SELDEN FAMILY FROM SUSSEX

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The following is the Selden line that I am interested in.  As you can see I have very little on my Seldens.  I have collected some other information on other Selden research which is shown after this Descendants chart:-

Descendants of: Stephen Selden          

1 Stephen Selden
   2 Ruth Alwin or Selwin or Selden b. abt 1816
     m. 24 Oct 1846 James Walder b. 3 Jul 1812
      3 Philip Walder b. 09 May 1849
      3 Louisa Walder b. 6 Sep 1850 d. 1 Dec 1921
        m. 24 Oct 1874 Henry Dunn b. 28 Apr 1841 d. 13 Jan 1909
         4 Florence Mary (Tup) Dunn b. 24 Dec 1875 d. abt 1929
           m. 24 Oct 1904 William Hunter McClelland
            5 Harold William McClelland
            5 Kathleen Mary Louisa McClelland b. 26 Sep 1910
              m. 3 Feb 1943 Stewart Ewing b. 30 Sep 1907
            5 Albert James McClelland b. abt 1910 d. abt 1919
         4 Albert Henry Dunn b. 10 Mar 1877 d. 26 Jan 1879
         4 Jane Ruth Dunn b. 4 Oct 1878 d. 17 Dec 1878
         4 Ellen Louisa (Nellie) Dunn b. 12 Dec 1879 d. 23 Dec 1932
           m. 20 Jul 1898 Frank Kime b. 9 Nov 1876 d. 21 Jul 1944
            5 Clarence Wilfred Kime b. 5 Nov 1898 d. 13 Nov 1983
              m. 11 Jan 1928 Jessie Malvina Martin
            5 Catherine Mary Louisa (Louie) Kime b. 3 Sep 1900 d. 21 Apr 1977
              m. Thomas Sidney Frances Wust
            5 Allison Henry Kime b. 15 Nov 1902 d. 26 Jan 1981
              m. 7 Jan 1937 Violet Mary Elizabeth Veronica De Graaff
            5 Ellen Maud Kime b. 13 Dec 1904
              m. Royston George Cave
            5 Frank Kime b. 11 Jul 1905 d. 7 Oct 1969
              m. 29 Jan 1930 Ellen (or Eileen) Mary Huff
            5 Gladys May Kime b. 27 Apr 1910 d. 21 Nov 1981
              m. Herbert William Whitfield
            5 Alice Kime b. 19 Dec 1913
            5 Colin James Kime b. 17 Sep 1917
              m. 14 Dec 1942 Ivy Nell Church
            5 Phyllis Grace Kime b. 25 Sep 1920
              m. Claude William Ferdinand Juds                
              m. 20 May 1957 John Cooke
            5 Herbert Theodore Kime b. 3 Sep 1922
              m. 25 May 1946 Ethel Jean Cross
         4 Ruth Martha (Mart) Dunn b. 20 Aug 1881 d. 27 Jun 1970
           m. 25 Jul 1901 Friedrich (Frederick) Henry Thorsen b. 10 Dec 1879 d. 3 Sep 1971
            5 Elizabeth Maud (Lilly) Thorsen b. 29 Mar 1902 d. 27 Dec 1977
              m. 19 Dec 1923 Edward Read b. 11 Sep 1899 d. 30 Sep 1973
               6 Edward Henry James (Jim) Read b. 19 Jun 1925
                 m. 26 Jun 1948 Phyllis (Phyl) Edith Whitestyles b. 16 Jan 1927 d. 20 Aug 1985                   
                 m. abt 1992/93 Ruth *Unknown
                  7 Marilyn Ruth Read b. 21 Aug 1951
                    m. 19 Aug 1972 Eugene Pratt b. 13 Nov 1951
                     8 Tracie Michelle Pratt b. 19 Jan 1978
                     8 Lauren Jane Pratt b. 29 May 1980
                     8 Danelle Louise Pratt b. 2 Jan 1983
                  7 Gordon James Read b. 2 Jun 1953
                    m. 19 Apr 1975 Elizabeth Dawn McKenzie b. 28 Nov 1954
                     8 Jodie Elissa Read b. 18 Aug 1977
                     8 Sharnie Elizabeth Read b. 2 Feb 1979
                     8 Renae Jane Read b. 10 Jun 1982
                  7 Kenneth (Ken) John Read b. 2 Nov 1956
                    m. 1 Jul 1984 Kerry Georgina Riggs b. 27 Jun 1968
                     8 Stacey Maree Read b. 6 Jul 1983
                     8 Tenille Jayde Read b. 24 Feb 1986
               6 Leonard Charles Read b. 01 Nov
               6 Wallace (Wally) William Read b. 7 Sep 1927
                 m. 3 Jun 1950 Margaret Therese Gibb
                  7 Peter Wallace Read b. 19 Jan 1952
                    m. 15 Jun 1974 Madonna Maree Elliott b. 13 Jun 1944
                     8 Kirstin Maree Read b. 9 Aug 1976
                     8 Nicole Elizabeth Read b. 10 Aug 1978
                  7 Desley Anne Read b. 9 Oct 1953
                    m. 22 Mar 1975 Ian Craig Wood b. 17 Dec 1952
                     8 Tanya Renee Wood b. 5 Jun 1981
                     8 Nathan Reece Wood b. 2 Oct 1983
                  7 Darryl John Read b. 27 Sep 1955
                    m. 5 Apr 1980 Penelope Elizabeth Nash b. 17 Feb 1958
                     8 Julie Elizabeth Read b. 20 Nov 1983 d. 20 Nov 1983
                     8 John Robert Read b. 20 Nov 1983
                     8 Bradley Brian Read b. 13 Oct 1985
                     8 Alister Andrew Read b. 24 Feb 1989
                  7 Suzanne Maria Read b. 10 Jun 1957
                    m. 9 Aug 1980 Stephen James Domin b. 15 Feb 1960
                     8 Michael James Domin b. 9 Jan 1983
                     8 Glenn Andrew Domin b. 15 Aug 1988
                  7 Elizabeth Helene Read b. 18 Jul 1960
                    m. 13 Sep 1986 Anthony (Tony) John Hanna b. 6 Feb 1956
               6 Herbert Desmond Read b. abt 1937 d. abt  4 Feb 1986
            5 Ellen Ruth (Nellie) Thorsen b. 17 Sep 1905 d. 24 Mar 1954
              m. 1933 Walter Marriott Toon b. 23 Apr 1901 d. 3 May 1977
               6 Judith Ruth Toon
                 m. 27 Jul 1963 Ronald George Sorensen
                  7 Kathleen Ann Sorensen b. 20 Feb 1964
                  7 Debbie Lyn Sorensen b. 24 Mar 1965
                  7 Peter Ronald Sorensen b. 24 Jul 1968
                  7 Christopher Richard Sorensen b. 22 May 1970
                  7 Natalie Joy Sorensen b. 22 Apr 1972
                  7 Anthea Jane Sorensen b. 12 May 1976
                  7 Rondel Maree Sorensen b. 31 Jul 1983
            5 Frederick Henry Thorsen b. 3 Dec 1908
              m. Phyllis Francis
               6 Marie Thorsen
               6 John Thorsen
            5 Mary Alice Thorsen b. 12 Mar 1912
              m. William Schneider
               6 Maureen Schneider
            5 William James Thorsen b. 25 Sep 1915 d. 16 Dec 1979
            5 Florence Mabel Thorsen b. 26 Jun 1919
              m. 26 Feb 1943 Conrad Cox Carden Collins d. 25 Sep 1977
               6 Robert Noel Collins b. 21 Feb 1944
               6 Lynette Ruth Collins b. 17 Oct 1945
               6 Jeffrey Conrad Collins b. 20 Oct 1949 d. 11 Feb 1953
               6 Conrad Carden Collins b. 8 Sep 1953
               6 Shirley May Collins b. 19 Sep 1956
               6 Jennifer Ann Collins b. 22 Nov 1960
            5 Thelma Agnes Thorsen b. 31 May 1922
              m. 1 Dec 1945 Jack Dudley Delaney b. 22 Oct 1913 d. 16 Apr 1991
               6 Yvonne Elizabeth Delaney b. 17 Jul 1946
                 m. 22 Oct 1966 Alois Matthais Smola b. 16 Jun 1937
                  7 Sophia Elizabeth Smola b. 17 Jan 1968
                  7 Maria Yvonne Smola b. 21 Apr 1969
                  7 Lana Cherie Smola b. 13 Sep 1971
                  7 Luke Matthew Smola b. 25 Jan 1985
               6 Ruth Marcia Delaney b. 20 Mar 1948
                 m. 2 Dec 1967 Joseph Peter Gaviglio b. 14 Jan 1943
                  7 Suzanne Mary Gaviglio b. 12 Jul 1969
                  7 Karen Jodi Gaviglio b. 27 May 1971
                  7 Jacqueline Ruth Gaviglio b. 2 Jul 1974
                  7 Peter Joseph Gaviglio b. 17 Feb 1977
               6 Colene Joy Delaney b. 30 Mar 1950
                 m. 4 Nov 1972 Roy Frances Bambrick b. 11 Aug 1946
                  7 Kylie Ann Bambrick b. 16 May 1978
                  7 Stacey Maree Bambrick b. 2 Mar 1980
               6 Michael Frederick Delaney b. 18 Jan 1956
                 m. abt Jun 1981 Judith Joy *Unknown b. 22 Jan 1961
                  7 Graeme Michael Delaney b. 29 Jun 1982
                  7 Robert Alan Delaney b. 13 Jan 1985
                  7 Matthew John Delaney b. 14 Aug 1988
               6 Sandra Mary Delaney b. 18 Dec 1958
            5 Edward Joseph (Joey) Thorsen b. 19 Jun 1925
              m. 27 Dec 1948 Beryl Joan Truscott b. 2 Jul 1927
               6 Kerry Lee Thorsen b. 11 May 1965
         4 Maudsley (Maud) Blanch Dunn b. 9 Dec 1883 d. abt 15 Jun 1964
           m. 5 Jun 1907 William Henry Sandford West b. 2 Dec 1881 d. 13 Apr 1938
            5 William Henry (Harry) West b. 28 Mar 1908 d. 11 Sep 1996
              m. Myrtle Olive Johnson d. 28 Oct 1988
               6 Lionel West
                 m. June *Unknown
               6 Colin West
                 m. Myrtle (Myrle) *Unknown
               6 Daphne West
                 m. John Sturgess d. 3 Aug 1989
               6 Jean West
                 m. Neil Jones
               6 Hazell E. West
                 m. Malcolm M. Reid
               6 Glenda West
                 m. *Unknown White
            5 Gladys Maud West b. 16 Oct 1910
              m. Ronald Harry Clarke
               6 Hazell Joan Clarke
                 m. Frederick Ernest Shannon
                  7 *Unknown Shannon
                  7 *Unknown Shannon
               6 Ronald Stanley Clarke
                 m. Francis Theodore
                  7 Gail Clarke
                     8 Kelly *Unknown
                     8 Karen *Unknown
                  7 Karen Clarke
                     8 Child No. 1 *Unknown
                     8 Child No. 2 *Unknown
                  7 Mitchell Clarke
                  7 Robyn Clarke
                  7 Barry Clarke
                  7 Warren Clarke
                  7 Kay Clarke
                  7 Vicki Clarke
                  7 Tony Clarke
                  7 Mary Clarke
               6 Gordon Alexander Clarke
                 m. Joan Maree *Unknown
                  7 Wayne Clarke
                  7 Sheryl Clarke
                    m. Shane Klaus Slotosch d. 1 Mar 1990
                     8 Matasha Slotosch
                     8 Amanda Slotosch
                  7 Gregory Clarke
                     8 Child Clarke
               6 Hilda May Clarke
                 m. James Markwell
                  7 Glen Markwell
                    m. Debbie Mathieson
                  7 Ian Markwell
                  7 Lisa Markwell
               6 Dorothy Mavis Clarke
                 m. Arnold Datt
                  7 Sharyn Datt
                  7 Tania Datt
         4 Ethel Emma Dunn b. 28 Apr 1886 d. 1886
         4 Henry Joseph Dunn b. 21 Oct 1887
           m. 25 Dec 1911 Gwendoline Stewart
            5 John Dunn
            5 Phyllis Dunn
            5 Wilma Dunn
         4 Bernard (Ben) Joseph Dunn b. 30 Mar 1890 d. 25 Jul 1941
           m. abt  4 Jun 1910 Margaret Mary Duggan b. 18 Jul 1889 d. 6 Nov 1981
            5 Bernard Henry Dunn b. _____ d. 11 Aug 1969
              m. Olga Mary Jago
            5 Henry Joseph Dunn b. _____ d. abt 1949/51
              m. Vera Kitchener
            5 Louisa (Lou) Margaret Dunn b. 14 Jan 1911
            5 Vida May Dunn b. 22 Aug 1913
              m. John McDonald
            5 Sheila Maud Dunn b. abt 1927 d. Sep/Oct 1993
              m. Brian Drew
            5 Kathleen (Kath) Mavis Dunn
              m. A. Lewis
            5 Phyllis May Dunn
              m. Charles Titman
         4 Mary Alice (May) Dunn b. 11 May 1893 d. 16 Jun 1984
           m. Albert Harden Charles Barnes b. 9 Jul 1889 d. 19 Jan 1977
            5 Cederick Charles Barnes b. 8 Dec 1916 d. 25 Jan 1989
              m. 4 Oct 1951 Gladys May Close                
              m. 4 Jan 1958 Florence Joyce McGowan d. 16 Jul 1973
               6 Edward Thomas (later Barclay) Barnes b. 26 Mar 1952                   
               6 Theresa (Terrie) Dorothy Barnes b. 13 Mar 1959
                 m. Neville Charles Stratford b. 06 Jul 1981
                  7 David Charles Stratford b. 6 Jul 1981
                  7 Bradley Peter Stratford b. 30 Dec 1982
               6 Albert William Barnes b. 6 Jul 1963
               6 Kathryn Mary Barnes b. 5 Mar 1967
         4 James Joseph Dunn b. 29 Aug 1895 d. 26 Jun 1966
           m. 7 Apr 1920 Mary Agnes Moran b. 15 Apr 1899 d. 3 Aug 1966
            5 James Thomas Dunn b. 29 Jan 1921 d. 20 Dec 1988
              m. 16 Sep 1947 Marcella Jensen b. 29 Dec 1925
               6 Peter James Dunn 
                 m.  Kay Goulevitch 
                  7 Simon James Dunn b. 
                    Michelle (Shellie) Denise Brooks b. 28 June 1874
                     8 Jaycob Jason Brooks b. 19 May 1994
               6 Brian John Dunn b. 
                 m. 16 Sep 1972 Maria Rybacki b. 19 Nov 1953                   
                 m. 5 Mar 1988 Tracy Sutton b. 31 Jan 1961
                  7 Kerrie Megan Dunn b. 26 Mar 1975
                  7 James Matthew Dunn b. 9 Feb 1977
                  7 John Andrew Dunn b. 27 Jan 1983
                  7 Jack Brian Henry Dunn b. 22 Feb 1993
               6 Vicki Leigh Dunn b. 1 May 1955
                 m. 27 Nov 1976 Wade Keith Stanfield b. 14 Apr 1954
                  7 Ashley Wade Stanfield b. 13 Jun 1985
                  7 Kristy Leigh Stanfield b. 21 Mar 1989
                  7 Jake Lance Stanfield b. 17 Apr 1991
            5 John Joseph Dunn b. 20 Sep 1923 d. 20 Jan 1986
              m. Norah Gallagher
               6 Norah Margaret Dunn b. 2 Apr 1953
                 m. Francesco (Frank) Carmelo Micale b. 7 Jan 1949
                  7 Christopher Andrew Micale b. 8 Jul 1978
                  7 Linda Cherie Micale b. 11 Sep 1980
                  7 Amanda Leigh Micale b. 27 Feb 1983
               6 Maureen Catherine Dunn b. 22 Nov 1956
                 m. Walter Renzo Saro b. 4 Jul 1954
                  7 Glen Walter Saro b. 14 Jul 1978
                  7 Troy John Saro b. 25 Aug 1980
                  7 Mark David Saro b. 28 Mar 1982
                  7 Kent James Saro b. 8 Aug 1986
               6 John Joseph Dunn b. 29 May 1958
                 m. Alison Patricia Petre b. 20 Dec 1964
                  7 Peter John Dunn b. 22 Aug 1990
                  7 Joshua Patrick Dunn b. 9 Nov 1993
            5 Eileen Rita Dunn b. 6 Apr 1931
              m. 6 Sep 1952 Henry John Challinor b. 4 May 1929
               6 John Joseph Challinor b. 3 Nov 1954
                 m. 13 Sep 1975 Sandra (Sandy) Maree Doyle b. 5 May 1956
                  7 Matthew John Challinor b. 26 Feb 1976
                  7 Nathan Ryan Challinor b. 14 Nov 1978
                  7 Joel Liam Challinor b. 3 Sep 1988
               6 Paul Thomas Challinor b. 7 May 1957
                 m. 19 Dec 1987 Andrea Gibbs                   
                 m. 22 Mar 1997 Leigh Muller
               6 Mary Ann Challinor b. 17 Aug 1960
                 m. 12 Dec 1981 Glen James Diplock b. 24 Dec 1960                   
                 m. 9 Jun 1994 Robert (Bob) Fuller b. abt 1957
                  7 Emma Jane Diplock b. 1 Mar 1986
                  7 Kate Elissa Fuller b. 24 Jun 1995
               6 Michael Peter Challinor b. 10 Jun 1963
                 m. 30 Dec 2000 Susan Mary Kelso b. 28 Jan 63
            5 Peter Dunn b. 20 Sep 1939
              m. 2 Nov 1963 Leslie Eleanor Burke                
              m. 31 May 1980 Karen Lesley Huff b. 11 Apr 1955
               6 Kristine Maree Dunn b. 12 Aug 1965
                 Douglas James Hearn                   
                 m. abt 14 Apr 1990 Ken Robson
                  7 Ricky Thomas Hearn b. abt 10 Nov 1984
                  7 Jonathon Luke Hearn b. abt 29 May 1986
                  7 Mitchell James Robson b. 24 Aug 1991
                  7 Ashlee Maree Robson b. 10 Feb 1997
               6 Susan Mary Dunn b. 20 Jan 1969
               6 Trenton Peter Dunn b. 15 Feb 1978
               6 Courtney Peta Dunn b. 18 Mar 1981
      3 Richard Walder b. 13 Aug 1853
        m. 20 May 1876 Mary Ann Tulett b. abt 1856
         4 Alice Ruth Walder b. abt 1876
         4 George Walder b. 13 Sep 1878
           m. 19 Dec 1914 Eliza Annie O'Grady b. abt 1879
            5 Mary Alice Walder b. 27 Dec 1907
              m. Herbert Vaughan Bell
               6 Ken Bell
                 m. Alva Gilbert
               6 Pamela Bell
                 m. Harold Tyson
               6 Joy Bell
                 m. Keith Timson
                  7 Paul Timson
                  7 David Timson
            5 Elsie Walder b. 13 Jul 1916
              m. John Flinders
               6 Wendy Flinders b. 27 Sep 1945
               6 John Flinders b. 17 Mar 1947
                 m. Mary Hul b. 17 May 1948 d. abt Feb 1997
               6 Diane Flinders b. 03 Feb 1949
                 m. Peter Shaw                   
                 m. Richard Lloyd-Jones
                  7 Nicholas Robert Shaw
                  7 Joanna Lee Shaw
         4 John (Jack) Richard Walder
         4 Frederick James Walder
         4 Fanny Jane Walder
         4 Mary Walder
      3 James Walder b. 06 May 1857

 

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Anthony Wornum from the European Genealogy Message area on Fidonet sent me the following information on the Selden family from the unpublished autobiography of George Grey Wornum, who was descended from Elizabeth Selden of Virginia:

"The Selden part of the family starts about 1210 in Angmering, Sussex, and Fecamp, Normandy. The name comes from two Anglo-Saxon words; Selk, meaning silkweed and Dene meaning wood. The name was spelled De Selkeden until the reign of Henry VIII when the prefix was dropped and it was simplified to Selden.

The Selden family of Virginia claim descent from the parents of John Selden, the Jurist, legal antiquary and oriental scholar, who was born in 1584 at Salvington, in the parish of West Tarring, Sussex."

[There then follows a long extract from Encyclopaedia Britannica about John Selden, and further references to the Earls of Kent]

The Selden family of Virginia claim descent from the parents of John Selden, the Jurist, legal Antiquary and oriental scholar, who was born in 1584 at Salvington, in the parish of West Tarring, Sussex. According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica:

"His father, also John Selden held a small farm. It is said that his accomplishments as a violin player gained him his wife, whose social position was somewhat superior to his own. She was Margaret, the only child of Thomas Baker of Rustington, and was more or less remotely descended from a knightly family of the same name in Kent.

"It was however, as a scholar and writer that Selden won his reputation both amongst his contemporaries and with posterity. His first work, an account of the civil administration of England before the Norman Conquest, is said to have been completed when he was only twenty three years of age.

"The discontents which a few years later broke out into civil war were already forcing themselves on public attention, and it is pretty certain that, although he was not in parliament, he was the instigator and perhaps the draftsman of the memorable protestation on the rights and privileges of the House affirmed by the Commons on the 18th of December 1621. He was with several of the members committed to prison, at first in the Tower.

"In 1623 he was returned to the House of Commons for the Borough of Lancaster, and sat with Coke, Noy and Pym on Sergean Glanville's election committee.

"In 1628 he was returned to the third parliament of Charles 1 for Ludgershall in Wiltshire, and had a large and important share in drawing up and carrying the Petition of Right. In the session of 1629 he was one of the members mainly responsible for the tumultuous passage in the House of Commons of the resolution against the illegal levy of tonnage and poundage, and he was sent once more to the Tower, and there he remained for eight months.

"Some years before, he had been appointed steward to the Earl of Kent, to whose seat, Wrest in Bedfordshire he now retired.

"After the death of the Earl of Kent in 1639 Selden lived permanently under the same roof with his widow. It is believed that he was married to her, although their marriage does not seem to have ever been publicly acknowledged."

However, also taken from the Encyclopaedia Britannica, under KENT, EARLS OF:

"After Richard's death without issue, his half brother and heir Henry (1495- 1562) did not assume the title of Earl of Kent on account of his poverty; but in 1572 Henry's grandson Reginald who had been member of Parliament for Weymouth was recognised as Earl; he was followed by his brother Henry and then by another brother, Charles. Charles' son Henry, the 8th Earl married Elizabeth (1581-1651) daughter of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury. This lady, who was an authoress, took for her second husband the jurist John Selden."

At the time of their marriage Elizabeth was sixty years of age and John Selden around fifty five. One would assume that he was appointed Steward to the Earl of Kent due to the fact that they were related on his mother's side as appointments like that which carried a lot of responsibility were seldom granted outside the family.

The founder of the family in Virginia was Samuel Selden, a lawyer who, according to the Elizabeth City Records, came to Virginia with his family in 1699. They settled there and for five generations were prominent members of the community both in the Army and connected with the State Government.

Now I quote from Hallum's History of Arkansas on the subject of my grandmother's tragic marriage:

"In 1821, Joseph Selden succeeded the brilliant Robert P. Letcher of Kentucky, as one of the associate judges of the superior court of the territory. Early in May, 1824, he joined Judge Scott in a social game of cards with two ladies in Little Rock; during the progress of the game Judge Selden made some remark to one of the ladies, to which Judge Scott took umbrage and demanded an apology in imperious terms, which was refused.

A challenge to mortal combat was accepted by Judge Selden, who designated an island in the Mississippi river near Helena as the place, and pistols as the weapons, at ten paces. That polished scholar, writer end jurist, James Woodson Bates, brother to Attorney-General Bates of President Lincoln's cabinet, acted as the friend and second of Judge Selden, and Hon Nimrod Menifee acted as the friend, second and surgeon for Judge Scott. At the first fire Judge Selden fell mortally wounded - a strange unhappy and unfortunate occurrence; unhappy for the principal actors, and still more unfortunate for the fame of Arkansas.

Two judges of the highest tribunal in the jurisdiction, sworn conservators of the peace, setting law at defiance.

Tradition has it that his wife found the challenge in the judge's coat pocket, and was locked up in a room to prevent her interfering. She escaped, so they say, just in time to row her dead husband's body back from the island to the mainland. She had, when the tragedy occurred, a daughter Elizabeth aged one (to become my grandmother) and a second child , Josephine, was born posthumously.

The first years of her widowhood were spent at the home of her late husband's mother at Tree Hill, Arkansas. In 1827 she married George Long, an Englishman, recently appointed Professor of Ancient Languages to the lately established University of Virginia, and in July 1828 came with her daughters and husband to settle in England, his native country. She had by him four sons and a daughter who died in infancy. Harriet died, aged thirty nine at Highgate on 18 June 1841 and is buried at Hornsey Churchyard. Her black servant Jacob whom she brought from America, died in August of grief, according to the legend. Professor P.A. Bruce has several pages in his History of the University of Virginia devoted to George Long and Harriet Selden.

 

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Date: 18 Nov 97
From: Joy Weaver <joyweave@erols.com>
Organization: Tranquility Counseling, Hypnosis, Healing
Subject: Re: SELDEN

Peter-- Thank you for that long account. I knew about the VA Seldens and about John, but not in such detail. My husband descends from the Thomas Selden line in New England.

Here's the history I mentioned. It's really nothing but the "begats" so it doesn't take up much space:

"Records of de Selkeden, later, Selden, have been found at Ecclesden, Sussex, England, commencing with a JOHN de SELKEDEN (1) assumed to have been born about 1210 and died in 1308.

2. WILLIAM de SELKEDEN, born about 1235, married a widow, Agatha.

3. RICHARD de SELDEDEN, born about 1260.

4. WILLIAM de SELKEDEN, born about 1290.

5. ROBERT de SELDEDEN, born about 1320.

6. JOHN de SELKEDEN, born about 1350.

7. RICHARD ATTE SELKEDEN, born about 1380.

8. ____________ SELKEDEN, born about 1405.

9.  THOMAS SELKEDEN, born about 1430, died 1504, married Agnes.

10. WILLIAM SELKEDEN, born about 1455.

11. WILLIAM SELKEDEN, born about 1485, died 1549, married Alice.

12. WILLIAM SELKEDEN, born 1512, died 1551, married Marian.

13. WILLIAM SELDEN, Jr., born 1548, died in 1621, married in 1576 to Mary Appes who died in 1616.

14. JOHN SELDEN, born about 1585, probably at Wadhurst, died in 1640.   Married on November 24, 1612 to Mary Baldock, daughter of William and Elizabeth Baldock. They had 11 children.

      William bap. Oct 7, 1613, died May 1, 1663.

      Edward born in 1615.

     *Thomas bap March 1616/17, died in 1655 at Hartford, Conn.

      John bap Aug 15, 1639.

      Richard bap Feb 10, 1621/22.

      Robert bap March 13 1624/25.

      Mary bap Oct 21, 1627, bur Feb 6, 1636/37.

      Joseph bap Dec 27, 1629.

      Francis bap Oct 7, 1632, bur on Sept 29, 1640.

      A Son bap Jan 10, 1634/35.

      Nicholas bap Jan 29, 1636/37."

From there, it goes on down the line of Thomas until 1973 when it was compiled (by William R. Selden of Kenmore, NY) giving more narrative for the lines the compiler was following, but does not follow anyone other than Thomas' descent either in England or the US.

I hope this will be a help to you,

Joy

 

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