1451, John born in England, s/o 950656. John Seymour & 950657. Elizabeth Coker.
~1458, Isabel born in England, d/o 950658. George Darell & 950659. Margaret Stourton.
6/28/1461, Edward IV succeeded Henry VI as King of England. [War of the Roses.]
9/29/1463, John’s father died.
12/20/1464, John’s paternal grandfather died.
1464-82, Receipts by Robert Rengeborne, for payment by Sir John Seymour, kt., Isabel his widow and John Seymour, esq., his grandson, for annuity out of manor of Wolfhall and lands at Crofton Braybeof and West Bedwyn, according to agreement. (S) UKNA.
1465, John Seymour [no peerage given] holding Wolf Hall. (S) Hist. Mil. & Mun. of Marlborough, Waylen, 1854, P62.
1465, John received a letter from King Edward IV to take care of the game in Savernak forest.
11/26/1465, To the escheator in the counties of Southampton and Wiltshire. Order to take of Isabel (John’s paternal grandmother) who was wife of John Seymour knight an oath etc., and in presence of the next friends of John Seymour …, namely son of John Seymour esquire his son, or of their attorneys, to assign her dower. (S) CCRs.
4/19/1472, John’s mother died.
Aft. 1472, Receipts by Robert Rangebourne or Rengeborne, for payment by Sir John Seymour, kt., Isabel his widow and John Seymour, esq., his grandson, for annuity out of manor of Wolfhall and lands at Crofton Braybeof and West Bedwyn. (S) UKNA.
[––John & Isabel––]
~1474, John married Isabel.
1475, Release and quit-claim, Robert Rangebourne, esq., son of William Rangebourne, son of Agnes, daughter and one of the heirs of Sir William Esturmy, to John Seymour, esq., his cousin, viz. son of John Seymour, son of Sir John Seymour, son of Matilda, daughter and other heir of said William Esturmy; of all right, title, interest, etc., which he has or may in future have in manor of Wolfhall or in property appertaining thereto there or in Crofton, Braybeof and Westbedwyn in Great Bedwyn. (S) UKNA.
1476, Agreement, John Seymour, esq., and Richard Baylly of Wolfhall; Richard had held a lease of manor of Wolfhall …, whereof there is still 3½ years to run; he now hopes for a fresh lease of all, on a yearly basis; Sir John to have one meadow, with access, for haymaking, and right of way throughout the manor to repair houses and hedges; Richard gives two bonds of £10, Dame Isabel Seymour to have 40s. (S) UKNA.
4/14/1485, John, age 34, “of Wolfhale in Wilts, Esquire” heir to his paternal grandmother.
8/22/1485, Henry VII succeeded Richard III as King of England.
2/7/1487, John, Lord Audeley and others, demised the manor of Polling, Hants., to John Seymour of Wulfale, esq., and to Elizabeth daughter of George Darell, knt., his wife. (S) IPM of John Seymour.
6/5/1487, (1) John Seymour of Wolfale, [Wolf Hall] esq., (2) William Chapman alias Chystokkes of Clatford, husbandman, Isabel his wife, and John, their son. Pasture called Colynsdowne in Presshuytt. [Preshute] Rent, 20s. (S) UKNA.
11/30/1488, Confirmation by John Seymour of Wolfale co. Wilts, of the state and title of John Vaus of Odyham, in the messuage in Odyham called 'Mawdeneviles', held by him from the said John Seymour as of his manor of Pollyng, the rent of which had been unpaid for 10 years. (S) UKNA.
1489, John heir to his cousin Margaret Coker; inheriting manors of West Bower, Cokers, and Moorland.
1489, Lease for life, John Seymour, esq., to Robert Busshell, Matilda his wife and Robert their son, of water-mill at Crofton, with fishery ... He shall repair and maintain mill, dwelling-house, flood-gate and dams at his own cost, while Robert, Matilda and Robert rebuild a barn by the house. John finding the timber and they the roofing and maintaining the same. If they wish to make a malt-mill "molendinum brasiaticum" at the end of the mill, John will find timber and give them 40s for the building. He shall have his fishing and food for his swans in "le Pownde" at his pleasure. (S) UKNA.
1490, Plea of the Eyre held at Amesbury. Claim by John Seymour, esq., because of his tenure of the manor of Burbage to the chief Wardenship of Savernake forest and the right to appoint the forester of the bailiwick of Verme. (S) UKNA.
10/26/1491, John, esq., died. (S) UKNA, IPM.
6/11/1492, IPM of John Seymour, esq. One John Audeley, Lord de Audeley, knt., … seised of the manor and advowson of Hacch Beauchamp in fee, gave them to him [John] and Elizabeth daughter of George Darell, knt., his wife, who survives, and his heirs. He died on the Friday before All Hallows last, seised of the other under-mentioned manors and lands in fee. John Seymour, aged 18 and more, is his son and heir. (S) CIsPM.
10/24/1492, IPM of John Seymour, Esq. He died 26 Oct. last, 7 Hen. VII, seised of the under-mentioned lands in fee. John Seymour, aged 18 [to 21 depending on inquisition] and more, is his son and heir. Gloucester: 11 messuages and 4 virgates of land in Magattisfild and Barton Hundred beside Bristol, worth £6, held of the King, as of the honor of Gloucester. Bristol: 58 messuages, 20a. land, and a dovecot, worth £17 5s 3d, held of the Mayor and Commonalty of Bristol, in free burgage. Somerset: Manor and advowson of Shipton Beauchamp, worth £33 6s 8d, held of the King in chief, by knight-service. … Manor and advowson of Hacch Beauchamp, worth 20 marks … Hants: Manor and advowson of Elvetham, worth £12 … Wilts: Manor of Wescote alias Burbach … Heref: Manor of Yatton … (S) CIsPM.
(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P148. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P554.
Children of John and Elizabeth:
i. John Seymour (237664), born 1475 in England.
ii. Margaret Seymour, born ? in England.
Margaret married Sir Nicholas Wadham [237660, his 2nd].
iii. Sir George Seymour, born ? in England.
1499, George sheriff of Wiltshire.
iv. Jane Seymour, born ? in England.
Jane married Sir John Huddleston of Warleston in com. Cumbr.
v. Elizabeth Seymour, born ? in England.
Elizabeth married John Crofts, Esq.
vi. Sir William Seymour, born ? in England.
William made a Knight of the Bath at the wedding of Prince Arthur, s/o Herny VII.
9/3/1503, William wrote his will, to be buried in Joseph of Arimathea’s chapel in the abbey of Glastonbury.