A Snelson DataBase & Armory

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The Snelson DataBase & Armory includes references from sources at St Catherine’s House in London during 1969-1971 and during my activity here in Sydney at The Society of Australian Genealogists where I served on the Council for many years – and was the a founder (along with Max Carrick and Phil Young) of the Sydney Dead Persons Society.

Much knowledge was gleaned from parish registers of births, deaths, marriages, christenings and burials. I also spent some time with the IGI fiche (remember them).

Another fruitful source was found in chartularies, tithe maps, land records, wills and other records.

I have wasted more time than I care to remember with the dead than with the living, poring over census records, scrutinising transportation and shipping lists, groveling around churchyards trying to decypher monument inscriptions, looking at land records and corresponding with the guild and the College of Heralds … when Bill Gates and Steve Jobs were still in short pants.

  • [S251] Register of Freemen City of Chester 1910-40 on MFR/17
  • [S252] Apprenticeship Registers (MAB) Chester 1819-1857
  • [S262] Letter from Eileen Simpson dated 30 September 1990
  • [S263] Register of Freemen 1941-71, Source Element: R3-2071
    Memo: Annotation: Register of Freemen 1941-71


    MFR/18

    21 Apr 1961 Roger Snelson 19 Vicarage Road, Hoole, Chester, Clerk. Admitted as
    son of Edward Snelson who is a son of Edward Snelson who is a son
    of Robert Snelson who was a grandson of William Snelson who was a
    son of William Snelson, Farmer made free 30 March 1810.
  • [S292] Gresford Baptisms 1688-1703, Memo: Annotation: Gresford Baptisms
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    p.19 1688 Jan 19 William Snelston
    p.22 1692 Oct 9 William Snelson
    p.23 1695 May 27 Jane Snelson
    p.26 1697 May 10 Anne Snellson
    p.30 1700 February 16 William Snellsonne

    This is almost certainly an erroneous entry. It should perhaps read John
    Snelson who died in infancy and was buried 30 March 1701 ( see p.84 Gresford
    burials ).

    p.32 1702 Sep 6 Thomas Snellson
    p.34 1704 Jul 14 Barbera Snellson
    p.36 1706 Aug 12 James Snellson

    All eight children are the children of William of Gwersyllt

    p.20 1690 Nov 12 Margarett Edwards dau of Thomas of Gwersylt
    p.33 1703 December 5 George Snelson base son of George of Gwersyllt, labourer
    ( who may be the brother of William of Gwersyllt ).
  • [S297] According to Cicely Ida IFE ( nee Probert )
  • [S304] Chester, St. Oswald, Baptisms 1745-50
  • [S358] Letter from Liverpool Record Office dated 28 July 1989 Interment Orders
    9350 ----
    Feb 22 1895 John Roby 61 Years Watchmaker 72 Leopold Road Purchaser Mrs. Ellen Roby, Widow, same address
    22370 -----
    March 26 1908 Fred Foster Roby 33 Years Barman 11 Jubilee drive
    27932
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    Feb 1 1908 Ellen Roby 72 Years 42 West Derby Street
    69630 -----
    May 26 1955 Alfred Herbert Roby 82 Years 18 Elm Vale, Source Element: R3-2213
  • [S361] Birth Certificate of Harold Alfred Benyon Snelson 1883
  • [S362] Marriage Certificate of Samuel Snelson & Mary Benyon 1872
  • [S364] Birth Certificate of Richard Henry Snelson 1873
  • [S404] Gresford Parish Registers 1714-1754 and 1740-72, Memo: Annotation: Gresford Parish Registers 1714-1754 (m.) 1714-1772

    Baptisms
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    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
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    12 Jan William Snellson otp & Margarett Edwards otp Banns
    Burials
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    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
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    12 Apr 1748 Snelson John chr s. William LLay
    1 Sep 1745 Snelson Mary d. William Llay
    Marriages
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    7 Dec 1747 John Morgan, Wrexham & Mary Snelson otp
    30 Jan 1742 William Snelson & Sarah Davies
  • [S414] Wills at Chester 1545-1780 FONS
  • [S428] Snelson Marriage Bonds ( EDCB ) 1773-1837
  • [S436] Gresford Register 1740-72
    PD/34/1/70 on Reel 60
    Baptisms
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    p8. 1 Sep 1745 Mary dau William Snelson of Llay
    p11 12 Apr 1748 John son of William Snelson of Llay
    Burials
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    p. 72 6 Jan 1761 Sarah Snelson of Burton Green
    Marriages
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    p97 30 Jan 1742/3 William Snellson & Sarah Davies
    p100 7 Dec 1747 John Morgan of Wrexham Parish and Mary Snelson of this parish by banns.
  • [S449] Letter from Arthur Davies dated 10 November 1989, Memo: Annotation: The information supplied by Arthur has led me to conject on whether the Anne Davies who was daughter of John and Susannah was indeed the same Anne who married Thomas Benyon. The dates of death and age match. I wonder ?
  • [S456] Death Certificate of Thomas Snelson(1853), Source Element: R3-2884
  • [S458] Death Certificate of Elizabeth Snelson ( 1853 ), Source Element: R3-2887
  • [S460] Marriage Certiificate of Samuel Snelson & Sarah Roberts 1869, Source Element: R3-2892
  • [S462] Death Certificate of John Roby ( 1805 ), Source Element: R3-2894
  • [S464] Birth Certificate of Alfred Herbert Roby ( 1873 ), Source Element: R3-2897
  • [S465] Birth Certificate of Alice Jane Roby ( 1873 ), Source Element: R3-2899
  • [S471] Letter from William Leslie Clarke dated 23 April 1990, Source Element: R3-2924
  • [S480] Burial Authority for Ellen Roby ( Nee Edwardson ) 1908, Source Element: R3-2953
  • [S485] Gresford Parish Registers Volume 1 ( Clwyd FHS ), R3-2968, Memo: Annotation: Gresford Parish Registers Volume 1 ( Clwyd FHS ) 1660-1713
  • [S486] Gresford Parish Registers ( Clwyd FHS ) 1714 - 1740
  • [S487] Gresford Parish Reg Ba & Bu 1742-72, Ma 1740-54 Clwyd FHS, Source Element: R3-2970