Biography of Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset 1846-1923
After 21 Dec 1536. All Saints Church, Maiden Bradley. Monument to John Seymour 1474-1536. differenced with a Crescent impaled with unknown arms quartered 1 Argent a fess between 3 martlets Gules in chief three fox heads erased 2 per pale Azure three fleur de lys Or 3 Or three talbots courant 4 Or a chevrom Limine between 3 stags heads cabossed. The note below states ... The above tablet (a copy of the original in Great Bedwyn) is placed here by Algernon 15th Duke of Somerset Sep 1899.
On 17 May 1845 [his father] Algernon St Maur 14th Duke Somerset 1813-1894 (31) and [his mother] Horatia Isabella Harriet Morier Duchess Somerset were married. Horatia Isabella Harriet Morier Duchess Somerset by marriage Duchess Somerset (4C 1547).
On 22 Jul 1846 Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset 1846-1923 was born to [his father] Algernon St Maur 14th Duke Somerset 1813-1894 (32) and [his mother] Horatia Isabella Harriet Morier Duchess Somerset.
On 05 Sep 1877 Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset 1846-1923 (31) and [his wife] Susan Margaret Richards Mackinnon Duchess Somerset 1853-1936 (24) were married at Forres. Susan Margaret Richards Mackinnon Duchess Somerset 1853-1936 (24) by marriage Duchess Somerset (4C 1547).
On 02 Oct 1894 [his father] Algernon St Maur 14th Duke Somerset 1813-1894 (80) died. His son Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset 1846-1923 (48) succeeded 15th Duke Somerset (4C 1547).
Times Newspaper Marriages. 21 Apr 1899. Marriage of Lord Crewe and Lady Peggy Primrose.
The marriage of Lady Margaret (Peggy) Primrose (18), younger daughter of the Earl of Rosebery (51), with the Earl of Crews (41), which took place at Westminster Abbey yesterday, was remarkable, not only as a brilliant spectacle, bat also on account of the extraordinary degree of public interest which the event evoked, and the testimony thus afforded to the popularity of the late Prime Minister. It was an ideal day for a wedding, the sun shining brilliantly. Parliament Square and the approaches to the Abbey early in the day presented a gay and animated spectacle. An hour or more before the time announced for the opening of the Abbey doors, and a couple of hours before the bridal party were expected, people began to collect in the Abbey precincts, and in a short time great crowds were stretching right away to the railings of the Houses of Parliament. As time wore on and the vast concourse grew into extraordinary dimensions the police on duty had the utmost difficulty in regulating the living mass. Taffic became congested, and the constables in some cases were swept off their feet by the surging and panting multitude, but everywhere the best of good humour seemed to prevail in the streets.
Meanwhile the interior of the Abbey was also the centre of much life and movement. The wedding was fixed for 1:30, aud the doors, at each of which a long queue of ticket-holders and others had long been patiently waiting, were opened three-quarters of an hour earlier. Immediately the throngs, in which the bright costumes of the ladies were conspicuous, wwept into the Abbey. None-ticket holders were admitted by the north door only. This entrance was literally besieged, and a quarter of an hour after it was opened it had to be closed, for in that brief space the northern transept-the porLion of the Abbey allotted to the general public-had become so densely packed that it would not hold another spectator. Those privileged visitors who held permits either for tue nave or the south transept seemed none the less eager to secure advantageous places, for every one came early. Many of the ladies stood upon the seats in their eagerness to obtain a good view. As the guests arrived Sir Frederick Bridge played an appropriate selection of music upon the grand organ.
The rare spectacle of floral decorations in the Abbey attracted general attention. At each end of the alter rails there was a towering palm with a collection of Lilium Harrisii and marguerites grouped at the base, while blooms of Liliam Harrisii also adorned the altar itself. Specimen palms with foliage and flowering plants were placed against the organ screen facing the western entrance, by which the bridal party were shortly to enter.
The arrival of the specially invited guests also proved a source of much interest. These privileged persons, numbering some 500 or 600, friends of the contracting parties and including men distinguished in politics, diplomacy, literature, and art, were escorted to seats in the choir and under the lantern. The Earl of Crewe (41), with his best man, the Earl of Chesterfield (45), arrived about ten minutes past 1. Each of them wore a marguerite in his buttonhole. They joined the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire under the lantern. The Prince of Wales (4) arrived about 25 minutes past 1. His Royal Highness, attended by the Hon. Seymour Fortescue (43), was received by Lord Rosebery's sons, Lord Dalmeny (17) and the Hon. Neil Primrose (16), by whom he was conducted to the Jerusalem Chamber. The Duke of Cambridge (80), who quickly followed, attended by Colonel FitzgGeorge, was met at the same door by the Hon. Neil Primrose, under whose escort he joined the Prince of Wales, after which their Royal Highnesses went to the choir and took the seats which had been specially reserved for then.
Among the others present were: The Duchess of Buckingham and Chandos, the Marquis and Marchioness of Breadalbane, the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch. Mr. Balfour M.P., the Duke (52) and Duchess (46) of Somerset, the Marquis of Lansdowne (54), Mr. Asquith, M.P., and Mrs. Asquith, the Austrian Ambassador, the Earl and Countess of Harewood, the Duchess of Cleveland. the Earl of Kirnberley and Lady Constance Wodehouse, Lady Jeune and Miles Stanley, the Marquis of Dufferin, Sir R. Campbell-Bannerman, M.P., and Lady Campbell-Bauneiman, Mr. Bryce, M.P., and Mrs. Biyce, Mr. J. B Balfour, H.P., and Mrs. Balfour, Mir. H Gladstone, the Earl aud Countess of Corck, the Lord Chief Justice (Lord Russell of Killoren) and the Hon. Mliss Russell, Sir H. Fowler, f.P., and Lady Fowler, Earl and Courntess Dc Grey, Mr. Munro-Fergrsca, M.P., and Lady Helen Munro-Ferguison, Sir Henry Irving, ir. Morley, M.P., S,r John and lady Puleston, the Marquig and Marehioness of Ripon, Lord and Lady Recay, Lord and Lady Rothschild, and all the Londoa representatives of the Rothschild family, Sir Charles aild Lady Tennant, Lord Wandsworth. Lord and Lady Wenlock, Lord Leconfdeld, the Earl of Verulamn, Mr. aud Mrs. George Alexander idiss Mundella, Sir E. Sassoon, H.P., General and Mrs. Wauchope, Sir E. Lawson, Mr. Harmswortl, Sir Lewis Morris. Lord James of Hereford and Miss James the Hon. P. Stanhope, H.P., and Countess Tolstoy, the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen, Mr. Shaw Lefevre, Sir Charles Dalry,uiple MP. Mr. Sydney Buxton, M.P. ,hr. George Russell, Tr. G. E. Buckle, Georgina, Countess A! Dudley, Sir Humphrey and Lady De Trafford, Sir Edgar and Lady Helen Vincent, Sir John Lubbock, hLP., and Lady Lubbock, Lord Hamilton of Dalzell' Sir Henry Primrose, Lord and Lady St. Oswald, Eara and Countess Stanbope, Mr. Rochfort Maguire. M.P., and Mrs. Maguire, Lady Emily Peel, Loid E. Pitzmaurice. HI.P., Earl and Countess Carrington, Lord and Lady Bnrgheiere, Loud and Lady Battersea, Lord and Lady Henry Bentnek, Lord and Lady Poltimure, the Earl of Essex, and Viscount Curzon, .p., and Viscountess Ctu-zon.
By the time that the whole of the company bad assembled the transepts and choir were densely packed. The attendants had the greatest difficulty in keeping many of the spectators within the specified bounds, and owing to the crushing and crowding several ladies fainted. At half-past 1 Lord Rosebery arrived with the bride at the western entrance, having had a very heartv reception as they passed through the streets. This cordial greeting was repeated again and again as Lord wRosebery handed his daughter out of the carriage. She appeared relf-possessed and smiled upon those around her. Lady Peggy Primirose was attired in a dress of white satin of the new shape, with a very long train (not separate from the dress as in the old style). It was profusely embroidered with clusters of diamonds designed as primroses. The front of the skirt opened over a petticoat of exquisite point d'Alengon laco, which was formerly tn the possession of Marie Antoinette, and was a present from the bride's aunt, Miss Lucy Cohen. The bodice was embroidered and trimmed with similar lace aud its sleeves were of transparent mausselijt I soic. The veil was of tulle, and in nlace of the nsual coronet of orange blossom the bride wore a smart Louis XVI bow of real orange flowers. Jewelry was scarcely at all employed. Lady Peggy carried a magnificent bouquet composed mainly of orchids, white roses, lilies, and marguerites.
The bride (18) was received at the door of the Abbey by her ten bridesmaids. They were Lady Sybil Primrose (20), elder sister of the bride; the Ladies Annabel (18), Celia (15), and Cynthia (14) (Crewe-Milnes, daughters of the bridegroom; the Hon. Maud and the Hon. Margaret Wyndham, daughters of Lord Leaconfield; the Hon. Evelina Rothschild, daughter of Lord Rothschild; Miss Louise Wirsch; Lady Juliet Lowther (18), daughter of the late Earl of Lonsdale and Countess de Grey; and Miss Muriel White, daughter of Mr. Blenry White, of the United States Embassy. They were all dressed alike, in white embroidered moseline de rois over white silk. The skirts were made with shaped flounces with cream lace insertion, and upon the bodices were fichns edged with lace. The sashes were of primrose chiffon, and the hats of primrose tulle with white ostrich feathers, one side being turned up with Baroness de Rothschild roses. The bouquets were of the same roses, tied with long tLreamers of the primrose chiffon. Each of the bridesmaids wore a gold curb bracelet with the initials of the bride and bridegroom in enamel, the gifts of the bridegroom.
The formation of the bridal proession was a very picturesque feature of the ceremonial. Schubert's " Grand March " was played, and the ,vast congregation rose to their feet as the choir advanced, followed along the nave by the clergy, after whom caine the bride leaning upon the arm of her father, who wore a bunch of primroses in his coat, and attended by her bridesmaids. All eyes were naturally turned to the bride, but she did not lose her composare during the long and trying walk up the nave to the choir.
As the procession approached the choir, Lord Crewe who with his best man had been standing a few yards from the Prince of Wales advanced to meet the bride, and the party ha1ted at a point between the choir and the lantern, where the first part of the wedding service was taken, in full view of the choir stalls, where the principal guests were seated. The hymn " O perfect Love" having been sung, the marriage service began. The officiating clergy were the Rev. Dr. Butler (Master of Tririty), the Dean of Westminster, Canon Blackburne, vicar of Crewe-green, Crewe, Canon Armitage Robinson, and the Precentor of Westminster. Dr. Butler, who took the principal part of the service, read the words in a very impressive manner. The bride made the responses in a perfectly audible voice. Upon the conclusion of the first part of the ceremony the procession of the clergy and the bride and bridegroom, followed by the bridesmaids, moved towards the east. They passed, while the psalm was sung to a chant by Beethoven, through the sacrarrum to the altar, where the concluding portion of the service was said by the Dean and other clergy. Next came the hymn " Now thank we all otr God," after which the blessing was pronounced and the service was brought to a close, to the actompaniment of a merry peal from the bells of St. Margaret's Church. As the procession moved down the Abbey to the Jerusalem Chamber to sign the register Mendelssohn's " Wedding March " was played, and the great majority of the congreation prepared to take their departure. 'ihs Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were among those who accompanied the bridal party and their relatives to the Jerusalem Chamber and appended their names to the register. Lord and Lady Crewe, with their friends, left the Abbey amid a renewal of those enthusiastic demonstrations which had marked Lady Peggy Primrose's arrival as a bride. A reception and luncheon was given at Lord Rosebery's town house attended by the Prince of Wales; the Duke of Cambridge, and about 600 other guests, most of whom had attended the ceremony in theAbbey. Later in the day the Earl and Countess of Crewe left town for Welbeek Abbey,'placed at their disposal by the Duke and Duchess of Portland for the early part of the honeymoon. The bride wore a travelling dress of green cloth, the skirt being stitched with gold, the bodice and sleeves being embroidered in natural colour silk and gold with primroses She vwore a large wzhite hat w,ith feathers to match. THE WEDDING PRES IU& After the departure of the bride and bride-groom the numerous wedding presents displayed at Lord Rosebery's house were inspected with much interest by those of the guests who had not previously seen them.
Soon after 7 o'clock last evening the train conveying Lord and Lady Crewe arrived at Worksop Station. The platform was thronged with people, who gave a most cordial, though quiet, reception to the newly-married pair. On their arrival at Welbeck Abbey the visitors were received with every honour, and a bouquet was presented to Lady Crewe. The employes on the estate of Dalmeny dined together last night in celebration of the marriage of Lady Peggy Primrose. Mr. Drysdale, the chamberlain, presided over a company of about 300. After dinner there was a dance, and a display of fireworks was given in the grounds. The burgh of Queensferry, which adjoins Lord Rosebery's Dalmeny estate, was decorated yesterday in honour of the wedding. A banquet was held in the council chambers, at which the health of the bride and bridegroom was honoured, and a congratulatory telegram forwarded to Lady Crewe.
Times Newspaper Marriages. 22 Jun 1910. LORD ACHESON (33) AND MISS CARTER (22).
The marriage of Viscount Acheson (33), elder son of the Earl (68) and Countess of Gosford (54), and Miss Mildred Carter (22), only daughter of Mr. J. Ridgely Carter (46), American Minister to Rumania, and Mrs. Ridgely Carter (45), took place yesterday at St. George's, Hanover-square. The Sub-Dean of the Chapels Royal (the Rev. Edgar Sheppard, D.D.) performed the ceremony, assisted by the Rev. David Anderson and other clergy, and Mr. Ridgely Carter (46) gave his daughter away. She wore a very simple wedding gown of soft white satin with a long train draped with old point de Venise, and a Venetian lace cap over a spray of myrtle and orange blossom, covered by a plain tulle veil. Master David Stanley, Master Julian Ward, and Miss Diana Roberts, dressed all in white, followed the bride, and there were seven bridesmaids, Lady Theo Acheson (28) (sister of the bridegroom), Lady Victoria Stanley, Mlle. Irene deo La Grange, Miss Canilla Morgan, the Hon. Rhoda Astley, Miss Elsie Nicholl, and Miss Marian Scranton, who wore white chiffon dresses with draped bodices and wreaths of myrtle beneath tulle veils. They also wore diamond neckislides and carried loose bunches of red roses. The Hon. Patrick Acheson (26) was best man to his brother.
Mrs. Ridgely Carter (45) afterwards held a large reception at Dorchester House (lent by the American Ambassador and Mrs. Whitelaw Reid), and among the many who came on from the church were the French, Russian, German, Spanish, and Italian Ambassadors, the Danish Minister, tho Rumanian Minister, the Swedish Minister and Countess Wrangel, Mme. Dominguez, the Servian Charge d'Affaires and Mme. Grouitel, the Chilian Minister and Mme. Gana, the Belgian Minister and Countess de Lalaing, the Duke (63) and Duchess of Somerset (57), Katharine Duchess of Westminster (53) and Lady Helen Grosvenor (22), Prince and Princess Alexis Dolgorouki, the Marquis and Marchioness of Hamilton, the Marchioness of Tweeddale, the Marquis (48) and Marchioness of Salisbury (42), the Marchioness of Anglesey (26), the Countess of Powis (45), the Earl (56) and Countess of Chesterfield, the Countess of Kintore and Lady Hilda Keith-Falconer, the Earl (68) and Countess of Gosford (54), Prince and Princess Frederick Liechtenstein, the Countess of Kimberley, Countess Grey, the Marquis d'Hautpoul, the Countess of Leicester (54) and Lady Bridget Coke (19), the Earl (41) and Countess of Craven (38), the Earl of Desart, Countess Fritz Hochberg, the Earl and Countess of Meath, the Countess of Bilmorey, the Countess of Londesborough (49) and Lady Irene Denison (19), the Earl and Countess of Derby (70), the Earl (51) and Countess of Yarborough (51), Ellen Lady Inchiquin and the Hon Lilah O'Brien, Lord and Lady Charles Beresford, Lord and Lady Leith of Fyvie, Lady Saltoun, Lady Nunburnholme (30), Lady Newborough, Sir John and Lady Lister-Raye, Lord and Lady Monson, Lord and Lady Savile, Lady Rothschild, Viscount and Viscountess AIdleton, Lady Alexander Paget, Lady Harcourt, Lady Desborough, Lord Suffield, Sir Herbert and Lady Jekyll and Miss Jekyll, the Hon. Sir Francis and Lady Villiers and Miss Viliers, Lady Heien Vincent, Lord Knaresborough and the Hon. Helen Meysey-Thompson, Lady Pauncefote, Lord and Lady Weardale, Lady Grace Baring, Lord Strathcona, Lady Margaret Graham and Miss Graham, Sir Francis and Lady Channing, Mary Lady Gerard, Lady Manners and the Hon. Misses Manners, Lady Edward Cavendish, Mme. Langenbach, Lord Revelstoke, the Countess of Bessborough (84) and Ladv Gweneth Ponsonby (22), Lord Aberdare and the Hon. Eva Bruce, the Hon. Harry and Mrs. Lawson, Mr. and Mrs. Bradley Martin, Mrs. F. Vanderbilt, Mrs. Arthur James, Mrs. Walter Burns, Mrs. Lewis Harcourt, Mrs. Lowther and Miss Lokther, Mine. Vagliano, Captain and Mrs. Clonman, Miss Ralli, Mr. William Giuett, Mrs: Hwfa Williams, the Hon. Mrs. Derek Keppel, Mr. William Phillips, Mrs. Frank D'Arcy, the Hon. Lady Murray, Mr. and Mrs. Meyer Sassoon, Sir Bartle Frere, Mme. de Bille, Mrs. Featherston- haugh, Mrs. Cotton Jodrell, Mrs. Frank Mackay, the Hon. Urs. Charles Lawrence, the Hon. Mrs. Rochfort Maguire, Lady Barrymore, Mrs. Chauncey, and Mrs. Ronalds.
Lord (33) and Lady Acheson (22) left later in the afternoon for the Continent, the bride (22) travelling in a dress of grey chiffon and a large hat swathed in tulle to match the dress.
A list of the principal wedding presents was published in The Times yesterday.
On 22 Oct 1923 Algernon St Maur 15th Duke Somerset 1846-1923 (77) died at Maiden Bradley. He was buried at Brimble Hill Clump, Bradley House, Maiden Bradley. His third-cousin once-removed Edward Hamilton Seymour 16th Duke Somerset 1860-1931 (63) succeeded 16th Duke Somerset (4C 1547).
Paternal Family Tree: Seymour
Kings Wessex: Great x 29 Grand Son of Aethelwulf King Wessex -858
Kings Gwynedd: Great x 19 Grand Son of Owain "Great" King Gwynedd 1100-1170
Kings Seisyllwg: Great x 25 Grand Son of Hywel "Dda aka Good" King Seisyllwg, King Deheubarth 880-950
Kings Powys: Great x 20 Grand Son of Maredudd ap Bleddyn King Powys 1047-1132
Kings England: Great x 14 Grand Son of King Edward III England
Kings Scotland: Great x 10 Grand Son of James IV King Scotland 1473-1513
Kings Franks: Great x 20 Grand Son of Louis VII King Franks 1120-1180
Kings France: Great x 16 Grand Son of Philip "Fair" IV King France 1268-1314
Father: Algernon St Maur 14th Duke Somerset 1813-1894 13 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
GrandFather: Edward Seymour 11th Duke Somerset 1775-1855 15 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great GrandFather: Webb Seymour 10th Duke Somerset 1718-1793 14 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 2 GrandFather: Edward Seymour 8th Duke Somerset 1695-1757 13 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Seymour 5th Baronet Seymour 1661-1740 12 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandFather: Edward Seymour 4th Baronet Seymour 1633-1708 11 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Wale
Great x 3 GrandMother: Laetitia Popham Baronetess Seymour -1738
Great x 4 GrandFather: Francis Popham 1646-1674
Great x 2 GrandMother: Mary Webb Duchess Somerset 1697-1768
Great x 3 GrandFather: Daniel Webb of Monkton Farleigh 1661-1716
Great x 4 GrandFather: Robert Webb 1640-1700
Great GrandMother: Anne Maria Bonnell Duchess Somerset -1802
GrandMother: Charlotte Hamilton Duchess Somerset 1772-1827 12 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great GrandFather: Archibald Hamilton 9th Duke Hamilton, 6th Duke Brandon 1740-1819 11 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 2 GrandFather: James Hamilton 5th Duke Hamilton, 2nd Duke Brandon 1703-1743 10 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandFather: James Hamilton 4th Duke Hamilton, 1st Duke Brandon 1658-1712 9 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandFather: William Hamilton 3rd Duke Hamilton 1634-1694 8 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandMother: Anne Hamilton 3rd Duchess Hamilton 1632-1716 9 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandMother: Elizabeth Gerard Duchess Brandon 1680-1743 10 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandFather: Digby Gerard 5th Baron Gerard 1662-1684 9 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandMother: Elizabeth Gerard Baroness Gerard
Great x 2 GrandMother: Anne Spencer Duchess Hamilton, Duchess Brandon 1710-1771
Great x 3 GrandFather: Edward Spencer 1669-1728
Great x 4 GrandFather: John Spencer 1638-1709
Great GrandMother: Harriet Stewart Duchess Hamilton, Duchess Brandon -1788 12 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great x 2 GrandFather: Alexander Stewart 6th Earl Galloway 1694-1773 11 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandFather: James Stewart 5th Earl Galloway 1670-1746 10 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandFather: Alexander Stewart 3rd Earl Galloway -1690
Great x 4 GrandMother: Mary Douglas Countess Galloway 9 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great x 3 GrandMother: Catherine Montgomerie Countess Galloway 12 x Great Granddaughter of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandFather: Alexander Montgomerie 9th Earl Eglinton 1660-1729 11 x Great Grandson of King Edward III England
Great x 4 GrandMother: Margaret Cochrane
Great x 2 GrandMother: Catherine Cochrane Countess Galloway 1709-1786 17 x Great Granddaughter of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Great x 3 GrandFather: John Cochrane 4th Earl Dundonald 1687-1720 16 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Great x 4 GrandFather: John Cochrane 2nd Earl Dundonald 1660-1690 15 x Great Grandson of John "Lackland" I King England 1166-1216
Mother: Horatia Isabella Harriet Morier Duchess Somerset