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Richard Symes
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Birth: May, 1657
Gloucestershire, England
Death: May 27, 1728

Merchant and shipmaster who lived at Blackheath in Lewisham, then part of Kent, and at Bristol in Gloucestershire, also with property on Antigua.

In his will dated Jul. 17, 1723, he left his estate in remainder to the issue of his deceased brother William Symes, Gent. (d. 1687) by Mary Walrond Symes (d. 1720), then in remainder to the issue of his brother Charles. Unfortunately when the church where he is buried was pulled down in 1774 the Symeses' monuments were not retained. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Thomas Symes (1621 - 1670)
  Amy Bridges Symes (1621 - 1662)
 
 Spouses:
  Mary Hawkes Symes (____ - 1702)*
  Charlotte Bridgeman Symes (____ - 1718)*
 
 Siblings:
  Thomas Symes (1641 - 1681)*
  George Symes (1643 - 1698)*
  Charles Symes (1650 - 1709)*
  Amy Symes Trewman (1651 - 1677)*
  Henry Symes (1653 - 1714)*
  Elizabeth Symes (1656 - 1676)*
  Richard Symes (1657 - 1728)
  Benjamin Symes (1659 - 1662)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
To the memory of Richard Symes, of Blackheath, in this Parish, Esq., who departed this life on Monday, the 27 of May, 1728, in the 72nd year of his age. He was the son of Thomas Symes, of Winterbourne, in the County of Gloucester, Esq., who married Amy, the sister of Sir Thomas Bridges, of Keynsham, in the County of Somersett, Knt., by whom he had 12 sons and 4 daughters. The above-named Richard was the tenth son. By his last will, bearing the date the 17 day of July, 1723, he desired that a monument might be erected by his executor in memory of him and his second wife, Charlotte Symes, who also lyes here interred; she was the daughter of Sir Orlando Bridgman, of Ridley, in the County of Chester, baronett; she died the 3 day of March, 1718, in the 37th year of her age. His third wife was Elizabeth, the eldest daughter of the Right Honourable Mathew Ducie Morton, Baron Morton of Morton, in the County of Stafford, who is now living.
 
Note: Beneath the inscription were these Arms: Azure, 3 escallops in pale or (Symes), impaling argent ten plates sable, on a chief argent a lion passant sable (Bridgeman).
 
Burial:
St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
Lewisham
London Borough of Lewisham
Greater London, England
Plot: Chancel
 
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Nov 21, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101073894
 


- Diane Kunz
 Added: Sep. 20, 2014

- Todd Whitesides
 Added: Oct. 16, 2013
 
 
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