Person:Richard Seymour (8)

Richard Seymour 29 Jul 1655 and 10 Oct 1655 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
m. ABT 1600
  1. Richard Seymour1604/05 - bet 1655
  2. Nathaniel SEYMOURABT 1607 -
  3. Zechariah SEYMOURABT 1610 -
  4. Mary Seymourest 1624 - aft 1689
  • HRichard Seymour1604/05 - bet 1655
  • WMercy Ruscoe1611 - aft 1668
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
Facts and Events
Name[1] Richard Seymour
Gender Male
Christening[1] 27 Jan 1604/05 Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
Marriage 18 Apr 1631 Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, Englandto Mercy Ruscoe
Emigration[1] 1639
Residence[1] 1639 Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
Residence[1] 1652 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Death[1] bet 29 Jul 1655 and 10 Oct 1655 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United StatesBetween date of will and date of inventory.
Will[1] 29 Jul 1655 Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
Estate Inventory[1] 10 Oct 1655 £255-09-00
Probate[1] 25 Oct 1655 Will proved.


Research conducted in England in 1917 by J. Gardner Bartlett showed no connection between Richard Seymour the immigrant and the historic England Seymour family of South Hannyngfield, co. Essex, but instead was found at Sawbridgeworth, co. Herts, on the border with co. Essex.[4], pp. 105-06.

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 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), 21-28.
  2.   Connecticut. Probate Court (Fairfield District). Probate records, 1648-1916. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1949, 1985), v 1-5.

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  3.   Richard Seymour, in Barbour, Lucius Barnes. Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut. (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977), 501.

    Richard Seymour died Nov 25, 1655 [between 29 July and 10 October 1655] mar Mercy who m John Steele Nov 22, 1656 [25 November 1655]. Early member 1 Ch. Name on Founders Monument. Moved to Farmington. Hartford 1639; one of those settlers who received land "by the courtesie of the town"; his home lot was on the east side of the road to the Cow Pasture (North Main St.) and was bounded on the north by the Cow Pasture., itself; chimney viewer 1647; one of the signers of the agreement for planting Norwalk June 19, 1650 and was there soon after with the first planters; townsman at Norwalk 1655; will dated July 29; proved Oct 25, 1655; inv. Oct 10 £225-9. Mentions his wife Mercy, eldest son Thomas, three other sons: John, Zachary and Richard, the latter three being under age, and left to their mother's guardianship.

  4. Seymour, George Dudley, and J. Gardner (Joseph Gardner) Bartlett. The English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer or Semer of Hartford, Conn. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Apr 1917), 71:105-115.

    The first mention of (Richard Seamer) at Hartford is in Feb. 1639/40, when he is found as a grantee from William Ruscoe, who was evidently a kinsman of Richard Seamer's wife.

  5.   Morris, Seymour. Richard Seymour of Hartford and Norwalk, Conn., and Some of His Descendants. New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (New England Historic Genealogical Society, Jul, Oct 1918; Jan 1919).
  6.   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, Hartford 1639, but not an orig. propr. rem. 1652 to Farmington, next to Norwalk, there was a selectman 1655, and d. 25 Nov. leav. Thomas, Richard, John, and Zechariah, perhaps Mary, and Elizabeth b. June 1650; and wid. Mercy, wh. m. 22 Nov. 1656, John Steele, as his sec. w."