Thomas Albert Humphreys Snook

10 August 1841–3 April 1912 (Age 70)
Bristol, Gloucestershire, England

The Life of Thomas Albert Humphreys

When Thomas Albert Humphreys Snook was born on 10 August 1841, in Bristol, Gloucestershire, England, his father, John Snook, was 48 and his mother, Jane Humphreys, was 38. He married Elizabeth Humphreys on 19 June 1867, in Waimea East, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Horningsham, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom in 1851. He died on 3 April 1912, in Dovedale, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand, at the age of 70, and was buried in Dovedale, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Albert Humphreys Snook
Elizabeth Humphreys
Marriage: 19 June 1867
Walter George Humphreys
Albert Edwin Humphreys Snook
Thomas Frank Snook
Edwin Nelson Snook
Ada Jane Snook
Arthur Sydney Snook
Elizabeth Ella Snook
John Lawrence Snook
John Herbert Snook
William Lawrence Snook

Spouse and Children

19 June 1867
Waimea East, Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.
1854 · The Crimean War

Age 13

The Crimean War was fought between Russia and an alliance of Britain, France, Sardinia and Turkey on the Crimean Peninsula. Russia had put pressure on Turkey which threatened British interests in the Middle East.
1860 · First Taranaki War

Age 19

The First Taranaki War was an armed conflict between the Māori people and the New Zealand Government over rights of land ownership. It was fought by more than 3,500 troops from Australia, as well as over one-thousand Māori. Total losses among the two armies are estimated to be around 440 men. The war ended in a ceasefire, although the British claimed that they had won the war.,

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a projecting piece of land, from Middle English snoke ‘projection’. It is possible that this term was also used as a nickname for someone with a long nose.

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

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Voyage to NZ

Thomas Snook and his sister Ellen left England ,Gravesend on 13th October 1863 in the barque Anne Dymes. and arrived in Nelson New Zealand 3rd March 1864. The length of the voyage, 140 days, caused a …

Sources (3)

  • Thomas Snook in household of John Snook, "England and Wales Census, 1851"
  • Thomas Albert Humphreys Snook, "New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Probate Records, 1843-1998"
  • Thomas Albert Humphreys Snook in entry for John Lawrence Snook, "New Zealand, Civil Records Indexes, 1800-1966"

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