Person:Richard Seymour (1)

Captain Richard Seymour
d.bef 29 Nov 1710
m. 18 Apr 1631
  1. Thomas Seymour1632 - bet 1712
  2. Mary Seymour1634/35 - 1635
  3. Mercy Seymour1636 -
  4. John Seymourest 1640 - bet 1712
  5. Zachariah Seymour1642 - 1702
  6. Captain Richard Seymourest 1649 - bef 1710
  • HCaptain Richard Seymourest 1649 - bef 1710
  • WHannah Woodruff1648 - 1712
m. bef 1679
  1. Samuel Seymourest 1681 - bef 1749
  2. Ebenezer Seymour1684/85 - bef 1733
Facts and Events
Name[1] Captain Richard Seymour
Gender Male
Birth[1] est 1649 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United StatesBased on estimated date of marriage.
Residence[1] 1669 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Marriage bef 1679 Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States (probably)Based on estimated date of birth of eldest known child.
to Hannah Woodruff
Death[1] bef 29 Nov 1710 Before date of inventory.
Killed by the fall of a tree.
Estate Inventory[1][3] 29 Nov 1710 £416-13-03. Taken by Thomas Seamore, Thomas Hart and Thomas Curtis.
  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 Richard2 Seymour, in Seymour, George Dudley, Compiler; Donald Lines Jacobus (Editor); Mary Kingsbury Talcott; and Seymour Morris. A History of the Seymour Family: Descendants of Richard Seymour of Hartford, Connecticut, for Six Generations, with Extensive Amplification of the Lines Deriving from His Son John Seymour of Hartford. (New Haven, Connecticut, United States: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor Co., 1939), 42-46.

    Capt. Richard2 Seymour (Richard2), of Farmington, Conn., born at Hartford, Conn., died at Farmington prior to 29 Nov. 1710, being killed by the fall of a tree, and was buried on a portion of his own land which was afterwards used as a burial place. He married Hannah2 Woodruff, born about 1648, died at Farmington 16 Sept. 1712, daughter of Matthew1 and Hannah of Farmington. He was a freeman at Farmington in 1669 and one of the eighty-four proprietors of that town in 1672. His wife appears in a list of church members at Farmington, dated 1 Mar. 1679/80, and Richard became a member of the same church on 31 May 1685. He settled in that part of Farmington called Kensington (now the town of Berlin), and became a leader in the settlement. There the Seymour fort was built, within which were the cabins where the inhabitants sought refuge at night during the Indian alarms, Richard Seymour being the captain of the garrison. The well in front of the fort still remains.

  2.   Savage, James. A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England: Showing Three Generations of Those Who Came Before May, 1692, on the Basis of Farmer's Register. (Boston: Little, Brown, and Co, 1860-1862), 4:58.

    "RICHARD, s. of the preced. was of Farmington in the list of freem. 1669, by w. Hannah, d. of Anthony Howkins, had Samuel; Ebenezer; Jonathan, bapt. 17 Apr. 1687; and ds. Hannah; and Mercy, bapt. 14 Jan. 1683."

  3. Seamore, Richard, Farmington, in Manwaring, Charles W. A Digest of the Early Connecticut Probate Records. (Hartford, Conn.: R. S. Peck & Co., 1904-06), 2:292-93.

    "Probate Records. Vol. VIII, 1710 to 1715. Page 61.

    Seamore, Richard, Farmington. Invt. £416-13-03. Taken 29 November, 1710, by Thomas Seamore, Thomas Hart and Thomas Curtis.

    Court Record, Page 23—4 December, 1710: Adms. granted to Hannah Seamore, widow, and Samuel Seamore, son of sd. Decd.

    See File.

    An agreement by the children and widow of Richard Seamore for a dist. of ye sd. estate, vizt:

    To the widow, her thirds in the moveable estate and in lands; also a share in the lot called Bacholders, valued at £1-13-07.

    To Samuel Seamore, half of the homested with ye house on it, valued at £60; also his part in the land that lies on the west of Mr. Gilbert, being 12 acres, and valued at £35-03-00.

    To Ebenezer Gilbert, land on the east side of Mr. Gilbert, valued at £41; and part of the Bacholders lot, worth £3-16-08.

    To Jonathan Seamore, his share in the land on the west side of Mr. Gilbert, valued at £18-01-03.

    To Hannah Seamore, out of the moveable estate, which is £32-10.

    To Mercy Seamore, her part in the dist. out of the moveable estate, which is £32-10.


    Page 24—1st January, 1710-11: Hannah Seamore of Farmington, widow, and Samuel Seamore, Jonathan Seamore and Ebenezer Seamore, sons of the sd. deceased, and Mercy Seamore and Jonathan Pomeroy in behalf of Hannah his wife, daughters of sd. decd., appeared before this Court and exhibited a writing under their hands and seals, made for the dist. or division of the greatest part of the estate of the sd. decd, amongst themselves. And each acknowledged the sd. writing or agreement to be their act and deed. Wherefore this Court allow and approve the sd. writing.

    See File: Paper attached to agreement: November the 7th, 1712: Then reckoned with and received of Samuel Seymour ye whole of ye legacy yt was due to my wife from Father Seymour's estate. I say received in full.