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Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« on: Wednesday 03 July 19 20:28 BST (UK) »
Hello,

TNA at ADM139/535/13494 states Andrew Richard SYMONS volunteered for the RN on 16/11/1860 and the 1861 England Census confirms his RN status at RG9/4493/48, p.17.

Sadly, these details represent the extent of my research, having failed to find any other leads.

I wonder if someone could kindly offer assistance.

Sincerely,

BAC3

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #1 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 21:11 BST (UK) »
1851 - 5 Andrew St, PLymouth

John Symons    38 - labourer (foundry?) b Witchurch, Devon
Mary Symons    34 - b Blackhawton
Andrew Symons    7 - b Totness [as transcribed by Ancestry]

Ref: HO107, 1878, 142, 76

Birth

SYMONS, ANDREW  RICHARDS      
mmn FIELD     
Q1 1843  TOTNES  Volume 09  Page 493

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 21:15 BST (UK) »
Parents' marriage

Q4 1842   Totnes    9   582A   
Symons    John       
FIELD    Mary Ann

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 21:37 BST (UK) »
I've fond his parents in East Stonehouse in 1871 and Plympton in 1881. John is described as a Greenwich/naval pensioner. 1891 he is a widower and lodger. Not to be found on 101. There are some potential deaths

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 03 July 19 21:46 BST (UK) »
There's a navy record on Andrew on HMS Implacable in 1863 (this appears to be a training ship). Signed up for 10 years

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #5 on: Thursday 04 July 19 10:08 BST (UK) »
Good Morning,

Thank you for confirming my understanding of his family's background.........I am very grateful.

However, the mention of the navy record is confusing as I have searched extensively, including Implacable's history, with a NIL result.   I wonder if you could offer a citation I can investigate.

Thank you once again,

BAC3

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #6 on: Thursday 04 July 19 11:06 BST (UK) »
This would appear to be the reference to Mabel post -

Andrew Richd Symons
Gender - Male
Rating - BZC
Period of Engagment - 10 years
First Service Date - 6 Apr 1863
First Ship Served On - Implacable

The image is available on Anc***ry

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 04 July 19 12:04 BST (UK) »
If you don't have A*****y then you can purchase it from the National Archives: https://discovery.nationalarchives.gov.uk/details/r/D7902043

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Re: Andrew Richard SYMONS, born 1845, Totnes, Devon
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 04 July 19 14:07 BST (UK) »
JJ and crimea1854,

I researched Ancestry's Royal Naval Seamen Index, 1853-1872 originally with a NIL result!!!

Then JJ, I noticed your reference to "Andrew Richd SYMONS" not my "Andrew Richard SYMONS" and, hey presto, my sensitive little laptop preferred your version........I need a darkened room!!!!

But thank you anyway.

BAC3