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  1. For his nephew, known as Henry Seymour-Conway until 1794, see Lord Henry Seymour (politician). Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway (1721 – 9 July 1795) was a British general and statesman. A brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and cousin of Horace Walpole, he began his military career in the War of the Austrian Succession.

  2. Henry Seymour Conway, (born 1721—died July 9, 1795, Park Place, near Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, Eng.), military commander and prominent British politician who urged moderate treatment of the American colonies. Conway began his military career while still in his teens and fought in the War of the Austrian Succession.

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    Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway (1721 – 9 July 1795) was a British general and statesman. A brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and cousin of Horace Walpole, he began his military career in the War of the Austrian Succession and eventually rose to the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Forces.

    Conway was the second son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Baron Conway (whose elder brother Popham Seymour-Conway had inherited the Conway estates) by his third wife, Charlotte Seymour-Conway (née Shorter). He entered Eton College in 1732 and from that time enjoyed a close friendship with his cousin Horace Walpole.

    Conway joined the Molesworth's Regiment of Dragoons on 27 June 1737 as a lieutenant. He was transferred to the 1st Foot Guards and was promoted to captain on 14 February 1741 and to captain-lieutenant (the equivalent of lieutenant colonel) on 10 May 1742. During the War of Austrian Succession he served on the staff of Field Marshal George Wade at D...

  3. Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway (1721 – 9 July 1795) was a British general and statesman. A brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and cousin of Horace Walpole, he began his military career in the War of the Austrian Succession and eventually rose to the position of Commander-in-Chief of the Forces. Family and education.

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  4. He was known as Hon. Henry Seymour-Conway until 1793, when his father was created a marquess; he then became Lord Henry Seymour-Conway, but dropped the surname of Conway after his father's death in 1794. Norris Castle Seymour-Conway was educated at Eton and Hertford College, Oxford, and took his MA from Merton College in 1767.

  5. Field Marshal Henry Seymour Conway was a British general and statesman. A brother of the 1st Marquess of Hertford, and cousin of Horace Walpole, he began his military career in the War of the Austrian Succession and eventually rose to the rank of Field Marshal in 1793, at which time he held the office of Governor of Jersey. Family and education

  6. Henry Seymour Conway (1721-9 July 1795) was Leader of the House of Commons from 14 July 1765 to 20 October 1768, succeeding George Grenville and preceding Frederick North. Henry Seymour Conway was born in Chelsea, Middlesex, England in 1721, and he went to Eton College with his cousin Horace Walpole. He joined the British Army dragoons in 1737 as a lieutenant, and he was promoted to Lieutenant ...