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Leuntje Alberts Lydecker

F, b. 1604 or 1611

Relationship=9th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover.
      Leuntje Alberts Lydecker was born in 1604 or 1611 at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands. Leuntje married Leendert Arentsen, son of Jan Albertsz Leydecker, circa 1619.
     Leuntje Alberts Lydecker was also known as Leuntie Alberts Leydecker. She was also known as Leuntie Alberts. She was also known as Leuntje Alberts. She and Leendert Arentsen emigrated before 15-Apr-1638 from New Amsterdam, New York County, New York; on the ship "der Dolphin."

Children of Leuntje Alberts Lydecker and Leendert Arentsen

Albert Leenderts de Grauw

M, b. circa 1630
Albert Leenderts de Grauw|b. circa 1630|p100.htm#i41525|Leendert Arentsen|b. 1600 or 1607\nd. before 24 Mar 1664|p99.htm#i41522|Leuntje Alberts Lydecker|b. 1604 or 1611|p100.htm#i41524|Jan A. Leydecker||p158.htm#i97910||||||||||

Relationship=8th great-granduncle of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-granduncle of David Kipp Conover.
      Albert Leenderts de Grauw was born circa 1630 at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; or 1635. He was the son of Leendert Arentsen and Leuntje Alberts Lydecker. Albert married Ariaentje Trommels on 18-Nov-1656.
     Albert Leenderts de Grauw was also known as Albert Leenderts. He was also known as Albert Leonard Arentsen.

Ariaentje Trommels

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     Ariaentje married Albert Leenderts de Grauw, son of Leendert Arentsen and Leuntje Alberts Lydecker, on 18-Nov-1656. Ariaentje married Cornelis Claessen Switz.

Cornelis Claessen Switz

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     Cornelis married Ariaentje Trommels.

Aefje Arentsen

F, b. circa 1628
Aefje Arentsen|b. circa 1628|p100.htm#i41528|Leendert Arentsen|b. 1600 or 1607\nd. before 24 Mar 1664|p99.htm#i41522|Leuntje Alberts Lydecker|b. 1604 or 1611|p100.htm#i41524|Jan A. Leydecker||p158.htm#i97910||||||||||

Relationship=8th great-grandaunt of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandaunt of David Kipp Conover.
      Aefje Arentsen was born circa 1628 at Amsterdam, North Holland, Netherlands; or 1634. She was the daughter of Leendert Arentsen and Leuntje Alberts Lydecker. Aefje married Jan Perie on 5-Feb-1655. Aefje married Cornelis Andriessen Hooglant on 23-Jul-1661.
     Aefje Arentsen was also known as Aefje de Grauw.

Jan Perie1

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     Jan married Aefje Arentsen, daughter of Leendert Arentsen and Leuntje Alberts Lydecker, on 5-Feb-1655.

Citations

  1. From Pont Le Feecke.

Cornelis Andriessen Hooglant

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     Cornelis married Aefje Arentsen, daughter of Leendert Arentsen and Leuntje Alberts Lydecker, on 23-Jul-1661.
     Cornelis Andriessen Hooglant resided at at Of, The Hague, South Holland, Netherlands.

Jonathan Crocker

M, b. 15 Jul 1662, d. 24 Aug 1746
      Jonathan Crocker was born on 15-Jul-1662 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Jonathan married Hannah Howland on 20-May-1686 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Jonathan married Thankfull Trott on 1-Feb-1710/11 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Jonathan Crocker died in 1723 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. He died on 24-Aug-1746 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts, at age 84.

Child of Jonathan Crocker and Hannah Howland

Hannah Howland

F, b. 15 May 1661, d. before 11 Feb 1710/11
      Hannah Howland was born on 15-May-1661 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Hannah married Jonathan Crocker on 20-May-1686 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Hannah Howland died before 11-Feb-1710/11 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts; date of Jonathan's second marriage. She died on 10-Oct-1720 at age 59.

Child of Hannah Howland and Jonathan Crocker

John Howland

M, b. circa 1592, d. 23 Feb 1673
      John Howland was born circa 1592 at Fenstanton, Huntingdonshire, England. John married Elizabeth Tilley circa 1625. John Howland died on 23-Feb-1673 at Rock Nook, Kinston. John was buried after 23-Feb-1672/73 at Burial Hill, Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.

Child of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley

Elizabeth Tilley

F, b. 30 Aug 1607, d. 21 Feb 1688
      Elizabeth Tilley was born on 30-Aug-1607 at Henlow, Bedfordshire, England. Elizabeth married John Howland circa 1625. Elizabeth Tilley died on 21-Feb-1688 at Swqansea, Bristol County, Massachusetts, at age 80.

Child of Elizabeth Tilley and John Howland

Thankfull Trott

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     Thankfull married John Hinkley on 1-May-1691 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. Thankfull married Jonathan Crocker on 1-Feb-1710/11 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts.

John Hinkley

M, b. 9 Jun 1667, d. 1706
      John Hinkley was born on 9-Jun-1667 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. John married Thankfull Trott on 1-May-1691 at Barnstable, Barnstable County, Massachusetts. John Hinkley died in 1706.
     He was also known as John Hinckley.

Mary Marvin

F, b. 15 Dec 1628, d. 29 Mar 1714
Mary Marvin|b. 15 Dec 1628\nd. 29 Mar 1714|p100.htm#i41662|Matthew Marvin|b. 26 Jan 1599/0|p100.htm#i41665|Elizabeth Gregory|b. 1604\nd. circa 1640|p100.htm#i41666|Edward Marvin|b. circa 1552|p101.htm#i41852|Margaret (Unknown)|b. circa 1562|p110.htm#i56859|Henry Gregory|b. 1586\nd. 14 Jun 1655|p198.htm#i104968|Mrs. (Unknown) Goody|b. circa 1586\nd. circa 15 Feb 1640|p198.htm#i104969|

Relationship=8th great-grandaunt of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandaunt of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Mary Marvin was born on 15-Dec-1628 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. She was baptized on 16-Dec-1628 at St. Marys Parish, Great Bentley, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory. Mary married Richard Bushnell, son of Francis Bushnell and Ferris Quenell, on 11-Oct-1648 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Mary married Dea. Thomas Adgate in 1660 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Mary was buried after 26-Mar-1714 at Old burying ground, Norwich, New London County, Connecticut. She died on 29-Mar-1714 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut, at age 85.
     She was also known as Marie Mary Marvin. She immigrated on 18-Apr-1635.

Thomas Seymour

M, b. 15 Jul 1632, d. after 22 Sep 1712
Thomas Seymour|b. 15 Jul 1632\nd. after 22 Sep 1712|p100.htm#i41663|Richard Seymour|b. 27 Jan 1604/5|p100.htm#i41671|Mercy Ruscoe|b. circa 1610|p100.htm#i41672|Robert Seymour|b. 30 Nov 1573|p100.htm#i41675|Elizabeth Waller|b. 12 Dec 1578\nd. 1637|p100.htm#i41676|Roger Ruscoe|b. circa 1585\nd. 17 May 1618|p100.htm#i41673|Sarah (Unknown)|b. circa 1587\nd. after 17 May 1618|p102.htm#i41969|

Relationship=8th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
     Thomas Seymour was baptized on 15-Jul-1632 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of Richard Seymour and Mercy Ruscoe. Thomas married Hannah Marvin, daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory, on 5-Jan-1653/54 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Thomas married Elizabeth (Unknown) between 1690 and 1697. Thomas married Sarah (Unknown). Thomas Seymour died after 22-Sep-1712 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Thomas's estate was proved on 7-Nov-1712.
     He was also known as Thomas Seamer. He immigrated in 1638/39. He resided at at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, before 1650. He resided at at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, circa 1651. He resided at at Of, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut, in 1675.
Thomas's left a will on 22-Sep-1712 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

In the Name of God Amen the Tweenty second Day of September In the Year of our Lord 1712 I Thomas Seamer of Norwalk in ye County of Fairfield of the Colony of Connecticut in New England, being Verry sick and Weak in Body, but of perfect Mind & Memory thanks be given unto God; therefore Calling to mind the mortallity of my Body, and Knowing that it is appointed for men once to dye, Do Make and Ordain this my Last Will and Testament, that is to say principally and first of all, I give and Recomend my Soul into ye hands of God that gave it, Hopeing through the Merrits, Death and passion of my Saviour Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgiveness of all my sins, and to Inherit Everlasting Life; and my Body I Comit to the Earth to be Decently Buried at ye Discretion of my Executrs here after Named, Nothing Doubting but at ye Generall resurrection I shall Receive ye same again by the Mighty power of God. - And As Touching Such Worldly Estate Wherewith it hath pleased God to Bless me in this life, I give Demise and Dispose of ye same in ye following maner & form-That is to say, first I Will that all those Debts and Duties as I do Ow in Right or Consience to any Maner of person or persons Whatsoever, shall be Well and true Contented & paid or Ordained to be paid in Convenient time after my Decease by My Executrs hereafter Named. -

Item: I Give and bequeath to Elizabeth Seamer my dearly beloved Wife, all & whatsoever of goods or Estate that she Brought with her and one pair of Curtains that she made since her liveing with me and one of my Cows as she may Chose forever. -

Item I give to my said Wife the Use and Improvement of my House & Barn, Half my Orchard & the West End of my Home Lott from the swamp, with also all of my Meadow Land on stony Hill (as may be Sufficient to aford Hay for ye Keeping one Cow or more) also my Bed Beding & Bedsted, my Copper Kettle and all other such Necessary Houshold Utansels as may be for her Comfort and all this Dureing her Continuance my Widdow. Also I give to my said Wife What provision shall be found Lay'd in for ye families Use at my Decease, - also I give to my said Wife My New Bible:

Item I give to my Son John Seamer the Use & Improvement of the other half of my Orchyard Dureing my Wifes Continuing my Widdow And to my sons Matthew & John Seamer ye Use of my Kill & malt House -

Item I give and bequeath to my Well beloved Grand son Thomas Seamer my House Barn Home Lott & Orchyard Upon my afor said Wife Decease or Marriage to be to him his heirs and Assigns forever.

Item. I give and bequeath to my Well beloved Sons viz Matthew Seamer & John Seamer the Rest of my Lands and Meedows whatsoever & Moveable Estate that I have in Norwalk or Else where to be Divided Equally between them and my Will is that my Son John Seamer Have In part of his part my Barren Marsh Meedow Joyning to his own Land

Item My Will is that my said sons Matthew and John Seamer shall in some Conveniant season after my Decease pay to Each of My Surviveing Daughters four pounds in provision pay apiece Except my Daughter Elizabeth Knap they paying to her ye sum of tweenty shillings in pay abovesaid -

I likewise Constitute make and Ordain My said sons Matthew Seamer & John Seamer Executers of this my Last Will and Testament And I do hereby Utterly Dissalow Revoke and dissanul all and Every Other former Testaments Wills & Leagacies Bequests and Executrs by me in any Wayes before this time Named Willed & bequeathed Rattifying and Confirming this and no Other to be my Last Will & Testament -

In Witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and Seal the Day and year above Written.

Signed, Sealed Published pronounced and declared by the said Thomas Seamer as his Last Will and Testament in the presence of us Subscribers

Mark
Thomas T. S. Seamer (seal)
          his
          
Thomas Betts Snr
John Copp.     

The Inventory of Thomas Seymour was taken it: to one rackcoone hat: 01- 5-0
it: to one new druget cote 02-10-0
it: to one druget cote: 12s: to [o]ne druget uest 01-10-0
it: to one paire of flanel briches 00-07-0
it: to one new flanel uest not finished 01-04-0
it: to two paire of Linin briches 00-08-0
it: to one paire of Lether briches 00-06-0
it: to two shurts 00-10-0
it: to one muslen neeckclath 00-02-0
it: to three paire of stockens 00-09-0
it: to one hat 00-02-0
it: to one new shurt clath 00-10-0
it: to one fetherbed and bolster 03-02-0
it: to two fether pillows 00-09-0
02-10-0
it: to one blanket: 01-04-0
it: to one blanket 00-10-0
it: to one more blanket 01-00-0
it: to one blanket and one couerled 01-10-0
it: to one fether boulster 00-16-0
it: to one rudg 00-08-0
it: to foure paire of sheets 07-00-0
it: to one paire of old sheets 00-05-0
it: to curtens and uallants 02-08-0
it: to one bedsteed and cord 00-12-0
it: to one bedticken boulster ticken 00-05-0
it: to one bedsteed and cord 00-08-0
it: to two paire of pillowbears 00-16-0
it: to : 8: napcens & towels 00-16-0
it: to two tableclaths 00-07-0
it: to one straining clath 00-01-6
it: to one table 00-10-0
it: to one great chest 00-12-0
it: to one old box 00-02-0
it: to one chest 00-12-0
it: to one warming pan 00-17-0
it: to one old chest 00-02-0
it: to one great brass cettel 07-10-0
it: to one copper cettel 00-12-0
it: to one brass scillet and frame 00-05-0
it: to two putter platters 00-10-0
it: to two putter basons : 10s: and :3: putter pots all: 17-0
it: to two putter porengers :4: and one tumbler 00-04-6
it: to one tin cullender 00-02-0
it: to foure putter platters 01-10-0
it: to three putter plats :6s: 0: to three putter basons: 12s: all 18-0
it: to two putter cups: 3: and old putter one shiling all 04-0
it: to earthenware-15-and two ston pots-all 18-0
it: to four spoons-02: and ten trenchers-all 00-03-6
it: to three payels-03: and three trayes-all 00-06-0
it: to one ston cu1)-00-6: and :5: glass bottel: all 00-03-6
it: to one paire of tayllers sheeres: and one inkhorn- 00-03-6
it: to one rayser and hone and knife 00-05-0
it: to two iron candolstick 00-02-0
it: to one fryingpan: gridgiron: and fleshforke 00-09-0
it: to one iron pot and pothocks 00-15-0
it: to one tramel : 8s: and fireflis : 8s: and tongs: all: 00-17-0
it: to one great iron pot 00-15-0
it: to new iron: 5: and one paire of stilyards: all 01-01-0
it: to one small iron cettel 00-07-0
it: to one hamer and foure gimblets: and goudg 00-04-0
it: to bettel rings: and ads: and old iron 00-06-0
it: to foure exes: 8s: and one shaueing knife 00-09-6
it: to one paire of pinchers: and sheep sheeres 00-03-0
it: to armes and amanition 01-00-0
it: to iron: crow: 10s: and horse geeres: 5s: all 00-15-0
it: to one old saddol : 06: and one chaping knif 00-06-6
it: to plow and plow irons 01-10-0
it: to wheet and barly in the barn 02-02-0
it: to flex to drees :15s: and one frow 2:6: all: 00-17-6
it: to three sickels 4: and peesehoock: 1-6- all 00-05-6
it: to one broode how: and crackel 00-05-6
it: to one grinston and extree and winck 00-05-0
it: to old iron: 4s: and one great bible 00-14-0
it: to one bible: 10: and: 1: great boock: & : 4: small books 01-00-0
it: to three chaires: 8 :-0: and flex to swingle all 00-18-0
it: to one paire of cards: 5s: and wool all 00-09-0
it: to malt in the house -2-0-0: and indion com all 04-14-0
it: to one corn fan 1-0-0: and one half bushel all 01-01-6
it: to wool: and one old how 00-09-0
it: to one yoke and yoke irons 00-05-0
it: to butter and cheese: 1-16-0: and meet in the house: 03-00-0
it: to one earthen pot: and one stone pot:&: wooden bot 04-0
it: to one churn and small tubs: 2 pigeins all 0-10-0.
it: to one box iron: 8: and one Looking glas-all 00-13-0
it: to tobacon 1-0-0: and hops 02-07-0
it: to one hare clath 1-10-0 :&: bucket hoops & bail 1-13-0
it: to tubs: and cask: and boudering tubs: and meete troufes 2-00-0
it: to blanket yarn: and tow yam 00-10-0
it: to : 5: swine: 3-0-0: and one cheesepres: & : one hiue of bees all 3-13-0
it: to one hors : 3-0-0: and two oxen: 12-0-0: & : 3 cows: 10-0-0: : all 25-00-0
it: to one yere old steer: 2-0-0: and two calfs -02-00 all 04-00-0
it: to the house barn malthouse & orchard and homelot-all 80-00-0
it: to the frutfull spring Lot 30-00-0
it: to the stonihill Lot: 48-0-0: and a peece of salt meddow at sacotuck plain 54-00-0
it: to the Land at dryebrook 45-00-0
it: to the raylehill Lot 16-00-0
it: to the Land att the woulfpit hills 18-00-0
it: to the Land att the old hill 18-00-0
it: to the Land on the east side the riuer at pimpewalk 10-00-0
it: to the Land on the horse pound hill between the parts 08-00-0
it: to the Land and meddow at baranmarsh 50-00-0
it: to the sheep in the flock 05-00-0
it: to one paire of specttickls 00-02-0
it: to a : 11 pound and a half of Linin yam 01-14-6
it: to one iuiry come: a : 2: paire of old sisus 00-03-6
it: to cart and wheels and cart tacklen 03-10-0
it: to two iron wedges and one iron presing iron 00-04-0
it: to one paire of glases 00-02-6
Itm: two acres of Land ouer sacotuck riuer 04-00-00
Itm: one iron chayne 00-15-00

Mrs Elisabeth Seamer made John Raymond
oath to the Inuentory of her samuel smith
Deceased Husbands Estat
Before: James: Olmsted Justice:

January 7th 1712/13

Ensign Mathew Semer and John Seerner appeared in ye prerogative Court held in Fairfield Janry 7th 1712/13, and gave oath to the truth of the aboue Inuentory and if any thing shall after appear they will Cause the same to be inserted on 15-Oct-1712.

Children of Thomas Seymour and Hannah Marvin

Hannah Marvin

F, b. circa Oct 1634, d. after 1680
Hannah Marvin|b. circa Oct 1634\nd. after 1680|p100.htm#i41664|Matthew Marvin|b. 26 Jan 1599/0|p100.htm#i41665|Elizabeth Gregory|b. 1604\nd. circa 1640|p100.htm#i41666|Edward Marvin|b. circa 1552|p101.htm#i41852|Margaret (Unknown)|b. circa 1562|p110.htm#i56859|Henry Gregory|b. 1586\nd. 14 Jun 1655|p198.htm#i104968|Mrs. (Unknown) Goody|b. circa 1586\nd. circa 15 Feb 1640|p198.htm#i104969|

Relationship=8th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=7th great-grandmother of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Hannah Marvin was born circa Oct-1634 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory. Hannah married Thomas Seymour, son of Richard Seymour and Mercy Ruscoe, on 5-Jan-1653/54 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Hannah Marvin died after 1680 at Probably, Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

Children of Hannah Marvin and Thomas Seymour

Matthew Marvin

M, b. 26 Jan 1599/0
Matthew Marvin|b. 26 Jan 1599/0|p100.htm#i41665|Edward Marvin|b. circa 1552|p101.htm#i41852|Margaret (Unknown)|b. circa 1562|p110.htm#i56859|Reinold Marvin|b. circa 1514\nd. 14 Oct 1561|p101.htm#i41853|Johan (Unknown)||p205.htm#i114969|||||||

Relationship=9th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Matthew Marvin was born on 26-Jan-1599/0 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. He was the son of Edward Marvin and Margaret (Unknown). Matthew Marvin was baptized on 26-Mar-1600 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. He was baptized on 26-Mar-1601 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. Matthew married Elizabeth Gregory, daughter of Henry Gregory and Mrs. (Unknown) Goody, in Jan-1620/21 at Great Bentley, England. Matthew married Elizabeth Gregory, daughter of Henry Gregory and Mrs. (Unknown) Goody, in Jan-1621/22 at St. Marys Parish, Great Bentley, Essex, England. Matthew married Mrs. Alice Kellog circa 1647 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; married late in life. Matthew Marvin died at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut. Matthew was buried at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.
     He immigrated on 18-Apr-1635 to Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut; aboard the "Increase", Capt. Lea.
Matthew's left a will on 20-Dec-1678 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

THE WILL OF MATTHEW MARVIN

To all Christian people to home these presents shall come greeting - I, Matthew Marvin, Senr., of Norwalk, in the County of ffairfield, in the Colleny of Connecticot being aged four score years oe ther aboute though weake and feeble in body, yet through the mercy of God of perfect mind and Mamory, disallowing, disowning, cancelling and making void all former wills and wrightings of this kind hitherto made by me, doe make ordayne and appoint this present wrighting to be my last Will and Testament. First I doe bequeath and resigne up my soul unto God who gave it and doe commit my body to the duste from whence it came, to be interred by desent and comely buriall, hoping and Trusting in the Lord of a happy Resurrection at the Last day: and as for the Temporal effects wherewith the Lord has blessed me I doe will and dispose thereof as followeth -
Impms. I doe will and beqeath unto my dearly beloved wife Alice Marvin the sum of Twenty pounds as her owne true and proper estate, for her to will order and dispose as shee pleaseth and also I doe give will and bequeath unto my sd dearly beloved wife the use of all other my estate whatsoever during her natural Life. Item. I doe will and bequeath unto my son Mathew Marvin of Norwock aforesaid all my right of the Devission of Lands on the east side of Sagatuck River to have, hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever: Item I doe will and bequeath to my grand childe Mathew Marvin, sonn to my sonn Mathew Marvin aforesaid my now dwelling house with half my orchyard and home Lot the same to Lye Lengthwise as it now Lyeth, next to his fathers dwelling lot partly and partly to the Town Land to have, hold, possess and enjoy to him and his heirs forever after my decease and the decease of my beloved wife aforesaid provided always my will is that my said Grand childe and his heirs Successively doe at all times allowe and aknowledg free egress and regress unto my sonn Samuel Smith and his heirs to and from the barn (which is in the Lot aforesaid) with Carts or any other way without any hinderence Let or Molestation.
But yf my said Grand child or his heirs at any time shall refuse or deny the aforesaid liberty unto Samll Smith or his heirs then my Will is that the said Samll Smith shall have the whole barn yard to him and his heirs forever.
Moreover I doe give Will and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin one peece of Meadowe Lying and being between his fathers Meadowe and the Meadowe of Samll Campfield at a place or near a place commonly called fruitful Spring; and futher I doe give and bequeath unto my said Grand child Mathew Marvin my Stony Hill Lot of upland as it now lyeth and is bounded, all which the premises to the said Mathew Marvin my Grand son my will is it shall be to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my sonn John Bowton and to my daughter Abigal his wife one parcel of Meadowe of mine which is adjoining to the meadowe of the said John Bowton Lying at Sagatuck brooke.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto my Grand childe Richard Bushnell the sum of Ten pounds.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto Francis Bushnell of Norwalk aforesaid four Acres of Land which is granted me for a house Lot near Standford path together with Ten pounds Comonage to him and his heirs forever.
Item I doe give and bequeath unto the Reverent Mr Thomas Handford Pastor of the Church of Norwok the sum of five pounds. Moreover my will is that after my due debts and Legasies together with funeral rights be discharged, what estate, Lands, Chatles, goods whatsoever shall remaine after mine and my wives deceass (to whom as aforesaid I give and bequeath the use of my whole estate during her Natural Life) I say it is my will that all such estate (which is not disposed of by will or deed fo gift under my hand and seal:) shall be equally devided amongst my four daughters (vis) Mary Adgate of Norwich, Hanna Semer (abating her Twelve pounds for a pair of oxen already payd) Abigal Bowton of Norwocke and Rebecca Clarke of farmington this ddistrebution my will is shall be made by the discreation of my Executors & Overseers: By whom my Will and desire is all Contoversies amongst my Children (yf any shall arise) about this my Will shall be decided. And further it is my Will and desire that my Children rest satisfyed in (their) decission. Futhermore my Will and desire is and I doe hereby make, appoint and ordain after mine and my wives deceass my sonn John Bowton and John Platt the executors of this my Last Will & Testament; I also doe request and desire the Reverend Mr Thos. Handford and Leiut. Richard Olmsteed to be overseers of this my Last Will and Testament; And my will and desire is that the said executors and overseers of this my Last Will and Testament be payd out of my estate to each man Three pounds (that is to say) the sum of Twelve pounds in all for their care and pains they shall be at in ye behalf of the servises.
And that this is my true intent and meaning in this my last Will and Testamnet: for the True and full Confirmation of this my Last Will and Testament as my own Act and ded I have hereunto set my hand & seale this six and Twentyeth day of decembr Anno Domenij 1678.
Signed and sealed in the presence
of us -
Thomas Handford the Marke of
James Cornish Mathew (X) Marvin Senier
Christo : Cumstocke.

The Inventory of Matthew Marvin was taken on 12-Jul-1680.
Occupation1639a surveyor of Highways
Occupation1647a surveyor of highways
Occupation1654a Deputy to the General Assembly of Connecticut

Children of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory

Children of Matthew Marvin and Mrs. Alice Kellog

Elizabeth Gregory

F, b. 1604, d. circa 1640
Elizabeth Gregory|b. 1604\nd. circa 1640|p100.htm#i41666|Henry Gregory|b. 1586\nd. 14 Jun 1655|p198.htm#i104968|Mrs. (Unknown) Goody|b. circa 1586\nd. circa 15 Feb 1640|p198.htm#i104969|John Gregory|b. 1548\nd. 29 Jul 1637|p190.htm#i104558|Alice Alton|b. 1554|p190.htm#i104559|||||||

Relationship=9th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandmother of Virginia Ailene Swift.
     Elizabeth Gregory was baptized in 1604 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. She was born in 1604 at Nottingham, Nottinghamshire, England. She was born in 1603/4 at Great Bentley, Essex, England. She was the daughter of Henry Gregory and Mrs. (Unknown) Goody. Elizabeth married Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin and Margaret (Unknown), in Jan-1620/21 at Great Bentley, England. Elizabeth married Matthew Marvin, son of Edward Marvin and Margaret (Unknown), in Jan-1621/22 at St. Marys Parish, Great Bentley, Essex, England. Elizabeth Gregory died circa 1640 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut.
     She was also known as Elizabeth (Unknown).

Children of Elizabeth Gregory and Matthew Marvin

Dea. Thomas Adgate

M, b. 1620, d. 21 Jul 1707
      Dea. Thomas Adgate was born in 1620 at England. Thomas married an unknown person circa 1650. Thomas married Mary Marvin, daughter of Matthew Marvin and Elizabeth Gregory, in 1660 at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut. Dea. Thomas Adgate died on 21-Jul-1707 at Norwich, New London County, Connecticut.

Francis Bushnell

M, b. circa 1580, d. 13 Oct 1646
Francis Bushnell|b. circa 1580\nd. 13 Oct 1646|p100.htm#i41668|Francis Bushnell|b. 1550|p103.htm#i41998||||Nicholas Bushnell|b. 1524\nd. 19 Jan 1592/93|p103.htm#i41999|Elizabeth (Unknown)|b. 1528|p103.htm#i42000|||||||

Relationship=9th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Francis Bushnell was born in 1576 at Of, Horsham, Essex, England. He was born circa 1580 at Thatchan, Berkshire, England. He was the son of Francis Bushnell. Francis married Ferris Quenell, daughter of Henry Quinell and Beatrice Carter, on 13-May-1605 at Horsham, Sussex, England. Francis married Joan Kinward on 2-Jun-1629 at Horsham, Sussex, England. Francis married Rebecca Holme in 1639. Francis married Rebecca (Unknown). Francis Bushnell died in 1646 at Guilford, Connecticut. He died on 13-Oct-1646 at Guilford, New Haven County, Connecticut.

Children of Francis Bushnell and Ferris Quenell

Rebecca (Unknown)

F
     Rebecca married Francis Bushnell, son of Francis Bushnell.

Elizabeth (Unknown)

F
     Elizabeth married Thomas Seymour, son of Richard Seymour and Mercy Ruscoe, between 1690 and 1697.

Richard Seymour

M, b. 27 Jan 1604/5
Richard Seymour|b. 27 Jan 1604/5|p100.htm#i41671|Robert Seymour|b. 30 Nov 1573|p100.htm#i41675|Elizabeth Waller|b. 12 Dec 1578\nd. 1637|p100.htm#i41676|John Seymour|b. circa 1535|p101.htm#i41679|Dyzory Porter|d. after 1605|p101.htm#i41680|John Waller|d. 17 Apr 1593|p100.htm#i41677|Elizabeth Bayford|b. 1535|p100.htm#i41678|

Relationship=9th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
Seymour Crest
     Richard Seymour was baptized on 27-Jan-1604/5 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of Robert Seymour and Elizabeth Waller. Richard married Mercy Ruscoe, daughter of Roger Ruscoe and Sarah (Unknown), on 18-Apr-1631 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.
     Richard Seymour was also known as Richard Seamer. He was also known as Richard Semer. He and Mercy Ruscoe immigrated circa 1638/39. Richard Seymour resided at at Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut, before 1651. On 1651 Richard Seamner and Nantaniel and Joh Ruscoe of Hartford, CT (sons of William Ruscoe from Billericay, near Chelmsford, co. Essex, England) were among the fourteen original patentees of Norwalk, CT, at lest seven of whom wer of County Essex origin; and Richard Seamer and John Ruscoe soon removed from Hartford and settled at Norwalk, their homesteads facing each other on oposite sides of the same street.

Richard's left a will on 29-Jul-1655 at Sabridgeworth, Essex, England.

[The will of Richar]d Semer (1655)

[ ] being very week & sike [ ] gods pon[?] mercy in [ ] doe leve this as my [ ] doe first will and [ ] dust of weh it was [//made //and my soul into the] hands of God that gave it [and I doe will and] bequeath unto my Loving wife Mercy [Seamor] my whole Estate: viz: my house & Lands Cattle and [all] my moveables: Except that it is my Will that [my] Eldest sonn Thomas should have two steeres [ ] year old and upward and my best cartt: thease [to] receive soen after my decease:

It is alsoe my will that my other three sons John & Zachary [and] Richard receive out of this Totall estate the sum of forty pounds each of them viz:fourty pounds to John and fourty pounds to Zachary and forty pounds to Richard: duly and faythiully to be payd to them severally at the age of twentyone years: Unles the Executors of this my Will shall see cause to doe it soener: It is alsoe my Will that my loving wife should have the dispose of my three sons John Zachary & Richard untill such time as they shall be fit to receive and dispose of ther Estate: It is alsoe my will and apoyntment that my loving Wife Mercy: togather with my faythfull freind Richard Olmsted be the sole Executors and Administrators of this my Last Will and Testament the aforesaid Legasies and all Lawfull debts and demands duly discharged by my loving wife Mercy: It is my will that shee posses and enioy all the rest of my Estate. to this my will and Testament I have set to my hand this 29th July 1655:

In the presence of us
Thomas Handford the marke of Richard //f// Seamer
Jno Rescoe

25 octobar 1655 The Court haveing examined the will of Richard Seamor they doe approve therof
William Hill: Secretary.

The Inventory of Richard Seymour Apprised by us Mathew Campfeild Richard Olmsteed 25 Octobr 1655 William Hill Secretary

The Court haveing examined this Inventory of Richard Seamors they doe approve therof.

valued at £255 on 10-Oct-1655.

The receipt of the three younger sons reads as follows [Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 33] :

Octobr 30: 1668 Received by vs John Semer Zackery Semer Richard Semer of Mr John Steele deceased the full and Just sum of sixscore pounds sterling: that is to say forty pounds each of vs vpon the Aco of ye legasies due to vs by the last will of or Honored father Richard Semer deceased and we doe acknowledg that it is a full and compleat acomplishment of ye aforesaid will Respecting our selues and doe by these presents fully wholy compleatly acquit and discharge ye aforsaid Steele and alsoe ye Executor and ye Executrix of ye estate of ye aforesaid Semer all and every of them ther heirs Executors Administrators and assignes from any or all demands from or by our selues our heirs Executors Administrators & assignes respecting the premises or from any person from by or vnder vs aknowlidging that we are fully satisiyed as aforesaid and doe by these prsents wholly discharge ye aforesaid persons respecting ye prmises - as witnes or hands.



Richard Seymour came to this country in or slightly before 1639, bringing with him his wife Mercy Ruscoe, to whom he was married at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, and their son Thomas, whose baptismal record was entered in the parish registers of Sawbridgeworth. It was this eldest son Thomas who sealed his will in 1712 with the wings of the ancient family of the Seymours of Penhow.

Richard Seymour, though not an original proprietor, was one of the early settlers of Hartford. Just when he joined the little settlement near “Dutch Point” on the Connecticut river we do not know, but probably in 1639, when we find his name in the list of those “inhabitants who were granted lotts to have only at the town's courtesie with liberty to fetch woode and keep swine or coues on the common.” His lot was No. 70, on the north side, near the “cow pasture.” His house stood on what is now North Main street, near the Ely place. He also owned outlying pieces of land including a portion of the tract running westward from the bluffs of the Trinity College property to what is now West Hartford. In 1647 he was elected chimney-viewer, which calls to mind that the houses of the first settlers were thatched, as in the old England they had left behind them, and on that account were particularly exposed to fire loss, and all the more because built of wood rather than of masonry as most of the corresponding English houses of the period were. Richard's duties, then, as chimney-viewer, were allied to those of a building inspector and fire chief of our time.

The fact that Richard received an allotment of land by the “courtesey of the town” shows that, with his family, he was judged to be an acceptable addition to the group of settlers forming the original proprietors, but his status was not equal to theirs, inasmuch as they were entitled, as he was not, to their proportional shares of the extensive areas of land held in common. Thus, every original proprietor might hope to secure as of right farm land for his sons. No such opportunity was open to settlers who were landholders by the “courtesey of the town.” This situation may account for Richard's decision to cast his lot with the planters of Norwalk under Roger Ludlow. Whatever the reason (and doubtless there were many), Richard and his former Sawbridgeworth neighbors, the Ruscoes, removed about 1650 (perhaps a year or so later) to Norwalk, where he had the status of an original proprietor of the new plantation, in the allotment of which he had a most favorable location.

We find his name among the number who made the agreement with Captain Patrick and the brilliant and restless Roger Ludlow “for the settlinge and plantinge of Norwalke,” 19 June 1650. As one of the planters of Norwalk, Richard Seymour's name appears in the indenture dated 15 Feb. 1651, between the Planters and Runckinheage and other Indians. The exact date of his removal from Hartford to Norwalk cannot be fixed, but he had undoubtedly taken up his residence there before the end of 1652, and perhaps earlier. His home-lot was well-situated, directly opposite the meeting house and Parade Ground, and on the highway leading from Stamford to Fairfield. His house was only a short distance from the present roadbed of the New York, New Haven & Hartford railroad. Many of his descendants have probably unconsciously viewed the spot where their ancestor lived, while being carried past the place in a manner of which he never dreamed. In the new plantation of Norwalk, Richard's abilities were fully recognized. On 29 Mar. 1655, he was elected townsman, or selectman, as we should now say. But Richard did not live to hold this office long, since in his will, which he executed 29 July 1655, he is described “very week & sike.”

It is significant, on the social side of the picture, that Richard's son Thomas was married after the arrival of the family in Norwalk, to Hannah Marvin, the sixteen year old daughter of Matthew Marvin, Sr., “one of the most distinguished of the Norwalk fathers,” who had also removed to Norwalk with his family from Hartford, where our Thomas and his Hannah had doubtless been acquainted. Matthew Marvin, Sr., was born in England in 1600 and died in Norwalk in 1680. On coming to Norwalk (he had, as well as Richard Seymour, signed the Agreement with Ludlow) Marvin was assigned to what might be regarded as the “home-lot (No. 10) of honor” in the social system of the day, i.e., the lot next to the meetinghouse, and his estate was the second largest of the Norwalk settlers. To Richard Seymour was assigned a scarcely less desirable and honorable home-lot (No. 11) of four acres facing the “Town Street” and opposite the Parade Ground, a corner lot, and near lot No. 10 assigned to Matthew Marvin, Sr. So Thomas and Hannah, even before their marriage, were near neighbors in Norwalk.

It thus appears that Richard and his family were well placed in Norwalk. On 29 March 1655, he was chosen one of the two townsmen, as we have seen. He was now about fifty years old, in the full tide of life, with a family of four boys, and one of the chief figures in the community. What was it that overtook him then? No record, alas, answers this question. All that we know is that at the end of July of this year he was “very week & sike” and making his will, which he was unable to sign save by a mark. In this brief document he refers twice to “my loving wife Mercy” and once to “my loving wife,” suggesting at least a happy relationship to his wife, to whom he had been married twenty-four years before, in Sawbridgeworth in Old England. The original will, after being duly recorded, was doubtless returned to his executors, as was the custom of the time; it has long since disappeared. The record book in which the will was copied had a quantity of ink spilled upon it, and so it happened that the copy of the will, with many others, was made in part unreadable. Did Richard, in executing his will, use the seal used by his eldest son, Thomas, in executing his will in 1712? The will itself seemingly answers the question in the negative in its concluding words, viz., “to this my will and Testament I have set my hand this 29th July 1655.” The common language, “my hand and seal,” is here contracted to “my hand.” In a time of stress such as that under which the will was drawn, the common phrasing “hand and seal” may have been contracted to hand, so the omission of “and seal” is by no means conclusive evidence that Richard's mark on his will was not supplemented by a seal. One of the two witnesses to the will was John Ruscoe, a faithful friend over many years, of England, of Hartford, of Norwalk, probably a cousin of his “loving wife Mercy,” born a Ruscoe. The date of Richard's untimely death is not known, but it seems reasonable to suppose that it took place soon after the execution of his will, 29 July 1655, when he was “very week & sike” and unable to do more than make his mark upon it.

“bookes”

The next chapter in our history opens with the surprising record at Farmington of the marriage on 25 Nov. 1655, of the widow to the Hon. John Steele, who recorded the marriage in his own hand. But this does not show that the marriage took place in Farmington, rather than in Norwalk, where Mercy lived. It was very common then for the man to record his marriage where he lived, for obvious reasons connected with inheritance. The apparent precipitancy of the marriage of Richard's widow to John Steele may be remarked upon here. Steele undoubtedly knew Richard Seymour and his wife and family before they removed to Norwalk a few years earlier. Mercy, the widow, was no longer young, she had but moderate means and had four sons, of whom three were minors. She was no great “catch,” it would seem, for one of the foremost men of the Colony. Must she not have been uncommonly engaging or possessed of rare qualities of mind and heart to have led the Hon. John, even in those days of dearth of available women, to marry her and bring her back from Norwalk and her Ruscoe relatives there, with her three younger sons? Can she be blamed if it be considered who he was -“his place in the sun” - to have made a “marriage of convenience,” if such it was, though we can only speculate on that matter.

John Steele was one of the eight Magistrates appointed in 1636 by the Colony of Massachusetts Bay to govern Connecticut, before that Colony had established a jurisdiction of its own. From then until 1658 he served without intermission in the General Court or Assembly, as an elected Deputy for Hartford through the year 1645, and thereafter for Farmington. For nearly twenty years he was recorder [Town Clerk] of Hartford, and served for a time in the same capacity for Farmington, after his removal to that town. His time and energies were thus largely devoted to the public service for nearly a quarter of a century. The young Seymours, under his tutelage, must have met many of the leading men of the colony, and have acquired a considerable knowledge of public affairs.

Mercy's remarriage seems to have been a happy one. The date of her death is not known, but she survived her able and distinguished husband, who died 27 Feb. 1664/5. In his will, dated 30 Jan. 1664, he bequeathed to his “dear and loving wife Mercy Steele the house wherein I now dwell and the appurtenances belonging to it.”.

On Mercy's marriage to the Hon. John Steele, her three minor children, John, Zachariah and Richard, became members of his household in Farmington. They could hardly have been better placed in any Connecticut household of the time. It is a pleasure to record that the interests of Richard Seymour's minor children were safeguarded. We quote from Selleck's “Norwalk,” p. 154:

Richard Seymour1st. executed his will July 29, 1655, and died within the next three months. He had appointed his wife and his “faithful friend” Richard Olmsted administrators, leaving everything to his aforementioned children, and commissioning his wife to take charge of the estates of the three younger boys “until such time as they shall be fit to receive and dispose of” the same. Mrs. Steele sought the welfare of her Seymour offspring, as did also her second husband. On Oct. 13,1) 1668, thirteen years after the decease of Mr. Seymour and four years after that of Mr. Steele, the three lads, now arrived at majority, were paid the “full and just” amount due them, and acknowledged before Samuel Steele and their brother Thomas that they were “fully satisfied.” From the first [John] of this trio of youths, bereft at an age when they most needed it, of a father's counsel, but still judiciously cared for, have descended well-known New England and New York families.

The mutilated first volume of Fairfield Probate Records (page 6) contains the recorded copy of Richard Seymour's will; the original is not in the files. We have no autograph of Richard Seymour and hence we do not know his own spelling of his name. The surname is diversely spelled in various records pertaining to him and his sons, but in those days spelling was largely phonetic and hence the spelling employed by the early scribes is not significant. By the time of his grandsons, the standard spelling of the name seems to have been generally accepted.

Occupation1655a townsmen (selectmen) of Norwalk.

Children of Richard Seymour and Mercy Ruscoe

Mercy Ruscoe

F, b. circa 1610
Mercy Ruscoe|b. circa 1610|p100.htm#i41672|Roger Ruscoe|b. circa 1585\nd. 17 May 1618|p100.htm#i41673|Sarah (Unknown)|b. circa 1587\nd. after 17 May 1618|p102.htm#i41969|(Unknown) Ruscoe||p213.htm#i116994|Hannah (Unknown)|b. circa 1534\nd. 5 Aug 1634|p127.htm#i67901|||||||

Relationship=9th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=8th great-grandmother of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Mercy Ruscoe was born circa 1610 at Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, England. She was the daughter of Roger Ruscoe and Sarah (Unknown). Mercy married Richard Seymour, son of Robert Seymour and Elizabeth Waller, on 18-Apr-1631 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. Mercy married Hon. John Steele, son of Richard Steele and Elizabeth (Unknown), on 25-Nov-1655 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut; recorded at Farmington. Mercy Ruscoe died at Probably, Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.
     She and Richard Seymour immigrated circa 1638/39. Mercy Ruscoe resided at at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1655.

Children of Mercy Ruscoe and Richard Seymour

Roger Ruscoe

M, b. circa 1585, d. 17 May 1618
Roger Ruscoe|b. circa 1585\nd. 17 May 1618|p100.htm#i41673|(Unknown) Ruscoe||p213.htm#i116994|Hannah (Unknown)|b. circa 1534\nd. 5 Aug 1634|p127.htm#i67901|||||||||||||

Relationship=10th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=9th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Roger Ruscoe was born circa 1585 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of (Unknown) Ruscoe and Hannah (Unknown). Roger married Sarah (Unknown) circa 1609. Roger Ruscoe died on 17-May-1618 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.
     He was also known as Roger Rescoe.
Roger's left a will on 16-May-1618

gave all his goods to his wife Sarah. Witnesses: Tho: Crispe, George Jacob, Rich: Robson, Dorothy Tyler. The next day (on which he died) he gave said goods, after his wife's death, to his son John, except 20s. each to his daughters Mercy and Katherine. Witneeees: Avice Walden, Alice Heath.

Children of Roger Ruscoe and Sarah (Unknown)

Hon. John Steele

M, b. circa 1591, d. 27 Feb 1664/65
Hon. John Steele|b. circa 1591\nd. 27 Feb 1664/65|p100.htm#i41674|Richard Steele||p213.htm#i116992|Elizabeth (Unknown)||p213.htm#i116993|||||||||||||
      Hon. John Steele was born circa 1591 at Essex, England. He was the son of Richard Steele and Elizabeth (Unknown). John married Rachel Talcott on 10-Oct-1622 at Fiarstead, England. John married Mercy Ruscoe, daughter of Roger Ruscoe and Sarah (Unknown), on 25-Nov-1655 at Norwalk, Fairfield County, Connecticut; recorded at Farmington. Hon. John Steele died on 27-Feb-1664/65 at Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.
     John's left a will on 30-Jan-1664

he bequeathed to his “dear and loving wife Mercy Steele the house wherein I now dwell and the appurtenances belonging to it.”.

Occupationbetween 1636 and 1639secretary of the Colony of Connecticut

Child of Hon. John Steele and Rachel Talcott

Robert Seymour

M, b. 30 Nov 1573
Robert Seymour|b. 30 Nov 1573|p100.htm#i41675|John Seymour|b. circa 1535|p101.htm#i41679|Dyzory Porter|d. after 1605|p101.htm#i41680|||||||||||||

Relationship=10th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=9th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
     Robert Seymour was baptized on 30-Nov-1573 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. He was the son of John Seymour and Dyzory Porter. Robert married Elizabeth Waller, daughter of John Waller and Elizabeth Bayford, on 14-Nov-1603 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. Robert was buried on 23-Aug-1637 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.
     He was also known as Robert Seymer.

Children of Robert Seymour and Elizabeth Waller

Elizabeth Waller

F, b. 12 Dec 1578, d. 1637
Elizabeth Waller|b. 12 Dec 1578\nd. 1637|p100.htm#i41676|John Waller|d. 17 Apr 1593|p100.htm#i41677|Elizabeth Bayford|b. 1535|p100.htm#i41678|||||||||||||

Relationship=10th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=9th great-grandmother of Virginia Ailene Swift.
     Elizabeth Waller was baptized on 12-Dec-1578 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was the daughter of John Waller and Elizabeth Bayford. Elizabeth married Robert Seymour, son of John Seymour and Dyzory Porter, on 14-Nov-1603 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. Elizabeth Waller died in 1637 at England. Elizabeth was buried on 23-Aug-1637 at Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, England.

Children of Elizabeth Waller and Robert Seymour

John Waller

M, d. 17 Apr 1593

Relationship=11th great-grandfather of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=10th great-grandfather of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      John Waller was born at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. John married Elizabeth Bayford on 11-Sep-1575 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. John Waller died on 17-Apr-1593 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.
     John's left a will on 21-Nov-1592 at Sabrydgeworthe, England.

In the name of god Amen the xxj day of November in the yere or our Lord 1592 and in the xxxiiii yere of the reinge of our sovereng Lady Elizabeth by the grace of god of England France & Ireland Quene Defender of the faith e& I John Waller of Sabrydgeworthe in London diocese do ordayne and make thys my perfect testament an maner and forme following that is saye
Fyrst I bequeath my soule into the hands of Almyghty god my maker & Redeme, and my body to be buried when it shall please you
Item I geve to John my sone vi£ xiiis iiijd of lawfull money of England to be payd to hym at the age of xxj yeres
Item I geve to Willm my sone vi£ xiiis iiijd of lawfull money of England to be payd to hym when he commes to ye age of xxj yeres
Item I geve to George my sone vi£ xiiis iiijd of lawfull money of England when he comes to the age of xxj yeres
Item I geve to Elizabeth my daughter vi£ xiiis iiijd of lawfull money of England to be payd to her when she comes to the age of xxj yeres
Item I geve to Margaret my daughter vi£ xiiis iiijd of lawfull money of England to be payd to her when she comes to the age of xxj yeres
Item I geve to Grace Margaret my daughter vi£ xiiis iiijd of lawfull money of England to be payd to her when she comes to the age of xxj yeres
And my whole will and mynde is that yf anye of my sayd chyldren fortayne to deye before they com to these ages or da..es of ther payments that then his or her parte or portion so deceased to be equally devyded to them that be then lyvyng
The residue & all my goodes unbequethed my dettes payd and my legaces fullfelled I give and bequethe unto Elizabethe my wyffe whome I ordayne and make my executrix of this my laste will and testament
Provided always and it is my whole will & mynd that yf the sayd Elizabethe my wyffe fortayne to marrye that then he that shall so marrye her do not put in suche …
Suertyse for the performance of the legaces of this my laste will & testament as my overseer shall think well of that then it shalbe lawfull for my say overseere to enter of somnes of my goods as shalbe sufficiente to the performance and fullfyllyng of this my last will and testament
And I do make and ordeyne John Bayford my father in lawe and William Waller my brother to be my overseers of this my last will & testamente
These being witness Thomas Browne, John Bayforde & William Waller & others.

Children of John Waller and Elizabeth Bayford

Elizabeth Bayford

F, b. 1535

Relationship=11th great-grandmother of David Kipp Conover Jr.
Relationship=10th great-grandmother of Virginia Ailene Swift.
      Elizabeth Bayford was born in 1535 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England. She was born in 1554 at Sawbridgeworth, Herfordshire, England. Elizabeth married John Waller on 11-Sep-1575 at Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, England.
      Most researchers give the parents of Elizabeth Bayford who married John Waller in Sawbridgeworth, Hertfordshire, in 1575 as Richard Bayford, husband of Joan Searle. I have been unable to find supporting evidence of this, and question its validity.

Richard Bayford and Joan Searle married in Farnham, Essex, on 10 April 1564 and yet Elizabeth Bayford married John Waller on 11 September 1575; it is extremely improbable that she married at the age of about 11 and had her first child at age 12 (this assumes she was baptised in infacney)! Also, Richard Bayford's will, written in 1599, mentions his daughter Elizabeth, but does not give her surname, which would be unusual if she was married.

Stronger evidence comes from John Waller's will, made on 21 November 1593, in which he leaves money to all his surviving children. The final statement in this will reads "And I do make and ordeyne John Bayford my father in lawe and William Waller by brother to be my overseers of this my last will and testament." This would appear to indicate without doubt that his wife's father was JOHN Bayford, and not Richard as has been claimed up until now.

Tom Walker
http://genforum.genealogy.com/waller/messages/2128.html.

Children of Elizabeth Bayford and John Waller

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