John Seymour (Maryland)

Colonel John Seymour(1649-1709) was the 10th Royal Governor of Maryland from 1704 to 1709. The Earl of Nottingham presented his royal nomination to the Council of Trade and Plantations on January 11, 1703.[1] He succeeded Thomas Tench and was succeeded by Edward Lloyd. He attempted to resolve boundary issues, religious rights, and compensation for 'itinerant judges'.[2] His administration instituted the qualifications for the municipal officials of Annapolis and its market and fair days.[3] He was born in Gloucestershire, England, the son of Thomas Seymour.[4]

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  1. ^ "America and West Indies: January 1703, 11-15." Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 21, 1702-1703. Ed. Cecil Headlam. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1913. 109-127. British History Online. Retrieved 9 March 2019. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol21/pp109-127.
  2. ^ "America and West Indies: August 1709." Calendar of State Papers Colonial, America and West Indies: Volume 24, 1708-1709. Ed. Cecil Headlam. London: His Majesty's Stationery Office, 1922. 437-457. British History Online. Retrieved 9 March 2019. http://www.british-history.ac.uk/cal-state-papers/colonial/america-west-indies/vol24/pp437-457.
  3. ^ Colonel John Seymour, Governor of Maryland, to Queen Anne. (16 March 1709). Colonial Office, Commonwealth and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices, Empire Marketing Board, and related bodies. Image library reference: CO 5/716 (1 of 6). The National Archives website Retrieved 25 May 2019.
  4. ^ Archives of Maryland Online. Entry for John Seymour. Volume 426, Page 726.