Merelina Symonds1

F, b. 9 May 1788, d. 22 February 1818
     Merelina Symonds was born on 9 May 1788 (the transcription of the record gives her name as Martina.)2 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Merelina Symonds was first christened on 4 June 1788 at St. Stephen By Saltash, Cornwall, (the transciption of her name is Merilina.)3 She was again christened on 13 July 1792 at St. James', Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.2 She married Sir Nicolas Conyngham Tindal, son of Robert Tindal and Sarah Pocock, on 2 September 1809 in Milford, Hampshire.4 Merelina Symonds died on 22 February 1818 probably at in Brunswick Square, London, at the age of 29.5,6

Children of Merelina Symonds and Sir Nicolas Conyngham Tindal

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Bury St. Edmunds, St. James parish registers. Hervey, Sydenham Henry Augustus.
  3. [S527] Parish Record Transcript, "Cornwall Parish Record Transcripts, St. Stephen By Saltash."
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, September 05, 1809.
  5. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.
  6. [S82] John Bernard Burke, Colonial Gentry, p. 479.

Merelina Grey Symonds1

F, b. 28 October 1851, d. 2 March 1928
     Merelina Grey Symonds was born on 28 October 1851 in Onehunga, Auckland, New Zealand.2 She was the daughter of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson.1 Merelina Grey Symonds married James Meacham Batham on 20 August 1878 in St. Peter's Church, Onehunga, New Zealand, the marriage was performed by the Rev. A.R. Tomlinson.3,4 Merelina Grey Symonds died on 2 March 1928 in Khandallah, Wellington, New Zealand, at the age of 76.5

Children of Merelina Grey Symonds and James Meacham Batham

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Zealander, 1 November 1851.
  3. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing the Evening Post, Volume XVI, Issue 207, 31 August 1878.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/…
  5. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing the Evening Post, Volume CV, Issue 50, 3 March 1928.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://shadowsoftime.kiwiwebhost.biz/university1.html
  7. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://archives.presbyterian.org.nz/marriageregisters/…

Myra Theresa Merelina Symonds1

F, b. September 1857, d. 6 April 1941
     Myra Theresa Merelina Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending September 1857 in the Alverstoke, Hampshire registration district; (though the record of her death gives a date of 27 July 1858.)1,2 She was the daughter of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy.3 Myra Theresa Merelina Symonds married Lt. Colonel Frederick Henry Seymour circa 1877 in Jersey. Myra Theresa Merelina Symonds died on 6 April 1941 in Toledo, Lucas County, Ohio, at the age of 83.2

Children of Myra Theresa Merelina Symonds and Lt. Colonel Frederick Henry Seymour

Citations

  1. [S606] Findmypast.com, England & Wales births 1837-2006 Transcription.
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing Family Search, Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953.
  3. [S100] 1871 British.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Civil Registration Birth Index, 1837-1915.
  5. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing http://theislandwiki.org/index.php/…

Octavius Cumby Symonds RN1

M, b. 27 April 1830, d. September 1845
     Octavius Cumby Symonds RN was born on 27 April 1830.2 He was the son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1 Octavius Cumby Symonds RN was christened on 23 February 1831 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire.2 He died in September 1845 at the age of 15 of plague aboard the steam sloop HMS Eclair to which he had been appointed as a cadet on 6 September 1844.1,3
There is a memorial in Royal Garrison Church, Portsmouth which reads: "Sacred to the memory of Commander W.(alter) G.(rimsonton) B. Estcourt Late in command of Her Majesty's steam sloop Eclair who died on 16th September 1845 aged 38 years on passage from Bona Vista to Madeira, from fever, contracted on the coast of Africa while employed in the suppression of the Slave Trade. His brother officers and friends to whom he had become endeared by his many virtues have erected this tablet to record the deep sense of their loss, and perpetuate the memory of his worth. With Commander Estcourt, perished 65 Officers and Men in the short period of two months."

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  3. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Sep 07, 1844.

Queenie Isabel Symonds1

F, b. 1886, d. 1934
     Queenie Isabel Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending 1886 in the St. Leonards, New South Wales, Australia registration district.2 She was the daughter of Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds and Alice Ann Picot.2 Queenie Isabel Symonds married Frank Haysom, son of Joseph Haysom, on 17 November 1916 in Newtown, New South Wales.3,1 Queenie's death was registered in the quarter ending 1934 in the Orange, New South Wales registration district.4

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 15 January 1917.
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Marriage Index, 1788-1950.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, Australia Death Index, 1787-1985.

Robert Symonds de Swynfeilde1

M

Child of Robert Symonds de Swynfeilde

Citations

  1. [S227] John Philipot, The Visitation of Kent, 1619, p. 29.

Selina Irwin Symonds1

F, b. 5 September 1860, d. 18 August 1890
     Selina Irwin Symonds was born on 5 September 1860 in Onehunga, New Zealand.1 She was the daughter of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson.1 Selina Irwin Symonds died on 18 August 1890 in Onehunga at the age of 29 unmarried.2

Citations

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

Selina May Symonds1

F, b. 29 May 1866, d. 3 April 1962
     Selina May Symonds was born on 29 May 1866 in Forton Barracks, Gosport, Hampshire.2 She was the daughter of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy.1,3 Selina May Symonds married Henry William Steele R.N. on 2 May 1889 in St. Helier Parish Church, Jersey.4 Selina May Symonds died on 3 April 1962 in 19 Grimstone Gardens, Folkestone, Kent, at the age of 95.
"STEELE Selina May of H.M.S. Worcester Greenhithe Kent and of 3 Avereng Road Folkestone widow died 3 April 1962 at 19 Grimston Gardens Folkestone Probate London 23 May to Gordon Charles Steele V.C. retired commander R.N. R. Effects £2762 8s."5

Child of Selina May Symonds and Henry William Steele R.N.

Citations

  1. [S50] British Census 1881.
  2. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, and Sussex Chronicle, 2 June 1866.
  3. [S100] 1871 British.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post (London, England), May 07, 1889.
  5. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing https://probatesearch.service.gov.uk/Calendar

Sophia Symonds1

F, b. 24 August 1786, d. 19 August 1827
     Sophia Symonds was born on 24 August 1786 in Cornwall.2 She was the daughter of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Sophia Symonds was first christened on 12 September 1786 at St. Stephen By Saltash, Cornwall.3 She was again christened on 13 July 1792 at St. James' Parish Church, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk.2 She married William John Reynolds on 15 October 1810 in Pennington, Lymington, Hampshire.4 Sophia Symonds died on 19 August 1827 in Montego Bay, Saint James, Jamaica, at the age of 40.5

Children of Sophia Symonds and William John Reynolds

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.27.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Bury St. Edmunds, St. James parish registers. Hervey, Sydenham Henry Augustus, 1846-.
  3. [S527] Parish Record Transcript, "Cornwall Parish Record Transcripts, St. Stephen By Saltash."
  4. [S89] Family Search, England Marriages, 1538–1973.
  5. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of William John Reynolds.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Gentleman's Magazine, 1858, p. 631.
  7. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  8. [S205] Newspaper, The Gentleman's Magazine, 1863, p. 665.
  9. [S89] Family Search, Jamaica Births and Baptisms, 1752-1920.

Theodore Francis Symonds1,2

M, b. 23 January 1822, d. circa 1829
     Theodore Francis Symonds was born on 23 January 1822.3 He was the son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1,2 Theodore Francis Symonds was christened on 6 August 1822 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire, together with his brother.4 He died circa 1829 in childhood aged about 7 years. Fell off a blind pony and drowned in a stream on Walhampton Estate.1,2

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  4. [S89] Family Search, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.

Theresa Aubrina Symonds1

F, b. 1808, d. 19 January 1872
     Theresa Aubrina Symonds was born in 1808 in Milford, Hampshire.2,3 She was the daughter of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe.4 Theresa Aubrina Symonds married Daniel Smith Bockett on 16 December 1828 in St, Saviour, Jersey, Channel Islands.5 Theresa Aubrina Symonds died on 19 January 1872 at "The Heath", Hampstead Heath, London.6,7

Children of Theresa Aubrina Symonds and Daniel Smith Bockett

Citations

  1. [S120] Free BMD.
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Descendants of Daniel Smith Bockett.
  3. [S218] 1861 British Census, Hampstead, London.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.decarteret.org.uk/database/ps02/ps02_450.htm
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, December 29, 1828.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, Yorkshire Post and Leeds Intelligencer, 23 January 1872.
  7. [S232] Ancestry.com, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966, 1973-1995.
  8. [S232] Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, Jackson's Oxford Journal, November 23, 1878.
  10. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, August 03, 1861.
  11. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, July 17, 1868.
  12. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, Goldsmith.doc.
  13. [S232] Ancestry.com, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1906.
  14. [S205] Newspaper, Reading Mercury - Saturday 7 March 1846.
  15. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  16. [S205] Newspaper, Reading Mercury, 20 March 1847.
  17. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, August 05, 1862.
  18. [S205] Newspaper, Reading Mercury - Saturday 17 March 1849.

Theresa Juliana Marie Symonds1

F, b. 18 July 1850
     Theresa Juliana Marie Symonds was born on 18 July 1850 in Onehunga, New Zealand.2 She was the daughter of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson.2,3 Theresa Juliana Marie Symonds married Rev. Arthur Roger Tomlinson on 28 June 1876 in St. Peter's Church, Onehunga, New Zealand, the marriage was performed by the Bishop of Aukland assisted by the Rev. R.S. Hassard.1,4,5

Children of Theresa Juliana Marie Symonds and Rev. Arthur Roger Tomlinson

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.kinderlibrary.ac.nz/resources/bishop/T.htm
  2. [S205] Newspaper, New Zealander, 20 July 1850.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information.
  4. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  5. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Wednesday, Sep 27, 1876.
  6. [S120] Free BMD.

Thomas Symonds1

M, b. 29 June 1767, d. 15 October 1771
     Thomas Symonds was born on 29 June 1767 in St. James, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Mary Ann Noble.1 Thomas Symonds died on 15 October 1771 in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, at the age of 4.1

Citations

  1. [S89] Family Search, Bury St. Edmunds, St. James parish registers. Hervey, Sydenham Henry Augustus.

Thomas Symonds1

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

Thomas Campbell Symonds1

M, b. 1881, d. circa 1945
     Thomas Campbell Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending 1881 in the Sydney, New South Wales, Australia registration district.1 He was the son of Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds and Alice Ann Picot.1 Thomas Campbell Symonds married Norah Tindal Bamber on 6 June 1911 in St Saviour's Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.2 Thomas Campbell Symonds died circa 1945 in South Africa.2

Children of Thomas Campbell Symonds and Norah Tindal Bamber

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.

Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds1

M, b. September 1854, d. 29 July 1915
     Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds's birth was registered in the quarter ending September 1854 in the Alverstoke, Hampshire registration district; born in Gosport.2 He was the son of Maj. Gen. Jermyn Charles Symonds RMLI and Susan Campbell Kennedy.3 Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds married Alice Ann Picot, daughter of Charles Picot and Frances Partridge, circa 1873 probably in Jersey, Channel Islands.4 In May 1887 at Woollahra, New South Wales, a draftsman called Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds of Cecil Street, Ashfield surrendered as an insolvent, he was again bankrupt in April 1903.5,6 Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds died on 29 July 1915 in Ashfield, New South Wales, Australia, at the age of 60.4 He was buried on 30 July 1915 in C of E Cemetery, Rookwood, New South Wales.7

Children of Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds and Alice Ann Picot

Citations

  1. [S218] 1861 British Census.
  2. [S120] Free BMD.
  3. [S100] 1871 British.
  4. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
  5. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 11 May 1887.
  6. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 1 April 1903.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 30 July 1915.
  8. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 31 August 1874.

Thomas Edward Symonds1

M, b. 30 December 1876, d. 14 March 1942
     Thomas Edward Symonds was born on 30 December 1876 in Crown Street, Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales.2,3 He was the son of Thomas Cunningham Lewis Symonds and Alice Ann Picot.1 Thomas Edward Symonds married firstly Violet May Gass on 27 April 1904 in St Peter's Cathedral, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.2 Thomas Edward Symonds and Violet May Gass were divorced in 1914.4 Thomas Edward Symonds died on 14 March 1942 in Randwick, New South Wales, at the age of 65 serving as a Private, Service No: N.99179, Australian Headquarters, A.C.M.F. HQ. E. Comd.5

Children of Thomas Edward Symonds and Violet May Gass

Citations

  1. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing http://www.bdm.nsw.gov.au
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Sydney Morning Herald, 6 January 1877.
  4. [S89] Family Search, South Africa, Natal Province Civil Marriages, 1845-1955.
  5. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017, citing New South Wales Cremation Memorial and www.cwgc.org.

Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds

M, b. 31 January 1781, d. 15 May 1868
     Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds was born on 31 January 1781 in Devonport, Devon.1 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.2 Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds married Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi, daughter of François Joseph Touzi and Anne Careaud, on 11 March 1815 in Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, Fareham, Hampshire. Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds again married Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi on 18 June 1817 in St Giles in Fields, London, The second wedding taking place because of the doubt over Lucinde's age caused by confusion over the French and Gregorian calendars and thus it was suspected that the first marriage may have been invalid. The witnesses were Nicholas and Merelina Tindal.3
Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touziappear in the 1861 census at Yeaton House, Hordle, Hampshire, together with their three younger daughters. The census shows Lucinde's birthplace.1 Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds died on 15 May 1868 in Yeovilton House, Lymington, Hampshire, at the age of 87.4
He is the eldest son (by Elizabeth, daughter of Hugh Malet, Esq., and wife afterwards of Lieut.-General Farmer, R.M. of the late Capt. Thomas Symonds, R.N. and brother (with the present Sir William. Symonds) of Commander Jermyn John Symonds, R.N., who was lost with all his crew in the Helena sloop, on the coast of Holland, 3 Nov. 1796, and of Commander John Charles Symonds, R.N. (1814), who died 16 Dec. 1840, at Keyhaven, Hants, aged 50. His uncle, the late Dr. Symonds, was Professor of Modern History at the University of Cambridge, and successor to the poet Gray.

This officer entered the Navy, in Dec. 1795, as Midshipman, on board the Cambridge 74, bearing the flag of Vice-Admiral Richard Onslow at Plymouth; and from March, 1796, until promoted to the rank of Lieutenant, 8 Oct. 1802, was employed, on the Lisbon, Halifax, West India, and Home stations, part of the time as Master's Mate, in the St. Albans 64 and Resolution 74, flag-ships of Vice-Admiral Geo. Vandeput, Dasher 18, Capt. Geo. Tobin, Asia 64, flag-ship of Vice-Admiral Vandeput, Lily 14, Capt. Joseph Spear, Belleisle 74, Capt. John Whitby, and Royal Charlotte yacht, Capt. Sir Harry Burrard Neale. He was next, 17 November 1803 and 10 May, 1803, appointed to the Dasher Sloop, Capt. Delafons, and Ville De Paris 110, flag ship of Hon. William Cornwallis, on the Irish, Mediterranean, and Channel stations; he attained the rank of Commander 22 Jan. 1806; and from March, 1807, until posted 29 Sept. 1813, he served in that capacity in the Tweed 18, in the West Indies and North Sea and on the coast of Africa. In the Ville De Paris, in which ship he performed the duties of Signal-Lieutenant, he was present, 22 Aug. 1805, in an attack made upon the French fleet close in with Brest Harbour; and while serving in the Tweed he commanded the in-shore squadron at the blockade and surrender of the city of St. Domingo, in 1809, and made prize at different times of three privateers (the Santissima Trinidad of 4 guns and 20 men [a Spanish schooner letter of marque from Puerto Cavallo bound to Cadiz on 29 February 1808], [16 March 1808 off Jamaica] L'Aventure of 3 guns and 52 men, and [in the North Sea a Danish privateer] the Steinbill of 10 guns and 30 men) and 15 sail of merchantmen. Referring to the siege of St. Domingo, Capt. William. Pryce Cumby, of the Polyphemus 64, in an official letter to Vice-Admiral Bartholomew Samuel Rowley, the Commander-in-Chief, dated 7 July, 1809, says "This despatch will be delivered to you by Capt. Symonds, of the Tweed to whose zealous attention in conducting the troops, schooners, and gun-boats, during a close and vigorous blockade of two months, I owe considerable obligation; and although the services of the squadron you did me the honour to place under my orders may not have been of a brilliant nature, I trust I may be permitted on this occasion to bear testimony to the unremitting perseverance with which the vessels maintained the stations assigned them, through all the variety of weather incident to the season, on a 'steep and dangerous shore, where no anchorage was to be obtained, as well, as to the vigilance and alacrity of those men who were employed in the night guard-boats, by whose united exertions the enemy's accustomed supply by sea was entirely cut off, and the surrender of the city greatly accelerated." Capt. Symonds accepted his present rank (Rear-Admiral) 1 Oct. 1846.

The Rear-Admiral is Chairman of the Lymington Union. He has had issue 10 children. One of his sons, Thomas Edward, is a Commander R.N; another, Jermyn Charles, is a First Lieutenant R.M. (1841) ; and a third, Octavius Cumby, fell a victim to African fever while serving with Capt. Falter Grimston Estcourt in the Eclair steamer.

The Tweed was an 18 gun sloop of war built by Iremonger of Littlehampton who launched the vessel in January 1807. On 5 November 1813 she sruck a rock in Shoal Bay, Newfoundland and about half her crew were lost.5

Children of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi

Citations

  1. [S218] 1861 British Census.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  3. [S232] Ancestry.com, London, England, Church of England Marriages and Banns, 1754-1921.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, 23 May 1868.
  5. [S190] William R. O'Byrne, Naval Biographical Dictionary, p. 1151.
  6. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.

Capt. Thomas Edward Symonds RN1

M, b. 12 October 1817, d. 25 July 1887
     Capt. Thomas Edward Symonds RN was born on 12 October 1817 in Boldre, Hampshire.2 He was the son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1 Capt. Thomas Edward Symonds RN was christened on 19 September 1818 at the Parish Church of Boldre, Hampshire.3 This officer entered the Navy 15 Nov. 1832; obtained his first commission 17 March, 1841; and was then appointed to the Iris 26, Capts. Hugh Nourse, William Tucker, and George Rodney Mundy, on the coast of Africa, whence he returned to England and was paid off in 1843. He attained the rank of Commander 29 April, 1847. In a letter to The Times dated 2 September 1864 he describes himself as Retired Captain, Royal Navy. He married Anne Frances Schweitzer, daughter of John George Schweitzer, on 22 July 1848 in Hordle Church, Lymington, Hampshire, (she is the widow of the Rev. N. Tindal.)4 Capt. Thomas Edward Symonds RN married secondly Jane Barclay after 1 June 1876 in St. John, Hampstead. Capt. Thomas Edward Symonds RN died on 25 July 1887 at the age of 69 s.p.2

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S105] [Bell], Bell Family Papers, Bell Birthday Book.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, London Standard - Tuesday 25 July 1848.

Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB1

M, b. 31 October 1811, d. 14 November 1894
     Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB was born on 31 October 1811 in Milford, Hampshire.2,3 He was the son of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe. Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB was baptised on 11 September 1816 at Fawley, Hampshire.2 He married firstly Anna Maria Heywood, daughter of Capt. Edmund Heywood CB., RN, on 25 September 1845 in Essendon, Hertfordshire.4 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB married secondly Prestwood Mary Wolrige, daughter of Capt. Thomas Wolrige R.N., on 16 February 1856 in St. George's Chapel, Stonehouse, Devon.5 Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB died on 14 November 1894 in Sunny Hill, Higher Warberry, Torquay, Devon, at the age of 83 after a prolonged illness.

In the report of his will the gross value has been sworn at £11,124 12s. of the personal estate, ami £2,500 of the real estate, of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds. G.C.B.. who died on November 14 last, aged 83, and his will of the 11th of April, 1892, with a codicil of the 21st of May, 1893, has been proved by his wife, Dame Prestwood Mary Symonds, his son, the Rev. W. Symonds of Worcester Vicarage, Stonehouse, Gloucester, and Commander T. Holmes, R.N., 14, John-street, Adelphi. The testator bequeaths to his wife £500, his furniture and household effects, horses and carriages; and to his son £100, and to his daughters, Florence Allen and Agnes Holmes, £50 each. An annuity of £100 is to be paid to the trustees of Mrs. Holmes's marriage settlements during the lifetime of Lady Symonds, and the remainder of the income of the residuary estate is to be paid to Lady Symonds, on whose death sums of £4,000 each are to be set apart for Mrs. Holmes and the testator's son, and the ultimate residue is to be in trust for the testator's three children.
Admiral Sir Thomas Symonds, G.C.B.

Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds, second son of Sir William Symonds, who died a rear-admiral in 1856, was born on July 15, 1813. Sir William Symonds was himself a distinguished naval officer, having filled from 1832 to 1847 the office of Surveyor to the Navy. In the early part of the present reign his ships were by all nations regarded as triumphs of naval construction, and served as types of vessels which long remained favourites for their sailing qualities and seaworthiness. His son, Thomas Matthew Charles, entered the Navy in 1825, passed his examination in 1831, and was made a lieutenant on Nov. 5, 1832. In the following year he was attached successively to the Vestal, 26, and Eudymion, 50; and in 1834 to the Britannia, 120, and Rattlesnake, 28; and during this period served in the Mediterranean and East Indies. Being promoted to the rank of commander on Oct. 21, 1837, he returned home, and was put on half-pay until 1838, when he obtained command of the Rover, 18, on the North America and West Indies station. Further promotion to post rank on February 22, 1841, brought him home again, and condemned him once more to half-pay; nor did he obtain another ship until, in 1846, he was appointed to the Spartan, 26, in the Mediterranean. During his inactivity he married, in 1845, Anna Maria, daughter of the late Captain Edmund Heywood, B.N. His next ship was the Arethusa, which he commissioned in 1850 for particular service and which for a time formed part of the Western Squadron. She proceeded in 1853 to the Mediterranean, where, in October, Captain Symonds left her for a space in order to become Flag-Captain to Sir Edmund Lyons in the Agamemnon, 91. He resumed command of the Arethusa in July, 1854. While in the Agamemnon he took part in the attack on and capture of Redout Kaleh, and was mentioned in despatches. While in the Arethusa he was present at the surrender of Eupatoria, at the disembarcation of the Allies, and at the defence of Eupatoria. He also shared in the bombardment of Fort Constantino in October, when his ship suffered so severely as to be obliged to go to Constantinople for repairs. Indeed, she and the Albion suffered more than any other vessels. Captain Symonds next commanded the Conqueror, 101, and was in this ship at the Spithead Review in 1856. He had, in the meantime, been rewarded for his services with a C.B., conferred in 1855, and with the Crimean and Turkish medals and Sebastopol clasp, as well as with the Medjidieh of the third class. In 1857 he further received a captain's good service pension. On November 1, 1860, he became a Rear-Admiral, and in 1862 was made Admiral-Superintendent at Devonport, with his flag in the Lulus, and with the late Admiral Sir A. Cooper Key as his flag-captain. In 1867 he was made a K.C.B., having in the previous year risen to Vice-Admiral's rank; and in 1868 he was given command of the Channel Squadron, and hoisted his flag in the ironclad Minotaur, whose captain afterwards became Commodore James G. Goodenough. His last command was as Port-Admiral at Devonport, where he served from 1875 to 1878, with his flag in the Royal Adelaide. Seven months after relinquishing this office Sir Thomas was, on June 15, 1879, promoted to be Admiral of the fleet; and less than a year later he was made a G.C.B. He died at Torquay on November 14 after a lingering illness.1,6,7

Child of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Anna Maria Heywood

Children of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Prestwood Mary Wolrige

Citations

  1. [S117] The Times Newspaper, Nov 15, 1894.
  2. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers for Fawley, 1678-1876 Church of England. Parish Church of Fawley (Hampshire).
  3. [S218] 1861 British Census, Devon. St Mary.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales Marriages, 1538-1940.
  5. [S117] The Times Newspaper, The Times, Tuesday, Feb 19, 1856.
  6. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography, Symonds, Sir Thomas Matthew Charles.
  7. [S205] Newspaper, The Morning Post, January 05, 1895.
  8. [S452] John Murray, The Magdalen College Record, p. 215.
  9. [S205] Newspaper, The Belfast News-Letter (Belfast, Ireland), Tuesday, April 21, 1891.

Thomas Reginald Symonds

M, b. circa November 1864, d. 5 March 1866
     Thomas Reginald Symonds was born circa November 1864 in Devon.1 He was the son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Prestwood Mary Wolrige. Thomas Reginald Symonds died on 5 March 1866 in H.M. Dockyard, Devonport, of diptheria.1

Citations

  1. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Telegraph, 10 March 1866.

Capt. Thomas Symonds RN1

M, b. 10 August 1731, d. 25 May 1792
     Capt. Thomas Symonds RN was baptised on 10 August 1731 at Horringer, Suffolk.2 He was the son of Rev. John Symonds and Mary Spring. Capt. Thomas Symonds RN married firstly Mary Ann Noble. Capt. Thomas Symonds RN married secondly Elizabeth Malet, daughter of Dr. Hugh Mallet and Susanna Hawkes, on 25 March 1780 in Stoke Damerel, Devon.3 On 10 October 1781 he was in command of HMS Charon when his ship, along with three others, Guadaloupe, Fowey and Vulcan together with some transports were burnt in the Chesapeake before Yorktown by red hot shot from the American batteries. Together with Lord Cornwallis who commanded the garrisons of York and Gloucester, he signed the articles of capitulation on behalf of the British naval forces in the York river before George Washington, thus ending the war with America.4 Capt. Thomas Symonds RN died on 25 May 1792 at St. Edmund's Hill at the age of 60.5 He was buried in St Mary’s Parish Church, Pakenham, Suffolk, where he shares a mural tablet with his son Jermyn John.6

Children of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Mary Ann Noble

Children of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 43.
  3. [S89] Family Search, Parish register transcripts, 1595-1837 Church of England. Parish Church of Stoke-Damerel.
  4. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p. 26.
  5. [S524] Sydenham Henry Augustus Hervey, Horringer Parish Registers, p. 354.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.gravestonephotos.com/public/gravedetails.php
  7. [S89] Family Search, Bury St. Edmunds, St. James parish registers. Hervey, Sydenham Henry Augustus.
  8. [S205] Newspaper, Monthly magazine and British register, Volume 40, Part 2, [1815] p. 285.
  9. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.26.
  10. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.27.

Thomazina Symonds1

F
     Thomazina Symonds was the daughter of Robert Symonds de Swynfeilde.1 Thomazina Symonds married Henry Stokes of Ewell.

Child of Thomazina Symonds and Henry Stokes of Ewell

Citations

  1. [S227] John Philipot, The Visitation of Kent, 1619, p. 29.

Rev. William Symonds1

M, b. 30 March 1858, d. 1 July 1918
     Rev. William Symonds was born on 30 March 1858 in Devon.1,2 He was the son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Thomas Matthew Charles Symonds GCB and Prestwood Mary Wolrige.1 Rev. William Symonds was baptised on 13 May 1858 at St. Marychurch, Torbay, Devon.3 He was educated at Eton.1 He graduated in 1881 from Magdalen College B.A., M.A. 1884. He was Rector of Newtown, Tetbury, Gloucestershire.1 He died on 1 July 1918 in Bury St. Edmunds at the age of 60.1,4

Citations

  1. [S452] John Murray, The Magdalen College Record, p. 215.
  2. [S218] 1861 British Census, Devon. St Mary.
  3. [S34] Unverified internet information, Devon Baptism Registers 1538-1915.
  4. [S120] Free BMD.

William Cornwallis Symonds1

M, b. 30 July 1855, d. 6 September 1892
     William Cornwallis Symonds was born on 30 July 1855 in Onehunga, New Zealand.1,2 He was the son of John Jermyn Symonds and Alithea Seymour Wilson.1 William Cornwallis Symonds died on 6 September 1892 in Onehunga at the age of 37 unmarried.2

Citations

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

Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds1

M, b. 1 August 1810, d. 23 November 1841
     Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds was born on 1 August 1810.2 He was the son of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe.1 Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds was baptised on 11 September 1810 at Pennington, Lymington, Hampshire.3 He. Capt Symonds was an officer of the 96th Regiment of Foot of the British Army. He came to New Zealand in the early 1830s as agent of the Waitemata and Manukau Land Company and was instrumental in the founding of Auckland and the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi. He was one of Governor William Hobson's closest and most effective officials and was one of the first six Police Magistrates in New Zealand. He was Chief Magistrate of Auckland and Deputy Surveyor of New Zealand.4 He died on 23 November 1841 in Manukau Harbour, Auckland, New Zealand. At the age of 31.
On an errand of mercy to help Mrs Hamlin, the wife of the Missionary living at Orua Bay who had become ill, Captain William Cornwallis Symonds was drowned. Captain Symonds obtained medical supplies and proceeded to Orua Bay in one of the ships boats. A sudden squall blew up which upset the boat and only one of the five men in her, a Maori oarsman, survived. Of the Company, Captain Symonds, James Adams and Mr McAlpine were drowned. He probably was the first European to drown in the Manukau Harbour.

The United Service Magazine reports: We deeply grieve to record the premature and melancholy fate which, since the above was transmitted, has befallen the highly promising officer in whose company Capt. Best made the journey described in this narrative. Capt. William Cornwallis Symonds, of the 96th Regt., eldest son of the present Surveyor of the Navy, to whom our naval architecture is so deeply and practically indebted, after studying, with marked distinction, at the Senior Department of the Royal Military College, proceeded to New Zealand, his regiment being stationed in New South Wales, with the appointment of Deputy Surveyor-General, for which he was in every respect qualified. Of his assiduity and intelligence in the discharge of very active duties in a region gifted by nature, but as yet imperfectly known, we have recently had proofs in a journal kept by Capt. Symonds, with a perusal of which we were favoured ; and we have reason to know that his personal popularity was unbounded amongst the New Zealanders, whom his manly and humane character materially tended to conciliate and civilize. It is unnecessary to add that he was justly respected and beloved by the European residents. An act of noble solicitude for one of the latter occasioned his lamented death on the 23rd of November last. The wife of a missionary at the settlement being ill, and no medical aid at hand, Capt. Symonds, with characteristic feeling and energy, proceeded himself, at all risks, to a vessel at some distance, to procure the necessary assistance. The weather was rough, the sea ran high, and, on returning from the ship, the boat swamped. Poor Symonds—remarkable for his athletic and handsome person was an expert swimmer, and struck out manfully to gain the shore, some miles distant, with his companion, Mr. Adams, who, after a stout struggle, sank and rose no more. Symonds still persevered, and was long seen buffeting the waves with unsubdued vigour and presence of mind ; but when close to the shore he suddenly disappeared,a shark had pulled him down. The monster was taken, and a portion of the remains was found in its stomach. Thus miserably perished one of the finest young men in the British Service. Capt. Symonds had, not long before, purchased his company, and paid the difference to come on full pay: he has found an early grave in the public service, and in the immediate performance of an act of humanity at great personal hazard.

There are two Symonds Streets in Auckland - the Central City thoroughfare is named after William Cornwallis Symonds, whilst Symonds Street in Onehunga is named after John Jermyn.2

Citations

  1. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.decarteret.org.uk/database/ps02/ps02_450.htm
  2. [S376] Rosemary Haden, "Haden E-Mail," e-mail to John Rees, 2007-2017.
  3. [S89] Family Search, England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975.
  4. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.answers.com/main/ntquery;jsessionid=19sfqe7n1ua58?method=4&dsid=2222&dekey=William+Cornwallis+Symonds&gwp=8&curtab=2222_1&sbid=lc04a.

William Cunningham Symonds1

M, b. 12 February 1832, d. 8 March 1854
     William Cunningham Symonds was christened on 12 February 1832 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire, this record gives his name as William Comingham Symonds.2 He was the son of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1 William Cunningham Symonds died on 8 March 1854 at the age of 22 killed in an accidental explosion whilst supervising the blasting of a root of a tree with gunpowder.
The London Gazette of 21 March mentions a promotion vice 1st. Lt. Symonds, deceased.1,3

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  2. [S34] Unverified internet information, Parish Registers, 1617-1840. Parish Church of Boldre.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, Gentleman's Magazine, 1854, p. 554.

Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS1

M, b. 24 September 1782, d. 30 March 1856
Sir William Symonds, 1850
     Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS. Surveyor of the Navy.2 He was born on 24 September 1782.3 He was the son of Capt. Thomas Symonds RN and Elizabeth Malet.1 Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS went to sea on 27 September 1794. Promoted lieutenant, 14 October 1801 he gained no further promotion until December 1826 when appointed commander and his captaincy on 5 December 1827. He became a retired rear-admiral in 1854.2 He married firstly Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe, daughter of Matthew Luscombe, on 22 April 1808 at East Stonehouse, Plymouth, Devon.4 Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS married secondly Elizabeth Mary De Carteret, daughter of Rear Admiral Philip De Carteret and Mary Rachel Silvester, on 10 March 1818 at Southampton. The marriage of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Susan Mary Briggs was registered in the quarter ending December 1851 in the Williton, Somerset Registration District.5 Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS died on 30 March 1856 at the age of 73 on board the French steamer Nil whilst on his way from Malta to Marseilles, where he is buried.2

Children of Rear Admiral Sir William Symonds KCB, FRS and Elizabeth Saunders Luscombe

Citations

  1. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families, p.26.
  2. [S21] Various editors, Dictionary of National Biography.
  3. [S205] Newspaper, The Gentleman's magazine, Volume 45.
  4. [S239] Annual Register, 1808.
  5. [S120] Free BMD.
  6. [S34] Unverified internet information, http://www.decarteret.org.uk/database/ps02/ps02_450.htm
  7. [S89] Family Search, Parish registers for Fawley, 1678-1876 Church of England. Parish Church of Fawley (Hampshire).

Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds1,2

F, b. 6 March 1836, d. 26 January 1909
     Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds was christened on 6 March 1836 at the Parish Church, Boldre, Hampshire.3 She was the daughter of Vice-Admiral Thomas Edward Symonds and Lucinde Marie Louise Antoinette Touzi.1,2 Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds married Maj. Gen. Francis Edward Cox RE, son of Samuel Fortnom Cox and Mary Emily Sheffield, on 5 September 1861 in Hordle Church, Lymington, Hampshire, the marriage was conducted by the Rev. Clement H. Gosset, rector of Langton Herring, Dorset, assisted by the Rev. Lewis Campbell, vicar of Milford.4 Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds appears on the census of 1881 at 9 St. Johns Terrace, Radipole, Dorset, together with her children Rosamund, Felicia, Walter, St. John and a servant Ellen Flood.3 She appears on the census of 5 April 1891 at Melcombe Regis, Dorset, described as a lodger, living on her own means.5 She died on 26 January 1909 in Weymouth at the age of 72, her address at that time was 9 Royal Terrace, Weymouth.6

Children of Zébée Helen Amilia Jessie Symonds and Maj. Gen. Francis Edward Cox RE

Citations

  1. [S12] Christopher John Rees, CJR family tree.
  2. [S17] John Gask, Les Jumelles and their families.
  3. [S50] British Census 1881.
  4. [S205] Newspaper, Hampshire Advertiser - Saturday 14 September 1861.
  5. [S94] 1891 British Census, Weymouth, Melcombe Regis, Dorset.
  6. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1861-1941.
  7. [S95] Anne Hollis, Cox Family Tree, p. 11.

Henry Tadlowe1

M, d. January 1631
     Henry Tadlowe was the son of Henry Tadlowe.2 Henry Tadlowe. Attorney of Coventry. He married firstly Lucy Sewall, daughter of William Sewall and Anne Wagstaffe. On 29 December 1627 Henry Tadlowe was living in Coventry, Warwickshire, there exists a note from Richard Bothe to John Gregorye, requesting him to bring the sum owing for his fee farm rents in Corley and Coventry to the house of Henry Tadlowe in Coventry by 18 January next where they will be collected.3 He made a will on 16 January 1631 and proved a month later.4 He died in January 1631.

Citations

  1. [S5] William Darcy McKeough, McKeough Family Tree.
  2. [S295] William Camden, The Visitation of Warwick in 1619, p. 271.
  3. [S140] Unknown compiler, "Shakespeare Birthplace Trust", Ancestral File, Gregory of Stivichall Estate Papers - Taxation Receipts DR10/1570.
  4. [S232] Ancestry.com, England & Wales, Prerogative Court of Canterbury Wills, 1384-1858.