Elizabeth Symonds

F, b. 1768, d. 9 December 1832
     Elizabeth Symonds was born in 1768. She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Mary Ann Noble. Elizabeth Symonds married Rev. Henry Heigham, son of Pell Heigham, on 13 July 1790 in St. James's Church, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.1,2 Elizabeth Symonds died on 9 December 1832.3 She was buried on 17 December 1832 in Hunston, Suffolk.

Children of Elizabeth Symonds and Rev. Henry Heigham

Citations

  1. [S451] John Venn, Gonville and Caius 1349-1897, Vol. 2, p. 109.
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Heigham descendants.
  3. [S81] Burke, Landed Gentry, 1855 ed. p. 542.
  4. [S89] Family Search, England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991.
  5. [S567] James Alexander Manning, Lives of the Speakers, p. 213.

Eric Jermyn Symonds1

M, b. circa 1908
     Eric Jermyn Symonds was born circa 1908 in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.1 He was the son of Thomas Edward Symonds and Violet May Gass.1

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.

Florence Emma Mary Symonds1

F, b. 21 November 1856, d. 17 May 1926
     Florence Emma Mary Symonds was born on 21 November 1856 in Exmouth, Devon.2,3 She was the daughter of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Prestwood Mary Wolrige.2 Florence Emma Mary Symonds married Col. Francis Seymour Allen, son of Seymour Phillips Allen and Lady Catherine Fellows, on 10 January 1878 in St. James's, Plymouth.1 Florence Emma Mary Symonds died on 17 May 1926 in Redcliffe Gardens, London, at the age of 69.4

Children of Florence Emma Mary Symonds and Col. Francis Seymour Allen

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Standard, January 15, 1878.
  2. [S218] 1861 British Census, Devon. St Mary.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, 29 November 1856.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  5. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of Francis Seymour Allen.

Francis Herbert Malet Symonds1

M, b. 16 July 1881, d. September 1902
     Francis Herbert Malet Symonds was born on 16 July 1881 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.1 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Maria Louisa Cottam.2 Francis Herbert Malet Symonds was baptised on 10 August 1881 at St. Helier, Jersey.1 He appeared in the 1901 census at Stratford on Avon. As a boarder and a pupil of the Rev. Alfred J.P. Field, a Church of England Clergyman. Frank is noted as being feeble minded.3 He was probably the Frank Herbert Symonds aged 20 whose death was registered in the quarter ending September 1902 in the Alcester, Warwickshire registration district.4

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://search.jerseyheritage.org/wwwopacx/wwwopac.ashx
  2. [S94] 1891 British Census.
  3. [S121] 1901 British Census.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Civil Registration Death Index, 1837-1915.

Gerard Heliabird Sinclair Symonds1

M, b. June 1912, d. 6 September 1968
     His birth was registered in the quarter ending June 1912 in the Islington, London registration district.1 Gerard Heliabird Sinclair Symonds was the son of Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds and Florence Anaise Le Gallais.1 Gerard Heliabird Sinclair Symonds emigrated in 1927 to Queensland, Australia.2 He married Eileen May Hammond in 1936 in Sydney, New South Wales.3 Gerard Heliabird Sinclair Symonds died on 6 September 1968 in Newtown, New South Wales, at the age of 56.4,5

Child of Gerard Heliabird Sinclair Symonds and Eileen May Hammond

Citations

  1. [S120] Free BMD.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Australia, Queensland, Immigration indexes, 1864-1940.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/…
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, https://familyhistory.bdm.nsw.gov.au/lifelink/familyhistory/…
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Sydney Morning Herald, 9 September 1968.

Harry Gordon Symonds1

M, b. circa 1879, d. 5 March 1916
     Harry Gordon Symonds was born circa 1879 in St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands.1 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Maria Louisa Cottam.1 Harry Gordon Symonds died on 5 March 1916 in Pas de Calais, France, serving as a private in the 11th Bn. The Middlesex Regiment. His name appears on the Loos Memorial. The Memorial forms the side and back of Dud Corner Cemetery, and commemorates over 20,000 officers and men who have no known grave, who fell in the area from the River Lys to the old southern boundary of the First Army, east and west of Grenay. Loos-en-Gohelle is a village 5 kilometres north-west of Lens, and Dud Corner Cemetery is located about 1 kilometre west of the village, to the north-east of the N43 the main Lens to Bethune road.2

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S49] CWGC, Harry G. Symonds.

Capt. Herbert Frank Gordon D'Arcy Symonds1

M, b. 14 April 1899, d. 7 July 1936
     Capt. Herbert Frank Gordon D'Arcy Symonds. Of The Buffs (Royal East Kent Regiment). He was born on 14 April 1899 in Steyning, Sussex.1,2 He was the son of Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds and Beatrice Mary Ledsam.3 Capt. Herbert Frank Gordon D'Arcy Symonds married Hester Dorothy Cook, daughter of Rev. Thomas William Cook, on 29 January 1929 in St. Gabriel's, Pimlico, London.1 Capt. Herbert Frank Gordon D'Arcy Symonds died on 7 July 1936 in Egypt at the age of 37 He was killed as a passenger in a Vickers Valentia which crashed on a night approach into Mersa Matruh.1,4

FLYING ACCIDENT. The Air Ministry greatly regrets to announce the undermentioned casualties to Army and Royal Air Force personnel as the result of an accident which occurred at Mersa Matruh on July 7, to an aircraft of No. 216 (Bomber Transport) Squadron, Heliopolis, whilst engaged in a night flying exercise in co-operation with the Army.
Royal Air Force personnel. (Pilots and crew of the aircraft.) Killed:-Sergt. Pilot Ronald George Allan, L.A/C. Edward Adams, A/C.1 Albert George Hassall, and A/C.1 John White. Seriously injured:-F/O. Norman de Warrenne Boult (pilot). Injured: - L.A/C. Thomas Sellars. Army personnel. (Passengers of the aircraft.) Killed:-Capt. Francis Edward MacKay Barford, Essex Regiment, Capt. Herbert Frank Gordon D'arcy Symonds, The Buffs, and Lt. Douglas Elliott Mackintosh, The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals. Dangerously injured:- Capt. John Park Weir, R.A.M.C., and Capt. Thomas Brodie, Cheshire Regiment. Seriously injured: - Capt. Duncan Scott Cochrane, R.A.M.C.     Injured:- Lt. Thomas Leslie Gwyther Charles, Essex Regiment. Flight, 16 July 1936.

Citations

  1. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.96.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.rafweb.org/Members%20Pages/Casualties/1930s/… (April 2009).

Irene Rosetta Violet Symonds1

F, b. 26 September 1904
     Irene Rosetta Violet Symonds was born on 26 September 1904 in Pretoria, Gauteng, South Africa.1,2 She was the daughter of Thomas Edward Symonds and Violet May Gass.1 Irene Rosetta Violet Symonds was baptised on 3 February 1905 at Transvaal, South Africa.

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  2. [S89] Family Search, South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004.

Jermyn Symonds1

M, b. 28 December 1726
     Jermyn Symonds was baptised on 28 December 1726 at Horringer, Suffolk.1 He was the son of Rev. John Symonds and Mary Spring.1 Jermyn Symonds probably died young.

Citations

  1. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 42.

Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI1,2

M, b. 19 October 1820, d. 14 December 1897
     Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI was born on 19 October 1820 in Boldre, Hampshire.3 He was the son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1,2 Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI was christened on 6 August 1822 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire, after the wedding of his Aunt to Alexander Gordon.4 He married firstly Susan Campbell Kennedy, daughter of John Campbell Kennedy, on 26 September 1850 at St. Ann's Church, Belfast.5 Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI married secondly Maria Louisa Cottam on 26 November 1874 at the parish of St. Saviour, Jersey.6,7 Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI appears on the census of 4 April 1881 at 8 The Terrace, Grosvenor Street, St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands, where he is enumerated with his wife and four children (and three servants). He is described as Major Gen. R M (Retired.)6 He died on 14 December 1897 in 5 Alfred Place, St. Andrew, Plymouth, at the age of 77.8
He entered the Marines in 1837, obtained his lieutenant's commission in 1841, and was promoted to captain in 1851. He served with the Marines against the Carlists on the north coast of Spain. He was also with the Baltic expedition in 1855, for which he received the medal, and engaged with the batteries at the bombardment of Sveaborg on August 9. In 1858-60 he served in China with the expeditionary force, including the occupation of Canton, the campaign in the North of China, the action of the Sinho, the taking of Tonghu, and the storming and capture of the North Taku forts. For these services he was mentioned in dispatches, and received his brevet rank of major and the medals with two clasps. He was promoted to the rank of colonel in 1867, and major-general in 1869 in which year he retired. He was awarded a Greenwich Hospital pension in 1877
COURT-MARTIAL ON LIEUTENANT SYMONDS, R.M. Plymouth, August 15. - This morning, at nine o'clock, a naval court-martial assembled on board her Majesty's ship Impregnable, 104, for the purpose of trying Jermyn Charles Symonds, a first lieutenant of Royal Marines, on the following charges :-
1st. For that the said first Lieutenant Jermyn Charles Symonds, of her Majesty's Royal Marine Forces, while borne on the books of her Majesty's ship Trincomalee, in commission, did not, on the 4th of April, 1850, return to the said ship, then being in the harbour of St. Jago de Cuba, until after eleven o'clock p. m. that day, whereas he ought to have I returned on board the said ship at eight o'clock on the evening of that day.
2. For that the said First Lieutenant, Jermyn Charles Symonds, while so borne as aforesaid, when he returned to the said ship after eleven o'clock p.m. of the said day, as aforesaid, did force his way on board the said ship, when, ordered by the officer of the watch and sentry on the gangway of the said ship to keep off.

The Court vas composed of the following officers: - President, Lord John Hay, C.B., Commodore of the first class, and second in command of her Majesty's ships and vessels at this port; Captain Sir Thomas Maitland, C.B., of the Impregnable; Captain Nias, C.B., of the Agincourt; Captain William Hope Johnstone, of the Albion ; and Captain Augustus L. Kuper, of the Thetis. Mr. William Eastlake, officiated as deputy-judge advocate. The usual warrants for ordering the holding of a court-martial having been read, tho prisoner pleaded not guilty to both charges. The first witness then called, was Lieut. John Seacombe, who said : I was first lieutenant of the Trincomalee on the 4th April last, at St. Jago de Cuba. The prisoner was borne on the ship's books, and was doing duty on hoard that ship. During the prosecutor's absence from that ship on that day I gave prisoner leave to go on shore. I acquainted him thait he must be on board by eight p.m., telling him that it was the captain's orders that everybody should be on board. He did not return at that time. I reported his absence to the captain on my reporting my usual rounds a few minutes after nine o'clock. I gave other officers leave on that day. They all returned at the time, to the best of my knowledge, with the exception of Mr. Bastow, the acting mate; but I have, for the first time to-day, officially known that he was out of the ship-so much so, that on the captain asking me at nine o'clock on the evening of the 4th of April, if all the officers were on board, I told him they were all on board, with the exception of the prisoner.
By the President: It was not the practice of the ship to name any particular time to be on board, when giving officers leave. On every occasion when the ship was under sailing orders, the officers were desired to be on board at eight o'clock. Mr. Bastow might have got leave to be later, as the captain was on shore; but when the other officers came on board, I thought that he was amongst them.
By Captain Johnstone: I was not on deck when the prisoner returned that night.
By Captain Sir T. Maitland: I said publicly at the mess table, that there was no leave after eight o'clock. I don't think that I gave prisoner clearly and distinctly to understand that the ship was under sailing orders, but I said, "You know the orders."
By the President: l am not positive that the prisoner was at the mess table when I gave the orders.
By the Prisoner: At the time, I did not know that Mr. Bastow came on board with you, but I heard it some time afterwards rumoured that there was some person in the boat with you when you came on board on that occasion. When the officer of the watch and the sergeant of the Marines made their report to me the next morning, neither of them mentioned anything about Mr. Bastow being in the boat. I said to Mr. Bastow a day or two after that, when I heard that there was some one in the boat, I thought he was the likely man, and it was lucky for him that I did not know it.
Second Lieutenant Charles Goodwin Fagin stated that on the 4th April, on the captain leaving the deck, he ordered witness to allow no boat alongside without the captain's permission The prisoner got on board during his watch about twelve o'clock. The boat that the prisoner was in was hailed before she came alongside, and was ordered to lay off. After the boat had been hailed by the sentry on the port gangway several times, the mate of the watch, Mr. Dent, made a report to witness, and in consequence of that report he went over to the port gangway, and saw the shore-boat, at a little distance from the ship, with the sitters in her. The sentry at the port gangway was standing at the time in the gangway. Witness immediately ordered Mr. Dent upon no account to allow the boat alongside until he had reported the circumstance to Captain Warren. Witness went below, and Captain Warren ordered no shore-boat to come alongside till daylight, or after. Witness at once went on deck towards the port gangway, where he saw the prisoner talking to the *[line missing]* the night before had forced the sentry's post on the port gangway.
By Captain Johnstone: When I saw the prisoner on deck, Mr. Dent reported that the sentry's post had been forced by the prisoner, or words to that effect.
By Sir T. Maitland: I saw the boat at the end of the swinging boom; there was at the time a light breeze, and it was starlight.
Albert Dent examined: I was mate of the Trincomalee on the 4th of April last at St. Jago de Cuba. I was then officer of the watch. A boat came alongside about seven bells, in which was the prisoner. I heard her hailed, and ordered to lay off before she got alongside. In my opinion she was sufficiently near to hear the hail to keep off. The officer of the watch went down to report it to the captain, and during his absence I had charge of the deck, and while he was away I looked over the gangway, and said to the prisoner, "You must not come up the side until the officer of the watch has seen the captain" I walked aft, to see if the officer of the watch was coming, and on returning towards the gangway I saw the prisoner standing on the gangway. I told him he would get into trouble, it being the captain's order that no boat should come alongside. The officer of the watch then returned.
By Sir T. Maitland: The prisoner came up the side of the vessel, but I did not see the sentry oppose him.
By the Prisoner: When I reported to the officer of the watch that the boat was alongside, he was leaning on the netting, on the starboard side of the quarter-deck, by the main rigging. I did not hear him intimate to you, in any way, that you were not to come on board or alongside.
Sergeant Smith, a non-commissioned officer, proved that he was on deck on the night in question when the boat came alongside, and that he heard it said that no one was to come on board, and that after that the prisoner came on deck.
By the Court: The orders were given clearly, loudly, and distinctly to the boat to keep off, and for no one to come on board.
Private Slater, of the Royal Marines, fully corroborated this.
This was the case for the prosecution.
The court having been cleared for a short time, The prisoner made a statement to the effect that be did not force his way on board on the night in question. But he believed there was a strange feeling exhibited towards him by having him kept four months' in confinement, without asking him for an explanation. When he was alongside in the boat, the midshipman of the watch looked over the side, and, laughing, said, "You must not come onboard," and he thought it was a joke of his, and he treated it as such by walking on board immediately after. He then called John Parker, the quartermaster of the watch, who stated that the officer of the watch was asleep in the Jacob's ladder when the boat was first hailed. Mr. Symonds was not made a prisoner of while he was there. He heard a reply from the boat after the hail, which was " aye, aye."
Private Robert Wilcher fully corroborated this statement, and The prisoner then called the midshipman, Mr. Fortescue, who denied laughing when he looked over the side.
Louis Bastow was also called, and a question was put to him by the prisoner, "Were you in the boat with me on the night of the 4th of April last at St. Jago de Cuba ?"
The President: You need not answer any question that will tend to criminate yourself.
Witness: Then I decline to answer.
Prisoner: I shall ask nothing else.
Private James Bridle deposed to the prisoner not being taken into custody when he came on board.
The court was then cleared for two hours, and on its reopening the Court declared the first charge to be in part proved, and the second charge to be fully proved ; and adjudged the prisoner to lose two years' rank as a lieutenant, and to be severely reprimanded, and he was reprimanded accordingly. The court then broke up.


A Gallant Officer restored to his Rank.- Her Majesty has ordered that, in consequence of distinguished services performed by Captain Jermyn Charles Symonds, of the Royal Marine forces, while serving with the Royal Marine brigade in China, that officer shall be restored to his original rank in the corps. Captain Symonds was, we understand, tried by a naval court-martial on some trifling charges some years back while serving on board her Majesty's ship Trincomalee, in the West Indies, and hence his suspension of rank, to which he has now been restored.9

Children of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy

Children of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Maria Louisa Cottam

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  5. [S205] Newspaper, Freeman's Journal and Daily Commercial Advertiser (Dublin, Ireland), October 1, 1850.
  6. [S50] British Census 1881.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, Jersey, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1940.
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.
  9. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 18 December 1897.
  10. [S100] 1871 British.
  11. [S94] 1891 British Census.
  12. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.

Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds1

M, b. December 1855, d. 16 February 1933
     Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending December 1855 in the Alverstoke, Hampshire registration district.2 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy.1,3 Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds married Beatrice Mary Ledsam, daughter of William Ledsam and Merelina Victoria Gordon, on 17 October 1889 in St. John's, Hampstead, London.4,5 Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds appeared in the 1891 census at St. Helier, Jersey. He is listed as a lieutenant in the 16th Queen's Lancers. He and his wife appear to be visiting his father at the time.1 He died on 16 February 1933 in Bicker, Lincolnshire, at the age of 77. The notice of his death describes him as late Straits Settlements Police and one time 16th Queen's Lancers.4

Child of Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds and Beatrice Mary Ledsam

Child of Jermyn D'Arcy Travers Symonds and Florence Anaise Le Gallais

Citations

  1. [S94] 1891 British Census.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S100] 1871 British.
  4. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  5. [S232] Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  6. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.96.

Lt. Jermyn John Symonds R.N.1

M, b. 15 November 1765, d. 3 November 1796
     Lt. Jermyn John Symonds R.N. was christened on 15 November 1765 at St. James, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.2 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Mary Ann Noble.1,3 Lt. Jermyn John Symonds R.N. was promoted third lieutenant on his father's ship Charon on 16 June 1780. He died on 3 November 1796 at the age of 30 when commander of the sloop Helena, 14 guns, which was lost with all hands off the coast of Holland. She foundered in a squall and about 80 men and boys were lost.4

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Bury St. Edmunds, St. James parish registers. Hervey, Sydenham Henry Augustus.
  3. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.sailingnavies.com/show_person.php

John Symonds1

M, b. 10 February 1727/28, d. February 1728
     John Symonds was baptised on 10 February 1727/28 at Horringer, Suffolk, twin to Thomas.1 He was the son of Rev. John Symonds and Mary Spring.1 John Symonds was buried on 14 February 1727/28 in Horringer, Suffolk.2

Citations

  1. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 42.
  2. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 169.

Dr. John Symonds

M, b. 19 February 1729/30, d. 18 February 1807
     Dr. John Symonds. Regius professor of modern history at Cambridge University.1 He was baptised on 19 February 1729/30 at Horringer, Suffolk.2,3 He was the son of Rev. John Symonds and Mary Spring. Dr. John Symonds died on 18 February 1807 in Bury St. Edmunds at the age of 76 unmarried.1 He was also Recorder of the Borough of Bury St. Edmunds.4

Citations

  1. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, Symonds, John.
  2. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, Symonds, John c.f.
  3. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 43.
  4. [S450] Edmund Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk houses, p. 198.

Rev. John Symonds

M, b. 1695/96, d. 12 October 1757
     Rev. John Symonds. Rector of Horningsheath alias Horringer (Church of St. Leonard).1 He was born in 1695/96.1 He married Mary Spring, daughter of Sir Thomas Spring bt and Merilina Jermyn, in January 1725/26 in Hengrave Church, Suffolk.2 Rev. John Symonds died on 12 October 1757.3 He was buried on 16 October 1757 in the chancel of St Mary's Parish Church, Pakenham, Suffolk.3

Children of Rev. John Symonds and Mary Spring

Citations

  1. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, Symonds, John.
  2. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 349.
  3. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 352.
  4. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 42.
  5. [S450] Edmund Farrer, Portraits in Suffolk houses, p. 198.

Capt. John Charles Symonds R.N.1,2

M, b. 6 February 1790, d. 17 December 1841
     Capt. John Charles Symonds R.N. was born on 6 February 1790.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Capt. John Charles Symonds R.N. was christened on 13 July 1792 at St. James, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.1 He married Helen Susan Chatterton on 28 October 1831 in Milford, Hampshire.3 Capt. John Charles Symonds R.N. died on 17 December 1841 in Keyhaven, Hampshire, at the age of 51.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Bury St. Edmunds, St. James parish registers. Hervey, Sydenham Henry Augustus.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The Bury and Norwich Post, and East Anglian, January 20, 1841.
  3. [S89] Family Search, England Marriages, 1538–1973.

John Jermyn Symonds

M, b. 4 January 1816, d. 3 January 1883
     John Jermyn Symonds. Native land court judge New Zealand.1 He was born on 4 January 1816.2 He was the son of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe. John Jermyn Symonds was christened on 11 September 1816 at Fawley, Hampshire.2 He matriculated on 16 October 1834 from Trinity College, Oxford, and was a student of the Inner Temple, 1838.3 He married Alithea Seymour Wilson, daughter of John William Delap Wilson and Selina Frances Irwin, on 24 February 1849 in Milford, Hampshire.4 On 7 March 1849 under the command of Capt John Jermyn Symonds (brother of Capt. Cornwallis Symonds from the Ann 1840) The Berhampore, which was the seventh Fencible ship, sailed from London. Most of the 7th Detachment on board hailed from London, the Midlands, and a few from Scotland and Ireland. These Fencibles settled mainly Onehunga, Auckland.5 John Jermyn Symonds died on 3 January 1883 in Onehunga, New Zealand, at the age of 66.6

Children of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.kinderlibrary.ac.nz/resources/bishop/T.htm
  2. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers, 1678-1876 Church of England. Parish Church of Fawley (Hampshire).
  3. [S236] Joseph Foster, Alumni Oxonienses.
  4. [S239] Annual Register, 1849, p. 199.
  5. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.geocities.com/wlorac/berham49.txt
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Homeward Mail, 21 March 1883.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, New Zealander, 20 July 1850.
  8. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  9. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://nzgenealogy.rootschat.net/birthsauck.html
  10. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~funeralnotices/…

John Jermyn Symonds1

M, b. 8 March 1857, d. 16 October 1857
     John Jermyn Symonds was born on 8 March 1857 in Onehunga, New Zealand.1,2 He was the son of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson.1 John Jermyn Symonds died on 16 October 1857 in Hunston, Onehunga, New Zealand, Funeral notice.
Southern Cross, 23rd October. 1857
At Hunston, Onehunga, on the 16th instant, John Jermyn, infant son of John Jermyn Symonds, aged 7 months.1,3

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~funeralnotices/…
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://nzgenealogy.rootschat.net/birthsauck.html
  3. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.

John Michael Symonds1

M, b. circa 1917, d. 1974
     John Michael Symonds was born circa 1917 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.1 He was the son of Thomas Campbell Symonds and Norah Tindal Bamber.1 John Michael Symonds died in 1974 in South Africa.1

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.

John Tindal Cornwallis Symonds1

M, b. 20 February 1869, d. June 1955
     John Tindal Cornwallis Symonds was born on 20 February 1869 in Forton Barracks, Gosport, Hampshire.2 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy.3 John Tindal Cornwallis Symonds was baptised on 7 August 1870 at St. Helier, Jersey.1 John's death was registered in the quarter ending June 1955 in the Bury St. Edmunds registration district.

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.theislandwiki.org/index.php/…
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, 27 February 1869.
  3. [S50] British Census 1881.

Julian Frederick Anthony Symonds1

M, b. 10 December 1813, d. 8 August 1852
     Julian Frederick Anthony Symonds was better known as Anthony Symonds. He was born on 10 December 1813.1 He was the son of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe.1 Julian Frederick Anthony Symonds was baptised on 11 September 1816 at Fawley, Hampshire.1 He died on 8 August 1852 in Argostoli, Cephalonia, Greece, at the age of 38.

Julian Frederick Anthony Symonds was commissioned into the Royal Engineers as a Second Lieutenant from the R.M.A. Woolwich on 1 August 1833. After a period of Field Instruction at the R.E. Establishment at Chatham he was for eight years employed on Engineer Duties in Bermuda. Devonport and at Woolwich. In November 1840 he was sent on special duty in Syria, under the Foreign Ofice. and remained there until February 1842. During that time he took part in the operations off the coast of Syria and, in company with Lieut-Colonel R. C. Alderson, was in charge of a detachment of Royal Sappers and Miners aboard the steam frigate Hecate.
In August 1842. Symonds was attached, by permission of the King of Prussia, to the Prussian Corps of Engineers, for the purpose of witnessing the construction of Federal fortresses in Germany. From August 1846 to April 1847 he was engaged in Engineer Duties in Malta, and was ordered to Corfu during February of the latter year. In April 1847 he was posted for service in the Ionian Islands and, from March 1849, he held the post of Resident to administer the Government of Cephalonia. Major Symonds died in that service, at Argostoli on 8 August 1852 aged 38 years.
Major Symonds was part of a small group mapping the Holy Land. It was he who first measured by trigonometry, the depression of the Dead Sea as 1300 feet.2

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers for Fawley, 1678-1876 Church of England. Parish Church of Fawley (Hampshire).
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, https://www.dnw.co.uk/auction-archive/lot-archive/lot.php

Juliana Symonds1,2

F, b. 11 May 1826, d. 18 January 1899
     Juliana Symonds was born on 11 May 1826 in Boldre, Hampshire.3 She was the daughter of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1,2 Juliana Symonds was christened on 26 August 1826 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire.3 She and Anne Penelope Grant Symonds appear on the census of 4 April 1881 Annie P. Symonds and Juliana Symonds are recorded as visitors in the house of John Brown Gray a grocer of 1 & 2 Lennox Street Waterloo, Melcombe Regis, Dorset.4 Juliana Symonds died on 18 January 1899 in Crofton House, Lennox Street, Weymouth, Dorset, at the age of 72.5,6,7

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  4. [S50] British Census 1881.
  5. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  6. [S120] Free BMD.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, 28 January 1899.

Juliana Symonds1

F, b. 15 March 1785, d. 24 January 1873
     Juliana Symonds was christened on 15 March 1785 at St. Stephen By Saltash, Cornwall.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Juliana Symonds died on 24 January 1873 in Ivy Bank, Milford, Hampshire, "in her 88th year," unmarried.3

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.27.
  2. [S527] Parish Record Transcript, "Cornwall Parish Record Transcripts, St. Stephen By Saltash."
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, 1 February 1873.

Kenneth Maxwell Symonds

M, b. 20 May 1940, d. 1 June 2000
     Kenneth Maxwell Symonds was born on 20 May 1940.1 He was the son of Gerard Heliabird Sinclair Symonds and Eileen May Hammond. Kenneth Maxwell Symonds married Mavis Jean Bayliss on 21 October 1961 in St. Clements, Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.1 Kenneth Maxwell Symonds died on 1 June 2000 in New South Wales at the age of 60 and was buried in Point Clare Cemetery, New South Wales.2

Citations

  1. [S394] Mavis Symonds, "Symonds Family," e-mail to John Rees, 12 August 2007.
  2. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Cemetery Index, 1808-2007.

Lucinda A. Symonds

F, b. September 1852
     Lucinda A. Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending September 1852 in the Alverstoke, Hampshire registration district; born in Gosport.1 She was the daughter of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy.2

Citations

  1. [S120] Free BMD.
  2. [S100] 1871 British.

Lucinde Elizabeth Symonds1,2

F, b. 31 March 1820, d. 10 July 1883
     Lucinde Elizabeth Symonds was born probably on 31 March 1820.3 She was the daughter of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1,2 Lucinde Elizabeth Symonds was christened on 20 September 1820 at The Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire. She married Rev. Clement Hammond Gosset M.A. on 17 December 1857 in The Parish Church, Hordle, Hampshire, the service being conducted by the Rev. C. Möller.2,4
Lucinde Elizabeth Symonds and Rev. Clement Hammond Gosset M.A. appear on the census of 4 April 1881 at Langton Herring Rectory House, Langton Herring, Dorset, together with their son, two boarders, Septimus S.W. Smith and William H. Andrews (both described as students for holy orders); Mary Trevett, aged 15, of Abbotsbury was the general servant at the house.5 Lucinde Elizabeth Symonds died on 10 July 1883 in 8 Pulteney Buildings, Weymouth, Dorset, at the age of 63.3,6

Child of Lucinde Elizabeth Symonds and Rev. Clement Hammond Gosset M.A.

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  3. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  4. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Tuesday, Dec 29, 1857.
  5. [S50] British Census 1881.
  6. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Death notice.

Maria Louisa Symonds1,2

F, b. 3 September 1846, d. 29 September 1865
     Maria Louisa Symonds was born on 3 September 1846 in Stonehouse, Devon.3 She was the daughter of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Anna Maria Heywood.1 Maria Louisa Symonds died on 29 September 1865 in H.M. Dockyard, Devonport, at the age of 19.2

Citations

  1. [S218] 1861 British Census, Devon. St Mary.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph and Sussex Chronicle, October 4, 1865.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, 7 September 1846.

Mary Symonds1

F, b. 29 January 1728/29, d. April 1729
     Mary Symonds was baptised on 29 January 1728/29 at Horringer, Suffolk.1 She was the daughter of Rev. John Symonds and Mary Spring.1 Mary Symonds was buried on 30 April 1729 in Horringer, Suffolk.2

Citations

  1. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 42.
  2. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 170.

Mary Ann Symonds1

F, b. 1769, d. 1815
     Mary Ann Symonds was born in 1769.1 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Mary Ann Noble.1 Mary Ann Symonds and John Benjafield married by licence dated 29 November 1796 on 2 December 1796 in St. Mary's Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.2 Mary Ann Symonds died in 1815 in Pultney Street, Bath.1

After a lingering, though not painful, illness, Mary Ann, the wife of John Benjafield, esq. of Bury St. Edmunds, one of his majesty's justices of the peace for the county of Suffolk. This much lamented lady was the daughter of Capt. Symonds, of the Royal Navy, and niece of the late John Symonds, LL.D. professor of modern history in the university of Cambridge; during her infancy she lost her mother, whilst her father was serving his country, in his profession, on a foreign station; at this period she became the adopted daughter of J. Godbold esq. of Bury St. Edmunds, and his wife, from the accidental circumstance of taking her to their house for a few days, whilst her mother lay dead (Mrs. Godbold being nearly related to Mrs. Benjafield, and coheiress with her paternal grandmother;) but the loveliness of person, the sweetness of temper, and the engaging manner of this amiable child, so delighted these valuable persons, that they were unwilling to part with her, and, with the consent of her father, retained her with them, having no child of their own, and adopted her. She was elegantly and most accomplishedly educated by them, and lived with these invaluable and estimable parents until she was married to her present husband, in the year 1796, and uninterruptedly experienced from them such rare and valuable marks of regard and affection, not possible to be exceeded by the fondest and most indulgent parents, and which she, on her part, studied through her life, even to the last moment of it, to repay with the most dutiful and marked affection. Her disposition was highly charitable, her temper amiable, innocent, and affectionate. In the character of wife and mother, which her husband and and children fully experienced, nor in any of the relative duties of friend and Christian, she could not he excelled. She possessed those mild virtues which, in a manner, commanded friends, and never gave real cause to create one personal enemy--
As she lived deservedly esteemed,
So she died deeply lamented.
Monthly magazine and British register, Vol. 40, p. 285.1

Children of Mary Ann Symonds and John Benjafield

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Monthly magazine and British register, Volume 40, Part 2, [1815] p. 285.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Ipswich Journal, 3 December 1796.

Mary Anne Theresa Symonds1

F, b. 18 December 1783, d. 5 August 1850
     Mary Anne Theresa Symonds was born on 18 December 1783. She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Mary Anne Theresa Symonds married Capt. John Whitby RN, son of Rev. Thomas Whitby and Mabella Turton, on 13 October 1802. After her husband died in 1806 she continued to live at Newlands with Admiral Cornwallis until his death in 1819. The latter left her virtually all his estate, which naturally led to speculation that their relationship had been more than platonic, in spite of the vast age difference. She continued to live at Newlands and used the inheritance to buy further large parts of the parish, having bought the manors of Milford Barnes and Milford Montagu in 1810 and that of Milford Baddesley in 1819. By 1844, the tithe award shows her to be the owner of about a third of Milford, with 1400 acres there and 500 more in Downton. She had also increased the size of Newlands from 60 acres to 200. Mary Anne Theresa Symonds died on 5 August 1850 in Newlands, Hampshire, at the age of 66.2 She was buried on 12 August 1850 in Milford, Hampshire.3

Child of Mary Anne Theresa Symonds and Capt. John Whitby RN

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.26.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, The United service magazine, Vol. 64, Sep 1850, p. 160.
  3. [S89] Family Search, England Deaths and Burials, 1538-1991.
  4. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.42.