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Rebecca Selden (Yeo)

Death: 1737
Elizabeth city county
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Yeo and unknown Yeo
Wife of Samuel Selden, of Meeth & Elizabeth City
Mother of Bartholomew Selden; Joseph Seldon; John Selden; Samuel Selden; Elizabeth Selden and 1 other

Managed by: Jacomina Pieternella de Regt
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About Rebecca Selden

1. Samuel Selden, the immigrant; to Virginia 1699, settling in Elizabeth City; a lawyer; d. 1720, Elizabeth City Co; will written 24 May 1720, probated July 1720. Married Rebecca Yeo; d. 1737, Elizabeth City Co; will written 23 Apr 1736; dau of James Yeo. [SIC: Yeo Society has her as daughter of SAMUEL Yeo]

Their children:

  • 1.1 John Selden. Married 1) unknown 2) Sarah Ball 3) Grace Boswell
  • 1.2 Samuel Selden
  • 1.3 Bartholomew Selden; d. 1727. Married a) = Achilly Achilly; b. 1700; d. 1722; dau of Joseph Achilly & Mary _. b=b(ca. 1724) Sarah Hilliard; d. 12 June 1778; m. 1st William Edwards.
  • 1.4 Joseph Selden; b. 1700, England; d. 1727, Elizabeth City Co. =(1722) Mary Cary; b. 1704; d. 1775; dau of Col. Miles Cary & Mary Wilson.
  • 1.5 Elizabeth Selden
  • 1.6 Mary Selden =(ca. 1720) Thomas Milner



John Yeo and Ann Harding had one surviving son, Samuel born 1635 in Hatherleigh and they lived at Fishleigh in Hatherleigh. Samuel had four children, Samuel , John , Bartholomew and Rebecca and the Hatherleigh lands of Kerswell and lands in Virginia, USA were divided between them and eventually Rebecca was willed them all and married Samuel Selden of Meeth and moved to America.

She is mentioned in the will of her father as Rebecca Yeo , a minor in 1670, and in the will of her brother Bartholomew, 1689, as Rebecca Selden, and he left her his share in Kerswell. as executrix in that of her husband in 1720. Samuel, in his will, mentions property that Leonard Yeo sometime occupied.

Her will was dated 23 April 1736 and she was then of Elizabeth City, Virginia. In her will she mentions daughter Elizabeth , grandson Samuel Milner , Cary Selden , Samuel, Miles , Richard and Joseph Selden , granddaughter Eliza Selden ; cousin George Yeo , and son John , also money owed her by Mr Fortescue . The Seldon family continued to prosper in Virginia and there are records on the family in the American Genealogical-Biographical Index of the first American settlers.

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Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, Province of North Carolina
Fairfax County, Virginia
Elizabeth city county