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
, 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.
) & 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. Read More