Birthabt 1818, Middlesex
1Philip SYMONDSON , GGGG Uncle
Birth20 Feb 1809
Baptism19 Mar 1809, St Giles-In-The Fields, Camden
Death18 May 1863
Burial26 May 1863, St Pancras Cemetery (Camden)
OccupationBell Founder
FatherHenry SYMONDSON (~1775-1842)
Marriage15 Aug 1842, Marylebone, London, England
ChildrenClara (~1838-)
 Eliza (1841-1878)
 Emma (1843-)
 Philip (1848-)
 Emma (1851-1919)
 Sarah (1854-)
 Esther (1859-)
Notes for Sarah MEREDITH
A possible entry in the England and Wales Criminal Records, Middlesex County adj’d Sessions Clerkenwell 17 February 1846, Sarah Symondson, age 27, Larceny, 3 months.

In the 1871 census civil parish of St Pancras, Christchurch ecclesiastical parish, London, Pancras registration district, Camden Town sub district, 3 Suffolk Street East.
Sarah Symondson, head. widow, age 53, on parish relief, born Pancras.
Daughter Elisa Symondson, age 26 [should this be 30?], unmarried, ironer, born Pancras.

There is a marriage for Clara Symondson in 1857, Sarah was a witness.

London Workhouse Records. St Pancras 1866-67
Sarah Symondson, age 50, residence 13 Norfolk Street, admitted September 22, discharged June 18, 1867
Sarah Symondson, age 11, residence 13 Norfolk Street, admitted September 22, discharged October 30, 1866 to Forest Gate School

In the 1881 census 15 Goldington St., Pancras, Somerstown, London.
Lodger Sarah Symondson, widow, age 63, born Westminster.
She is lodging with Charles and Ester Gray and family.

Sarah Symondson age 81, Hackney volume 1b page 436 in the October to December 1899, death index
Notes for Philip (Spouse 1)
Parish Records St. Giles in the Fields, Camden
Baptism March 19, 1809 Philip Symondson of Henry by Mary, born February 20, 1809.

In the 1841 census civil parish St. Pancras, Middlesex, Ossulstone (Holborn Division) hundred, Tottenham sub district Gufoe? Street.
Phillip Symondson, age 30, born Middlesex, no occupation listed.
Sarah Symondson age 20, born in Middlesex.
Clara Symondson, age 2 born in Middlesex.
Eliza Symondson, age 6 weeks, born in Middlesex.
Listed before them are James Haily, age 50. Mary Haily, age 50. John and Anne Edwards, ages 20. John Edwards age 6 months.

In the July to September 1842 marriage index is Philip Symondson Marylebone, London Middlesex, volume 1 page 163. Other females on the page are Sarah Ellen Clark, Sarah Meredith, Martha Harvey, and Mary Nichols. Also there is a Francis Crouch (female?)

Marriage certificate states the following:
August 15 1842
All Souls Church, Marylebone, Middlesex
Philip Symondson, age 32, bachelor, musical bell founder, father Henry Symondson, musical bell founder.
Sarah Meredith, age 26, spinster, father James Meredith, butcher, residence All Souls District.
After Banns
Witnesses are James Meredith and Catharine Meredith. [I wonder what relation to Sarah]

Listed in the IGI Philip Symondson and Sarah Meredith, 15 August 1842, All Souls, Saint Marylebone, London, England.

In the 1845 Post Office Directory of London and Birmingham
Symondson Henry, pianoforte ma. 34 William st. Hampstead rd.
Symondson Philip, musical bell maker 20 1/2 Clipstone street, Fitzroy square and 1 Tottenham court road [note their father was listed at 20 Clipstone Street in 1838]

In the 1848 London directory, Symondson Philip, musical bell ma. Clerkenwell Close.

In the 1851 post office directory 30 Clerkenwell Close Symondson Philip, musical bell maker

In the 1851 census Clerkenwell civil parish, St. Philip ecclesiastical parish, sub district Amwell, Middlesex, 12 Noble Street.
Philip Symonds, head, married, age 42, Bell founder Journeyman, born St. Giles Middlesex.
Wife Sarah Symonds, age 33, dress maker, born ???? Middlesex.
Daughter Clara Symonds, age 12, born St. Pancras, Middlesex.
Daughter Eliza Symonds, age 10, born St Pancras.
Son Philip Symonds, age 3, born Clerkenwell, Middlesex.

1851 Post Office Directory
30 Clerkenwell Close, London
Philip Symondson, musical bell maker

London Poor Law Records
St. Pancras, Camden
Register of Workhouse Inmates
Sarah Symondson, age 36, labor, came in April 30, 1854, went out June 5, 1854
Sarah Symondson, born May 8, 1854, no date for went out [presumably the same as her mother]

Philip Symondson, age 46, brass turner, came in July 6, 1854, went out August 2, 1854
Sarah Symondson, age 36, servant, July 6, 1854 to August 28, 1854
Clara Symondson, age 15, July 6, 1854 to August 14, 1854
Philip Symondson, age 6, July 6, 1854 to August 28, 1854
Emma Symondson, age 2 1/2, July 6, 1854 to August 28, 1854
Sarah Symondson, age 2 months, July 6, 1854 to August 28, 1854

London Workhouse records
Philip Symondson, age 54, labourer, discharged May 18, 1863 dead 10:30 am.

In the April to June 1863 death index, Philip Symondson, Pancras district, London, Middlesex, volume 1b, page 87.

Parish records Saint Pancras, Middlesex, Workhouse, Philip Symondson, age 55, married, address No. 6 Infirmary, musician, cause of death exhaustion from Abscesses, burial May 26, 1863

St Pancras Workhouse is now a Hospital and it backs on to St Pancras old church and Gardens, with the Coutts Memorial. See St Giles-in-the-Fields on the Internet also St Pancras Hospital/Workhouse.

Philip Symondson buried May 26, 1863 recorded at St. Pancras Cemetery (Camden)

Henry Symondson senior presumed to have died about 1843, although no death certificate has been traced, Phillip now ran the business, Phillip was born 1809.

Henry senior had five sons, two of whom, Phillip and James joined him in the Handbell business his eldest son, who was also called Henry inherited his Father's acute hearing, he became a Piano Tuner. In 1848 Henry junior died of consumption five years later James followed him to an early grave, he was only thirty- three. Phillip became mentally ill and was certified insane and confined to St Pancras Workhouse he died here in 1863 aged 54, bringing to an end a firm that had helped to revolutionized the production of Hand Bells.
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