Governor of Bermuda, 1681-1682.
A number of sources, as below, state that Florentius Seymour was the son of William Seymour, Jr. son of WILLIAM SEYMOUR and ELIZABETH CHADDOCK Also states wife is listed in her father, Stephen Paynter/Painter's will.
However, the evidence shows that William Seymour, Jr. was not the father, nor was Elizabeth Chaddock the mother of Florentius Seymour. These sources confuse William Seymour, Sr. and William Seymour, Jr. It was William, Jr. who married Elizabeth Chaddock. William Seymour, Senior's wife remains unknown. It is possible that he was married more than once, and that William, Jr. and his brother Florentius had different mothers.
1) William Seymour, Jr., died before Feb. 8, 1640. Elizabeth Chaddock's father, Captain Thomas Chaddock, names her in his will of this date as Elizabeth Waylett, showing that she had remarried. He also names grandchildren Bethsheba, Thomas, and John Seymour.
2) An Oct. 13, 1662 deposition from Barbados states that Elizabeth Waylett is the relict (widow) of Lieutenant William Seymour of the Sumer Islands (Bermuda), and mentions her father, Thomas Chaddock, and her three children by William Seymour.
3) In his May 16, 1661, will, John Seymour, son of William Seymour, Jr. and Elizabeth Chaddock, names his "loving uncle, Florentius Seymour," as an executor.
4) William Seymour, Sr. was alive in May, 1653: There is a reference to him on May 3 and 4, 1653, as Councillor and Commander of Southampton Fort. (Lefroy, Vol. 2) He probably died Dec. 1653.
5) By 1655, Florentius Seymour had been appointed captain of Southampton fort in the place of his father, Capt. William Seymour, deceased. (Lefroy, see below)
http://books.google.com/books/about/Memorials_of_the_discovery_and_early_set.html?id=UCoCAAAAYAAJ p. 53 1650-1658. wch is desiered Wee haue chosen & appoynted Capt fflorentia Seymer to be Capt" of Southampton Fort in the roome of his ffather Capt" William Seymer dead
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On 28 Jan 2019 at 16:06 GMT Carol (Butler) Todd wrote: