SEYMOUR, Lord Percy (1696-1721).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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18 Jan. 1718 - 4 July 1721

Family and Education

b. 3 June 1696,1 2nd surv. s. of Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset; bro. of Algernon, Earl of Hertford. educ. Eton 1706-14; Trinity, Camb. 4 May 1714 aged 18. unm.

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Seymour was put up for a vacancy at Cocker-mouth by his father, the Duke of Somerset. There was a double return, on which he was awarded the seat by the House of Commons. In 1719 he voted with the Government on the repeal of the Occasional Conformity and Schism Acts, and on the peerage bill. He died of smallpox, 4 July 1721.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick


  • 1. Chester, Westminster Abbey Reg. 304.