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Name: Julia Snepp

Burial Number: 0350

Gender: Female

Born: 29/03/1826

Died: 23/01/1901

Buried: 26/01/1901

Story

Julia (Hofman) was born in Newington and baptised in St Mary, Newington.

Julia’s parents, Peter and Margaret Hofman, were married in 1824 in Rochester, Kent. He was 56, and Margaret in her 30s. Peter was born in Amsterdam, and had been married before, in Amsterdam. His first wife died in London in 1823, leaving him with two daughters. Margaret, nee Curry, was probably from Kent. Julia was their only child. Peter died in 1829.

 

Julia married Henry Snepp in the Parish of ‘MaryLebone’ in May 1846. Henry was then of the Holy Trinity Church, Brompton. His father, Thomas, was deceased. Both fathers were given the rank or profession of ‘Esq.’ Thomas Snepp had been an Officer in the Navy.

 

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.)

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 died in 1899  and his burial was conducted by Ernest Snepp, Rector of Edmondsham, Dorset. When Julia died at Lynwood, Rev. Ernest Snepp conducted her funeral as Rector of Aston Sandford, in Bucks. Ernest was Rev Henry Snepp’s nephew.

Probate was given to Julia Ann Isabella Scott.

 

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: Julia Snepp

Gender: Female

Born: 29/03/1826

Town: Newington

County: Surrey

Country: England

Marriage

Maiden Name:Hofman

Marriage Date: 23/5/1846

Spouse First Name: Henry

Spouse Second Name: Thomas

Spouse Last Name: Snepp

Town of Marriage: Marylebone

County of Marriage: Middlesex

Country of Marriage: England

Information at Death

Date of Death: 23/01/1901

Cause of death: Unknown

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

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.

1861

Living at Perry Parsonages, Handsworth, Staffordshire – Charles B Snepp, 37yrs, Incumbent of St Johns, Perry Bar; Julia A Snepp, 30yrs; Julia A Snepp, 11yrs, Niece; Jane Platt, 58yrs, Visitor, House Servant; Martha Ward, 30yrs, House Servant; Caroline Hanson, 25yrs, House Servant; Rosa Watts, 19yrs, House Servant; Fanny Lane, 17yrs, House Servant; William Burry, 29yrs, Coachman; William Sandworth, 19yrs, Agricultural Servant;

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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