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Sir Edward Adolphus St. Maur, 11th Duke of Somerset, etc KG FRS (Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire, 24 February 1775 – Somerset House, Park Lane, London, 15 August 1855) was the son of Webb Seymour, 10th Duke of Somerset and Mary Bonnell. He was also a baronet.

He was baptized on 4 April 1775 at Monkton Farleigh, Wiltshire.[1] He succeeded his father in 1793.

On 24 June 1800, he married, firstly, Lady Charlotte Douglas-Hamilton (6 April 1772 – Somerset House, Park Lane, London, 10 June 1827), daughter of Archibald Hamilton, 9th Duke of Hamilton, and wife Harriet Stewart, and had four children:

  • Lady Charlotte Jane Seymour (1803 – 7 October 1889), m. 31 March 1839 William Blount, of Orelton, Herefordshire (d. 27 July 1885)
  • Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset (20 December 1804 – 28 December 1885)
  • Lady Jane Wilhelmina Seymour
  • Lady Anna Maria Jane Seymour (d. 23 September 1873), m. 13 September 1838 William Tollemache (7 November 1810 – 17 March 1886), son of Hon. Charles Manners Tollemache of the Earls of Dysart and wife Gertrude Florinda Gardiner, and had issue
  • Lady Henrietta Seymour
  • Archibald Seymour, 13th Duke of Somerset (30 December 1810 – 12 January 1891)
  • Algernon St. Maur, 14th Duke of Somerset (22 December 1813 – 2 October 1894)

In Marylebone, Portland Place, London, on 28 July 1836, he married, secondly, Margaret Shaw-Stewart (d. Somerset House, Park Lane, London, 18 July 1880), daughter of Sir Michael Shaw-Stewart, of Blackhall, Renfrewshire, 5th Baronet, and wife Catherine Maxwell, daughter of Sir William Maxwell, 3rd Baronet, and wife, without issue.[2]

He was baptised with the name of Edward Adolphus Seymour, but legally changed it to Edward Adolphus St. Maur.

He was a patron of the Free Church of England.

Seymour was a gifted mathematician and served as President of the Linnaean Society from 1834 to 1837 and as President of the Royal Institution from 1826 to 1842. He was also a Fellow of the Royal Society.

He was buried like his second wife at Kensal Green Cemetery, London.


  1. ^ The Complete Peerage vol.XIIpI, p.85.
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Honorary titles
Title last held by
The Earl of Egmont
Vice-Admiral of Somerset
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Webb Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
Edward Seymour


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