Agnes Sneddon

Female13 October 1837–

Brief Life History of Agnes

When Agnes Sneddon was born on 13 October 1837, in Bothkennar, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, John Snadan, was 43 and her mother, Mary Fraser, was 50. She lived in Rumford, Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1841 and Stirlingshire, Scotland, United Kingdom in 1851.

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Family Time Line

John Snadan
Mary Fraser
Margaret Sneddon
Walter Snaden
Jane Snaddon
Joseph Snadden
John Snedden
Joseph Sneddon
William Snaddon
Mary Coldwell Sneddon
Catherine Sneddon
James Snedden
Robert Snedden
Agnes Sneddon
David Sneddon

Sources (4)

  • Agnes Sneddon, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Agness Snaddon, "Scotland Census, 1851"
  • Agness Maddon - Scotland Census 1841

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Siblings (13)

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World Events (8)

1838 · Jenners Department Store Opens its doors

Age 1

Jenners was founded by Charles Jenner as a department store for the community. The original building was destroyed by a fire in 1892 but, with a new design in mind, the store was reopened in 1895 with new features. It was named Harrods of the North after it was given Royal Warrant in 1911 and was visited by Queen Elizabeth II on its 150th anniversary. It was sold to the House of Fraser in 2005, which in 2008, made much needed improvements to the store.


Age 6

Dickens A Christmas Carol was first published.

1868 · The Representation of the people (Scotland) Act 1868

Age 31

The Representation of the People (Scotland) Act 1868 was passed by Parliament and allowed for the creation of seven additional Scottish seats in the House of Commons. Along with the seats, Two University constituencies were created. These each returned one member to Parliament.

Name Meaning

Scottish: habitational name from the lands of Sneddon in Paisley (Renfrewshire), from Snawdon in Garvald and Barra (East Lothian), or perhaps from Snawdon near Thirlestane in Lauderdale (Berwickshire). Whichever placename is involved in the surname is ultimately from Old English snāw ‘snow’ + dūn ‘hill’, like the famous Snowdon in Wales. Those in Scotland may be independent coinings and literal descriptions of hills on which snow tended to lie long, but Snowdoun or Snawdoun also belong to a group of Arthurian names, popular in Scotland in the later Middle Ages, and may have been applied as such in the names mentioned and also in the case of the lost Snadown by St. Andrews (Fife). Stirling was regarded as standing on the boundary of the ancient Scottish and British kingdoms, with strong associations with King Arthur, making it possible for King David II to claim to the chronicler Jean Froissart in 1365 that Stirling Castle was the Snowdon of King Arthur. It may be that the placename(s) supplying the surname allude to this potent mythology.

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

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