Descendants of William Seward

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Descendants of William Seward


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  • 1 William Seward ( -1668) (St B) [1]
    • 2 William Seward (1657-1733) [2] m 1 (1687, St L) Jeanne Bichard ( -1695) (St B)
      • 3 Jeanne Seward (1688- ) (St B)
      • 3 William Seward (1690-1737) (St B) m (1717, St H) Catherine Nicolle (St H) ( -1725) (St B)
        • 4 William Seward (1719- ) (St B) [3] m (1743, St L) Jeanne Queripel (St B)
          • 5 William Seward (1744- ) (St B) [4]
          • 5 Jeanne Seward (1746- ) (St B) [5]
          • 5 Philippe Seward (1748- ) (St B) [6]
        • 4 Douce Seward (1720- ) (St B)
        • 4 Jean Seward (1725-1725) (St B)
      • 3 Jean Seward (1695- ) m (1737, St L) Marie Godfray (St C)
        • 4 Marie Seward (1738- ) (St C)
        • 4 William Seward (1740- ) (St C)
    • by 2nd wife of William Seward (St B) m (1697, Gr) Marguerite Pallot (1671- )(Gr)
      • 3 Josue Seward (1698- ) (St B)
      • 3 Douce Margaret Seward (1699- ) [7] (St B)
      • 3 Philippe Seward (1701-by 1748) (St B) m (Southampton) Rachel Le Cras [8]
        • 4 Philippe Seward (1730- ) [9] m (1757, St C) Jeanne Elizabeth Aubin (1736- ) daughter of Germain and Susanne, nee Chepmell (St C)
          • 5 Philippe Seward (1758- ) [10] (St H)
          • 5 William Seward (1760- ) [11] (St H)
          • 5 Thomas Seward (1764- ) [12]
        • 4 Elizabeth Seward (1733-1764) (St H) m Thomas Bouton [13]
      • 3 Marie Seward (1703- ) [14]
      • 3 Anne Seward (1706- ) (St B)
    • 2 Jeanne Seward (1661-1733) (St B) [15] m (1687, St L) Edmond Le Gallais
    • 2 Marie Seward (1666-1733) m (1685, St B) Abraham Giffard [16]
    • 2 Jacques Seward (1669- ) [17]
    • 2 Doridel Seward ( -1733) [18] m (1674, St B) George Le Boutillier

Notes and references

  1. Butcher
  2. This William Seward features frequently in Jersey`s Registre Public. He was evidently in business in his own right
  3. Sheriff of Southampton, 1767. William Seward had been an Elder of the French Church in Southampton, in 1761, and was a merchant or factor, in association with Philippe Marett: ABSJ IV, 331
  4. Godparents: Thomas D'Enton and his daughter Sara
  5. Godparents: Thomas D'Enton and his wife
  6. Godmother: Rachel Le Cras, widow of Philippe Seward
  7. Douce, daughter of William Seward, was, in 1720, a godmother of Douce Seward, daughter of William
  8. Godmother in 1748 of Philippe, son of William Seward, Sheriff of Southampton, described as the widow of Mr Philippe Seward. Philippe, her husband, may have been the Captain Seward who was master in July 1741 of Charming Sally
  9. Philippe Seward, the celebrated privateer captain, 1757-1764. His commands included, in 1757, the vessels Duke of Cumberland and Duke of Northumberland, probably in 1758 Brotherhood and, in 1764, Neptune, of 180 tons: J Jean, Jersey Ships and Railways. This may have also been the Philippe Seward who was an Elder of Southampton`s French Church in 1786. John Jean lists the following vessels as having 'unidentified Seward masters': Dorothy and Mary (1773-1779) and Charming Nancy (1781), of 300 tons, although, from the dates, they were probably also commanded by Philippe. There was a Captain William Seward, who will have been one of the several Williams listed above, as his dates and commands, John Jean wrote 'we do not as yet know'. This family, in partnership with Thomas Pipon of St Aubin were, in the late 18th century, prominent Jersey merchants in Southampton: J Jean, Jersey Sailing Ships
  10. Godparents: Noe Le Cras and Rachel Le Cras, grandmother
  11. Godparents: Philippe Aubin, uncle, and Susanne Chepmell, wife of Germain Aubin, grandmother
  12. Godfather: Thomas Bouton, uncle. He had married Elizabeth Seward, who was buried in St Helier in 1764. She was the infant's aunt
  13. Captain and Adjutant, RJM
  14. Baptism not found
  15. Widow of Edmond Le Gallais
  16. Marie's baptism has not been found but the godfather of the first child of the couple, Abraham, was William Seward
  17. Baptism not found
  18. The baptism of Doridel (on burial called Dorothee Seward) has not been found but William Seward and his wife Jeanne Bichard, were in 1694, godparents of her and George's son, William Le Boutillier. The widowed Doridel was buried a mere twelve days before the second William Seward. Exactly one month previously, William`s widowed sister Jeanne was buried. They were likely to have lived within the same household

General Note

A Philippe Seward, either baptized in 1748 or 1758, was the merchant in Southampton, in partnership with Thomas Pipon (of the La Moye family), who became Sheriff of that town in 1800. He married in St Helier in 1789, Jane Combes (1758-1842), of Jersey, and had children in Southampton: Edward (1790), William (1792), Eliza Jane (1794), Harriet Maria (1795), Philip Thomas Seward (1797), Mary Ann (1798) and Charlotte (1800). Of these, Edward was a bachelor living in St Helier at the time of the 1851 Census, aged 60, a Retired Assistant Inspector of Militia. He had been, from 1819, a Captain and Adjutant in the St Helier Battalion of the Militia. William, also unmarried, was living in Don Place, St Helier, with his spinster sisters Henrietta and Charlotte and unmarried brother, Philip Thomas, all being fundholders; William was also a half-pay major in the Army. Eliza was living with them in 1841, though absent in 1851, living then with their widowed mother at 1 and 3 Don Road.

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