The family SEUME is thought to have originated in Prussia.
The first bearer of the name to settle in England was Frederick Albert Seume who arrived on the 12th December 1834 and was granted British citizenship in 1854. From 1859 to 1866, he was one of the very last civilians to serve as Bandmaster to a British Army Regiment. [More...]
There are a few references to other Seumes with no known links to the present family, most intriguingly to the marriage of Simon Seume at Stoke Damerel, Plymouth in 1789. [More...]
The most interesting, but as yet unproven, link is to the writer and traveller Johann Gottfried Seume.
In 1880, the family began acquiring land in Ash Vale; the extent of this, and the sequence of its purchase and eventual disposal will be demonstrated in the property section.
This is a re-design of the earlier Seume family history site. Hopefully, the earlier inaccuracies have been corrected and much more information will be made available where it can be verified.
All the Generation Index pages (see links at left) are available; individual pages are being made available as time permits. These are linked from the relevant generation's index page.
Where they may be of wider interest, a few photographs have been included at print-quality resolution. Examples are linked to the pages of Eric Lionel Seume (WWII Home Guard) and Cyril Phillip Seume (Ash United Football Club).
Visit to Germany 2006
In August 2006, Renée and David toured part of Western Europe and, during the course of their holiday, stayed in Leipzig for a few days. The highlight of this visit was meeting, and being entertained by, Frank and Karin Seume at their home in Leissling, a few kilometres west of Leipzig. Some photographs can be seen here...
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If you have any further information about the Seume family, or feedback on the site, please contact David Seume