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Thomas Symes

  • Birth 1621 Pitminster, Taunton Deane Borough, Somerset, England
  • Death 22 Jan 1670 Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
  • Burial Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
  • Plot Vault beneath Chancel
  • Memorial ID 77809495

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).

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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.

Gravesite Details 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).
  • Created by: Todd Whitesides
  • Added: 7 Oct 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 77809495
  • Todd Whitesides
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Thomas Symes (1621–22 Jan 1670), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77809495, citing St. Michael the Archangel Churchyard, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .