William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset

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His Grace
The Duke of Somerset
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William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset (c. 1650-1671)
Duke of Somerset
PredecessorWilliam Seymour
SuccessorJohn Seymour
BornWilliam Seymour
(1652-04-17)17 April 1652
Died12 December 1671(1671-12-12) (aged 19)
FatherHenry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp
MotherMary Capell

William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset (17 April 1652 – 12 December 1671) was the son of Henry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp and Mary Capell. As both his father and two elder uncles had predeceased him, he succeeded to the dukedom on the death of his grandfather William Seymour.[1]

He died in 1671, unmarried and childless and was succeeded by his paternal uncle John Seymour.[1]


Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
John Seymour


  1. ^ a b Wikisource Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Somerset, Earls and Dukes of" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 385.