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William  SNOWDEN

William SNOWDEN

Male Abt 1803 - 1866  (~ 63 years)

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  • Name William SNOWDEN  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5
    Born Abt 1803  North Reston Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 6, 7
    • 1861 census identifies place of birth--see 1861 census in Notes.
    Christened 20 Nov 1803  North Reston Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • LDS extractions: North Reston, Lincs, England--Bishop's & parish Register Transcripts--1563-1836; FHL British fiche #6907851. Also Film # 1541958. Both C02614-2
    Gender Male 
    Birth Legbourne, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • See 1851 census found in Notes
    Cause of Death Fell from wagon while loading furniture. Head injury. 
    Occupation 1851--Shepherd;  [2
    Occupation Labourer per Emerson's marriage certificate. 
    Religion Anglican 
    Buried 1866  Manby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • St. Mary's Church Cemetery-see photo of Manby Parish Record
    Died 13 Jul 1866  Manby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Source: FreeBMD--Book 7a Page 317 (age 65)
    Notes 
    • 1841 England Census
      Market Stainton, North Gartree, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, William Head 35 Lincolnshire, England Ag. Labour
      Snowden, Eliza Wife 35
      Snowden, Emerson Son 15 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Eliza Dau 13 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, George Son 10 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, William Son 7 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Emma Dau 5 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Vilet Son 3 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Ester Dau 1 Lincolnshire, England
      NOTE! Snowden was spelled as "Snowdon"
      ===
      1851 England Census
      Louth, North Ormsby, District 19 Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, William Head 49 Shepherd Legborn**
      Snowden, Eliza Wife 43 British Subject
      Snowden, William Son Ag lab Caulkwell, Lincolnshire
      Snowden, Vilet Son 13 Ag boy Cockrington, Lincolnshire
      Snowden, Heaster Dau 11 Lamcroft, Lincolnshire
      Snowden, Ephraim Son 8 Satley, Lincolnshire
      Snowden, Thomas Son 6 Satley, Lincolnshire
      Snowden, Ellin Dau 4 Thorfby, Lincolnshire
      Snowden, EmmelyDau 6 mos North Ormsby, Lincolnshire

      ** This census return indicates William was born in Legborn--which is located about 1.5 miles from North Reston. His christening was at
      the St. Edith's Church in North Reston--making perfect sense that Legbourne (current spelling) was his actual place of birth. Unfortunately,
      this is contradicted in the 1861 census where North Reston was listed as his place of birth.
      ===
      1861 England Census
      Louth, North Somercoates, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, William 56 b. North Reston, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Eliza 52 b. Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
      Snowden, Ellen 13 b. Raithby, Lincolnshire, England
      ===

      1841 census for Market Stainton includes William and Eliza. it lists William's birth as about 1806. This appears to be in error, as other census returns place his age as older.
      1841 b 1806
      1851 b 1802
      1861 b 1805
      1871 Died in 1866
      Civil registration began in England in 1837, and parish records were available prior to that year. Based upon census returns and other documents, William's place of birth was North Reston,, Lincs; and the only birth alluded to in the North Reston Parish was the BTS of the christening of William in 1803. Some evidence exists that may place his birth at 1801.
      ===

      Computer printout of North Reston, Lincolnshire,England:
      Births and christenings, A through Z, 1563-1812, FHL British Fiche # 6907851.
      Record gives the christening date as 20 Nov 1803, and lists William as the son of Thomas Snowden and Elizabeth. Additional parish records and census enumerations show William Snowdon as the father of Vilet and Emma Snowden; with William being christened in 1803. There appears to be sufficient correlation between known data to reasonably conclude that Thomas and Eliza are the parents of William Snowdon; and William is the father of Vilet and Emma.
      ===
      William died in Manby, Lincs. When reviewing the Lincolnshire GenWeb Project at

      http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~englin/M/manby.htm

      I have taken note of a William Snowden making a contribution "...towards the assistance of Government in its present defence against our inveterate foe the French." This William Snowden was born in 1801, and the list of contributors was made in 1798, There seems to be a potential connection, given both the name of both William Snowdens; and the fact that they are both associated with the hamlet of Manby. Further research is warranted.
      ===
      Death:- Entry No 380 - Page 76 - District of Saltfleet - On 13 July 1866 at
      Manby, Lincolnshire William SNOWDEN, aged 65 years, Farm Labourer. Cause of
      Death Accidental falling from a cart onto the road. Death Registered by
      Coroner, Information recieved from Thomas SHARPLEY MD Coroner for the County
      of Lincoln. Inquest held 13th day of July 1866. Registered on 16 July 1866.
      John GOULD Registrar. (Death Certificate)

      ===

      William Snowden, christened 20 Nov 1803 in North Reston, Lincolnshire, England
      St. Ediths Church
      Parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Snowdon.
      LDS Church, IGI Batch C030581 1563-1812, 1817-1836
      Source--1563-1812----0436039
      Source--1817--1836---058029
      Printout Call Number ==6907851
      Film
      ===
      North Reston is a small village about seven miles southward from Louth. The church is a modern structure, dedicated to St. Edith. The living is a discharged vicarage, rated in the King's Books at 4 Pounds 11 Shillings, endowed with a 200 Pound royal bounty. Mrs. Jackson was patroness in 1827. In this village is also a place of worship for Wesleyan Methodists. According the the Parlimentary returns of 1821, this parish contained only 6 houses, and 46 inhabitants. (Source unknown--but was from a very old publication--dating back to the early 1800's.
      ===
      More About WILLIAM SNOWDON:
      Baptism: 20 November 1803, North Reston, Lincolnshire
      Cause of Death: Accidentally falling from a cart onto the road.
      Census: 1851, North Ormsby, Lincolnshire
      Medical Information: Fell off cart onto hard road pitching onto his head. Remained unconscious until death
      Occupation: 02 April 1838, Labourer - South Cockerington
      ===
      Husband: William Snowden
      Born: in: Died: in: Source:
      Relationship with Father: Relationship with Mother: Reference number:
      Baptism: Census: Occupation:
      Notes
      WILLIAM SNOWDEN - International Genealogical Index Gender: Male Christening:- 20 November 1803 North Reston, Lincoln, England.
      Census 1841 Market Stainton, Lincolnshire - HO107/645 - Folio 5 - Page 4 William SNOWDEN 35 Agricultural Lab Yes### Eliza SNOWDEN 35 No Emerson SNOWDEN 15 Yes
      Eliza SNOWDEN 13 Yes George SNOWDEN 10 Yes William SNOWDEN 7 Yes
      Ephraim SNOWDEN Son Thomas SNOWDEN Son Ellin SNOWDEN Dau 4 Emmely SNOWDEN Dau
      8 bn. Sotby, Lincolnshire 6 bn. Sotby, Lincolnshire
      bn. Thoresby, Lincolnshire 6mths bn. North Ormsby, Lincolnshire
      Yes
      Abt. 1804 North Reston, Lincolnshire 13 July 1866 Manby, Lincolnshire (Death Certificate) Death Certificate of William SNOWDEN (father of Emerson), Entry No 380 - Page 76 - District of Saltfleet, On 13 July 1866 at Manby, Lincolnshire William SNOWDEN, aged 65 years, Farm Labourer. Cause of Death Accidental falling from a cart onto the road. Death Registered by Coroner, Information recieved from Thomas SHARPLEY MD Coroner for the County of Lincoln. Inquest held 13th day of July 1866. Registered on 16 July 1866. John GOULD Registrar. Thomas Snowden - Natural Elizabeth - Natural 85
      20 November 1803 North Reston, Lincolnshire 1851 North Ormsby, Lincolnshire 02 April 1838 Labourer - South Cockerington
      ===
      1841 census: William is listed in the 1841 census for the parish of Market Stainton. Eliza is his wife, being the same age (35). Children are Emerson (Abt 1826), Eliza (Abt 1828) , George (Abt 1831) William (Abt 1834) Emma (Abt 1836) and Vilot (Abt 1841). Dates of birth are not stated. Occupation is given as an agricultural worker.
      ===
      1851 England Census
      North Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England--District 19
      Snowden, William Head 49 Shepard Lincs
      Snowden, Eliza Wife 43 British Subject
      Snowden, William Son 14 Ag Lab Cockrington, Lincs
      Snowden, Vilet Son 13 Ag Lab Cockerington, Lincs
      Snowden, Heaster Dau 11 Laomcroft, Lincolnshire (North Ormsby/Louth)
      Snowden, Eferam Son 8 Satley, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Ellin Dau 4 Thorfby, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Emmely Dau 6 mo North Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England
      ===
      1861 England Census
      Saltfleet, Louth, North Somercoates, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, William Head Married 56 Shepherd North Reston, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Eliza Wife Married 52 Shepherd Wife Portsmouth, Hampshire, England
      Snowden, Ellen Dau Un 13 Shepherd Dau Raithby, Lincolnshire, England
      ===
      1871 England Census
      North Somercoates, Lincolnshire, England
      Snowden, Emerson Head Widow 44 Cordwainer V ??? Owner Lincolnshire, Scamblesby
      Snowden, Darilar A. Son Unmarr. 20 Joiner (Journeyman) Lincolnshire, North Somercoates
      Snowden, Emerson H Son Unmarr. 11 Scholar Lincolnshire, North Somercoates
      Snowden, Minna C Dau Unmarr 9 Scholar Lincolnshire, North Somercoates
      Snowden, George E Son Unmarr 7 Scholar Lincolnshire, North Somercoates
      Snowden, William H Son Unmarr 3 Lincolnshire, North Somercoates
      Michael, Eliza H-K Unmarr 34 Housekeeper Lincolnshire, North Somercoates
      Michael, Anna E. Dau 1

      ===

      ===

      Letter from Shirley Berry:

      I HAVE WILLIAM DYING as below


      William Snowden died on Friday 13th July, 1866 as a result of falling from a
      cart. The Louth Advertiser dated 14th July, 1866 reported an incident when
      Mr. Hodgson was loading a cart and the horse was startled and bolted and
      broke the shafts, but no one was injured.  The Louth Advertiser dated 21st
      July, 1866 reports a Fatal Accident at Manby and reads as follows:-On Friday
      the 13th Instant, a coroner's inquest was held at the Plough Inn at Manby,
      before Thomas Sharpley, Esq.,Coroner for the district, and a respectable
      jury. on the body of William Snowden, a labourer in the employ of Mr.
      Hodgson, of Cockerington aged 65 years.  It appeared in evidence that the
      poor man's daughter was to be married, and in preparation he was about
      proceeding to Louth with some furniture in a cart.  Whilst packing the goods
      the horse made a sudden start, and he unfortunately fell off the load on to
      the hard road, pitching upon his head.  When picked up he was in a state of
      insensability, and remained so up to the time of his death, which resulted
      in four hours after the accident.  Verdict, "Accidental Death"

      ---
    Person ID I941  Ronald Allen Snowden Family Tree
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2013 

    Father Thomas SNOWDEN,   b. 31 Mar 1771, Manby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 13 Feb 1827, , Lincolnshire, England. UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1776, , Lincolnshire, England. UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1846, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years) 
    _UID 97A11063AB2845F1879459683C94121183F0 
    Photos
    All Saints Church, Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    All Saints Church, Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    This was the church that Thomas and Eliza participated in during their days at Goulceby. Thomas was born in Goulceby, and was baptized within this church. Other Snowdens were christened, married and buried here.
    All Saints Church
Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    All Saints Church Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    This is the church that the Snowden's of Goulceby worshipped in.
    All Saints Church in Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
Octagonal Medival Baptismal Font
    All Saints Church in Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England Octagonal Medival Baptismal Font
    All Saints Church Cemetery
Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    All Saints Church Cemetery Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    Thomas & Elizabeth
    Thomas & Elizabeth
    Nave of the All Saints Church
Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    Nave of the All Saints Church Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
    Documents
    Excerpt from 1841 Goulceby, Lincolnshire census
This return shows Elizabeth and her son John Snowden living together
    Excerpt from 1841 Goulceby, Lincolnshire census This return shows Elizabeth and her son John Snowden living together
    Also found in the census are other daughters
    Histories
    Snowden marriages in the Parish Records of Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England
Taken from the International Genealogical Index
    Snowden marriages in the Parish Records of Goulceby, Lincolnshire, England Taken from the International Genealogical Index
    Items #1 and #2, Elizabeth (1822) and Ann (1820) are known children of Thomas and Eliza Snowden. Items #3 and #4, Eliz Snowden (1706) and Rob Snoden (1661), are not yet identified and are not currently known as direct ancestors of Thomas Snowden.

    There is a larger town located several miles from Goulceby called Horncastle, which has a large population of Snowdens throughout the 1700 and 1800's. No direct link to these people has been made; but there does appear to be a strong possibility that these are the ancestors of Thomas.
    Family ID F5994  Group Sheet

    Father Thomas SNOWDEN 
    Mother Elizabeth "Eliza" 
    _UID 1B993474B5674661A7B10B86D2832B6AF2F1 
    Family ID F5519  Group Sheet

    Family Eliza EMERSON,   b. Abt 1807, , , England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1867, , Lincolnshire, England. UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 4 Oct 1825  Scamblesby, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    • See marriage entry in Scamblesby Parish Record
    _UID C8BB27870CB3457CA150B6A88EA19ED29FAE 
    Notes 
    • Register of Marriages
      Parish of Scamblesby, County of Lincoln, England

      Marriage of
      William Sowden of the Parish and Eliza Emmerson, spinster of he Parish, were married in this church by Banns with the consent of _______ (no onelisted) this fourth day of October in the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty five.

      By me, B.F. Fowler, Curate

      The marriage was solemnized between William Sowden and Eliza Emmerson in the presence of Mary B___well and James Bray.

      No. 41
      Page 14

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    Children 
     1. Emmerson SNOWDEN,   b. Abt 1826, Scamblesby, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Nov 1909, North Somercotes, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. Eliza SNOWDEN,   b. 1828, Scamblesby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. George SNOWDEN,   b. 1831, Cawkwell, Linconshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1912, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     4. William SNOWDEN,   b. 1834, Cawkwell, Louth, Linconshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Jan 1877, Manby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43 years)
     5. Vilet SNOWDEN,   b. 2 Apr 1838, St. Leonard, South Cockerington, Linconhire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1912, Fulstow, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     6. Emma SNOWDEN,   b. Bef 29 Apr 1838, St. Leonard, South Cockerington, Linconhire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1859, South Cockerington, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 21 years)
     7. Esther SNOWDEN,   b. Abt Mar 1840, Lambcroft Ludberang, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1861, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
     8. Ephraim SNOWDEN,   b. 28 Aug 1842, Sotby, Horncastle, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jun 1921, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     9. Thomas SNOWDEN,   b. Abt Jun 1845, Sotby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1869, Manby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 24 years)
     10. Ellen SNOWDEN,   b. Jun 1847, Raithby, North Somercoates, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. May 1909, Ludford, Louth, Lincolnshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)
     11. Emmela (Emily) SNOWDEN,   b. Abt Sep 1850, North Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1851, North Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 1 years)
    Photos
    St. Mary's Church
Manby, Lincolnshire, England
    St. Mary's Church Manby, Lincolnshire, England
    Known burials at this church are
    Eliza Emerson Snowden
    Marriage Record of William Snowden and Eliza Emmerson--Scamblesby Parish
    Marriage Record of William Snowden and Eliza Emmerson--Scamblesby Parish
    Documents
    Marriage of William Snowden and Eliza Emmerson
Scamblesby Parish, Lincolnshire, England
    Marriage of William Snowden and Eliza Emmerson Scamblesby Parish, Lincolnshire, England
    Married in the Scamblesby Parish Church on the fourth day of October in the year 1825.
    It is interesting that both William and Eliza signed their names and did not use the customary "X" mark. William was an agricultural worker throughout his life, and demonstrated an unusual level of literacy for the day. Eliza's handwriting is quite elegant as well.
    Marriage Record
William Snowden and Eliza Emmerson
    Marriage Record William Snowden and Eliza Emmerson
    Issued after Banns
    4 October 1825
    Note the handwriting of both William and Eliza
    Extraordinary, for agricultural workers of the era
    Burial Records of William and Eliza
    Burial Records of William and Eliza
    Manby, Lincolnshire parish records
    Marriage Registration
Manby Parish Records (Lincolnshire, England)
    Marriage Registration Manby Parish Records (Lincolnshire, England)
    The marriage of William Sowden (Snowden), Bachelor and Eliza Emmerson, Spinster was approved by Banns and performed on the 4th day of October, 1825. Note the handwriting of both William and Eliza near the bottom of the form--which was remarkable given the fact that they were barely 20 years old and lived in rural farming communities. That William spelled his name as Sowden is not unusual, as spelling was phonetic in that era and the name was spelled in several ways.
    Manby Parish Record
1866/7
Burials 282 and 284
    Manby Parish Record 1866/7 Burials 282 and 284
    Record of the burials of William and Eliza Snowden. Record for William contains no forename, but the date shown is correct. Eliza's matches known records

    Williams age, listed as 62, places his birth year at approximately 1803/4. This corresponds to his Christening on November of 1803 in North Reston Parish.
    Family ID F17  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    North Reston, as it appears in 2008.
    North Reston, as it appears in 2008.
    William SNOWDEN
    William SNOWDEN
    The Pluff Pub (Inn)
Taken in 2013
    The Pluff Pub (Inn) Taken in 2013
    This is the pub in which the inquest into the death of William Snowden was held.

    Documents
    Record of the burial of William Snowden
    Record of the burial of William Snowden
    Burial date coincides with death date found in newspaper,
    and inquest record.
    North Reston Parish Record, Lincolnshire, England
Showing entry for baptism of William Snowden
    North Reston Parish Record, Lincolnshire, England Showing entry for baptism of William Snowden
    North Reston, Lincolnshire Parish Records
Baptismal record of William Snowden, 20 November 1803
Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Snowden
    North Reston, Lincolnshire Parish Records Baptismal record of William Snowden, 20 November 1803 Son of Thomas and Elizabeth Snowden

  • Sources 
    1. [S45]

    2. [S253] 1851 England Census--Cockington, Lincolnshire, England, UK--North Ormsby Parish; Louth; Binbrook.

    3. [S251] 1861 England Census--North Somercoates, Lincolnshire, England, UK.

    4. [S545] 1851 England Census--Cawkwell, Louth, Lincolnshire, England, UK.

    5. [S351] Family History, Shirley (Johnson) Berry.

    6. [S273] 1871 England Census--Louth, North Somercoates, Lincolnshire, England.

    7. [S546] 1851 England Census--North Ormsby, Lincolnshire, England, UK.

    8. [S5] England Free BMD Death Index: 1837-1983 .

    9. [S381]