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Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« on: Thursday 01 February 18 21:26 GMT (UK) »
Hello everybody, after much perseverance :( I am now seeking help. Having traced this branch of the family back I've come to a standstill and I would appreciate any information on the following person:

Henry Wilkinson Symonds.

His son Edward Wilkinson Symons (b. 1858 Isleworth, Middlesex - d. 1901 Epsom, Surrey)
married Louisa Jane Banks (b. 1861 Islington, Middlesex - d. 1919, Lewisham, Kent)
on 13 July 1881, St. Paul's, Hammersmith, Middlesex. Their marriage certificate records Henry as a clerk and deceased. Also, Henry is recorded as having a letter d in his surname and Edward without.
Seems a little strange ???

For any info, thoughts or ideas, many thanks,  :)
Ila


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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #1 on: Thursday 01 February 18 22:09 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to RootsChat!

There's a baptism for Edward Wilkinson SIMS born 11 Nov 1857 -Baptism Date:23 May 1858 St Paul Hammersmith -Parents Henry (a Clerk) and Mary.

I can't really see a matching birth for him unless it's the Edward SIMMS born Dec Qtr 1857 Brentford. (can't even find that one on the GRO index. ::) )

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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #2 on: Thursday 01 February 18 22:39 GMT (UK) »
May be this one? No mmn listed so likely illegitimate

SIMONS, EDWARD       -     
GRO Reference: 1857  D Quarter in BRENTFORD  Volume 03A  Page 41   
 

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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #3 on: Thursday 01 February 18 23:05 GMT (UK) »
May be this one? No mmn listed so likely illegitimate

SIMONS, EDWARD       -     
GRO Reference: 1857  D Quarter in BRENTFORD  Volume 03A  Page 41   
 

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Thanks,Cas. Yes,that's the one I was trying to find. Don't think it's him,though. :-\

Maureen

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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #4 on: Friday 02 February 18 10:12 GMT (UK) »
Welcome to rootschat  :)

Also, Henry is recorded as having a letter d in his surname and Edward without.
Seems a little strange ???

The D has only been added by the clergy - he would just have written it as it sounded to him. Edward signs as Symons
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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #5 on: Friday 02 February 18 13:57 GMT (UK) »
A big thankyou to Maureen, Cas and Rosie for your help. :)

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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #6 on: Saturday 03 February 18 20:25 GMT (UK) »
Hello all,
Just wanted to say how nice to be part of this wonderful community.  :) I am very grateful to those who have responded and with such speed. :) My problem is everything seems to relate to Edward Wilkinson Symons, not his father Henry Wilkinson Symons. I realise the surname has so many variants. :o In order to progress this family line any ideas would be most appreciated. :).
Thanks,
ila

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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #7 on: Saturday 03 February 18 21:08 GMT (UK) »
There's a baptism for Edward Wilkinson SIMS born 11 Nov 1857 -Baptism Date:23 May 1858 St Paul Hammersmith -Parents Henry (a Clerk) and Mary.

Age is two years older, but the day/month match
Royal Navy Registers of Seamen's Services
Edward Symonds
Place of birth: Isleworth, Middlesex
Date of birth: 11 November 1855
Official Number:   85058
Date: 1874
TNA Ref: ADM 188/80/85058

I don't know if he might be the Edward Simons in Woolwich in 1871, one of the boys "training for seaman".
Age is 15, ties in with the navy record, but born Pimlico.

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Re: Henry Wilkinson Symonds
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 03 February 18 21:35 GMT (UK) »
My problem is everything seems to relate to Edward Wilkinson Symons, not his father Henry Wilkinson Symons.

It doesn't look as if there ever was a Henry Wilkinson Symons. More likely perhaps that Edward was illegitimate. Perhaps his father was Henry Wilkinson?
The Brentford birth certificate that has been mentioned looks as though it may be worth a punt. Even though the name is Simms in the original GRO index.
John