SEYMOUR, Horace Beauchamp (1791-1851), of Gloucester Place, Mdx.
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Family and Education
b. 22 Nov. 1791, 3rd s. of Hon. Hugh Seymour Conway* by Lady Anna Horatia Waldegrave, da. and coh. of James, 2nd Earl Waldegrave; bro. of Hugh Henry John Seymour*. educ. Harrow 1803. m. (1) 15 May 1818, Elizabeth Malet (d. 18 Jan. 1827), da. of Sir Lawrence Palk, 2nd Bt.*, 2s. 1da.; (2) July 1835, Frances Selina Isabella, da. of William Stephen Poyntz*, wid. of Robert Cotton St. John Trefusis, 18th Baron Clinton, s.p. KCH 1836.
Cornet, 10 Drag. 1811, lt. 1812; lt. 18 Drag. 1814; capt. 23 Drag. 1815, 1 Life Gds. 1815; brevet lt.-col. 1815; half-pay 1819, sold out 1835.
Equerry to King William IV 1833-7, to Queen Victoria June-July 1837; extra equerry to Queen Adelaide Mar. 1838.
Seymour served in the Peninsula and was a.d.c. to Lord Anglesey at Waterloo. He gave up his military career in 1819 when he entered Parliament for his uncle the 2nd Marquess of Hertford’s Irish borough. He gave an inconspicuous support to government, voting also against Catholic relief on 3 May 1819. Subsequently he followed his family’s ‘ultra’ political line. He died 21 Nov. 1851.
The Times, 25 Nov. 1851.