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William Snowden (of Gloucester)

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William Snowden (c1809- )

1858 Advert. 'Woof's Patent Paring Plough' Made by William Snowden and also in competition by W. Turner of Barton Street, Gloucester.[1] Three months later Snowden announces he has purchased teh rights and is now the sole maker of 'Woofe's Patent Parer'. Address is Manufactory, Longford, near Gloucester.[2]

1861 Living at Vine Cottage, Longford, Gloucester: William Snowden (age 52 born London), Plough Machine maker. With his wife Jane M. Snowden (age 50 born London). Also his niece Jane A. Cole (age 27 born Cheltenham), Unmarried. Two servants.[3]

1864 Announces he will run an omnibus service between Hucclecote and Gloucester.[4]

1867 Announce he has taken over the Cathedral Tavern, late the Upper George Inn, Westgate Street.[5] In the following year he was before the courts for allowing drunkenness mainly among females. case dismissed.[6]

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Sources of Information

  1. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 17 July 1858
  2. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 09 October 1858
  3. 1861 Census
  4. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 03 December 1864
  5. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 10 August 1867
  6. Gloucester Journal - Saturday 16 May 1868