Charles Snell Chauncy

1789 - 9th Oct 1866

Claimant or beneficiary


  1. Son of Charles Snell of Austin Friars London arm., matriculated St John's Oxford 29 Oct 1807 aged 18: of Dane End Herts., lord of the manor of Little Munden. Charles Snell of Austin Friars (as Charles Snell Chauncey) appears in Rubinstein Vol. 1 [1809/18] as West India merchant, son of William Snell and Martha Chauncey, marrying his cousin Amelia daughter of Nathaniel Chauncey and leaving £125,000.

  2. Brother of Nathaniel Snell Chauncy (q.v.).

  3. Married Elizabeth Beale 9 August 1817 St Marylebone; daughter Elizabeth baptised 14/03/1821 at St Marylebone.

  4. Sheriff of Hertfordshire 29/01/1840.

  5. 17/11/1866 will proven of Charles Snell Chauncy late of Dane End Little Munden in the County of Hertford who died 09/11/1866 at Dane End, effects under £6000 (resworn at the Stamp Office March 1870 under £16,000).


T71/887 British Guiana claim nos. 2316 (Canefields), 2334 (Columbia) and 2340 (Golden Fleece).

  1., Oxford University Alumni, 1715-1886 [database online], from which an approximate birth date is taken. 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.

  2. A History of the county of Hertford: volume 3 (1912) pp. 129-35 [accessed 11/10/2010].

  3., London England Marriages and Banns 1754-1921 [database online];, London, England, Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906 [database online].

  4. London Gazette, Issue 19819, 31/01/1840, p. 197.

  5. National Probate Calendar 1866.

Further Information

Elizabeth Beale (9/8/1817)
Elizabeth (1821-)

Associated Claims (7)

£18,195 0s 8d
£17,896 4s 5d
£21,607 18s 3d
£5,077 15s 4d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£272 12s 3d
£1,952 7s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£2,407 18s 1d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (1)

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
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Firm Investment
Chauncy, Lang
West India merchant  

Relationships (4)

Son → Father
Nephew → Uncle
Grandson → Grandfather

Addresses (1)

Dane End, Little Munden, Hertfordshire, South-east England, England