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John Bagot

M, #101, Deceased, b. 1788

Family

Family: Ann Plester (b. 1793)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John Bagot was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only IGI.
  • Christening: John was christened on 29 October 1788 in Lower Heyford, OXF; Quality: 3.1
  • Birth: He was born in 1788 in Lower Heyford, OXF.
  • Marriage: He and Ann Plester were married on 10 September 1815 in Deddington, OXF; Quality: 3.1

Citations

  1. [S5481] TITLE, Memo: TEXT PRs for Deddington, OXF

Biography

Phoebe Snelson

F, #104, Deceased, b. before 28 May 1780

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Phoebe 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 SNELP$80.
  • Birth: She was born before 28 May 1780 in Farndon.
  • Christening: Phoebe was christened on 28 May 1780 in Farndon.1
  • BirthIlleg: She;

Citations

  1. [S41] Farndon Register ( C.B. mixed) 1772-1783, Source Element: R3-813
    Memo: Annotation: Farndon Register ( C.B. mixed) 1772-1783

    in P45/1/2 on Mf 152/1

    p78 11 Apr 1773 buried Thomas Snelson of Farndon
    p79 26 Sep 1773 christened Thomas son of Thomas & Mary SNELSON

    N.B. this entry inserted out of sequence

    p87 28 May 1780 chr Phoebe base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon
    p89 9 Dec 1781 chr Elizabeth base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon

Biography

Elizabeth Snelson

F, #105, Deceased, b. before 9 December 1781

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Elizabeth 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$81.
  • Birth: She was born before 9 December 1781 in Farndon.
  • Christening: Elizabeth was christened on 9 December 1781 in Farndon.1
  • BirthIlleg: She;

Citations

  1. [S41] Farndon Register ( C.B. mixed) 1772-1783, Source Element: R3-813
    Memo: Annotation: Farndon Register ( C.B. mixed) 1772-1783

    in P45/1/2 on Mf 152/1

    p78 11 Apr 1773 buried Thomas Snelson of Farndon
    p79 26 Sep 1773 christened Thomas son of Thomas & Mary SNELSON

    N.B. this entry inserted out of sequence

    p87 28 May 1780 chr Phoebe base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon
    p89 9 Dec 1781 chr Elizabeth base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon

Biography

Frances Snelson

F, #106, Deceased, b. June 1805, d. 19 July 1805
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 5 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Frances 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 SNELF$05.
  • Birth: She was born in June 1805.
  • Death: She died on 19 July 1805, at age 0, in Eccleston.1
  • Burial: Frances's remains were buried on 22 July 1805 in Eccleston, St. Mary the Virgin.2

Citations

  1. [S62] Eccleston Graves, R3-864
  2. [S5660] Eccleston Monument Insciptions (942:21 ECC)

Biography

Emma Snelson1

F, #107, Deceased, b. 14 May 1809, d. 9 March 1831
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 5 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Emma 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$09.
  • Birth: She was born on 14 May 1809 in Eccleston.
  • Christening: Emma was christened on 14 May 1809 in St. Mary's, Eccleston.2,3
  • Death: She died on 9 March 1831, at age 21, in a place close to home, Eccleston.
  • Burial: Emma's remains were buried on 13 March 1831 in Eccleston, St. Mary the Virgin.3,4,5
  • Last Edited: 11 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S62] Eccleston Graves, R3-864
  2. [S25] Eccleston Gravestone Inscriptions, (942.21 ECC)
  3. [S1614] Eccleston Baptisms 1803-11 ( Using Indexed R3 impo, R3-0796
  4. [S5660] Eccleston Monument Insciptions (942:21 ECC)
  5. [S132] Cheshire Parish Registers & Bishops' Transcripts

Biography

Margaret Rowland1

F, #108, Deceased, b. about 1770, d. 10 September 1843
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Thomas Snelson (1st cousin 6 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Family

Family: Thomas Snelson (b. January 1773, d. 26 January 1853)

Main Events

  • Name: Margaret Rowland was also known as Margaret Snelson.
  • 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$70.
  • Birth: She was born about 1770.
  • Biography: About Margaret Rowland ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Marriage: She and Thomas Snelson were married on 17 October 1799 He married on the same day at the same time - William first and then Thomas - and in the same place as his brother William Snelson married Ann Jones.
  • Death: She died on 10 September 1843 in Eccleston.2
  • Burial: Margaret's remains were buried on 12 September 1843 in Eccleston, St. Mary the Virgin.3

Census

Census 1841Margaret Rowland Id #108 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eccleston.

Also in the household that night were Thomas Snelson (Principal) and Emma Higham (Member of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #109 and 20,951.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S62] Eccleston Graves, R3-864
  2. [S1303] Richard reported the year of death to be 1845 not 1843
  3. [S25] Eccleston Gravestone Inscriptions, (942.21 ECC)
  4. [S5504] Census 1841 Cheshire Thomas Snelson a. 65

Biography

Thomas Snelson1

M, #109, Deceased, b. January 1773, d. 26 January 1853
  • Consanguinity: 1st cousin 6 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Margaret Rowland (b. about 1770, d. 10 September 1843)

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$74.
  • Christening: Thomas was christened on 26 January 1773 in St. Chad's, Farndon.2,3
  • Biography: This is "Thomas the School".

    His real identitiy eluded me from the time I first tripped over him in 1970 while perusing the 1851 Census until my cousin Richard and I finally sorted out all the pieces in 1990.


    He was the schoolmaster at the school in Eccleston and the enumerator at the 1851 census. I thought from 1970 up to 1988 that he was my great great great grandfather, but no trace of Samuel being the son of a Thomas could be found. Eventually I discovered of course that Samuel was the son of William ( 1776 ). Richard and I have now I think got to the bottom of the great "[ITAL:]Thomas the School"[:ITAL] mystery.


    Richard went to Eccleston in September 1988 with his brother, Barry and his nephew, Gareth ( the " gravebusters " ) ........ and they made an amazing series of discoveries.


    Firstly, Richard was looking for William Snelson ( 1776 )'s grave; the stones are hard to find ( but Richard knew they were there in 1971 when I had found them ). In addition, the stones are laid flat or have fallen and become covered by moss and grass and of course they are sandstone which means that they weather quickly and can soon become eroded and hard to read.


    To quote from Richard's letter to me ( 1 October 1988 ) :-


    [ITAL:] "Eventually young Gareth, looking suitably attired for a visit to a churchyard in denim and T-shirt dedicated to the God of Heavy Metal, saw the name SNELSON on a stone". [:ITAL]


    The grave contained the remains of
    [:TAB:]

    [:TAB:][BOLD:] Frances SNELSON died 19 July 1805 aged 1 month, Emma SNELSON died 9 March 1831 aged 22 years Margaret SNELSON died 10 September 1845 aged 73 years, and - wait for it - Thomas SNELSON died 26 January 1853 aged 79 years.
    [:BOLD]


    Richard believes ( and I agree ) this to be the grave of the infamous ( in the sense that I have been trying to nail him for 17 years )[ITAL:] "Thomas the School[:ITAL]" ( Richards great name for the old bastard ), the enumerator in Eccleston 1851 census returns.


    It wasn't until September 1989 that I caught onto some other facts that seem to confirm that we have got this all tied up. I was out one night baby-sitting - we are a member of a group of families that baby-sit for each other - and I was lazing around as I often do, just perusing all this detail when I thought it would be worthwhile to try and write a small program to calculate the dates between which any event occurred; I don't know about you, but I have terrible trouble working these things out.


    So, I turned to a page of notes at random and found my footnote of an Eccleston Monument Inscription "Thomas SNELSON died Jan 26th 1853 aged 79 years".


    Therefore Thomas must have been born between 27 March 1773 and 26 March 1774. We also know from the 1851 Census


    [UND:]School House Thomas Snelson Widower Schoolmaster 77 born in Farndon
    [:UND]


    So, Thomas must have been born between Apr 1773 and Apr 1774. So I thought I'd try and see whether anything else fitted, and there it was. I've had all this information for years but hadn't been able to hang it together. The key is here


    [:TAB:] [BOLD:] Farndon Register (C.B. Mixed) 1772-83 in P45/1/2 on Mf 152/1
    [:TAB:] p78 11 Apr 1773 buried Thomas Snelson of Farndon
    [:TAB:] p79 26 Sep 1773 christened Thomas son of Thomas & Mary SNELSON
    [:TAB:] .......N.B. this entry inserted out of sequence
    [:TAB:] p87 28 May 1780 christened Phoebe base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon
    [:TAB:] p89 9 Dec 1781 christened Elizabeth base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon[:BOLD]


    This must be the family of [ITAL:]Thomas the School.[:ITAL] He was indeed born in Farndon and it looks as if his father Thomas died the same year; his mother Mary had two other children, his half-sisters Phoebe ( 1780 ) and Elizabeth ( 1781 ).


    I think he is the same Thomas Snelson listed in the 1850 Cheshire Directory as the Parish Clerk.

    His death cerificate describes him also as a clerk. Is it likeluy that a local Schoolmaster might also be the Parish Clerk ? That's what it looks like.

    Eccleston Monument Inscriptions (Thomas the School)

    (42.21 ECC)


    Frances SNELSON died Jul 19th 1805 aged 1 month.

    Emma SNELSON died Mar 9th 1831 aged 22 years.

    Margaret SNELSON died Sep 10th 1843 aged 73 years.

    [:TAB:] Also

    Thomas SNELSON died Jan 26th 1853 aged 79 years.

    [:CR:].
  • Birth: He was born in January 1773 in Bretton, Flintshire.
  • Marriage: He and Margaret Rowland were married on 17 October 1799 He married on the same day at the same time - William first and then Thomas - and in the same place as his brother William Snelson married Ann Jones.
  • Residence: He resided in Farndon in 1801.4
  • Occupation: He was a schoolmaster in 1834.5
  • Occupation: He was a school master in Eccleston in 1851.6
  • Death: He died on 26 January 1853, at age ~80, in a place close to home, Eccleston.
  • Burial: Thomas's remains were buried on 28 January 1853 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.7,8

Census

Census 1841Thomas Snelson Id #109 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1841 at Eccleston.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Rowland (Wife) and Emma Higham (Member of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #108 and 20,951.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1851Thomas Snelson Id #109 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at the School House, Eccleston.

Also in the household that night were Mary Twemlow (Inmate) and Anne Twemlow (Inmate).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #14,344 and 14,343.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S145] Letter from Richard James Snelson dated 1 October 1988, Source Element: R3-1423
  2. [S41] Farndon Register ( C.B. mixed) 1772-1783, Source Element: R3-813
    Memo: Annotation: Farndon Register ( C.B. mixed) 1772-1783

    in P45/1/2 on Mf 152/1

    p78 11 Apr 1773 buried Thomas Snelson of Farndon
    p79 26 Sep 1773 christened Thomas son of Thomas & Mary SNELSON

    N.B. this entry inserted out of sequence

    p87 28 May 1780 chr Phoebe base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon
    p89 9 Dec 1781 chr Elizabeth base daughter of Mary SNELSON of Farndon
  3. [S456] Death Certificate of Thomas Snelson(1853), Source Element: R3-2884
  4. [S664] Farndon Register 1784-1812, Memo: Annotation: Farndon Register 1784-1812

    in P45/1/2,3 on Mf152/1,2
    14 Aug 1785 C. Thomas son on James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farndon
    18 Feb 1787 C. Mary Dau of James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farndon
    19 Oct 1788 C. James son of James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farndon
    7 Feb 1790 C. Joseph son of William & Sarah Snelson of Farndon
    5 Sep 1790 C. Margaret dau of James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farnd'
    5 Dec 1791 C. Elizabeth Dau of William & Sarah Snelson of Farndn
    27 May 1792 C. Martha Dau of James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farndon
    25 May 1794 C. Hannah Dau James & Elizabeth Snelson Farndon pauper
    13 Jul 1794 C. William son of William & Sarah Snelson of Farndon
    22 Mar 1796 B. Sarah Wife of William Snelson of Farndon
    7 Apr 1796 B. Elizabeth Daughter of William Snelson of Farndon
    13 Jan 1799 C. Grace Dau of James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farndon
    17 Mar 1799 B. Mary Snelson of Farndon Widow
    18 Jan 1801 B. Elizabeth dau James & Elizabeth Snelson of Farndon
    21 Jan 1801 C. Mary dau of Thomas & Margaret Snelson of Farndon
  5. [S1052] National Commercial Directory for the Counties of Chester, Cumberland, Durham and Lancaster
  6. [S73] Census 1851 HO107/2172 f607v 27 School House, R3-884
  7. [S25] Eccleston Gravestone Inscriptions, (942.21 ECC)
  8. [S62] Eccleston Graves, R3-864
  9. [S5504] Census 1841 Cheshire Thomas Snelson a. 65

Biography

Ann Snelson

F, #110, Deceased, b. January 1803
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 5 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Ann 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 SNELA$03.
  • Christening: Ann was christened on 23 January 1803 in Sy. Mary's, Eccleston.1
  • Birth: She was born in January 1803 in Eccleston.

Citations

  1. [S26] Eccleston Baptisms 1803-11, R3-0796

Biography

Maria Snelson

F, #111, Deceased, b. December 1806
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 5 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Maria 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 SNELM$06.
  • Christening: Maria was christened on 21 December 1806 at at the church of St Mary the Virgin in Eccleston.1
  • Birth: She was born in December 1806 in Eccleston.
  • Last Edited: 10 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S1614] Eccleston Baptisms 1803-11 ( Using Indexed R3 impo, R3-0796

Biography

John Thomas Snelson

M, #112, Deceased, b. before 18 August 1811, d. 1873
  • Consanguinity: 2nd cousin 5 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John 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 SNELJT11.
  • Birth: He was born before 18 August 1811 in Eccleston.
  • Christening: John Thomas was christened on 18 August 1811 in St. Mary the Virgin, Eccleston.1,2
  • Milit-End: He was discharged from the armed forces on 20 February 1836. as recorded in FFHS archives thus

    "John Thomas Snelson 1836 Cheshire Army Deserters 1828-1840" ... 20 Feb.1836 51st Foot age 24 Joiner Eccleston.
  • Courtcase: He; 25 March 1839; Chester; two convictions 3 months imprisonment on each charge.

    Transported for Larceny Jail Report
    character had convicted before con-----
    respectable Hulk Report orderly ----
    stated his offence robbing my father
    a telescope – he prosecuted me –
    once for top boots and spurs ----- I had given
    ------ with my father’s -----

    General conduct – Good

    Remarks part of little finger right hand lost
  • Misc: I think that John Thomas Snelson was convicted at the Cheshire Quarter Sessions on 30 November 1840 and sentenced to 14 years transportation to Van Diemans Land.

    I am wondering whether he changed his name from Thomas John Snelson to John Thomas Snelson, because he was transported on the "Layton" and descibed as :

    Trade – Joiner and House Carpenter, Height – 5’ 9”, Age – 29. Complexion – Fresh, Head – Large, Hair – Dk Bro, Whiskers – None, Visage – Long, Forehd -Moderate high, Eyebrows – Blk, Eyes - Hazel, Nose – Large, Mouth – Large, Chin – Large , Native Place - Eccleston. on 30 November 1840.3
  • Transporta: He; 1 September 1841; the ship "Layton" for 14 years, Hobart; The Captain was D.W. Stephens; the ship was of 490 tons, and she left London on the 9th of April with 250 prisoners. The journey took them via Tenerife, Cape of Good Hope and on to Hobart Town, arriving on the 1st of September 1841, landing with 244 other convicts. The surgeon's journals for this voyage exist and can be found on AJCP Reel 3200.

    It looks like he was 29 years old, and a joiner/house carpenter when he arrived. After a rough period in which he was severely beaten and received a whipping, he was eventually granted a Ticket of Leave and then a Certificate of Freedom on 15th February 1856.4
  • Occupation: He was a joiner, according to the transportation records in 1841.
  • Pardon: He; 18 February 1856; Hobart
  • Death: He died in 1873 in Launceston.
  • Last Edited: 17 September 2018

Citations

  1. [S26] Eccleston Baptisms 1803-11, R3-0796
  2. [S132] Cheshire Parish Registers & Bishops' Transcripts
  3. [S5763] Court Sentence John Thomas Snelson a.29, Accused: John Thomas Snelson
  4. [S1194] Tasmanian Convicts, Kiama FHS

Biography

Margaret Dodd

F, #113, Deceased, b. about 1826
  • Consanguinity: Partner of William Snelson (3rd great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Families

Family 1: William Snelson (b. 24 October 1819, d. 28 October 1855)

Family 2: James Bingley Jones (b. about 1812, d. 9 July 1876)

Main Events

  • Name: Margaret Dodd was also known as Margaret Snelson.
  • Name: She was also known as Margaret 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 M.
  • Birth: She was born about 1826 in Saughull.1
  • Marriage: She and William Snelson were married on 24 January 1848 in parish church, St. Oswald's, Chester.1
  • Residence: She resided in Foregate St, Chester, Cheshire, about 1848.
  • Marriage: She and James Bingley Jones were married on 7 September 1857 in parish church, St. Bridget's, Chester.2,3
  • Biography: About Margaret Dodd ... Blurb ??M]?

Census

Census 1841Margaret Dodd Id #113 (resident) was at home on Census night 6 June 1841 at Handbridge.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1841Margaret Dodd Id #113 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1841.

Also in the household that night were George Dodd (Head of Household), Elizabeth (Wife), and Catherine (Kate) Dodd (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #1,465, 22,988, and 22,989.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1851Margaret Dodd Id #113 (Wife) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #8, 114, and 115.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1851Margaret Dodd Id #113 (resident) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1861Margaret Dodd Id #113 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1861 at Chester.

Also in the household that night were James Bingley Jones (Head of Household), Thomas Jones (Son), William Jones (Head of Household), Margaret Jones (Daughter), Anne Jane Jones (Daughter), William Snelson (Step-Son), George Snelson (Step-Son), James Bingley Jones (Son), Arthur Jones (Son), and Catherine (Kate) Dodd (Visitor).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2,068, 22,981, 22,984, 22,985, 22,986, 114, 115, 22,990, 22,991, and 22,989.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1861Margaret Dodd Id #113 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at Handbridge, Chester.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
Census Margaret Dodd Id #113 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night.

Also in the household that night were Charles William Jones (Nephew).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,003.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1871Margaret Dodd Id #113 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1871 at 37 Handbridge, Chester.

Also in the household that night were James Bingley Jones (Principal), Thomas Jones (Head of Household), Margaret Jones (Head of Household), and Anne Jane Jones (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2,068, 22,981, 22,985, and 22,986.

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

Citations

  1. [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
  2. [S5938] James A Evans, James Bingley Jones
  3. [S602] Marriage Certificate of Margaret Snelson & James Jones 1857, Source Element: R3-5343
  4. [S30] Census 1841 Handbridge
  5. [S5937] Census 1841 Cheshire George Dodd a 35, Head: George Dodd
    Age: 35
    County: Cheshire
  6. [S57] Census 1851 Handbridge HO/107/2171, R3-0849
  7. [S5498] Census 1861 Handbridge James Jones (Head)

Biography

William Snelson1

M, #114, Deceased, b. 20 April 1849, d. 30 January 1900
  • Consanguinity: 1st cousin 3 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Eliza Jane Williams (b. 4 October 1847, d. 26 January 1922)

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$49.
  • Birth: He was born on 20 April 1849 in Chester, at Eaton Road.2
  • Christening: William was christened on 6 May 1849 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.3
  • Biography: About William Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Marriage: He and Eliza Jane Williams were married on 2 November 1870 in St. Mary's, Chester, Witnesses to the wedding were Ellen Williams and George Williams. William Snelson signed his name clearly and well, but Eliza was illiterate and left a cross as her mark.4
  • Occupation: He was a joiner in 44 Handbridge on 1 June 1872.
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 1 June 1872.5,6
  • Residence: He resided in 44 Handbridge, Chester, in June 1872.6
  • Occupation: He was an innkeeper in "The Grosvenor Arms Hotel", 26 Handbridge, Chester, in 1888.7
  • Death: He died on 30 January 1900, at age 50, in 31 Hartington St, Chester.8
  • Burial: William's remains were buried on 3 February 1900 in Grave I047, Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.8

Census

Census 1851William Snelson Id #114 (Son) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #8, 113, and 115.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1851William Snelson Id #114 (resident) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire; he is described as a house carpenter and joiner; he and wife Eliza Jane has no children at this time ... if only she knew !

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1861William Snelson Id #114 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 10
Census 1861William Snelson Id #114 (Step-Son) was at home on Census night 1861 at Chester.

Also in the household that night were James Bingley Jones (Head of Household), Margaret Dodd (Wife), Thomas Jones (Son), William Jones (Head of Household), Margaret Jones (Daughter), Anne Jane Jones (Daughter), George Snelson (Step-Son), James Bingley Jones (Son), Arthur Jones (Son), and Catherine (Kate) Dodd (Visitor).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2,068, 113, 22,981, 22,984, 22,985, 22,986, 115, 22,990, 22,991, and 22,989.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1871William Snelson Id #114 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1871 at 11 Back Queen Street, Boughton, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Eliza Jane Williams (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #12,419.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 11
Census 1881William Snelson Id #114 (Head) was at home on Census night 4 April 1881 at 105 Handbridge, Chester; and he is described as a house carpenter.

Also in the household that night were Emma Snelson (Daughter), William Snelson (Son), Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), George Snelson (Son), Eliza Jane Snelson (Daughter), Margaret Snelson (Daughter), Eliza Jane Williams (Spouse), and George Snelson (Brother).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #189, 193, 196, 198, 199, 1,336, 1,643, 12,419, and 115.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 12
Census 1891William Snelson Id #114 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1891 at Quetow Place, St. Oswald, Chester; He is described as a joiner.

Also in the household that night were Eliza Jane Williams (Wife), Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter), William Snelson (Son), George Snelson (Son), Eliza Jane Snelson (Daughter), Emma Snelson (Daughter), and John Snelson (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #12,419, 196, 193, 199, 1,336, 189, and 194.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 13
  • Last Edited: 10 November 2018

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. [S806] Letter from Tony Fox dated 10 December 1992, Source Element: R3-7227
  3. [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
  4. [S117] Chester St. Mary Marriages 1868-1910, R3-1321
  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. [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
  8. [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
  9. [S57] Census 1851 Handbridge HO/107/2171, R3-0849
  10. [S5498] Census 1861 Handbridge James Jones (Head)
  11. [S5759] Census 1871 Cheshire Williem Snelson a. 21
  12. [S214] Census 1881 St. Mary, Chester, Memo: Annotation: Census 1881 St. Mary, Chester



    m/f 146/20 RG 11/3556 Schedule 42

    48 Handbridge Grocer's Shop
    Ann Snelson Head Widow 49 Grocer Chester
    Henry Son Unm 26 Grocer Chester
    William son Unm 19 Blacksmith Chester
    Robert son 13 Scholar Chester
    Thomas son 7 scholar Chester
    Martha dau unm 21 Schoolmistress Chester
    Agnes dau 11 Scholar Chester
    Annie dau 10 Scholar Chester


    Schedule 99 53 Handbridge

    In this house along with William & Hannah Roberts and their children who were
    related to the Snelson family lived :-

    Annie Snelson granddaughter unm 17 Domestic Servant Chester

    The return states that Jane (?) Snelson, the head of the family, was temporarily
    absent at the time of the census. This may mean that Jane was Annies's
    grandmother, and therefore the grandmother of William & Hannah Roberts' two
    children. She may therefore be Hannah's mother perhaps making William & Hannah
    the Uncle and aunt of Annie ?


    Schedule 235 99 Handbridge

    William Snelson Head marr 32 House carpenter Chester
    Eliza Jane wife marr. 33 Manchester
    Elizabeth dau 9 Scholar Chester
    Margaret dau 8 Scholar Chester
    William son 7 Scholar Chester
    Hannah dau 5 Scholar Chester
    George son 3 Chester ( Grandfather of Richard James Snelson )
    Eliza Jane dau 1 Chester
    Emma dau 2 months Chester
    George brother unm 30 House Carpenter Chester
  13. [S5760] Census 1891 Cheshire William Snelson a. 41

Biography

George Snelson1

M, #115, Deceased, b. about 1850, d. 10 June 1899
  • Consanguinity: 1st cousin 3 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Sarah Ann Williams (b. about 1849, d. July 1930)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: George 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 SNELG$51.
  • Birth: He was born about 1850 in Chester.
  • Christening: George was christened on 6 April 1851 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.2
  • Biography: About George Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Occupation: He was a joiner in 31 Handbridge on 1 June 1872.3
  • Freeman: He was made a Freeman of the City in Chester on 1 June 1872.4,3
  • Occupation: He was a house carpenter at 99 Handbridge in Chester about 1881.5
  • Marriage: He and Sarah Ann Williams were married on 3 December 1882 in Handbridge, Chester.6,1
  • Residence: He resided in 60 Bradford Street, Handbridge, in 1884.
  • Occupation: He was a joiner at Pycroft Street in Chester about 1886.7
  • Death: He died on 10 June 1899.
  • Burial: George's remains were buried on 13 June 1899 in Chester General Cemetery, Overleigh, 53.18193500,-2.89492965.8

Census

Census 1851George Snelson Id #115 (Son) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #8, 113, and 114.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1851George Snelson Id #115 (resident) was at home on Census night 31 March 1851 at 28 Handbridge, Chester, Cheshire.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 9
Census 1861George Snelson Id #115 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861; James Jones Head Mar 48 Cabinet Maker St. Mary's Chester
Margaret Jones Wife Mar 36 Saughull, Cheshire
Thomas Jones Son Un 24 Joiner Chester
William Jones Son Un 14 Coach Builder Chester
Margaret Jones Dau Un 12 Scholar Chester
Ann Jones Dau Un 10 Scholar Chester
William Snelson Step Son Un 12 Scholar Chester
George Snelson Step Son Un 16 Scholar Chester
James Jones Son Un 2 Joiner Chester
Arthur Jones Son 1 Chester
Kate Henshaw Visitor Mar 34 Saughull.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 10,2,11
Census 1861George Snelson Id #115 (Step-Son) was at home on Census night 1861 at Chester.

Also in the household that night were James Bingley Jones (Head of Household), Margaret Dodd (Wife), Thomas Jones (Son), William Jones (Head of Household), Margaret Jones (Daughter), Anne Jane Jones (Daughter), William Snelson (Step-Son), James Bingley Jones (Son), Arthur Jones (Son), and Catherine (Kate) Dodd (Visitor).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #2,068, 113, 22,981, 22,984, 22,985, 22,986, 114, 22,990, 22,991, and 22,989.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1881George Snelson Id #115 (Brother) was at home on Census night 4 April 1881 at 105 Handbridge, Chester; and he is described as a house carpenter.

Also in the household that night were William Snelson (Head), Emma Snelson (Daughter), William Snelson (Son), Elizabeth Snelson (Daughter), Hannah Snelson (Daughter), George Snelson (Son), Eliza Jane Snelson (Daughter), Margaret Snelson (Daughter), and Eliza Jane Williams (Spouse).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #114, 189, 193, 196, 198, 199, 1,336, 1,643, and 12,419.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
  • Last Edited: 10 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S117] Chester St. Mary Marriages 1868-1910, R3-1321
  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. [S128] Index to the Freeman of the City of Chester, Subset Title: Index to Freemen of City of Chester
    Microform Info: MFR/16
  4. [S5656] Register of Freeman Chester 1865-1910 MFR/16
  5. [S214] Census 1881 St. Mary, Chester, Memo: Annotation: Census 1881 St. Mary, Chester



    m/f 146/20 RG 11/3556 Schedule 42

    48 Handbridge Grocer's Shop
    Ann Snelson Head Widow 49 Grocer Chester
    Henry Son Unm 26 Grocer Chester
    William son Unm 19 Blacksmith Chester
    Robert son 13 Scholar Chester
    Thomas son 7 scholar Chester
    Martha dau unm 21 Schoolmistress Chester
    Agnes dau 11 Scholar Chester
    Annie dau 10 Scholar Chester


    Schedule 99 53 Handbridge

    In this house along with William & Hannah Roberts and their children who were
    related to the Snelson family lived :-

    Annie Snelson granddaughter unm 17 Domestic Servant Chester

    The return states that Jane (?) Snelson, the head of the family, was temporarily
    absent at the time of the census. This may mean that Jane was Annies's
    grandmother, and therefore the grandmother of William & Hannah Roberts' two
    children. She may therefore be Hannah's mother perhaps making William & Hannah
    the Uncle and aunt of Annie ?


    Schedule 235 99 Handbridge

    William Snelson Head marr 32 House carpenter Chester
    Eliza Jane wife marr. 33 Manchester
    Elizabeth dau 9 Scholar Chester
    Margaret dau 8 Scholar Chester
    William son 7 Scholar Chester
    Hannah dau 5 Scholar Chester
    George son 3 Chester ( Grandfather of Richard James Snelson )
    Eliza Jane dau 1 Chester
    Emma dau 2 months Chester
    George brother unm 30 House Carpenter Chester
  6. [S5505] Chester FHS BDMs
  7. [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
  8. [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
  9. [S57] Census 1851 Handbridge HO/107/2171, R3-0849
  10. [S5498] Census 1861 Handbridge James Jones (Head)
  11. [S5458] 1851 Census

Biography

John Pierce

M, #117, Deceased, b. 1 February 1843, d. 10 February 1910

Person Exhibits

John Pierce 1843-1910
  • Consanguinity: Great-grandfather of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Elizabeth Mason (b. 12 June 1844, d. 3 January 1920)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERJ$YY.
  • Birth: He was born on 1 February 1843 in Pepper Street, Chester.
  • Marriage: He and Elizabeth Mason were married in 1864 in Chester in a civil marriage.
  • Occupation: He was a painter in 1889.
  • Occupation: He was a house painter in Chester in 1901.1
  • Death: He died on 10 February 1910, at age 67, in Albion Cottage, Victoria Street, Chester.

Census

Census 1851John Pierce Id #117 (Son) was at home on Census night 1851 at Stone Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Thomas Pierce (Head of Household), Catherine Pugh (Wife), Thomas Pierce (Son), George Pierce (Son), William Pierce (Son), and Ellen Essie Pierce (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20,303, 20,304, 20,896, 2,355, 2,356, and 2,357.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 2
Census 1871John Pierce Id #117 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1871 at 33 Foregate Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), John William Pierce (Son), and Elizabeth Mason (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #120, 119, and 118.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1881John Pierce Id #117 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #124, 119, 118, 120, 122, and 125.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1891John Pierce Id #117 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 5 April 1891 at 31 Beaconsfield, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #118, 120, 124, 125, 127, 24, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1901John Pierce Id #117 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1901 at 3 Trinity Street, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #118, 125, 127, 24, 121, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street
  2. [S5736] Census 1851 Cheshire John Pierce a.8
  3. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire
  4. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire

Biography

Elizabeth Mason

F, #118, Deceased, b. 12 June 1844, d. 3 January 1920

Person Exhibits

Elizabeth Mason 1844 - 1920
  • Consanguinity: Great-grandmother of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: John Pierce (b. 1 February 1843, d. 10 February 1910)

Main Events

  • Name: Elizabeth Mason was also known as Elizabeth Pierce.
  • Birth: She was born on 12 June 1844 in Hanmer, Flintshire, I also have records of her being born in Ellesmere, Shropshire ... e.g. Census 1911.1
  • Marriage: She and John Pierce were married in 1864 in Chester in a civil marriage.
  • Death: She died on 3 January 1920, at age 75, in The Mill, Ellesmere.2

Census

Census 1851Elizabeth Mason Id #118 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1851 at 3 Foregate Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Dean (Head of Household), Ann Mason (Daughter), Margaret Mason (Daughter), John Mason (Son), and Sarah Mason (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #20,293, 20,299, 20,300, 20,301, and 20,302.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1871Elizabeth Mason Id #118 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1871 at 33 Foregate Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), and John William Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 120, and 119.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1881Elizabeth Mason Id #118 (Wife) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Harry Pierce (Son), John William Pierce (Son), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), George Albert Pierce (Daughter), and Margaret Sarah Pierce (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 124, 119, 120, 122, and 125.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 4
Census 1891Elizabeth Mason Id #118 (Wife) 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), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), Harry Pierce (Son), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Son), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 120, 124, 125, 127, 24, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 5
Census 1901Elizabeth Mason Id #118 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1901 at 3 Trinity Street, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 125, 127, 24, 121, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 6
Census 1911Elizabeth Mason Id #118 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1911 at 11 Victoria Road, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Sarah Pierce (Witness).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #125.

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

Citations

  1. [S5735] Margaret Howlett, Research by Margaret Howlett
  2. [S5734] Margaret Howlett (Webb), Pierce Family - Email from Margaret Howlett (Webb)
  3. [S5648] Census 1851 Cheshire Elizabeth Mason a. 37, Census Type: Census 1851 Cheshire
    Census Place: Foregate Street, Chester
  4. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire
  5. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire
  6. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street

Biography

John William Pierce

M, #119, Deceased, b. 14 July 1865, d. 22 February 1937
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Annie Cole (b. 24 September 1865)

Main Events

  • Reference Number: John William Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERJW65.
  • Birth: He was born on 14 July 1865.
  • Marriage: He and Annie Cole were married on 26 December 1889 in St Peter's, Chester.
  • Residence: He resided in 24 Beaconsfield Street, Chester, in 1889.
  • Death: He died on 22 February 1937, at age 71.
  • Burial: John William's remains were buried about 25 February 1937.

Census

Census 1871John William Pierce Id #119 (Son) was at home on Census night 1871 at 33 Foregate Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), and Elizabeth Mason (Wife).

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

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1881John William Pierce Id #119 (Son) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 124, 118, 120, 122, and 125.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1891John William Pierce Id #119 (Son-in-Law) was at home on Census night 1891 at Trinity, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Margaret Unknown (Head of Household), Alfred Cole (Son), Annie Cole (Daughter), and Constance Pierce (Grand Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #23,063, 23,064, 23,061, and 23,065.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here

Citations

  1. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire

Biography

Anne Elizabeth Pierce

F, #120, Deceased, b. 24 August 1867, d. 16 September 1956

Person Exhibits

Anne Elizabeth Pierce 1867-1956
  • Consanguinity: Great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Families

Family 1: Charles Dandy

Family 2: Charles Unknown

Main Events

  • Name: Anne Elizabeth Pierce was also known as Anne Elizabeth Unknown.
  • Name: She was also known as Anne Elizabeth Dandy.
  • 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 PIERAE67.
  • Birth: She was born on 24 August 1867.
  • Death: She died on 16 September 1956, at age 89.
  • Burial: Anne Elizabeth's remains were buried on 19 September 1956.
  • Marriage: She and Charles Dandy were married in an unknown place.
  • Marriage: She and Charles Unknown were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1871Anne Elizabeth Pierce Id #120 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1871 at 33 Foregate Street, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), John William Pierce (Son), and Elizabeth Mason (Wife).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 119, and 118.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1881Anne Elizabeth Pierce Id #120 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 124, 119, 118, 122, and 125.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1891Anne Elizabeth Pierce Id #120 (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), Harry Pierce (Son), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Son), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 124, 125, 127, 24, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 2
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire
  2. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire

Biography

Miriam Catherine Pierce

F, #121, Deceased, b. 13 May 1870, d. 4 February 1871
  • Consanguinity: Great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Miriam Catherine Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERMC70.
  • Birth: She was born on 13 May 1870.
  • Death: She died on 4 February 1871, at age 0.
  • Burial: Miriam Catherine's remains were buried on 6 February 1871.
  • Occupation: She was a scholl teacher in Chester in 1901.

Census

Census 1901Miriam Catherine Pierce Id #121 (Son) 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), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 125, 127, 24, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1

Citations

  1. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street

Biography

George Albert Pierce

M, #122, Deceased, b. 11 December 1872, d. 12 November 1894

Person Exhibits

George Albert Pierce 1872-1894
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: George Albert Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERGA72.
  • Birth: He was born on 11 December 1872.
  • Death: He died on 12 November 1894, at age 21.
  • Burial: George Albert's remains were buried on 15 November 1894.

Census

Census 1881George Albert Pierce Id #122 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 124, 119, 118, 120, and 125.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1

Citations

  1. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire

Biography

Thomas Henry Pierce

M, #123, Deceased, b. 15 January 1875, d. 10 September 1876
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Thomas Henry Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERTH75.
  • Birth: He was born on 15 January 1875.
  • Death: He died on 10 September 1876, at age 1.

Biography

Harry Pierce

M, #124, Deceased, b. 5 January 1878, d. 16 February 1964

Person Exhibits

Harry Pierce 1878-1964
  • Consanguinity: Great-uncle of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Family

Family: Gertrude Unknown

  • George Pierce
  • Freda Pierce
  • Vinnie Pierce+

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Harry Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERH$78.
  • Birth: He was born on 5 January 1878.
  • Occupation: He was a County Rea cord Office in Chester.
  • Death: He died on 16 February 1964, at age 86.
  • Burial: Harry's remains were buried on 19 February 1964.
  • Marriage: He and Gertrude Unknown were married in an unknown place.

Census

Census 1881Harry Pierce Id #124 (Son) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

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

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 119, 118, 120, 122, and 125.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1891Harry Pierce Id #124 (Son) 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), Margaret Sarah Pierce (Son), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 120, 125, 127, 24, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 2
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire
  2. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire

Biography

Margaret Sarah Pierce

F, #125, Deceased, b. 14 January 1880, d. about 1965

Person Exhibits

Margaret Sarah Pierce 1880-1965
  • Consanguinity: Great-aunt of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Reference Number: Margaret Sarah Pierce was originally assigned a reference number in ROOTS III back in 1989 - it is recorded here for original document retrieval and identification purposes only PIERMS80.
  • Birth: She was born on 14 January 1880.
  • Biography: About Margaret Sarah Pierce ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Occupation: She was a school a teacher in Chester in 1901.1
  • Occupation: She was an assistant scholl mistress and living with her widowed mother in Victoria Road, Chester in 1911.
  • Residence: She resided in 131 Bowring Park Avenue, Liverpool 16, in 1956.
  • Residence: She resided in High Carrs, Roby, Huyton, in 1964.
  • Death: She died about 1965.
  • Burial: Margaret Sarah's remains were buried about 1965.

Census

Census 1881Margaret Sarah Pierce Id #125 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 3 April 1881 at Richmond Place, Boughton, Chester.

Also in the household that night were John Pierce (Head of Household), Harry Pierce (Son), John William Pierce (Son), Elizabeth Mason (Wife), Anne Elizabeth Pierce (Daughter), and George Albert Pierce (Daughter).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 124, 119, 118, 120, and 122.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 2
Census 1891Margaret Sarah Pierce Id #125 (Son) 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), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 120, 124, 127, 24, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 3
Census 1901Margaret Sarah Pierce Id #125 (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), Miriam Pierce (Daughter), Nessie Pierce (Daughter), Miriam Catherine Pierce (Son), and John Mason-Pierce (Son).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #117, 118, 127, 24, 121, and 126.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 1
Census 1911Margaret Sarah Pierce Id #125 (Witness) was at home on Census night 1911 at 11 Victoria Road, Chester.

Also in the household that night were Elizabeth Mason (Head of Household).

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #118.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here

Citations

  1. [S5508] Census 1901, Census Type: Census 1901
    Census Place: Chester, 3 Princes Street
  2. [S5957] Census 1881 Cheshire John Pierce a 38, Head: John Pierce
    Age: 38
    County: Cheshire
  3. [S5971] Head: John Pierce
    Age: 47
    County: Cheshire

Biography