Benjamin Snow

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 11/02/2021

Benjamin Snow



Benjamin was born in Newbury he married Martha Purdue on the 15th August 1795 at St Nicolas Church Newbury. Martha was born c1771.

Benjamin and Martha had the following children:

Mary c1796

Hannah c1797

Twins: John and Charles c1799

George c1804

Jane c1807

Martha c1808

Sarah c1809

Elizabeth c1811

In the 1815 census of Newbury the family were recorded living at May’s Lane Newbury, Benjamin was recorded as a Gardener.

Martha died aged 52 in 1823 she was buried on the 28th May at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

The 1841 census recorded Benjamin (70), Gardener’s Labourer, living in Church Almshouses Newbury, his daughter Jane was also recorded living with him.

The 1851 census records Benjamin (82), Gardener/Almsman and Jane (45), Needle Woman, living in Church Almshouses Newbury.

Benjamin died aged 85 in 1854 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 12th January





Sources: as above

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