Thomas Powell Symonds

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Thomas Powell Symonds (1762 – 19 August 1819) was Member of Parliament (MP) for Hereford 1800 to 1819, and lieutenant colonel of the South Gloucester Militia. [1]

Hereford (UK Parliament constituency) Parliamentary constituency in the United Kingdom

Hereford was, until 2010, a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Since 1918, it had elected one Member of Parliament (MP) by the first-past-the-post voting system.


Thomas Powell Symonds was the eldest son of Thomas Symonds Powell Symonds of Pengethley Manor [2] (near Ross) and his wife Sarah, daughter of Joseph Chester of Gloucester. He was the eldest of eight children and inherited Pengethley Manor from his father in 1793. [1] He was appointed High Sheriff of Herefordshire for 1798–99.

Ross-on-Wye town in Herefordshire, England

Ross-on-Wye is a small market town with a population of 10,700, in south eastern Herefordshire, England, on the River Wye, and on the northern edge of the Forest of Dean.

This is a list of sheriffs and, since 1998, high sheriffs of Herefordshire.

He married a Miss Rootes but had no children and was succeeded by his nephew, also Thomas Powell Symonds (son of Rev Joseph Symonds—T.S.P. Symonds' second son). [1]

Coat of arms

Coat of arms: Sa, a dolphin embowed holding in the mouth a fish arg. [1] Crest: A dolphin as in the arms. [1]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
James Walwyn
John Scudamore
Member of Parliament for Hereford
Nov 1800 – Dec 1800
With: John Scudamore
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Member of Parliament for Hereford
1801 – 1819
With: John Scudamore to 1805
Richard Philip Scudamore 1805–1818
Viscount Eastnor from 1818
Succeeded by
Richard Philip Scudamore
Viscount Eastnor