Henry Sneesby was born 17 December 1861 in Grafton, New South Wales, Australia to Joseph Sneesby (1832-1913) and Sophia Papworth (1836-1913) and died 3 February 1914 in Byron Bay, New South Wales, Australia of unspecified causes. He married Louisa Ellem (1861-1948) 2 July 1884 in Woolgoola, New South Wales, Australia. Ancestors are from the United Kingdom.


Offspring of Henry Sneesby and Louisa Ellem (1861-1948)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Mabel Maud Sneesby (1885-1971)
Arthur Henry Sneesby (1887-1924)
Hilder May Sneesby (1889-1986)
Beatrice Sophia Sneesby (c1890-)
Hamilton Ray Sneesby (1895-1957)
Lily Winifred Sneesby (1898-1987)
Elsie Louisa Sneesby (1901-)


The Late Mr. Henry Sneesby.

The late Mr. H. Sneesby, of Brooklet, who died last week, came of an old North Coast family, the parents of which passed out shortly after each other in November last. He was born on the Clarence River in 1861, and remained there till he had attained the age of 22 years, when he came to the Richmond and started cane-growing at Wardell.

After a time he removed from that place, and purchasing Maloney's farm at Bungawalbin, embarked on dairying in partnership with Mr. Chas. Fernance. Later he sold out and went to Fernleigh, where he purchased a farm from Mr. Nonle, which he afterwards sold to Mr. Burnett. From thence he removed to Brooklet, where he resided with his family to the time of his death. He leaves a widow and seven children, two boys and five girls, the youngest being 12 years of age. The deceased gentleman was only 52 years of age. He took ill on Monday night, 27th January, after returning from the Ballina sports, and was removed to the Rivers Hospital, suffering from a knotting of the bowels, against which all that medical skill could do availed nought. He leaves five brothers and six sisters, viz.; John Sneesby (Broadwater), Mrs. Watts (Coraki). Jas. Sneesby (Ballina), Mrs. W. Ellem (Kangaroo Creek), Mrs. J. Bailey (Glenifer), Mrs. Preston (Brooklet), Mr. Sneesby (Cooroy, Q.), Mr. R. Sneesby (Maroochy River, Q.), Mrs. Bland (Ballina), Mr. Sidney Sneesby (Ulmarra), and Mrs. Fostor (Grafton).

The Richmond River Herald and Northern Districts Advertiser, 20 February 1914, page 8

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