CFHS code : HT139

Parish : Holy Trinity

Inscription : In Loving Memory of my dear husband HARRY EDWIN SNAREY b August 14th 1870 d May 9 1920 also MARY ANN wife of H E SNAREY d May 21st 1934 aged 72

Monument : Kerb stones

Above information from Cambridge Family History Society Survey



Harry Edwin Snarey (14 August 1870 – 9 May 1920)

Harry was born in Chesterton and baptised there on 18 September 1870. He was the son of Richard Turnell Snarey (1845-1922) and Adelia Amanda (née Doughty) (1846-1930). It is uncertain what happened to his parents marriage, but Richard emigrated to Australia where he worked as a miner, and died in Queensland in 1922.   There is no census record of them living at the same address.

In 1881 Harry was living with his mother and four siblings at 17 Corn Exchange Street, and Adelia was working as a dressmaker. By 1891 the family had moved to 33 Grafton Street and Harry was working as a whitesmith. He married Mary Ann Pedley in 1893 in Peterborough and they lived at Earl Street,  6 City Road (at least 1908 -1913) and 42 Hobson Street (1914 onwards). In 1911 he was documented as being an ironmonger’s warehouseman. Harry died at home after a ‘long and painfull illness’.  The report of his funeral in the Cambridge Daily News said that ‘he was employed by Mr. Vail at Post Office terrace for about 33 years, and was for 24 years connected with the staff of the New Theatre’.

Mary Ann Snarey (née Pedley)  (1861 – 21 May 1934)

Mary was born in Haddenham and was the daughter of Joseph and Agnes Pedley.  She grew up in Haddenham where her father was an agricultural labourer and in 1881 was working in Cambridge as a servant for widow Maria Howard and her daughter Katherine. Mary died at Mill Road Infirmary and her funeral took place on 23 May 1934.



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Harry Edwin Snarey; Mary Ann Snarey