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Thomas Snelson1

M, #2236, Deceased, b. October 1787, d. after 1840

Parents

Main Events

  • Biography: About Thomas Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Birth: He was born in October 1787 in Staffordshire In the record for 12 March 1812, Thomas is given as being aged 26 years making his birth date between 12 March 1786 and 11 March 1787. From the convict records, we can see that Thomas records his year of birth as 1788 on at least two occasions ( 8 November 1830 and 26 July 1839 ).2
  • Courtcase: He; 21 October 1811; Thomas Snelson's unlawful return from transportation The allegation was that he had " feloniously returned from transportation before expiration thereof without lawful excuse. Condemned ".

    It is possible of course that he never got further than the hulks on the first occasion. Some prisoners spent all of their sentences on the hulks .... this would still be referred to as "transportation" perhaps. The hulk records are listed in the Guide to the AONSW, p267.; W:Reverand A. E. Hoden and The Crown
  • Crime: Thomas Snelson; 3 November 1811; Stafford; buglariously entered the house of Thomas Deakin ( Dakin ) When taken, Ben had bags containing 720 pieces of copper coin valued at 3 pounds and another with 1440 pieces value 3 pounds along with two promissory notes total value 2 pounds.

    The citation reads[ITAL:] " ... and with force did did steal and carry away, did feloniously and burglariously did break out to get out ...[:ITAL] "; W:Ben Walters3
  • Courtcase: Thomas Snelson; 12 March 1812; Stafford Assizes; the theft of copper coins worth five pounds Benjamin Walters was sentenced to 14 years - his native place being given as "Derbyshire" - and his occupation as labourer, aged 20 years. He was eventually given a conditional pardon # 1491.

    The contact here is Karen Hughes on Soft-Tech BBS.
    [:CR:]; W:The Crown, Ben Walters, Samuel Hickman, Sylvester Hall, and Thomas Deakin4
  • Courtcase: Thomas Snelson; 12 November 1812; Stafford, Staffordshire; " his return from transportation before expiration of his time " He was sentenced to death but this was commuted to transportation for life.; W:The Crown5
  • Residence: Thomas Snelson resided in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, about 1812.6
  • Occupation: He was an as a locksmith in Wolverhampton, Staffordshire, before 1813.
  • Transporta: He; 2 June 1813; from England on the convict transport ship, on the ship the "Earl Spencer", to Australia
  • Transporta: He; 9 October 1813; and arrived the penal colony of New South Wales on
  • Transporta: He; 4 April 1814; least he is listed to be sent, on the ship "Wyndham" to the Derwent, in Tasmania
  • Transporta: He; 22 October 1815; least he is listed to be sent, on the ship "Estramina" to Newcastle
  • Courtcase: He; 18 October 1823; a decision that he serve out his original life sentence; W:The Crown and The Sydney Bench
  • Transporta: Thomas Snelson; 31 October 1823; on the ship "Lady Nelson", to Port Macquarie
  • Residence: He resided in Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia, about 1823.
  • Residence: He resided in Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, about 1827.7
  • Residence: He resided in was living, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia, about 1827.
  • Ticketofle: He; 8 November 1830; was granted a Ticket of Leave by the Bathurst Bench, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia; The Ticket of Leave # 30/714 states that Thomas is allowed to remain in the District of Bathurst.8
  • Publicatio: He; 1 November 1838; in a Register of recommendations for Conditional Pardons9
  • Pardon: He; 26 July 1839; Pardon # 39/426 was granted by the Governor Sir George Gipps knight, conditionally remitting the remainder of the sentence passed at Stafford on 12 March 1812, " provided always and on condition that the said Thomas Snelson continue to reside within the limits of this Government for and during the space thy original order of transportation otherwise Thomas Snelson shall be subject to all the paind and penalties of reappearing in Great Britain and Ireland for and during the term of thy original sentence as if this remission had never been granted ". Signed George Gipps 1 November 1838.10
  • Death: He died after 1840.

Census

Census 1814Thomas Snelson Id #2,236 (Convict) was at home on Census night 1814 at the Muster as a convict "off stores" assigned to a Mr. Lord, Sydney; 1814 General Muster of NSW, published by the ABGR, entry 5163 S(ydney), Thomas (S)Nelson Earl Spencer C(onvict) Off (stores) to Mr. Lord ... he was Simon Lord, magistrate.

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Census 1825Thomas Snelson Id #2,236 (Convict) was at home on Census night 1825 at the Convict Muster PRO Reel 66A, Port Macquarie, New South Wales, Australia; The Muster Record seems to state that he is serving 7 years of an extended sentence at Port Macquarie .... but maybe my eyes deceive me ?

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1837Thomas Snelson Id #2,236 (Convict) was at home on Census night 1837 at the 1837 Convict Muster, Bathurst, New South Wales, Australia.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 12

Citations

  1. [S561] Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Gazette, Source Element: R3-5020
  2. [S936] Charles Elson Jeoffrey SNELSON, Why Convict Thomas Snelson is Thomas William Snelson 1782-?? Source Element: R3-8381
  3. [S1076] Karen Hughes, Ben Walters
  4. [S1156] Convict Indent - Thomas Snelson, Ship "Earl Spencer" - 1813, Source Element: Thomas Snelson, Age 26, Native Place Stafford, Trade Locksmith, Tried at Stafford Assizes on 12 March 1812, Sentenced to Life Imprisonment, Height 5' 51/2", complexion Sallow, Hair Dark Brown, Eyes Hazel, Ticket of Leave 30/714, Left England 2 Jun 1813 arriving 9 Oct 1813.; AO NSW ref 4/4004, Reel 393
  5. [S1160] Criminal Register - Thomas Snelson, PRO Reel 2755, Source Element: AO NSW, PRO 2755
  6. [S245] Stafford Assizes 1809 & 1812 - Recorded by Wendy, R3-5010
  7. [S556] Convict Records - NSW State Archives Office, Source Element: R3-4962
  8. [S1157] Ticket of Leave - Thomas Snelson, Bathurst - 1830, Source Element: The Bathurst Bench made the recommendation for the granting of the ToL #30/714. Card Index 1810-14, Index 1824-27 ( COD 470, F752 ), T/L butts.; AO NSW ref 4/4076, # 914
  9. [S1158] Register of Recommendations - Thomas Snelson, Condtional Pardons - 1838, Source Element: CPs 1826-46, Index F824, 828 pg no 106 Fiche 826; AO NSW 4/4437, # 777
  10. [S1159] Conditional Pardon - Thomas Snelson, Sydney - 1838-40, Source Element: Conditional Pardon, # 39/426 is actually signed by George Gipps and dated 1 November 1838. Governor Gipps then certifies " that Her Majesty's gracious approbation and allowance of the conditional pardon has been sighted to me by the Secretary of State for the Colonies on 26 July 1839 ", and the entry made in the records on 1st January 1840. So the actual date of effect is hard to see.
  11. [S1154] General Muster of NSW - Thomas Nelson, Sydney - 1814, Source Element: [BO:In 1822 there is an entry A13953 for Mary McMarty, free by servitude, from the ship "Surprize", sentenced to 7 tears transportation, being the wife of Thomas Nelson, Windsor ":BO]; "5163 S Thomas Nelson Earl Spencer C Off Stores To Mr. Lord"; General Muster Of NSW 1814, , , State Library Of NSW - Family History Section, The "S" means resides at Sydney; the "C' means Convict.
    Memo: Comments: [BO:In 1822 there is an entry A13953 for Mary McMarty, free by servitude, from the ship "Surprize", sentenced to 7 tears transportation, being the wife of Thomas Nelson, Windsor ":BO]
  12. [S1155] Convict Muster - Thomas Snelson, Bathurst - 1837

Biography

Ethel Snelson1

F, #2248, Deceased, b. before 25 May 1886

Main Events

  • Birth: Ethel Snelson was born before 25 May 1886 in Otago, Newcastle, New Zealand.
  • Christening: Ethel was christened on 25 May 1886 in Otago, Newcastle, New Zealand.

Citations

  1. [S87] Society Of Australian Genealogists Microfyche

Biography

Agnes Mary Snelson1

F, #2249, Deceased, b. about 1840

Parents

Family

Family: Frederick St. John Akers (b. 28 January 1845, d. 7 March 1881)

Main Events

  • Name: Agnes Mary Snelson was also known as Agnes Mary Akers.2
  • Birth: She was born about 1840.3
  • Christening: Agnes Mary was christened in the local parish church, Ashby de la Zouch.
  • Biography: About Agnes Mary Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Residence: She resided in Ashby de la Zouch in 1851.4
  • Immigration: She immigrated to England the "Southern Cross", Wellington, New Zealand, on 16 January 1867.5
  • Marriage: She and Frederick St. John Akers were married on 19 November 1867 in St. Peters, Te Aro, Wellington, New Zealand.2
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S984] Letter from Paul Chapman dated 16 October 1993
  2. [S627] Letter from Ian Matheson Archivist of Palmerston North, Source Element: R3-5401
  3. [S719] Letter from Molly Akers dated 16 August 1992
  4. [S5598] Census 1851 Leicestershire James Snelson Coachbuilder, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch
  5. [S87] Society Of Australian Genealogists Microfyche

Biography

George Mathew Snelson1

M, #2250, Deceased, b. about 1837, d. 31 October 1901

Person Exhibits

George Mathew Snelson 1837-1907

Parents

Family

Family: Louisa Matilda Buck (b. January 1844, d. 15 December 1919)

Main Events

  • Biography: About George Mathew Snelson ... Blurb ??M]?
  • Birth: He was born about 1837 in Ashby de la Zouch.
  • Christening: George Mathew was christened in the local parish church, Ashby de la Zouch.
  • Occupation: He was an auctioneer about 1860.
  • Immigration: He immigrated to England the "Earl of Windsor", Wellington, New Zealand, in 1861.2
  • Marriage: He and Louisa Matilda Buck were married on 6 July 1865 in Wellington, St. Pauls, New Zealand.3,4
  • Residence: He resided in Fitzherbert St., Palmerston North, New Zealand, about 1885.5
  • Death: He died on 31 October 1901 in Palmerston North, New Zealand.6
  • Burial: George Mathew's remains were buried in November 1901 in Terrace End Cty, Palmerston North, New Zealand.
  • Probate: The estate of George Mathew Snelson was probated on 23 August 1907.
  • Probate: The estate of George Mathew Snelson was probated on 23 August 1907 at the Lands & Deeds Office.

Census

Census 1851George Mathew Snelson Id #2,250 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1851 at Market Street, Ashbt de la Zouch.

Original Documents, Source and Citations here 7
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018

Citations

  1. [S584] From Stones to Stores 1846 - 1870 - The Story of Palmerston, Source Element: R3-5149
  2. [S614] G.C. Petersen, Palmerston North - A Centennial History, Source Element: A.H.& A.W. Reed, Wellington, New Zealand
    Source Element: City Corporation, Palmerston North
    Source Element: R3-5365
  3. [S478] Death Certificate of Louisa Matilda Snelson, Source Element: R3-2951
  4. [S87] Society Of Australian Genealogists Microfyche
  5. [S615] The Birth of Palmerston North by Ian Matheson, Source Element: Published, Evening Standard
    Source Element: Palmerston North, 1972
    Source Element: R3-5369
  6. [S814] Letter from Marion Douglas Simmons (nee GREY ) 10 Dec 1992, Source Element: R3-7241
  7. [S5598] Census 1851 Leicestershire James Snelson Coachbuilder, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Market Street, Ashby de la Zouch

Biography