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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #9 on: Saturday 19 November 16 19:18 GMT (UK) »
Here is her death certificate - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F3CH-VZY  It said she set her clothes on fire.   :(

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #10 on: Saturday 19 November 16 19:40 GMT (UK) »
They married in Moore, NC on 15 Jul 1921, just shortly before her will was made.  He claimed his parents were deceased, although it looks like he made up the names.  https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F8HY-GSV

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #11 on: Saturday 19 November 16 20:10 GMT (UK) »
Major F.A. Hastings Seymour is noted to have sailed to Quebec from Liverpool in 1920 - https://www.newspapers.com/newspage/64549462/

A Canada ocean arrivals form said Frederick Hastings Seymour was age 56, married, born Brighton, previously in Canada from 1902-1903 and departed from Halifax, in Canada on business, religion C. of E., going to friend A. Tressider, 58, Muchmore St., Ottawa, Ont.

The Moore Co. News has various articles about Frederick's marriage and his wife's death - https://www.newspapers.com/search/#lnd=1&query=hastings+seymour&t=2412

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #12 on: Saturday 19 November 16 20:14 GMT (UK) »
In light of this new alias, this death was interesting - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVC6-KVBW

Other possible marriages in England and Florida -

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2626-GQ9

https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:FWSB-5ZS

Perhaps a remarriage for the wife May?   https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QV8S-4C52

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #13 on: Saturday 19 November 16 20:34 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Shelley for the great info which I have printed off. I was able to access all the records you gave except for the rootschat link regarding the will dispute. It just took me to google books and when I typed in his name and after that his wife it said there were no results. I am not a subscriber to google books and there was no PDF I could download. Is there some way you can sent the article to me?

There is no doubt in my mind that the Frederick Augustus Hastings Seymour is the same man as Frederick George Barton. He used the name of Major Hastings-Seymour in his 1920 contact with The Eagle newspaper in Brooklyn NY so a year later he married Montie E. McIntosh. Its indeed strange that they married July 15,1921 and she set herself on fire and died Sept 29,1921 and that she was married as you say just before she made a will. She did apparently have some medical(perhaps mental) problems as the article you referred me to said she killed herself because of ill health and had been in a Raleigh hospital several days before her death. It also stated that she had been married once before and had secured her divorce before marrying Mr Seymour.

Also of interest is that his marriage record indicates an age of 57 (born 1864) when Frederick George Barton was actually born 1858. Also interesting in the article is the reference to his wife and daughter being killed when their boat capsized. Mr Barton and his wife Celestine Elizabeth Barth, nee Miller had a daughter Elaine Barton born in England in 1892. A passenger list gave Celestine and her 10 mth old daughter Elaine returning to New York after Barton had been arrested and put in prison in England. I have an article from The Eagle in Brooklyn that said Major Hastings-Seymour came looking for information about his daughter in 1920 but she (Elaine) was reported to have died in a canoeing accident in Virginia in 1915 (said nothing about his wife being killed also, and there are other accounts indicating that Celestine was still alive after 1920 running a laundry in New York). The use of his names Frederick and Hastings and Seymour as Frederick Augustus Hastings Seymour wrt to Montie E. McIntosh I feel is much more than a coincidence. I think its just another alias he was going by. I suspect he was after Montie's money like the other five women he duped.

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #14 on: Saturday 19 November 16 20:53 GMT (UK) »
Google Books is a free site, but I have been told that the content varies based on your location.  The same information about the case can be seen here - https://casetext.com/case/in-re-seymour-8

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #15 on: Saturday 19 November 16 21:14 GMT (UK) »
Montie's previous marriage - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F846-C86

There is a WWI service card for Montie - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-L9XM-BCT7?mode=g&i=129&cc=2568864

The death records from Montie's first husband lists him as divorced, so that fits with the newspaper article - https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:F342-2BY 

Regarding the possible Florida marriage, the 1924 Jacksonville, Florida city directory has this:
Hastings-Seymour, Olive, stenographer Georgia-Florida Motor Co., home 434 Williams.  No mention of Frederick Hastings-Seymour, so perhaps he took off for his next conquest by then.

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #16 on: Saturday 19 November 16 21:28 GMT (UK) »
It looks like Montie had made a suicide attempt in 1902 as well - http://newspapers.digitalnc.org/lccn/sn91068337/1902-06-19/ed-1/seq-3/ocr/

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Re: Frederick George Barton
« Reply #17 on: Saturday 19 November 16 21:42 GMT (UK) »
Hello Shelley

Thank you very much for all the great information. I see among the items was a service record in WW 1 for Montie McIntosh as a nurse. In one of the articles you referred me to it stated that she met Major Frederick Augustus Hastings Seymour during the war. Presumably he was in the war and injured. Can you locate a service record for him ?