Walter Snell

Walter Snell was christened 5th of December 1724, Bovey Tracey, Devon, England. He was married to Sarah Crewys (see note below) on 24th of October 1751 at Moreton Hampstead, Devon. His parents were Christopher Snell and Elizabeth Sainthill.

Their daughter was Agnes Snell (christened at Bovey Tracey 17 January 1756); married George Lambshead (born 1743) at Bovey Tracey, 20 November 1781.

NETHEREX, in the hundred of Hayridge and in the deanery of Cadbury, lies about five miles from Exeter.

The manor belonged to the family of Crewes, or Cruwys, in the reign of Henry II., and in the middle of the thirteenth century was divided among the co-heiresses of that family. At a later period, it was successively in the families of Limpany, Hurst, and Martyn. The Netherex estate is now the property of George Peter Martyn Young, Esq., having been bequeathed to his father by William Clifford Martyn, Esq., who died in 1769. No manerial rights have of late been exercised. The Berrys, of Berry Narbor, had formerly a small manor in this parish, which was sold by them to the Bampfyldes. The family of Milford had a considerable estate in Netherex, which passed by marriage to Kett, and is now the property of George Kett, Esq., of Brook House, in Norfolk. Netherex is a chapel or daughter-church to Rewe. This parish has some interest in the almshouse at Clist, founded by Henry Burrowes.