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AuntySherlock Report 17 Apr 2009 22:44

Is it ethical for me to copy and paste the google into this thread. It is public information isn't it. Anyone can view it.

Ah too bad if it's not, I'll just plead temporary insanity. Here it is

SNEATH Samuel Pris M 34 M Labourer Norwich-Norfolk, City Gaol St Giles Road ... I have more details, All Saints Parish, ... -

Go for it Elaine, might be a lead.


Netty Report 17 Apr 2009 23:24

Well, this may answer one question, daughter she is !

Florence Victoria Sneath Pedigree

Birth: 02 JAN 1878 , Dublin, Ireland


Father: Samuel Sneath Family
Mother: Eliza Eyars Sneath

Source Information:
Batch No.: Dates: Source Call No.: Type: Printout Call No.: Type:

C011947 Film


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Click ADD REPLY button - not this link! Report 17 Apr 2009 23:29

Is this another:

Births Sep 1882
Sneath Violet Stowers Hartlepool 10a 134


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1901 England Census
about Violet Suow
Name: Violet Suow
Age: 18
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1883
Relation: Granddaughter
Gender: Female
Where born: West Hartlepool
Civil Parish: Holy Trinity
Ecclesiastical parish: St Matthew
County/Island: Yorkshire
Country: England
Registration district: Hull
Sub registration district: Myton
ED, institution, or vessel: 14
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 101
Household Members:
Name Age
Eliza Suow 51 Framingham, Norfolk
Violet Suow 18


Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 17 Apr 2009 23:34

Netty, Rose & Val, well done girls!

Elaine, will you also get the certificate of possible sister Violet as well as marriage cert of poss sister Florence?


Netty Report 18 Apr 2009 00:29

Brilliant Rose / val, I think Elaine will be pleased with the extra info found tonight. I see that Eliza is a widow, living on own means on the 1901 Rose, what a shame, it would have been nice to see hubby there too. I have looked for Eliza / Violet on the 1891 but nothing as yet. Still, tomorrows another day.

Elaine, i think you're gonna need a lottery win for all these certs lol.

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Here's another cert. to buy:

Deaths Dec 1904
Snow Eliza 54 Hull 9d 212


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Eliza in 1851?

1851 England Census
about Eliza Ayers
Name: Eliza Ayers
Age: 1
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1850
Relation: Daughter
Father's Name: William
Mother's Name: Ann
Gender: Female
Where born: Framingham Pigot, Norfolk, England
Civil Parish: Framingham Pigot
County/Island: Norfolk
Country: England
Registration district: Henstead
Sub registration district: Humbleyard
ED, institution, or vessel: 9
Neighbors: View others on page
Household schedule number: 47
Household Members:
Name Age
William Ayers 36
Ann Ayers 38
Ann Ayers 14
Henry Ayers 12
Elizabeth Ayers 4
Eliza Ayers 1
Joanna Ayers 70



lainie39 Report 18 Apr 2009 10:40

Selena, Val, Netty and Rose - what treasures you all are!!

Yes, I AM well please with all this information and yes, I WILL need to win the lottery to buy all of the certs - however, I cannot leave it without doing so. Once you get the bug to find out - it doesnt let you go!!

I will let you all know information from the certs when they arrive [if you are interested?] after all the hard work you have all put in for me it is the very least I can do. I am sure that they will just confirm what you have all suggested though. Samuel was a very 'busy' man!

I now have Eliza's family too - so this is another thread that I could follow. Thank you all so much!

however, I do have bad news - I have just followed Val's advice to email the contact regarding further info on Samuel Snr and his incarceration - and have received an 'undeliverable mail' notification. I will get onto the site and see if I can leave a message anywhere for this person.


ps/ if i ever decide to set up a detective agency - would you all like a job?


Netty Report 18 Apr 2009 11:21

Yes please Elaine, i'd love to hear about the information on the certificates, when they arrive.

Netty x.


Madmeg Report 23 Apr 2009 22:22

Wow, everyone has worked wonders while I have been away on holiday. Need to absorb it all.

Back on the trail.



Madmeg Report 6 May 2009 00:45

Elaine, can you summarise all the evidence so far and explain any gaps. Or perhaps you have solved it all.


Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 6 May 2009 10:13

Hello Elaine, did you get Florence's marriage certificate yet?


lainie39 Report 8 May 2009 12:33

Hi Selena - Hi Maggie,

Sorry to have kept you in 'suspence' - I have too been away on hols and couldnt wait to get back to receive the certs.

I ordered the certs you all thought would help me - and they are as follows: [please forgive me if I seem to have lost the plot a little-it seems ages since last looking at all of this!]

the witness Florence on the marriage cert does indeed appear to be Samuel's daughter/Margaret May's sister. Florence's marriage cert gives her name as Stowers Sneath Snow and of course her fathers names are the same. Florence did marry a Thomas Henry Poole who was an 'artist' the same as his father and Florence's father. Florence was 22 at the time of her marriage-so this certainly fits with the the birth date in Dublin.

Violet Stowers Sneath Snow is a witness on the marriage cert of her sister. Her birth cert gives her names as Violet Snowers - but her father is Samuel Stowers Sneath and mother Eliza Sneath [formerley NOT Ayers but Wilson? - handwriting on cert is diff to read, but it is definately not Ayers!]. On this cert his occupation is vocalist.

The death cert I ordered for Eliza Snow cannot be the correct one as she is recorded as the widow of an Edward Snow.

I think that it covers the basic info from the certs - but if I have missed anything out that is vital-please ask!!!

Maggie - I hope that this gives you an update - if you have a questions please ask.

oh - did I tell you all that I emailed [in desperation!] the Norfolk Family History society to ask if they knew of pat@gilhayward who invited contact to find out more about Samuel Sneath Snr and his stay in prison [just a stab in the dark] and they have emailed me and given me an email link to an achive of partial records and a contact for the Norfolk records office to find out if they have details - will let you know if I find out any further info re this



Madmeg Report 8 May 2009 23:36

So you have Wilsons to investigate now? It never ends, does it?



Madmeg Report 8 May 2009 23:53

Hey Elaine, this has been really exciting. So what do you think Samuel was really called? Sneath, Stowers, Snow - or all three names!. Definitely a showman, just like my Hilton Horton Bertram De Cardonel Rodgers. I think he played in a brass band and felt the need to have a new name. He is actually buried with all that rigmarole - on his own. What name did his ancestors use, surely they settled on one of them.

Have you found the jailbird yet, I found him early on, I recall you questioning me on that.

Nothing like a good mystery to keep us all alert!




lainie39 Report 9 May 2009 14:06

Hi Magie,

I think that he was really just plain old Sneath. Like your relative, it seems that they believed that with names, more is better! and as you say, particulary in show business. You can just hear them announcing them cant you, like on the old music hall programme from TV.

I have only managed to find out that he had daughters - so far - so of course when they married the name disappears [unless they keep it as middle names like Florence Victoria Stowers Sneath Snow!!]

I still have no further details on the jailbird and what crime he committed - although if his son is anything to go by it will probably be a crime of fraud or something - maybe he was a debtor? [then, as now, crimes involving money are taken very seriously!] If I do ever find out details, I will be sure to post them on this thread!!!

I am spending the day at a library on Thursday, investigating Samuel's daughter's father in law. Apparently he was a 'prominent' man in his local community - but I cannot find out why!!!

You couldnt write some of these story-lines in a book - no one would believe you!!

I love a good mystery - even better when it is [was] real life!

Elaine x

Selena in South East London

Selena in South East London Report 9 May 2009 17:02

Have you found his marriage to Eliza? Have you found deaths for Samuel or Eliza?


lainie39 Report 9 May 2009 17:21

Hi Selena,

i havent yet found the marriage of Eliza and Samuel. I did order a death cert for an Eliza Snow, but it seems that it is not the right Eliza - as she is recorded to be the widow of Edward Snow.

i havent yet found the death of Samuel.



Netty Report 9 May 2009 19:47

Hi Elaine, thank you for the update, i think i'm gonna have to have a slow read through all the info again, take it all in nice and slowly lol.