Agnes Sneddan

30 July 1870–
Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Agnes

When Agnes Sneddan was born on 30 July 1870, in Shotts, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, William Snadden, was 42 and her mother, Mary Marshall, was 37. She had at least 1 daughter with David McNeill.

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David McNeill
Agnes Sneddan
Elizabeth Marshall McNeill

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World Events (8)

1874 · Patronage abolished in the Church of Scotland.

Age 4

The Church Patronage Act 1874 was passed by Parliament and amended and altered the laws relating to the Appointment of Ministers to Parishes in Scotland. Paragraphs spelled out definitions to prevent the Act being subverted by processes used by Patrons and clarified that the Church of Scotland would decide on the qualifications required for Ministers.

Age 14

Art Nouveau Period (Art and Antiques).
1902 · The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition

Age 32

The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition was organized and led by William Speirs Bruce. Him along with Robert Falcon Scott’s Discovery Expedition completed an exploration of Antarctica. They established the first manned meteorological station, the Orcadas, in 1903 and discovered new land east of the Weddell Sea. The expedition was described as the most cost-effective and carefully planned scientific expedition of the Heroic Age. The Orcadas weather station has been in continuous operation ever since.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish: variant of Sneddon .2 Dutch: occupational name for a cloth cutter or tailor, from Middle Dutch snede ‘cut’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Agnes Sneddon in household of William Sneddon, "Scotland Census, 1871"
  • Agnes Sneddon in household of William Sneddon, "Scotland Census, 1881"
  • Agnes Sneddan, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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