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Symonds, Richard (diarist)

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Royalist soldier, antiquary and diarist.

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Instance of: Human
Wikidata ID: Q7329333
6 Bacon ID: 10011759
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Gender status: Confirmed male human[1]


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Positions held

Dates in italic are earliest or latest known dates. Non-italic dates are definite start or end dates.

Organization: Role: Earliest: Latest: Source:
King's lifeguard troop
Royalist forces
Trooper  Needs source


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British Library, Add MS 17062Part of the diary of Richard Symonds, royalist soldier, covering the movements of the Oxford army April-September 1644 JL.
British Library, Harley MS 911Part of diary of Richard Symonds, covering the marches of the King's army from April-August 1645 JL.
British Library, Harley MS 944Diary of Richard Symonds covering marches of King's army August 1645 to February 1646 JL.
British Library, Harley MS 989Part of the diary of Richard Symonds, covering September 1644 to March 1645 JL
Symonds - Diary (Long edition, 1859)No description entered.
Symonds - Diary (Roy and Long edition, 1997)Richard Symonds (ed. C.E. Long and Ian Roy), Richard Symonds's Diary of the Marches of the Royal Army (Camden Classic Reprints, CUP, Cambridge, 1997). Reprint of Long's edition with new introduction by Ian Roy.

His main work is his diary.

  1. Military rank