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Francis (1st Marquess of Hertford) Seymour-Conway[1]

Male 1718 - 1794  (75 years)


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  • Name Francis (1st Marquess of Hertford) Seymour-Conway 
    Born 5 Jul 1718 
    Gender Male 
    Died 14 Jun 1794 
    Person ID I52658  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 19 Aug 2013 

    Father Francis (1st Baron Conway) Seymour-Conway,   b. 28 May 1679,   d. 3 Feb 1730/31  (Age 51 years) 
    Mother Charlotee Shorter,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Family ID F23266  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Isabella FitzRoy,   b. 1726,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Francis (2nd Marquessof Hertford) Seymour-Ingram,   b. 12 Feb 1742/43,   d. 28 Jun 1822  (Age 79 years)
     2. Lord William Seymour,   b. 29 Apr 1759,   d. 31 Jan 1837  (Age 77 years)
     3. Sarah Frances Seymour,   d. 18 Jul 1770
     4. Hugh (Admiral) Lord Seymour,   b. 1759,   d. 11 Sep 1801  (Age 42 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F23265  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Sir Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford was educated at Eton College, Eton, Berkshire, England.
      He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Conway of Ragley, co. Warwick [G.B., 1703] on 3 February 1731/32. He succeeded to the title of 2nd Baron Conway and Killultagh, co. Antrim [I., 1712] on 3 February 1731/32.
      He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) [Ireland] in 1749/50.
      He was created 1st Earl of Hertford [Great Britain] on 3 August 1750, with a special remainder to his brother Henry. He was created 1st Viscount Beauchamp [Great Britain] on 3 August 1750, with a special remainder to his brother Henry. He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.) in 1757.
      He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Warwickshire between 1757 and 1794. He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1763.
      He held the office of Ambassador to France between 1763 and 1765. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland from 1765 to 1766. He held the office of Lord Chamberlain between 1766 and 1782. He held the office of Master of Horse from September 1766 to November 1766. He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire from 1775 to 1776.
      He was created 1st Earl of Yarmouth, co. Norfolk [Great Britain] on 5 July 1793.
      He was created 1st Marquess of Hertford [Great Britain] on 5 July 1793.

      Children of Sir Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford and Lady Isabella Fitzroy
      1.Sir Francis Seymour-Ingram, 2nd Marquess of Hertford b. 12 Feb 1743, d. 28 Jun 1822
      2.Lady Anne Seymour-Conway b. 1 Aug 1744, d. 4 Nov 1784
      3.Lord Henry Seymour b. 15 Dec 1746, d. 5 Feb 1830
      4.Lady Sarah Frances Seymourb. 27 Sep 1747, d. 18 Jul 1770
      5.Lord Robert Seymour b. 20 Dec 1748, d. 23 Nov 1831
      6.Lady Gertrude Seymour-Conway b. 8 Oct 1750, d. Sep 1793
      7.Lady Frances Seymour-Conway b. 4 Dec 1751, d. 11 Nov 1820
      8.Lord Edward Seymour b. c 1752, d. 1785
      9.Lady Isabella Seymour-Conway b. 25 Dec 1755
      10.Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour b. 1759, d. 11 Sep 1801
      11.Lord William Seymour b. 29 Apr 1759, d. 31 Jan 1837
      12.Lord George Seymour b. 21 Jul 1763, d. 10 Mar 1848
      He had one other daughter.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.