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Richard Henry Fitzroy (2nd Baron Raglan) Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan.[1]

Male 1817 - 1884  (67 years)


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  • Name Richard Henry Fitzroy (2nd Baron Raglan) Somerset 
    Suffix 2nd Baron Raglan. 
    Born 24 Mar 1817 
    Gender Male 
    Died 8 May 1884 
    Person ID I71117  My Genealogy
    Last Modified 29 Nov 2015 

    Father Field Marshall Lord Fitzroy James Henry (1st Baron Raglan) Somerset, GCB PC,   b. 30 Sep 1788, Badminton, Gloucestershire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1855, Sebastopol Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years) 
    Mother Emily Harriett (of Mornington) Wellesley-Pole,   b. 13 Mar 1782,   d. 6 Mar 1881  (Age 98 years) 
    Married 6 Aug 1814 
    Family ID F62159  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Blanche Farquhar 
    Children 
     1. Hon. Violet Elizabeth Katherine Somerset,   b. 10 Nov 1874,   d. 29 Apr 1935  (Age 60 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F31831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Lady Georgina (of Beauchamp) Lygon,   b. 30 Jul 1832,   d. 30 Sep 1865  (Age 33 years) 
    Married 25 Sep 1856 
    Children 
     1. George (3rd Baron Raglan) Somerset,   b. 18 Sep 1857,   d. 24 Oct 1921  (Age 64 years)
     2. Capt. Hon. Arthur Charles Edward Somerset,   b. 1859,   d. 1948  (Age 89 years)
     3. Maj. Hon. Granville William Richard Somerset,   b. 1862,   d. 1901  (Age 39 years)
     4. Wellesley Henry Somerset,   b. 1864,   d. 1864  (Age 0 years)
     5. Capt. Hon. Richard Fitzroy Somerset,   b. 1866,   d. 1899  (Age 33 years)
    Last Modified 24 Jan 2013 
    Family ID F20908  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan ( 24 May 1817 - 3 May 1884 ) was a British peer .
      The second son of the 1st Baron Raglan , Somerset was born in Paris and educated at Christ Church, Oxford . He came to Ceylon with Sir Colin Campbell (later Lord Clyde) as his Private Secretary and was subsequently taken into the Ceylon Civil Service in 1841. In 1844 he was Assistant Government Agent of Colombo . He left the island in 1849 to become the Private Secretary of George V of Hanover , leaving that office in 1855 when he succeeded to his father's title. Parliament granted him and his successor a pension of 2.000 for the service of his father (23 July 1855). Cefntilla House, Usk, Monmouthshire, was presented to him by about 230 of his father's friends in 1861.
      Cornet Gloucestershire Yeomanry 1856 and Captain 1864-75 he became a Lord-in-Waiting from 1858-59 and 1866-69, under The Earl of Derby 's and Disraeli 's governments respectively.
      On 25 September 1856 , Lord Raglan had married Lady Georgina Lygon , the third daughter of the 4th Earl Beauchamp and they later had five children. After the death of his wife in 1865, he married Mary Blanche Farquhar , the eldest daughter of Sir Walter Farquhar, 3rd Baronet on 11 October 1871 and they had one daughter.
      He died Chesterfield street, London, 3 May 1884 and was buried Llandenny churchyard, co. Monmouth, 8 May.

  • Sources 
    1. [S883] Hamish Maclaren.