Old Church, Pendock (Revd Symonds Glass)

Recent Photograph of Old Church (Revd Symonds Glass) (Pendock)

This window is in the west end of the church, in the wall of the tower. It is in memory of the Revd. William Samuel SYMONDS, a noted geologist and antiquarian, and author of Malvern Chase. The lower part of the Inscription reads:

Neither shall there be any more pain
For the former things are passed away
To the Memory of the Revd. W.S. SYMONDS Rector of Pendock

Note the hyacinth panel on the right - a ‘rebus’ of the Revd. Symond's wife (or daughter) Hyacinth's name. She married Sir Joseph Dalton HOOKER, Director of the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew.

William SYMONDS was born 13 Dec 1818, the eldest child of William SYMONDS (d.1840) and Mary Anne BEALE (d.1859), of Elsdon, Herefordshire. He married in 1840, Hyacinth Catherine (d.1907), daughter of Samuel KENT of Upton upon Severn, and died 15 Sep 1887 at 6 Clarence Place, Cheltenham - q.v The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography.

(Information provided by Rosemary Lockie)

Image contributed by Rosemary Lockie on 30th November 2007.
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