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Simon Smythe (1570 - 1596)

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Simon Smythe
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Died in Cadiz, Spainmap
Profile last modified | Created 31 Mar 2011
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Categories: All Hallows Lombard Street, City of London.


Simon/Symon Smythe was not recorded in the Smythe pedgree in the visitation of London in 1568[1] (unlike his older siblings) which indicates he was born after May 1568.

He was baptised Symon Smith on 01 Nov 1570 at All Hallows, Lombard Street, London[2].

Simon was noted as a beneficiary in his father's will[3].

Simon was also a beneficiary of the will of his mother, Alice, the will made on 10 Jul 1592[4].

The family pedigree recorded in the Visitation of Kent in 1619[5] noted that Simon Smythe, son of Thomas Smythe and Alice Judde, had been killed at Cadiz.

The raid on Cadiz took place in June 1596[6].


  1. Visitation of London, 1568: With Additional Pedigrees, 1569-90, the Arms of the City Companies, and a London Subsidy Roll, 1589. Publications of the Harleian Society. Vols 109-110. Edited by Stanford H and Rawlins SW. 1963.
  2. All Hallows, Lombard Street. Parish Register.
  3. Wadmore J F 1887. Thomas Smythe, of Westenhanger, Commonly Called Customer Smythe. Archæologia Cantiana, being Transactions of the Kent Archæological Society, vol. XVII, 1887, pp 193-208.
  4. Will of Alice Smythe, Widow of London. 11 May 1598. PROB 11/91/377. National Archives.
  5. The Visitation of Kent. Taken in the Years 1619-1621. The Publications of the Harleian Society Vol XLII. Edited by Robert Hovenden 1898.
  6. Hammer PEJ (1997) Myth-Making: Politics, Propaganda and the Capture of Cadiz in 1596. The Historical Journal Vol 40, No. 3, p621-642.

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