Benjamin Seaman1

M, b. circa 1688, d. 7 November 1729
FatherBenjamin Seaman b. c 1649, d. b 5 Nov 1733
MotherMartha Titus b. Mar 1663
     Benjamin was born circa 1688 in Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. Benjamin married Jane Mott in 1709 in Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. The family resided at Westbury, Hempstead, Queens Co., L.I., New York. Benjamin made his will on 28 October 1729 at the Town of Hempstead, Queens County, Long Island, New York.

These Presents witnesseth, that I, Benjamin Seaman, Jr., of Hempsted, in Queens County, October 28, 1729, being very sick, and willing to set my house in order. I leave to my three daughters, Elizabeth, Martha, and Jane, all household goods. Also the north east part of my two lots of land, which I bought of John Dingee, lying in the New General Purchase of Oyster Bay. The bounds beginning at a white oak tree, being the north east bounds of a lot I bought of Christopher Dingee, and thence to extend easterly about 50 rods, and thence to extend north east, or the course of the lots to the north east end of said lots of land. Also a part of a piece of land I bought of Joseph Wright, lying eastward of the Great Pond, by Crooked Path. Beginning at the north east corner of said piece, and from thence to run about, or near, southwest, to a walnut tree, about 30 rods. Then southward to a white oak tree that stands in the field, and from thence yet southerly, to a small tree that stands in the fence ; and from thence to run as the fence stands, to the south west part of said piece of land, and thence eastwardly 44 rods to a white oak tree, and from thence to the place of beginning. My executors are to sell all my out pieces and tracts of land, both divided and undivided, except my farm where I now live, and my rights of land on the Plains, and the money to be paid to my three daughters. All the remainder of my estate and my servants I leave to my daughters and my son Benjamin. I leave to my son Benjamin, all the remainder of the farm I now live on, and my Right on the Plains, and my dwelling house and buildings. And he is to pay to his sisters, £30, when he is 22 years old. And to his sister Jane, £30, when he is 23 years of age. The part of the two lots which I bought of John Dingee, is not to be sold till my son Benjamin is of age, and then he is to have the refusal. My three daughters are to live on the farm until my son is 18 years of age, they bringing him up, and giving him schooling sufficient to write and cypher. I make my brother, Solomon Seaman, and my brother-in-law, Jacob Townsend, and my cousin, Solomon Seaman, executors.
Witnesses, David Seaman, Arthur Kirk, Richard Valentine. Proved, November 27, 1729.2

Benjamin departed this life the 7th day of the nineth month 1729 in Westbury, Hempstead Town, Queens County, Long Island, New York. His will was probated on 27 November 1729.


Jane Mott b. 15 Jan 1693, d. 15 Sep 1729


  1. [S74] Ada Clementine Acker Haight, The Richard Washburn Family Genealogy: a family history of two hundred years outlining the ancestors & descendants of Richard Washburn with some connected families, page 1217.
  2. [S1199] William Pelletreau, Abstracts of Unrecorded Wills Prior to 1790 - Volume 11, pages 143-144 - Abstract of Will of Benjamin Seaman dated: 28 October 1729 & probated: 27 November 1729.