A Snelson DataBase & Armory


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The Snelson DataBase & Index has been compiled from my own original research since 1969 on the West Cheshire and Welsh lines, supplemented by sources in the public domain and contributions from many correspondents. This publication is only an extraction from my database and index and should be used with caution as a lead to further research and confirmation.

I acknowledge the unique contribution of my friend, the late Charles J Snelson of Oakville, Ontario. Charles set a high standard in his research, remarkable in its reach, depth, reliability and incisive dimensions. His original work published as "A Snelson Family History and Genealogy", the "1991 Supplement" and later publication "The Lives of Charles Hewett Snelson" in 1995 on the Snelson roots in Cheshire, Staffordshire, Buckinghamshire, Derbyshire, London, Australia, Canada and USA inspired me to expand my own database focused on Chester, Eccleston and Gresford, so as to include other collateral lines.

I also recognise the breadth of the original work on the American Snelson families completed by Leona Williams Smith in her "Snelson Lineage and Historical Records" in 1982, and declare that I have incorporated some data and extracts from her work as continuations of the lines identified by Charles as emigrants to the Americas. These sources have now been admirably expanded and elegantly published in 2007 in four, fine, hardback volumes, entitled "Snelson Family Heritage" by Verna Dinkins and John F. Snelson. As I have no personal experience in researching the American roots, I have relied upon the work of others and not attempted to provide evidence or citations relating to the source of the American data.

Each of these three excellent publications belong on the shelves of all serious Snelson family historians alongside George Ormerod's "History of the County Palatine of Cheshire", King's "Vale Royal", J.P. Earwaker's "East Cheshire", Palmer's "History of the Old Parish of Gresford", Ray Richard's "Old Cheshire Churches" and "Powys Fadog".

I acknowledge the following significant contributions - any errors or omissions will be corrected.

You may find the individual family historian contributors in the database by using the SEARCH button, and typing in their TMG Id# preceded by a lowercase letter "i" (e.g. i6213 to find Molly Akers). Of course, if you are looking for the details of yourself, the link should not work - Catch 22 - as presumably you are alive {grin} - although your details are recorded in the unpublished Snelson DataBase.


Contributors 1970-2010
First Name Surname Town County/State/Country Id #
Molly Akers Palmerston North New Zealand 6213
Kenneth Eric Andrew Wimborne Dorset 2956
Dianne Behringer New South Wales Australia  
Angela Bellifemine New South Wales Australia 15263
Mary Bell
Isobel Butler Cambridge Cambridgeshire 5432
Lawrence Butler Cambridge Cambs 5434
Evelyin Cawley Moreton Wirral 305
Paul Chapman Bathurst New South Wales 8468
Leslie Clarke Sturminster Newton Dorset 2457
Stanley Clute High River Alberta 6052
Barry Coleman Birmingham   22318
James Vernon Cookson Warkworth Ontario 2972
Arthur Davies Buckhurst Hill Essex 2902
Verna Dinkins Canada 15410
Roberta Eaton-Shore Naroosa Bay British Columbia 8451
Sharon Erzinclioglu Cambridge Cambs 17299
Patty Evans Scotsboro Alabama 15442
Margaret Fitter Keynsham Bristol 5829
Tony Fox Islington London 7230
Sue Fultz Vancouver Washington 15078
Kathy Gallard   New South Wales 20408
Greer Garson Dallas Texas 1613
Sue Hewitt Gymea New South Wales 5015
Edna High Norwich Norfolk 942
Samantha Jade Elizabeth Hill   Australia 20672
Otto Hirzel Durban South Africa
Jane Hollins Stockport Cheshire 5098
Marna-Lee Hopkins Arvada Colorado 21321
Margaret Howlett Newton-le-Willows Lancashire 89
Cecily Ida Ife (nee Probert) Preston Lancashire 1509
Bob Johnson Northland New Zealand 768
Vera Joynson Carnforth Lancashire 768
David Egerton King Abingdon Oxfordshire 9664
Stephen King Bewdley Worcestershire 1591
Peter Kraushaar Ilford Essex 549
Elizabeth LeReverand Toronto Ontario 16396
Eric Little Warrington Lancashire 9713
Patricia Livermore Scotforth Lancashire 8149
Joan Lockwood Ely Cambridgeshire 147
Catherine Love Monroe Louisiana 20290
Patricia Lovewell Victoria Canada 1292
Bertram Merrell Salt Lake City Utah 9659
Geoffrey Milward Biddulph Staffordshire  
Peter David Nelson Chelmsford Essex 4211
Suzanne Peel Paddington Australia 22898
Gordon Reynolds Edinburgh Scotland
Denis Roby Stourport-on-Severn Worcestershire 944
Janice Marie Samuelson (nee Caldwell) Brighton Michigan, USA 22068
Judy Sanders Macclesfield Cheshire 6469
Alison Jane Sandy Dewsbury Yorkshire 15182
Sally Margaret Schlamp Shepparton Middlesex 5424
Mary Sheil Kitimat British Columbia 2128
Jane Shepherd Bath Avon 769
Marion Simmons Palmerston North New Zealand 7271
Eileen Simpson Chester Cheshire 797
Peter Slee Huddersfield Yorkshire 20324
Aimee Snelson Ottawa Ontario 14833
Andrew Peter Snelson St. Clair New South Wales 2266
Brian Snelson Hockley Essex 15134
Charles J. Snelson Oakville Ontario 718
David Robert Snelson Lower Sackville Nova Scotia 9666
David William Snelson Stockport Cheshire 1585
Frank Snelson Hamilton South New South Wales 1348
Frank Langley Snelson Upton Cheshire 640
Gary Brode Snelson Arcadia California 20279
George Louis Snelson Dewsbury Yorkshire 745
Gerry Snelson Frostburg Maryland 15340
Harold Snelson Albion Park Rail New South Wales 979
Harold Snelson Launceston Tasmania 1345
Harold Cecil Snelson Liverpool Lancashire 25
Ian Snelson Runcorn Cheshire 15065
Joan Betty Snelson Wellington New South Wales 1007
John F. Snelson   USA 1007
Jon Snelson Huntsville Ontario 1354
Kenneth Eric Snelson Wye Kent 1704
Michael Snelson Penkridge Staffordshire 1293
Molly Snelson Hove Sussex 26
Neil George Snelson Kelowna British Columbia 15091
Peter Snelson Elton Chester 6206
Peter John Snelson Handbridge Chester 6095
Peter Wainwright Snelson Vicars Cross Chester 643
Richard James Snelson Parc Myddleton Denbighshire 210
Richard L Snelson Riverside California 5848
Roger Snelson Hoole Cheshire 234
Ronald James Snelson St. Louis Missouri 15155
Susan Egerton Snelson Wahroonga New South Wales 16188
Thurza Snelson Hamilton South New South Wales 962
Vera Snelson Carnforth Lancashire 768
Wallace Peter Snelson Cobar New South Wales 1004
Wayne Robert Snelson London South Africa 15150
David Snelson (R.N. Ret'd) Portsmouth Hampshire 7293
Robert B Snowdon Blackpool Lancashire 5812
Darla Jean Stark Fort Worth Texas 13492
Roy Stanley Taylor Rhuddlan Clwyd 12418
Susan Thring Durban South Africa 15406
David George Turner Burnley Lancashire 15743
Marjorie Ward Middleton Lancashire 2125
Gwen Webb Newton-le-Willows Lancashire 88
William Williamson Dungog New South Wales 17732
Gerard Wood Devon 17271
Carys Jones Nefyn, Caernarvonshire Lancashire 2125