|The Duke of Beaufort|
|Born||16 October 1744|
|Died||11 October 1803 58)(aged|
Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort
Lord Charles Somerset
Lord Edward Somerset
Lord Norborne Somerset
Lady Elizabeth Somerset
Lady Frances Somerset
Lady Harriet Somerset
Lord Robert Somerset
Lord Arthur Somerset
Rev. Lord William Somerset
Lady Anne Somerset
Col. Lord John Somerset
Fitzroy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan
|Father||Charles Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort|
Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort KG (16 October 1744 – 11 October 1803) was an English courtier and politician. He was the only son of Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort and Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort. Styled Marquess of Worcester from 1746, at his father's death on 28 October 1756, he succeeded him as 5th Duke of Beaufort, 7th Marquess of Worcester, 11th Earl of Worcester, and 13th Baron Herbert.
On 18 October 1760 he began his studies at Oriel College, Oxford, graduating on 7 July 1763 with a Doctor of Civil Laws (DCL) degree.
He held the office of Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge of England between 1767 and 1772.From 1768 to 1770, he was Master of the Horse to the Queen Consort. He was appointed Lord-Lieutenant of Monmouthshire in 1771 and Lord-Lieutenant of Brecknockshire in 1787, holding both offices until his death in 1803, as well as that of Lord-Lieutenant of Leicestershire from 1787 to 1799. He was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Garter (KG) on 2 June 1786. His last will was dated from 21 June 1789 to 11 September 1800. On 4 June 1803, shortly before his death, he succeeded to the title of 5th Lord Botetourt.
The 5th Duke of Beaufort is buried at St Michael and All Angels Church, Badminton.
On 2 January 1766 he married Elizabeth Boscawen, daughter of Hon. Edward Boscawen, Admiral of the Blue, and sister to George Boscawen, 3rd Viscount Falmouth.Elizabeth died 15 June 1828. Together they had four daughters and nine sons:
Y-DNA of his descendants did not match Richard III, meaning that somewhere in his pedigree, there was a false paternity event.
|Ancestors of Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort|
Duke of Beaufort, a title in the Peerage of England, was created by Charles II in 1682 for Henry Somerset, 3rd Marquess of Worcester, a descendant of Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, legitimized son of Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset, a Lancastrian leader in the Wars of the Roses. The name Beaufort refers to a castle in Champagne, France. It is the only current dukedom to take its name from a place outside the British Isles.
Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester, KG was an English nobleman and politician. He was the legitimised bastard son of Henry Beaufort, 3rd Duke of Somerset by his mistress Joan Hill.
Baron Herbert is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by writ in 1461 for William Herbert, who was later made Earl of Pembroke. The second Earl of Pembroke surrendered his earldom in return for the earldom of Huntingdon, which became extinct on his death without male issue. The barony, however, passed to his daughter Elizabeth, who later married the first Earl of Worcester. At Elizabeth's death, the title passed to her son, who later inherited his father's earldom of Worcester. Later, the fifth Earl was made Marquess of Worcester, and the third Marquess became Duke of Beaufort. Thereafter, the barony and dukedom remained united until 1984 when, upon the death of the tenth Duke without issue, the barony fell into abeyance. Then, in 2002, the Queen terminated the abeyance of the barony of Herbert in favour of the last holder's great-nephew, David John Seyfried.
Charles Noel Somerset, later 4th Duke of Beaufort, was a British Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1731 until 1745 when he succeeded to the peerage as Duke of Beaufort.
Elizabeth Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort was born in Stoke Gifford in Gloucestershire to John Symes Berkeley and Elizabeth Norborne. Her younger brother was Norborne, Lord Botetourt.
William Talbot, 1st Earl Talbot, PC, known as the Lord Talbot from 1737 to 1761, was a British politician.
Lord Charles Henry Somerset PC, born in Badminton, England, was a British soldier, politician and colonial administrator. He was governor of the Cape Colony, South Africa, from 1814 to 1826.
David Robert Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort GCC, known as David Somerset until 1984, was an English peer and major landowner.
Henry Hugh Arthur FitzRoy Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort, KG, GCVO, GCC, PC, of Badminton House in Gloucestershire, styled Marquess of Worcester until 1924, was a peer, landowner, society figure and a great authority in the fields of horse racing and fox-hunting. As a relative and very close friend of the Royal Family, he held the office of Master of the Horse for 42 years (1936–1978), longer than anybody else. He founded the Badminton Horse Trials and was deemed "the greatest fox-hunter of the twentieth century"; his long tenure as Master of the Beaufort Hunt led to his being universally nicknamed Master and his car bore the private numberplate MFH1. In 1980 he published the authoritative book "Fox-Hunting".
Henry Charles Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort, KG, styled Marquess of Worcester until 1803, was a British politician.
Major Henry Somerset, 7th Duke of Beaufort, KG, styled Earl of Glamorgan until 1803 and Marquess of Worcester between 1803 and 1835, was a British peer, soldier, and politician.
Captain Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy Somerset, 9th Duke of Beaufort JP, DL, styled Earl of Glamorgan until 1853 and Marquess of Worcester between 1853 and 1899, was a British peer.
John Henry Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland KG, styled Lord Roos from 1778 until 1779 and Marquess of Granby from 1779 until 1787, was a British landowner as well as an owner and breeder of Thoroughbred racehorses.
Henry Clifford, 2nd Earl of Cumberland was a member of the Clifford family, seated at Skipton Castle from 1310 to 1676. His wife was Lady Eleanor Brandon, a niece of King Henry VIII.
Lord Arthur John Henry Somerset, English politician, was the sixth son of Henry Somerset, 5th Duke of Beaufort.
Charles John Howard, 17th Earl of Suffolk, 10th Earl of Berkshire, styled Viscount Andover between 1820 and 1851, was a British peer and Whig politician.
Arthur Annesley, 1st Earl of Mountnorris FRS was an Irish peer.
Charles Talbot was an English churchman, Dean of Exeter from 1802, and Dean of Salisbury from 1809.
Robert Brudenell, 2nd Earl of Cardigan, 2nd Baron Brudenell was an English nobleman.
Charlotte Sophia Somerset, Duchess of Beaufort, formerly Lady Charlotte Sophia Leveson-Gower, was the wife of Henry Somerset, 6th Duke of Beaufort.
| Lord Lieutenant of Monmouthshire |
The Duke of Beaufort
| Lord Lieutenant of Brecknockshire |
The Duke of Rutland
| Lord Lieutenant of Leicestershire |
The Duke of Rutland
|Peerage of England|
Charles Noel Somerset
| Duke of Beaufort |
Henry Charles Somerset
| Baron Botetourt |
The Earl De La Warr
| Master of the Horse to Queen Charlotte |
The Earl Waldegrave
The Lord Blayney
| Grand Master of the Premier Grand Lodge of England |
The Lord Petre