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Henry Seymour
Born 20 March 1818
Died 25 July 1869
Allegiance Flag of the United Kingdom.svg United Kingdom
Service/branch Naval Ensign of the United Kingdom.svg Royal Navy
Rank Vice Admiral
Commands held HMS Carysfort
HMS Cumberland
HMS Pembroke
HMS Victory
HMS Hero
HMY Victoria and Albert
Battles/wars Crimean War
Awards Companion of the Order of the Bath

Vice-Admiral (George) Henry Seymour CB (20 March 1818 – 25 July 1869) was a Royal Navy officer who went on to be Third Naval Lord.


Seymour was the son of Admiral Sir George Seymour and grandson of Lord Hugh Seymour. His mother was Georgiana Mary, daughter of Admiral the Hon. Sir George Cranfield-Berkeley. Francis Seymour, 5th Marquess of Hertford, was his elder brother. He joined the Royal Navy in 1831 and having been promoted to Captain in 1844 was given command of HMS Carysfort in 1845. He went on to command HMS Cumberland and then HMS Pembroke in the Baltic Sea during the Crimean War. He also commanded HMS Victory, HMS Hero and then HMY Victoria and Albert.[1]

Promoted to Rear Admiral in 1863, Seymour served as a Third Naval Lord between 1866 and 1868.[1] He also sat as Member of Parliament for Antrim from 1865 to 1869 and in Parliament he advocated road improvements outside the Victoria and Albert Museum.[2]


Seymour married Sophia Margaret, daughter of Derick Hoste, in 1861. They had two sons and three daughters. His daughter Alexandra married Sir Ian Heathcoat-Amory, 2nd Baronet, and was the mother of Derick Heathcoat-Amory, 1st Viscount Amory. Seymour died in July 1869, aged 51. Sophia Margaret remained a widow until her death in May 1917.



Military offices
Preceded by
Sir Edward Fanshawe
Third Naval Lord
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Robinson
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Henry Pakenham
Edward O'Neill
Member of Parliament for Antrim
With: Edward O'Neill
Succeeded by
Hon. Edward O'Neill
The Earl of Yarmouth

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