Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford

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The Château de Bagatelle, Hertford's home from 1848.
Hertford House, home of the Wallace Collection

Captain Richard Seymour-Conway, 4th Marquess of Hertford KG (22 February 1800 – 25 August 1870) was the son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 3rd Marquess of Hertford.

Lord Hertford lived mostly in Paris, in a large apartment in the city and, from 1848, at the Château de Bagatelle, a small country house in the Bois de Boulogne on the outskirts. His English residences were Hertford House in Manchester Square, London, now home to the Wallace Collection, and Ragley Hall, which still belongs to the family. He was an extremely important art collector, the founder of the Wallace Collection, named after his illegitimate son and secretary, Sir Richard Wallace, 1st Baronet, to whom he left it and as much property as was not entailed.

He died in 1870, aged 70 in Paris, unmarried and without legitimate issue, and his titles passed to his distant cousin Francis Seymour.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hugh Seymour
Member of Parliament for Antrim
Succeeded by
Edward Macnaghten
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Francis Seymour-Conway
Marquess of Hertford
Succeeded by
Francis Seymour