George Henry Seymour (1818-1869) was a Royal Navy Officer who became a Third Naval Lord. He descends from a distinguished line of Royal Navy Admirals, including his grandfather Lord Hugh Seymour, his father Sir George Francis Seymour and his father-in-law Sir George Cranfield Berkeley. Seymour joined the Royal Navy in 1831 and was promoted to Captain in 1844. He commanded the HMS Pembroke during the Crimean War, and also commanded the HMS Victory, HMS Hero, and HMY Victoria and Albert. In 1863 he was promoted to Rear Admiral, and served as a Third Naval Lord between 1866 and 1868. From 1865 to 1869, he served as a Conservative Member of Parliament for Antrim.

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