Edward Seymour, 16th Duke of Somerset

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Brigadier-General Edward Hamilton Seymour, 16th Duke of Somerset KBE, CB, CMG (12 May 1860[1] – 5 May 1931) was the son of Reverend Francis Payne Seymour (b. 1815, great-grandson of Lord Francis Seymour) and wife Jane Margaret Dallas (b. 1828). He was also a baronet.

Seymour was educated at Blundell's School and the Royal Military College, Sandhurst, and joined the Dublin Fusiliers in 1880. He transferred to the Army Ordnance Department in 1896 and, after a good war, eventually became Inspector of Army Ordnance Services. He retired from the army in 1918. Seymour established his claim to the dukedom in 1925, the 15th Duke of Somerset having died without issue in 1923. He was the great-great-grandson of the Very Reverend Lord Francis Seymour, fourth and youngest son of the 8th Duke.

On 28 July 1881, Seymour married Rowena Wall, who lived until 13 November 1950, a daughter of George Wall, of Colombo, Ceylon, and had one son:


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  • Obituary of the Duke of Somerset, The Times dated 22 October 1923 (p. 14; Issue 43478; col D)

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Algernon Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
Evelyn Seymour