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Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Simson (Symson), Patrick 1556-1618

Patrick Symson was a church historian and minister at Stirling in Scotland. He respectfully opposed attempts to introduce episcopacy. He was the brother of Archibald (supra) and William (infra) Simson.

A Record of the Life and Death of Patrick Simsone, and a Sermon on his Death, by Archibald Simsone will be found in Select Biographies, ed. for the Wodrow Society by Rev. W. K. Tweedie, i. 63, 113.

Dictionary of National Biography, Volume 52 - 1897 (see page 286)

Patrick Symson authored "The Historie of the Church since the Days of Our Saviour Jesus Christ untill this present Age", London, 1624, 4to.
[The Bibliographer's Manual of English Literature, Volume 9 (1878) By William Thomas Lowndes, Henry George Bohn (see page 2405)]

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