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Thomas Douglas

M, #1676, Deceased
  • Consanguinity: Partner of Mary Snelson (2nd cousin 2 times removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson)

Parents

Family

Family: Mary Snelson (b. before 10 November 1890, d. 8 January 1945)

Main Events

  • Marriage: Thomas Douglas and Mary Snelson were married in 1919 in Chester in a civil ceremony.1
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Citations

  1. [S5505] Chester FHS BDMs

Biography

Unknown Douglas

M, #1677, Deceased

Family

Main Events

  • Marriage: Unknown Douglas and Mary Unknown were married in an unknown place.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:37

Biography

Mary Unknown

F, #1678, Deceased

Family

Main Events

  • Name: Mary Unknown was also known as Mary Douglas.
  • Marriage: Mary Unknown and Unknown Douglas were married in an unknown place.
  • Last Edited: 9 November 2018 08:00:13

Biography

Eliza May Edge

F, #1680, Deceased, b. before 31 May 1903
  • Consanguinity: 3rd cousin 1 time removed of Adrian John ("John") Snelson

Parents

Main Events

  • Birth: Eliza May Edge was born before 31 May 1903 in Chester.
  • Christening: Eliza May was christened on 31 May 1903 in Church of England, St. Mary's, Chester.1
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:26

Citations

  1. [S223] Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1898-1947, Memo: Annotation: Chester St. Mary Baptisms 1898-1947


    1898-1922

    31 May 1903 Eliza May dau of William Henry & Eliza Jane
    Edge, Plumber 29 Hartington Street

    12 Dec 1917 Sarah Ann dau of Mary Snelson Spinster, 29
    Handbridge


    1922-1948


    20 April 1927 Norah Mary b. 20 April 1927 ? dau of Henry &
    Maggie Snelson 29 Handbridge
    Labourer

    18 August 1948 Philip John Hall b. 24 June 1948 son of Delme Colin
    Hall and Sarah Ann Hall, Electrician
    127 Hartington Street

    10 Dec 1947 John Henry Mason b. 23 October 1947 son of John Henry
    and Norah Mary Mason labourer 2
    Joinson's Court

Biography

Anne Wainwright1

F, #1682, Deceased, b. 1827, d. 5 November 1871

Parents

Family

Family: Peter Snelson (b. February 1830, d. 24 April 1892)

Main Events

  • Name: Anne Wainwright was also known as Anne Snelson.
  • Biography: Witnesses to the wedding were Robert Snelson and Margaret Wainwright. [:CR:].
  • Birth: She was born in 1827 in Thornt-le-Moors.2
  • Residence: She resided in according to Isobel Butler, (presumably from the mar. cert.), Mouldsworth Hall, Cheshire, in 1855.
  • Marriage: Anne Wainwright and Peter Snelson were married on 25 October 1855 in parish church, St. Andrew's, Tarvin, Note that the Marriage Certificate names the witness as "Margaret" Wainwright, but the Register itself says "Marghretta" Wainwright. A notice in the Chester Chronicle spells the bride's name as "Ann".3
  • Burial: Anne's remains were buried in November 1871 in the local cemetery, Woodchurch, Holy Cross.
  • Death: She died on 5 November 1871, at age ~44, in Little Sutton, Cheshire.3

Census

Census 1861Anne Wainwright Id #1,682 (Wife) was at home on Census night 1861 at Public House End Cart Inn, Brimsatge, Cheshire.

Also in the household that night were Peter Snelson (Principal), Mary Emily Snelson (Daughter), Briscoe Snelson (Son), Richard Snelson (Brother), and Margharetta Wainwright (Sister-in-Law)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #364, 1,685, 4,953, 253, and 7,288

Original Documents, Source and Citations here4
Census 1861Anne Wainwright Id #1,682 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at Brimstage

Original Documents, Source and Citations here4
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Citations

  1. [S815] Letter from Isobel Butler dated 14 November 1992
  2. [S100] Letter from Hazel Jones dated 7 July 1988, Source Element: R3-1187
  3. [S718] Letter from Isobel Butler dated 21 June 1992, Source Element: R3-6079
  4. [S5628] Census 1861 Cheshire Peter Snelson a. 30, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Brimstage

Biography

Mary Jane Thompson

F, #1684, Deceased, b. about 1843

Parents

Family

Family: Peter Snelson (b. February 1830, d. 24 April 1892)

Main Events

  • Name: Mary Jane Thompson was also known as Mary Jane Snelson.1,2
  • Biography: I am guessing that her name was Thompson, based on Isobel's letter, page x. [:CR:].
  • Birth: She was born about 1843 in Liverpool.
  • Marriage: Mary Jane Thompson and Peter Snelson were married on 16 October 1872 in St. Thomas, Liverpool.2,1
  • Occupation: She was in School Mistress in 1881.

Census

Census 1881Mary Jane Thompson Id #1,684 (Witness) was at home on Census night 1881 at 13 Churton Place, Great Broughton, Cheshire.

Also in the household that night were Peter Snelson (Principal), Amy Alice Snelson (Witness), Dora (1) Jane Snelson (Witness), and Sarah Ellen ('Nellie') Snelson (Witness)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #364, 6,099, 6,100, and 6,101

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
Census 1901Mary Jane Thompson Id #1,684 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1901 at 53 Falkner Street, Liverpool.

Also in the household that night were John Roper Thompson (Principal) and Amy Alice Snelson (Grand Daughter)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6,098 and 6,099

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:21

Citations

  1. [S225] Letter from Charles J. Snelson April 12 1989, Source Element: R3-1683
  2. [S815] Letter from Isobel Butler dated 14 November 1992

Biography

Mary Emily Snelson1

F, #1685, Deceased, b. December 1857, d. 12 March 1945

Parents

Family

Family: John Cheers (d. 15 February 1893)

Main Events

  • Name: Mary Emily Snelson was also known as Mary Emily Cheers.
  • Residence: She resided in Thornton-le-Moors, Cheshire.2
  • Occupation: She was a Publican.
  • Birth: She was born in December 1857 in Tarvin, Great Boughton, Cheshire.3
  • Occupation: She was a governess in the employ of Thomas Lightfoot, a retired farmer in 1881.
  • Marriage: Mary Emily Snelson and John Cheers were married in 1884 in Civil Marriage, Chester.
  • Burial: Mary Emily's remains were buried in March 1945 in the parish church graveyard, St. Mary's, Thornton-le-Moors.4
  • Death: She died on 12 March 1945, at age 87.5

Census

Census 1861Mary Emily Snelson Id #1,685 (Daughter) was at home on Census night 1861 at Public House End Cart Inn, Brimsatge, Cheshire.

Also in the household that night were Peter Snelson (Principal), Anne Wainwright (Wife), Briscoe Snelson (Son), Richard Snelson (Brother), and Margharetta Wainwright (Sister-in-Law)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #364, 1,682, 4,953, 253, and 7,288

Original Documents, Source and Citations here6
Census 1861Mary Emily Snelson Id #1,685 (Principal) was at home on Census night 1861 at Brimstage

Original Documents, Source and Citations here6
Census 1891Mary Emily Snelson Id #1,685 (Head of Household) was at home on Census night 1891 at Thornton-le-Moors.

Also in the household that night were John Cheers (Principal), Leonard Cheers (Son), Harold Cheers (Son), and Peter Snelson (Father-in-Law)

For search purposes, their Id numbers are respectively as follows :- Id #6,105, 7,304, 6,106, and 364

Original Documents, Source and Citations here
  • Last Edited: 6 July 2021 12:41:21

Citations

  1. [S225] Letter from Charles J. Snelson April 12 1989, Source Element: R3-1683
  2. [S718] Letter from Isobel Butler dated 21 June 1992, Source Element: R3-6079
  3. [S226] St. Catherine's House Indexes
  4. [S820] Monument Inscriptions Thornton le-Moors Cheshire, Source Element: R3-7306
  5. [S817] Letter from Frank Langley Snelson dated 22nd December 1992
  6. [S5628] Census 1861 Cheshire Peter Snelson a. 30, Census Type: Film
    Census Place: Brimstage

Biography

Joseph Wainwright Snelson1

M, #1688, Deceased, b. December 1863, d. 1 November 1927

Parents

Family

Family: Annie Alsop (d. 1936)

Main Events

  • Marriage: Joseph Wainwright Snelson and Annie Alsop were married.2
  • Biography: He appears in Spalding's Directory of Cambridge 1924/25 living at 102 Castle Street and in 1913 at 7 Victoria Park. He is also shown in 1913 as a pawnbroker's manager at Barnston Cottage. There were no Snelson's listed in 1901. In 1914-15 Joseph is shown in the Register of Electors in the Parish of Chesterton, North Ward Division 1 at 7 Victoria Park.

    He was obviously proud of his roots, as he called his house on Castle Street "Barnston". In his will he left L777 16s 6d and named the executors as Briscoe George Alsop Snelson, pawnbroker's manager, and Sydney Harry Steward, motor mechanic. [:CR:].
  • Occupation: He was a pawnbroker's Mgr.
  • Birth: He was born in December 1863 in Barnston, Birkenhead, Cheshire.3
  • Residence: He resided in 7 Victoria Park, Chesterton, Cambridge, in 1913.
  • Death: He died on 1 November 1927, at age 63, in 102 Castle St, Cambridge.
  • Burial: Joseph Wainwright's remains were buried on 10 November 1927 in the parish church graveyard, Cambridge, St. Giles's.4
  • Probate: The estate of Joseph Wainwright Snelson was probated on 21 February 1928 in Peterborough.5
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Citations

  1. [S225] Letter from Charles J. Snelson April 12 1989, Source Element: R3-1683
  2. [S463] Birth Certificate of Briscoe George Alsop Snelson ( 1890 ), Source Element: R3-2895
  3. [S629] Letter from Isobel Butler dated 3 April 1992, Source Element: R3-5431
  4. [S843] Obituaries to Joseph Wainwright Snelson, Source Element: R3-7418
  5. [S701] Calendar of Grants of Probate & Letters of Admininstration, Memo: Annotation: Richard James SNELSON


    This terrific research by cousin Richard details the wills and administrations granted in the above period. The detail extracted from the calendar below shows the Individuals Record Number in the Snelson database and Index and then Name of the deceased or other party to the will ( e.g. executors, beneficiaries or others named ), date of the granting of probate or administration and lastly that person's occupation where known. The amount of the estate and other details are given full in the main records for the database attached as a reference file or in hard copy. I do not have the full extract of the wills.

    ___Rec #____Name____Probate______Date of Death___Occupation ( if known )

    5 Thomas SNELSON 1897 17 Jan 1897 Watchmaker
    9 Edward SNELSON 1876 8 Jan 1876 Cordwainer
    183 (Elizabeth) Ann UNKNOWN 1890 23 Aug 1890 Grocer
    253 Richard SNELSON 1888 27 Oct 1888 Farmer/Publican
    362 Peter SNELSON 1893 1 Dec 1892 Farmer
    479 Thomas SNELSON 1864 30 Jul 1864 Farmer
    484 Ann POSTLES 1866 29 Apr 1866
    694 Mary SNELSON 1862 24 Jan 1862 Spinster
    695 Edward Charles SNELSON 3 Sep 1852
    696 Matilda DINNAGE 1869 28 Jan 1869
    698 Mary SNELSON Actress
    699 Adolphus Filewood SNELSON 1909 20 May 1909
    703 Theodore SNELSON 1891 20 Apr 1891 Accountant
    704 Mary Barnes HEWETT 15 May 1938
    724 Samuel SNELSON 1905 3 May 1905 Painter Plumber
    874 Maria PRIDDEY 1925 14 May 1925
    912 George SNELSON before 1915 (?) Farmer
    913 Mary Ann UNKNOWN 1915 15 Feb 1915
    914 William SNELSON 1878 30 Nov 1877 Farmer
    915 Sarah Ann BAILEY 1914 23 Apr 1914
    934 John SNELSON 1861 23 Jun 1861 Farmer
    936 Mary UNKNOWN 1875 10 Sep 1874
    1363 Unknown UNKNOWN
    1364 Sarah ROBERTS
    1393 Mary Ann UNKNOWN
    1560 Henry ( Harry ) SNELSON 1901 24 Jun 1901 Grocer/Cowkeeper
    1571 Leonard SNELSON 1917 31 Jul 1917 Clerk
    1629 Sarah UNKNOWN
    1635 Jonathan JOINSON Hosier/Solicitor
    1688 Joseph Wainwright SNELSON 1928 21 Feb 1928 Pawnbroker's Mgr
    1898 Victor Louis SNELSON 1918 15 Jul 1917 Soldier
    2549 Samuel SNELSON 1867 3 Oct 1866 Stonier
    2803 Bethnia PARTINGTON after 1826
    2826 Thomas SNELSON 1880 2 Jan 1871 Baker
    2896 Annie ALSOP
    3095 Ellen SNELSON 29 Oct 1886
    3096 John KITSON 6 Sep 1873
    3338 Frederick SNELSON 1886 29 Nov 1885 House Agent
    3341 Ann SISSLING
    3361 Tom SNELSON 1894 26 May 1893 Miner
    3362 Mary Jane WHYATT
    3470 Matthew SNELSON 1863 9 Mar 1863 Wheelwright
    3475 Caroline UNKNOWN after 1863
    3478 Catherine UNKNOWN
    3498 James SNELSON 1866 7 Apr 1866 Coachbuilder
    3499 Mary HALFORD
    3505 Joseph Halford SNELSON 1889 6 Feb 1889 Gentleman
    3551 George SNELSON Beerhouse Keeper
    3552 Mary HAYNES 1865 4 Nov 1864
    3663 George SNELSON 1894 27 May 1894
    3664 Patience UNKNOWN 1922 8 Jan 1922
    3778 Elizabeth SNELSON
    3779 David KITSON
    4270 Thomas William SNELSON 1855 Sep 1855
    4271 Ann Elizabeth PALMORE
    4354 Edward WYLD Boatbuilder
    4644 Thomas SNELSON
    4891 Mary Ann SNELSON 1911 12 Aug 1911
    4914 Jane UNKNOWN
    5599 Robert SNELSON 1870 21 Jun 1870 Farmer
    5624 Edward SNELSON 1888 27 Dec 1850 Grover/Yeoman
    5625 Unknown UNKNOWN before 1809
    5627 Martha FITHON 1 Mar 1853
    5785 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    5831 Margaret CONNOR
    5864 John SNELSON 1860 23 Jan 1860 Shoemaker
    5865 Thomas SNELSON Shoemaker
    5866 John SNELSON 1860 13 Feb 1859 Innkeeper
    5867 Ann UKNOWN
    5871 John BROOKHOUSE Rice Miller
    5872 John DAVENPORT Cabinet Maker
    5873 Mary Ann UNKNOWN
    5874 Arthur COTTERILL Builder
    5876 Elizabeth UNKNOWN 1869 30 Jul 1869
    5878 Unknown SNELSOM
    5880 Unknown SNELSON
    5881 Mary UNKNOWN 1873 30 Apr 1873
    5882 Thomas SNELSON Tailor
    5884 Ann UNKNOWN
    5887 Thomas SNELSON 1881 23 Mar 1863 Saddler
    5889 William SNELSON 1885 5 Mar 1885 Farmer
    5890 Elizabeth UNKNOWN
    5891 William SNELSON 1885 24 May 1885 Boot & Shoemaker
    5892 Henry PICKERING Gas Coy Secretar
    5893 John LONGSHAW Photographer
    5896 Frederick SNELSON Auctioneer Clerk
    5897 George WHITE Rate Collector
    5898 William SNELSON 1887 1 Nov 1887 Waiter
    5899 Lucy UNKNOWN
    5901 Thomas SNELSON 1892 24 Oct 1892 Wheelright/Innk
    5903 Charles SNELSON 1894 5 Jul 1894
    5904 Maria UNKNOWN
    5905 Ann SNELSON 1895 8 Oct 1895 Spinster
    5907 Sara Ann UNKNOWN 1895 24 Apr 1895
    5908 Thomas Edward SNELSON Waterman
    5909 Charles Daintry SNELSON 1896 2 Sep 1896
    5910 George Henry SNELSON 1901 31 Dec 1900 Insurance Clerk
    5911 Agnes UNKNOWN
    5912 Henry SNELSON 1898 17 Apr 1898 Mill Manager
    5914 John SNELSON 1898 25 Mar 1885 Wheelwright
    5916 Thomas SNELSON 1900 11 Jan 1900 Butcher
    5921 James SNELSON 1902 28 Jun 1902
    5923 William Smith SNELSON 1921 4 Sep 1921 Fitter
    5924 Harriet UNKNOWN 1903 17 Jun 1903
    5926 James SNELSON 1906 19 Dec 1905
    5930 Edward SNELSON 1910 17 Feb 1910
    5931 Susanna UNKNOWN 1908 27 Jul 1908
    5933 Robert SNELSON 1909 14 Feb 1909 Shoemaker
    5934 Ann Hannah Mynards UNKNOWN
    5935 Mary Martha Hicks UNKNOWN 1919 11 Jul 1919
    5939 Sarah Ann SNELSON 1910 2 Apr 1910 Spinster
    5940 George SNELSON 1911 13 Feb 1911
    5943 Edward SNELSON 1911 5 May 1911 Farmer
    5944 Sarah UNKNOWN
    5945 John Jones SNELSON 1926 16 Jan 1926 Farmer
    5947 Elizabeth Hannah UNKNOWN 1913 7 Mar 1913
    5948 Samuel SNELSON Schoolmaster
    5949 William SNELSON 1913 5 Jul 1912 Farmer
    5952 Charlotte Annie SNELSON 1923 23 Feb 1923 Spinster
    5953 George Wells SNELSON 1915 19 Apr 1914
    5954 Edwin SNELSON 1915 23 Jan 1915
    5955 William SNELSON 1915 19 Dec 1914
    5960 William Henry SNELSON 1915 12 Apr 1915 Boilermaker
    5961 Esther UNKNOWN
    5962 Ann UNKNOWN 1915 16 May 1915
    5963 Unknown SNELSON
    5965 Herbert SNELSON 1916 3 Oct 1915 Soldier
    5966 Charles Lewis SNELSON 1921 21 Aug 1920 (?)
    5967 Hannah UNKNOWN
    5968 William SNELSON 1917 26 Apr 1917 Felt Hatter
    5970 Elizabeth Jane UNKNOWN 1917 20 Jun 1917
    5972 Unknown SNELSON
    5975 Eliza UNKNOWN 1918 25 Nov 1917
    5976 Unknown SNELSON
    5977 Fanny UNKNOWN 1918 23 May 1918
    5978 James SNELSON
    5981 John SNELSON 1919 24 Dec 1918 Pattern Card Mkr
    5982 Elizabeth Ann UNKNOWN
    5983 George SNELSON 1919 6 Feb 1919 Platelayer
    5984 Mary UNKNOWN
    5985 Minnie UNKNOWN 1919 26 Jul 1919
    5986 John SNELSON Gun Worker
    5987 Ann UNKNOWN 1920 2 May 1920
    5988 Unknown SNELSON
    5989 Mary Jane UNKNOWN 1920 15 Aug 1920
    5990 Unknown SNELSON
    5992 Mary SNELSON 1921 4 Dec 1920
    5995 Emma UNKNOWN 1921 21 Apr 1921
    5996 John SNELSON Rail Controller
    5997 John SNELSON 1921 24 Mar 1921
    6000 Charles SNELSON 1921 6 May 1921 Milkman
    6001 Annie UNKNOWN
    6002 Angelina UNKNOWN
    6004 Alice Mabel SNELSON 1923 1 Jan 1923 Spinster
    6007 Eliza UNKNOWN 1925 4 Dec 1924
    6008 Joseph UNKNOWN 1925 22 Feb 1925 Farmer
    6009 Henry SNELSON 1924 26 Jan 1924 Platelayer
    6011 Thomas SNELSON 1924 20 Mar 1924
    6012 Martha UNKNOWN 1926 7 Aug 1926
    6013 Thomas SNELSON 1924 5 Oct 1924
    6014 Sarah Jane UNKNOWN
    6015 Esther UNKNOWN 1925 10 Dec 1924
    6017 Unknown SNELSON
    6022 Mary Anne UNKNOWN 1925 2 Aug 1925
    6025 Florence Marion UNKNOWN
    6028 Nancy UNKNOWN 1926 29 Sep 1926
    6029 Mary Ellen UNKNOWN 1927 9 Feb 1927
    6030 John SNELSON

Biography

Briscoe George Alsop Snelson1

M, #1690, Deceased, b. 16 July 1890, d. 9 November 1975

Person Exhibits

briscoe

Parents

Families

Family 1: Amy Louisa May(#2) Nicholas (b. about 1893, d. 1951)

Family 2: Kathleen Robson (b. about 1918, d. 1995)

Main Events

  • Biography: Brilliant photographer, oarsman and wounded WW1 veteran.

    His father was the manager of a pawnshop in Bridge Street - Norman Bradley's, which is still there today (only now it is a restaurant called Garfinkle's - and his father decided that young Briscoe would carry on in the trade.
    In the War he served in the Suffolk Yeomanry as a Lieutenant and was wounded at Arras; he was i think discharged from the territorials on 20 August 1918. The injury left him with a slight limp for the rest of his life. He took up photography, precisely when is not known; he processed all of his work in the bathroom in the terraced house in Victoria Road where the family lived.

    He was an enthusiastic oarsman in his younger days. In 1919 he was appointed Secretary of the Cambridgeshire Rowing Association and he held this post for 46 years until his retirement in 1965. In the early 1930's he inaugurated the Cambridge Oarsmen’s Service, an annual event held on the Sunday before each year's bumping races on the Cam in the last week in July. Oarsmen from all of the local rowing clubs attend, including the 99 Rowing Club, the Rob Roy Boat Club; the service is held in the Fen Ditton Church.
    He wrote a series of articles for the Cambridge Chronicle over six weeks from March 4 to April 22 1931 on the history of rowing on the River Cam and the history of the town's bumping races. This series of six articles was later published as a small bound book in 1931 under the title "Sixty-three Years of the Cam". This book is in the Cambridgeshire Library.

    Two trophies still bear his name at the Cambridge Regatta and the Head of the Cam Race. One of his great friends was apparently Wick Alsop, Hon Treasurer of the CRA.

    Another article about Briscoe appeared in "The Granta" on 3 March 1937 entitled "Cambridge Cameos - Another Local Figure - Life of a Pawnbroker".

    One of his good friends was another amateur photographer, Cliff Squires. They often photographed the same scene and met at the Dorothy Restaurant to discuss their work. Cliff Squires was founder of the Cambridge Camera Club and Briscoe Snelson was President for many years.

    He took hundreds of ethereal photographs of Cambridgeshire and its surrounding countryside in the 1930's and 1940's, capturing the mood like no other of the fens and the remote villages. Each print was meticulously printed and some of the best were used to produce glass lantern slides. Briscoe was a member of the Amateur Postal Camera Club, Lantern Slide Section. This group exchanged slides and invited critical comment from other members. He kept these technical commentaries which have survived. These are the comments of Morley Holt of Chesterton :-

    "A beautiful thing! A really first class slide in all ways."
    "A typical Snelson slide - and a jolly good one too !"
    "Very fine indeed".
    "A good slide. There appears to be some uneven reduction in top of sky. The water is very fine."
    "In preserving the Snelsonian delivery of slide making, something seems to have been lost in the higher tones of the sunset sky, but nevertheless, the mood of the picture is very appealing.
    "A very beautiful slide in every way, although I am inclined to think an even better slide would be possible from the negative."


    Thus a new word " Snelsonian " has entered the English language ! Some 500 slides were given to the Cambridgeshire Collection by his widow Kathleen. These can be borrowed from the Library. Some have been processed by Eddie Collinson of the Weekly News and framed. I have four of these - numbers BS33, BS13 and two unnumbered pictures. I must ask Mr. Collinson ( who provided much of the general information about Briscoe in a series of articles in the Weekly News in 1988 ) what these scenes are.

    In 1933, Briscoe wrote in the Chronicle that purely " for my own amusement, about two years ago, I commence making a photographic survey of the River Ouse and have since visited every stretch of the river from its source in Northamptonshire to its mouth beyond King's Lynn. I have prepared a lantern slide lecture on the River. Perhaps my lantern slides will be of interest to my rowing colleagues and angling friends, all of whom I am sure will agree with me when I say that to know the Ouse is to love it."

    He was first an Associate and then a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society. For several years he was a judge at the Society's Annual Exhibition. He was a very patient photographer and would often wait for hours in the same spot for the right cloud formation, the right sunshine or even the right place for the cattle to halt, to complete the composition of his picture. Evidently if he could not capture the right colours, he would create them artificially in his dark room under the stairs. He used a Helier f3.5 lens at maximum aperture for 1/10 of a second on Selochrome, making a glass slide from the negative on an Ilford plate. I don' know what camera he used.

    Soon after Briscoe lost his first wife, Cliff Squires his friend died and, in 1953, Briscoe married his widow, Kathleen Squires.

    After Briscoe died there was a special Oarsman's Service held on July 25 1976 in his memory. This service involved some traditions which I don't understand - perhaps some role for three priests, choir, organist and trumpeter and "the 99". I was delighted to receive a letter early in January 1991 from his son, Kenneth Snelson, who lives in Wye, Kent. Kenneth was able to put right some of the mistakes that I had made in his family records and to add some more light to some outstanding mysteries. Evidently the "99" was a rowing club formed in 1899.

    Briscoe was a member of another club too, the "Rob Roy" Club. The service may have been at St. Luke's Church in Cambridge, but I could find no record of his being buried there ? According to Kenneth, Reg Alsop of the "99" Club spoke at the funeral; I wonder whether this is the Wick Alsop referred to above, and whether there is a relationship here with Annie Alsop, I guess there must be ?

    Towards the end he must have suffered as obituaries refer to him as never being known to have uttered a discordant note, being a kind, generous and understanding person, showing tremendous courage against the odds and never complaining of his sad lot. I understand that he had an injured foot and suffered in his later years from emphysema. [:CR:].
  • Occupation: Briscoe George Alsop Snelson was a pawnbroker.
  • Birth: He was born on 16 July 1890 in Alpha Road, Chesterton, Cambridgeshire.
  • Marriage: Briscoe George Alsop Snelson and Amy Louisa May(#2) Nicholas were married about 1923.
  • Marriage: Briscoe George Alsop Snelson and Kathleen Robson were married in 1953.
  • Death: He died on 9 November 1975, at age 85.
  • Burial: Briscoe George Alsop's remains were buried on 12 November 1975 in St. Luke's the local parish church.2
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Citations

  1. [S225] Letter from Charles J. Snelson April 12 1989, Source Element: R3-1683
  2. [S847] Letter from Peter Desmond Snelson dated 12 February 1993, Source Element: R3-7464

Biography

Ethel Mildred ( Millie) Snelson

F, #1691, Deceased, b. about 1895

Parents

Main Events

  • Name: Ethel Mildred ( Millie) Snelson was also known as Ethel Mildred ( Millie) Steward.
  • Biography: She stayed at home to take care of her mother. Millie was also Beryl King's god-mother. After she was married evidently Sidney decided that no children of his would be brought up in a lodging house, and so they never had any children. [:CR:].
  • Birth: She was born about 1895.
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Biography

Gwendoline (Gwenna) Lucy Snelson1

F, #1693, Deceased, b. 1902, d. 1964

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Name: Gwendoline (Gwenna) Lucy Snelson was also known as Gwendoline (Gwenna) Lucy King.
  • Biography: She was the first of the family to move to "The County" - the girls grammar school. She worked as an analytical chemist at Chivers Jam factory. [:CR:].
  • Birth: She was born in 1902.
  • Death: She died in 1964, at age ~62.
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Citations

  1. [S629] Letter from Isobel Butler dated 3 April 1992, Source Element: R3-5431

Biography

Cyril Frank Snelson1

M, #1694, Deceased, b. about 1908, d. about 1974

Parents

Family

Family:

Main Events

  • Biography: He did quite nicely out of his mother's inheritance; they had living accommodationn over the shop and brought the two boys up there.
  • Residence: Cyril Frank Snelson resided in Cambridge.
  • Residence: He resided in Bowen Road, Harrow.
  • Occupation: He was a Retail a chemist.
  • Birth: He was born about 1908.
  • Death: He died about 1974.
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Citations

  1. [S225] Letter from Charles J. Snelson April 12 1989, Source Element: R3-1683

Biography

Christopher Wainwright Snelson

M, #1696, Deceased, b. 26 January 1934, d. 22 February 1961

Parents

Main Events

  • Biography: He went to Imperial College, London where he qualified evidently as an engineer - perhaps specialising in cooling and refrigeration and cooling towers.
  • Occupation: Christopher Wainwright Snelson was an engineer.
  • Birth: He was born on 26 January 1934 in Hendon.
  • Death: He died on 22 February 1961, at age 27, in Aldershot He died in his late twenties of Hodgkinson's disease.
  • Probate: The estate of Christopher Wainwright Snelson was probated on 15 March 1961 in Winchester, Hampshire, England.
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Biography