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Moses Simmons (Symonson)

Nicknames: "Moses Simozoon Van Der Wilde", "Moses Simonson", "Moses Simons", "Moyses", "Moses William Simmons"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Present The Netherlands)
Death: Died in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Dominion of New England (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Son of William (or Moses) Simmons, Sr. and Lydia Ann Simmons
Husband of Sarah Simmons
Father of Rebecca Soule; Moses Simmons; Mary Alden; John Simmons, of Duxbury; Sarah Nash and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Simmons, of Boston and William Simmons

Occupation: Yeoman
Managed by: John Patrick McCaffrey
Last Updated:

About Moses Simmons (Symonson)

Link to grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Simmons&GSfn=Moses&GSbyrel=all&GSdyrel=all&GSst=21&GScntry=4&GSob=n&GRid=127849543&df=all&

Moses Symonson (nee. Simmons) arrived Plymouth, New Plymouth Colony (now Plymouth Co MA) 9 Nov 1621 on the ship Fortune with 34 other passengers. He resided in Plymouth, but removed to the town of Duxbury prior to 1637.

On May 22, 1627 Moses received an unmarried man's share of a land grant in Plymouth. Between 1636 and 1639 he received a grant of 40 acres of land there. In 1657 he was a surveyor in Duxbury, and a friend and neighbor of Capt Miles Standish. Moses was one of fifty-four original proprietors of the town of Bridgewater, but later conveyed his rights to Nicholas Byram.

The maiden name of his wife, Sarah, is not known. The town records of Duxbury prior to 1666 were destroyed by fire so the exact date of birth the children of Moses Simmons, the immigrant, and his wife, Sarah are not now known. The first entries in the existing Records of Duxbury were made by William Pabodie, who was town Clerk of Duxbury in 1666.

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Moses Symonson, otherwise Moyses Simmons or Moses Simozoon Van Der Wilde, was born in Leiden, Holland.

He and his father lived near and were friendly with the seperatist (Pilgrim) refugees from England whose churchh was near their home.

He took ship to their colony in America on the Fortune, a 55-ton ship that set sail in July of 1621. They Arrived in the new world on November 9, 1621, Shortly after the first thanksgiving.

Notes

Parents seen as Moses Symonson b 1570 & Lydia Holland b 1574. Also seen as William & Ann Symonson of Leyden.

Links

-------------------- From: http://www.langeonline.com/Simmons/moses.html

History of the Simmons Family from

Moses Simmons, 1st. (Moyses Symonson) Ship Fortune 1621

by Lorenzo Albert Simmons Lincoln, Nebraska 1930

Moses Simmons Formerly spelled and written "Moyses Symonson" came to Plymouth in the Fortune," landing on November ninth, 1621, and is usually reckoned as one of the Pilgrims, being among the earliest settlers of Plymouth, and was a child of one whom was in communion with the Dutch of Lyden, and being admitted into Church fellowship at Plymouth, New England, and his children also admitted to baptism as well as our own. (Winslow's History 1646.)

Moses Simmons was married, (probably in Duxbury) about 1632 to Sarah (most of the early writers think she was Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler, but no definite record obtainable.)

The Children of Moses and Sarah were:

Moses, who married Patience Barstow about 1662. Rebecca, who married John Soul 2 (Son of George 1) Mary, who married Joseph Alden, 1654. Elizabeth, second wife of Richard Dwelley. Aaron, who married Mary Woodworth, 1677 Sarah, who married James Nash of Duxbury. John, who married Mercy Paebody, 1669. Moses Simmons died in Duxbury, in 1691 and his will was filed for probate by his son John, Sept. 15th, 1691, The inventory of his estate was taken Sept. 10th, 1691, by Thomas Delano and Edward Southward, and presented to the court by John Simmons.

The following is a copy of the will of Moses Simmons of the Fortune as it appears on the records at Plymouth and is certified to be correct copy:

"THE LAST WILL AND TESTEMENT OF MOSES SIMMONS"

I, being aged and full of decaye but in my right and perfect understanding and not knowing the day of my death, do will that my estate shall thus be disposed of after my decease;

In the name of God Amen

Item 1- I do will and bequeath my body to the grave and that it he decently burried and funeral charges defrayed out of my estate before any legacie. And my Soul to God that gave it me whome I trust hath redeemed it.

Item 2- I do will that all my personall debts be paid out of my personall estate.

Item 3- I will and bequeath to my daughter Mary, the wife of Joseph Alden, Four pounds.

Item 4- I will and bequeath to my Son Aaron. Four pounds.

Item 5- I do will and bequeath to my daughter Elizabeth, now the wife of Richard Dwelley, Five shillings.

Item 6- I do will and bequeath to my daughter Sarah, now the wife of James Nash. Two pounds, Ten shillings, of which the said James Nash hath Two pounds, Five shillings in his hands already.

Item 7- I do will and bequeath to my Son John, Four pounds.

Item 8- I do will, constitute, ordaine and appoint my Son John to be executor of this my last will and testament.

So desiring that all my children may be at peace after my decease I do to these presents set my hand and seal this seventeenth day of June in the year of our Lord God, One Thousand Six Hundred Eighty and Nine.

In presence of

Benjamin Chandler David Alden Thomas Delano The mark M of Moses Simons

David Alden and Thomas Delano, two of the witnesses here named made oath before the county Court at Plymouth Sept. 15th. 1691 that they were present and saw the above named Moses Simons signe, seal and heard him declare the above written to be his last will, and, that to the best of their judgment, he was of disposing mind and memory when he so did.

Attest Sam Sprague cler.

Inventory of the estate of MOSES SIMMONS late of Duxbury taken Sept. 10th, 1691, by Thomas Delano and Edward Southward,

Amount £53, 11 Shillings, presented at Court by John Simmons, Son of deceased, Sept. 15th, 1691.

Moses Simmons (II) Son of Moses (I) was not mentioned in his Father's will, probably because he died in March, 1676, about 15 years before his Father.

A true copy frqm the Plymouth County Probate Records,: Vol. I, Page 106.

Attest: Sumner A. Chapman, Register.

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Moses Simmons, of Duxbury's Timeline

1605
1605
Leiden, Rhynland (present Zuid-Holland), Holland, Republiek der Zeven Verenigde Nederlanden (Present The Netherlands)

MOSES’ PARENTS – There is a discrepancy on Moses’ parentage. L A C Robinson quotes England and
Holland Pilgrims 555.609, and NE Reg 63:201, saying Moses' father was Moses Symonson, born Leyden about
1570, and his mother was Lydia Holland, born Devonshire England about 1574.
On a separate FGR form, Ms Robinson quotes a family record and Boston Trans, Volume 22, page 64, and
Volume 23, page 34, for the information we use in our database – William and Ann Symonson of Leyden.

1621
September 1621
- November 9, 1621
Age 16
Plymouth, MA, USA

Formerly spelled and written "Moyses Symonson" came to Plymouth in the ''Fortune," landing on November ninth, 1621, and is usually reckoned as one of the Pilgrims, being among the earliest settlers of Plymouth, and was a child of one whom was in communion with the Dutch of Lyden, and being admitted into Church fellowship at Plymouth, New England, and his children also admitted to baptism as well as our own. (Winslow's History 1646.)

Moses Simmons was married, (probably in Duxbury) about 1632 to Sarah (most of the early writers think she was Sarah Chandler, daughter of Roger Chandler, but no definite record obtainable.)

Fortune Passenger List

The ship Fortune arrived at Plymouth on November 9, 1621, just a few weeks after the First Thanksgiving. This passenger list is based on the 1623 Division of Land, the passenger list compiled by Charles Edward Banks in Planters of the Commonwealth, and by the information found in Eugene Aubrey Stratton's Plymouth Colony: Its History and its People, 1620-1691.

John Adams
William Basset
Elizabeth Basset (Wife)
William Beale
Jonathan Brewster
Clement Briggs
Edward Bumpas
John Cannon
William Conner
Robert Cushman
Thomas Cushman (Son)
Philipe de la Noye
Steven Deane
Thomas Flavell & Son
______ Ford
Martha Ford (Wife)
Martha Ford (daughter)
John Ford (son)
Robert Hickes
William Hilton
Bennet Morgan
Thomas Morton
Austen Nicolas
William Palmer
William Palmer (son)
William Pitt
Thomas Prence
Moses Simonson
Hugh Statie
James Steward
William Tench
John Winslow
William Wright

1630
1630
Age 25
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1632
1632
Age 27
Duxbury,Plymouth,Massachusetts,USA
1632
Age 27
Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts
1635
1635
Age 30
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1639
1639
Age 34
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1641
1641
Age 36
Massachusetts
1644
1644
Age 39
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1649
1649
Age 44
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts