SEYMOUR, Francis (1697-1761), of Sherborne House, Dorset.
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bap. 1 Oct. 1697,1 2nd s. of Sir Edward Seymour, 5th Bt., M.P.; yr. bro. of Sir Edward Seymour*, afterwards 8th Duke of Somerset. m. 30 July 1728, Elizabeth, da. of Alexander Popham, M.P., of Littlecote, Wilts., wid. of Edward Richard Montagu, Visct. Hinchingbrooke, mother of John, 4th Earl of Sandwich, and Hon. William Montagu, 2s. 1da. suc. to Sherborne House and the personal estate of his paternal gt.-uncle Henry Seymour Portman, M.P., of Orchard Portman, Som. 1728.
Francis Seymour was returned as a Tory for Great Bedwyn and Marlborough on the Bruce interest. A petition against him a