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Thomas Seymour

Birthplace: Bury Pomeroy, Heyto Hundred, Devon, England
Death: Died in Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of Richard Seymour, Sr. and Mercy Seymour (Ruscoe)
Husband of Sarah Seymour and Hannah Seymour
Father of Matthew Seymour; Hannah Bushnell; Abigail Peckett; Sarah Huested; Mary Bushnell and 6 others
Brother of Mercy D. Gridley; John Seymour, I; Zachariah Seymour; Capt. Richard Seymour; Elizabeth Seymour and 1 other

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About Thomas Seymour

He was brought to New England by his parents about 1639, when he was about 6 years old, lived with them at Hartford until about 1651, and then removed with them to Norwalk. As his mother remarried very soon after his father's death in 1655 and removed with her younger children to Farmington, Conn., and as he was the only one of the children who was of age at that time, he succeeded to his father's lands in Norwalk, and lived there until his death.


  • Thomas Seymour
  • M, #83812, b. 15 July 1632, d. 22 September 1712
  • Father Richard Seymour b. 27 Jan 1605, d. 25 Nov 1655
  • Mother Mercy Ruscoe b. c 1608
  • Thomas Seymour was born on 15 July 1632 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. He married Hannah Marvin, daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory, on 5 January 1654 at Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. Thomas Seymour died on 22 September 1712 at Norwalk, Fairfield, CT, at age 80.
  • Family Hannah Marvin b. 1 Oct 1633, d. c 1681
  • Child
    • Hannah Seymour+ b. 12 Dec 1654, d. c 1723
  • From:


  • The memorial history of Hartford County, Connecticut, 1633-1884; (1886) Vol. I
  • 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.


  • SEYMOUR, Thomas
  • b. JUL 1632 Sawbridgeworth, Herts, England
  • d. 22 SEP 1712 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: SEYMOUR, Richard
  • Mother: RUSCOE, Mercy
  • Family:
  • Marriage: 5 JAN 1653/4 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
  • Spouse: MARVIN, Hannah
  • b. OCT 1634 Great Bentley, Essex, England
  • d. ABT 1681 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
  • Parents:
  • Father: MARVIN, Matthew
  • Mother: Gregory, Elizabeth
  • Children:
    • SEYMOUR, John
    • SEYMOUR, Hannah
    • SEYMOUR, Abigail
    • SEYMOUR, Mary
    • SEYMOUR, Sarah b. SEP 1658 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT.
    • SEYMOUR, Mercy b. NOV 1666 Norwalk, Fairfield, CT. d. 1712
    • SEYMOUR, Matthew
    • SEYMOUR, Elizabeth
    • SEYMOUR, Rebecca
  • From:


  • Genealogies of Connecticut Families: From the New England ..., Volume 1
  • Pg.312
  • 16. CAPT. THOMAS4 SEYMOUR (Capt. Matthew,3 Thomas,2 Richard1), of New Canaan Parish, Norwalk, Conn., born at Norwalk about 1702, died at New Canaan 11 Apr. 1796, aged 94 years. He married first, before 18 Aug. 1727, ELIZABETH3 BETTS, born at Norwalk 23 Oct. 1699, died before 1748, daughter of Thomas2 (Thomas1) and Sarah (Marvin); secondly, before 10 Apr. 1748, ELIZABETH ___, who died at New Canaan, 23 Aug. 1749, aged 70. Elizabeth, second wife of Thomas Seymour, was received into the church at New Canaan 10 Apr. 1748.
  • Thomas Seymour settled in New Canaan Parish, Norwalk, where he and his first wife, Elizabeth, were among the original members of the church at its gathering, 20 June 1733. He was chosen ensign of the military company at New Canaan 24 Oct. 1737 and lieutenant 18 Apr. 1742, and was captain of this company in 1747. In Dec. 1764 he conveyed lands by deed of gift to his sons Matthew and Ebenezer as their portions of his estate; and during his lifetime he disposed of other lands among his remaining sons.
  • Children by first wife:
    • 41. i. MATTHEW,5
  • Pg.313 is not part of this book preview.
  • Pg.314
  • 19. JOHN4 SEYMOUR (John,3 Thomas,2 Richard1), of Norwalk, Conn., born at Norwalk about 1710, died there 8 Sept. 1796, aged 85 (gravestone record). He married first RUTH5 BELDEN, born at Norwalk 18 Jan. 1712/13, died there 29 May 1782, in her 70th year (gravestone record), daughter of William4 (Daniel,3 William,2 Richard1) and Margaret (Arms); and secondly, at New Canaan, Conn., 4 Feb. 1784, ELIZABETH WOOD of Huntington, Long Island, N. Y. .... etc.


  • Genealogy of the descendants of Richard Seymour, from the first settlement of Hartford, Conn. in 1635 (1880)
  • RICHARD SEYMOUR.— One of the original settlers of Hartford, Ct., and as such his name appears on a monument erected in 1837 to the memory of the forefathers of the city in the ancient burying ground. His house was on Burr St. He probably came with Mr. Hooker's congregation from Chelmsford, Essex County, England. The history of this embryo republic (Mr. H's congregation) is given in Mr. Trumbull's History of Connecticut. They first settled in Cambridge, Mass., but thinking to better themselves, removed to Hartford in 1639. He went from there to Norwalk in 1653 and died in 1655.
  • He left four sons :
    • Thomas, John, Zachariah, Richard.
  • THOMAS married H. Marvin in 1653. His children were:
    • Hannah, Mary, Thomas, Mathew, Abigail, Sarah, Mercy, Elizabeth, Rebecca.
  • JOHN married M. Watson, lived in Hartford, on the south side of Little River. He died in 1713. His age is not known, but his will, dated in 1712, which is preserved in the Probate office, speaks of his being advanced in life. His children were:
    • John, Margaret, Richard, Zachary, Mary, Thomas, Jonathan, Nathaniel.
  • ZACHARIAH married and had four children whose names are not given.
  • RICHARD married and had three sons:
    • Samuel, Richard, John.
  • JOHN married E. Webster in 1643. Their children were:
    • John, Jonathan, Zebulon, Daniel, Nathaniel, Moses, Timothy, Susanna, Richard, Elizabeth, Margaret.
  • MARY and MARGARET not given.
  • THOMAS married R. Norton, and after her death M. Waters. Their children were:
    • Mary, Thomas, Sarah, Jerusha, Ruth, Basil, Alice.
  • RICHARD married M. Wilson. No children given.
  • JONATHAN ____.
  • ZACHARY married H. Olmstead.
  • NATHANIEL married and had three children:
    • Hannah, Zachariah, Rebecca.


  • Richard SEYMOUR
  • Born: 1596, Berry Pomeroy, Devonshire, England
  • Died: 25 Nov 1655
  • Notes: Although not an original proprietor, Richard Seymour was an early settler of Hartford, his name first appearing there in 1639. (After settling his father's estate in England, he undoubtedly came to Hartford to live with his former friends and neighbors.) His lot was no. 70, on the north side, near the cow pasture. He was elected chimney-viewer in 1647. ABT 1650, Richard Seymour's family moved from Hartford to Norwalk. Seymour's will is dated 29 Jul 1655. Richard came to America about 1638-9, probably after settling his father's estate.
  • Father: Edward SEYMOUR (1° Bt of Berry Pomeroy MP)
  • Mother: Elizabeth CHAMPERNOWNE
  • Married: Mercy (RUSCOE) RASHLEIGH 18 Apr 1631, Sawbridgeworth, Hertford, England
  • Children:
    • 1. Richard SEYMOUR
    • 2. Mary SEYMOUR
    • 3. Zacharia SEYMOUR
    • 4. Thomas SEYMOUR
    • 5. Mercy SEYMOUR
    • 6. John SEYMOUR
  • From: SEYMOUR2


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Thomas Seymour's Timeline

July 15, 1632
Bury Pomeroy, Heyto Hundred, Devon, England
July 15, 1632
Sawbridgeworth, Hertford, England
July 15, 1632
Age 5
Age 5
December 12, 1654
Age 22
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
January 1656
Age 23
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
September 1658
Age 26
Norwalk, Connecticut Colony
September 1658
Age 26
Norwalk, Fairfield, CT
September 1660
Age 28
Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony