The son of a clergyman, Sneyd Davies was educated at Eton (1724-29) before being admitted as a scholar to King's College Cambridge (B.A. 1732, Fellow 1732, M.A. 1737, D.D. 1759). He was chaplain to Cornwallis, Bishop of Lichfield, was Canon and Master of St. John's Hospital, Rector of Kingsland, Hereford (1732) and Archdeacon of Derby (1755-69). With Thomas Seward, father of Anna, he was a canon of Lichfield Cathedral. There is an extensive memoir by George Hardinge in John Nichols's Illustrations (1817-58).
Poems in A collection of poems [by John Whaley]. 1732.
Poems in A collection of original poems and translations [by John Whaley]. 1745.