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Lord Hugh Seymour
Eighth cousin 7 times removed.
Birth: Apr 29, 1759, London, England;
Death: Sep 11, 1801; HMS Tisphone, off Jamaica;
Age: 42

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Vice-Admiral Lord Hugh Seymour (29 April 1759 – 11 September 1801) was a senior and experienced British Royal Navy officer of the later eighteenth century who was the fifth son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford and became known for his good looks and figure in society as well as his competence as a naval officer, especially in several designs he produced of new sail arrangements. He is also credited with introducing epaulettes for Royal Navy officers and for service in several actions during the American Revolutionary and the French Revolutionary Wars as well as shore duty with the Admiralty. Seymour also held several seats as an MP in the Parliament of Great Britain, although he did not pursue an active political career.

Hugh Seymour was born in 1759 into one of the wealthiest families in England, the fifth son of Francis Seymour-Conway, 1st Marquess of Hertford and his wife Isabella Fitzroy. Hugh retained the surname "Seymour-Conway" until his father's death in 1794, when he shortened it.

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Earl Hertford Francis Seymour-Conway
Jul 5, 1718 - Jun 14, 1794
Countess Hertford Isabella Fitz-Roy
1726 - Nov 10, 1782
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Lady Anne Horatia Waldegrave
1762 - Jun 12, 1801
Sir Horace Beauchamp Seymour
Eighth cousin 6 and 7 times removed
Nov 22, 1791 - Nov 23, 1851
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