Research on his roots
1851 census states that 68 year old retired ironmonger James was born in Downton, Wiltshire.
findmypast: only possible baptism in 1786 son of Edward and Sarah.
Downton Snelgroves who survived to census times:
- John b1775 m Mary No birth record
- Rowland b1781 m Sophia [Shering of Hale, Hants in 1802] died 1842, shoemaker. Burial Rowland 1783-1842 in Redlynch, Downton, Wiltshire. Will: Daughter Sarah Fisher, Eliza and Elizabeth, sons James and George. Witness William Snelgrove.
- William b1781 m Mary
- Monumental inscription John 1776-1860 m Ann [Ann Tremain in 1798]