peter's, Cheshire Edward SNELSON Mary BLACKSHAW
    29 Jul 1752 Warmingham, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Mary GLOVER
    26 Dec 1753 St. Peter's, Cheshire Joshua SNELLSON Elizabeth GOODWIN
    26 Jan 1754 Prestbury, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Hannah STEEL
    14 Oct 1756 Knutsford, Cheshire John SNELSON Mary PARKER
    9 Apr 1758 Swettenham, Cheshire John SNELSON Sarah DALE
    2 Oct 1758 Church Lawton, Ches. Willm SNELSON Elizabeth BADDELEY
    28 Dec 1763 Middlewich, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Martha LEA
    9 Apr 1769 Eccleston, Cheshire John SNELSON Elizabeth CROOKS
    24 Apr 1770 Prestbury by licence Edward SNELSON Sarah CHESWORTH
    19 Feb 1773 Swettenham By Licence John SNELSON Mary BOON
    26 May 1773 Barthomley, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Martha SMITH
    6 Jun 1773 Barrow, Cheshire John SNELSON Betty HIGGINSON
    19 Jun 1775 Lower Peover, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Jane GREENHALL
    8 Oct 1775 Nantwich, Cheshire Edmund SNELSON Hannah STEEL
    1 Jan 1776 Over Peover, Cheshire John SNELSON Hannah DANIEL
    1 Jan 1788 Nantwich, By Licence John SNELSON Ann TAYLOR
    22 Jun 1788 Davenham, Cheshire William SNELSON Mary ELLISON
    20 Sep 1789 Farndon, by Licence William SNELSON Sarah PARKER
    2 Dec 1793 Lower Peover, Cheshire William SNELSON Mary JENNINGS
    31 Dec 1794 Davenham, Cheshire John SNELSON Cairan JOHNSON
    1 Feb 1795 Lw Peover, George SNELSON Martha COCKSEY (COOKSEY)
    24 May 1798 Whitegate, By Licence Joseph SNELSON Ann DODD
    24 Sep 1799 Sandbach, Cheshire Jonathan SNELSON Ann MOORE
    14 Oct 1799 Lower Peover, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Betty HULSE
    15 Jul 1802 Lower Peover, Cheshire John SNELSON Mary ARTLESS
    10 Jan 1803 Bunbury, by Licence Samuel SNELSON Martha CORNES
    9 Aug 1803 Knutsford, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Mary ROBERTS
    22 Jan 1805 Lower Peover, Cheshire John SNELSON Ellen LEICESTER
    26 Sep 1805 Prestbury, by licence Joseph SNELSON Mary SMITH
    9 Oct 1806 Prestbury by licence James SNELSON Elizabeth STUBBS
    9 Feb 1808 Over Peover, Cheshire William SNELSON Hanna LEA
    21 Aug 1808 Prestbury by licence William SNELSON Phebe GRAY
    28 Sep 1809 St. Mary, Cheshire James SNELSON Mary GRANT
    12 Feb 1810 Pulford, By Licence Joseph SNELSON Ruth GOFF
    24 Apr 1810 Tarvin, By Licence Peter SNELSON Charlotte HARVEY
    23 Nov 1812 Pulford, By Licence John SNELSON Mary SNELSON
    28 Dec 1815 Tarporley, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Elizabeth GREGORY
    24 May 1818 Tarvin, Cheshire Samuel SNELSON Ann ASTLE
    8 May 1821 Middlewich, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Ann POSTLES
    6 Jan 1824 Warmingham, By Licence Thomas SNELSON Mary CORNES
    16 Mar 1825 Frodsham, Cheshire Edward SNELSON Mary BRISCOE
    24 Mar 1825 Great Budworth George SNELSON Elizabeth HILL
    26 Aug 1829 Sandbach, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Jane ALLCOCK
    27 Jul 1830 Pulford, By Licence James SNELSON Sarah LEIGH
    31 Jan 1831 Whitegate, Cheshire Thomas SNELSON Elizabeth FORSTER
    15 Feb 1832 Swettenham, By Licence William SNELSON Elizabeth DAKIN
    12 Feb 1833 Eccleston, by Licence John SNELSON Anne CONNAH
    14 Apr 1833 St. Peter's, Cheshire John SNELSON Abigail POTTS
    9 Jul 1833 Holy Trinity, Cheshire John SNELSON Elizabeth KNIGHT
    3 Nov 1834 Warmingham, Cheshire Joseph SNELSON Sarah READE
    8 Mar 1836 Lower Peover, Cheshire James SNELSON Sarah LEATHER
  5. [S45] Eccleston Graves, R3-0820

Biography