Born1796 Hampton, Worcestershire
Died1883 Kempsey, Worcestershire (buried at St. Mary the Virgin, Kempsey)

Biography and Notes

Henry was one of the earliest settlers in Nelson, New Zealand, where he was a trader and land speculator. He was a member of the Legislative Council of New Munster Province from 1849, and was appointed to the Legislative Council in 1853 until his resignation in 1860. He returned to England in 1857 due to his wife's poor health. From England he helped with the appointment of a new head master for Nelson College in 1858, and George Heppel from St John's College, Cambridge was sent to New Zealand.

Henry Seymour married again 1860 Mary Semie New born 1826 and died 1912.

Life Events

1817Married Elizabeth EDWARDS in St. Martin in the Field, Westminster, London
1819Birth of daughter Fanny SEYMOUR
1857Death of wife Elizabeth EDWARDS
1860Married Mary (Semie) NEW in Alcester, Worcestershire

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