Samuel Symonds

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Samuel Symonds, son of Richard Symonds and Elizabeth Plumb, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Great Yeldham, Essex, England, 9 June 1595.1,2 He died at Boston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts, in October 1678.2

Samuel married (1) Dorothy Harlakenden, daughter of Thomas Harlakenden, at Earl's Colne, Essex, England, 2 April 1617;1,2,3 he married (2), as her 2nd husband, Martha Read, daughter of Edmund Reade and Elizabeth Cooke, at Wickford, Essex, England, in 1637;2,3 he married (3), as her 4th husband, Rebecca Swayne, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), in April 1663.4,2,3

First purchased land in New England at Ipswich on 3 Sep 1637.

Family 1

Dorothy Harlakenden b. 12 Dec 1596, d. bef. 3 Aug 1636
Children
  • Richard Symonds1,5 b. 15 Jun 1618
  • Dorothy Symonds1,5 b. 9 Nov 1619
  • Jane Symonds1,5 b. 29 Apr 1621
  • Anne Symonds1,5 b. 25 Apr 1622, d. bef. 27 Nov 1634
  • Samuel Symonds1,5 b. 29 Oct 1623, d. bef. 4 Nov 1623
  • Elizabeth Symonds1,5 b. 22 Dec 1624, d. 7 May 1685
  • Samuel Symonds1,5 b. 3 Jan 1625/26, d. bef. 28 Mar 1654
  • Harlakenden Symonds1,5 b. 17 Apr 1627, d. abt. 1697
  • John Symonds1,5 b. 15 Jul 1628
  • Robert Symonds1,5 b. 13 Aug 1629, d. bef. 2 Sep 1630
  • William Symonds1,5 b. 22 Jun 1632
  • Roger Symonds1,5 b. 5 Dec 1633, d. bef. 10 Jun 1634

Family 2

Martha Read b. 13 Jul 1602, d. 1662
Children
  • Martha Symonds5 b. aft. 1637
  • Ruth Symonds+5 b. abt. 1640, d. 23 Feb 1702
  • Samuel Symonds5 b. abt. 1641, d. 22 May 1669
  • Priscilla Symonds5 b. 1648

Family 3

Rebecca Swayne b. 1617, d. 21 Jul 1695

Citations

  1. [S752] William S. Appleton, Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, Who Lived 1674-1731, and Was Wife of Isaac Appleton, of Ipswich (1870; image reprint, Salem, Massachusetts: Higginson Book Co., 2007), 32-35, further cited as Ancestry of Priscilla Baker.
  2. [S307] Clifford L. Stott, "John Plumb of Connecticut and his Cousin, Deputy Governor Samuel Symonds of Massachusetts," The American Genealogist 70 (Apr & July 1995): 65-74, 149-155, at 149-155, further cited as Stott, "Plumb and Symonds."
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 1377, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S752] Ancestry of Priscilla Baker, 70.
  5. [S7] David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1897; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981), 597-599, further cited as Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.