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General Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset (11 November 1684 – 7 February 1750) was the son of Charles Seymour, 6th Duke of Somerset and his wife, Elizabeth. He was styled Earl of Hertford until he succeeded to the Dukedom in 1748.[1]

In 1713, he married Frances Thynne and had two children:

The Duke was one of the richest landowners in England, but as he died with no son his estates were split after his death. The ducal title passed to a distant cousin Edward Seymour, 8th Duke of Somerset. Most of the traditional Percy estates passed to his daughter and her husband (see Alnwick Castle, Northumberland House and Syon House). Petworth in Sussex passed to the duke's nephew Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont. Later dukes of Somerset lived at Maiden Bradley, a far more modest estate than those already mentioned.

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Edward Ashe
John Jeffreys
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
with John Jeffreys

1705–1707
Succeeded by
Parliament of Great Britain
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Parliament of England
Member of Parliament for Marlborough
with John Jeffreys 1707–1708
Robert Bruce 1708

17071708
Succeeded by
Robert Bruce
Sir Edward Ernle
Preceded by
Thomas Forster
Sir John Delaval
Member of Parliament for Northumberland
with Thomas Forster 1708–1716
Francis Delaval 1716–1722

17081722
Succeeded by
Francis Delaval
Sir William Middleton
Military offices
Preceded by
Emanuel Scrope Howe
Colonel of the Earl of Hertford's Regiment of Foot
1709–1715
Succeeded by
Henry Harrison
Preceded by
The Duke of Northumberland
Captain and Colonel of
The Queen's Troop of Horse Guards

1715–1740
Succeeded by
The Duke of Marlborough
Preceded by
The Duke of Argyll
Colonel of the Royal Horse Guards
1740–1742
Succeeded by
The Duke of Argyll
Preceded by
The Duke of Argyll
Colonel of the Royal Horse Guards
1742–1750
Succeeded by
The Duke of Richmond and Lennox
Preceded by
Richard Kane
Governor of Minorca
1737–1742
Succeeded by
Earl of Stair
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Dorset
Lord Lieutenant of Sussex
1706–1750
Vacant
Title next held by
The Earl of Ashburnham
Preceded by
The Duke of Kingston-upon-Hull
Custos Rotulorum of Wiltshire
1726–1750
Succeeded by
Robert Sawyer Herbert
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Charles Seymour
Duke of Somerset
1748–1750
Succeeded by
Edward Seymour
Earl of Hertford
1748–1750
Succeeded by
Francis Seymour-Conway
Baron Beauchamp and Seymour of Trowbridge
1748–1750
Extinct
Peerage of Great Britain
New creation Earl of Northumberland
1749–1750
Succeeded by
Hugh Percy
Earl of Egremont
1749–1750
Succeeded by
Charles Wyndham
Baron Percy
1722–1750
Succeeded by
Elizabeth Smithson

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