Snelgrove Tree

James Snelgrove c1782-1863 born Downton, Wiltshire moved to Exeter where all his offspring born. Many of the family remained in Devon. In 1805 a James Snelgrove of the Wiltshire Militia married Anna Hatch at Plymouth St Andrews. An Ann Hatch was baptised in 1791 in Clawton, Devon to John and Mary Hatch. She could have been a few years old when she was baptised, otherwise she was 14 when they married.

Surnames of cousins who share your DNA

  • + Anna [Hatch?] c1782-1842. The use of surname Hatch as a middle name occurs a number of times so was Anna’s maiden name Hatch?  Anna’s family a brick wall.
  • Thomas William Snelgrove 1815-1874
    • Elizabeth Back 1811-1872 a dress maker born c.1811 Hatherleigh, Devon on 24 March 1837.  Cabinet maker in 1861. In 1865 Thomas was imprisoned for two months for “Felony after a previous conviction for felony” (assume same Thomas William Snellgrove)
    • Henry Snelgrove 1840-? in 1851 census with mother may have died 1872.
    • Hannah “Anna” Hatch Snelgrove 1845-1876 in 1851 census with mother,
      • Thomas Ridson in 1867. Daughter
      • Ellen Ridson 1868-?
    • Elizabeth Hatch Snelgrove 1849-1913 [1851 census with mother]
      • +Samuel Mitchell 1843-,
      • Amy Maud Mitchell 1884-1967 m
        • +Hubert John S Lewis,
        • Marjorie Toland Lewis 1912-1985 m
          • +Stanley Kitson 1908-1982, son
          • Roger Kitson.
      • In 1911 census Elizabeth Hatch Mitchell had had 9 children, 5 still alive
    • Thomas Snelgrove 1851- on findmypast may have married
      • +Emily Gaylard in 1874 who died after daughter
      • Mabel Edith Snelgrove was born.
  • James Robert Snelgrove bpt 1817 parents James and Hannah with parents in 1841 died 17 January 1846. His grave is in St David’s Church Cemetery.
  • Kingsland Snelgrove bpt 6 Feb 1820 parents James and Ann died 1875 Newton Abbot 1861 Kingsland Attorney at Law. Married in 1849
    • +Emma Ann Yarde born Chudleigh, Devon abt 1827 probably died Eastbourne 1915, probate £1568, nothing of interest in record.  Daughter of Major Hugh Henry Yarde 1773-1842 and his second wife Ann Bond who lived in Chudleigh. 1841: Emma probably at school in Heavitree. Major Yarde in Indian Army, died 1842 pension then paid to Mrs Ann Yarde who died in 1870 executor Kingsland Snelgrove!  Plaque to Major and Ann in Chudleigh church. Kingsland’s Probate record “Effects under £1,500. The Will of Kingsland Snelgrove late of Dawlish in the County of Devon who died 24 March 1875 at Hope Cottage Dawlish was proved at Exeter by Bartholomew Charles Gidley of the City of Exeter and Henry Jacobs of Newton Abbot in the said County Gentlemen the Executors.”
    • Edith Ann Snelgrove born c.1857 married in 1878 in Newton Abbot
      • +Ralph Yarde Watts 1854-1878 clay merchant born Ilsington, Devon. According to 1911 census 2 offspring, both alive. 1881 in Wolbrorough with daughter
      • Juanita Yarde Watts b.1879 and in 1891 also with
      • Lionel Kingsland Watts b.1882.
  • John Hatch Snelgrove bpt 1822 parents James and Anna died 1895. With his parents in 1841.
    • + Ann Elizabeth Watts in 1850 in Madras, India. In 1871 census John Snelgrove’s wife Ann E was born in Madras c. 1835. Elsewhere Ann born 1835 to Joseph and Sophia.Census do not say what John did in India until in 1901 Ann is described as an oil vendor’s widow.  After returning to Exeter he was a pensioner, labourer and when 68 a newsman while his unmarried son James was a labourer.  Their grandson Fredrick A was living with them in 1881 and 1891. Ann died in 1916.
    • James W Snelgrove born c 1850 in India did not marry
    • Sophia Snelgrove 1855-1935 born in India
      • + brushmaker John Brearley or Brealey in Exeter in 1878 and are with 6 children in 1911.
    • Charles Albert  Snelgrove 1857-1941 born  in India.  Brushmaker
      • Ellen Adams in 1880. 1911 census Ellen stated that she had 12 children born alive, 6 of whom died.  Arthur, Jessie, Florence, William, Ernest, Frederick and twins Beatrice and Gertrude mentioned in censuses.
  • Bertha Snelgrove c1825-1899 described as a female servant about 15yr in 1841 census.
  • Frances Snelgrove c1832-1882  Looks as if Frances had an illegitimate daughter  Edith born c 1865 and was ‘cast out’ by her family.  Interestingly there was a Edith Frances Snellgrove registered in Greenwich, London in 1865 who seems to disappear but GRO indexes show her mothers maiden name was Templeton. On the census returns Edith is always born in Exeter.  Frances and Edith they were living in Exeter Workhouse at the time of the 1871 census.  Frances is there without Edith in 1881.
    • + no marriage
    • Edith Snelgrove 1867-1937(?) 1881 and 1891 census Servant in Exeter; 1901 servant in Dunchideock, Devon; 1911 cook and servant in Exmouth (Littleham parish)