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Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

(1667-1722), Heiress; former wife of Henry Cavendish, Earl of Ogle and of Thomas Thynne, and later wife of 6th Duke of Somerset

Later Stuart Portraits Catalogue Entry

Sitter in 7 portraits
Child-heiress to the Percy estates. Daughter and heir of Joceline Percy, 11th Earl of Northumberland, and Elizabeth Wriothesley. Considered to be one of the richest heiresses in England she married three times. The first two marriages were terminated by her husbands' deaths: she married Henry Cavendish, styled Earl of Ogle, in 1680 and Thomas Thynne of Longleat in 1681. Her third marriage was to Charles Seymour, 6th Earl of Somerset in 1682. The Duchess of Somerset , who was Groomess of the Stool to Queen Anne, died in 1722.

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Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D41821

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D41821

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset, by Jan van der Vaart, published by  Edward Cooper, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D4261

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

by Jan van der Vaart, published by Edward Cooper, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680
NPG D4261

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset, sold by Alexander Browne, after  Sir Peter Lely - NPG D11421

Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1684
NPG D11421

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Elizabeth Seymour (née Percy), Duchess of Somerset

sold by Alexander Browne, after Sir Peter Lely
mezzotint, circa 1680-1684
NPG D6808

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