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Friday, August 6, 2010

Roger Seymour, Esquire & Maud Esturmi

3802624. Roger Seymour, Esquire & 3802625. Maud Esturmi

7/3/1370, Roger St. Maur born in England, s/o 7605248. William Seymour & 7605249. Margaret Brobury.

6/21/1377, Richard II, age 10, succeeded Edward III as King of England.

~1381, Maud born in England, d/o 7605250. William Esturmi & 7605251. Joan de Stockhey.

8/25/1391, Roger’s father died.

9/26/1391, IPM of William Seymour. Somerset: He held Hacche Beauchamp in his demesne as of fee by grant of Cecily Turburvyle, his mother, sometime the wife of Roger Seymour, knight, made with the king’s licence, rendering to the said Cecily £20 yearly, … He died on Friday after St Bartholomew last. Roger his son, aged 21 years and more on Monday after SS Peter and Paul last, is his heir. Hereford: … Brocbury … courtesy of England after the death of Margery his wife, daughter and heir of Simon de Brocbury, who was seised of the said manor in her demesne as of fee and had by him a son named Roger. … (S) CIsPM.

1391, Roger age 21.

6/7/1394, Roger [given age 27] heir to his paternal grandmother, Cecily Beauchamp. (S) UKNA.

8/11/1394, IPM of Cecily (15210497, Roger’s grandmother) late the wife of Roger Seymour, knight, one of the sisters and heirs of John de Beauchamp of Somerset. The said Cecily by the name of Cecily Turbervylle, lady of Hach Beauchamp, granted the advowson and the reversion of the manor of Shepton Beauchamp which Walter Clopton, knight, holds for life of her inheritance … The said Walter attorned to the grantees, whereupon they granted the rent, reversion and advowson to Cecily for life, with remainder to Robert her son and his heirs and assigns. … She died on 7 June last. Roger Seymour son of William Seymour, aged 27 years and more, is her kinsman and heir. (S) CIsPM.

9/1/1394, Roger Seymour, esquire, going to Ireland, nominating … (S) CPRs.

1394-5/1395, King Richard II invaded Ireland with a force of 8000 and subjugated multiple Irish chieftans.

5/23/1397, Roger Seymour, going to Ireland to stay in the company of Roger de Mortuo Mari … (S) CPRs.

9/30/1399, Henry IV succeeded Richard II as King of England. [Richard II died a prisoner in the Tower.]

1400, Roger heir to his cousin Elizabeth Meriet, by which he possessed the whole Beauchamp inheritance.

[––Roger & Maud––]

By 1402, Roger married Maud.

2/10/1402, IPM of John Syward … Dorset: … Winterborne Nicholaston, 1 messuage and 40 a., of Roger Seymour of Somerset, annual value 20s. (S) CIsPM.

8/22/1402, Mandate … appointed to take an assize of novel dissiesin between James de la Mare and Hugh Cheyne and Maud his wife, Roger Seymour, John Seymour, … a tenement in Little Hereford … (S) CPRs.

11/26/1405, Memorandum of a like mainprise, under a pain of £300, by …, Roger Seymour and Matthew Coker (3802628) of Somerset for Richard Cheddre, …, in regard to Richard bishop of Salisbury, … (S) CCRs.

5/26/1406, Roger Seymour and Matilda (previously married to Roger’s uncle, brother of his father, and also named William), widow of Sir Hugh Cheyne, Knight, paid a fine of 1 mark for a writ ‘de forma donationis.’ (S) Proc. Somerset A&N Soc., Vs27-29, 1882, P163.

1407, Statute relating to James de la Mare, Matill, heretofore wife of Sir Hugh Cheyne, and Roger Seymor. (S) UKNA.

1408, Roger presented to the church at Hatch. (S) Proceedings, V36-47, Somerset Archaeological Society, P47.

2/15/1413, Pardon to John Crymelford for not appearing to answer Roger Seymour touching a trespass. (S) CPRs.

4/9/1413, Henry V crowned king of England.

12/1413 at Muryfelde, Robert Cary to Joan who was wife of John Wadham knight and to the heirs of her body by him, … Witnesses: … Thomas Beauchamp knights, … Nicholas Rede, Roger Seymour. (S) CIsPM.

7/17/1420, Roger died in county Gloucester.

7/20/1420, Order to the escheator in the counties of Somerset ; Hereford and the adjacent march of Wales to take into the king's hand and keep safely until further order all the lands in his bailiwick whereof Roger Seymour, esquire, who held of the king in chief was seised in his demesne as of fee on the day of his death ; and to make inquisition touching his lands and heir. (S) CFRs.

7/20/1420, Writ for IPM of Roger Seymour, esquire. Somerset: He held no lands in chief … He died on 17 July last. John Seymour is his son and next heir, age 19 years and more. (S) CIsPM, 1904, P126.


Bef. 1427, Maud died. (S) Son John succeeded on his maternal grandfather’s death.

(S) Peerage of England, Collins, 1812, P147. (S) Magna Carta Ancestry, P553. (S) The Seymour Family, Locke, 1914. (S) The Seymour Family of Hatch, Somerset, and De La Mare Family of Little Hereford, Reed, 2010.

Family notes:

·         1509 lawsuit over the manor of Huish between John Seymour and others: “Seymour based his claim on his descent from Roger Seymour who married Maud, daughter of William Esturmy.” (S) Huish, A Hist. of the Co. of Wiltshire: V10, 1975.

Child of Roger and Margaret:

i. John Seymour (1901312), born 1401 in England.

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