SNELL, Nicholas (by 1515-77), of Kington St. Michael, Wilts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1509-1558, ed. S.T. Bindoff, 1982
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Family and Education

b. by 1515, o.s. of Richard Snell of Kington St. Michael by Joan, da. of Nicholas Marsh of Easton. m. (1) by 1537, Alice, da. of John Pye of Rowdon, 3s. inc. John 5da.; (2) Mary, da. of William Clevelood of Wilts., s.p. suc. fa. 1547.2

Offices Held

?Servant to abbot of Glastonbury by 1540; commr. relief, Wilts. 1550; j.p. 1554-58/59, q. 1561-d.; servant to earls of Pembroke by 1555-d.; sheriff, Wilts. 1566-7.3


Either Nicholas Snell or his father Richard, a yeoman of the crown, was in the service of the last abbot of Glastonbury. Possibly both men were, for in 1534 the father obt