Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester

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Marquess of Worcester
Born(1660-12-25)25 December 1660
Died13 July 1698(1698-07-13) (aged 37)
Spouse(s)Rebecca Child
Issue
Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort
Lady Henrietta Somerset
Father Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort
Mother Mary Capell

Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester (25 December 1660 – 13 July 1698) was an English nobleman and politician.

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He was the eldest surviving son of Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort and Mary Capell, and was styled Lord Herbert of Raglan from 1667 until 1682 and Marquess of Worcester thereafter. He attended Christ Church, Oxford University, matriculated in 1677 and was awarded an MA in 1682.

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons

Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort, KG, PC was a Welsh politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1654 and 1667, when he succeeded his father as 3rd Marquess of Worcester. He was styled Lord Herbert from 1644 until 3 April 1667. The Dukedom of Beaufort was bestowed upon him by King Charles II in 1682.

Career

He was elected the youngest ever (aged 13) Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1673. [1]

Fellow of the Royal Society Elected Fellow of the Royal Society, including Honorary, Foreign and Royal Fellows

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He was Commissioner for Assessment for Brecon from 1677 to 1679) and for Gloucestershire, Middlesex, Monmouth and Brecon from 1689 to 1690. In 1681 he travelled to the Netherlands.

He was appointed Colonel of Militia for Bristol (1682–1685) and was a Member of the Council in the Marches of Wales (1682–1689). He was appointed Custos Rotulorum of Radnorshire (1682–1689) and Deputy Lieutenant of Monmouthshire (1683–1687), Wiltshire (1683–1688) and Gloucestershire (1685–1687).

The Welsh Marches is an imprecisely defined area along the border between England and Wales in the United Kingdom. The precise meaning of the term has varied at different periods.

This is a list of people who have served as Custos Rotulorum of Radnorshire.

He was a Member of the Committee of the Honourable East India Company (1683–1691). He was Colonel of a regiment of foot (1685–1687) and MP for Monmouthshire (1685–1687 and 1689–1695).

Monmouthshire was a county constituency of the House of Commons of Parliament of England from 1536 until 1707, of the Parliament of Great Britain from 1707 to 1801, and of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885. It elected two Members of Parliament (MPs).

Private life

On 6 June 1682, he married Rebecca Child, who was the daughter of Sir Josiah Child of Wanstead, 1st Baronet and aunt of Richard Child, 1st Earl Tylney. They had at least two children:

Josiah Child English merchant and politician

Sir Josiah Child, 1st Baronet,, was an English merchant and politician. He was an economist proponent of mercantilism and governor of the East India Company.

  1. Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, his heir and his father's successor; and
  2. Lady Henrietta Somerset, who was born on 27 August 1690, died on 9 August 1726 and was married to Charles Fitzroy, 2nd Duke of Grafton on 30 April 1713, with whom she had four sons and three daughters.

After his death in a coach accident in 1698 he was buried in Raglan. Because Charles predeceased his father, on the duke's death the dukedom passed to Charles's son Henry. His widow remarried the Hon John Granvill in 1703.

Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort British noble

Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, KG PC was an English peer and politician. He was the only son of Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester, and Rebecca Child. He was styled Earl of Glamorgan until 1698, and Marquess of Worcester from 1698 until his grandfather's death on 21 January 1700, when he succeeded him as 2nd Duke of Beaufort.

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Troy House is a Welsh historic house, on a "ducal" scale, north-east of Mitchel Troy, Monmouthshire. The original house belonged to Blanche Herbert, Lady Troy, of the Herbert family of Raglan Castle, who owned great estates in South Wales as Marquesses of Worcester and later Dukes of Beaufort. The present structure, overlooking the River Trothy was constructed from 1681 to 1684 as a wedding present for Charles Somerset by his father, Henry Somerset, 1st Duke of Beaufort. Troy House is a Grade II* listed building.

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References

  1. "Library and Archive". Royal Society. Retrieved 19 October 2010.
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