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Thomas Symes
Birth: 1621
Taunton Deane Borough
Somerset, England
Death: Jan. 22, 1670
South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority
Gloucestershire, England

Fourth and youngest son of John Symes (1573-1661), esquire, of Poundisford Lodge, by his wife Amy Horner Symes, daughter of Thomas Horner (1547-1612), esquire, of Cloford Manor, by his second wife Jane Popham Horner (d. 1591).

Thomas Symes married on June 3, 1640 at St John the Baptist Church in Keynsham, Somerset, to Amy Bridges (1621-1662), daughter of Edward Bridges (d. 1639), esquire, of Keynsham, by his wife Philippa Speke Bridges (d. 1628). 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 March 20, 1658 he witnessed the will of Thomas Buck, lord of Winterbourne manor, and in the will of Buck's widow Elizabeth, dated February 25, 1660, "my good friends Mr Thomas Symes & his wife" were each left a mourning ring in remembrance. In 1662 Thomas and his brother Henry Symes assigned the manor of Middlezoy to William Strode of Newnham. 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], 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), William Symes (d. 1687, husband of Mary Symes), 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. September 22, 1652 at Winterbourne, and who married Thomas Harris at Doynton, October 28, 1679). 
Family links: 
  John Symes (1573 - 1661)
  Amy Horner Symes
  Amy Bridges Symes (1621 - 1662)*
  John Symes (____ - 1687)*
  William Symes (____ - 1687)*
  Thomas Symes (1641 - 1681)*
  George Symes (1643 - 1698)*
  Edward Symes (1645 - ____)*
  Charles Symes (1650 - 1710)*
  Amy Symes Trewman (1651 - 1677)*
  Katherine Symes Harris (1652 - ____)*
  Henry Symes (1653 - 1714)*
  Elizabeth Symes (1656 - 1676)*
  Richard Symes (1657 - 1728)*
  Benjamin Symes (1659 - 1662)*
  Joseph Symes (1660 - ____)*
  Katharine Symes Drewe*
  Dulcibella Symes Hodges (____ - 1628)*
  Jane Symes Seymour*
  Susanna Symes Newton (____ - 1673)*
  Elizabeth Symes Martyn (____ - 1663)*
  Edith Symes Gorges*
  Henry Symes (1609 - 1682)*
  Thomas Symes (1621 - 1670)
*Calculated relationship
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).
St. Michael the Archangel Churchyard
South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority
Gloucestershire, England
Plot: Vault beneath Chancel
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Record added: Oct 07, 2011
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