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Ænæas SYMONS

Ænæas SYMONS

Male Est 1708 - 1748  (~ 40 years)    Has 418 ancestors and 233 descendants in this family tree.


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  • Name Ænæas SYMONS 
    Relationshipwith Teresa Ann GOATHAM
    Born Est 1708 
    • Estimate based on his date of marriage, wife's date of baptism and parents' date of marriage.

      I am confident about Ænæas' parents despite not finding his baptism (more so than for some for whom I do show baptisms, because of course baptisms mostly only show that someone of that name was baptised, not that it was the particular person).
      So what is the evidence?
      * Firstly there is the Christian name Ænæas. This is very rare, and so it seems safe to assume there is some link between the two Ænæases, though that is not enough to assume they were father and son.
      * This Ænæas named a daughter Alice Bastard SYMONS, suggesting a link to someone with the surname BASTARD, quite likely an Alice BASTARD. If his parents were as shown then this was his mother's name.
      * This Ænæas became an apprentice in 1722 or 1723; the most common age to start an apprenticeship was 14, suggesting he was born in 1708 or 9, which fits well with the date of marriage of the couple I show as his parents.
      * This Ænæas was left a bequest by Thomas Rose of Wootton Fitzpaine, in Dorset, a first cousin of the Alice BASTARD I show a his mother.
      * With clear links to both the older Ænæas SYMONS and to Alice BASTARD it is very unlikely it is other than by this Ænæas being the son of the two of them. (I have found only one other another SYMONS - BASTARD marriage, in St Teath Cornwall in 1727, too late to be the parents of this Ænæas and to explain his links to both families)
      * Ænæas the father was from a Plymouth family, but married a bride from Churchstow, just outside Kingsbridge; thus there was a link to the area that explains why Ænæas the son could end up there.
      * Ænæas the father had 3 daughters (that I know of) - Susanna, Rebecca and Sarah. This Ænæas had 5 daughters, Ally was the first, named assuming I am right after his mother, the next after his wife's mother, then Sarah, Rebecca and Susanna - if I am right about his father then his sisters' names. Sarah and Susanna are sufficiently common that this could happen by chance, Rebecca less so; this strongly points to a close link.

      Taking all the above together I think there can be little doubt that this Ænæas was the son of Ænæas SYMONS of Plymouth and his first wife Alice BASTARD.
    Gender Male 
    Apprentice Wig maker 
    From 2 Jul 1723 to 1 Jul 1730  Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • Ænæas was apprenticed to Jacob Palmer, a wig maker of Kingsbridge, by an indenture dated 2 July 1723.
      We know this from the record for the payment of the stamp duty the master had to pay, which he did on 15 September 1723. The duty was 6d per pound paid for the apprenticeship. Ænæas' father (we may guess it was) paid  £5 for his son to be an apprentice for 7 years from the date of the indenture, and so Jacob Palmer paid 2/6.
      Apprentices were not allowed to marry but Aeneas married 6 years and a week after the indenture date. The master could pay the duty up to a year after the end of an apprenticeship, so I wonder if there is a mistake in the duty register and the apprenticeship actually started in 1722. Aeneas would then have married just after the 7 years were up, maybe after several years of courtship.  
      (TNA ref: IR 1/48; images viewable online on Ancestry or TheGenealogist)
    Occupation Barber 
    1748 
    • Described as such in the will of his first cousin once removed (and uncle by marriage?) Thomas Rose of Wootton Fitzpaine.
    Died Dec 1748  Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • (assumed from burial)
    Buried 11 Dec 1748  St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I20  All | Teresa's direct ancestors
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 

    Father Ænæas SYMONS,   b. Abt 1683, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1762, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Mother Alice BASTARD,   b. Bef 28 Feb 1683/84,   d. Nov 1715, Plymouth, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years) 
    Married 18 Feb 1706/07  St. Mary’s Church, Churchstow, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location 
    • From PR entry (image on FMP, viewed 27 Jan 2016)
      "Ænæas Symonds of Plimouth & Alice Bastard of this psh were married feb the 18th." - under heading '1706'
    Children 3 children 
    Family ID F1553    |  Family Chart

    Family Honor SHEPHERD,   b. Abt 1711, Thurlestone, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 8 Jul 1729  All Saints’ Church, Thurlestone, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • From PR entry (image on FMP)
    Children 6 children 
    Last Modified 8 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F12    |  Family Chart

  • Event Map Click to hide
    Link to Google MapsApprentice - Wig maker - From 2 Jul 1723 to 1 Jul 1730 - Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Jul 1729 - All Saints’ Church, Thurlestone, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild born - Alice (“Ally”) Bastard SYMONS - 6 Feb 1732/33 - Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Katherine SYMON(D)S - 25 Mar 1735 - St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsChild bapt - Aeneas SYMON(D)S - 22 Nov 1737 - St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsDied - Dec 1748 - Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 11 Dec 1748 - St. Edmund King and Martyr’s Church, Kingsbridge, Devon, England See the place on a map and other information about it - if available (many more will be in time); also all individuals with events at this location Link to Google Earth (if installed; see link below to install)
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  • Sources 
    1. [S298] Thurlestone - Parish Registers (FMP data), All Saints’ Church (Thurlestone, Devon), (brightsolid online publishing ltd. findmypast.com.), Marriage of Æneas SYMONS to Honor SHEPHERD; accessed 1 Jun 2014 (Reliability: 3).
      Under '1757' - "Æneas Symons &  Honor Shepherd were Married July 8th"
      Archive reference: 3037A/PR/1/1