Archibald Seymour, 13th Duke of Somerset

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Archibald Algernon Henry St. Maur, formerly Seymour, 13th Duke of Somerset, etc. (30 December 1810 – 28 Berkeley Square, London, Oct 1891) was the son of Edward St. Maur, 11th Duke of Somerset and Lady Charlotte Douglas-Hamilton. He was also a baronet. His motto, Foy Pour Devoir, "Faith for Duty", has been adopted by HMS Somerset (IV) by permission.

He was baptized on 17 June 1811 at St. George's, Hanover Square, London,[1] and succeeded his brother Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset, in 1885. In his younger years he had served as a captain in the Royal Horse Guards.[2] He spent much of his life at Burton Hall, in The Wolds, managing the estate.[3] He served as High Sheriff of Leicestershire for 1844.

Archibald died at the age of 80, unmarried and childless, was interred at Maiden Bradley, Warminster, Wiltshire, and his titles passed to his brother, Algernon St. Maur.



  1. ^ The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI, p.87.
  2. ^ The Gentleman's Magazine, Volume 198, p. 425 (Obituary of 11th Duke)
  3. ^ Wolds Historical Organisation site, page on Seymours at Burton Hall

The 13th Duke of Somerset is interred in the church graveyard at Berry Pomeroy, Devon. The grave is made of red granite and situated next to the main gate. born 10 December 1810 - died 10 January 1891

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Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edward Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
Algernon St Maur
Honorary titles
Preceded by
Sir Willoughby Dixie
High Sheriff of Leicestershire
Succeeded by
William Corbet Smith