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Percy Hamilton Seymour, 18th Duke of Somerset, etc (Crowborough, 27 September 1910 – 15 November 1984) was the son of Evelyn Seymour, 17th Duke of Somerset and Edith Parker. He was also a baronet.

He was educated at Blundell's School and Clare College, Cambridge and subsequently commissioned into the Wiltshire Regiment. He saw service in India, Persia and Burma.

In London on 18 December 1951, he married Gwendoline Collette Jane Thomas (d. 18 February 2005, æt 91), daughter of Major John Cyril Collette Thomas, of Burn Cottage, Bude, Cornwall, England, and wife, and had three children:

  • John Michael Edward Seymour, 19th Duke of Somerset (b. 30 December 1952)
  • Lady Anne Frances Mary Seymour (b. Bath, 11 November 1954), unmarried and without issue
  • Lord Francis Charles Edward Seymour (b. Bath, 10 August 1956), married on 22 May 1982 Paddy Poynder, daughter of Colonel Anthony John Irvine Tony Poynder (d. 28 November 2004), MC, Royal Engineers and wife, and has:
    • Poppy Hermione Alexandra Seymour (b. 1988)
    • Webb Edward Percy Seymour (b. 1990)
    • Leonora Hermione Jane Seymour (b. 1995)
    • Hermione Anne Tara Seymour (b. 1997)
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Evelyn Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
John Seymour


  • Obituary - The Duke of Somerset, The Times, Saturday, 17 November 1984

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