Sir Symonds D'Ewes,, an English antiquary, born in Coxden, Dorsetshire, Dec. 18, 1602, died April 18, 1650. He graduated at Cambridge, and was admitted to the bar, but never practised, and lived on his property at Stow Hall in Suffolk. He was high sheriff of Suffolk in 1639, was elected to parliament for Sudbury in 1640, and was one of the Puritan members expelled from the house of commons by "Pride's purge." He commenced collecting materials for a history of England at the age of 18, and though the fruits of his research were not published by him, they were of great use to Selden and other writers. After his death his "Journals of all the Parliaments during the Reign of Queen Elizabeth" (folio, London, 1682) was published by his nephew. His "Autobiography and Correspondence," edited by J. O. Halliwell (4 vols. 8vo, London, 1845), contains some interesting pictures of his times and contemporaries, intermixed with much that is useless and with a comical display of vanity.