Hugh Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford
Hugh Edward Conway Seymour, 8th Marquess of Hertford (29 March 1930 – 22 December 1997) was the son of Brig.-Gen. Lord Henry Charles Seymour and the grandson of Hugh Seymour, 6th Marquess of Hertford.
He inherited the title Marquess of Hertford in 1940, after his uncle, the 7th Marquess, died without a direct heir.
Hugh Seymour married Pamela Therese Louise de Riquet, Comtesse de Caraman-Chimay (daughter of Lieutenant-Colonel Prince Alphonse de Chimay and Mary Brenda Hamilton), on 10 July 1956. They had four children:
- Henry Jocelyn Seymour, 9th Marquess of Hertford (b. 6 July 1958).
- Lady Carolyn Mary Seymour (b. 30 September 1960).
- Lady Diana Seymour (b. 1963), married firstly, Timothy Verdon. She married secondly, Henry Beaumont, grandson of Wentworth Beaumont, 2nd Viscount Allendale.
- Lady Anne Seymour (b. 1966).
Lord Hertford notably contributed to the appearance of his home, of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, when he commissioned artist Graham Rust to paint an epic mural in the entrance hall. Work started in 1969 and finished in 1983. The finished work portrayed a view of the Mountain of Temptation on the ceiling and several of Lord Hertfords relatives around the landing.
- Yvonne's Royalty Home Page: Queen Elizabeth II's Coronation Attendants
- Montgomery-Massingberd, Hugh (1994), Great Houses of England & Wales, London: Laurence King Publishing, pp. 235–237, ISBN 1-85669-053-9
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Marquess of Hertford
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