Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Plantagenet Somerset (1794 - 1862)

public profile

27

Matches

0 0 27
Adds additional photo(s), occupation, residence, education, spouse(s) and child(ren).

View Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Plantagenet Somerset's complete profile:

  • See if you are related to Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Plantagenet Somerset
  • Request to view Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Plantagenet Somerset's family tree

Share

Birthdate:
Birthplace: England
Death: Died in Gibralter
Managed by: Garry Marc Howard-Browne
Last Updated:

About Lt-Gen. Sir Henry Plantagenet Somerset

Wikipedia Biographical Summary

"Lieutenant General Sir Henry Somerset KCB KH (30 December 1794 – 15 February 1862) was a British Army officer, the eldest son of Lord Charles Somerset.

He was commissioned a cornet on 5 December 1811, and lieutenant on 30 December 1812. He fought in the Peninsular War and with the 18th Hussars at Waterloo, serving as aide-de-camp to his uncle Lord Edward Somerset. On 6 October 1815, he was made a captain. On 1 April 1817, he married Frances Sarah Heathcote (21 June 1790 – 16 March 1886), the eldest daughter of Admiral Sir Henry Heathcote, with whom he had seven daughters and three sons:

  • Leonora Louisa Somerset (d. 28 September 1913), who was married to Lt-Gen. Montague Cholmeley Johnstone (3 March 1804 – 22 September 1874) on 31 December 1844, with whom she had one child, a daughter.
  • Col. Charles Henry Somerset (1819 – 4 November 1863), who married Christina Emma Thompson in 1848 and had issue.
  • Col. Henry George Edward Somerset (28 December 1829 – 5 April 1920), who married Harriette Lade Coast on 15 October 1853 and had issue.
  • FitzRoy MacLean Henry Somerset (1 November 1839 – 29 June 1907), who married Ellen Amelia Arnot on 18 July 1867 and had issue.
  • Elizabeth Harriet Frances Somerset (d. 9. Nov 1869); who married on 21 September 1841 Maj.-Gen. Peter Maclean

Soon after his marriage, Somerset proceeded to the Cape Colony, where his father was governor, and served with the Cape Mounted Rifles throughout the Xhosa Wars. On 25 March 1823, he was made major, and on 17 July 1824, lieutenant-colonel. In 1834, he was made a Knight of the Royal Guelphic Order, and later a Companion of the Bath. In 1846, he defeated the Xhosa on the Gwangu, and was promoted major-general on 11 November 1851. At the conclusion of the 8th Xhosa War in 1853, he was made a Knight Commander of the Bath for his services, and left the Cape to go on the staff at Bombay. He served as the Commander-in-chief of Bombay from 26 March 1855 to March 1860, and then returned to England. On 29 January 1857 he was promoted lieutenant-general. He died in Gibraltar in 1862.

Somerset stood as godfather to Henry Somerset Todd, who, in turn, transmitted the Somerset name to W. Somerset Maugham."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Henry Somerset (British Army officer)', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 2 April 2012, 21:47 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Henry_Somerset_(British_Army_officer)&oldid=485233884> [accessed 25 March 2013]

view all

Sir Henry Plantagenet Somerset of Roehampton Lodge's Timeline

1794
December 30, 1794
England
1817
April 1, 1817
Age 22
1818
1818
Age 23
1819
May 24, 1819
Age 24
1829
1829
Age 34
1837
August, 1837
Age 42
Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
1839
1839
Age 44
1862
February 15, 1862
Age 67
Gibralter
????