Sir Edward Seymour, 5th Baronet

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Sir Edward Seymour, of Berry Pomeroy, 5th Baronet, MP (1660 or 1663 – 29 December 1740/1741)[1] was a British gentleman and politician.

He was a son of Royalist and Tory politician Sir Edward Seymour, 4th Baronet and first wife Margaret Wale.


He married the niece of his stepmother Laetitia Popham (d. 1738), daughter of Sir Francis Popham, of Littlecote, Wiltshire (d. 28 August 1674), and wife Eleanor Rogers, and granddaughter of Alexander Popham and wife Letitia Carre, by whom he had twelve children:

  • Edward Seymour, 8th Duke of Somerset (1694–1757)
  • Francis Seymour, of Sherborne, Dorset (1697–1761)
  • Alexander Seymour (d. 3 April 1731), unmarried
  • William Seymour, of East Knoyle, Wiltshire (1713 – 5 January 1746/1747), m. firstly 17 April 1737 Elizabeth Hippye (d. 22 March 1741/1742), daughter of John Hippye, of Frome, Somerset, and wife, m. secondly 2 August 1745 Mary Hyde (d. 8 November 1753), daughter of Samuel Hyde, of Bromley, Kent, and wife, without any issue from both marriages
  • Laetitia Seymour, married John Gapper and had issue
  • Margaret Seymour, married Richard Jones, of Ramsbury
  • Elizabeth Seymour (d. 5 May 1756), married Henry Hungerford, of Field
  • Anne Seymour (d. February 1755), married William Scroggs, of Chute Lodge
  • Eleanor Seymour (d. bef. 1756?), unmarried
  • Mary Seymour, married Rev. Hammond
  • Jane Seymour, married William Colman, of Garnhay
  • Katherine Seymour, married John Philip Fuhr, of Bristol


  1. The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI, p.84.

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Percy Kirke
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Baronetage of England
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Edward Seymour
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