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Birthplace: Petworth House, Petworth, Sussex, England or Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
Death: Died in Percy Lodge, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
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About Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset

General Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset (11 November 1684 – 7 February 1750) was the son of Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset and his wife, Elizabeth. He was styled Earl of Hertford until he succeeded to the Dukedom in 1748.[1]

In 1713, he married Frances Thynne, one of the daughters of Henry Thynne (1675–1708) and a granddaughter of Thomas Thynne, 1st Viscount Weymouth, and with her had two children:

  • George Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp (11 September 1725 – 11 September 1744), died young.
  • Elizabeth Seymour (1730 – 5 December 1776), married Sir Hugh Smithson 4th baronet later Earl of Northumberland in her right and had issue.

The Duke was one of the richest landowners in England, but as he died with no son his estates were split after his death. The ducal title passed to a distant cousin Edward Seymour, 8th Duke of Somerset. Most of the traditional Percy estates passed to his daughter and her husband (see Alnwick Castle, Northumberland House and Syon House). Petworth in Sussex passed to the duke's nephew Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont. Later dukes of Somerset lived at Maiden Bradley, a far more modest estate than those already mentioned.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Algernon_Seymour,_7th_Duke_of_Somerset

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  • 'Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset
  • 'M, #10474, b. 11 November 1684, d. 7 February 1749/50
  • Last Edited=27 Mar 2011
  • Consanguinity Index=0.15%
  • ' Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset was born on 11 November 1684.2 He was the son of Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset and Lady Elizabeth Percy.1 He married Frances Thynne, daughter of Hon. Henry Thynne and Grace Strode, circa 1713. He died on 7 February 1749/50 at age 65, without surviving male issue.2
  • ' He gained the title of 1st Earl of Northumberland. He gained the title of 7th Duke of Somerset. He was created 1st Earl of Egremont [Great Britain] on 3 October 1749, with a special remainder to his nephews, Sir Charles Wyndham, 4th Bt. and Percy Wyndham.3 He was created 1st Baron Cockermouth, co. Cumberland [Great Britain] on 3 October 1749, with a special remainder to his nephews, Sir Charles Wyndham, 4th Bt. and Percy Wyndham.3
  • 'Children of Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset and Frances Thynne
    • 1.Elizabeth Seymour+4 b. 1716, d. 5 Dec 1776
    • 2.George Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp b. 11 Sep 1725, d. 11 Sep 1744
  • Citations
  • 1.[S37] Charles Mosley, editor, Burke's Peerage, Baronetage & Knightage, 107th edition, 3 volumes (Wilmington, Delaware, U.S.A.: Burke's Peerage (Genealogical Books) Ltd, 2003). Hereinafter cited as Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition.
  • 2.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1291.
  • 3.[S37] Charles Mosley, Burke's Peerage and Baronetage, 107th edition, volume 1, page 1289.
  • 4.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume II, page 174. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
  • From: http://thepeerage.com/p1048.htm#i10474
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Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset,'s Timeline

1684
November 11, 1684
Petworth House, Petworth, Sussex, England or Trowbridge, Wiltshire, England
November 26, 1684
1714
March 1, 1714
Age 29
1716
November 26, 1716
Age 32
1725
September 11, 1725
Age 40
1750
February 7, 1750
Age 65
Percy Lodge, Iver, Buckinghamshire, England
February 24, 1750
Age 65
Westminster Abbey, London, Middlesex, England