SEYMOUR, Hugh Henry John (1790-1821).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1790-1820, ed. R. Thorne, 1986
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1818 - 2 Dec. 1821

Family and Education

b. 25 Sept. 1790, 2nd s. of Hon. Hugh Seymour Conway*, and bro. of Horace Beauchamp Seymour*. educ. Harrow 1803. m. 18 May 1818, Lady Charlotte Georgiana Cholmondeley, da. of George James, 1st Mq. of Cholmondeley, 1s.

Offices Held

Ensign, 3 Ft. Gds. 1805, lt. and capt. 1811, capt. and lt.-col. 1815; brevet lt.-col. 1815; equerry in ordinary 1818-20; half-pay 1820.


Seymour was returned for Antrim where his uncle, the 2nd Marquess of Hertford, possessed a powerful electoral interest and silently supported government. Considered ‘one of the finest looking men in his Majesty’s service’, he died 2 Dec. 1821, reported never to have recovered from the Walcheren fever.

Add. 40298, f. 2; Gent. Mag. (1821), ii. 573.

Ref Volumes: 1790-1820

Author: P. J. Jupp