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Lady Elizabeth <I>Seymour</I> Percy

Lady Elizabeth Seymour Percy

Death 5 Dec 1776 (aged 61)
Burial Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England
Plot Chapel of St Nicholas
Memorial ID 19143 · View Source
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British Aristocracy. Born Elizabeth Seymour the daughter of Algernon Seymour, 7th Duke of Somerset and Frances Thynne. She married Hugh Smithson in 1740, they had two sons. In 1750, she inherited her family estate at Syon Park, and revived the Percy name, the couple using it as their family name henceforth. She gained the title of Baroness Percy. From 1761 to 1770 she served as a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Charlotte. In 1766 her husband was elevated, gaining the title of Duke of Northumberland. She was renowned as one of London's leading hostesses and a lady of fashion. She was famous for the assemblies at her London residence Northumberland House at Charing Cross. She was a noted diarist.

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  • Added: 21 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 19143
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Lady Elizabeth Seymour Percy (26 Nov 1715–5 Dec 1776), Find A Grave Memorial no. 19143, citing Westminster Abbey, Westminster, City of Westminster, Greater London, England ; Maintained by Find A Grave .