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Richard SEAMAN, Jr.

Male 1695 - Bef 1752  (< 57 years)

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  • Name Richard SEAMAN 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 30 Jan 1695 
    Gender Male 
    Will 15 Jul 1750  Hempstead, Queens [now Nassau] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Codicil 17 Apr 1752  Hempstead, Queens [now Nassau] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 16 May 1752  Hempstead, Queens [now Nassau] County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 16 May 1752 
    • (1) Seaman, Mary Thomas, The Seaman Family in America as Descended from Captain John Seaman of Hempstead, Long Island, New York, NY: Tobias A. Wright, Inc., 1928, p. 66:

      RICHARD SEAMAN . . . , born November 3, 1694/5; died 1752; married Sarah Frost (?). Resident of Merrick, L. I. Will dated May 15, 1751; proved May 16, 1752. They had three children: -

      [i] Richard Seaman, resident of Hempstead, L. I. Will dated September 3, 1784; married May 26, 1751, at Hempstead, Sarah Searing, daughter of John and Martha (Smith) Searing.

      [ii] Mary Seaman, married April 1, 1736, son of Richbell Mott. (He was born 1717/18.) They had one daughter: -

      Elizabeth Mott, married Solomon Seaman of Maryland.

      [iii] Sarah Seaman, married Joseph Lake and had two daughters: -

      Sarah Lake.
      Mary Lake.

      [Note by compiler: According to Quaker records, Richard SEAMAN, Jr. was born on 31 January 1695.]

      (2) "The Hempstead Census of 1698," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, Vol. 45, No. 1 (January 1914), pp. 54, 65:



      The original document containing the names of the inhabitants of the town of Hempstead, Queens Co., New York, in August, 1698, for many years was one of the treasured possessions of the State Library in Albany. It consisted of eight pages of manuscript, in excellent preservation, the names arranged in four columns to the page, evidently compiled from a house to house visitation, children's names following those of parents, presumably in the order of their births. Most unfortunately, in the recent disastrous fire at the Capitol the document was destroyed.

      The Queens County Sentinel, in its issue of March 13, 1884, printed a copy of the census, which, although not altogether accurate, has proved of much value to students of family history.

      In 1899 the writer caused to be made, for his own use, from the original sheets in Albany, a certified copy, in manuscript, which has been in his possession until recently, and is now deposited in the State Library. It is this certified copy, in Mr. Arnold J. F. van Laer's handwriting, that is reproduced in the following pages.

      Queens County

      A List of all ye Inhabitants of hempstd, old and young fremen and servants, blacke and white tacken by strict Inquary, yt ye nams of all ye Inhabitants old and young, white and blacke tacken by order of ye ye Justises of ye Peece, and to ys being a true List by strict Inquiry we have given it under oure hands agust ye 31 - 1698

      Joseph Pettit
      Jeremiah Wood

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      PAGE 4, COLUMN I

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      Richard semman Jr

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      PAGE 7, COLUMN 1.

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      sary frost

      (3) Hinshaw, William Wade, Encyclopedia of American Quaker Genealogy, Vol. III, [Reprint] Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1991:

      p. 282:


      SEAMAN . . .

      Richard b 11 Mo (Jan) 31, 1694/5. . . .

      p. 444:


      SEAMAN . . .

      Richard Jr., s Richard & Jane, b 11 Mo (Jan) 31, 1694/95 d 1752; m 1716/17 Sarah (perhaps FROST) (mo [married out of unity])


      Richard m Sarah SEARING
      Mary m Richbell MOTT
      Sarah m Joseph LAKE

      Richard ack mo [married out of unity] 11 Mo (Jan) 30, 1716/17. . . .

      (4) Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Office, City of New York, Vol. IV, 1744-1753, New York, NY: New York Historical Society, 1895, pp. 387-389:

      Page 115. - I, RICHARD SEAMAN of Herricks, in the bounds of the town of Hempstead, in Queens County, yeoman, "being this 15th day of the 5th month, 1751, but weak and infirm in body." My executors are to pay all debts and funeral expenses. I leave to my, wife Sarah £100 in lieu of dower, and one of the choicest of my horses, and a feather bed and furniture, "and my best riding Sheas" (Chaise) and her side saddle, and my negro woman named "Post." "All my flax, wool, yarn, and cloth is to be for the use of my wife and family for their clothing, in the same manner as if I had been living." I leave to my wife Sarah, and my two brothers in law, Isaac Doughty and Benjamin Dusenbury, £100, for the use of my daughter Mary, wife of Richbell Mott. I also leave to my daughter, Mary Mott, the use of the house I bought of Sering (Searing) and £5 to repair the house, and the use of ½ an acre of land enclosed before the south door, and fire wood for her use, and the use of two cows, and a horse, and my negro woman "Dinah." "All these she is to have during the time she doth or shall live separate from her husband, Richard Mott, or if he should die, then to her use during her widowhood." I leave to my daughter Sarah, late wife of Joel Lake, £50; and to her two daughters, Sarah and Mary Lake, £50. I leave to my grand daughter, Elizabeth Mott, £20. I leave to my wife Sarah the rents and profits of all my dwelling houses where I now dwell, and the use of ? of my barns, and the use of ½ of the lands "that I bought of the Lees," and the use of ? of all other lands and meadows during her widowhood, and the use of two negro men, and all household goods, and the interest of all my money that I have at interest, except as hereafter stated. I order my executors to build for my son Richard a dwelling house, and he is to take the time and trouble of building the same, and the executors are to pay the cost out of the money I have at interest. "The bigness of the house to be at the discretion of niy executors." I also leave to my son Richard 3 cows, 2 horses, ½ of my oxen, and ¼ of my sheep; I also leave him ½ of the lands and improvements I bought of the Lees, and ? of all other lands at my decease, and the rest after the death of my wife (except the house left to my daughter, Mary Mott); Also a negro boy and ¼ of the present crop, and ? to my wife. "As to the grain in stack and Indian corn, my son is to have sufficient for his use, and the rest to my wife." I leave to my son Richard ? of all book debts. Of all the rest of my estate, I leave ½ to my wife, to go to my son Richard after her decease, and ½ to my daughter Sarah Lake. I leave £5, to be paid to Nathaniel Parsell or William Mott for the use of the Monthly Meeting at Westbury. My executors are to be reasonably paid for their trouble. I make my wife Sarah, and my brothers in law, Isaac Doughty and Benjamin Dusenbury, executors.

      Witnesses, Samuel Pearsall, John Rowland, John Golden.

      Codicil, April 17, 1752. The item in my will relating to the house and acre of land bought of Serion (Searing) and left to my daughter, Mary Mott, is revoked; and my daughter, Mary Mott, is to have the use of the new house I am now building and ½ of an acre of land joining to it so long as she lives separate from her husband. I leave to my wife Sarah my part of a house, orchard, and lot in the bounds of Hempsted, where Samuel Rowland now lives, and which belongs part to me and part to Robert Marvin, to her and her heirs and assigns forever.

      Witnesses, Henry Pearsall, John Golden, Jacob Smith. Proved, May 16, 1752.

      [NOTE. - The place called Herricks is about 3 miles northwest of Mineola, and derives its name from William Herricks, who was a brother of James Herricks, the ancestor of the Herricks family in Southampton, L. I. - W. S. P.]
    Person ID I43180  Frost, Gilchrist and Related Families
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 

    Family Sarah FROST,   d. Aft 16 May 1752 
    Married 19 Aug 1716  Grace Episcopal Church, Jamaica, Queens County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
     1. Richard SEAMAN, III  [natural]
     2. Mary SEAMAN  [natural]
     3. Sarah SEAMAN  [natural]
    Last Modified 29 Dec 2018 19:11:43 
    Family ID F18584  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. Citation Text: (1) Ladd, Horatio Oliver, The Origin and History of Grace Church, Jamaica, New York, New York, NY: The Shakespeare Press, 1914, p. 281: Richard Symmons & Sarah Frost of Hempstead August 19, 1716 at Jamaica licens'd.