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Beaufort, Duke of (E, 1682)

 

Creation: let. pat. 2 Dec 1682

 

Family name: Somerset

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Arms:

Quarterly, 1st and 4th, Azure three Fleurs-de-lis Or (France); 2nd and 3rd, Gules three Lions passant guardant in pale Or (England), all within a Bordure company Argent and Azure

Crest:

A Portcullis Or nailed Azure and chained Gold

Supporters:

Dexter: a Panther Argent flames issuing from his mouth and ears proper plain collared and chained Or and semée of Torteaux, Hurts and Pommes alternately; Sinister: a Wyvern with wings endorsed Vert holding in the mouth a Sinister Hand couped at the wrist Gules

Motto:

Mutare Vel Timere Sperno (I scorn to change or to fear)

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Henry [Somerset], 3rd Marquess of Worcester later 1st Duke of Beaufort, KG PC

1st son of Edward [Somerset], 2nd Marquess of Worcester, by his first wife Elizabeth Dormer, only dau. of Sir William Dormer

born

1629

mar.

17 Apr 1657 Hon Mary Seymour (bapt. 16 Dec 1630; widow of Lord Henry Seymour, styled Lord Beauchamp, 1st surv. son and heir ap. by his second wife of William [Seymour], 2nd Duke of Somerset; d. 7 Jan 1714/5; bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester), 1st dau. of Arthur [Capell], 1st Baron Capell, by his wife Elizabeth Morrison, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Charles Morrison, 1st and last Bt., of Cashiobury Park, Watford, co. Hertford

children

1. Hon Henry Somerset, styled Lord Herbert (dvp. an infant; bur. in the Beaufort Chapel, St George's, Windsor)

2. Lord Charles Somerset MP, styled Marquess of Worcester, Committee of the East India Company 1683-91, Member of Parliament (Tory) for Monmouthshire 1685-87 and 1689-95 (b. Dec 1660;  d.v.p. 13 Jul 1698; bur. at Raglan), mar. 5 Jun 1682 Rebecca Child (mar. (2) 14 Apr 1703 John [Granville], 1st Baron Granville of Potheridge;  d. 17 Jul 1712), half-sister of Richard [Child later Tylney], 1st Earl Tylney, and 1st dau. of Sir Josiah Child, 1st Bt., of Wanstead, co. Essex, by his second wife Mary Atwood, dau. of William Atwood, of Hackney, London, and had issue:

1a. Lord Henry Somerset, later 2nd Duke of Beaufort

1a. Lady Henrietta Somerset (b. 27 Aug 1690;  d. 9 Aug 1726), mar. 30 Apr 1713 Charles [FitzRoy], 2nd Duke of Grafton

3. Lord Arthur Somerset, mar. as her second husband Mary Cotton, widow of Hugh Calverley Cotton, and only dau. and hrss. of Sir William Russell, 1st Bt., of Langherne, co. Carmarthen, by his wife Hester Rouse, dau. of Sir Thomas Rouse, 1st Bt., of Rouse Leach, co. Worcester, and had issue

1. Lady ..... Somerset

2. Lady Mary Somerset (b. c.1665; d. 19 Nov 1733), mar. 3 Aug 1685 as his second wife James [Butler], 2nd Duke of Ormonde, and had issue

3. Lady Henrietta Somerset (b. c. 1669; d. 10 Aug 1715; bur. at Saffron Walden, co. Essex), mar. (1) Hon Henry Horatio O'Brien, styled Lord O'Brien (b. c. 1670; dvp. 10 Jul 1690; bur. at Great Billing, co. Northampton), 2nd but 1st surv. son and heir ap. of Henry [O'Brien], 6th Earl of Thomond, by his second wife Sarah Reynolds, widow of Sir John Reynolds, Commander-in-Chief in Flanders, and 3rd dau. of Sir Francis Russell, 2nd Bt., of Chippenham, co. Cambridge, and (2) bef. 1 May 1705 as his second wife Henry [Howard], 6th Earl of Suffolk, and had issue by her first husband

4. Lady Anne Somerset (b. 22 Jul 1673; d. 14 Feb 1763), mar. 4 May 1691 Thomas [Coventry], 2nd Earl of Coventry, and had issue

died

21 Jan 1699 (bur. in the Beaufort Chapel, St George's, Windsor)

created

2 Dec 1682 Duke of Beaufort

suc. by

grandson

notes

Member of Parliament for Monmouth 1660-67;  suc. his father 3 Apr 1667 as 3rd Marquess of Worcester;  Lord Lieutenant of Gloucestershire, Herefordshire and Monmouthshire 1660-89;  Lord President of Wales;  Lord Lieutenant of North and South Wales 1672-89;  Privy Councillor 1672;  Knight of the Garter 1672;  Committee of the East India Company 1684-90;  a Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1685-88;  Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Purbeck 1687

 

Henry [Somerset], 2nd Duke of Beaufort, KG PC

born

2 Apr 1684

mar. (1)

7 Jul 1702 Lady Mary Sackville (b. 24 Apr 1638; dsp. 18 Jun 1705; bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester), only dau. of Charles [Sackville], 6th Earl of Dorset, by his second wife Lady Mary Compton, only dau. of James [Compton], 3rd Earl of Northampton

mar. (2)

26 Feb 1705/06 Lady Rachel Noel (d. 13 Sep 1709; bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester), 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Wriothesley Baptist [Noel], 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, by his wife Hon Catherine Greville, 1st dau. of Fulke [Greville], 5th Baron Brooke

children by his second wife

1. Lord Henry Somerset, later 3rd Duke of Beaufort

2. Lord Charles Noel Somerset, later 4th Duke of Beaufort

mar. (3)

14 Sep 1711 Lady Mary Osborne (b. 14 Aug 1688; mar. (2) 15 Oct 1715 as his second wife John [Cochrane], 4th Earl of Dundonald;  dsp. 4 Feb 1722), 2nd dau. of Peregrine [Osborne], 2nd Duke of Leeds, by his wife Bridget Hyde, only dau. and hrss. of Sir Thomas Hyde, 2nd Bt., of Aldbury, co. Hertford

died

24 May 1714 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son by second marriage

note

Privy Councillor 1710;  Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1710-14, and of Gloucestershire 1712-14;  Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1712-14;  Knight of the Garter 1713

 

Henry [Somerset later Scudamore], 3rd Duke of Beaufort, KG

born

26 Mar 1707

mar.

28 Jun 1729 (div. 2 Mar 1743/4) Hon Frances Scudamore, heiress of the Holme Lacy estate in co. Hereford (b. 14 Aug 1711; mar. (2) Charles FitzRoy later FitzRoy-Scudamore (d. 19 Aug 1782), illegit. son of Henry [FitzRoy], 1st Duke of Grafton;  d. 16 Feb 1749/50; bur. at Holme Lacy, co. Hereford), only dau. and hrss. of James [Scudamore], 3rd Viscount Scudamore, by his wife Hon Frances Digby, only dau. and hrss. of Simon [Digby], 4th Baron Digby

died

s.p. 24 Feb 1745/46 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

brother

note

High Steward of Hereford 1729;  took the name of Scudamore by Act of Parliament 1730 on succeeding, in right of his wife, to Holme Lacy, co. Hereford, and the other estates of that family

 

Charles Noel [Somerset], 4th Duke of Beaufort

born

12 Sep 1709

mar.

1 May 1740 Elizabeth Berkeley (b. c. 1719; d. 8 Apr 1799), sister and sole hrss. of Norborne [Berkeley], 4th Baron Botetourt, and only dau. of John Symes Berkeley, of Stoke Gifford, co. Gloucester, by his wife Elizabeth Devereux, widow of Edward [Devereux], 8th Viscount Hereford, and dau. and cohrss. of Walter Norborne, of Calne, co. Wiltshire

children

1. Lord Henry Somerset, later 5th Duke of Beaufort

1. Lady Anne Somerset (b. 11 Mar 1740/1;  d. 18 May 1763), mar. 23 Sep 1759 Charles [Compton], 7th Earl of Northampton, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Somerset (d. unm.)

3. Lady Rachel Somerset (d. an infant)

4. Lady Henrietta Somerset (dsp. 24 Jul 1770), mar. 6 Apr 1769 as his first wife Sir Watkin Williams-Wynn, 4th Bt., MP

5. Lady Mary Isabella Somerset (b. 1 Aug 1756;  d. 2 Sep 1831), mar. 26 Dec 1776 Charles [Manners], 4th Duke of Rutland, and had issue

died

28 Oct 1756 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Monmouthshire 1734-34, and for Monmouth 1734-45

 

Henry [Somerset], 5th Duke of Beaufort, KG

born

16 Oct 1744

mar.

2 Jan 1766 Hon Elizabeth Boscawen (b. 28 May 1747;  d. 15 Jun 1828), sister of George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, and 2nd dau. of Adm Hon Edward Boscawen (by his wife Frances Glanville, dau. of William Evelyn Glanville, of St Clair, co. Kent), 2nd son of Hugh [Boscawen], 1st Viscount Falmouth

children

1. Lord Henry Charles Somerset, later 6th Duke of Beaufort

2. Col Lord Charles Henry Somerset, Governor of the Cape of Good Hope (b.12 Dec 1767; d. 20 Feb 1821), mar. (1) 7 Jun 1788 Hon Elizabeth Courtenay (b. 2 Sep 1766; d. 11 Sep 1815), 4th dau. of William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon, by his wife Frances Clack, dau. of Thomas Clack, of Wallingford, co. Berkshire, and (2) 9 Aug 1821 Lady Mary Poulett (b. 24 Feb 1788; d . 11 Jun 1860), 2nd dau. by his first wife of John [Poullet], 4th Earl Poulett, and had issue by both wives

3. Lord Norborne Berkeley Henry Somerset (b. 4 May 1771; d. 1838)

4. Gen Lord Robert Edward Henry Somerset GCB KTS (b. 19 Dec 1776; d. 1 Sep 1842), mar. 17 Oct 1805 Hon Louisa Augusta Courtenay (b. 25 Dec 1781; d. 9 Sep 1823), 11th dau. of William [Courtenay], 2nd Viscount Courtenay and de jure 8th Earl of Devon, by his wife Frances Clack, dau. of Thomas Clack, of Wallingford, co. Berkshire, and had issue

5. Lord Arthur John Henry Somerset (b. 12 Feb 1780;  d. 18 Apr 1816), mar. 23 Jun 1808 his cousin Hon Elizabeth Boscawen (b. 10 Oct 1784;  d. 2 Mar 1872), 1st dau. of George Evelyn [Boscawen], 3rd Viscount Falmouth, and had issue

6. Rev Lord William George Henry Somerset, Prebendary of Bristol (b. 2 Sep 1784;  d. 14 Jan 1851), mar. (1) 29 Jun 1813 Elizabeth Molyneux (b. 26 Apr 1790;  d. 1843), dau. of Lt Gen Sir Thomas Molyneux, 5th Bt, and (2) 1844 Frances Westby O'Callaghan (d. 31 Aug 1854), widow of C O'Callaghan, and dau. of Henry Brady, and had issue by his first wife

7. Col Lord John Thomas Henry Somerset (b. 30 Aug 1787;  d. 3 Oct 1846), mar. 4 Dec 1814 Lady Catherine Annesley (b. 18 Jul 1790;  d. 25 Jun 1865), 1st dau. of Arthur [Annesley], 1st Earl of Mountnorris, by his second wife Hon Sarah Cavendish, 3rd dau. of Rt Hon Sir Henry Cavendish, 2nd Bt., by his wife Sarah Bradshaw later Cavendish, suo jure Baroness Waterpark, and had issue

8. Field Marshal Lord Fitzroy James Henry Somerset GCB, later 1st Baron Raglan

1. Lady Elizabeth Somerset (b. 1773;  d. 5 May 1836), mar. 27 Jun 1796 Very Rev Charles Talbot DD, Dean of Salisbury (b. 26 Oct 1769;  d. 28 Feb 1823), and had issue

2. Lady Frances Elizabeth Somerset (b. 1774; d. 27 May 1841)

3. Lady Harriet Isabella Elizabeth Somerset (b. 1775;  d. 1 Jun 1855), mar. 1804 Col Henry Hugh Mitchell, and had issue

4. Lady Anne Elizabeth Somerset (d. 1803)

died

11 Oct 1803 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son

note

Grand Master of Freemasons 1767-72;  Master of the Horse to the Queen Consort 1768-70;  Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire 1771-1803, of Brecknockshire 1787-1803, and of Leicestershire 1787-99;  Knight of the Garter 1786;  confirmed by let. pat. 4 Jun 1803 as 5th Baron Botetourt to him and the heirs of his body

 

Henry Charles [Somerset], 6th Duke of Beaufort, KG

born

22 Dec 1766

mar.

16 May 1791 Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower (b. 11 Jan 1771;  d. 12 Aug 1854), 2nd dau. of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, by his third wife Lady Susanna Stewart, 2nd dau. by his second wife of Alexander [Stewart], 6th Earl of Galloway

children

1. Lord Henry Somerset, later 7th Duke of Beaufort

2. Rt Hon Lord Granville Charles Henry Somerset MP (b. 27 Dec 1792;  d. 23 Feb 1848), mar. 27 Jul 1822 Hon Emily Smith (b. 1800;  d. 4 Jan 1869), 5th dau. by his first wife of Robert [Smith], 1st Baron Carrington, and had issue

1. Lady Charlotte Sophia Somerset (b. 25 Apr 1795;  d. 12 Nov 1865), mar. 12 Aug 1823 Frederick [Gough], 4th Baron Calthorpe, and had issue

2. Lady Elizabeth Susan Somerset (b. 23 Jun 1798;  d. 16 Apr 1876), mar. (1) 16 Apr 1822 as his third wife Capt Lord Edward O'Brien RN, yr. brother of James [O'Brien], 3rd Marquess of Thomond (d. 9 Mar 1824), and (2) 11 Nov 1829 Lt Gen James Orde (d. 21 May 1850), and had issue by both husbands

3. Lady Georgiana Augusta Somerset (b. 8 Oct 1800;  d. 30 Mar 1865), mar. 30 May 1825 her cousin Hon Granville Dudley Ryder, of Westbrook Hey, Bovingdon, Member of Parliament for Tiverton 1831-32 and for Hertfordshire 1841-46 (b. 26 Nov 1799;  d. 24 Nov 1879), 2nd son of Dudley [Ryder], 1st Earl of Harrowby, by his wife Lady Susan Leveson-Gower, 3rd dau. by his third wife of Granville [Leveson-Gower], 1st Marquess of Stafford, and had issue

4. Lady Susan Caroline Somerset (b. 10 Apr 1804;  dsp. 4 Feb 1886), mar. 11 May 1830 as his second wife George Horatio [Cholmondeley], 2nd Marquess of Cholmondeley

5. Lady Louisa Elizabeth Somerset (b. 10 May 1806;  d. 26 Aug 1892). mar. 22 Oct 1832 as his second wife George Henry Finch, of Burley-on-the-Hill, co. Rutland (b. 1794;  d. 29 Jun 1870), and had issue

6. Lady Isabella Frances Anne Somerset (d. 4 Feb 1831), mar. 8 Apr 1828 as his first wife Thomas Henry Kingscote, of Kingscote, co. Gloucester (b. 19 Jan 1799;  d. 19 Dec 1861), 1st son and heir of Thomas Kingscote, of Randalls, co. Surrey, by his wife Harriet Peyton, 3rd dau. of Sir Henry Dashwood Peyton, 1st Bt., of Doddington, co. Cambridge, and had issue

7. Lady Harriet Blanche Somerset (b. 1811;  d. 25 May 1885), mar. 9 Aug 1833 her second cousin Randolph [Stewart], 9th Earl of Galloway, and had issue

8. Lady Mary Octavia Somerset (b. 1814;  d. 7 Sep 1906), mar. 28 Nov 1837 Sir Walter Rockcliffe Farquhar, 3rd Bt., of Cadogan House, co. Middlesex (b. 4 Jun 1810;  d. 15 Jul 1900), and had issue

died

23 Nov 1835 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Monmouth 1788-90, for Bristol 1790-96, and for Gloucestershire 1796-1803;  Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire and Brecknockshire 1803-35, and of Gloucestershire 1810-35;  Vice Admiral of Gloucester;  Constable of St Briavel's Castle and Warden of the Forest of Dean 1812-35;  Knight of the Garter 1805;  High Steward of Bristol 1834-35

 

Henry [Somerset], 7th Duke of Beaufort, KG

born

5 Feb 1792

mar. (1)

25 Jul 1814 Georgiana Frederica FitzRoy (b. 3 Oct 1792;  dspm. 11 May 1821), only surv. dau. of Hon Henry FitzRoy (by his wife Lady Anne Wesley later Wellesley, 1st dau. of Garrett [Wesley], 1st Earl of Mornington), 4th son of Charles [FitzRoy], 1st Baron Southampton

children by first wife

1. Lady Georgina Somerset (d. 2 Dec 1884), mar. 29 Dec 1836 Christopher William Bethell-Codrington MP, of Dodington Park, co. Gloucester (b. 12 Mar 1805;  d. 24 Jun 1864), 1st son and heir of Christopher Codrington later Bethell-Codrington, of Dodington Park, co. Gloucester, by his wife Hon Harriet Foley, only dau. of Thomas [Foley], 2nd Baron Foley, and had issue

2. Lady Charlotte Augusta Frederica Somerset (b. 1816;  d. 1850), mar. 1844 Baron Neumann, Austrian Ambassador to the Court of St James's

mar. (2)

29 Jun 1822 Emily Frances Smith (b. 1799;  d. 2 Oct 1889; bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester), dau. of Charles Culling Smith by his wife the same Lady Anne Wesley later Wellesley as above

children by second wife

1. Lord Henry Charles FitzRoy Somerset, later 8th Duke of Beaufort

3. Lady Emily Blanche Somerset (b. 26 Jan 1828; d. 27 Jan 1895), mar. 20 Jul 1848 George [Hay-Drummond later Hay], 12th Earl of Kinnoull, and had issue

4. Lady Rose Caroline Somerset (d. 12 Mar 1885), mar. 4 Oct 1846 Francis Frederick Lovell, of Hincheslea, co. Hampshire (b. 1821;  d. 1 Aug 1906), and had issue

5. Lady Henrietta Louisa Priscilla Somerset (b. 1830;  dsp. 17 Jun 1863), mar. 26 Jun 1855 as his first wife John Morant, of Brockenhurst Park, co. Hampshire (b. 11 Feb 1825;  d. 30 May 1890)

6. Lady Geraldine Harriet Anne Somerset VA, Lady-in-Waiting to HRH the Duchess of Cambridge (b. 19 Jun 1832;  d. 22 Jan 1915)

7. Lady Katherine Emily Mary Somerset (b. 30 Aug 1834;  d. 20 May 1914), mar. 20 Jul 1858 Arthur [Walsh], 2nd Baron Ormathwaite, and had issue

8. Lady Edith Frances Wilhelmina Somerset (b. 1 Jun 1838;  d. 15 May 1915), mar. 10 Sep 1863 William Henry Forester [Denison], 1st Earl of Londesborough, and had issue

died

17 Nov 1853 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son by second wife

note

Aide-de-Camp to Wellington in Portugal and Spain 1812-14;  a Lord of the Admiralty 1815-19;  Member of Parliament (Tory) for Monmouth 1813-31 and 1831-32, and for West Gloucestershire 1835;  High Steward of Bristol 1836-53;  Knight of the Garter 1842

 

Henry Charles FitzRoy [Somerset], 8th Duke of Beaufort, KG PC

born

1 Feb 1824

mar.

3 Jul 1845 Lady Georgina Charlotte Curzon-Howe (b. 29 Sep 1825;  d. 14 May 1906; bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester), 1st dau. of Richard William Penn [Curzon-Howe], 1st Earl Howe, by his first wife Lady Harriet Georgiana Brudenell, 2nd dau. of Robert [Brudenell], 6th Earl of Cardigan

children

1. Lord Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy Somerset, later 9th Duke of Beaufort

2. Rt Hon Lord Henry Richard Charles Somerset MP, Comptroller of the Household 1874-79 (b. 7 Dec 1849;  d. 10 Oct 1932), mar. 6 Feb 1872 Lady Isabella Caroline Somers-Cocks (b. 3 Aug 1854;  d. 12 Mar 1921), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Charles [Cocks later Somers-Cocks], 3rd Earl Somers, and had issue:

1a. Henry Charles Somers Augustus Somerset OBE (b. 18 May 1874;  d. 25 Nov 1945), mar. (1) 23 Jan 1896 (div. 1920) Lady Katherine Beauclerk (b. 25 May 1877;  mar. (2) 22 Apr 1921 Maj Gen Hon Sir William Lambton KCB CMG CVO DSO;  d. 1 Feb 1958), 2nd dau. by his second wife of William Amelius Aubrey de Vere [Beauclerk], 10th Duke of St Albans, and (2) 28 Jan 1932 Brenda Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood (d. 17 Jul 1946), widow of Frederick Temple [Hamilton-Temple-Blackwood], 3rd Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, and only dau. of Maj Robert Woodhouse, of Orford House, Bishop's Stortford, and had issue by his first wife:

1b. Capt Henry Robert Somers Fitzroy de Vere Somerset DSO (b. 3 Mar 1898;  d. 27 Feb 1965), mar. 2 Dec 1922 Bettine Violet Malcolm (d. 1973), 2nd dau. of Maj Charles Edward Malcolm, of Maxstone Castle, Coleshill, co. Warwick, by his wife Hon Beatrix Mary Leslie Hore-Ruthven, only dau. of Walter James [Hore-Ruthven], 8th Lord Ruthven, and had issue:

1c. Lieut John Alexander Somerset (b. 1 Jan 1925;  d. in action 15 Apr 1945)

2c. David Robert Somerset, later 11th Duke of Beaufort

1c. Lady Anne Elizabeth Somerset, granted the style and precedence of the daughter of a Duke by Royal Warrant 1985 (b. 1 Nov 1929; d. 1995), mar. 10 Nov 1953 Maj David Alwyne Carne Rasch CVO, of Avon Cottage, Lower Woodford, Salisbury (b. 16 Sep 1922), and has issue

2b. Sub-Lieut John Beauclerk Somerset RN (b. 5 Oct 1901;  dvp. 26 Sep 1921)

3b. Lieut Edward Victor Somerset (b. 2 Jul 1903;  dvp. 23 Sep 1929)

3. Maj Lord Henry Arthur George Somerset (b. 17 Nov 1851;  d. 26 May 1926)

4. Maj Lord Henry Edward Brudenell Somerset (b. 6 Jul 1853;  dvp. 17 May 1897), mar. 17 Aug 1880 Fanny Julia Dixie (b. 1857;  mar. (2) 2 Jul 1898 Maj John Gratwicke Blagrave;  d. 17 Aug 1939), 7th dau. of Sir Alexander Beaumont Churchill Dixie, 10th Bt., and had issue

5. Lord Henry Fitzroy Francis Somerset (b. 9 Feb 1855;  dvp. 23 Jul 1881)

1. Lady Blanche Elizabeth Adelaide Somerset (b. 26 Mar 1856;  dvp. 22 Feb 1897), mar. 21 Jul 1874 as his second wife John Henry de la Poer [Beresford], 5th Marquess of Waterford, and had issue

died

30 Apr 1899 (bur. at Badminton, co. Gloucester)

suc. by

son

note

Aide-de-Camp to the Duke of Wellington 1842, and to Viscount Hardinge 1842-46;  Member of Parliament (Con.) for East Gloucestershire 1846-53;  High Steward of Bristol 1854-99;  Privy Councillor 1858;  Master of the Horse 1858-59 and 1866-68;  Knight of the Garter 1867;  Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire 1867-99

 

Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy [Somerset], 9th Duke of Beaufort

born

19 May 1847

mar.

9 Oct 1895 Louisa Emily van Tuyll van Serooskerken (b. 21 Sep 1864; widow of Baron Charles van Tuyll van Serooskerken;  d. 11 Oct 1945), 2nd dau. of William Henry Harford, of Oldown House, Almondsbury, co. Gloucester, by his wife Ellen Tower, 3rd dau. of Rev William Tower, of How Hatch, co. Essex, Vicar of Braughing, co. Hertford

children

1. Lord Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset, later 10th Duke of Beaufort

1. Lady Blanche Linnie Somerset (b. 15 Apr 1897;  d. 30 Aug 1968), mar. (1) 11 Jun 1918 John Granville Cornwallis [Eliot], 6th Earl of St Germans, and (2) 15 Jul 1924 Capt George Francis Valentine Scott Douglas (b. 14 Feb 1898;  d. 12 Jun 1930), and had issue by both husbands

2. Lady Diana Maud Nina Somerset (b. 12 Sep 1898;  dsp. 6 May 1935), mar. 19 Sep 1925 as his second wife Capt Lindesay Harry Compton Shedden, of Ponty-Pardy, Caerphilly, Cardiff, and Compton Martin, co. Somerset (b. 20 Jun 1881;  d. 1971)

died

27 Nov 1924

suc. by

son

note

Yeomanry ADC to the Queen 1899;  High Steward of Bristol 1899-1924, and of Gloucester

 

Henry Hugh FitzRoy [Somerset], 10th Duke of Beaufort, KG GCVO PC

born

4 Apr 1900

mar.

14 Jun 1923 Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge (b. 12 Jun 1897;  dsp. 23 Jun 1987), 1st dau. of Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislas [Cambridge], 1st Marquess of Cambridge, by his wife Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster

died

s.p. 5 Feb 1984

suc. by

second cousin twice removed

note

Lord Lieutenant of Bristol and Gloucester;  Master of the Horse 1936-78;  Knight of the Garter 1937;  High Steward of Bristol and Gloucester, and of Tewkesbury;  Privy Councillor;  on his death the Baronies of Herbert (cr. by writ 26 Jul 1461) and Botetourt (cr. by writ 13 Jul 1305) fell into abeyance between the descendants of his sister Lady Blanche Linnie Eliot later Douglas, sometime Countess of St Germans; on 10 Jan 2002 the Barony of Herbert was called out of abeyance in favour of his great nephew David John Seyfried, who consequently became 18th Baron Herbert

 

David Robert [Somerset], 11th Duke of Beaufort

born

23 Feb 1928

mar. (1)

5 Jul 1950 Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (b. 28 Aug 1928;  d. 22 Apr 1995), only dau. of Henry Frederick [Thynne], 6th Marquess of Bath, by his wife Hon Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian, 1st dau. of George Crespigny Brabazon [Vivian], 4th Baron Vivian

children by his first wife

1. Lord Henry John Fitzroy Somerset, later 12th Duke of Beaufort

2. Lord Edward Alexander Somerset (b. 1 May 1958), mar. 2 Oct 1982 Hon Georgina Caroline Davidson, 2nd dau. by his first wife of John Andrew [Davidson], 2nd Viscount Davidson, and has issue

3. Lord John Robert Somerset (b. 5 Nov 1964), mar. 1990 Lady Cosima Maria Gabriella Fry, former wife of Cosmo Joseph Fry and 2nd dau. of Alexander Charles Robert [Vane-Tempest-Stewart], 9th Marquess of Londonderry, and has issue

1. Lady Anne Mary Somerset (b. 21 Jan 1955), mar. 1988 Matthew Xavier Maillard Carr (b. 5 Feb 1953), son of Sir (Albert) Raymond Maitland Carr, and has issue

mar. (2)

2 Jun 2000 Miranda Elizabeth Morley, dau. of Brig Michael Frederick Morley MBE, of The Pigeon House, Newbury, co. Berkshire, by his wife Primrose Elizabeth Gordon, dau. of Charles Gordon, of Boveridge Park, Cranborne, co. Dorset

died

16 Aug 2017

suc. by

son by first wife

 

Henry John Fitzroy [Somerset], 12th Duke of Beaufort

born

22 May 1952

mar. (1)

13 Jun 1987 (div. 2018) Tracy Louise Ward (b. 22 Dec 1958), 2nd dau. of Hon Peter Alistair Ward, of Cornwell Manor, Chipping Norton, co. Oxford (by his first wife Claire Leonora Baring, only child by his first wife of Amyas Evelyn Giles Baring), 3rd son by his first wife of William Humble Eric [Ward], 3rd Earl of Dudley

children by first wife

1. Lord Robert Somerset, styled Earl of Glamorgan (b. 20 Jan 1989)

2. Lord Alexander Somerset (b. 3 Sep 1995)

1. Lady Isabella Elsa Somerset (b. 1991)

mar. (2)

30 Apr 2018 Georgia Coke formerly Powell (b. 18 Feb 1969; mar. (1) 1996 (div.) Tobias Coke), only dau. of Tristram Roger Dymoke Powell, of 3 Stockwell Park Crescent, London SW9, television director (by his wife Virginia Beatrice Lucas, twin dau. of Archibald Lucas (by his wife Hon Madelina Victoria Margaret Grenfell, only dau. by his second wife of Francis Wallace [Grenfell], 1st Baron Grenfell), 2nd son of Maj William Louis Lucas, of Oakash, Chaddleworth, co. Berkshire (by his wife Beatrice Goldsmid, 4th dau. of Rt Hon Sir Julian Goldsmid, 3rd Bt. MP), 1st son and heir of Horatio Joseph Lucas, of Westbourne Terrace, London, by his wife Countess Isabel Olga D'Avigdor, only dau. of Count Solomon Henry D'Avigdor), 1st son of Anthony Dymoke Powell CH CBE, writer, of The Chantry, co. Somerset (by his wife Lady Violet Georgiana Pakenham, 3rd dau. of Thomas [Pakenham], 5th Earl of Longford), only child of Lt Col Philip Lionel William Powell CBE DSO by his wife Maud Mary Wells-Dymoke, 2nd dau. of Edmund Lionel Wells-Dymoke, of The Grange, East Molesey, co. Surrey

 

 Last updated 24 Sep 2017

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Titles:

12th Duke of Beaufort

(England, let. pat. 2 Dec 1682)

14th Marquess of Worcester

(England, let. pat. 2 Mar 1642/3)

18th Earl of Worcester

(England, let. pat. 1 Feb 1513/4)

*13th Earl of Glamorgan

(England, let. pat. c. 10 Jan 1644/5)

*13th Baron Beaufort, of Caldecote Castle in the County of Monmouth

(England, let. pat. c. 10 Jan 1644/5)

Hereditary Keeper of Raglan Castle

 

*See comment under 2nd Marquess of Worcester

 

Address:

Badminton House, Badminton, Gloucestershire GL9 1DB

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