Jacob Snicket is the father of Lemony, Kit and Jacques Snicket, and the grandfather of Beatrice Snicket, but not much else is known of him. He could be "E" on the family tree, which would imply that E is his first initial and Jacob may be his middle name, therefore his full name may be E. Jacob Snicket. But it is also possible that Snicket is his married name, and E is his wife.


In The Carnivorous Carnival, Olivia Caliban mentions that before seeking to steal the Baudelaire and Quagmire fortunes, Count Olaf sought to steal the Snicket fortune; and in The Hostile Hospital, reference is made to the "Snicket fires". Since both the Baudelaire and Quagmire parents were killed by arsonists in their respective mansions, Jacob and his wife may have died in a parallel fire to Snicket mansion.

In The Hostile Hospital, Lemony likens the "mournful melody" of a pipe organ sonata played in the Cathedral of the Alleged Virgin to a soothing tune Jacob used to sing while dishwashing. Jacob and his wife are described as wealthy, living in a mansion and having enough means to buy silver cribs and silk diapers (though Snicket expressly states they would "never have indulged" in such spending). Jacob is described as having worried when Jacques, Kit, and Lemony were abducted by V.F.D. to be initiated as neophytes.

He played bridge.[1] He is also friends with the cheesemakers who lived at Valorous Farms Dairy.[2]

Possibly known as both Jake and E[3], Jacob's wife has either an unknown name or has the initial E.


  • He is one of the multiple characters with the initials J.S.



  1. Lemony says in Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography that he has a long-time bridge partner
  2. PROSE: Lemony Snicket: The Unauthorized Autobiography
  3. He was known as 'Jake' to his bridge partner, but the family tree lists him as 'E' and Lemony states that he was known by another name to his bridge partner, implying both were used.