Samuel Francis Seymour

Male, (1819 - 1902)
FatherAaron Crossley Seymour (circa 1766 - 1828)
MotherMargaret Brown (circa 1791 - 1846)
BirthSamuel Francis Seymour was born 14 May 1819 in Calcutta, Bengal, India. 
INFO BIRTH. East-India Register - 1819 "14 May. The Lady of A.C. Seymour, Esq. of a son." (EastIndReg LDS2029396 1821 p.474.) 
INFO BAPTISM. Fort William Calcutta. 24 Oct 1819. Samuel Francis son of Aaron Crossley Seymour, head asst to the chief secy's office, and wife Margaret. (INBengalPR LDS498611 11:114.) 
INFO WITNESS for sister Jane Helen's wedding to Herbert Park Marshall. 7 Feb 1837. (INBengalPR LDS498974 1837 ?:27.) 
INFO MARRIAGE. at Old Church, Fort William [Calcutta]. 10 Mar 1843. Samuel Francis Seymour 23, bachelor, mercantile profession, res. Calcutta. Maria Ward, 20, spinster, of Calcutta, father Captn P. Ward. Marr. by License. Witnesses: G.P. Marshall, Jas. Ogilvie, E.M. Seymour. (InBengalPR LDS498981 64:145.) 
MarriageHe married Maria Ward 10 March 1843 in Calcutta, Bengal, India. 
INFO WITNESS 27 Apr 1943 in Calcutta for marriage of brother Chas Crossley Seymour to Eleanor Wood. (InBengalPR LDS498981 64:251.) 
MarriageSamuel Francis Seymour married Sarah Jane Eaton, daughter of Edward Eaton and Mary Farmar, 7 May 1851 in Calcutta, Bengal, India. 
INFO MARRIAGE RECORD. Marriages solemnized at Old Church Fort William in Bengal. 7 May 1851. Samuel Francis Seymour 31, widower, clerk in Agra Bank, residence Entally, father Aaron Crossley Seymour. Sarah Jane Eaton, 22 spinster, residence Entally, father Edward Eaton. Marr by license, witnesses present - G. Pearce, E.M. Seymour, I. (or J.?) Thomas, H. P. Marshall, by Henry Thomas, Senr. Chaplain. (InBengalPR LDS0498989 79:314.) 
INFO MARRIAGE in DIRECTORY. 9 May 1851 Calcutta, S F Seymour, esq to Miss Sarah Jane Eaton. Bengal & Agra Directory pub S. Smith & Co, 1852. (BengMarr1851.) 
INFO APPLIC. FOR LAND PURCHASE. 20 Oct 1854. Application #655 for Saml. Francis Seymour, a clerk of Calcutta India (submitted by E.F. Eaton), 40 acres Sec 46 Masterton Grant 1389; also Edward Farmer Eaton, carpenter of Te Aro Flat Wellington, application #656 for land in Small Farm Settlements at Wairarapa was recorded as 40 acres in Sec 45 Masterton Grant 1390, purchase price £20. Both applications recorded 21 Oct 1854. Pencil note transfd. to Harry Bannister 66/73 (Eaton) and 66/74 (Seymour). (CorresJOCAT Letter, 18Dec2002 encl.1-4.) 
INFO CROWN GRANT: 8 Dec 1858 date of Crown Grant #5960, from applic. registered 21 Oct 1854 for Masterton District sect #46. 
INFO RECORDING OF CROWN GRANT #5960 recorded 11:30am 9 March 1866. Date of grant: 8 December 1858. Samuel Francis Seymour. Masterton District section #46. (CorresJOCAT Letter, 1Jun2003 Masterton Land Info.) 
INFO CONVEYANCE #9239 dated 10 July 1868 for Masterton Sect #46 received 21 Sep 1868. Crown Grant #5960 in name of S.F. Seymour conveyed to Henry Bannister, storekeeper, of Masterton. Similar information also for Masterton Town sect #115. (CorresJOCAT 2May03 Masterton Land Info.) 
INFO DEEDS FOR SALE OF MASTERTON Distr sec 46 & Town sec 115. Two conveyances received 21 Sep 1868. Recorded (when?). Vol.13, folios 676-77. Summary for Masterton District Sect #46. Conveyance: 1st party = Samuel Francis Seymour of Calcutta India. 2nd party=Edward Farmer Eaton, merchant's clerk of Dunedin. 3rd party=Henry Bannister, storekeeper, of Masterton. Edw. Eaton acting as attny for S.F. Seymour under power of attny signed by S.F. Seymour 22 Aug 1867. Eaton paid Seymour £20. Bannister paid Eaton £70. Vol.13,folios 678-79. Summary for Masterton Distr. Sec #115 (one acre) Between Charles Rooking Carter, builder, Wellington and S.F. Seymour, Calcutta, Esq. S.F. Seymour paid Carter £1 5/-, dated 6 Dec 1858. Between S.F. Seymour and Henry Bannister, storekeeper, Masterton, conveyance 3 Mar 1868. Bannister paid Seymour £30 (via E.F. Eaton attny for Seymour). (CorresJOCAT Letter, 1Jun2003 Masterton Land Info.) 
Note NOTE: 1870 arrival in Victoria per death certificate. 
INFO SETTLER IN BELGRAVE SOUTH. Info about Samuel F. Seymour included in book by Helen Coulson: Story of the Dandenongs: "Samuel F. Seymour, an Englishman who was formerly a Government servant in Calcutta, was the first settler at present Belgrave South. He arrived in Australia in 1870 and some three yers later occupied 320 acres which included the granite outcrops then known as the Stony Rises. Seymour's name appears in the first Berwick Shire Rate Book for 1875 and he secured title to the property the following year. In 1913 his three daughters, Misses Eliza J. (born in Calcutta), Grace and Iris Seymour, settled on their father's holding, and later moved to Benson Street, Belgrave, where they lived for many years. These three gentlewomen often recalled the hardships of former years, when provisions were brought by bullock wagon from Prahran three or four times a year and a man rode to Fern Tree Gully for a week's supply of meat, mail and papers. There were no roads, schools or places of worship then, although a bush missionary occasionally conducted services in Seymour's home. The original house built by Seymour stood on the hillside a short distance above the Monbulk Creek but when Frank Smith . . . purchased the property, it was removed to the top of the hill." (StoryDande p.265.) 
INFO SHIP PASSENGER LIST INDEX. Index for unassisted immigration to Victoria. Ship Geelong, arriving Nov 1870. 39 passengers in index, including Mrs. Seymour, Mrs. Seymour. Miss Seymour (2 listings), Seymour child (3 listings) -- total seven in family. (PROVPassInw) NOTE: There should be one more daughter. It is possible that daughter Mary Ann Sarah, born 1856, stayed in India at age 14. No records for her have been found in Australia. Sons Samuel Percy Seymour and Edward Leslie Seymour arrived in Victoria three months later Feb 1871. 
INFO SHIP GEELONG. Built by William Denny & Brothers Dumbarton Yard No.114. Launched 16 Oct 1865. Purchased by P&O. Maiden voyage 8 Apr 1866 Southampton-Marseilles-Alexandria-Southampton. 9 Jun 1866 dep. Southampton for Bombay (arr 30 July) via the Cape. (ShippingTim ssGeelong) NOTE: another possible GEEELONG, a paddle steamer built 1854, smaller than the above GEELONG. 
INFO LAND MAP. Victoria Parish and Township Plans showing original landowners [early 1870s]. S.F. Seymour has 320 acres in Parish of Narree Worran. The property extends up from the Monbulk Creek to Mt. Morton. [The area is currently part of South Belgrave.]. (VicLandPlans Narree Worran Parish.) 
Note NOTE: 1873 is first listing for S.F.Seymour in Melbourne area city directories. 1873- a farmer in Mulgrave. 
INFO RATE BOOKS. Table of rate payers for Berwick Shire 1875. Belgrave South, list includes S.F. Seymour. Quoted in 1988 book The Hills of Home by A.P. Winzenried. (HillsHome, p.61.) 
INFO RATE BOOK. Scoresby Riding. Rates as of 9 October 1875. #616 Person rated: Samuel Seymour. Owner of the rateable property: The Crown. Description: 320 acres, Sel [meaning-?] NW. Mornington District Dandenong East. Net annual value: 50. Full net annual value: 42. Rate at 12 pence in the pound: 22. When paid: 3 Jun 76. No. on the roll: 636. (ScoresbyRate.) 
DeathSamuel Francis Seymour died 22 September 1902 in Hawthorn, Victoria, Australia, at age 83. 
INFO BURIAL on 24 Sep 1902 in Baptist section 'B' number 260 in Boroondara General Cemetery (later known as Kew Cemetery), Kew, Victoria. Wife Sarah Seymour and daughter Grace Seymour are buried in the same gravesite. (CorresCASHA e-mail 20Oct2006.) 
INFO BURIAL PLOT PHOTOS, Boroondara Cemetery (aka Kew Cemetery), Kew, Victoria, Australia. Baptist Section "B" grave 260. Burials in the plot: Samuel Francis Seymour, buried 24Sep 1902; Sarah Seymour, buried 18 Nov 1912; Grace Seymour, buried 6 Jan 1933. (CorresCASHA email 18Oct2006 2 photos.) 
INFO DEATH CERTIFICATE. Victoria, Hawthorn. #6039. d. 22 Sep 1902 at Glenferrie Road, city of Hawthorn, County of Bourke. Samuel Francis Seymour(Accountant), male, 83 years; cause: senile decay, 1 month, medical attendant: D.M. Puton, last seen 22 Sep 1902. Father Aaron Crossley Seymour (Bengal Government Service). Mother Margaret Seymour, formerly [birth name]: not known. Informant: Francis Crossley Seymour, son 11 Liddiard st, Hawthorn. Registrar ThoEdwSerpell [?], 24 Sep 1902 Hawthorn. Burial 24 Sep 1902 Boroondara Cemetery, undertaker A.S Tadbury [?]. Minister Revd Joseph King (Independent), witness: Edwd Hillier. Born Calcutta India, 32 years in Victoria. 1st marriage, Calcutta India, age 24 to Maria Ward. 2nd marriage Calcutta India, age 31 to Sarah Jane Eaton. Issue by 1st marriage: Francis Crossley 58, Eliza Jane 57, Alexander John Crossley 55, Maria Jemima 53. By 2nd marriage: Samuel Percy 49, Edward Leslie 48, Mary Ann Sarah 46, Ellen 45, Iris 41, Grace 39, Frances deceased, Frances Margaret 32. (VicDeaCert 1902:9897.) 
INFO FUNERAL NOTICE. The Age [Melbourne] Wed. 24 Sep 1902. SEYMOUR.--The Friends of the late Mr. SAMUEL FRANCIS SEYMOUR are informed that his remains will be interred in the Boroondara Cemetery, Kew. The funeral will leave his residence, 51 Glenferrie-road, Glenferrie, THIS DAY (Wednesday), 24th September, at 1 o'clock p.m. A.W. Padbury, Undertaker, Burwood-road, Auburn; and Cotham-road, Kew. (AgeMelbourne 24 Sep 1902 page 12.) 
INFO PROBATE APPL INDEX Victoria Australia. Samuel F. Seymour, late of Hawthorn, gent, d. 22 Sep 1902. Probate granted 8 Nov 1902 84:875. (VicProbAppl LDS209294 84:875.) 
INFO CIV REG INDEX AUST Death Saml Francis Seymour. Father Seymour Aaron Crossley. Mother Margt UNK. d.age 83 at Hawth. Reg 1902 #9897. (VicBDMEdw.)

Family 1

Maria Ward (circa 1823 - )

Family 2

Sarah Jane Eaton (1828 - 1912)