Seymour, Henry, Lord (1805 -1859)

Lord Henry Seymour was the second son of Francis Charles Seymour, 3rd Marquess of Hertford, and Maria Fagnini, adopted daughter of George Augustus Selwyn. His father, then Lord Yarmouth, was detained in France on landing there just after the Treaty of Amiens, and Lord Henry was born in Paris. When he was released in 1806, his wife remained in France. Lord Henry preferred to live in France, though the rumour that says he never set foot in England is untrue. He owned race horses and was one of the founder members of the French Jockey Club in 1833. In 1856 he inherited his mother's considerable fortune, and died, unmarried, in 1859, leaving money for the maintenance of his four favourite horses and the remainder of his estate to the Paris Hospitals.

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Seymour, Henry, Lord (1805 - 1859) (Stamp 1) Monogram: H S
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a phoenix rising from the flames
Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: phoenix
Seymour, Henry, Lord (1805 - 1859) (Stamp 2) Monogram: H S
Crest: Out of a ducal coronet a phoenix rising from the flames
Heraldic Charges: coronet, ducal, out of a, Heraldic Charges: phoenix