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Name: William Sneath

Burial Number: 1211

Gender: Male

Occupation: Carting contractor

Born: 00/00/1869

Died: 12/10/1925

Buried: 15/10/1925


William Sneath was born in Clapham Common, London, in 1869, the son of William Sneath, Snr. 26yrs, Labourer, and Mary Ann Sneath, 28yrs. He was 1 of 7 children.

William was a general labourer in his twenties, and throughout his working life he changed occupation at least 4 times, from labourer to coalman to car man and finally to a carting contractor.

During all these changes he was living as a lodger with Joseph Overton and his wife, Martha, they had a different London address at every census over 40 years and eventually retired to Worthing, Sussex, living at Thornsley, Milton Street, in 1921. William never married.

Joseph Overton and William Sneath both died in 1925, the former in January and William on 12th October, aged 57yrs, unusually for unrelated people, they shared the same grave, with Martha joining them on her death in 1950.

Researcher: Maggi Martin

The Grave

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Location in Cemetery

Area: SES Row: 8 Plot: 23

Exact Location (what3words): remedy.casual.booth

Ashes or Urn: Unknown



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In loving memory of Joseph Overton died 28th January 1925 aged 62 also of Martha Overton died 20th January 1950 aged 82 also William Sneath died 12th October 1925 aged 57 "At rest"

Further Information


Name: William Sneath

Gender: Male

Born: 00/00/1869

Town: Clapham

County: London

Country: England


Maiden Name: Not applicable

No marriage information is available for this burial record.

Information at Death

Date of Death: 12/10/1925

Cause of death: Unknown

Address line 1: Thornsley

Address line 3: Milton Street

Town: Worthing

County: Sussex

Country: England


No obituary has been entered.

Personal Effects

Money left to others: No value recorded

Current value of effects: Not calculated

Census Information


Living at 16, Whites Square, Clapham, London. William Sneath, Hd. 28yrs, Labourer, wife, Mary Ann, 30yrs, 4 children, Mary Ann, 8yrs, Eliza, 7yrs, William, 2yrs, and Henry, 2months.


Living at 38, Whites Square, Clapham, London. William Sneath, Hd. 40yrs, Labourer, wife, Mary Ann, 38yrs, Laundress, 7 children, John 20yrs, Charles, 18yrs, Maryann, 14yrs, all servants, Thomas, 11yrs, William, 9yrs, Eliza, 6yrs, and Elizabeth, 4yrs.


Living at 3, Richmond Place, Lambeth, London. Joseph Overton, Hd. 29yrs, General Dealer, wife, Martha, 25yrs, daughter, Martha, 7yrs, sister-in-law, Susie Huntingdon, 17yrs, boarder, William Sneath, 23yrs, General Labourer.


Living at 28, Brandon Street, Clapham, London. Joseph Overton, 38yrs, Florist/Gardener, wife, Martha, 37yrs, daughter, Martha, 17yrs, boarders, Harry Clifton, 5yrs, and William Sneath, 30yrs, Coalman.


Living at 5, Clifton Street, Wandsworth, London. Joseph Overton, 49yrs, Florist, wife, Martha, 47yrs, lodger, William Sneath, 45yrs, Carman /Contractor.


Living at Thornsley, Milton Street, Worthing, Sussex, Joseph Overton, Hd. 59yrs, Retired Florist, wife, Martha, 56yrs, Home Duties, granddaughter, Gladys Reynolds, 6yrs, boarder, William Sneath, 54yrs, Retired Carting Contractor, boarder, Philip Jopson, 54yrs, Retired Bengal Police Inspector, visitor, Elizabeth Sneath, 60yrs, General Domestic Servant.

Miscellaneous Information

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