SOMERSET, Henry Charles, Mq. of Worcester (1766-1835).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1 Apr. 1788 - 1790
1790 - 1796
1796 - 11 Oct. 1803

Family and Education

b. 22 Dec. 1766, 1st s. of Henry, 5th Duke of Beaufort, by Elizabeth, da. of Hon. Edward Boscawen.  educ. Westminster 1780-4, Trinity, Oxf. 1784-6.  m. 16 May 1791, Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson Gower, da. of Granville, 1st Mq. of Stafford, by his 3rd w. Lady Susanna Stewart, da. of Alexander, 7th Earl of Galloway [S], as. 8da.  suc. fa as 6th Duke of Beaufort 11 Oct. 1 803; K.G. 7 Jan. 1805.

Offices Held

Ld. lt. Mon. and Brec. 1803- d., Glos. 1810- d.


Lord Worcester was returned for the family borough of Monmouth as a supporter of Pitt. No speech by him is known before the dissolution of 1790.

He died 23 Nov. 1835.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: E. A. Smith