William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset

William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset (17 April 1652  12 December 1671) was the son of Henry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp, and Mary Capell. As both his father and two elder uncles had predeceased him, he succeeded to the dukedom on the death of his grandfather William Seymour.[1]

His Grace
The Duke of Somerset
William Seymour, 3rd Duke of Somerset (c. 1650-1671)
Duke of Somerset
PredecessorWilliam Seymour
SuccessorJohn Seymour
BornWilliam Seymour
(1652-04-17)17 April 1652
Died12 December 1671(1671-12-12) (aged 19)
FatherHenry Seymour, Lord Beauchamp
MotherMary Capell

He died in 1671, unmarried and childless and was succeeded by his paternal uncle John Seymour.[1]


Peerage of England
Preceded by
William Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
John Seymour


  1. Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Somerset, Earls and Dukes of" . Encyclopædia Britannica. 25 (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. p. 385.

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