|Death: ||Jan. 22, 1670|
A longtime resident of Winterbourne in Gloucestershire, he married Amy Bridges on Jun. 3, 1640 at St John the Baptist Church in Keynsham, Somerset. A parish register for Winterbourne shows that Thomas Symes "hath given unto the church the summe of 20 shillings for a pew or seate (formerly Mr Williams') in the sayde church." On Mar. 20, 1658 he witnessed the will of Thomas Buck, lord of Winterbourne manor, and in the will of Buck's widow Elizabeth, dated Feb. 25, 1660, "my good friends Mr Thomas Symes & his wife" were each left a mourning ring in remembrance. In the collection of the Gloucestershire Archives at Clarence Row, Alvin Street in Gloucester, is a volume labeled 'The Guise Family and Its Gloucestershire Properties' [reference no. D326/F1], which is an account book containing the estate and domestic memoranda of Thomas Symes of Winterbourne, including details of his children's births, his children's education at the 'College School' [later known as the King's School, Gloucester], expenditures and provisions for his children, hearth tax payments, royal aid, etc. from 1663-1670. The collection continues with an account of the estate's next proprietor, William Guise (1648-1716) and his son Henry (1678-1749).
In addition to the children listed below, Thomas and Amy were the parents of: Capt John Symes (member of the Council of Antigua, dead by 1687), Edward Symes of Bridgwater, Somerset (bapt. Ash Wednesday, 1645 at Doynton), Joseph Symes (bapt. Feb. 14, 1659/60 at Winterbourne), Mary Symes, and Katherine Symes (bapt. Sept. 22, 1652 at Winterbourne, and married Oct. 28, 1679 at Doynton to Thomas Harris).
John Symes (1573 - 1661)
Amy Horner Symes
Amy Bridges Symes (1624 - 1662)*
George Symes (____ - 1698)*
Thomas Symes (1641 - 1681)*
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)*
Here also lyes the Body of Thomas Symes, of this Parish, Esqr. Son of John Symes, of Ponsford in the County of Somerset, Esqr. who deceased the 22 day of January 1669[/70], Aged 48 Years.
Note: On the monument are these Arms: Azure, three escallops in pale Or (Symes), impaling, Argent, on a cross sable a leopard's face Or (Bridges).
Saint Michael's Churchyard
Created by: Todd Whitesides
Record added: Oct 07, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77809495