Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge

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Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge (c. 1621 – 25 August 1665) was the son of Francis Seymour, 1st Baron Seymour of Trowbridge, whom he succeeded in the barony in 1664.

He married firstly on 4 August 1632[citation needed] to Mary, daughter of Thomas Smith of Soley in Chilton Foliat, a village northwest of Hungerford. The couple had one daughter, Frances (bef. 1654–1716), who would marry Sir George Hungerford. The Hungerfords had at least six children together.[1][2] He married secondly in 1654, to Elizabeth Alington (baptised 1635, died 1691), daughter of William Alington, 1st Baron Alington of Killard (14 March 1610/1611, d. circa October 1648); they had three children. One of his notable descendants, three times great-grandson, was James Smithson.[3] The poet George Keate was another descendant.[4]

Both of Charles's sons, Francis and Charles, ultimately succeeded to the dukedom of Somerset, his own father having been a younger brother of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset. His daughter, Honora Seymour, married Sir Charles Gerard, 3rd Baronet.[5] Charles Seymour was succeeded in the barony by his elder son, Francis.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, The Blood Royal of Britain, Tudor Roll (London: n.p., 1903), p. 36, Table LIX
  2. ^ Marquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, The Blood Royal of Britain, Tudor Roll (London: n.p., 1903), Page 31, Table L
  3. ^ via Frances Seymour; Frances Hungerford; John Keate; and Elizabeth Keate (aka Eliz. Macie).
  4. ^ via Frances Seymour; Frances Hungerford; and George Keate
  5. ^ John Burke and Sir Bernard Burke wrote a genealogical and heraldic history of the extinct and dormant baronetcies of England, Ireland and Scotland.

Sources[edit]

  • G.E.C. (G.E.Cokayne) & Geoffrey H. White, The Complete Peerage or A history of the House of Lords and all its members from the earliest times, vol. XI, p. 641, St. Catherine Press, 1949.
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Lord Seymour of Trowbridge
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1664–1665
Succeeded by
Lord Herbert
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Francis Seymour
Baron Seymour of Trowbridge
1664–1665
Succeeded by
Francis Seymour