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Symonds, Rev. William Samuel (1818 - 1887)


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1818 Hereford
1830 (about) Cheltenham College
1837 Cambridge (Venn, Cambridge Alumni)
1842 Offenham, Worc. (ibid.)
1845 Pendock, Worc.
1887 Cheltenham



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1818 December 13 : Birth 11818 December 23: Hereford Journal -
"BIRTHS. - Last week the Lady of W. Symonds, Esq. jun. of this city, of a son and heir."
1840 September 29 : Marriage 11840 October 5: Aris's Birmingham Gazette -
 "MARRIED - On Tuesday last, at Upton-upon-Severn, Worcestershire, by the Rev. Matthew Lunn, Vicar of Kempsey, William Samuel Symonds, Esq. of Elsdon Hall, Herefordshire, and Christ College, Cambridge, to Catherine Hyacinth, eldest daughter of Samuel Kent, Esq. of the Hill House, Upton-upon-Severn."
1845 : Rector of Pendock 11845 February 6: Worcester Journal -
 "PREFERMENTS. The Rev. N. S. Symonds,[sic] B.A., of Christ's College, Cambridge, has been instituted by the Lord Bishop of this diocese to the Rectory of Pendock, in this county, vacant by the decease of the Rev. R. Davis, D.D., on the presentation of the Rev. John Parkinson Sill and Miles Manning Beale Cooper, Esq., the patrons."
His mother was Lord of the Manor of Pendock.
1855 : Publication "Old stones: Notes on lectures on the plutonic, Silurian and Devonian rocks in the neighbourhood of Malvern." Malvern. link
1857 : Publication "Stones of the valley." London. link
1861 : Publication "Old bones; or notes for young naturalists." London link
1867 : Publication Rev, Symonds made a substantial contribution to Rev. W. H. Purchas' "Flora of Herefordshire" , Hereford.
[Google Books]
1881 : Publication "Malvern Chase: An episode of the Wars of the Roses and the Battle of Tewkesbury." Tewkesbury link
1883 : Publication "Hanley Castle: An episode of the Civil Wars and the battle of Worcester." Tewkesbury link
1884 : Publication New edition - "Old stones: A series of geological notes on the plutonic, volcanic, Pre-Cambrian, Silurian, and Devonian rocks in the neighbourhood of Malvern, with a chapter on Drifts." London. link
1887 September 15 : Death Died at Cheltenham, buried at Pendock. The attached document contains his Obituary from the Geological Magazine and the Gloucester Journal. link

1 Transcription reproduced with kind permission of The British Newspaper Archive

Managed by Richard Middleton : last updated 2016 February 18