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Richard Seaman

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Hempstead, Queens County, New York
Death: September 25, 1749 (71-80)
Westbury, Queens County, New York
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt. John Seaman and Martha Seaman
Husband of Jane Seaman
Father of Mary Mott; Elizabeth Townsend; Phoebe Townsend; Giles Seaman; Daniel Seaman and 7 others
Brother of John Seaman; Elizabeth Jackson; Martha Pearsall; Mary Pearsall; Hannah Carman and 9 others
Half brother of John Seaman, Jr.; Benjamin Seaman; Solomon Seaman; Elizabeth Jackson and Jonathan Seaman

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About Richard Seaman

He was a minister in the Society of Friends at Westbury.

He married between 1693-4

References for him and his immediate family:

M. T. Seaman: The Seaman Family in America.

M. P. Bunker: Long Island Genealogies.

The records of Dr. Ferdinand Seegor.


17. Richard2 Seaman (John1) was born Abt. 1673 in Hempstead, Long Island, NY (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444.), and died September 25, 1749 in Westbury, Long Island, NY (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444.). He married Jane Mott Bet. 1693 - 1694 (Source: (1) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444., (2) Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:267, mentioned as wife of Richard Seaman of Hempstead in will dated April 05, 1749.), daughter of Adam Mott and Mary Stillwell. She was born 1680, and died August 31, 1759 (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444.).

Notes for Richard Seaman:

Richard Seaman's will was dated April 5, 1749, proved April 5, 1750. Richard Seaman was "a sound minister of the Gospel for many years, having lead a solid and exemplary life from his young days." Friends meetings were appointed to be held at his house at a time when it took courage to proclaim a religious belief which was not favored by the political powers. He was a minister in the Society of Friends and travelled extensively in the service with "a Minute of Unity" from Westbury Meeting. In 1725, he visited Friends in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 1740, Henry Pearsall accompanied him to visit Friends towards Canada, and in 1745 he was sent on a similar service in the west. In 1692/3 his father, before making his will, conveyed 316 acres of land at the harbor head to him, and to his brother Nathaniel.

Hinshaw Quaker Records: "signed removal certificate, 1707; signed Epistle abt. 1725; meeting at his house 1700."

More About Richard Seaman:

Fact 4: January 30, 1699/00, sold to Richard Townsend 50 acres of land in Hempstead, Queens Co., NY (Source: Anjou, Gustabe, Genealogy of the Seaman Family of England and America, including John Seaman who settled in Westhersfield, Conn. in 1640.)

Fact 5: December 1720, mentioned in will of nephew, Samuel Pearsall, of Hempstead, Queens Co., NY (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 2:231.)

Will: April 5, 1749, proved April 5, 1750 (Source: (1) Hill, Peter B., compiler, Edward Doty of the Mayflower: Mayflower Families in Progress, Third Edition, (Plymouth, Mass: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1996), 148, mentions his daughter Hannah Doughty., (2) Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268, I, RICHARD SEAMAN, of Hempsted, being pretty well in health. My executors are to sell my orchard and the lot the orchard is on, lying at the south side joining to James Pines land, and all my wood land lying in the South woods, south of the town, and the money is to be used to pay debts. I leave to my son Giles all my land and meadow lying on a neck commonly called Sticklands neck, but my wife Jane is to have the use of it for life. I leave to my wife Jane the use of my house and land that I have in the Town Spot of Hempstead, during her life, and then to be sold by my executors and from the proceeds I leave to my sons, Adam and Daniel, each 10 [pounds], and to my daughter Mary 10 [pounds], and the remainder to my daughters, Jane Titus, Sarah Dusenbury, Hannah Doughty, Phebe Seaman, Elizabeth Townsend, and Mary Seaman. I leave to my son Richard all my land that lyeth joining to his land where he now liveth, at a place called Herricks. I leave to my 5 sons all my right of undivided lands in the Patent of Hempstead, viz., Richard, Thomas, Adams, Giles, and Daniel. I leave to my son Thomas my great coat. All the rest of my movable estate I leave to my wife for life, and then to my daughters; To Phebe and Mary 1/2, and the remainder to the rest. I make my son Thomas and my son-in-law, Benjamin Dusenbury, and my cousin, Patrick Mott, executors. Dated the 5th day of the Second month called April, 1749. Witnesses, John Cockles, Joseph Thurston, George Fowler. Proved, April 5, 1750, by the affirmation of George Fowler, "a known Quaker," and the oaths of the other witnesses.)

Marriage Notes for Richard Seaman and Jane Mott:

Richard Seaman and Jane Mott had fifteen children, of whom twelve are mentioned in his will. According to Quaker records published by Hinshaw Jane Mott was age about 79 years at the time of her death August 31, 1759.

More About Richard Seaman and Jane Mott:

Marriage: Bet. 1693 - 1694 (Source: (1) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444., (2) Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:267, mentioned as wife of Richard Seaman of Hempstead in will dated April 05, 1749.)

     

Children of Richard Seaman and Jane Mott are:

+ 121 i. Giles3 Seaman, died 1782.

	122	ii.	 	Elizabeth Seaman, died Unknown. She married John Townsend Bef. April 5, 1749 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman of Hempstead as Elizabeth Townsend on April 05, 1749.); died Unknown.
	More About Elizabeth Seaman:

Fact 5: April 5, 1749, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman, of Hempstead as Elizabeth Townsend. (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268.)

	More About John Townsend and Elizabeth Seaman:

Marriage: Bef. April 5, 1749 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman of Hempstead as Elizabeth Townsend on April 05, 1749.)

	123	iii.	 	Daniel Seaman, died Unknown.
	More About Daniel Seaman:

Fact 5: April 5, 1749, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman, of Hempstead. (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:267.)

	124	iv.	 	Phoebe Seaman, died Unknown. She married ??? Townsend Aft. April 5, 1749 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman as Phebe Seaman, therefore not yet married by April 05, 1749.); died Unknown.
	More About Phoebe Seaman:

Fact 5: April 5, 1749, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman, of Hempstead as Phebe Seaman. (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268.)

	More About ??? Townsend and Phoebe Seaman:

Marriage: Aft. April 5, 1749 (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman as Phebe Seaman, therefore not yet married by April 05, 1749.)

	125	v.	 	Mary Seaman, died Unknown. She married William Mott February 7, 1749/50 in Westbury, Nassau Co., NY (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444, 430.); died Aft. June 4, 1762 in Mamaroneck, Westchester Co., NY.
	More About Mary Seaman:

Fact 5: April 5, 1749, mentioned in father's will, Richard Seaman, of Hempstead. (Source: Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 4:268.)

	More About William Mott:

Will: June 4, 1762, proved 18 March, 1766 (Source: (1) Davis, Norman, Westchester Patriarchs: A Genealogical Dictionary of Westchester County, New York, Families Prior to 1755, (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1988), 173., (2) Heritage Books Inc., New York Abstracts of Wills, 1665-1801 (CD #9), (Bowie, MD: Heritage Books, 1997), "CD-ROM," 6:433-434, "I, WILLIAM MOTT, of Mamaroneck, in Westchester County, being in health. First, I do submit and freely resign myself and all that I have unto the will of the Almighty unto whose service I dedicate my life." "My Body I resign to the Earth, desiring the interment thereof to be done in a solemn and Christian manner, avoiding all the formal ceremonies and corrupt customs of the World, particularly that unnecessary, unsuitable custom of handing Strong Liquor about amongst those who come together upon such a Solemn occasion, by which act and other formalities of like nature those seasons which in a particular manner call for Humiliation and Solemn Meditation upon the awful Subject of Eternity and our own Mortality are prevented, and rather made seasons of Worldly Pomp and gratification of the sensual desires of the flesh, against which corrupt and unbecoming practices I have given my Testimony, sometimes in words, as well as constantly in practice, and do here give my last Testimony against it." After all debts and funeral expenses are paid, I leave to my well beloved wife Mary 1/2 of all my goods and the use of 1/2 of my lands during her widowhood, and no longer. The other half I leave to my children when of age, but my wife is to have the use of the whole for the education of my children (not named) until of age. I make my wife Mary and my brother-in-law, John Townsend, of Mamaroneck, executors. Dated "this 4th day of 6th month," 1762. Codicil.--I, William Mott, having reviewed and considered my will. I leave to my wife Mary 1/2 of all my estate, to her and her heirs and assigns, and the other 1/2 to my children. I confirm my said executors, and add to them Edward Burling, of Long Reach, and his son, Edward Burling, Jr. Dated 4th day of 6th month, 1762. Witnesses, Elizabeth Townsend, Sr., Ebenezer Haviland, Elizabeth Townsend, Jr. Proved, March 18, 1766, upon the affirmation of Elizabeth Townsend, Sr., "of the People called Quakers.")

	Marriage Notes for Mary Seaman and William Mott:

Mary Seaman married William Mott, son of James Mott of Mamaroneck, NY.

According to Davis, Norman in "Westchester Patriarchs..." "William Mott's will was dated 4 June 1762, proved 8 March 1766.

	More About William Mott and Mary Seaman:

Marriage: February 7, 1749/50, Westbury, Nassau Co., NY (Source: Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1991), 3:444, 430.)


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   *
 Richard Seaman and Jane Mott had fifteen children, of whom twelve are mentioned in his will. According to Quaker records published by Hinshaw
     Jane Mott was age about 79 years at the time of her death August 31, 1759.

Children

	1. Giles Seaman,   d. 1782
	2. Daniel Seaman,   d. UNKNOWN
	3. Elizabeth Seaman,   d. UNKNOWN
	4. Phoebe Seaman,   d. UNKNOWN
	5. Mary Seaman,   d. UNKNOWN
	6. Richard Seaman,   b. 30 Jan 1694/95,   d. 1752
	7. Tamar Seaman,   b. 21 Jul 1699,   d. UNKNOWN
	8. Jane Seaman,   b. 16 Oct 1701,   d. 29 Apr 1759
	9. Adam Seaman,   b. 11 Sep 1704,   d. 1763, Rye, NY 
	10. Sarah Seaman,   b. 4 Mar 1706/07,   d. UNKNOWN
	11. Hannah Seaman,   b. 11 Jul 1710, Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau Co.), LI, NY /  d. 26 Jul 1753, Jericho, Suffolk Co., LI, NY 
	12. Thomas Seaman,   b. 19 Dec 1696, Hempstead, Queens (now Nassau Co.), LI, NY 

Sources

   [S03146] Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Hinshaw, William Wade, (Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Pub. Co., 1977), 3:444.

Richard Seaman's will was dated April 5, 1749, proved April 5, 1750. Richard Seaman was "a sound minister of the Gospel for many years, having lead a solid and exemplary life from his young days." Friends meetings were appointed to be held at his house at a time when it took courage to proclaim a religious belief which was not favored by the political powers. He was a minister in the Society of Friends and travelled extensively in the service with "a Minute of Unity" from Westbury Meeting. In 1725, he visited Friends in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 1740, Henry Pearsall accompanied him to visit Friends towards Canada, and in 1745 he was sent on a similar service in the west. In 1692/3 his father, before making his will, conveyed 316 acres of land at the harbor head to him, and to his brother Nathaniel.

Hinshaw Quaker Records: "signed removal certificate, 1707; signed Epistle abt. 1725; meeting at his house 1700."

Richard Seaman was "a sound minister of the Gospel for many years, having lead a solid and exemplary life from his young days". Friends Meetings were appointed to be held at his house at a time when it took courage to proclaim a religious belief which was not favoured by the political powers. He was a Minister in the Society of Friends and travelled extensively in the service with "a Minute of Unity" from Westbury Meeting. In 1725, he visited Friends in New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Virginia. In 1740, Henry Pearsall accompanied him to visit Friends towards Canada, and in 1745 he was sent on a similar service in the west. In 1692/1693 his father, before making his will, conveyed 315 acres of land at the harbour head to him, and to his brother Nathaniel. He had fifteen children.

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Richard Seaman's Timeline

1673
1673
Hempstead, Queens County, New York
1693
1693
1693
1693
1693
1694
1694
1695
January 30, 1695
1696
December 19, 1696
Brookville, NY, United States
1699
July 21, 1699