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Henry Seaton (Seton)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
Death: Died in Mattaponi, King William, Virginia Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Sir John Seton,4th Baron of Barnes and of Hailes and Lady Margaret Hay
Husband of Martha Seaton and Elizabeth (Todd) Seaton Moore
Father of George Seaton and Elizabeth Seaton
Brother of George Seton, 5th and Last Baron of Barnes, of St. Laurence House, Haddington; John Seton, Younger of Barnes and Hannibal Seton
Half brother of George Seton, 5th & Last Baron of Barnes

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About Henry Seaton

https://jamieelmer.wordpress.com/

Photo credit: Jamie Elmer's blog

Photo of the Piankatank River

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IMPORTANT NOTE: Oren Andrew Seton did not determine the father of Henry Seton. Neither John Seaton of Garleton, nor Jon Seton , son of Sir David Seton of Parbroath were the father of Henry Seaton.

http://www2.thesetonfamily.com/directory/Descents/Barnes_Descent.htm

Sir John Seton 4th Baron of Barnes, Kt, and of St. Laurence House, Haddington. (b.c.1642, d.1661). Married early as was common at that time, he succeeded to the estate of Barnes during the lifetime of his father, and by the marriage agreement of his own son and heir George Seton, he placed the lands of Barnes into his name, hence father, son and grandson were all and the same titled as 'Seton of Barnes'. He pre-deceased his father, and died relatively young in Edinburgh and was succeeded by his eldest son and heir, George Seton. There is nothing to indicate why or when he was knighted, but he is styled "Sir John" when he married. In his Last Will and Testament, dated the 18th of February, 1659, he noted that he had provided his eldest son and heir from his first marriage, George Seton, to the Estate of Barnes upon terms of his marriage contract, that his 2nd wife was Dame Margaret Hay, and left a provision of £100 Sterling in liferent for her and burdened his Estate with 10,000 merks for his youngest son Henry Seton in fee; which following his death, his eldest son and heir George, 5th of Barnes, sought a Reduction from, and which law suit is noted between himself and his step-mother Dame Margaret Hay in the Decisions of the Court of Session records. He was buried at his request, "with decency, but without pomp or great show" and interred in the place of his father's burial at Seton Collegiate Church.

Henry Seton/Seaton, (b.c.1659, d.c.1713. The third son of Sir John Seton 4th of Barnes, but his only son from his second marriage to Lady Margaret Hay, he was mistakenly referred to as a son of Seton of Garleton, which was incorrect. Like all of the Seton's he was staunchly loyal to the Stuart Monarch's and was opposed to Prince William of Orange and made himself peculiarly obnoxious to the government by complicity in the Jacobite schemes for his overthrow. After engaging in the failed Jacobite Resistance, he sought refuge and settled in the colony of Virginia in the America's in 1690, with a number of other Scots loyalists.

This is Henry's father: http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-John-Seton-4th-Baron-of-Barnes-and-of-Hailes/6000000013114096655

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http://books.google.com/books?id=SadRAAAAMAAJ&printsec=frontcover&source=gbs_ge_summary_r&cad=0#v=onepage&q&f=false

The Seaton family, with genealogy and biographies By Oren Andrew Seaton. Printed in Topeka, Kansas by Crane & Company, 1906.

p. 104

 Henry Seaton, son of the Honorable John Seaton of Garleton, 

or Gairmiltoun, in East Lothian, Scotland, or of John Seton, son of Sir David Seton of Parbroath, [with others of the family, were devoted adherents of the Stuarts of Scotland "for whose throne they had unflinchingly fought in opposition to the Prince of Orange," making themselves somewhat noticeable to the govern- ment of England by their Jacobite schemes for its overthrow in Scotland. Finally, convinced of the futility of any further re- sistance to the authority of William III., Henry Seaton and a num- ber of his co-workers sought refuge in the wilds of America, lo- cating in the Colony of Virginia in 1690.


[Note: See my above note that Henry's father had not been determined. Since then it has been determined that Henry was the son of Sir John Seton, 4th Baron of Barnes and of Hailes (http://www.geni.com/people/Sir-John-Seton-4th-Baron-of- Barnes-and-of-Hailes/6000000013114096655) - MTD]

p. 105
 Henry Seaton settled first in Gloucester county, where others of 

the name had been located since 1637, and who may have been, and probably were, relatives, who had influenced the decision of Henry as to a proper starting-place for a home, the Pyanketank seeming to be the most eligible site for that purpose. For some years Henry Seaton continued to reside upon the banks of the Pyanketank, in Gloucester county, during which period, in 1709, he was married to Elizabeth Todd, daughter of a gentleman of standing in that county, and had issue.

 
 George Fitzhugh, of Rappahannock, a gentleman remark- 

able for his wit and abstruse learning, in his papers on the Val- leys of Virginia, quotes Bishop Mead's list of the early justices and Vestrymen, — at that time offices of mark, — among whom, in Pentworth Parish, Gloucester county, were mentioned Henry, Richard and Bailey Seaton, and says: None but men of sub- stance and consideration were made vestrymen," and the reader will find that the descendants of these gentlemen have retained their high social position.

 Henry Seaton subsequently removed to an estate in King Wil- 

liam County, on the Mattapony, which for several generations continued to be the home of his descendants.

 By a deed a century and a half old, in possession of the family 

" An Indenture Tripartite, made in the first year of the reign of 'our most gracious Sovereign, Lord and King, George the Second,' be- tween Colonel Taylor, George Seaton, only son and heir of Henry Seaton, and Elizabeth his wife, now the wife of Augustine Moore, Gentleman," we learn that Henry Seaton 's widow had remarried.

 Henry and Elizabeth Seaton had been blessed with only one 

child before the death of the former, and to him had been given the name of George Seaton.

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http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GScid=2322049&GRid=97946816&

Henry Seaton

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Henry Seaton settled first in Gloucester County, on the Pyanketank, where for some years he continued to reside, during which period he married Elizabeth Todd, daughter of a gentleman of standing in the same county.

Family links:

Spouse:
 Elizabeth Todd Seaton Moore

Children:
 George Seaton (1711 - 1750)*
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Burial: Chelsea Plantation West Point King William County Virginia, USA


Created by: Carolyn Whitaker Record added: Sep 29, 2012 Find A Grave Memorial# 97946816

[MTD - NOTE: It makes no sense that Henry Seaton would be buried at Chelsea Plantation because it is the home of his widow's second husband, Augustine Moore, who had it built. http://www.westpointguide.com/chelseaplantation.htm]

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Henry Seaton's Timeline

1659
1659
East Lothian, Scotland, United Kingdom
1709
1709
Age 50
Virginia, United States
1711
December 11, 1711
Age 52
VA, USA
1713
1713
Age 54
Mattaponi, King William, Virginia Colony
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