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 Amy <I>Bridges</I> Symes

Amy Bridges Symes

Whitelackington, South Somerset District, Somerset, England
Death 30 Apr 1662 (aged 40-41)
Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
Burial Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England
Plot Vault beneath Chancel
Memorial ID 77809548 · View Source
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Daughter of Edward Bridges, esquire, of Keynsham, by his wife Philippa Speke Bridges, Amy was baptized on May 10, 1621 at Whitelackington, the residence of her mother's family. On June 3, 1640 she married Thomas Symes at Keynsham, then afterwards settled at Winterbourne becoming the mother of twelve sons, including [birth order estimated] Thomas, George, John, Edward, William, Charles, Henry, Richard, Joseph, and Benjamin, as well as four daughters, Mary, Amy (wife of Samuel Trewman), Katherine (wife of Thomas Harris), and Elizabeth.

Five of her sons, George, John, William, Henry, and Richard, were merchant adventurers and ship masters of Bristol with holdings on Antigua.

Amy's brother Sir Thomas Bridges (1615-1706) was an ardent Cavalier, royalist Governor of Bath, and High Sheriff of Somerset.

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In Memory of Amy, the wife of Thomas Symes, Esqr. of this Parish, Daughter of Edward Bridges, of Keynsham in the County of Somerset, Esqr. descended from the noble Family of the Lord Chandois, Baron of Sudely Castle in the County of Gloucester, who through her Extraction was Honourable, yet by her Examplary Life and Manners became an honour to her Family and after 17 Years spent in her minority and 20 Years in Wedlock in which interval she was mother of twelve Sons and four Daughters, changed this mortal State for an immortall the 30th of April 1662.

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].
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  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Amy Bridges Symes (1621–30 Apr 1662), Find A Grave Memorial no. 77809548, citing St. Michael the Archangel Churchyard, Winterbourne, South Gloucestershire Unitary Authority, Gloucestershire, England ; Maintained by Todd Whitesides (contributor 47553735) .