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William (Symes\Simes) Sims, ^

Male Abt 1646 - 1709

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    Birth  Abt 1646  County Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  17 Feb 1708/09  New Kent Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • William Symes arrived in York County, Virginia in August of 1671.

      From : http://www..bellucci.com/melonbel/sism/html

      The following may have been brothers; Wm Symes arrived in York Co., VA on Aug 1671. James Symes came to Surry Co, VA with Capt. Banker, in June 1671. An Adam Symes owned land in Kent Co., VA by 1683. (Not Adam Symes son of George, ours, he was born 1686)

      Sons John , Mathew, Edward & George were considered to be sons sons of George Sims, born 1672 in Antiqua, Britsh West Indies in the book SIMS KIN.

      WILL: 18-12-1710, first 4 boys were over 24; John, Matthew, Edward , & George.

      He also named three youngest sons as James, Robert & William.

      INFO: In a court case pertaining to negros which John, Matthew, Edward, & John (George's son) claimed James held in his possession and refused to relinquish said negros to the four brothers. It appears that these negros were issue of the negros, Cate & ??, had been willed to the brothers John, Matthew, Edward & George, but George having died previous to June 1740 is represented by his son John in court.

      For details see Arnot's book for his justification of all of his claims.

      From Al's Genealogy Page on the Net:

      "Records indicate that there was a William Symes who was Constable in Essex county in 1686. Though not proven this is likely to be this William Symes. Essex county is immediately across the Rapahannock River from Richmond County where his son William Jr. lived."

      In the 1670's and 1680's William and his brothers George and Richard went into the American Colonies. Richard returned home to England where an estate had been set up for him, but George and William settled in southeastern Virginia in the area of the Isle of Wight [County], and Nansemond County area. William moved north from there, and received a land grant in New Kent County where he settled with his family. William died there in 1726.

      **
      According to St. Peter's Parish records,[ page 53 DEATHS] page 70; William Sims died
      Febry. 17th, 1725-6
      **Probably not the same William Symes.
      Other information in the book:
      Page 100: Edward the son of Eliza Parish whick is now the wife of James Sims was born
      May 20, 1730.
      Page 104: Baudy a negro girl belonging to Wlm. Sims 15th, 1724
      Page 104: Elizabeth, daughter of James Sims was born July ye 28th 1725
      Page 104: Sarah, daughter of Robert Sims born Sept. 20th, 1726.
      Page 104: Azess a negro boy of Frances Sims born May ye 30th, 1727.
      Page 104: Napier a negro belonging to James Sims, eas Baptised, July 20, 1729.
      Page 104: Sarah a negor belonging to Frances Sims baptised July 20, 1729.
      Page 104: Sarah a Negro gilr belonging to James Sims, born Decr, 8, 1729.

      William Symes arrived in York County, Virginia in August of 1671.
      Col. Robert Randolph Jones makes this family a son of Thomas and Amy, Ancester of
      John Sims Jr. who married sarah Bullock, through George Symes and Elizabet, William's
      son.

      Arnot makes him the son of George Jr., son of Capt. George, son of Thomas, but the
      dates are wrong for that to be true.
      Barefield (92) names him son of Thomas and Amy Bridges, landed in James Cily County,
      VA, and was used in the formation of New Kent County, VA. In 1698 he was granted land
      for bringing 19 people into the colony.

      On January 11, 1705 he received 450 acres in New Kent. A will has not been found but a
      portion showed up in Louisa County, VA, among his children. THIS IS THE WILLIAM
      that Arnot claimed unknown relationship to George. This XXXI is brother to George who
      married Dorothy Everard if so.

      William went to New Kent, VA, directly to some but he is also confused with William
      Sims of New Kent County. There may have been two William's there. His brother named
      William's son Richard in his will.

      William was a Clergyman ! SM112-AAD REF: John Symes Will of 1658.
      Because John's oldest son was dead Poundisford Manor was passed to William.

      Arnot makes this family a son of George Symes Jr. & Elizabeth, but based on
      WALTON-SIMS book it states otherwise.

      http://users.rcn.com/lsimms21/tsdescent.html
      5. WILLIAM SIMES, b. c. 1646 64 at Somerset,65 Eng. He m. (when?) (where?) Mary.66 He is apparently the "William Symes, living 1675" 67 mentioned in the History of Antigua, p. 111. Petty (pp. 2 3) says

      William Sims Sr. was from the Island of Antigua, and was the son of Thomas and Amy Bridges. William and several of his siblings had moved to Antigua 68 from Poundi[s]ford, Somerset, England, and are identified in the church and probate records of both Antigua and Somerset.69 In the 1670's and 1680's William and his brothers George and Richard went into the American Colonies. Richard returned home to England where an estate had been set up for him, but George and William settled in southeastern Virginia in the area of the Isle of Wight [County],70 and Nansemond County71 area. William moved north from there, and received a land grant in New Kent County72 where he settled with his family. William died there in 1726.
    Person ID  I00190  4-22-08
    Last Modified  29 Nov 2009 

    Father  Thomas Horner Sims (Symes), ^,   b. Between 1615 and 1620, Charde, Pitminster Parish, Sumersetshire, England - "Poundsford" Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Jan 1667/68, Charde, Pitminster Parish, Sumersetshire, England - "Poundsford" Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Amye Bridges, ^,   b. Abt 1625, Keynsham, County Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Aug 1662, Frampton Cottrell, County Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  1640  Keynsham, County Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F09652  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary UNKNOWN, ^,   b. Abt 1645, County Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1687, James City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    >1. William Sims,   b. Between 1660 and 1670, County Somerset, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 28 Apr and 1 Aug 1716, Sittingbourne Parish, Old Rappahannock Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >2. Edward Sims, Sr.^,   b. Abt 1683, St. Peter's Parish, New Kent Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1757, Hanover Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >3. Matthew Sims, Sr.,   b. Abt 1684, James City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1747/48
    >4. George Sims, Sr.,   b. 1685, James City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1737 and 1740, Hanover Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Adam Sims,   b. 1687
    Family ID  F00237  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Living 
    Children 
     1. Mary Sims,   b. 1677, Charleston, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Amy Sims,   b. Aft 1687
     3. Richard Sims,   b. Aft 1687, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >4. Robert Sims, Sr.,   b. Abt 1690, James City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1749, Louisa Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    >5. James Sims,   b. Between 1690 and 1700, James City Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1774
    >6. Thomas Sims,   b. Abt 1702, Richmond Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1784, Culpeper Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Family ID  F00001  Group Sheet