Seymour, Edward, Sir (1529 -1593)
Probably the stamps of Sir Edward Seymour of Berry Pomeroy in Devon, second and younger son of Edward Seymour, 1st Duke of Somerset, and his first wife, Catherine, daughter and coheir of Sir William Fillol of Woodlands in Houghton in Dorset, and Fillol Hall, in Langton Wash, Essex. He served with his father at the Battle of Pinkie 10 September 1547, and was knighted on 18 September of the following year. By an Act of Parliament passed in 1540, The Duke of Somerset's honours and estates were entailed on his children by his second marriage. After his father's execution for felony, he shared the family disgrace, but obtained, before his half brothers were pardoned, 29 March 1553, an Act of Parliament restoring him in blood so far as to enable him to enjoy lands that might come to him from any collateral ancestor. He settled at Berry Pomeroy and married Margaret, daughter and coheir of John Welsh, of Cathanger in Somerset, a Judge of Common Pleas. The younger line eventually failed, and the present Dukes of Somerset are his descendants.