Samuel Symons (1827-1886)
1841 census returns
(with William Prout 55 Farmer N)
Samuel Symons 14 Ag lab Y
1851 census returns
Yeolmbridge Village [HO107/1899, f251]
William Symons Head Mar 50 Stone Masons Lab Cornwall Launceston
Sarah do Wife Mar 48 do Boyton
Samuel do Son U 23 Stone Masons Lab Devon Werrington
William do Son U 20 do do do do
Ann do Daur U 17 Serv do do
Grace do Daur 5 Scholar do do
Marriage solemnized at the Wesleyan Association Chapel, Russell Street, Tavistock, in the District of Tavistock in the County of Devon.
Name and surname:
Rank or profession:
Residence at the time of marriage:
Father’s name and surname:
William Symons Henry Pearce
Rank or profession of father:
Witnesses: John Friend, Susanna Symons
1861 census returns
Calvanna Park, St. Stephens by Launceston [RG9/1519 f96]
Samuel Symons Head Mar 33 Farm Bailif of 300 acres employing Werrington
9 labourers (For R Dingley Esqr)
Jane Do Wife Mar 34 Northcott Hamlet
William Do Father Widr 61 Farm lab Werrington
John Do Brother & Lodger Un 20 Farm lab Werrington
1871 census returns
Lower Truscott Farm, Saint Stephen's, Launceston
Samuel Symons Head 43 Bailiff Werrington
Jane Symons Wife 41 Northcott Hamlet
Jane Symons Dau 8 Scholar St Stephens
Mary Symons Dau 4 St Stephens
Bessie Symons Dau 1 St Stephens
William Abbott Svt 23 Servant
Thomas Abbott Svt 21 Servant
Eliza Lockyear Svt 18 Servant
1881 census returns
Lower Truscott, St Stephen by Launceston [RG11/2276 f99]
Samuel SYMONS Head M 53 Farmer 800 Acres Employing Werrington, Devon
17 Servt And 4 Boys
Jane SYMONS Wife M 54 Farmers Wife Northcott Hamlet, Devon
Jane SYMONS Dau U 18 Farmers Daughter St Stephens, Cornwall
Mary SYMONS Dau U 14 Scholar St Stephens, Cornwall
Bessie SYMONS Dau U 11 Scholar St Stephens, Cornwall
Richard PROUT Servant U 40 Farm Servant (In Door) Werrington, Devon
This is the last Will and Testament of me Samuel Symons, of Truscott in the parish of Saint Stephens in the County of Cornwall Farmer. I Give devise and bequeath all my real and personal estate whatsoever and wheresoever unto William Orchard of Trethorne in the parish of Saint Thomas the Apostle and John Bray of Truscott in the said parish of Saint Stephens their executors administrators and assigns Upon Trust that they or the survivor of them or their or his assigns (hereinafter called my Trustees”) shall in their own absolute discretion either carry on my said Farm or realise the same at once[.] in case my Trustees shall carry on my said Farm I direct that the net profits shall be applied towards the maintenance of my Wife and children but in case my Trustees shall not carry on my said Farm or when they shall give the same up at any future time then they shall hold all my real and personal estate Upon Trust after payment of my just debts funeral and Testamentary expenses to hand over Fifty pounds worth of my household Furniture to my dear wife Jane Symons such selection to be made by my said wife and then Upon Trust to pay my said Wife the sum of Four hundred pounds for her own absolute use and benefit and then Upon Trust to divide the remainder equally between my three daughters as Tenants in common and not as joint Tenants and I appoint the said William Orchard and John Bray, Executors of this my Will As Witness my hand this 24th day of May 1886.
Signed by the said Samuel Symons as his last Will and Testament in the presence of us who in his presence at his request and in the presence of each other have hereunto subscribed our names as Witnesses.
Geo. Graham White, Junr Solr Launceston.
John Bray Truscott, Farmer St Stephens.
Proved at Bodmin the 26th day of June 1886 by the oaths of William Orchard and John Bray the Executors to whom administration was granted.
The Testator Samuel Symons was late of Truscott in the parish of Saint Stephens by Launceston in the County of Cornwall Farmer and died on the 1st day of June 1886 at Truscott aforesaid.
Gross Personal Estate £1304”14”3
Net Personal Estate £973”16”7
Extracted by White Dingley & White Solrs Launceston Cornwall.
I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy compared and examined with the Original this 26th day of June 1886.