John Seymour, 4th Duke of Somerset

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John Seymour, 4th Duke of Somerset

John Seymour, 4th Duke of Somerset (before 1646 – 29 April 1675) was an English peer and MP.

He was the only surviving son of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset and Lady Frances Devereux and entered Grays Inn in 1666. He succeeded his nephew as the 4th Duke of Somerset in 1671. In 1656 he married Sarah, daughter and co-heiress of Sir Edward Alston and widow of George Grimston.[1]

He was elected Member of Parliament for Marlborough in 1661.

He died in 1675, childless, and was buried in Salisbury Cathedral. He was succeeded by his cousin, Francis Seymour.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of Parliament". History of Parliament Trust. Retrieved 2011-10-29. 
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Ormonde
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
1672–1675
Succeeded by
The Earl of Winchilsea
Preceded by
The Marquess of Worcester
Custos Rotulorum of Somerset
1672–1675
Succeeded by
The Viscount Fitzhardinge
Preceded by
The Earl of Essex
Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire
1672–1675
Succeeded by
The 7th Earl of Pembroke
Preceded by
The 6th Earl of Pembroke
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1674–1675
Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Seymour
Duke of Somerset
1671–1675
Succeeded by
Francis Seymour