Many thanks for your email. Sorry about the chill and grey you're experiencing in England - you should come visit us here today: sunny and 75 degrees (can't beat California weather)!
I already have a lot on Colmer Boaz Symes. He has a most interesting group of near relatives - a very ecclesiastical family, many clergymen. As I mentioned, he is my 2nd cousin (4 times removed). His mother Deborah (Lindon) Symes (b.1811) was a first cousin of my 3 greats grandmother, Elizabeth (Lindon) Collings (1803-1860). After Colmer Boaz Symes's father died (on the Indian Ocean in 1839), his mother (my cousin) Deborah, then married the Rev. Nathaniel Parkyn (1815-1888), who happens to be my g-g-g-g uncle, on another side. So, Colmer Symes's younger half siblings, Marianne Deborah Lydia (Parkyn) Railton (1850-1928) and the Very Rev. Nathaniel Lindon-Parkyn [Dean of Ballarat, in Australia] (1851-1931), are therefore both 2nd and 3rd cousins (with removeds)of mine. Colmer Boaz Symes's half sister, Marianne Deborah Lydia Parkyn was the wife of George Railton, first Commissioner of the Salvation Army.