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Alfred Seymour MP, JP (11 November 1824 – 15 March 1888) was a British Liberal Party politician.

He was a son of Henry Seymour, of Knoyle House, Wiltshire, of Trent, and of Northbrook and wife Jane Hopkinson, and brother of Henry Danby Seymour, of Trent.

He was elected as a Member of Parliament (MP) for Totnes at a by-election in January 1863, and held the seat until the borough was disenfranchised in 1868.[1] He returned to the House of Commons athe following year, when he was elected at a by-election for Salisbury, and held that seat until his defeat at the 1874 general election.[2]

Seymour was also a Justice of the Peace. He succeeded in Knoyle House, Wiltshire, in 1863.


He married on 18 August 1866 Isabella Leighton (d. 7 April 1911), daughter of Sir Baldwin Leighton, 8th Baronet, and wife, and widow of Beriah Botfield, of Hopton Court, Shropshire, Member of Parliament, and had one daughter:

  • Jane Margaret Seymour (14 March 1873 – 5 August 1943), unmarried and without issue


  1. ^ Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1977]. British parliamentary election results 1832–1885 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. p. 311. ISBN 0-900178-26-4. 
  2. ^ Craig, op. cit., page 267

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
The Earl of Gifford
John Pender
Member of Parliament for Totnes
1863 – 1868
With: John Pender to 1866
Constituency abolished
Preceded by
Edward Hamilton
John Alfred Lush
Member of Parliament for Salisbury
1869 – 1874
With: John Alfred Lush
Succeeded by
Granville Richard Ryder
John Alfred Lush


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