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.

Henry Somerset

From Graces Guide

Captain Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort, DL (19 May 1847 – 24 November 1924) was a British peer, the son of Henry Somerset, 8th Duke of Beaufort.

He was educated between 1860 and 1864 at Eton College.

He gained the rank of Cornet in 1865 in the service of the Royal Horse Guards and gained the rank of Captain in 1869. He was Aide-de-Camp to Queen Victoria in 1899 and held the office of High Steward of Bristol in 1899.

On 8 January 1900 he was appointed a Deputy Lieutenant of Brecknockshire.

He was Hereditary Keeper of Raglan Castle. He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the Gloucestershire Yeomanry and held the office of Deputy Lieutenant of Gloucestershire. He was J.P. for Monmouthshire, Deputy Lieutenant of Monmouthshire and J.P. for Gloucestershire.

Somerset married Louise Emily Harford (1864–1945), widow of a Dutch nobleman, on 9 October 1895. They had three children.

Somerset died and was buried in 1924, aged 77 at Badminton House, Gloucestershire.

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