Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort


Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort

Henry Somerset, 2nd Duke of Beaufort, KG (April 2 1684 – May 24, 1714) was the only son of Charles Somerset, Marquess of Worcester, and Rebecca Child. He was styled Earl of Glamorgan until 1698, and Marquess of Worcester from 1698 until his grandfather's death on January 21, 1700, when he succeeded him as 2nd Duke of Beaufort.

In 1713 he was invested as a Knight of the Garter.

He married three times:
*on July 7, 1702 to Mary Sackville, daughter of Charles Sackville, 6th Earl of Dorset, who died June 18 1705, with whom he had no issue;
*on February 26, 1706 to Rachel Noel, daughter of Wriothesley Baptist Noel, 2nd Earl of Gainsborough, who died September 13, 1709 after giving birth, with whom he had issue; and
*on September 14, 1711 — her first marriage — to Mary Osborne, daughter of Peregrine Osborne, 2nd Duke of Leeds, who died February 4 1722, with whom he had no issue.

With his second wife he had two sons:
# Henry Somerset, 3rd Duke of Beaufort his heir and successor; and
# Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort his brother's heir and successor.


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