Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester

Henry Somerset, 1st Marquess of Worcester (bef. 1590 – 18 December 1646) was the son of Edward Somerset, 4th Earl of Worcester and Elizabeth Hastings. On March 3, 1628, he succeeded his father and became the 5th Earl of Worcester. For his financial support of King Charles I at the outset of the Civil Wars, he was created 1st Marquess of Worcester on November 2, 1642. He married Anne Russell on June 16, 1600. Somerset died in on December 18, 1646. With his wife, he had nine sons and four daughters including, Edward Somerset, 2nd Marquess of Worcester, his heir and successor, and Sir John Somerset, who married Hon. Mary Arundell, a daughter of the 1st Baron Arundell of Wardour, co. Wiltshire by his second wife.


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