1534 - 1615
Died January 1616
Married Isabella, January 19th,
1570, at Hardwicke Church.
Nicholas and Isabella had 3 daughters and 6
||Richard Symons, christened at
Hardwick 13th May 1571, married
Elizabeth Wallis on 26th October 1600, and had 3 children;|
||Edward (or Edmund) Symons, born 1572,
Hobcroft 30th May 1602, and had
3 children. Died in 1655;|
||Nicholas Symons, born in 1575, died in
||Daniell Symons, Christened at
Hardwick 25th February 1577, married in 1618
and had 4 sons;|
||John Symons, born 1581, married
Margaret Rawlins at Hardwick 26th
October 1612, with 4
||Steven Symons, born ?, married
Margaret Goodspede at Aylesbury on 7 June 1613, with
||Alice Symons, Christened at Hardwick
21st August 1575, married
Wooddardes, and had 2 daughters, Barbara and
||Quinborough Symons, Christened at
Hardwick on 24th April 1580, married
Leavage and had 2
||Jane Symons, Christened at Hardwick on
2nd June 1611, married Chandler
with at least 2 children.|
Nicholas succeeded to the
"Loves" farmstead, but with the earlier misfortunes of his
family, had little else to his name. Nicholas did not marry until
late in his life (aged 36), but his young wife still provided him
with a family of several sons and three
grandfather, he lived to a great age for the times. Available
records show that the spelling of the surname took various forms in
those early periods.
early struggles against the family misfortunes, Nicholas began to
see some improvements in the family estate. Records cannot confirm
whether his elder son either left the village, or pre-deceased his
father, however, the farmstead of "Loves" passed on the death
of Nicholas’ widow, Isabella, to their second son,
EDWARD (who was also known as
Nicholas's Will survives to this day, and the
transcript of his will is as follows:
In the name of
God Amen: On the fifth daie of September of the year 1613: I
Nicholas Symons of Weedon in the parish of Hardwick make this my
last will and testament in manner and form following:
commend my soule into the hands of Allmighty God, trusting to be
saved by the death and meritt of Jesus Christ my only Saviour, and
my bodie to the earth in sure hope of the resurrection: and all my
worldly goodes which God hath lent me I bequeath in manner as
First I give
and bequeath to Richard Symons my sonne xij d. (twelve pence), and
to his three chilldren ether of them xij d.
I give to
Daniell Symons xij d.
Item, I give
to my sonne Edward Symons xij d. And to his three children xij d.
ether of them.
Item, I give
to John Symons xij d. and to his chilldren xij d,
Item, I give
to Steven Symons xij d. and to his chilldren xij d.
bequeath to my daughter Alice Wooddardes xij d., and to her daughter
Barbara one lambe and xij d., and to her daughter Mary xij
bequeath to Quinborough Leavage xij d. and to her twoe chilldren
ether of them xij d.
bequeath to my daughter Jane xij d. and to her childe xij
All the rest
of my goodes I bequeath wholy to my lovinge wife Isabell whom I make
executrix of this my last will and testament, willing her to pay my
chilldren their legacies within one weeke after my departure, and
truly pay my other debtes with such convenient speede as by God's
helpe she shall be able, and I make Michaell Batson overseer of this
my last will and testament: in witness whereof I have caused there
presentes to be written, the daie and year above said.
William Hogg minister and Michaell Batson.
(Probated January 1615. LDS film # 1042449.
Buckinghamshire Wills 1613\1617.)