Algernon St Maur, 14th Duke of Somerset

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"An old fashioned Duke". Caricature by "Spy" published in Vanity Fair in 1893.

Algernon Percy Banks St. Maur, formerly Seymour, 14th Duke of Somerset, etc. (22 December 1813 – 2 October 1894) was the son of Edward St. Maur, 11th Duke of Somerset and Lady Charlotte Hamilton. He succeeded to the ducal title in 1891;[1] he was also a baronet.

On 17 May 1845, he married Horatia Isabella Harriet Morier, daughter of John Philip Morier.[2][3] They had four children:



  1. ^ Joseph Banks (1 January 2000). The Letters of Sir Joseph Banks: A Selection, 1768-1820. World Scientific. p. 389. ISBN 978-1-86094-204-4. 
  2. ^ Charles Roger Dod (1855). Peerage, Baronetage, and Knightage. S. Low, Marston & Company. p. 663. 
  3. ^ Dod's Peerage, Baronetage and Knightage of Great Britain and Ireland, Including All the Titled Classes. 1914. p. 1035. 
  4. ^ Richard Mead (1 January 2013). The Last Great Cavalryman: The Life of General Sir Richard McCreery, Commander Eighth Army. Casemate Publishers. p. 39. ISBN 978-1-84884-465-0. 
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Archibald Seymour
Duke of Somerset
Succeeded by
Algernon St Maur