Richard Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan
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Richard Somerset, later 2nd Baron Raglan
Mary Blanche Farquhar
Arthur Charles Edward Somerset
Granville William Richard Somerset
Wellesley Henry Somerset
Richard FitzRoy Somerset
Violet Elizabeth Katharine Somerset
|Noble family||House of Beaufort|
|Father||FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan|
|Mother||Emily Harriet Wellesley-Pole|
|Born||24 May 1817|
|Died||3 May 1884|
Richard Henry FitzRoy Somerset, 2nd Baron Raglan (24 May 1817 – 3 May 1884) was a British peer.
The second son of the 1st Baron Raglan, Somerset was born in Paris and educated at Christ Church, Oxford. He came to Ceylon with Sir Colin Campbell (later Lord Clyde) as his Private Secretary and was subsequently taken into the Ceylon Civil Service in 1841. In 1844 he was Assistant Government Agent of Colombo. He left the island in 1849 to become the Private Secretary of George V of Hanover, leaving that office in 1855 when he succeeded to his father's title. Parliament granted him and his successor a pension of £ 2,000 for the service of his father (23 July 1855). The family seat is Cefntilla Court, Llandenny in Monmouthshire. An inscription over the porch dated 1858 reads: “This house with 238 acres of land was purchased by 1623 of the friends, admirers and comrades in arms of the late Field Marshal Lord Raglan GCB and presented by them to his son and his heirs for ever in a lasting memorial of affectionate regard and respect”.
On 25 September 1856, Lord Raglan had married Lady Georgina Lygon, the third daughter of the 4th Earl Beauchamp and they later had five children. After the death of his wife in 1865, he married Mary Blanche Farquhar, the eldest daughter of Sir Walter Farquhar, 3rd Baronet on 11 October 1871 and they had one daughter.
He died in Chesterfield Street, London on 3 May 1884 and was buried Llandenny churchyard, Monmouthshire on 8 May.
|Peerage of the United Kingdom|
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