Symonds, Sir Thomas Matthew Charles
- J. K. Laughton
- , revised by Andrew Lambert
Symonds, Sir Thomas Matthew Charles (1813–1894), naval officer, second son of Sir William Symonds (1782–1856) and his first wife, Elizabeth Saunders (d. 1813×15), daughter of Matthew Luscombe FRS of Plymouth, was born on 15 July 1813. He entered the navy on 25 April 1825, passed his examination in 1831, and was promoted lieutenant on 5 November 1832. In May 1833 he was appointed to the ...