Robert Seymour

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Robert Seymour, son of John Seymour and Dyzory Porter, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, 30 November 1573.1 He died before 23 August 1637, when he was buried at Sawbridgeworth.

Robert married Elizabeth Waller, daughter of John Waller and Elizabeth Bayford, at Sawbridgeworth, 14 November 1603.1

Robert was the executor of his father's will in 1605. His marriage in 1603 and the baptism of one child in 1604/5 are recorded in Sawbridgeworth. But, it is very probable that he soon afterwards removed to some neighboring parish, where he lived several years, while other children were born to him, the records of whose baptisms have not been found or may now be lost. He left no will, nor can any record of administration on his estate be found.1,2

Robert Seymour left a nuncaptive will on 20 August 1637, proved 10 November 1637:
Memorand that the xxth Day of August Anno Dni 1637 Robert Seamer of Sabudsworth in the County of Hertfd Shooemaker beinge sicke in bodye but of good & perfect remembrance Did make & declare his will nuncupative by wordes of mouth in manner & effect followinge that is to say first he bequeathed his soule to God & his body tothe earth to bee Decentlie buried; And hee willed & bequeathed all his moveable goodes whatsoever hee had in this present world as welll within Dores as without vnto Elizabeth his lovinge wife; for the terme of her naturall life shee payinge & Discharging his Debtes & funerall charges And the remaynder of his goods over & besides to pay his Debtes and funerall charges after the Decease of his wife hee willed to his sonne Richard Seamer And hee appointed the said Elizabeth his Executor And this hee published to bee his very will & mynde, in the prnce & hearing of vs Willm Waller & John Waller.3


Elizabeth Waller b. 12 Dec 1578
  • Richard Seymour+1,3 b. 27 Jan 1604/5, d. 1655
  • Nathaniel Seymour1 b. say 1607
  • Zechariah Seymour1 b. say 1610
  • Mary Seymour1 b. say 1612
  • Elizabeth Seymour1 b. say 1614
This person was last edited on28 Apr 2016


  1. [S730] George D. Seymour and J. Gardner Bartlett, "The English Home and Ancestry of Richard Seamer or Semer of Hartford, Conn," The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 71 (Apr 1917): 105-115, further cited as Seymour and Bartlett, "English Ancestry of Richard Seamer."
  2. [S17] George D. Seymour and Donald Lines Jacobus, 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; Based Primarily on the Manuscript Collections of Mary Kingsbury Talcott and of Seymour Morris, Which the author Has Augmented With an Introduction, Various Memorabilia and Appendices, and a Picture Gallery of Seymour Family Portraits, House, Seals, Chests and Family Memorials (New Haven, Connecticut: p.p., 1939), 109, further cited as Seymour and Jacobus, Seymour Family.
  3. [S719] Brainerd T. Peck, "Additional Notes on S. Allyn Peck's Article," Connecticut Nutmegger 22 (Jun 1989): 25, at 24-25, further cited as Peck, "Additional Notes on S. Allyn Peck's Article."