Descendants of William Symons


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1. William Symons was born in 1815 in Cornwall, UK, was christened on 8 Jan 1915, died in 1918 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape at age 103, and was buried in Kingwilliamstown, Cape.

Noted events in his life were:

Baptism: Great grandfather, William Symons was born in 1815? Could be December 1814? (baptised on the 8th of January 1815) and lived at Mt Edgecombe, Devon on the border of Cornwall. His first wife (whom he married in the parish of Stoke Damerell, Plymouth in Devonshire) was Mary Jane Dobson they had 8-10 children two were born after they emigrated. William was the first. William worked as a carpenter in Plymouth dockyards.

Death: in 1918. Barbara Durlacher, in the first of four articles about early British settlers in South Africa, tells of a shipload of Irish girls who volunteered to be shipped out in 1857 as potential brides for men and soldiers on the Cape Eastern border with Kaffraria.
She notes "I am on a visit to Cape Town and have been talking to Mrs Sybil Tuck of Somerset West and Mrs Amy Row of Sea Point, grand-daughters of William James Symons, who as a lad of 17 arrived in South Africa in the same ship as the bouncy cargo of girls in the sailing vessel, Lady Kennaway.
William Symons left a quite detailed record of the voyage in the form of a series of articles he wrote for the Daily Dispatch, East London, describing events and adventures on board under the title "Life in an Emigrant Ship 56 Years Ago."
His grand-daughters have an old scrap book in which the cuttings of his memoirs of the voyage are pasted. Not only does he describe events in the Lady Kennaway, but also old days in King William's Town, and early times in East London, when he died at the age of 78 in 1918. This scrap book is a wonderful piece of Africana...."

1820 Settlers: Barbara Durlacher, in the second of four articles about early British settlers in South Africa, tells "My paternal grandfather, William James Symons was one of South Africa's pioneers, sailing to South Africa from Plymouth at the age of 17 in 1857 on the sailing ship Lady Kennaway. This ship was later wrecked on the sandbar off the mouth of the Buffalo River at East London, as told in my tale "Finding Out". Fortunately for William James and the children he was to sire, he survived and went on to prosper mightily, becoming the owner of a large sawmill and timber merchant business in King William's Town and later in East London. He is also credited with being the 'inventor' of a type of high-axled trek wagon, which - so legend has it - was used by the British Army in the Crimea. He fathered eleven children, of whom my father was the last, being born around 1897 - although I'm not sure of that date."

William married Mary Jane Dobson.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 2 M    i. Robert Symons was born on 16 Dec 1853 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape and died on 8 Apr 1923 at age 69.

William next married Charlotte.
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2. Robert Symons was born on 16 Dec 1853 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape and died on 8 Apr 1923 at age 69.

Noted events in his life were:

Birth: The family were in London (from Mt Edgecombe) attending a court case in connection with titled land when our grandfather was born (their 8th child). He was born there on the 16th of December 1853 at 25 Bromley Terrace Bromley in the district of "Bow and Bromley" in the county of Middlesex. Born within the sound of the bow bells, therefore born a cockney.

1820 Settlers: William Symons and family left Portsmouth on the 6th of September 1857 on the "Lady Kennaway" and arrived in east London on the 23rd of November 1857 my grandfather Robert was 3 (3 weeks short of his 4th birthday. A 9th baby had arrived.

Robert married Edith Brown, daughter of Stephen Brown and Susannah Catherine Miles, on 12 Feb 1902 in Vaalkranz, Cape. Edith was born on 24 Jun 1877 in Vaalkranz, Cape and died in 1944 at age 67.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 3 M    i. Robert Stephen Symons was born on 4 Jan 1903 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape and died on 1 Sep 1968 at age 65.

   4 M    ii. Oswald Symons was born on 21 Apr 1904 and died on 26 Nov 1972 at age 68.

Oswald married Mabel Weber.

+ 5 M    iii. Victor Edward Symons was born on 25 Aug 1905 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape and died on 11 May 1953 at age 47.

+ 6 M    iv. Lawrence John Symons was born on 21 Apr 1907 and died on 29 Dec 1979 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (Now Harare, Zimbabwe) at age 72.

+ 7 F    v. Edith Symons was born on 26 Sep 1909 and died on 15 Feb 1993 at age 83.

+ 8 M    vi. Phillip Symons was born on 20 Mar 1912 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape, died on 23 Feb 1965 in Salisbury, Rhodesia at age 52, and was buried in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

+ 9 M    vii. George Symons was born on 20 Mar 1912 and died on 13 Mar 1950 at age 37.

   10 F    viii. Doris May Symons was born on 13 Mar 1918 and died on 25 Mar 1918.

+ 11 M    ix. William Percy Symons was born on 22 Mar 1920 and died on 14 Feb 1978 at age 57.

Robert next married Sarah Ann Field in Thomas River. Sarah died in 1900 in Birmingham and was buried in Kingwilliamstown, Cape.

Children from this marriage were:

   12 M    i. Robert Symons died 1890 ?.

+ 13 F    ii. Ethyl Symons was born 1890 ? and died 1960 ? at age 70.

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3. Robert Stephen Symons was born on 4 Jan 1903 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape and died on 1 Sep 1968 at age 65.

Robert married Vida Phillips.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 14 F    i. Marion May Symons

5. Victor Edward Symons was born on 25 Aug 1905 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape and died on 11 May 1953 at age 47.

Victor married Veronica Gwendoline Billing, daughter of George Earnest Billing and Matilda Mary (Tilly) Hennessy, on 24 Sep 1934 in Kimberly, Cape. Veronica was born on 25 Aug 1905.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 15 M    i. Kenneth Andrew Symons was born on 27 Jan 1937 and died on 6 Apr 2010 at age 73.

+ 16 F    ii. Merryl Janet Symons

6. Lawrence John Symons was born on 21 Apr 1907 and died on 29 Dec 1979 in Salisbury, Rhodesia (Now Harare, Zimbabwe) at age 72.

Lawrence married Thora Evelyn Dixon.

Children from this marriage were:

   17 F    i. Lynette Joan Symons

Lynette married Brian Peterson.

   18 F    ii. Sylvia Aileen Symons was born on 22 Jul 1941 and died 1978 ? at age 37.

   19 M    iii. John Graham Symons

7. Edith Symons was born on 26 Sep 1909 and died on 15 Feb 1993 at age 83.

Edith married R Dudley Hampton Obe.

Children from this marriage were:

   20 F    i. Phyllis Maureen Hampton

   21 M    ii. Robert Hampton

   22 M    iii. Brian Hampton

8. Phillip Symons was born on 20 Mar 1912 in Kingwilliamstown, Cape, died on 23 Feb 1965 in Salisbury, Rhodesia at age 52, and was buried in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

Phillip married Jessie Margaret Kable, daughter of George Kable and Jessie Lawson, on 8 Apr 1939 in Salisbury, Rhodesia. Jessie was born on 8 Sep 1909 in Johannesburg, South Africa, died on 27 Jun 1976 in Que Que, Rhodesia1 at age 66, and was buried in Salisbury, Rhodesia.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 23 F    i. Penelope Jean Symons

+ 24 F    ii. Moira Phillipa Symons

9. George Symons was born on 20 Mar 1912 and died on 13 Mar 1950 at age 37.

George married Eileen Botton.

George next married Thelma Jane Fisher, daughter of Unknown and Mum Fisher,.

The child from this marriage was:

   25 F    i. Georgina Dale Symons was born on 19 Jun 1949 and died on 3 Nov 1949.

11. William Percy Symons was born on 22 Mar 1920 and died on 14 Feb 1978 at age 57.

William married Geraldine Hood.

The child from this marriage was:

   26 F    i. Carol Ann Symons

Carol married Jan Kirstein.

13. Ethyl Symons was born 1890 ? and died 1960 ? at age 70.

Ethyl married someone Windsor.

The child from this marriage was:

+ 27 M    i. Sylvester Martin Windsor

Ethyl married Evan Evans.

Children from this marriage were:

   28 M    i. Athur Evans

   29 M    ii. Harold Evans

   30 M    iii. Victor Evans

   31 F    iv. Doreen Evans

   32 M    v. Robert Evans

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14. Marion May Symons

Marion married Reg Jones.

Children from this marriage were:

   33 F    i. Glynnis

   34 F    ii. Angela

   35 F    iii. Susan

Marion married someone Bryson.

15. Kenneth Andrew Symons was born on 27 Jan 1937 and died on 6 Apr 2010 at age 73.

Noted events in his life were:

Alt. Burial: Poem. If I should ever leave you
It will be because I'm due
To cross from here to somewhere
Where I can start anew

Sipping slowly in the sunset.
With a sizzle and a flame
When your family and friends are together
And you are so glad they came

And when I make that journey
Then I want you all to know
That there should be no sadness
When it is my time to go.

Looking backwards and consider
All the things one should have done
It's too late to now feel guilty
Looking forwards is more fun

There's so much to remember
If you have the time to pause
Every braai and glowing ember
You spent happily with yours
.
It is time to make a record
Of the things that I hold true
To record the special moments
And then to start anew

Not because that I am going
But because I am still here
Time to stoke and light my fire
And go on year after year......................

Cause of Death: Haemochromotosis.

Kenneth married Lynne.

Children from this marriage were:

   36 M    i. Roley Symons

   37 F    ii. Colleen Symons

   38 F    iii. Glenda Symons

   39 F    iv. Loren Symons

   40 F    v. Heather Symons

16. Merryl Janet Symons

Merryl married Michael John Howell, son of Unknown and Unknown,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 41 M    i. Wayne John Howell

+ 42 M    ii. Murray Andrew Howell

+ 43 M    iii. Gary Michael Howell

+ 44 F    iv. Nicola (Nikki) Jane Howell

23. Penelope Jean Symons

Penelope married Michael Anderson,1 son of Dr. Ralph Blyth Anderson and Helena Elizabeth Davel,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 45 F    i. Kerry Margaret Anderson

+ 46 M    ii. Russell Blyth Anderson

24. Moira Phillipa Symons

Moira married Alan Bruce Wishart,1 son of Charles Edwin Wishart and Margorie Phyllis Bisset,.

Children from this marriage were:

+ 47 F    i. Briony Jean Wishart

+ 48 F    ii. Tiffany Dawn Wishart

   49 M    iii. Hedley Bruce Wishart

27. Sylvester Martin Windsor

Sylvester married Rita Stephenson.

Children from this marriage were:

   50 F    i. Jean Windsor

   51 F    ii. Ann Windsor

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41. Wayne John Howell

Wayne married Marisa Bashuk, daughter of Unknown and Unknown,.

Children from this marriage were:

   52 F    i. Sasha Howell

   53 F    ii. Camryn Howell

42. Murray Andrew Howell

Murray married Karen Licciardo.

Children from this marriage were:

   54 F    i. Ashleigh Howell

   55 F    ii. Emma Howell

43. Gary Michael Howell

Gary married Toni Jacob.

Children from this marriage were:

   56 M    i. Jacob Howell

   57 M    ii. Ryan Howell

   58 F    iii. Veronica Howell

44. Nicola (Nikki) Jane Howell

Nicola married Peter Larsen.

Children from this marriage were:

   59 F    i. Alice Larsen

   60 M    ii. Jack Larsen

   61 F    iii. Meg Larsen

45. Kerry Margaret Anderson

Kerry married Daniel Wiens,2 son of Paul Robert Wayne Wiens and Deborah Lynn George,.

Children from this marriage were:

   62 M    i. Jeremy Christopher Wiens

   63 F    ii. Abigail Katelyn Wiens

46. Russell Blyth Anderson

Russell married Carrie Lynn Sager, daughter of Robert Earl Sager and Deanna Lynn Iler,.

Children from this marriage were:

   64 M    i. Matthew Dean Anderson

   65 M    ii. Dylan Ralph Anderson

47. Briony Jean Wishart

Briony married Ian David Gibson.

Children from this marriage were:

   66 F    i. Jamie Victoria Gibson

   67 F    ii. Leila Dawn Gibson

48. Tiffany Dawn Wishart

Tiffany married Raife William Crofton Townsend.

Children from this marriage were:

   68 F    i. Isabella Laurel Obre' Townsend

   69 F    ii. Genevieve May Townsend


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