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Re: generation gap from Woburn
Posted by: Clayton Simonds (ID *****2228) Date: May 03, 2003 at 04:22:33
In Reply to: Re: generation gap from Woburn by Peggy Murphy of 584

Peggy, here are my notes starting with the oldest down to Daniel,

John Symonds,
Born about 1514, He lived in High Street, Winchester, Hampshire, England.
Bailiff of Winchester 1539-40.
Married Joan Pett
Died Oct. 1542 in Winchester, England, Buried at Winchester Cathredral Churchyard.
Children born:
John Symonds
Peter Symonds
Thomas Symonds
William Symonds (1540)

William Symonds,
Son of John Symonds and Joan Pett Symonds.
Born 1540, died June 27, 1606 in Hampshire, England.
Married Alice ?
Sworn into the merchant guild Oct. 26, 1565. Owner of lands at Chawton. Three times mayor of Winchester in 1575, 1585, and 1596. From "Historical Homes and Places - Genealogical and Personal (1) Memoirs relating to the Families of Middlesex Co., Mass." by William Richard Cutter - Vol. IV, p. 1574.
The name of Simonds or Symonds are undoubtly of the same origin , the latter being the ancient form of spelling.
The Symonds of Hampshire, England were people of quality and had an ancient monument set at Winchester Cathedral which bears the following inscription:

"Here lieth William Symonds, Gentleman of Winchester, twice Mayor and
Alderman; Alice, his wife, lies buried by his side, The one in June, in July the
other died.
On the 18th day, 1601 shee;
On the 27th day, 1606, hee
His merit doth inherit life and fame;
For whilst this city stands, Symonds, his name, in poor men's hearts shall
never be forgotten, For poorer Prayers rise, when flesh lies rotten."
Children born:
Ellen Symonds
John Symonds
Mary Symonds
Rebecca Symonds

William Symonds,
Son of William Symonds and Alice ? Symonds.
Born 1571.
Named in his father's will, and given equivalent of about $16,000. He was a student at Winchester College and matriculated at Magdalene Hall, Oxford University, on Feb. 4, 1591/2 at age 20. * Perhaps the William Symonds who married the widow Alice Roseblade, of Kingsworthry on Jan. 29, 1617.
Children born:
William Simonds (1611)

William Simonds,
Son of William Symonds and Alice Roseblade Simonds
Baptized Nov. 20, 1612, St. Peters, Winchester, Hampshire, England. Died June 07, 1672 in Woburn.
In Vol. 111 of " Historical Homes and Places, etc. by Wm. Richard Cutter. Page 1184 (1908);
Resided in Hampshire, England.
Sailed to the new world in 1635 from Port of London, on the ship "Saftey".
He came to Concord, Mass. where his wife Sarah died.
He then moved to the adjacent town of Woburn, Mass. about 1643 and married Judith Phippen Hayward in Woburn on Jan 18, 1643. His prosperity has been numerous in that town, even to the present time. He held various town offices and was a man of prominence there. He had 11 children in the Woburn, Burlington, Bedford area.
He built a house in Cummingsville section which was used as a fort during the early Indian wars.
Children born:
Sarah Simonds (July 28, 1644)
Judith Simonds (Mar. 03, 1646)
Mary Simonds (Dec. 09, 1647)
Caleb Simonds (Aug. 16, 1649)
William Simonds (April 15, 1651)
Joseph Simonds (Oct. 18, 1652)
Benjamin Simonds (Mar. 18, 1655)
Tabitha Simonds (July 20, 1655)
Joshua Simonds (1657)
James Simonds (Nov. 01, 1658)
Bethiah Simonds (Nov. 03, 1659)
Huldah Simonds (Nov. 20, 1660)
*Birthday of Tabitha must must be a mistake (same year as Benjamin's)

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