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Deputy Gov. Samuel SYMONDS

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  • Name Samuel SYMONDS 
    Title Deputy Gov. 
    Born Bef 9 Jun 1595  Great Yeldham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 9 Jun 1595  Great Yeldham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN LWV7-04 
    Will 16 Feb 1673 
    Codicil 13 Jan 1676 
    Codicil 8 Jan 1678 
    Codicil 8 Jan 1678 
    Probate Nov, 6, 1678 Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 12 Oct 1678  Boston, Suffolk County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 6 Nov 1678 
    Notes 

    • (1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of August 24, 2007, Batch No.: C043381, Dates: 1560 - 1812, Source Call No.: 0857068, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6909005, Type: Film, Sheet: 00:

      SAMUELL SYMONS
      Male

      Event(s):
      Christening: 09 JUN 1595 Great Yeldham, Essex, England

      Parents:
      Father: RICHARD SYMONS

      (2) Appleton, William S., Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, Cambridge, MA.: J. Wilson and Son, 1870, pp. 61-102:

      SAMUEL SYMONDS, founder of the family in America, fourth son of Richard of Great Yeham, Essex, was born in that parish in 1595, and baptized 9 June of that year. He was a Cursitor in Chancery, and married at Great Yeldham, 2 April, 1617, Dorothy, eldest daughter of Thomas Harlakenden, of Earl's Colne, Essex, where she was baptized 12 December, 1596. He owned the estate of Olivers in Toppesfield, next parish to Great Yeldham, and lived there twenty years. They had twelve children born at Toppesfield, four of whom died there young. His wife was buried there 3 August, 1636.

      In the next, year he moved to New England, and settled at Ipswich, and was made Freeman of the Colony of Massachusetts in March, 1638, without the title of Mr., to which he certainly had good claim. Before this, he had married Martha, daughter of Edmund Read of Wickford in Essex, widow of Daniel Epes, step-daughter of Rev. Hugh Peter, and sister of the second wife of John Winthrop, Jr. Among the Winthrop Papers, printed by the Massachusetts Historical Society (Collections, Fourth Series, Vol. VII.), is a letter from Samuel Symonds, written probably from Boston to his brother-in-law Winthrop at Ipswich, containing most particular directions about a house, of which the latter was superintending the building. I shall not reprint the letter here, but it is interesting as giving perhaps the fullest contemporary description known of such a house as was at this early date built by one of the richer settlers in New England. The letter is unfortunately not dated. In it Symonds says, "my wife her tyme draweth very near," and mentions his daughter as at Ipswich, probably on a visit, unless he means his step-daughter Elizabeth Epes, who seems to have lived with John Winthrop, Jr. In another letter, apparently dated 14 December, 1637, Symonds says, "I resolved to take the oportunity of my father's barke, now at Boston, to send certaine necessarie things by it, as far as Salem, that soe by some meanes or other, they may be gotten to Argilla," his farm at Ipswich.

      He was sent Deputy from Ipswich to the General Court of 2 May, 1638, and the same year was appointed, with Mr. Woodbridge and Mr. Hubbard, to join the Magistrates in keeping the County Court at Ipswich. The latter duty he also discharged the three following years, and in 1640 was chosen to record all mortgages, bargains, sales and grants of houses, lands, rents, and other hereditaments within the jurisdiction of Ipswich Court. The first volume of these records, now at Salem, is almost wholly written in his beautiful round hand, as are also the town records of Ipswich for a few years between 1639 and 1645. We shall find that he was constantly employed in this colony in duties, for which his professional education and experience in England particularly fitted him. He was one of six gentlemen, appointed 9 October, 1641, to keep Court at Pascataquack, then decided to be within the jurisdiction of Massachusetts. In 1642 he was one of a committee of the General Court "to consider whether in tryall of causes to retaine or dismise juries." He was a Deputy to most of the General Courts before 10 May, 1643, when he was "chosen an Assistant, & tooke his oathe." He was a Selectman of Ipswich in 1644 and a few other years, and was a member of the committee of the town "for makeinge of a Rule for settleinge of mens pprieties in respect of the variacon from the Grants." His duties as a Colonial Magistrate seem to have interfered to prevent him from holding offices of honor in the town, and his name is not often found on the records of the latter.

      In 1644 he was on a committee with Bellingham and Saltonstall with "full power to heare & determine all businesses at Hampton, both about their differences, offences, & a new plantation," and the same year was again appointed to keep a Court at Pascataqua, as also in 1645, when it is called Dover. In this year he was put in Bellingham's place on the committee for Essex County to meet on 12 November, "to consult together, & to returne to this Cort a result of their thoughts, that this Corte may pceede thereupon to satisfy ye expectation of the country in establishing a body of lawes." He also appears as one of seven gentlemen who petitioned the General Court to be established a free company of adventurers, with extensive privileges, which was granted.

      In 1648 he was one of the committee "to fuse the articles of or confederation wth the United Colonies," with instructions as to its duty and powers. Next year he was appointed to keep Courts for Norfolk County at Salisbury and Hampton; and also in 1651, in which year he was chosen by the inhabitants of Ipswich as one of the Feoffees of the Grammar School of that town, founded by Robert Payne, and held the office till his death. 23 October, 1652, the General Court issued a commission to him as one of six gentlemen, "to setle the civil government amongst the inhabitants of Kittery, the Ile of Shoales, Accomenticus, and so to the most northerly extent of our patent," charging them with various duties to be performed, "as in your wisdomes and discretions yow shall judge most to conduce to the glory of God, the peace and welfare of the people there, and the maintenance of our oune just rights and interest." The return of the commissioners may be read at full length in the fourth volume of the Records of Massachusetts. In 1653 he was chairman of a committee "to joyne with such of the comissioners for the United Colonies as they shall please to nominate, to draw up the case respecting the Dutch and Indeans," and of another to consider "whither the comissioners of the United Collonies have power, by the artickles of agreement, to determine the justice of an offencive or vindictive warre, and to ingage the collonies therein," which was decided in the negative.

      In 1654 he was chairman of an important committee of three, "to examine, compare, reconcile, and place together, in good order, all former lawes, both printed and written, and make fitt titles and tables for ready recourse to any particular conteined in them, and to present the same unto the next Court of Elecain, to be considered of, that so order may be taken for the printing of them together in one booke, whereby they be more usefull then now they are or cann be." This year he was also on a committee "to drawe up severall letters, to his highnes the Lord Protectors letter, ye letter for ye gentm of ye corporation, & Mr Winslows, as also to drawe up a narrative, in way of remonstrance, of all matters respecting that which is charged on this Court concerning the breach of the conf?deracy, for the vindication of this Courts actiones in such respect." About the same time he appears as buying from George Dell, master of the ship Goodfellow, "two of the Irish youthes brought over by order of the State of England: the name of one of them is William Dalton the other Edward Welch?sum six & twenty pounds in corn merchantable or live cattell at or before the end of October next." There seems to be some doubt about the names of these unfortunate men, as they are afterwards called William Downing and Philip Welch. Mr. Symonds was obliged to bring an action to enforce his authority and ownership, and his declaration in the case may be seen in the New-England Historical and Genealogical Register for 1865.

      In 1655 he was appointed to keep Courts at Dover and York, and to take under the government of Massachusetts "all persons not yet subjected to this government that are inhabiting wthin the northerly line of our patent, so farr as it is extended," and also to keep the Courts in Norfolk. In 1658, in consequence of disorders in the eastern parts, he was one of the commissioners appointed "to repaire to Black Point, Richmonds Island, & Casco, . . . to take in the inhabitants thereof into our jurisdiction." The return of the commissioners is printed in the fourth volume of the Records of Massachusetts. In the previous year, 1657, as Justice of the County Court of Essex, he gave judgment in the case of George Giddings, plaintiff, against Edward Browne, defendant. The documents relating to this case occupy more than twenty pages in Hutchinson's Collection of Original Papers. The clergymen in New England being usually supported by voluntary contributions, the town of Ipswich, in 1656, voted to give ??100 towards building or buying a house for Rev. Mr. Cobbet, and the question was whether this vote was binding on those who objected to it and refused to pay. The selectmen of Ipswich ordered the marshal, Edward Browne, to distrain on such as refused, and this action of trespass upon the case was brought by one of those, whose houses he had entered for that purpose. The judge, Symonds, found for the plaintiff, and expressed at some length the grounds of his judgment. His opinion is too long to be quoted here, and all the documents are curious and well worth reading. Appeal was taken from the decision, and the whole matter was finally referred to the General Court, which decided in favor of the vote of the town as binding, thus reversing the judgment of Mr. Symonds.

      In June, 1661, he was a member of an important committee of prominent men, appointed "to consider & debate such matter or thing of publicke concernment touching our pattent, lawes, priviledges, & duty to his majty as they in theire wisdome shall judge most expedient, & drawe up the result of theire apprhenszins, & present the same to the next session for consideration & approbation, that so (if the will of God be) wee may speake & act the same thing, becomeing prudent, honest, conscientious, & faithfull men." He was this year ordered to keep Courts at Hampton and Salisbury; in 1663, was ordered to keep the next County Court for Suffolk, and in 1664 again in Norfolk.

      Among the Winthrop Papers, in the volume before named, is a letter from Symonds to his brother-in-law Winthrop, written in 1662, in which is the following interesting and touching passage:?

      "I have still one brother living. [This was Richard Fitz Symonds, who by will left his brother Samuel one hundred pounds.] He hath a good estate; he is a batchellour. When I was in England he loved me well. I know not now, how I am in his minde; but brother, if you did make a journy to see him, & (as occasion may be taken) to speake of me, as you shall see good, I shall add this courtecy to the heap of your former high deservings. The rest of my cosens are (I take it) well provided for. I am loath to be as one utterly forgotten by one soe related (if God see meet). But I confesse it is a tender stringe, & he bath need of wisdome that can finger it well. He dwelleth at the Poole in Much Yeldham, neare Castle Heningham in Essex, about six miles from Erls Colne, where my kinrid of the Harlakindens live, which if alsoe you please to vizitt, kindly commending me to them all & every one of them, it wilbe very gratfull."

      From the same letter we learn that his second wife was living in the early part of 1662, but was "very crazy"; she certainly died during that year, and in April, or May, 1663, he married Rebecca, widow, first of Henry Byley, secondly of John Hall, and thirdly of Rev. William Worcester. Her parentage was long a matter of doubt, but she is now plainly identified as daughter of Bennett Swayne, of Salisbury, England. She survived her fourth husband, and died 21 July, 1695, aged 78.

      In 1665 he was chairman of a committee " to give answer to Secretary Morrise his letter, & to consider what is further necessary to be donne in refference to what hath past betweene the honorable comissioners & this Court as it relates to England." The same year he and Thomas Danforth were ordered to repair to York, to keep a County Court, and to appoint civil and military officers and' commissioners. In 1668 he was appointed to keep County Courts in Norfolk, and in 1672 in Yorkshire. 7 May, 1673, he was chosen Deputy Governor, in succession to Leverett elected Governor. His services certainly deserved this compliment, a barren one, it must be confessed, to a man of 78 years. In this year he was chairman of a committee to consider of these three questions:?" 1 Q. Whither according to pattent there be a negative vote in any part of the Generall Court; if there be, then in what cases. Secondly. How farr our possitive lawes doe in this matter agree wth or disagree from the patent. 3 Q. Where the use of the negative voat causeth an obstruction in any matter of necessity to be concluded or of great moment to the publick, what may be the best expedient for an issue, whither by lot or otherwise." In 1675 he was on the committee to settle the trouble in Salem Church between Rev. Messrs. Higginson and Nicholet; and the same year, on account of the Indian war, obtained a guard of two men for his house, which was "so remoate from neighbours, & he so much necessitated to be on the countrys service."

      In the records of the General Court for October, 1678, we read, "The Court judgeth it matter of incumbancy to take care for an honnorble & decent interment of ye late Deputy Gov'nor, & doe hereby order, that the country Treasurer forthwith deliver the sum of twenty pounds, in money or such other pay as may be necessary for such an end, to Mr Daniel Epps, Senior, to be as an addition to what shallbe expended by his relations on that account." The exact day of his death is not known. It is on record among the papers at the State House, Boston, that he died on 13 October; John Hull's Diary says, "Oct. 12. Samuel Symonds, Esq., the Deputy-Governor, died in Boston, the General Court sitting," while the following entry is found. in an interleaved almanac of Samuel Sewall, "1678. 8, 11, Samuel Symonds Esq. Dep. Gov. buried."

      The Rev. Dr. Felt thus writes of him in the "HISTORY OF IPSWICH, ESSEX, AND HAMILTON":?

      "Who, that reviews the different and multiplied duties of Mr. Symonds, and the devoted and patriotic spirit, with which he discharged them, can truly deny that he merited the full, repeated, important, and long confidence placed in him by the public authorities? Nor was he less honored in the private walks of life. Whatever he undertook, whether business of town, county, colony, or country, he did not leave it, till he had expended upon it all the time, attention, and exertion which he ought. His politics, principles, and practices, were not swayed by corrupt ambition, but were deeply seasoned by the salt of piety, which induced him to seek first for the approbation of God, and then, as a consequence, to act for the best good of those, whose interests were committed to his care. The circle of his benevolence, his motives, and conduct, was not merely confined to the civilized, but also extended to the heathen, to whom he was an instrument of sending the Gospel more fully than it had been. His was a mind which looked at earthly concerns in the light of Revelation. His was a soul affected and moved more by eternal realities than by things temporal. His was a life which took hold on judgment, and secured the blessedness of justification through the Redeemer."

      I will only add that he seems to me to have possessed that combination of true religious feeling with great firmness, not to say obstinacy, which was so much needed in the founding and early days of this colony, and which was so perfectly in place, and fully in agreement, with the men, among whom he found himself in Massachusetts.
      I quote from his letters various passages illustrating his character. 1637, to John Winthrop, Jr., at Ipswich:?

      "I heare that your Church hath setled the choyce of your ministers in their offices, & that now things are likely to goe on very well comfortablely, which ministers matter of great joy to all that love Jesus Christ. And truely the peace of any Church (because pretious) is soe difficult to preserve, in respect of the subtilty & mallice of the common enemy, that it requires answerable cautelousnes on all hands, every one waighing well that one sentence of the Apostle, Let every one esteeme an other better then him selfe, studdy the vally-way to rise to true honour."

      1647, to Governor John Winthrop:?

      "Troubles and difficulties we must looke for (if we will reere a building to the Lord) but the encouragement exceeds when we consider the worke is his. . . . The scope of what I would expresse is, to observe Gods providences in mans motions at this tyme seeme plainly to tend to settle his people here, and to recover new English spirit for Christs kingdome againe. . . . Is not government in church and common weale (according to Gods owne rules) that new heaven and earth promised, in the fullnes accomplished when the Jewes come in, and the first fruites begun in this part New England, though neglected by many and opposed by some? Now to name what seemes to be Gods ende in bringing his people hether, whatever more there may be which tyme may yet discover. 1. To be an occasion to stirre up the zeale of the two nations to sett upon reformation of religion, and that with good successe. 2. To have liberty and power to sett up Gods owne ordinances in church government, and thereby to hold forth matter of conviction to the episcopacy and others that this way of church government and civill government may stand together. 3. To exercise the graces of the richer sort in a more mixt condition, they shall have the liberty of good government in their hands, yet with the abatement of their outward estates. And that the poorer sort (held under in England) should have inlargement. 4. To afford a hiding place for some of his people that stood for the truth while the nation was exercised unto blood. 5. To have an opportunity to trayne up a godly skillfull soldiery, which shortly may be imployed against that blasphemous citty. And to these may be added (at least a sprinkling) of godly seamen, formerly rare in the world. 6. To make this place a rendezvous for our deare English friends when they shall make their voyages to the West Indies, to dry up that Euphrates. 7. To be hopeful instruments in Gods hand to gaine these Indians to Christs king- dome. Which mercy if attained in any considerable measure will make us goe singing to our graves. . . . Sir, its conceived this place will prove either very honourable or very meene and contemptable, according as religion is attended or neglected."

      1654, to John Winthrop, Jr., on the death of a child of the latter:

      "If I were present with you & my sister, in these two things I should endeavour; first, to help support your spirits under such a stroke, then to cast which way may be best for spirituall improvement. For the first, it tends to support to consider who it is that hath done it: he that is bound to give noe account of his matters: & not too much to pore upon this, or that, which might have prevented, as its likly you are apt to conceive; and secondly, that you therewith labour to apply that generall soule comforting promise, viz: All things shall worke together for the good of them that love God. And for spirituall improvement, such providences may well minde us of the uncertainty of all earthly enjoyments, therefore to put us on the move to obtayne assurance of such as are both full & lasting. When, through spetiall grace, the heart, seeing the emptines of the creature, rests in the fullnes that is in Jesus Christ, it is in spirituall health. Health you know is sweet, though the pill that procureth it be bitter. I might add, you have many children still; count you have none, give them all to the Lord; & then shall you be sure to have them againe with advantage."

      1662, to John Winthrop, Jr., at London:?

      "I heare what a dangerous passage you had; it may put us in minde of the extreame difficulties & hassards doe attende our pilgrimage to that heavenly country. We had need labor with all our might, to get a sure safe arrivall at that haven."

      Samuel Symonds left a good property, consisting principally of real estate, of which he had bought, and received by grant, from the town of Ipswich and the General Court, a very large amount. The following is on record at Salem in the first volume of Ipswich Deeds, written in his own clear hand:?

      Granted by the freemen of the Towne of Ipswich to Samuel Symonds of Ipswich in New England Gent a farme of five hundred acres of ground vpland meadowe pporconable Anno Dni 1637: which farme was laid out accordingly: It is since called Ollivers; The said farme (at the day of the Date of this & other Coppies following) is thus bounded viz: that end thereof towards the North-east abutteth vpon the now comon ground of the Towne of Ipswich beyonde part of the west meadowes: that part thereof towards the south-east abutteth vpon certayne ground of mr William Payne that end thereof towards south west abutteth vpon a little Brooke called Pye Brooke that side thereof towards the North west abutteth partly vpon the ground of Thomas Dorman parly vpon comon ground & ptly vpon the farme now or late of mr John Winthrope the yonger To have to hold the said five hundred acres of ground with the apprtnncs to him the said Samuel Symonds his heires & assignes for ever./

      Item granted as aforesaid unto the said Samuel Symonds & at the time aforesaid a planting Lott of six acres of ground, which planting Lott was laid out, and abutteth vpon the south-west end of mr Richard Saltonstalls meadowe lying neare Creeke called Labour in vayne Creek according to marked trees betweene mr Saltonstalls said meadow the said six acre Lott, the North-end of the said planting lott abutteth vpon the ground of mr Nathaniel Rogers Pastor of the Church of Ipswich from a marked tree neare the cornr of mr Saltonstalls said meadowe all a longe the middle of the said Swampe to the marked tree which is the corner tree vpon Argilla farme-line runninge thence to a little meadowe of the said mr Rogers the rest of the said Lott abutteth partly vpon a pcell of ground granted to mr John winthrop the yonger in consideracon of a high-way taken out of his then farme now the farme & ground of the said Samuel Symonds called Argilla & partly vpon other grounds of the said farme./

      Item Granted as aforesaid to the said Samuel Symonds all that pcell of ground both marsh & vpland lying at the hether-most side of Saggamore hill not exceeding forty acres (which proveth in quantity much vnder forty acres) and the said ground abutteth as followeth viz: that side thereof towards the west abutteth vpon the land nowe of Thomas Bishop, part vpon the land of Thomas wells part vpon the land of Mathias Button & part vpon the marsh ground of the widdow Lumpkyn and the rest vpon the marshes belonging to Castle-hill & the marshes belonging to the other hills called the Ilandsnow the lands of the said Samuel Symonds./

      Item the said Samuel Symonds is possessed of a farme called Argilla contayning by estimacon three hundred & Twenty acres (with the addicons aforesaid) be it more or lesse, as it is now genally fenced round; and it lyeth vpon & beyonde the Creek called Labour in vayne Creeke towards the south in a place formly called Chebaccoe; which farme was granted by the freemen of the Towne of Ipswich (divers yeares since) to John winthrop the yonger, Esqr. To have & to hold the pmisses with the aprptnncs to him the said John winthrop his heires & assigner for ever: which said farme the said John winthrop sould to the said Samuel Symonds by his deede bearing date the eight day of 12th month Anne. Dni 1637./

      Item the said Samuel Symonds is possessed of a pcell of ground contayning by estimacon one acre & a halfe be it more or lesse abutting on the east side thereof vpon the lower end of mr William Hubbards Close before his Towne-howse & the rest of the said pcell of ground is surrounded with high-wayes which said pcell of ground was part of Mr John winthrops six acre Lott there which the freemen of the Towne of Ipswich granted to him; and which said pcell of ground the said John winthrop hath granted to the said Samuel Symonds by his Deed bearing Date 24 of October Anno Dni 1638./

      Item the said Samuel Symonds is possessed of a Towne-howse & howse-Lott contayning by estimacon three acres be it more or lesse which howse-lott on the North side thereof abutteth vpon the meeting-howse greene vpon the North east end thereof it abutteth vpon the howse lott of william white vpon the south east side thereof it abutteth vpon Ipswich River & william ffullers Lott and vpon the south west end thereof it abutteth vpon the highway leading to the meeting-howse which howse lott first mentioned the Towne of Ipswich viz: the freemen thereof granted to Henry Sewall the elder gent to have & to hold the same with the apprtnncs to him the said Henry Sewall his heires & assignes for ever. which said howse-Lott the said Henry Sewall sould with the apprtnncs to the said Samuel Symonds by his Deed bearing Date the sixt day of the first month Anno Dni 1637. [I feel sure that this is a mistake for 1638.]

      The Date of giving out these coppies is the xvith day of December Anno Dni 1645./

      by vs selected herevnto according to order of Court./

      RICHARD SALTONSTALL
      DANIEL DENISON
      SAMUELL APPLETON.
      THOMAS ROWLINGSON. Constable.
      JOHN GAGE Lott-layer.

      10 December, 1642, the town of Ipswich passed this vote:?

      "Granted to mr Samuel Symonds that his farme consisting of 500 acres of ground which lyeth towards the west side of the Towne (& is Comonly called Ollivers) shall or may (for the prop use of the farme) be constantly supplied with Timber & fire wood, off the Comons. To injoye to him his heires & Assignes."

      On 1 January, 1645, he bought of his brother-in-law Winthrop the estate called Castle-Hill, which the town of Ipswich had granted to Winthrop in 1636. Symonds had to prove his title at a trial in 1647, and the trouble he had is told in a letter to Winthrop, printed by the Massachusetts Historical Society in the volume before quoted. The General Court-of Massachusetts made him many large grants of land, as follows: 1648, five hundred acres of land in the Pequot country. 1651, three hundred acres "beyond the River of Merremacke, . . . with free liberty for timber, provided he sett up a sawe mille there wthin the space of seven yeeres." 1653, five hundred acres, in reference to his "service donne for the countrie at Yorke, Kittery, &c." 1657, he was allowed to take three hundred acres on this side of the Connecticut River in exchange for part of his former grants. 1658, in right of these grants he took possession of six hundred and forty acres on Lamper Eele River, between Dover and Exeter. 1659, he is desired to take land in some other place instead of on the Connecticut, as before granted, but the same year he was granted one hundred and sixty acres on that river above Northampton. 1659, he was also granted any island in Casco Bay not exceeding five hundred acres, as a recompense for services done. 1660, in consideration of the resignation of his three hundred acres on the Connecticut, he was granted one hundred in another part, additional, probably, to the one hundred and sixty. 1661, he was allowed to change the grants of an island of five hundred acres and of one hundred and sixty acres at Northwottocke for eight hundred to be laid out in one or two places.[This land had not been laid out in 1716, when Cyprian and Dorothy Whipple and Elizabeth Allyn petitioned the General Court for a Committee to lay it out, which the Court in 1717 gave them leave to do.] 1662, five hundred acres were laid out for him "in the wildernes on the north of Merrimacke River, . . . at the mouth of Concord Ryver, upon a brooke called by the Indians Pophessgosquockegg." 1664, in obedience to former grants, three hundred acres were laid out for him at Assibath Plaine, between Concord and Lancaster. 1666, he was granted two hundred and fifty acres, which were laid out near the former grant on Lam-perele River.

      Samuel Symonds left a will with three codicils, here printed, which caused long litigation. His son William, whom he appointed executor, died intestate 22 May, 1679, when the General Court appointed Daniel Epps, Harlakenden Symonds, and Richard Martin, administrators; a final settlement of the estate was not made till 1694. The case came often before the General Court, as may be read in the fifth volume of the Records of Massachusetts. The inventory is recorded as ??2103 6s. 10d. Many petitions and other papers relating to the case may be seen among the records at the State House, Boston, and at Salem; I have not thought worth while to take particular notice of them here.

      Samuel Symonds had certainly these sixteen children:?

      I. Richard, born at Toppesfield, Essex, in 1618, was a student in Grey's Inn, and left in England by his father; I presume he died a few years later, as he is not mentioned in letters.

      II. Dorothv, born at Toppesfield in 1619, married, probably about 1648, Rev. Thomas Harrison, who had been in Virginia as Chaplain to the Governor, was afterwards a short time in Massachusetts, but returned to England, and, in 1653, was of St. Dunstan's in the East, London; he was afterwards of Dublin, of Chester, and again of Dublin, where he died. I think his wife was dead in 1657; certainly she died before her father.

      III. Jane, born at Toppesfield in 1621, living in 1634, but probably died a few years later.

      IV. Anne, born at Toppesfield in 1622, died there in 1634.

      V. Samuel, born at Toppesfield in 1623, died there the same year.

      VI. Elizabeth, born at Toppesfield in 1624, married at Ipswich 20 May, 1644, her step-brother Daniel Eppes, to whom she bore several children, and died 7 May, 1685; her husband died 8 January, 1693.

      VII. Samuel, born at Toppesfield in 1625, died unmarried at Ipswich in 1653; in his will he mentioned his brothers Harlakenden, John, William, and Samuel, and his sisters Martha, Ruth, Priscilla, and Mary Eppes.

      VIII. Harlakenden, born at Toppesfield in 1627, lived at Gloucester, Mass., and became Freeman of the Colony 3 May, 1665; married Elizabeth Day, granddaughter, by her first husband, William Story, of Sarah, wife of Rev. John Cotton; he visited England in 1672, but returned the next year, and is thus mentioned in a letter from Samuell Epps to Fitz-John Winthrop, written at Boston 5 December, 1673. (Collections of Mass. Hist. Soc., 3d Series, Vol. X.) "Uncle Lack is come over in his own person as little varying from himself as most that have travelled the world as he hath done, hath as high an apprehension of his own prowesse valour activity, ingenuity understanding, wit and memory as any in old or New England can have of him; he saith he went out with nothing, spent 100 lib there, and is 100 lib better then when he left New England; his relations have sent him over to lay in for an heir (to bear the name of John) to possesse the inheritance." He was living at Ipswich in 1695, and died in 1697. He left an only daughter and heir Sarah, born at Gloucester 2 July, 1668, who married about 1692 Thomas Low of that place. His widow died there 31 January, 1728 or 29, aged 90.

      IX. John, born at Toppesfield in 1628, seems to have been but little in this country, and was in England in 1653; he probably died within a few years from that date.

      X. Robert, born at Toppesfield in 1629, died there in 1630.

      XI. William, born at Toppesfield in 1632, lived some time at Wells, now in Maine, from which he was Deputy to the General Court of 3 May, 1676, and in 1677 and 1678 was one of the persons chosen to be associates with the Magistrates in keeping the County Courts for Yorkshire. Before and after this he lived at Ipswich, where he married Mary, daughter of Jonathan Wade of that town; he died there 22 May, 1679, leaving four daughters and coheirs. . . . His widow died probably in 1693 or 94.

      XII. Roger, born at Toppesfield in 1633, died there in 1634.

      By his second wife:?

      XIII. Martha, born probably at Ipswich, married John Denison, who died 9 January, 1671, leaving children; she married secondly Richard Martyn of Portsmouth, New Hampshire, and died in February, 1684, having also had children by her second husband, who died 2 April, 1694.

      XIV. Ruth, born probably at Ipswich, married in 1659 Rev. John Emerson of Gloucester, who died 2 December, 1700; she died 23 February, 1702, leaving several children.

      XV. Samuel, born probably at Ipswich, graduated at Harvard College in 1663, and died unmarried in 1669; in his will written 18 December, 1668, being then about to make a voyage for England, he mentioned his sisters Elizabeth Epps, Martha Denison, Ruth Emerson, Mary Duncan, and Priscilla Symonds.

      XVI. Priscilla, born at Ipswich in 1648, being undoubtedly the child mentioned by Governor Winthrop in a letter to his son of 30 September in that year: "Your sister Symonds is delivered of a daughter;" married at Topsfield 26 March, 1672, Thomas Baker of that place, who died there 18 March, 1718; she died at Ipswich 2 January, 1734. . . .

      It is seen that Samuel Symonds had no grandsons of the family name, which of course soon became extinct in this country. It was, however, given in baptism in the families of Eppes, Low, and Baker, perhaps in others; but I cannot say how long it continued in use. The descendants of Harlakenden and William are, of course, entitled to quarter the arms of Symonds: that is, provided they have arms of their own, with which to quarter them.

      WILL OF SAMUEL SYMONDS.

      I SAMUEL SYMONDS of Ipswich in New England gent, being desireous by setting these things in order now in tyme of my health that I may be the more free (if god please) when death approcheth to leave this world, & to attende the matters of my soule, & the blessed hopes for life to come, doe make, & ordayne this my last will, & testament, in manner & forme following, viz: first I comend my soule into the handes of Jesus Christ my euer blessed Saviour, in hope of a joyfull resurreccon, & meeting of my body at the last day wch I leave to be decently Buried (without any vayne pompe) and my funall expences & debts to be paid, & discharged. Item my will is that all the estate of my deare wife Rebeckah Symonds, be returned to her in kinde, to her owne pp use to have & to hold the same to her, her heires assignes for ever: viz: the lande at Salisbury, being six acres of meadow, now in the tenure of Henry Browne Sell and the seaventy acres of vpland at Salisbury new-towne, now called Amesbury. Alsoe sixty two pounds twelve shillings of New England mony, which I received of Mr Clarke Ironmonger of Boston, whereof there is now in Mr Russells hande, as Treasurer of this country fifty pounds, and twelve pounds twelve shillings in my owne handes. Also the cattell, for numb, & kinde, with all other particulars of estate howshould stuff, & goods, as they are exprest in a note of particulars bearing date the last day of Novemb Anno Dom 1669 vnder my hande & seale; alsoe what is impaired, or lost of the very things in the said note of particulars, are to be made good, according to her owne word & Judgment. Item I give to my wife a good breeding mare, or one of my riding horses which she shall chuse. Item I give to my wife two milch yonge cowes, Beside the three expressed in the saide note of particulars. Alsoe I give, or leave to my wife (insteade of Dower) twelve pounds p ann to be paid to her, or her assignes, out of my farme called Argilla, during her naturall life, in two severall payments viz: six pounds on the 25th day of March, the other six pounds on the last day of Septemb yearly: this payment to be made in wheate 40s, mault foure pounds at the price current amongsts the merchants of Ipswich, and the other six pounds to be paid in porke, indian come, accordingly and to be paid where she appoynt in Ipswich. Alsoe my will meaning is that my wife shall have the sole vse of part of my dwelling howse at Argilla viz: The east end of it with free liberty of ingresse, egresse, regresse into the said part of my howse, as alsoe the vse in comon of the kitchin or hall, Seller, dayry, back howse, brewhowse or other places to the said howse belonging during her naturall life. Alsoe my will is that wife shall keepe or have liberty soe to doe, vpon my farme during her naturall life six neate cattell, 10 sheep, one horse, to be pvided for, all of the cattell both sumer & winter at the care, & charge of my executor: alsoe my wife shall coiriand attendance of the servants of my executor for her selfe creatures, & she may as she please require horse meate, & attendants for her frends, that come to vizitt her; from tyme to tyme, at the charge of my executor. Alsoe my minde is that all the wood she please to spende shall be brought out of my farme to her dore, ready cutt out for her fire at the charge of my executor from yeare to yeare. Alsoe she shall have liberty to make vse of my Towne howse in comon with my children, as formly. Alsoe my wife shall have liberty to keep what foules she please at my farme of Argilla. Also my wife shall have liberty to take what apples, peares & plumes for her vse, & to take what ground she please, for her gardan. All which liberties & priviledges she shall have during her natural! life, with free liberty of water at the well, & elswhere vpon my farme. Provided allwayse, & it is intended, that vpon my wife her acceptance of these things before mencoed, she shall relinquish the agreement made betweene me & her before marriage, & stande onely to this my last will & testament; moreover my will is that whatsoever rent, debts, & estate is due to me at the tyme of my death, by reason of marriag, wth my wife Rebeckah, being due by her right in England shalbe hers, & at her owne disposing. Provided alwayse that if my wife shall chuse rather to leave Argilla, & live elswhere signifying her desire soe to Doe under her hande in writing, during her absence from Argilla, then she shall have her 12 li allowed in stead of Dower made twenty pounds p ann, to be paid in mann & quality as in her foresaide Dower: For which eight pounds being added to her Dower she shall abate all these pticulars following viz: The keeping of six neat cattell, ten sheep, horse, attendance of the servants, requiering of horse meat for frends, bringing of wood to the dore, vseing of ground for gardening and the vse of the howses, except one roome which she shall chuse for her owne vse during her naturall life, with free ingresse, egresse, regresse. Provided alwayse that when she thinkes meete to returne, & live at Argilla againe, she shall have liberty soe to doe, expressing her minde in writing Things shalbe as aforesaide for her more comfortable being there, and the eight pounds added to her dower aforesaid is to be abated againe. Moreover I binde my farme called Argilla for the due payments of what is in this my will exprest.

      Item. I give to my sonne Harlakinden Symonds all my part of my farme at Lanapele River, with the sawing mill there vpon erected with all the vtenses, & apprtunacs therevnto belonging, with all my part of the howses thereunto apptayning. And alsoe one half of my part of the meadow, & vpland lately laid out to me, which the hond genrall Court latly granted to me, lying beyond the Bounds of Dover; & mostly out of the Bounds of Exiter. And alsoe all my liberty in the landes of Dover, which I lately purchassed of Robert Wadley wth all its singular priviledges & apprtunacs. To have & to hold the prmisses to him the said Harlakinden during his naturall life, and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten male or female, and for want of such heires, to remayne to the said Harlakinden & his heires forever.

      Item I give to my sonne Harlakinden my great silver salt seller, and my best suit of apparrell both linen, & wollen. Item I give to my grandaughter Sarah Symonds all that pcell of lande lying in Coxall, which remayneth of that I had of her father it being three hundred acres be it more, or lesse.

      Item I give to my sonne, & daughter Epps, one hundred pounds p[ro]mised before marriage to be paid within one yeare, or two, after my decease, and if she still desire to have the sute of damask, which was the lady Cheynies her grandmother, let her have it upon apprizment. Item wheras I pmsed to give my daughter Martha one hundred pounds, as a portion upon marriage with her husbande mr John Denison, it being desired by the major & herself soe to doe, according to the bonde I entered into I doe by this my last will confirme the same. Item I give to my sonne & daughter Emerson four score pounds haveing given them 20 li at the least soone after her marriage to be paid within one yeare or two after my decease. Item I give to my daughter Baker, having paid my sonne Baker Thirty pounds already Three skore & ten pounds to be paid within one, or two yeare after my decease. Item I give to my daughter Dunkin twenty shillings. [Peter Duncan married Mary Eppes, daughter of his second wife by a former husband.]

      Item I give to my daughter Hale twenty shillings. [Rev. John Hale married Rebecca Byley, daughter of his third wife by her first husband.] Item I give to my sonne Chewte Twenty shillings. [James Chute probably married Elizabeth Eppes, sister of Mary Duncan.] Item I give to the Reverend Mr Cobbett our Pastor forty shillings. Item I give to my wives grandaughter one Cow viz: Rebeckah Stacy, because of her diligent attendance on me. Item I give to my deare wife my fether bed & boulster which we vsually lye vpon. My mind, & meaning is that the legacies here given to my children shalbe paid not in mony nor according to mony, but in such pay, as they vsually passe, from man, to man, which is called the Currant price. And I doe make, & ordayne my sonne William Symonds to be my executor of this my last will, & testament. And considering there are many payments to be made, & discharged by my executor, I doe give, & bequeath to him my said sonne William Symonds all my howses & lands in Ipswich with all my comonages, & priviledges therevnto belonging.

      Item I give to my sonne William Symonds, (having ingaged to him before the writing of this my will soe much) half of my meadowe, & vpland ground, which lieth beyond my farme at lamperle River, beyond the Bounds of Dover, & mostly out of the bounds of Exiter, together with all the priviledges, & apprturacs therevnto belonging. Also my will & desire is that my loving frends, Captaine John Appleton, & Levetenant Samuel Appleton, & my sonne John Hale, to be overseers of this my last will & Testament. My request is that the advice, & counsell of my said overseers, be indeavoured to be taken about my executors arduous concernments, that soe love & concorde may continew, & be increased amongst those I leave behinde me.

      In wittnesse that this is my last will & Testament, I have hereunto sett my hande & seale, the sixteenth day of February Anno Dom 1673./

      SAMUEL SYMONDS.

      Subscribed, sealed, delivered, & published, in the prsence of vs./

      HENRY ARCHER
      JOHN GREAUES
      The marke of EDWARD BRAGG

      A codicil testamentary to the last will & testament of Samuel Symonds gent which will beareth date the sixteeth of February Anna Dom 1673.

      Whereas in that my will I bequeathed to my sonne Harlakinden Symonds all my part of my farme at Lamperele River with the Sawinge Mill therevpon erected with all the vtenses & aprtunacs therevnto belonging, with all my part of the horses therevnto belonging, and alsoe one half of all my part of the meadow & vpland lately laid out to me which the hond Genrall Court lastly granted to me, lyinge beyonnd the Bounds of Dover & mostly beyonnd the Bounds of Exiter; and alsoe all my liberty in the lands of Dover, which I lately purchassed of Robert Wadley with all its singular priviledges & appurtinances. To have & to hold the prmisses to him the said Harlakinden during his naturall life, and to the heires of his body lawfully begotten, male or female and for want of such heires to remayne to the saide Harlakinden & his heires for ever: Now therefore I doe hereby disanull & revoke all this my gift to my sonne Harlakinden as for terme of his naturall life and doe give him all the prmisses to have & to hold the same together with all & singular its apptunacs to him the said Harlakinden Symonds his heires & assignes for ever. Alsoe whereas I bequeathed in my will to my sonne Harlakin. Symonds my fourth part of the sawing mill at Lampeele River with all its priviledges & apptunacs the pvidence of god hath soe ordered it that the mill itself hath bene fired & wholly ruined by the enymy and soe made vnprofittable for the prsent; and considering that my sonne William Symonds who is my executor is in my debt for rent for my said mill more then the building & finishing the fourth part of the said mill will cost. my will is that when the rest of the owners doe rebuild & finish the saide mill that then this my fourth part soe bequeathed be alsoe carried on to the finishing of the same at the onely cost & charges of my sonne William Symonds for the onely vse of my sonne Harlakinden Symonds. Alsoe considering what lands I formerly have given to my sonne, Harlakinden, and that I highly esteeme this at Lampeele River. My advice & desire now is that he doth not sell, or putt it away, or any part of it vnlesse extreame necessity compell and that he doth what he doth in reference to the mill &c with very good advice And though I have gained very little by it, yet if he can waite, & pcure honest dealing workmen, he will finde sufficient recompence for his waiting, for there is store of timber, with that which is added to it from Dover, & the meadow &c the Court gave me vp into the country. In wittnesse whereof I have herevnto sett my hande & seale the thirteenth day of January 1676.

      SAMUEL SYMONDS.

      Subscribed, Sealed, delivered, & published in the prsence of vs./

      WILLIAM GOODHUE Sen
      the mark of WILLIAM W. SMYTH Jun

      A codicile testamentary which is added to the codicile bearing date the 13th day of february 1676, which refereth to my last will & Testament dated 16th of February 1673.

      I Samuel Symonds being in good health of body & of good understanding (blessed be god) thought good to add by this codicile annexed to the former bearing date as above. I say some consideracons moving me thereunto I give to my sonne Harlakinden five pounds (in comon pay) p ann during his naturall life, to be paide by my executor: Provided that if in the life tyme of my sonne Harlakinden my loving brother Mr Richard Fitts Symonds decease in the interim, and be Bountifull to my sonne Harlakinden (which I beleive he will) and bequeath to him more then the value of five pounds p ann; Then my will minde is, that this five pounds shall cease: and that my executor thenceforth be wholly free from the payment thereof. In wittnesse whereof I have herevnto sett my hande & Seale dated November the eigth day 1677.

      SAMUEL SYMONDS.

      Subscribed sealed & delivered, published in the prsence of vs

      JOHN WOOD
      JOHN WOODIN
      MARTHA GRAVES.

      This third codicill testamentary I Samuell Symonds doe now add to the former, which refereth to my will dated 16th day of February 1673. The occasion & reason of my soe Boeing is because I mistooke in my date of my last codicill viz: I dated it 13th day of February 1676, which should have bene January 1676. Alsoe whereas I have mentioned in my will 100 li to my daughter Martha Its onely named I doe not thereby give it, for I have given my bond for it, soe that mention is voide. The reason why I make these codicils is to spare writinge being longe.

      Dated January 8th 1677.

      SAMUEL SYMONDS.

      Sealed, subscribed & deliud in the prsence of vs

      The mk of EDWARD BRAG
      TIMOTHY BRAG.

      Proved at Ipswich 6 November 1678.

      AGREEMENT OF SYMONDS FAMILY.

      Articles of Agreement Indented made and agreed upon this Aprill 10: Anno Domj: 1694. Between Harlackinden Symonds of Ipswich in New England; John Emerson & his wife Ruth Emerson of Glocester in New England: Thomas Baker & his wife Priscilla Baker of Topsfield in New England, Daniel Epes of Salem & Simond Epes of Ipswich in New England on the one part: and Joseph Jacob and his wife Susannah Jacob Dorothy Symonds Colonel Wade as Guardian to Mary & Elizabeth Symonds, all of Ipswich in New England, aforesaid, on the other part witnesseth That all we whose names are aboue mentioned do firmly Couenant promise to stand to the following Articles

      Imprs That Rebekah Symonds of Ipswich in New England Relict widow of Sam Symonds deceased Shall have all things performed & made good to her according to ye will of said Samuel Symonds by the above Said parties (viz.) half by the one party & half by the other party above named. That all the Land Sould in Argilla (viz) Thirty and five acres of upland to Bragg & Eight acres of meadow Sould to Bragg and Eight Acres of vpland Sould to John Emerson and four acres of vpland Sould to Thomas Baker: Towards paying Legacies by Richard Martin Daniel Epes & Harlackinden Symonds as administrators Shall Stand good & be accounted vallid and also a parcell of marsh of about fourteen or fiueteen accrs Bounded by marsh of Simonds Epes the Rings & wells: be the same more or less which was ordered & Sett out by the administrators aboue Said for payment of Legacies Shall Stand good & be accounted vallid & also all the Stock wch was upon the farme Together with all vtensills as Clock Copper &c: which ware ordered by the said Administrators for the payment of Legacies Shall Stand good and be accounted vallid: We also Covenant & agree: that what Estate William Simonds deceased hath disposed of to his own vse formerly which once belonged to the Estate of Samll Simonds Esqr Deceased shall stand good & be accounted vallid and likewise that which was his Interest in Lamper Eele River. Wee the aboue sd parties do also Couenant & agree that the whole remaining part of the farme Called Argilla both upland & meadow with houses fences orchards & all previledges & appurtinances Shall be Equally divided into Two Equal Shares between the above sd parties (viz) the moiety or one half to be to the proper vse and benifit of the one party (viz) Harlackinden Simonds John Emerson & Ruth his wife Thomas Baker & Priscilla his wife Daniel Simond Epes Richard Martins Children which he had by his Second wife Martha her other Children That is to Say to be Equally divided into Six Shares whereof Harlackinden Simonds is to have two Shares & five pounds in pay p annu during life to be well & truly paid by the above said parties (viz) fifty Shillings p annm by the one party and fivety Shillings p annum by the other party. The other half of Said farme to be to the proper vse & benifit of the other party (viz) Joseph Jacob & his wife Susanna Dorothy Simonds Mary Simonds & Elizabeth Simonds in Equal Shares To have to hold the aboue named parts or halfs of said farme Called Argilla to them the aboue named partise (viz) Harlackinden Simonds John Emerson & his wife Ruth: Thomas Baker & his wife priscilla Daniel & Simond Epes Richard Martins children by his wife Martha & her other Children and Joseph Jacob wth his wife Susanna, Dorothy Simonds Mary Simonds Elizabeth Simonds to them their heires Executors, admrs Assignes To the Sole vse benifit behoof of them their heires & assignes for Euer. Unto the true performance of all and Singuler the premises, We the above sd parties, do bind our Selves our heirs Execurs & Admrs, in the penall Sum of one Thousand pounds Lawfull money of new England to be paid by the defectiue party. In Witness wherof we have here unto Set our hands & Seals the day & year first above written: Inter-changeably

      HARLACKINDEN SIMONDS & a Seal
      JOHN EMERSON & a Seal
      RUTH EMERSON & a Seal
      THOMAS BAKER & a Seal
      PRISCILLA BAKER & a Seal
      DANIEL EPES & a Seal
      SIMOND EPES & a Seal

      Signed Sealed & Delivered In presence of vs

      SAMUEL APPLETON Junr
      JOHN NEWMAN
      THOMAS LOW.

      Harlackinden Simonds, John Emerson: Ruth Emerson: Thomas Baker: Daniel Epes and Symonds Epes, appeared personally before me the Subscriber, one of the Council & Justice of the peace in the province of the Massachusetts Bay & acknowledged this Instrument both Sides of it to be their act & deed this June 12th 1694.

      BARTHO GEDNEY
      Judge of the probate of wills &ca for the County of Essex.

      (3) Pope, Charles Henry, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1998 [reprint of book originally published in Boston in 1900], p. 445:

      Samuel, gent., Ipswich, propr., frm. March, 1637-8, deputy and Asst. 6 June, 1638; deputy governor. A man of large ability and excellent record as a citizen and public official. Mentions cousins Gallop, Waite and Harris in a letter to J. Winthrop, Jr. in 1652. In a letter in 1662, mentions his only brother, who dwells at Much Yeldham, Essex.

      He m. 1, Dorothy Harlakenden; m. 2, Martha, dau. of Edmund Reade and widow of Daniel Epps, Sen.; m. 3, Rebecca, widow of John Hall of Salisbury. Ch. Samuel, (d. in 1754; will on file;) John, (in England in 1653;) Harlakenden, William, Martha, Ruth, Priscilla, Dorothy, (m. Thomas Harrison of the parish of Dunstans in the East, London; they sent power of attorney 10 Feb. 1653, to ber bros. Samuel and William S., for the collection of anything due them).

      His will dated 16 Feb. 1673, and Jan. 8, 1677, prob. Nov, 6, 1678, beq. to wife Rebecca all that belonged to her in Eng. before marriage with him; also ample provision at his farm in Ipswich caned Argilla, or elsewhere, if she prefer; to sons Harlakenden and William; to son and dau. Epps; she to have the "damaske sute vvhicb. was the lady Cheynies if she desire"; to dau. Martha and her husband Jobn Denison; to son and dau. Emerson; to daus. Baker and Dunkin; to son Chute; to gr. dau. Sarah Symonds; to wife's gr. dau. Rebecca Stace; son John Hale one of the overseers; refers to brother Mr. Richard Fitz Symonds, from whom a legacy is expected for son Harlakenden. The widciw Rebecca d. July 21, 1695. Her inv. showed articles marked W. R. and others marked R. H.; son and dau. Hall mentioned. Mrs. Martyn is one of the ch. to whom Mr. Symond's estate was divided 15 Oct. 1679.
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    Father Richard SYMONDS,   d. 1627, Great Yeldham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Mother Elizabeth PLUME,   d. 1611, Great Yeldham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Married 9 Jan 1581  Great Yeldham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
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    Family 1 Rebecca SWAYNE,   b. Bef 25 Jun 1617, Salisbury, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1695, Ipswich, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 78 years) 
    Married Aft 28 Oct 1662 
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    Family 2 Dorothy HARLAKENDEN,   b. Bef 12 Dec 1596, Earls Colne, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 3 Aug 1636, Toppesfield, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 39 years) 
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    • (1) The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, International Genealogical Index ®, Copyright © 1980, 2002, data as of August 24, 2007, Batch No.: M043381, Dates: 1560 - 1812, Source Call No.: 0857068, Type: Film, Printout Call No.: 6909006, Type: Film, Sheet: 00:

      SAMUEL SYMONS
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      Spouse: DOROTHIE HARLAKINDEN
      Marriage: 02 APR 1617 Great Yeldham, Essex, England
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    Family 3 Martha READE,   b. 13 Jul 1602, North Benfleet, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1662, Ipswich, Essex County, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Married Abt 1637 
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