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Symingtons Soups family, started lanarkshire 1827

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Patricia Report 19 Jun 2013 14:02

Trying to find a family tree which would include a Elizabeth Williams, she could have been born about 1894 unsure where, and whether the name ' abbott' comes within this family.She was related to 'The Symington Soup' Company. all help on previous message appreciated.


Nyx Report 19 Jun 2013 16:17

Several people appear to have Howard Symington born 1876 in their trees, they might be able to help?

reference to his death here


Potty Report 19 Jun 2013 17:10

England & Wales, National Probate Calendar (Index of Wills and Administrations), 1858-1966
about Howard Watson Symington
Name: Howard Watson Symington

Probate Date:13 Apr 1944

Death Date:26 Dec 1943

Death Place: Leicestershire, England - image says Ruthin

Registry: Llandudno

He left £71,777; probate granted to Noel Howard Symington


Potty Report 19 Jun 2013 17:20

Howard's grandfather was William, b Sanquhar, Dumfries-shire, according to the 1871 census . (Ancestry has the POB transcribed incorrectly as Langenhoe, Dumfriesshire)


Reggie Report 19 Jun 2013 22:34


In 1915, there was no offiicial adoption procedure.

If you have any feedback...add it on here. Do not, please, click on my name

Trying to be 'subtle' has resulted in your post being incomprehensible...............


Cynthia Report 20 Jun 2013 14:22

Hello Patricia and welcome to the Community boards.

I will send Patricia a friendly message to help her to get used to the boards. :-)


BeverleyW Report 20 Jun 2013 19:22

Have you seen this?

William Symington, a young canny Scot who was both a businessman and an inventor, moved to the Midlands in 1827 to make his fortune. He founded the original company selling Tea, Coffee and groceries.

That said, I can't spot him on the census in England.


Potty Report 20 Jun 2013 21:39

This is William in 1871:
1871 England Census
about William Symington
Name: William Symington
Age: 61
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1810
Relation: Head
Spouse's Name: Mary Symington
Where born:
Langenhoe, Dumfriesshire, Scotland

Civil Parish:St Nicholas
Town:Little Bowden
County/Island: Leicestershire
Registration District:Market Harborough

Sub-registration District:Market Harborough
William Symington 61
Mary Symington 56
Helen Florence Symington 13
Jemmima Symington 51
Elizabeth Swingler 16
Jane Swingler 16


Patricia Report 21 Jun 2013 13:37

Sorry Reggie, if you are unhappy with my editing, ( you are rather sharp with your replies ) and the answers I have received and have replied to, I am sure it does not matter, as I have now recieved more replies from same people with this editing, plus more, I assumed thats what 'editing' was for, you said my first entry was'incomprehensible' ??, I did not aim to make the replier 'look' ridiculous,the last thing I would wish to do, apologies if any of the repliers think I have.


Thelma Report 21 Jun 2013 16:10

This is the family but no Betty that I can see.

Bessie Weldon Symington

Born: Little Bowden, Northamptonshire, England
Died: Seaton, Devon, England


Patricia Report 21 Jun 2013 16:49

Thankyou very much for your help Thelma, accessing tree as I type.