Grace's Guide To British Industrial History

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Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Grace's Guide is the leading source of historical information on industry and manufacturing in Britain. This web publication contains 147,919 pages of information and 233,587 images on early companies, their products and the people who designed and built them.

Algernon Seymour

From Graces Guide

Algernon St Maur, 15th Duke of Somerset (22 July 1846 – Maiden Bradley, 22 October 1923) was the son of Algernon St. Maur, 14th Duke of Somerset and Horatia Morler. He was also a baronet.

On September 5, 1877, he married Susan Margaret Richards Mackinnon. Because St. Maur did not have any children, his titles passed to his nearest relative, Edward Seymour.

He served in the Navy on HMS Britannia as a youth, but later joined the 60th Rifles and took part in the Wolseley Expedition of 1870.

He was a tall and athletic man, of powerful build. After leaving the Regular Army, he spent several years ranching in Western America.

On accession to the Dukedom in 1894, he voted often in the House of Lords, although he seldom spoke there.

He became president of Dr Barnardo’s Homes, a charity which both he and the Duchess had supported for many years

1896 Director of the Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre Co [1]

1923 Obituary [2]. Died age 77 years. Born 1846.

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Sources of Information

  1. The Times, Monday, May 11, 1896
  2. The Times, Monday, Oct 22, 1923