Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet

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Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet
Arms of Seymour of Berry Pomeroy: Gules, two wings conjoined in lure or. The Seymour line of Berry Pomeroy did not inherit the special grant of arms made to the 1st Duke of Somerset,[1] which descended to the children from his second marriage
Born c. 1580
Died 5 October 1659
Berry Pomeroy
Spouse(s) Dorothy Killegrew
Parent(s) Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet
Elizabeth Champernowne

Sir Edward Seymour, 2nd Baronet (c. 1580 – 5 October 1659) was an English landowner and politician who sat in the House of Commons between 1601 and 1625. He was an ambassador to Denmark. During the English Civil War, he supported the Royalist cause.


Seymour was the son of Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet (d.1613) of Berry Pomeroy by his wife Elizabeth Champernowne daughter of Sir Arthur Champernowne, of Dartington Hall.[2]


In 1601 he was elected Member of Parliament for Penryn.[3] He was knighted at Greenwich on 22 May 1603, and was sent by James I on an embassy to Denmark.[2] In 1604 he was elected MP for Newport. He succeeded the baronetcy on the death of his father on 11 April 1613 and became governor of Dartmouth in that year. In 1614, he was elected MP for Lyme Regis. He was J.P. for Devon and Vice Admiral of Devon from 1617. In 1621 he was elected MP for Devon. He was elected MP for Callington in 1624 and for Totnes in 1625.[3]

Seymour became an Admiralty official and privateer and was a Royalist in the civil war. He and his son were captured at Plymouth and Berry Pomeroy Castle was destroyed. He had to pay £1,200 to the sequestrators of estates.

Marriage & progeny

Seymour married Dorothy Killegrew (d.1643), daughter of Sir Henry Killigrew, of Laroch at St Margaret's, Lothbury, London on 15 December 1600. She was buried at Berry Pomeroy on 30 June 1643.[2] They had seven children:

Death & burial

Seymour died at Berry Pomeroy on 5 October 1659.[3]


  1. Vivian, p.702, gives arms of Seymour of Berry Pomeroy as Gules, two wings conjoined in lure or
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage, Vol. 1 1900
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "History of Parliament Seymour, Edward II (c.1580-1659) of Berry Pomeroy , Devon". Retrieved 2011-10-08.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. CP vol.IV p.333 says she died before 6 Feb 1664.
Parliament of England
Preceded by
James Killigrew
Edward Jones
Member of Parliament for Penryn
With: Richard Messenger
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Warburton
Thomas Prowse
Preceded by
Tobie Matthew
Sir John Leigh
Member of Parliament for Newport
With: Sir Robert Killigrew
Succeeded by
Thomas Trevor
Sir Thomas Cheeke
Preceded by
Sir Francis Russell
George Jeffreys
Member of Parliament for Lyme Regis
With: George Browne
Succeeded by
John Poulett
Robert Hassard
Preceded by
John Drake
Edward Giles
Member of Parliament for Devon
With: John Drake
Succeeded by
John Drake
Sir William Strode
Preceded by
Henry Rolle
Lord Wriothesley
Member of Parliament for Callington
With: Henry Rolle
Succeeded by
Sir Richard Weston
Thomas Wise
Preceded by
Sir Edward Giles
Arthur Champernoun
Member of Parliament for Totnes
With: Sir Edward Giles
Succeeded by
Arthur Champernoun
Philip Holditch
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir Edward Seymour, 1st Baronet
of Berry Pomeroy
Succeeded by
Sir Edward Seymour, 3rd Baronet