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Deacon Richard Seelis

Deacon Richard Seelis

Male Bef 1581 - Bef 1656  (~ 74 years)

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  • Name Richard Seelis 
    Prefix Deacon 
    Born Bef 29 Nov 1581  Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 29 Nov 1581  Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Will 17 Dec 1653  Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died Bef 26 Mar 1656  Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Probate 26 Mar 1656  Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Richard Seelis was the son of John Sealis and Mary Stedman.  He was born in Biddenden, Kent, England, and married there and had two children Hannah and Hester.

      He came to New England before 1637 and settled in Scituate in Plymouth Colony.  He was one of the "Cohassett" Partners in Massachusetts.  He was a Planter and a Deacon.  He joined the church in Scituate 24 December 1638, and he was made a deacon in 1653.  He was admitted as a 4 September 1638.

      On 15 Dec 1637 in Scituate, he married for a third time to Eglin Hatherly, daughter of Robert Hatherly and Eleanor Tanner.

      The date of his will was 17 Sept. 1653.  The inventory was dated 26 March 1656.

      Richard Sillis (Scituate)

      Inventory taken March 26, 1656, by Jas. Cudworth and John Hallet.  Amount £67. 1s. 4d.

      The will of Richard "Sealis" dated 17, 7 mo, 1653, styles himself "planter", names his wife Cyline, his da. Hannah Winchester, and John Winchester, and another daughter, Hester, wife of Samuel Jackson. Witnessed by Charles, Isaac, and Ichabod Chauncye.

      (from NEHG Register, Vol. 5, p. 335 (July 1851).

      His mother was a cousin Isaac Stedman who was also a resident of Scituate.
    Person ID I9561  Stedman/Steadman/Steedman Families of the New World
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 

    Father John Seelis,   b. Bef 17 Dec 1553, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 10 Feb 1609/10, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 56 years) 
    Mother Mary Stedman,   b. Bef 2 Aug 1553, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 6 May 1614, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1578  Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F4168  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Miss [--?--],   d. Bef 10 Aug 1612, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married Bef 1612 
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F4165  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Margery Lea Ashenden,   b. 1585, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1637  (Age 51 years) 
    Married 4 May 1613  Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Hannah Sealis,   b. Bef 8 Jan 1613/14, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Sep 1697, Muddy River (Brookline), Suffolk Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years)
     2. Esther Sealis,   b. Bef 26 Sep 1619, Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1651, Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 31 years)
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F4166  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Eglin Hatherly,   d. Unknown 
    Married 15 Dec 1637  Scituate, Plymouth Co., MA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 7 Jan 2006 
    Family ID F4167  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 29 Nov 1581 - Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChristened - 29 Nov 1581 - Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 4 May 1613 - Biddenden, Kent, England, UK Link to Google Earth
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