A Snelson DataBase & Armory

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Jonathan Snelson1

M, #6701, Deceased, d. about 1823

Main Events

  • Occupation: Jonathan Snelson was a wheelwright.
  • Death: He died about 1823.
  • Probate: The estate of Jonathan Snelson was probated in 1823 in Ashby de la Zouch.

Citations

  1. [S755] Leicester Archdeaconry Probate Calendar, Source Element: R3-6465

Biography

Joseph Snelson1

M, #6702, Deceased, d. about 1814

Main Events

  • Biography: On November 29 1831 he is gazetted as a victualler and innkeeper and also as a wheelright ! It is recorded that there was a petitioning of Creditors regarding his bankruptcy on 1 January 1832 - he is stated to be a grocer as well as a yeoman.
    Some problem with dates here - probate occurred after his bankruptcy. I wonder whether there is a father and son named Joseph here ? [:CR:].
  • Death: Joseph Snelson died about 1814.
  • Probate: The estate of Joseph Snelson was probated in 1814 in Ashby de la Zouch.
  • Residence: He resided in 1832.2
  • Occupation: He was a wheelwright.

Citations

  1. [S755] Leicester Archdeaconry Probate Calendar, Source Element: R3-6465
  2. [S804] Thomas Perry's Bankrupt and Insolvent Gazette, Source Element: R3-7224

Biography

Joan Lambert

F, #6704, Deceased

Parents

Family

Main Events

  • Name: Joan Lambert was also known as Joan Fallowes.
  • Marriage: Joan Lambert and John Fallowes were married in an unknown place.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Biography

Thomas Lambert

M, #6705, Deceased

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Residence: Thomas Lambert resided in Hinton-Morton, Dorset.

Biography

Elizabeth Henshaw

F, #6707, Deceased

Family

Main Events

  • Name: Elizabeth Henshaw was also known as Elizabeth Fallowes.
  • Marriage: Elizabeth Henshaw and Oliver Fallowes were married in an unknown place.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Biography

Sir William Baguley, Sir1

M, #6711, Deceased, b. about 1253, d. after 1319

Person Exhibits

Baguley -Arms

Parents

Family

Main Events

  • Birth: Sir William Baguley, Sir, was born about 1253.
  • Title: Knight - Sir William Baguley, Sir, had the title 'Sir' about 1315.
  • Residence: He resided in Northenden about 1319.
  • Death: He died after 1319.
  • Biography: In medieval times St Mary's Church in Bowdon had a distinguished array of tombs. Many described by Randle Holme have vanished entirely, whilst those spared are somewhat ill at ease in their new home. The modern church was built in 1856-1860.

    Although dreadfully mutilated, one of the most interesting is the free stone effigy of a knight, Sir William Baguley known to be living in 1319 which again now reposes in its original home in Bowdon Parish Church. Although broken away at the knees it must when complete have been a figure of extraordinary size.

    The knight's head rests upon a cushion, his hands clasped in prayer, holding what is evidently intended for a heart. The figure is clothed in a suit of chain mail, but has not been carved on the stone, but applied in gesso, traces of which maybe seen beneath the paint, of which many coats in varying colours have been applied in the past. The chief interest in the figure is centred upon the garment worn over the mail, namely a gambeson quilted in straight folds below the waist. This garment was generally worn over a woolen shirt and beneath the suit of mail to soften the discomfort and ease the weight of the armour.

    The gambeson reaches to the knees, being gathered in at the waist by a broad belt from which depends a short sword lying in front of the figure towards the left side. The left arm is protected by a shield emblazoned with three lozenges, two lozenges being repeated on the upper part of the gambeson, being the arms of Baguley. The face of the effigy has entirely perished.

    In 1314, before being knighted, he is mentioned at Matley by Earwaker in a transaction with his son William. His sons William and John died without issue, and his daughters became co-heiresses.
  • BurialAsDeath: He is buried in St. Mary's, Bowdon.2
  • ARMS: He wore arms, Or three lozenges Azure.
  • Occupation:

    Sir William Baguley, Sir, was a Knight, landowner and fighting soldier.
  • Marriage:

    We think Sir William Baguley, Sir, may have married Lucy Corona.
  • Last Edited: 30 July 2019 14:58:13

Citations

  1. [S771] College of Arms, Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623
  2. [S727] Raymond Richards, Old Cheshire Churches

Biography

David De Bostock1

M, #6712, Deceased, b. calculated 1368

Person Exhibits

bostock_small

Parents

Family

Family: Unknown Baguley (b. about 1370)

Main Events

  • Birth: David De Bostock was born calculated 1368.2
  • Residence:

    In 1428 David De Bostock lived in Moulton.3,2
  • Courtcase:

    David De Bostock occurs in a Courtcase in 1428.4
  • Last Edited: 19 April 2020 20:08:32

Citations

  1. [S771] College of Arms, Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623
  2. [S784] Date estimated on 25 year generations.
  3. [S5828] Harleian 1424 f0. 24b., File Name/no: R3-5033B
  4. [S5829] Inquest 1428

Biography

David Bostock

M, #6714, Deceased, b. estimated 1395

Person Exhibits

bostock_small

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Birth: David Bostock was born estimated 1395.
  • Residence: It is our current thinking that he was living about 1400.1
  • Last Edited: 22 April 2019 12:33:40

Citations

  1. [S784] Date estimated on 25 year generations.

Biography

John Snelston1

M, #6715, Deceased, b. about 1455

Person Exhibits

Snelstonmg4

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Birth: John Snelston was born about 1455.
  • Residence: About 1500 John Snelston was living perhaps somewhere close to Macclesfield.2
  • Last Edited: 4 May 2020 18:35:54

Citations

  1. [S771] College of Arms, Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623
  2. [S5832] Harleian 1041 fo. 52 Harleian 1543 fo. 38b 72b, Item Info: Visitation of Cheshire 1613
    File Name/no: R3-5033 Cotton

Biography

Thomas Snelston1

M, #6716, Deceased, b. 1485

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Birth: Thomas Snelston was born in 1485.
  • Residence: He resided in Snelson, Cheshire, about 1525.2,3

Citations

  1. [S771] College of Arms, Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623
  2. [S897] John P. Earwaker, History of Sandbach, Holmes Chapel and Goostrey, Source Element: E.J. Morten, Didsbury, 1972
    Source Element: Published 1890
    Source Element: R3-8180
  3. [S5832] Harleian 1041 fo. 52 Harleian 1543 fo. 38b 72b, Item Info: Visitation of Cheshire 1613
    File Name/no: R3-5033 Cotton

Biography

Margarett Snelston1

F, #6717, Deceased, b. 1530, d. after 1570

Person Exhibits

Snelstonmg4

Parents

Families

Family 1: Hugh Winnington (b. before 1550, d. before 1570)

Family 2: Richard Cotton (b. about 1510)

Main Events

  • Name: Margarett Snelston was also known as Margarett Cotton.
  • Name: She was also known as Margarett Winnington.
  • Birth: She was born in 1530 She is cited as the daughter and heiress of Thomas Snelston in the Visitation of Gloucestershire. The only handle I can get on the dates of these events is that Margarett's grandson was aged 19 years in 1589; I suggest therefore that she may have married say at the age of 25 years and if grandson Richard Cotton was born about 1570, then this would put Margarett's birthdate in the region of 1520 or so. That's the best I can do at the moment.
    Nevertheless, this is a major discovery because it represents what I believe to be the vital linkage which has alluded us all for so long. The clue lies in the Arms cited for Cotton in Harl. MSS 1041, fo.52; 1543, fo. 38b, 72b - and I give it verbatim below

    ARMS.-Quarterly-1, Azure, a chevron between three cotton hanks argent, COTTON; 2, Argent, a chevron between five crosses-crosslet fitchee, two in chief and three in base, sable, SIDENTON; 3, Argent, on a bend engrailed sable three fleurs-de-lis of the first, HOLT; 4, Argent, a scythe sable, SNELSTON; over the whole a crescent for difference.

    CREST.-A falcon close argent, beaked and belled or, holding in the dexter claw a belt buckled of the second; a crescent for difference.

    Richard de Sidenton is her husband's great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather. Sir Richard Holte is also her husband's great-great-great-great-great-great grandfather through another parallell line. The point of course is that Snelston is marshalled into the Cotton achievement and more importantly the great-great-great grandmother of the last Snelston heiress ( Margarett daughter and heire of Thomas Snelston ) was the daughter and heiress of Sir William Baguley whose arms are noted as being, and again I quote

    ARMS.-Or, three lozenges azure. Eureka ! Game, set and match ! This is the third coat on the Macclesfield Chalice arms as per Roger the Dyer.

    She appears also in the Winnington of the Hermitage pedigree given on page 208/209 of The History of the Ancient Parish of Sandbach by Earwaker. Here its says that Margaret was the daughter and co-heir of Thomas Snelson of Snelson, Cheshire. She married firstly Hugh Winnington and secondly Richard Cotton of Whittingham and had issue John Cotton of Whittingham living in 1589 who had a son Richard Cotton then aged 19 ( Harl MSS 2,119 ).
    Also, and this may just be a coincidence, there is a mention in the Noethenden Deeds of a Richard Cotton and his wife Margaret in 1497/98 - and a mention of an Oliver Snelston. [:CR:].2
  • Biography: Margaret Snelson co-heiress is born to Thomas Snelson later to marry Hugh Winnington.
    (Ref. ‘History of Sandbach’ Earwaker).
  • Marriage: Margarett Snelston and Hugh Winnington were married before 1569.
  • Marriage: Margarett Snelston and Richard Cotton were married before 1570.1
  • Death: She died after 1570.3
  • Last Edited: 4 May 2020 18:42:23

Citations

  1. [S771] College of Arms, Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623
  2. [S5832] Harleian 1041 fo. 52 Harleian 1543 fo. 38b 72b, Item Info: Visitation of Cheshire 1613
    File Name/no: R3-5033 Cotton
  3. [S897] John P. Earwaker, History of Sandbach, Holmes Chapel and Goostrey, Source Element: E.J. Morten, Didsbury, 1972
    Source Element: Published 1890
    Source Element: R3-8180

Biography

Richard Cotton

M, #6719, Deceased, b. about 1510

Person Exhibits

Cottontb

Parents

Family

Family: Margarett Snelston (b. 1530, d. after 1570)

Main Events

  • Birth: Richard Cotton was born about 1510.
  • Biography:

    Richard was probably one of the sons of Sir Richard Cotton, the paramount lord; he suffered a recovery in 36 Hen viii ( 1545 ) by Ralph Titley, clerk, William Goodyere and Gilbert Lightfote, chaplain of 4 messuages, two tofts, 284 acres, and 6s rent in Astill, Turnok, Sydington, Somerford, and Middlewich. See a pedigree Harl MSS 2119 fo. 132 and 5182,122.
    This pedigree does not agree with that in Harl MSS 1041, fo 52; 1543, fo. 38b, 72b which is that reproduced in the Visitation of Gloucester and which has this Richard as the son of George Cotton of Whittington in Gloucestershire ! There is no place named Whittington in Cheshire.
  • Residence: He resided in Whittington, Gloucestershire.
  • Residence: He resided about 1545.
  • Occupation: He was a gentleman.
  • Marriage: Richard Cotton and Margarett Snelston were married before 1570.1
  • Last Edited: 4 February 2019 17:05:20

Citations

  1. [S771] College of Arms, Visitation of Gloucestershire 1623

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