Seymour, Georgiana (d. 1884)

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Seymour, Georgiana (d. 1884)

Duchess of Somerset. Name variations: Lady Georgiana Seymour; Georgiana Sheridan; Jane Seymour; Lady Seymour. Born Jane Georgiana Sheridan around 1809; died on Dec 14, 1884; dau. of Thomas Sheridan (a public official) and Caroline Henrietta (Callander) Sheridan (1779–1851, novelist); granddau. of Richard Brinsley Sheridan and Elizabeth Linley (1754–1792); sister of Caroline Norton (1808–1877) and Helen Selina Blackwood, Lady Dufferin (1807–1867); m. Edward Adolphus Seymour (1804–1885, trustee of the British Museum and first lord of the Admiralty), 12th duke of Somerset and earl of St. Maur, on June 10, 1830; children: Edward Adolphus (b. 1835), earl of St. Maur; Edward Percy (b. 1841, diplomat); Jane Hermione Seymour (d. 1909, who m. Frederick Ulric, 3rd baronet of Netherby); Ulrica Seymour (d. 1916, who m. Henry Frederick Thynne, Rt. Hon. PC MP); Helen Guendolen Seymour (d. 1910, who m. Sir John William Ramsden, 5th baronet).

See also Women in World History.