Descendants of Thomas Seamans & Susannah Salisbury
|King James VI|
"I wonder if you have heard of the Legend, of the ancestry, of our Seamans. I found it among my relatives, who came here in 1817 from Conn.
King James VI, of Scotland, became James 1, of England, the family name being Stuart and were ardent Catholics, but one renowneced the faith and was banished to Virginia, but was allowed to take money, treasures and silver, the king gave him a grant of land in the new country, in part of which Charleston now stands, the man had a wife and three sons, he died and in the course of time the mother again married, and after her death, her husband became guardian of the three boys, he married again and had a family, the mother of which was anxious to get rid of the Stuart boys, the stepfather took them to the sea and bribed a Captain to take them to the Plymouth Rock Country under the name of Seamans, and get them a home and they would be provided for, the oldest boy knew why they had been sent away and when he had became of age he told his brothers of their property in Virginia and he was going to claim it, he went in a vessel that was never heard from and that was supposed to have sunk, two years later the second boy made the attempt, but the vessel was wrecked and only two were saved to tell the sad tale of disaster, the third boy decided that as both of his brothers had lost their lives in the attempt to claim their property, he would remain in the Plymouth Rock Country and retain the name of Seamans.
Swansea Mass is only a little way from Plymouth Rock, now do you suppose that there is a shadow of truth in this tradition?