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My name is Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith aka Delwyn or Del, and I started this site.

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My surname (father’s family name) is SNAITH (SNAYTHE in old English) from County Durham in the North-East of England. I have traced the family back from Darlington (where I was born) to High and Low Coniscliffe, Witton-le-Wear and finally to Lanchester, all in County Durham, England.

 

I have just had my DNA results back and find that I am:

 

Irish, Scottish, and Welsh  47.6%
English                            32.3%
Finnish                            6.6%
Scandinavian                   5.0%
Ashkenazi Jewish             1.4%
North African                   6.1%
Nigerian                          1.0%

 

The ancestor that I can trace back the furthest is JOHN SNAITH who was born in approximately 1539 in Lanchester. He was born during the 1509-1547 reign of Henry VIII. The information on him is quite vague, but his son GEORGE SNAITH was born in Lanchester on 9 November 1566. George’s son THOMAS W. SNAITH was born on 11 Feb 1593 in Witton-le-Wear, County Durham. He married Mary Anne Hodgson on the 19 June 1590.
 
My mother’s father, REW, came from Bristol, although he was actually born in Bedwellty, Monmouthshire, Wales, in 1877 at his maternal grandparents’ house, who were JOHN SWEET born 1815/16 and MARY SWEET [KING] born in 1814.

My maternal grandmother came from Blaenavon, Monmouthshire, Wales, which is two valleys away from where my grandfather was born.

I was always told by my mother that she had two cousins by the name of FOX who left South Wales to go to America to dabble in films (20th Century). I have NOT found this connection. I have traced the FOXES leaving Wales to go to America, but no further west than Ohio.

My great-great-great- grandfather was ROBERT FOX, born in either 1797 or 1802 in Monmouthshire, Wales.
 

My wife, CELIA SNAITH nee GRACE’s sides of the family is GRACE and McDONAGH.

Her father LEONARD GEORGE GRACE was born in Newhaven, Sussex, England. His ancestors moved around from Chatham to Southampton, before ending up in Newhaven.

Celia’s mother’s family is the McDONAGHS from County Sligo, Ireland. They moved to Scotland (at the time of the potato famine, I think), before moving to the north-east of England, to Bishop Auckland and Darlington.
 
I have also moved around the country a bit. In 1975, CELIA and I moved from Darlington to a village called Toddington, near Luton in Bedfordshire, where our son STUART DAVID SNAITH and our daughter HELEN ELIZABETH SNAITH were born.

In 2012, CELIA and I moved again, to an even smaller village this time, in Norfolk. HELEN lives in Cheshire and STUART has moved to Canada, after marrying a Canadian.

Both CELIA and I are now retired.  We are Parish Councillors and play carpet cowls for the village team.

 

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May 21, 2018
Larry Morland joined another family site: Lindsay Web Site
May 14, 2018
Kris Boots joined another family site: Nyström Web Site
May 12, 2018
Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith published a new version of the Snaith-Grace Family Tree May 2017 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith updated the details of Peter Blamey Johns , Ann Johns , William Johns , Richard Curgenven Johns and 12 other people in family tree Snaith-Grace Family Tree May 2017
Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith added Nora Knight , Harold Knight and Frederick Knight to family tree: Snaith-Grace Family Tree May 2017
May 10, 2018
Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith published a new version of the Snaith-Grace Family Tree May 2017 family tree from the Family Tree Builder
May 08, 2018
Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith updated the details of <Private> Moore , <Private> Moore , Ethel Moore (born Snaith) , Helen Margaurita Hoare (born Barker) and 70 other people in family tree Snaith-Grace Family Tree May 2017
Antony Delwynne Rew Snaith added Catherine Rowe (born Johns) , Sarah Johns , John Johns , Pentecost Johns and 38 other people to family tree: Snaith-Grace Family Tree May 2017
 
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