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MC 1013: Seymour Family Fonds

Dates of creation: 1857-1922

Physical description: 1.5 cm of textual records

Biographical Sketch / Administrative History

A family of Irish descent, the Seymours lived in Saint John, New Brunswick at least as early as the mid-19th century. Family names included Edward Seymour and William Seymour. The Seymours were related to the Murphy family (or MacMervie family) and were also associated with, or possibly related to, Joshua Beazley.

Scope and Content

The bulk of the fonds deals with the Seymour family history and includes newspaper clippings as well as approximately 60 family letters, some from Ireland, which offer a social commentary on events of the day. It also contains correspondence relating to the search for Joshua Beazley's (Beasley's) will. It was thought that Beazley bequeathed a considerable sum of money to Edward Seymour.


MS 1                Seymour Family

A          Correspondence

1          Seymour Family correspondence 1857, 1879-1881, 1886, 1889, 1920

2          William Seymour to Aunt Suzan regarding “Home Rule” 1913, 1914

3          Letter from Jack Walter, London, 12 January 1922, concerning the connection between the Seymour’s and the Murphy’s  (MacMervie), also discussing the events of the war.

4          Concerning Edward Seymour’s burial certificate 1875, 1913

B               Extracts from newspapers concerning the Seymour’s family 1849, 1885, n.d.

C              Seymour family history notes, n.d.

D              Compositions / Edward Seymour 1875, n.d.

MS2                 Joshua Beazley (Beasley)

A               Correspondence concerning Joshua Beazley (Beasley)’s will 1880, 1898, 1914, n.d.

B               Beazley (Beasley) Christenings, n.d.