SYMMONS, John (1701-64), of Llanstinan, Pemb.
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Family and Education
b. 12 Sept. 1701, 4th s. of John Symmons of Llanstinan by Martha, da. of George Harries of Tregwynt, Pemb. m. by 1744, Maria, da. of Charles Philipps of Sandyhaven, Pemb., 2s. suc. bro. 1741.
John Symmons belonged to a group of West Wales Tories, the Society of Sea Serjeants, headed by Sir John Philipps. He owed his tenure of the seat for Cardigan Boroughs to a compromise negotiated by Philipps with the local Whigs. In the House of Commons Symmons voted with Opposition, and is not known to have spoken.
He died in September 1764.