~1555, Edward born in England, s/o 59416. Edward Seymour & 59417. Mary Walsh.
~1560, Elizabeth born in England, d/o 59418. Arthur Champernon & 59419. Mary Norris.
5/18/1573, “Release by Thomas Walssh of Stowey, Co. Somers. Gent, to Sir Edward Seymour, Knt, Lord Seymour and Edward Seymour, Esq, Son and Heir Apparent of said Lord Seymour, of all his right in messuages …”.
12/7/1573, Leter from Lord Edward Seymour to Lord Burghley. “… request of Sir Arthur Champernowne, who had earnestly solicited the company of the writer's son to the Court. Expresses his consent to the match between his son and Sir Arthur's daughter. …” (S) Cal. of Cecil Papers, V2, 1888. [Arranged marriages occurred at young ages. They were generally not consummated until legal age.]
1576, Edward married Elizabeth.
6/12/1577, Letters Patent … granting licence to Edward Seymor Esq, (kinsman and next heir of John Walshe, late Justice of the Bench, decd, i.e., son and heir of Lady Mary Seymor, decd, daughter and heir of said John Walshe, which John held of the Queen in chief on the day of his death by Knight service) that he may immediately without any proof of age enter into all the tenements of said John Walshe in the Realm of England, Wales, or the Marches. (S) UKNA, Devon Record Office.
1588-89, “Sir Edward Seymour Knight, Lord Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy v. Stephens & Bickford.”
1589, “Bargain and sale: 1. John Stephens of Denbury, yeoman. 2. Sir Edward Seymour knt., Lord Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy Premises: messuages, lands, tenements, orchards and gardens in Denbury purchased by 1. … one messuage or tenement called the Hedd Place, … together with common of pasture on Odill Hill with liberty to collect water at the well in Denbury called Hollye Well. Consideration: £27.”
1590, “Bond: 1. John Stephen of Denbury, husbandman. 2. Edward Seymour knt., Lord Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy in £68 to observe the covenants in a pair of indentures made between 1. and Robert Kenycott.” .
1593, Edward, age 30 plus and successor of his father, a Knight of the county of Devon.
1599, “Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy Thomas Carew of Crowcombe and John his son Quitclaim of interest in the Manor and advowson of West Stoodleigh.” .
11/1601, Edward a Knight of the county of Devon. “Bill touching Sir Edward Seymour Knight Deceased, and Edward Seymour Esq; were twice read and Ordered with the Bill to be ingrossed.” (S) Journals of Parliament of Queen Elizabeth., 1682.
1604, “Letter of attorney: 1. Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy, esq. … Premises: the lordship, manor and advowson of Morchard Bishop, all the mills called Bugbeare Mills with the mill leats and water courses … and all the parcels of land … called the Holsells or Halgholte containing sixty acres, conveyed to 1.” .
1604, Edward a member of the 1st Parliament of king James I.
8/10/1606, “Counterpart Lease for 99 years … (1) Edward Seymour of Berrie Castle, Esq. … .
4/21/1607, “Morchard Bishop. Lease for 1000 years. (1) Edward Seymour of Berry Castle, Esq. (2) Roger Sherland of Bisshoppes Morchard, yeoman. Messuages called Middelcotte and Wighamme, parcels of the manor of Morchard Episcopi, tenement called Allehaie close called Shrinckhill, messuage in Middelcot in the occupation of Thomasin Moore, messuage called Sherland, cottage and close called Neweclose. Consideration: £210.” .
1609, “Incl. settlement by Sir George Cary of Cockington on his nephew George Cary in marr. with Elizabeth dau. of Edw. Seymour of Berry Pomeroy Castle ….” .
3/10/1611, Sir Edward Seymour, bart., leased a tenement called Kelland in Zeal Monachorum.
6/29/1611, Edward “advanced to the dignity of a Baronet”. (S) Magna Brit., V6, Devonshire, 1822.
4/11/1613, Edward died.
5/27/1613, Thursday, Edward buried in the church of Berry Pomeroy. The sermon given by Barnaby Potter of Queen’s College was abstracted in “Memorial and Characters, …” published in 1741.
(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P192. (S) UKNA.
Children of Edward and Elizabeth:
i. Edward Seymour (14854), born ~1576 in England.
v. Bridget Seymour, born ? in England.
Bridget married John Bruen of Amerston in Wilts, Esq., s/o Henry (29706.)
vi. Mary Seymour, born ? in England.
Mary married Sir George Farwell of Hill-Bishop in com. Somerset.
vii. Elizabeth Seymour, born ? in England.
1609, Elizabeth married George Cary of Cockington in com. Devon, Esq.
viii. Amy Seymour, born ? in England.
Amy married Edmund Parker of Northmolton in com. Devon, Esq.