'Symonds1'Index links to: Lead / Letter
Families covered: Symonds of Clay (Cley), Symonds of Great Yarmouth, Symonds of Hindolveston, Symonds of Stody, Symonds of Suffeild (Suffield or Southfield)

Visitation identifies the arms of the following family as "Azure, three trefoils slipped or". It is possible that the following John was a generation or 2 before the John who heads the section below.
John Symonds of Suffeild
1. Richard Symonds of Suffeild
  A. John Symonds of Suffeild
  i. Adam Symonds of Clay, Norfolk had issue
  ii. John Symonds of Clay
  m. Agnes
  a. John Symonds of Clay
  m. Agnes
  (1) Gyles Symonds 'of Hindolveston' of Clay (Cley)
  m. Katherine Lee (dau of Sir Anthony Lee of Burston)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Symonds of Guestwick') though that shows an only child for Giles & Katherine, Ralph who is shown by the earlier visitation , which ends with his generation, as dsp. Visitation (11664) identifies the arms of the undermnetioned Joseph as "Azure, three trefoils fixed to a twig lying bendwise or, a crescent for difference".
  (A) Ralph Symonds of Cley (b c1535, d before 15.10.1596)
  m. Anne Cobbs (bur 19.01.1618, dau of Geoff Cobbs)
  (i) John Symonds of Hindolveston
  m. Anne Toothby (d before 21.11.1679, dau of Richard Toothby of Lincolnshire)
  (a) Joseph Symonds of Gestwick, Norfolk (a 1664)
m. Anne Money (dau of John Money of Wymondham)
  (b) Anne Symonds
  m. John Ansell
  (c)+ other issue - Giles (b c1624, a 1664), Katherine
  (A) Elizabeth Symonds
  m. Lawrence Tanfeild of Oxfordshire
  (B) Lettice Symonds
  m. Ambrose Evans of Northamptonshire
  (C) Ursula Symonds probably the Ursula who married ...
  m. Edward Symonds of Studdey @@ below
  (D)+ other issue - Lee (dsp), William (dsp), Anthony (dsp), Nicholas, Isack, Joyce (d young), Anne (d young)
  (2) Joane Symonds
  (3) Christian Symonds
  m. Cuthbert Leverton of Norfolk
  (4) Rose Symonds
  m1. William Bolter
  m2. Robert Jenesonn
  (5) Elizabeth Symonds
  m. Walter Payne
  (6) Mary Symonds
  m. Philip Winter of Bernyngham
  (7) Martha Symonds
  m. Henry Bretton of Felmyngham
  b.+ other issue - Rafe of London, Rose, Agnes, Anne, Cecily
  iii. Thomas Symonds
  B. William Symonds



Visitation reports that the Symonds's family arms are identified differently in 2 different visitations: "in the first Visitation" as "Per fesse argent and sable, a pale and six trefoils counterchanged", in the 1612 Visitation as "Sable, a dolphin naiant embowed proper, finned or, devouring a fish also proper". That indicates that the connection with the above family, if any (other than through marriage), was not known at the time of the Visitations.
John Symonds of Suffeild, Norfolk
1. Adam Symonds of Suffeild
  A. Robert or John Symonds of Suffeild
m1. Margaret Calthorpe of Norfolk
  i. John or Robert Symonds of Suffeild
  m. Mary Mondford (dau of Francis Mondford (Mowneford) of Feltwell)
  a. Francis Symonds of Southfield (Suffeild or Suffield) (bur 27.09.1626)
  m. Anne Bedingfield (d before 30.04.1631, dau of Thomas (not Philip) Bedingfield of Bedingfeild)
The following is supported by Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Symonds of Stodey') and identifies this family's arms as "Sable, a dolphin naiant embowed proper, finned or, devouring a fish (proper)".
  (1) Francis Symonds of Southfield (bpt 1584, bur 04.08.1659)
  m. Katherine Underwood (bur 18.05.1640, dau of James Underwood of Cromer)
  (A) John Symonds of Southfield (bur 27.08.1670)
  m. Anna Blodwell (bur 03.07.1693, dau of William Blodwell of Swanington)
  (i) John Symonds, last of Suffield Hall (a 1700)
  m. Alice Bridges (dau of Rev. Walter Bridges of Enfield)
  (a) Mary Symonds (bpt 1675)
  m. Richard Snelling
  (b)+ other issue - John (bpt 1670), Thomas (bpt 1672), Francis (bpt 1674)
  (ii) Anne Symonds
  m. Bevell Skelton
  (iii) Elizabeth Symonds (dsp)
  m. Thomas Brigge
  (iv)+ other issue (dspp) Thomas, Bozoune, Barbara, Mary
  (B) Nathaneil Symonds
(2) Mary Symonds (a 1613)
  m. _ Hills
  b. Edward Symonds of Suffield and/or Studdey, Norfolk (d before 10.06.1628)
  The following is supported by Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Symonds of Stodey') which shows only Edward & William as the children of John & Mary. It identifies the arms of Symonds of Stody as "Sable, a dolphin naiant embowed argent (finned or) devouring a fish (proper), a crescent for difference".
  m. Ursula Symonds (dau of Gyles Symonds of Clay and/or Hindolveston) @@ above
  (1) Edward Symonds of Stody (a 1613, dsp before 11.02.1646)
  m. Alice Framingham (d before 04.07.1661, dau of Robert Framingham)
  (2) William Symonds of Stody (a 1613, dsp before 06.11.1689)
  m. Grace Kirby (d before 31.05.1690, dau of John Kirby of High Easton)
  (3) John Symonds (a 1613) had issue
  m. Ursula
  (4) Katherine Symonds (a 1613)
  m. Samuel Clarke of Great Raynham (cleric)
  (5) Mary Symonds (a 1613)
  m. William Lambe of Morston
  (A) Mary Lambe
  m. John Yeales
  c. William Symonds (b after 1613?)
  d. Bridget Symonds
  m. John Bond of Walsingham
  e. Anne Symonds (dsp)
  f. Margaret Symonds
  m. William Dawson of Yorkshire
  g. Dyonise Symonds
  m. Myles Baspoole of Barton
  h. Anne Symonds
  m. Edward Nabbes of Hildoverston
  ii. James Symonds
  iii. Anne Symonds
  m. William Bullock
  iv. Margaret Symonds
  m. John Howgan of Rowton
  v. Anne Symonds (2nd)
  m. Robert Underwood of Yarmouth
  vi. Agnes Symonds
  m. Richard Roper of Ermingham
  m2. Elizabeth Smith (dau of Robert Smith or Smyth)
  The following comes from Visitation (Norfolk, 1664, 'Symonds of Great Yarmouth') which identifies the arms as "Sable, a dolphin naiant embowed argent, finned or, devouring a fish proper, a crescent for difference".
  vii. Richard Symonds of Suffeild (d before 28.04.1606)
  m. Katherine Playford (d before 30.05.1625, dau of John Playford)
  a. William Symonds of Suffeild (youngest son)
  m. Anne Durrant (dau of John Durrant of Scoruston)
  (1) John Symonds of Yarmouth (b c1598, d before 14.11.1657)
  m1. (1627) Mary Stevenson (dau of Robert Stevenson)
  (A) James Symonds of Great Yarmouth
  m. Elizabeth Sheppard (b c1628, d 04.12.1707, dau of Daniel Sheppard of Saxmundham)
  (i) Jonathan Symonds of Ormesby (b c1651, d 29.10.176, cleric)
  m. Mary Cotton (b c1671, d 25.03.1717, dau of William Cotton of Cotton (Cheshire))
  (a)+ issue - Robert, Cotton, Philip, Elizabeth, Alice
  (ii) James Symonds (d before 1696)
  m. Anne Wiffens (dau of Samuel Wiggins)
  (a)+ issue - James, John, Thomas, Nathaniel, Mary
  (iii) William Symonds (dsp)
  m. Sarah Wright
  (iv) John Symonds (b c1665, d 14.09.1699) had issue
  m. Mary
  (v) Nathaniel Symonds of Yarmouth (b 1668-9, d 13.08.1708, cleric)
  m. Mary Harper (b c1673, d 24.02.1736, dau of Rev. John Harper of Yarmouth)
  (a)+ issue - Nathaniel, James, Mary, Elizabeth, Ann, Agnes
  (vi) Mary Symonds
  m. Thomas Morse of Great Yarmouth
  (a) Anne Morse
  (B) Nathnaiel Symonds of Great Yarmouth (dsp before 02.11.1720)
  (C) John Symonds
  m. Ann
  m2. Mary Sheppard (b c1594, d 1691, dau of Dan Sheppard)
  (2) Robert Symonds had issue
  (3) Richard Symonds of Suffield (d before 25.06.1666)
  m. Mary
  (A) William Symonds
  (B) Nathaniel Symonds
  m. (1669) Sarah Phillips
  (i) Nathaniel Symonds (d before 17.10.1705) had issue
  m. Mary
  (ii) John Symonds
  m. Ann
  (C) John Symonds (dsp after 21.09.1686)
  m. Ann (d before 22.11.1682)
  b. Jane Symonds
  m. Nicholas Lilly
  c. Elizabeth Symonds
  m. _ Bradwell
  d. Anne Symonds
  m. _ Durrant
  e. Dinoise Symonds
  m. Nicholas Wolsey
  f. Katherine Symonds
  m. John Lawrence
  g.+ other issue - Thomas, Nicholas, Henry, John
  B.+ other issue (dsp) - John, Thomas, James
2.+ other issue - John, Thomas

Main source(s):
(1) For upper section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Symonds', fo. 105) with input/support as reported above
(2) For lower section : Visitation (Norfolk, 1563+1589+1613, 'Symonds', fo. 116b) with input/support as reported above
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