By 1670 she was the wife of William Symes, gentleman (d. 1687).
In his will dated Oct. 27, 1670 Lawrence Walrond, gentleman, of Langridge, Somerset, made his "kinswoman" Mrs. Mary Symes the legatee of all his lands at Langridge and gave her the executorship of his estate. Also given smaller bequests were "kinsmen" Edward and Lawrence Walrond and cousin John Webb. Her husband William Symes, Gent., had the will proved on Nov. 7, 1671, but Mary had to file the estate again on Sept. 7, 1691.
Mary had her posthumous son Richard Symes baptized on Feb. 26, 1687/8 at Holy Trinity Church, in Doynton, Gloucestershire.
In the will of her husband's aunt Elizabeth Bridges Langton dated Feb. 12, 1696, Mary [described as "wife of my nephew William Symes"] was left a bequest of £5, her sons William, Thomas, and Richard £10 each, and her daughter Amy Symes £10, but in a codicil dated Jan. 13, 1699 Amy was left additional furniture and silver plateware.
By the terms of his will dated Jul. 17, 1723, Mary's brother-in-law Richard Symes settled his estate first on her son Richard [described in the will as "son of my late brother Wm Symes"], with remainder to Richard [described in the will as "son of my nephew Thos Symes"], with remainder to another Symes [described in the will as "eldest son of the sd Thomas"], and finally to William [described in the will as Thomas's brother "William Symes, Clerk, & to his Sons"]. In addition were the following bequests, Richard Symes the executorship, Capt. Thomas Symes £300, and William Symes £100. One of the difficulties of sorting through this family is that Mary Walrond Symes and her husband William had three sons with the same names as William's brother Charles' three sons.
William Symes (____ - 1687)*
William Sims (____ - 1726)*
Note: Mary Symes, widow, buried May 3, 1720
St Mary the Virgin Churchyard
London Borough of Lewisham
Greater London, England
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Nov 30, 2012
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