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  1. Frances Seymour, Duchess of Somerset, was an English noblewoman who lived during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I and Charles II. Her father was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, Elizabeth I's favourite who was executed for treason in 1601. She was the second wife of William Seymour, 2nd Duke of Somerset, and the mother of his seven children.

  2. Frances Seymour, duquesa de Somerset, antes conocida como condesa de Hertford, fue una cortesana inglesa, esposa de Algernon Seymour, conde de Hertford, y VII duque de Somerset desde 1748. Era también conocida como poeta, mecenas literaria y mujer letrada. Su desarrollo literario fue influenciado por su tía abuela, Anne Finch, condesa de Winchilsea, y por la poeta Elizabeth Singer, a quien conoció en su juventud en Longleat House, donde creció.

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    Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford, later the Duchess of Somerset, was a British courtier and the wife of Algernon Seymour, Earl of Hertford, who became the 7th Duke of Somerset in 1748. She was also known as a poet, literary patron and woman of letters. Her great-aunt by marriage, Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea, influenced her literary deve...

    She was the daughter of Henry Thynne and his wife Grace, and the granddaughter of Thomas Thynne, 1st Viscount Weymouth, a distant relation of her future husband. After her father's death in 1708, Frances and her mother moved to Leweston, the home of her maternal grandfather, Sir George Strode.

    She married Algernon Seymour, Earl of Hertford, on 5 July 1715, when she was sixteen and he was thirty. The earl and countess had two children: 1. George Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp, who died unmarried. 2. Elizabeth Percy, suo jure 2nd Baroness Percy, who married Sir Hugh Smithson, 4th Baronet, later 2nd Earl of Northumberland by right of his wife ...

    In 1725, two short poems by the Countess of Hertford, based on the story of Inkle and Yarico, were published anonymously in A New Miscellany...Written Chiefly by Persons of Quality and Isaac Watts published four short poems by her in 1734, in his Reliquiae juveniles, written under the pen name Eusebia. Her correspondents included Henrietta Knight, ...

    Elizabeth Singer Rowe's posthumously-published Devout Exercises of the Heart was dedicated to the countess. According to Horace Walpole, Frances became interested in spiritualism, under Rowe's influence, following the death of her only son, George, who contracted smallpox in Bologna in 1744. After her husband's death in 1750, she lived her last yea...

  3. Frances Seymour, Duchess of Somerset (née Devereux; 30 September 1599 – 24 April 1674), was an English noblewoman who lived during the reigns of Elizabeth I, James I, Charles I and Charles II. Her father was Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex , Elizabeth I's favourite who was executed for treason in 1601.

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    Frances Seymour wurde als Frances Thynne vermutlich in Longleat als ältestes Kind und Miterbin von Hon. Henry Thynne und von dessen Frau Grace (um 1676–1725), der Tochter und Erbin von Sir George Strode vermutlich in Longleat geboren. Ihr Vater war der älteste Sohn des reichen Landadligen Thomas Thynne, 1. Viscount Weymouth. Frances wuchs zunächst ...

    Mit sechzehn Jahren heiratete Frances am 5. Juli 1715 den Offizier und Höfling Algernon Seymour, Earl of Hertford. Aus unbekannten Gründen zog sich Frances den Hass ihres Schwiegervaters Charles Seymour, 6. Duke of Somerset, des Proud Duke, und ihrer Schwiegermutter Elizabeth Seymour, Duchess of Somerset zu. Als ältester Sohn des Duke of Somerset f...

    1725 erschienen zwei Gedichte, die Lady Hertford anonym verfasst hatte, in dem Buch A new miscellany being a collection of pieces of poetry von John Dyer. 1734 veröffentlichte Lady Hertfords Freund Isaac Watts in seinem Werk Reliquiae juveniles vier kurze Gedichte, die sie unter dem Pseudonym Eusebia geschrieben hatte. Aufgrund ihrer hartnäckigen Z...

    Aus ihrer Ehe mit Algernon Seymour hatte Frances zwei Kinder: 1. Elizabeth Seymour, 2. Baroness Percy (1716–1776) ⚭ 1740 Hugh Smithson (später Percy), 1. Duke of Northumberland; 2. George Seymour, Viscount Beauchamp (1725–1744). Lady Hertford war zeitlebens eine gläubige anglikanische Christin. Ihre Gläubigkeit wurde noch verstärkt, als ihr einzige...

    The story of Inkle and Yarrico. A most moving tale from the Spectator. Attempted in veres [sic] by the Right Hon. the Countess of ****.J. Cooper, London 1738
    Helen Sard Hughes: The Gentle Hertford. Her life and letters, etc. (The correspondence of Frances Seymour, Countess of Hertford, afterwards Duchess of Somerset.)New York, Macmillian 1940
    Correspondence between Frances, countess of Hartford (afterwards duchess of Somerset) and Henrietta Louisa, countess of Pomfret, between the years 1738 and 1741.R. Phillips, London 1805
    Select letters between the late duchess of Somerset … and others.Dodsley, London 1778
    James Sambrook: Seymour, Frances, duchess of Somerset (1699–1754). In: Henry Colin Gray Matthew, Brian Harrison (Hrsg.): Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, from the earliest times to the year...

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  4. Frances Seymour wurde als Frances Thynne vermutlich in Longleat als ältestes Kind und Miterbin von Hon. Henry Thynne und von dessen Frau Grace (um 1676–1725), der Tochter und Erbin von Sir George Strode vermutlich in Longleat geboren. Ihr Vater war der älteste Sohn des reichen Landadligen Thomas Thynne, 1.