Ancestors of Mandy Willard

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Hugh SYMONS (c1567-1612)

and Elizabeth STREETER (?-?)


Hughe Symons and Elizabeth Streeter may have been my 10x Great Grandparents.  They married on 21 September 1591 in Worth, Sussex.

Hugh Symons’s date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, but possibly in the 1560’s.  According to the IGI a Hugh Symonde was baptised on 20 January 1567 in Abinger, Surrey as the son of Richard Symonde.  He may have been buried on 14 January 1611/2 in Worth as Hugh Simmon, but the burial register just records the name and no further details.  Hugh may have had a brother named John Simon, whose occupation was recorded as “Nailer” at the burial of a son Hugh on 22 June 1587 in Worth.  Hugh Symons of Worth left a will which was proved on 21 January 1611/2 in Lewes - I have yet to read this will.

Elizabeth Streeter’s date and place of birth/baptism are unknown, to me, but possibly in the 1560’s or 1570's - see Streeter main page.  I have not found a burial for her in either Worth or Ardingly.  She may have had a brother named James Streater who was possibly buried on 7 March 1599/1600 in Worth. 


Hugh Symons and Elizabeth Streeter had 6 known children:

  1. Johane Symons was baptised on 4 June 1592 in Worth.

  2. Richarde Symons was baptised on 10 March 1593/4 in Worth.

    Richard may have married Elizabeth Hicks on 9 May 1613 in Horsted Keynes, Sussex and/or Mary Wright in October 1633 in West Hoathly, Sussex.  But there were 2 other Richard’s baptised in Worth:  on 25 July 1586 the son of John Simons and on 26 November 1598 the son of Henry Symons and Agnes.  None of the 3 would seem to have been buried in Worth before 1650.

  3. Elizabeth Symons was baptised on 27 June 1596 in Worth and probably died young, although I have not found her burial recorded in the Worth register.

  4. John Symons, my possible 9x Great Grandfather, was baptised on 4 March 1598/9 in Worth.  He married Mary Millam (1599-?) in 1620.  (They have their own page.)

  5. Alexander Simondes was baptised on 14 June 1601 in Worth.

    As Alexander Symons he may have married Joane Gallop on 16 May 1637 in Ardingly.  But an Alexander Simmons was baptised on 24 March 1615/6 in Cuckfield, Sussex as the son of Thomas Simmons.  I have not found any children baptised to them in Ardingly or Worth.  Although from the IGI it would seem that Alexander and Joane moved to Lancing, Sussex where they had 6 known children baptised:  Alexander Symmons (1638-1638), Edward Symmons (1638-1638), Ann Symones (1640-?), Joane Symmondes (1642-?), Alexander Simons (1647-?) and Sarah Simants (1649-?).

  6. Elizabeth Symons was baptised on 7 November 1603 in Worth.


I am grateful to Colin Parker, a fellow descendant of Hugh and Elizabeth, who identified them as the parents of our shared ancestor John Symons.


Page Revised 17 March 2008