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John Lingen Seager

Male 1847 - 1899  (52 years)



  • Name John Lingen Seager  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Birth 08 Feb 1847  Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location   [1, 3, 5, 7
    Education 1861 - 1866  Rugby School Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 8
    • Entrances in April 1861: Seager, John Lingen, son of the Rev. John Osborne Seager, Stevenage, aged 14, February 8. Left 1866. Trinity College, Cambridge, B.A. 1870, M.A. 1875. Vicar of Little Wymondley, Herts 1891-5. [Rugby School Who's Who]
    Residence Apr 1861  Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location   [9
    • with John Osborne Seager, 54 b Evesham, schoolmaster M.A. without cure of souls; Elizabeth Anne, wife, 51 b St Neots; + 5 sisters; + 4 serv.
    Education 1866 - 1870  Trinity College, Cambridge Find all individuals with events at this location   [7, 10
    Degree/Qualif. 1871  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; BA  [7, 10
    Occupation Apr 1871  Teacher in preparatory school  [11
    Residence Apr 1871  High St, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location ; Lodger  [11
    Degree/Qualif. 1875  Cambridge University Find all individuals with events at this location ; MA  [10
    Occupation 1875 - 1879  St Nicholas, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [10
    Ordination 1877  St Albans Find all individuals with events at this location ; Priest, Church of England  [10
    Marriage 25 Apr 1878  St Mary & St Helen, Neston Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6
    Frances Gertrude Newcomen Gleadowe,   b. abt May 1855, Neston, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1928, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation 1879 - 1881  Holy Trinity, Weston, Herts Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [10
    Occupation 1881 - 1891  St Mary the Virgin, Great Wymondley Find all individuals with events at this location ; Curate  [7, 10
    Occupation Apr 1881  Clergyman of Church of England  [12
    Residence Apr 1881  High St, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location   [12
    Residence 1885  Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location   [4, 10
    Occupation 1891 - 1896  St Mary the Virgin, Little Wymondley Find all individuals with events at this location ; Vicar  [7
    Occupation Apr 1891  Hitchin Find all individuals with events at this location ; Preparatory Schoolmaster, Clerk in Holy Orders, Not acting   [3
    Residence Apr 1891  The Grange, High St, Hitchin Find all individuals with events at this location   [3
    Occupation 1895 - 1897  Bigshotte Rayles, Crowthorne Find all individuals with events at this location ; Preparatory School Principal  [13
    • Leased Bigshotte Rayles in Crowthorne Berkshire from the Marquess of Downshire in 1895 to set up a preparatory school named Bigshotte Rayles. Left the school in 1897. [13]
    • Bigshotte School closed in 1977 but there is an active School Reunion Association with its own website
    Occupation 1897 - 1899  St Dubricius, Whitchurch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location ; Rector  [7
    Death 18 Feb 1899  Whitchurch, Herefordshire Find all individuals with events at this location   [5, 7, 14, 15, 16
    • On the 18th inst., at Whitchurch, the Revd. John Lingen Seager, Rector of Whitchurch, Herefordshire, aged 52. Funeral at Stevenage, on Thursday. [The Times]
    Burial 23 Feb 1899  St Nicholas, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location   [15
    Probate 30 Oct 1899  London Find all individuals with events at this location ; 992 0s. 4d.  [16
    • Seager the reverend John Lingen of the rectory Whitchurch Herefordshire clerk died 18 February 1899 Probate London 30 October to Thomas Seager Barry gentleman. Effects 992 0s. 4d. [NPC]
    Notes 
    • Seager, John Lingen. Stevenage. Trin. Coll. Camb. B.A. 1870, M.A. 1875. Deacon 1875 by Bp. of Rochester. Priest 1877 by Bp. of St. Alban's. Cur. of Much Wymondley w. St. Ippolyts, Dio. of St. Alban's, 1881. Formerly cur. of Stevenage, 1875-79; Weston, Herts, 1879-81. [Crockford's, 1885]
    • Adm. pens. at Trinity, Dec. 13, 1865. S. of [the Rev.] John Osborne. B. Feb. 8, 1847, at Stevenage, Herts. School, Rugby. Matric. Michs. 1866; B.A. 1871; M.A. 1875. Ord. deacon (Rochester) 1875; priest (St Albans) 1877; C. of Stevenage, Herts., 1875-9. C. of Great Wymondley, 1879-91. V. of Little Wymondley, 1891-6. R. of Whitchurch, Heref., 1897-9. Died Feb. 18, 1899. (Rugby Sch. Reg.; Crockford; The Times, Feb. 21, 1899.) [Cambridge University Alumni]
    • John Lingen Seager was born on 08 Feb 1847 at Stevenage, son of the Revd John Osborne Seager. He attended Rugby School and was admitted to Trinity as a pensioner on 13 Dec 1865. He graduated BA 1871 and MA 1875. He was a member of the boat club and coxed the eight which won the King's Lynn Challenge Cup in Sep 1867. After leaving Trinity he was curate of Stevenage 1875-79, Great Wymondley 1879-91, vicar of Little Wymondley 1891-96 and Rector of Whitchurch in Herefordshire 1897-99. He died 18 Feb 1899. [communication from Trinity College, Cambridge]
    Person ID I3313  Tatham | Meaburn branch | Parent of spouse
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2012 

    Family Frances Gertrude Newcomen Gleadowe,   b. abt May 1855, Neston, Cheshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1928, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 73 years) 
    Marriage 25 Apr 1878  St Mary & St Helen, Neston Find all individuals with events at this location   [2, 6
    • Marriage solemnized at the Parish Church of Neston in the County of Chester, 25 April 1878:
      - John Lingen Seager, of full age, Clerk in Holy Orders, resid Stevenage, father John Osborne Seager, Clerk in Holy Orders;
      - Frances Gertrude Newcomen Gleadowe, of full age, spinster, resid Neston Vicarage, father Richard William Gleadowe, Vicar of Neston;
      Officiating Minister: J Osborne Seager;
      Witnesses: George Venables Oddie, Thos S Gleadowe, Cecily Mary Yorke, Eleanor Osborne Seager.
    Notes 
    • children Mar 1901: Margery, 22 b Stevenage; Joan, 18 b Stevenage (d 1979 aged 96); John Edward, 17 b Stevenage; Janet, 14 b Stevenage; Lydia, 10 b Stevenage; Julia, 8 b Stevenage; Elizabeth, 6 b Stevenage; Florence, 5 b Wokingham St Sebastian; Richard Lingen, 3 b Wokingham St Sebastian.
    Children 
     1. Elizabeth Seager,   b. 04 Jul 1894, Stevenage Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Mar 1982, Haywards Heath Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2012 
    Family ID F0908  Family Group Sheet

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    Link to Google MapsBirth - 08 Feb 1847 - Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1861 - 1866 - Rugby School Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1861 - Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1866 - 1870 - Trinity College, Cambridge Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - BA - 1871 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Lodger - Apr 1871 - High St, Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDegree/Qualif. - MA - 1875 - Cambridge University Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1875 - 1879 - St Nicholas, Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOrdination - Priest, Church of England - 1877 - St Albans Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - < - 25 Apr 1878 - St Mary & St Helen, Neston Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage - 25 Apr 1878 - St Mary & St Helen, Neston Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1879 - 1881 - Holy Trinity, Weston, Herts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Curate - 1881 - 1891 - St Mary the Virgin, Great Wymondley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1881 - High St, Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1885 - Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Vicar - 1891 - 1896 - St Mary the Virgin, Little Wymondley Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preparatory Schoolmaster, Clerk in Holy Orders, Not acting - Apr 1891 - Hitchin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1891 - The Grange, High St, Hitchin Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Preparatory School Principal - 1895 - 1897 - Bigshotte Rayles, Crowthorne Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsOccupation - Rector - 1897 - 1899 - St Dubricius, Whitchurch, Herefordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 18 Feb 1899 - Whitchurch, Herefordshire Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBurial - 23 Feb 1899 - St Nicholas, Stevenage Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsProbate - 992 0s. 4d. - 30 Oct 1899 - London Link to Google Earth
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    John Lingen Seager (1847-1899)
    John Lingen Seager (1847-1899)
    Founder of Bigshotte Preparatory School, Crowthorne

  • Sources 
    1. [S02] BMD Index, birth reg Hitchin, 1Q1847.

    2. [S02] BMD Index, marriage reg Wirral, 2Q1878.

    3. [S01] Census, UK, 1891.
      age 44 b Stevenage

    4. [S05] The Times, forthcoming marriages, 23 Aug 1917.
      dau Elizabeth

    5. [S02] BMD Index, death reg Monmouth, 1Q1899.
      age 52

    6. [S06] Parish Registers, marriages, St Mary & St Helen, Neston, 25 Apr 1878.

    7. [S15] Cambridge University Alumni.

    8. [S20] School and College Registers, Rugby.

    9. [S01] Census, UK, 1861.
      age 14 b Stevenage

    10. [S16] Crockford's Clerical Directory.

    11. [S01] Census, UK, 1871.
      age 24 b Stevenage

    12. [S01] Census, UK, 1881.
      age 34 b Stevenage

    13. [S27] Personal Communication, Nicholas Jenkins.

    14. [S01] Census, UK, 1901.
      wife widowed

    15. [S05] The Times, death notice, 21 Feb 1899.

    16. [S14] National Probate Calendar.