Henry Somerset, Marquess of Worcester

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Marquess of Worcester
Born (1952-05-22) 22 May 1952 (age 65)
Other names Henry John FitzRoy Somerset
Spouse(s) Tracy Louise Ward (m. 1987)
  • Robert Somerset, Earl of Glamorgan
  • Lady Isabella Somerset
  • Lord Alexander Somerset

Henry John FitzRoy Somerset, Marquess of Worcester (born 22 May 1952), also known as Bunter Worcester,[1] is the son and heir of David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort and Lady Caroline Jane Thynne. He and his family are descendants in the male line from the House of Plantagenet.

Worcester was educated at Hawtreys, Eton College, and the Royal Agricultural College.

He married environmentalist and former actress Tracy Louise Ward (a sister of Rachel Ward and a great-granddaughter of William Ward, 2nd Earl of Dudley) on 13 June 1987 at Cornwell Manor, in Oxfordshire. The marriage has produced three children:

  • (Henry) Robert FitzRoy Somerset,[2] Earl of Glamorgan (b. 20 January 1989 - also known as Bobby Worcester)
  • Lady Isabella Elsa Somerset (b. 1991 - also known as Bella Somerset)
  • Lord Alexander Lorne Somerset[2] (b. 19 November 1993 (London) - also known as Jordan Somerset)

Worcester is also a singer and songwriter with rock group "The Listening Device".[3] They have released two albums, Scented Waters and Human Gold.[4] The band was a support act at the Highclere Rocks concert in 2006 that also featured Brian Ferry, Eric Clapton, and Roger Waters, amongst others.[5]



  1. ^ Tatler http://www.tatler.com/the-tatler-list/w/bunter-worcester
  2. ^ a b Google Groups — Peerage News
  3. ^ Kay, Richard "Bunter the rocker gives Blair a hard time", Daily Mail, 3 April 2008. Accessed 25 April 2008.
  4. ^ http://www.thelisteningdevice.com/ The Listening Device Official Website. Accessed 25 April 2008.
  5. ^ Countryside Alliance: Ferry joins Clapton and Waters for rock benefit, politics.co.uk, 13 April 2006. Accessed 25 April 2008.

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