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Name: Henry Snepp

Burial Number: 0309

Gender: Male

Occupation: Vicar; Curate; Clergyman without care of souls;

Born: 01/12/1821

Died: 27/01/1899

Buried: 31/01/1899

Story

Henry was baptised on the 3rd of December 1899, in Cheltenham. His father Thomas, born Salehurst, East Sussex, was described as ‘Esq.’ at his son’s baptism. Henry’s mother was Ann, nee Wakeman.
Snepp may be a surname derived from Snape. It is an unusual surname in the UK, but much more common these days in the USA. There was an extensive Snepp family in and around East Sussex in the 19th century.

At the 1841 census Henry was described as a Student of Divinity, and was living in the Parish of St Mary Magdalen, in Hastings.
He matriculated in 1841, from Magdalen Hall, Oxford, as an MA. In 1843 he was living in Weston Villas, in Birchfield, Birmingham. This is about 12 miles from Bilston, where later on Rev Snepp was Vicar.
Henry and Julia (Hofman) were married in the Parish of ‘MaryLebone’ in May 1846. Henry was then of the Holy Trinity Church, Brompton. His father, Thomas, was deceased. Julia’s father was Peter Hofman. Both fathers were given the rank or profession of ‘Esq.’ Thomas Snepp had been an Officer in the Navy.
Julia’s parents, Peter and Margaret, were married in 1824 in Rochester, Kent. Peter was born in Amsterdam, and had been married before, in Amsterdam. Margaret, nee Curry, was probably from Kent. Julia was their only child.

In 1851 Henry and Julia were living in Stroud, where Henry was Curate of Painswick. They had a one-year-old daughter, Julia, a Cook and a Housemaid.

Rev. Snepp was the Vicar of St Mary, Bilston from 1866-72, and of St Luke, Bilston, from 1872 to1880. In 1868, the living of St Mary’s was worth £300 per year – ‘with a handsome and commodious residence’ -, and was in the gift of the Bishop of Lichfield.
At the 1871 census, at St Mary’s Vicarage in Bilston, were Henry, Julia, with daughters Julia Emily, aged 20, Louisa Rose and Lucy Emily. They had two Domestic Servants.
The couple had five children. One son, John, lived less than a year. Two of their daughters died aged about 12, and a third at 28. Sadly a typical Victorian family.
Julia Emily lived into her eighties. She was married, in 1875, to Robert Scott, a Widower, her marriage witnessed by her parents. (The couple went on to have six children, all of whom had lengthy lives.)
In 1881 the Snepp family was living in Handsworth, in Staffordshire, with Rose, now 26, and a Cook. Henry was described as ‘a Clergyman Without Care of Souls’. (Handsworth is about 23 miles from Bilston.0
In 1891 Reverend Snepp, now retired, and Julia, were living in a Lodging House in Euston Place, Leamington
In 1899 they were living at ‘Lynwood’, in Shelley Road.

Rev Snepp’s Burial was conducted by Ernest Snepp, Rector of Edmondsham, Dorset. When Julia died, Ernest conducted her funeral as Rector of Aston Sandford, in Bucks. Edward was Rev Henry Snepp’s nephew.

Researcher: Liz Lane

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: NWS Row: 1 Plot: 11

Exact Location (what3words): struck.twice.venue

Ashes or Urn: Unknown

Headstone

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Inscription:

In memory of Henry Thomas Snepp sometime Vicar of St Mary's and St Luke's Bilston. Born December 1st 1821 died January 27th 1899. Also of Julia wife of the above born March 29th 1826 died Jany 23rd 1901 "I know that my redeemer liveth. Peace, perfect peace"

Further Information

Birth

Name: Henry Thomas Snepp

Gender: Male

Born: 01/12/1821

Town: Cheltenham

County: Gloucestershire

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name: Not applicable

Marriage Date: /5/1846

Spouse First Name: Julia

Spouse Last Name: Hofman

Town of Marriage: Marlow

County of Marriage: London

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 27/01/1899

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Lynwood

Address line 3: Shelley Roadq

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England

Obituary

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Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information

1841

At the 1841 census Henry was described as a Student of Divinity, and was living in the Parish of St Mary Magdalen, in Hastings.

1851

In 1851 Henry and Julia were living in Stroud, where Henry was Curate of Painswick. They had a one-year-old daughter, Julia, a Cook and a Housemaid.

1871

At the 1871 census, at St Mary’s Vicarage in Bilston, were Henry, Julia, with daughters Julia Emily, aged 20, Louisa Rose and Lucy Emily. They had two Domestic Servants.
The couple had five children. One son, John, lived less than a year. Two of their daughters died aged about 12, and a third at 28. Sadly a typical Victorian family.

1881

In 1881 the Snepp family was living in Handsworth, in Staffordshire, with Rose, now 26, and a Cook. Henry was described as ‘a Clergyman Without Care of Souls’. (Handsworth is about 23 miles from Bilston.0

1891

In 1891 Reverend Snepp, now retired, and Julia, were living in a Lodging House in Euston Place, Leamington

Miscellaneous Information

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