59400. Christopher Symcockes & 59401. Joan Pettie~1535, Christopher born in England, s/o §William Symcock of Stoke.
Joan born in Lynford.
1561, “1] Sir Edmund Peckham and son George. 2] Christopher Symcockes of Butleigh. Lease for 299 years of the capital messuage and demesnes (340a) of Butleigh, 220a of pasture, Harller Hawes (41a) and the Park or Budleigh Bare (80a). Rent £11 3s 4d.”
Christopher married 1st Joan Pettie of Lydford.
Bef. 1569, Christopher 2nd married Mary Halswell, d/o Nicholas of Gothurst.
1568-9, “1] Christopher Symcockes of Butleigh and wife Mary. 2] William Irveine of Alhampton, …”
1569, Christopher "Symcox" bought the manor of Butleigh from Henry Billingsley, a London haberdasher.
1576, Christopher obtained a grant of the Arms: Ermine, three bears heads sable muzzled or. and Crest: A beaver passant ermine.
1587, “1] Christopher Symcockes of Butleigh and son and heir Thomas. 2] James Hodges and Richard Halswell Settlement of Butleigh manor and advowson on Christopher and his male issue by his wives Mary Baylly of Wells and Joan Pettie of Lydford with successive remainders to the male issue of Thomas by Alice Handberie [Sutton] of London or Anne Waste of London, the male issue of the sons of Thomas in succession, the male issue of Christopher's third son Dyer by Mary Walton of Baltonsborough or by Margaret Walton of Baltonsborough, the male issue of the sons of Dyer in succession, the male issue of Christopher's fourth son Christopher by Joan Poole of Baltonsborough or Gertrude Raines, the male issue of the sons of Christopher in succession, the male issue of Christopher's fifth son Humphrey by Mary Raines or Frances Raines, the male issue of the sons of Humphrey in succession, the male issue of Christopher's second son Alexander by Mary Pettye of Butleigh or by Mary Baker, the male issue of Thomas, eldest son of Alexander, the male issue of other sons of Alexander and the right heirs of Christopher the settlor who reserves the right to make leases.”
1606, 1] Christopher Symcockes of Butleigh and wife Mary. 2] Thomas White of Rowley, Butleigh and daughter Elizabeth Lease for lives of Rowley house, Woodsplot.
1609, Christopher died. (S) “Copies inquisition post mortem of Christopher Symcockes comprising the manor of Butleigh.”
Widow Mary created a monument in Butleigh Church to Christopher at a cost of £132. 13. 9.
Children of Christopher and Joan Pettie:
i. Thomas Symcockes (29700), born 1559 in England.
ii. Alexander Symcockes , born bef. 1567 in England.
Alexander 1st married Mary Pettye of Butleigh.
Alexander 2nd married Mary Baker.
Thomas Symcockes, born ?.
iii. Dyer Symcockes , born bef. 1567 in England.
Dyer 1st married Mary Walton of Baltonsborough.
Dyer 2nd married Margaret Walton of Baltonsborough.
7/8/1628, Dyer wrote his will. [Brothers Humphrey, Xtopher, sisters Alice and Margaret.]
Bef. 8/29/1628, Dyer died.
iv. Christopher Symcockes , born bef. 1567 in England.
Christopher 1st married Joan Poole of Baltonsborough.
Christopher 2nd married Gertrude Raines.
iv. Humphrey Symcockes , born bef. 1567 in England.
Humphrey 1st married Mary Raines.
Humphrey 2nd married Frances Raines.
v. Alice Symcockes , born ? in England.
9/12/1580, Alice married William Coward.
[They had children Christopher, William, Mary, Joanna and Elizabeth, who all took the surname of Symcockes.]