SEYMOUR CONWAY, Hon. George (1763-1848).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1784 - 1790
1796 - June 1801

Family and Education

b. 21 July 1763, 7th s. of Francis, 1st Earl of Hertford, and bro. of Francis, Visct. Beauchamp, and of Hon. Henry, Hugh, Robert and William Seymour Conway.  educ. Harrow 1775-6; Eton 1778-9.  m. 20 July 1795, Isabella, da. of Rev. and Hon. George Hamilton (3rd s. of James, 7th Earl of Abercorn [S]), 1s. 2da.

Offices Held

Ensign 39 Ft. at Gibraltar 1779; lt. 10 Ft. 1781; capt. 23 Ft. in America 1782; half pay 1783; capt. 1 Ft. 1796; ret. ?1796.

Commr. of Excise 1801-22; chairman of Bd. of Excise 1822-July 1833; dep. craner and wharfinger [I].


As a young man Seymour Conway saw service during the American war. ‘He is delighted with having tapped his warfare with the siege of Gibraltar’, wrote Horace Walpole to General Conway on 3 June 1781, ‘and burns to stride to America.’ Returned to Parliament for the family borough of Orford, his only vote before 1790 was against Pitt’s Regency proposals, 11 Feb. 1789; nor is he known to have spoken in the House during his first Parliament.

He died 10 Mar. 1848.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: John Brooke