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John Seymour Esq (abt. 1460 - 1485)

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John Seymour Esq
Born about in North Molton, Devonshire, Englandmap
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[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Father of
Died in Beckington Frome, Somersetshire, Englandmap
Profile last modified 21 May 2019 | Created 29 Aug 2015
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John Seymour Esq was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.


Father Sir Thomas Seymour b. c 1427

Mother Philippa Hungerford b. c 1438

John Seymour, Esq. was born circa 1460 at of North Molton, Devonshire, England.

He married Elizabeth Chocke, daughter of Sir Richard Chocke, Justice of the Peace and Jane Pavey, circa 1479.

John Seymour, Esq. died on 5 October 1485 at Beckington Frome, Somersetshire, England.[1]


  • Elizabeth Chocke b. c 1460


  1. Sir William Seymour b. c 1469 (age estimated at 19 or 20 years old at the time of his grandfather Thomas Seymour's i.p.m. in 1489), d. b 1502, da. Joan m. William Drury dsp 1517[2]
  2. Ann m. Robert Stawell, son John [2]
  3. Margaret m. William Bamfield, son Edward Bamfield[2]

Research Notes

" Thomas, son of John Seymour. (fn. 57) Thomas settled the manor upon his son John Seymour and Elizabeth his wife and their heirs. Elizabeth outlived John and married secondly John Biconill and on her death in 1505 was succeeded by her granddaughter Joan, daughter of her son William Seymour who died in 1503. (fn. 58) Joan married William Drewry and died childless in 1517, and her heirs were her cousins John Stawell and Edward Bamfield, sons of her aunts Anne and Margaret, sisters of William Seymour. (fn. 59) Edward Bamfield died in 1528 and was succeeded by his son John. (fn. 60) John Stawell sold his share in 1566 to Thomas Webbe and Margaret his wife, (fn. 61) who also acquired from Richard Bamfield that part of the manor which had belonged to John Bamfield." [2]


  1. Testamenta Vetusta v.1 p. 377
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Westbury : Manors British History Online

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On 21 May 2019 at 20:16 GMT Bill Olive wrote:

Hi! Not pre-1500 certified so can not add daughter Margaret (noted in sources on this page) and spouse William Bamfield. Profile for Edward Bamfield is currently on WikiTree

John is 18 degrees from Carroll Shelby, 28 degrees from Joan Whitaker and 7 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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