John Seymour (died 1464)

Sir John Seymour (c. 1395/1402 – 20 December 1464) of Wulfhall in Savernake Forest, Wiltshire, feudal baron of Hatch Beauchamp in Somerset, England, was a Member of Parliament.

Arms of Seymour: Gules, two wings conjoined in lure or
arms of Esturmy: Argent, three demi-lions rampant gules



He was the son and heir of Roger Seymour (c. 1367/70-1420) of Hatch Beauchamp by his wife Maud Esturney (or Esturmi), daughter and heiress of Sir William Esturmy, Speaker of the House of Commons.[1]



He was elected as a Member of Parliament for Ludgershall in 1422 and as Knight of the Shire for Wiltshire in 1435, 1439, and 1445.[2] He served as Sheriff of Wiltshire in 1431–2, having previously served as Sheriff of Hampshire.[3]

A tenement in Redcliffe Street, Bristol, was held by Sir John Seymour, Knight, in 1454, and by Lady Seymour in 1469.[4]

Marriage and issue

Arms of Macwilliam of Gloucestershire: Party per bend argent and gules, three roses bendwise counter-changed, as later quartered by Queen Jane Seymour

On 20/30 July 1424 he married Isabel William or Williams (died 14 April 1486), daughter and heiress of Mark William, a merchant who served as Mayor of Bristol,[5] in Gloucestershire, in some sources given as William Mac William or Williams "of Gloucestershire".[6] After her husband's death in 1464, Isabel took vows of chastity.[7] By his wife he had two children:

Death and succession


He died on 20 December 1464 and was succeeded by his grandson John Seymour (died 1491).


  1. ^ Grandson of Sir William Seymour (Hatch Beauchamp, Somerset, c. 1342 – 25 August 1391, brother of Lettice Seymour (born Rogaid, Glamorgan, c. 1343), wife of Gilbert Gamage and mother of Sir William Gamage) and wife Margaret de Brookbury or Brockbury, and great-grandson of Sir Roger St. Maur or Seymour, Kt. (Even Swindon, Wiltshire, 1314 – bef. 1361) and wife Cicely or Cecily de Beauchamp (c. 1321 – 7 June 1394). Cecily de Beauchamp inherited the manors of Hatch Beauchamp, Shepton Beauchamp, Murifield and one third of the manor of Shepton Mallet, Somerset, the manors of Boultbery and Haberton, Devon, of Dorton, Buckinghamshire, and of Little Haw, Suffolk, and was a daughter of Sir John de Beauchamp, 2nd Baron Beauchamp, (of Somerset) and wife Margaret St John, and married secondly on 14 September 1368 Sir Gilbert Turberville of Coity, Glamorgan.(G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910–1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, p. 50) (Peter W. Hammond, editor, The Complete Peerage or a History of the House of Lords and All its Members From the Earliest Times, Volume XIV: Addenda & Corrigenda (Stroud, Gloucestershire, U.K.: Sutton Publishing, 1998), p. 76.)
  2. ^ J. S. Roskell, The Commons in the Parliament of 1422 (Manchester University Press), p. 126 (see footnotes)
  3. ^ Mervyn Archdall, The Peerage of Ireland, p. 16
  4. ^ Wiltshire notes and queries, vol. 2 (1899), p. 589
  5. ^ Douglas Richardson, Kimball G. Everingham, Magna Carta ancestry: a study in colonial and medieval families (2005), p. 554
  6. ^ Thomas Nicholas, Annals and Antiquities of the Counties and County Families of Wales (1991), p. 194
  7. ^ Amy Audrey Locke, The Seymour family (Houghton Mifflin, 1914), p. 5