Nathaniel Snell

13th Jul 1765 - 1840

Claimant or beneficiary


London merchant and partner in George Baillie and Co. (q.v.) and then in Lang, Turing and Co., a predecessor of Chauncy, Lang (q.v.). Son of William Snell (1719-1779) and hence brother of Charles Snell Chauncey ne Snell (d. 1809, q.v.), and uncle of Nathaniel Snell Chaunc[e]y and Charles Snell Chauncy (each of whom q.v.).

  1. Born 13/07/1765. A Nathaniel Snell married Catherine Anne otherwise Anne Thornton at St Marylebone 13/12/1828.

  2. Death of Nathaniel Snell registered Brighton Q1 1840; burial at All Saints Edmonton aged 75 14/03/1840; Will of Nathaniel Snell of Gloucester Place proved 01/04/1840. The will describes John Snell (q.v.) as his half-brother, Charles Snell Chauncy (ne Snell) as his brother and Charles Snell Chauncy as his nephew and Nathaniel Snell Chauncy as his nephew and godson. He left to the two latter men his plantation called Mount William or Dussablon [?] in Grenada including the services of any apprentices upon it, as tenants in common, provided they paid his estate £3000.


T71/891 Tobago claim nos. 2 (Kilgwyn) and 68 (Nutmeg Grove); T71/880 Grenada claim no. 682 (Mount William).

William D. Rubinstein, Who were the rich? A biographical dictionary of British wealth-holders Volume One 1809-1839 (London, Social Affairs Unit, 2009) reference 1809/18.

  1. Boyd's Inhabitants of London & Family Units 1200-1946 [database online]., London, England, Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921 [database online].

  2. FreeUKGen, England and Wales Free BMD Database, Deaths, 1837-1983 [database online];, London, England, Deaths and Burials, 1813-1980 [database online] (where he is described as Kemp Town (deleted) 59 Marine Parade Brighthelmstone (deleted)); PROB 11/1926/231.

Further Information

Catherine Anne

Associated Claims (3)

£3,271 12s 9d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,952 7s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,407 18s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (4)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1794 [EA] - 1802 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
- 1804 [LA] → Mortgage Holder
1779 [SY] - 1840 [EY] → Owner

Left to Nathaniel Snell by his father William Snell senior in the latter's will, proved in 1779

1797 [EA] - 1797 [LA] → Mortgage Holder

Legacies Summary

Commercial (2)

Other partner
Chauncy, Lang
West India merchant  
Other partner
George Baillie & Co.
West India merchant  

Relationships (9)

Business partners
Business partners
Uncle → Nephew
Uncle → Nephew
Son → Father
Business partners

Addresses (1)

24 Gloucester Place, London, Middlesex, London, England