Jane Snow

Author: Christine Gambles
Date published: 14/10/2020
© Christine Gambles

Jane Snow


Jane was born in Newbury she was the daughter of Benjamin and Martha Snow (nee Purdue) who were married on the 15th August 1795 at St Nicolas Church Newbury. Benjamin was born c1769 in Newbury and Martha was born c1771.

Benjamin and Martha also had the following children:

Mary c1796

Hannah c1797

Twins: John and Charles 1799

George c1804

Martha c1808

Sarah c1809

Elizabeth c1811

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

Jane’s mother Martha died aged 52 in 1823, she was laid to rest on the 28th May at St Nicolas Church Newbury.

In both the 1841 and 1851 census records Jane was recorded living with her father Benjamin at Church Almshouses Newbury. The 1851 census records her as a Needle Woman.

Jane’s father died aged 85 in 1854 he was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 12th January.

The 1861 census records Jane (56), Leather Glove Maker, visiting a Hannah Smith (70), at Almshouses West Mills, Newbury.

The 1871 census records Jane (67), Nurse, living at 23 West Mills Newbury with a Harriet Smith (81), Almswoman

Jane died aged 73 in 1876 she was laid to rest in the Newtown Road Cemetery on the 7th October.


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