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Florentius Seymour (1619 - 1682)

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Florentius Seymour
Born [location unknown]
Son of and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married in Bermudamap
[children unknown]
Died in Bermudamap
Profile last modified | Created 16 Oct 2015 | Last significant change: 20 May 2019
20:33: Jorge Gubbins proposed a merge of Seymour-2091 and Seymour-4067 with a comment. [Thank Jorge for this]
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Florentius Seymour was an early or significant Bermudan.

Governor of Bermuda, 1681-1682.[1]

Research Notes

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)



  1. The Bermuda Pocket Almanack: Guide and Directory, for the Year ... 1883, p.77, Printed at the office of the "Royal gazette,", 1883.[1]
  • Bermuda Settlers of the 17th Century: Genealogical Notes from Bermuda, pp.29, 176-177, Julia E. Mercer, Genealogical Publishing Com, 1942 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:

Seymour-2091 and Seymour-3184 appear to represent the same person because: These are obviously the same individual, so should be merged. Both show the same spouse and the same approximate death date in Bermuda

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