Silver Forever

His Grace Edward Seymour, First Duke of Somerset in the Fourth Creation

Brother of Her Majesty, Jane (Seymour) Tudor, Queen of England

and

Uncle of His Majesty, Edward VI Tudor, King of England

Thirteenth Great Grandfather

 

William Seymour: (1588-1660) second cousin, 11 times removed

William Seymour: (1652-71) fourth cousin, nine times removed

John Seymour: (apx 1645-75) third cousin, 10 times removed

Francis Seymour: (1658-78) fourth cousin, nine times removed

Charles Seymour: (1662-1748) Francis’s brother

Algernon Seymour: (1684-1750) fifth cousin, eight times removed

 

Algernon died without a living heir, terminating the Somerset title within my family (the descendents of Anne Stanhope).

The Stanhope line had previously been favored because Edward’s first wife, Catherine Fillol, had had an affair.

The Fillol line steps in with the first duke’s fourth great grandson.

 

Edward Seymour: (1694-1757) sixth half-cousin, seven times removed

Edward Seymour: (1717-92) seventh cousin, six times removed

Webb Seymour: (1718-93) Edward’s brother

Edward St. Maur: (1775-1855) eighth cousin, five times removed

Edward St. Maur: (1804-55) ninth cousin, four times removed

Archibald St. Maur: (1810-91) Edward’s brother

Algernon St. Maur: (1813-94) Edward’s brother

 

Since so many dukes died without children, the title had to jump all the way over to the thrice great grandson of the eighth duke.

Edward Seymour: (1860-1931) 11th cousin, twice removed

Evelyn Seymour: (1882-1954) 12th cousin, once removed

Percy Seymour: (1910-84) 13th cousin

His Grace John Michael Edward Seymour, Nineteenth Duke of Somerset in the Fourth Creation

The Present Titleholder, Born 1952

13th Half-Cousin, Once Removed

Sebastian Seymour: (1982) present Baron Seymour and Future Duke; 13th cousin, twice removed (no photo, sadly)


His Grace John Michael Edward Seymour, Nineteenth Duke of Somerset in the Fourth Creation
and
Sixty-First in the Line of British Succession1

The Present Titleholder, Born 1952

13th Half-Cousin, Once Removed

Sebastian Seymour: (1982) present Baron Seymour and Future Duke; 13th cousin, twice removed (no photo, sadly)


1 Based on this list, which names all fifty-eight members of the royal family in their proper order. If in the unlikely event that something happened to all of them (and their spouses and everyone not listed), the succession would theoretically turn to the nobility, of which the Duke of Norfolk would be the first in line. In light of that theory, Edward Fitzalan-Howard (the present duke) would be fifty-ninth, his son Henry Fitzalan-Howard would be sixtieth, and my cousin would be sixty-first, as Lord Henry has no children and the Duke of Somerset is the second-highest non-royal duke.