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Rev. Zachariah Symmes

Male 1599 - 1671  (71 years)


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  • Name Zachariah Symmes 
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 5 Apr 1599  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth 6 Apr 1599  Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Baptised 8 Apr 1599  St. George, Canterbury, Kent, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Died 4 Feb 1671  Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Person ID I15693  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of DGH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 

    Father William Symmes,   b. Bef 7 Apr 1559 
    Mother (Unknown first wife of William Symmes),   d. Bef 16 Aug 1608 
    Family ID F9598  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Baker,   b. Bef 22 Apr 1604,   d. Bef 28 Dec 1676, Charlestown, Suffolk, Massachussets Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 72 years) 
    Married 13 Aug 1622  St. Saviour, Southwark, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. Capt. William Symmes,   b. Bef 10 Jan 1627,   d. 22 Sep 1691  (Age > 64 years)
    +2. Mary Symmes,   b. 9 Apr 1628, Dunstable, Bedfordshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1710, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2021 
    Family ID F9597  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He came to Boston in 1634 on the Griffin along with the Rev. John Lothropp and the famous Hutchinson family. According to John Denison Champlin ["The Tragedy of Anne Hutchinson," Journal of American History 5:348, 1911], both Lothropp and Symmes delivered many sermons to pass the time on the voyage, and Anne Marbury Hutchinson's "nimble and comprehensive wit" in interrogating both divines was so aggravating to Symmes that he attempted, on arrival at Boston, to immediately exclude her from admission to the church.

      His life and its many controversies are covered in this very long Wikipedia page about him.

  • Sources 
    1. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.

    2. [S2124] Twenty-Six Great Migration Colonists to New England & Their Origins by John Brooks Threlfall. Madison, Wisconsin, 1993.