Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour of Trowbridge

Charles Seymour, 2nd Baron Seymour Of Trowbridge

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 (when both were children, he was about 11), Mary daughter of Thomas Smith of Soley in Chilton Foliat, a village north west of Hungerford, on the border of Berkshire and Wiltshire. By her he had one daughter, FrancesMarquis of Ruvigny and Raineval, The Blood Royal of Britain, Tudor Roll (London: n.p., 1903), Page 31, Table L.

He married secondly in 1654, Elizabeth Alington (baptised 1635, died 1691), daughter of William Alington, 1st Baron Alington of Killard (14 March 1610/11, d. c. October 1648). They had three children.

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.

Charles Seymour was succeeded in the barony by his elder son, Francis.


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.

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