Mercy Seymour (Ruscoe)

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Mercy Seymour (Ruscoe)

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
Death: Died in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Roger Ruscoe and Sarah Ruscoe
Wife of Richard Seymour, Sr. and John Steele
Mother of Thomas Seymour; Mercy Gridley; John Seymour, I; Zachariah Seymour; Capt. Richard Seymour and 2 others
Sister of John Ruscoe; Katherine Ruscoe and Mercy Ruscoe

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About Mercy Seymour (Ruscoe)

Mercy Seymour married second husband John Steele in 1656.

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  • Mercy Ruscoe
  • F, #83816, b. circa 1608
  • Father Roger Ruscoe b. c 1585, d. a 18 May 1618
  • Mother Sarah b. c 1586
  • Mercy Ruscoe was born circa 1608 at of Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. She married Richard Seymour, son of Robert Seymour and Elizabeth Waller, on 18 April 1631 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.1 Mercy Ruscoe died.
  • Family Richard Seymour b. 27 Jan 1605, d. 25 Nov 1655
  • Child
    • Thomas Seymour+ b. 15 Jul 1632, d. 22 Sep 1712
  • Citations
  • 1.[S14] Unknown author, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey., p. 662.
  • From: http://our-royal-titled-noble-and-commoner-ancestors.com/p2790.htm#i83816

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  • The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884; (1886) Vol. I
  • https://archive.org/details/memorialhistory05jewegoog
  • https://archive.org/stream/memorialhistory05jewegoog#page/n297/mode/1up
  • Pg.258
  • RICHARD SEYMOUR, 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 ; chosen chimney-viewer, 1647 ; he was 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; d. in 1655 ; will dated July 29, proved Oct. 25, 1655 ; inv., Oct 10, 1655, £225. 9. He 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. She m. (2) Nov. 25, 1655, John Steele, of Farmington. — Ch. : i. Thomas, one of the early settlers of Norwalk ; m. (1) Jan., 1663-4, Hannah, dau. of Matthew Marvin, of Norwalk; freeman, 1668; deputy from Norwalk, 1690 ; one of the patentees of 1686 ; and in 1687 had an estate of £184. He m. (2) Elizabeth, named in his will. He d. in 1712 ; will dated Sept 22 ; proved Nov. 7, 1712, sealed with the above coat of arms.(1) ii. John, was in Hartford as early as 1664, and m., probably not long after, Mary, dau. of John Watson, of Hartford ; freeman, 1667. He was a member, though not in full communion, of the South Church, when it was formed, Feb. 12,1670. He d. 1713; will dated Dec. 10, 1712; proved, Aug. 3, 1713; inv. £1158. 14. 01. iii. Zachariah, b. 1642 ; freeman, Farmington, 1669 ; from the record of law-suits in the County Court proceedings it is evident that he was engaged in trade with Barbadoes ; he removed to Wethersfield and m. there, Feb. 9, 1688, Mary, dau. of widow Mary Gritt ; d. in Wethersfield, Aug. 1702, a. 60 ; inv. £200. 4. 3. iv. Richard, freeman, Farmington, 1669 ; one of the 84 proprietors, of 1672; the leader of the Great Swamp settlement in 1686 (Kensington), and captain of the fort. He m. Hannah, dau. of Matthew Woodruff, of Farmington.(3) He was killed by the fall of a tree in 1710; inv. presented Nov. 29, 1710, £416. 15. 3. — Ex-Gov. Horatio Seymour, of New York, the Hon. Origen S. Seymour, of Litchfield, and Gov. Thomas H. Seymour, of Hartford, were descendants of John Seymour, of H., who is the ancestor of nearly all of the name in this vicinity.

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  • RUSCOE, Mercy
  • b. ABT 1610 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 18 APR 1631 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England
  • Spouse: SEYMOUR, Richard
  • b. JAN 1604/5 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England
  • d. 25 NOV 1655 Farmington, Hartford, CT.
  • Children:
    • SEYMOUR, Thomas
    • SEYMOUR, Mary b. JAN 1634/5 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England d. APR 1635 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England
    • SEYMOUR, Mercy b. JUL 1636 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England
    • SEYMOUR, John
    • SEYMOUR, Zachariah
    • SEYMOUR, Richard
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 25 NOV 1655
  • Spouse:STEELE, John
  • From: http://www.genealogyofnewengland.com/f_29.htm#279

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Mercy Seymour (Ruscoe)'s Timeline

1610
1610
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1631
April 18, 1631
Age 21
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England, (Present UK)
1632
July 15, 1632
Age 22
Bury Pomeroy, Heyto Hundred, Devon, England
1632
Age 22
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England
1636
July 8, 1636
Age 26
Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, , England
1639
January 1639
Age 29
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1642
1642
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1645
1645
Age 35
Hartford, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony
1650
June 1650
Age 40
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
1655
November 25, 1655
Age 45
Farmington, (Present Hartford County), Connecticut Colony, (Present USA)