Lady Florence Catherine Seymour was born in Dublin Castle about 1845, the daughter of Francis Hugh George Seymour, 5th Marquis of Hertford.
Lady Seymour served as Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria from 1864–70.
On the 23rd July 1872, she married the Rev. James St John Blunt, Vicar of Old Windsor, and Chaplain in Ordinary to the Queen, in Portman-square, London.
Mrs James St John Blunt, née Lady Florence Catherine Seymour, died on the 7th May, 1921, in Ashley-gardens, London, aged seventy-six years.
The year of birth was obtained from biographical details accompanying the National Portrait Gallery's print of the Lady Seymour.
↑England 1871 Census. Emily M. Hertford, Marchioness, and daughter, Florence Seymour (age 25 years, born in Dublin Castle). Original records: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1871 (Kew, Richmond, Surrey: National Archives of the UK, 1871); PRO ref. RG10, piece 20, folio 77, pg. 26, registration district: Kensington, subdistrict: St John Paddington, enumeration district 6, household schedule no. 140. Digital images of PRO record online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-06, by subscription).
↑ 2.02.12.2 Foster, Joseph. The Baronetage and Knightage of The British Empire for 1882. Westminster: Nichols and Sons, and Chapman and Hall. “Blunt, Sir Charles William, of Heathfield Park and Ringmer, Sussex” (pp. 54-5).
↑ 3.03.1Coventry Evening Telegraph, 10 May 1921 (pg 2). Death notice: “Information reached Warwick to-day of the death at the age of 75 of Lady Florence Catherine Blunt, widow of the Rev. James St. John Blunt, sister of the late Marquess of Hertford, and aunt of the present Marquess. She served as a Maid of Honour to Queen Victoria, and her marriage took place in 1872. She was a sister of Lord Ernest Seymour, who up to a short time ago resided at Kenilworth, and is so well-known and respected in that portion of Warwickshire.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-06-27, by subscription).
↑Salisbury and Winchester Journal, 27 July 1872 (pg 8). Marriage notice: “On the 23rd inst., at St. Thomas’s Church, Portman-square, by the Hon. and Very Rev. Gerald Wellesley, Dean of Windsor, and chaplain to Her Majesty, the Rev. J. St. John Blunt, vicar of Old Windsor, chaplain to Her Majesty, to Florence Catherine Seymour, second daughter of the Marquis and Marchioness of Hertford.” Digital image online at The British Newspaper Archive, britishnewspaperarchive.co.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-06-27, by subscription).
↑National Probate Calendar, England and Wales. “BLUNT, lady Florence Catherine, of 69 Ashley-gardens, Middlesex, widow, died 7 May 1921; Probate: London, 2 July  to Edward Henry Blunt, retired captain H.M. Army, and Seymoure Elphinstone Erskine, vice-admiral H.M. Navy. Effects £12959 1s. 1d.” (ref. 1921, pg. 252). Digital image online at ancestry.ca (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick 2018-07-06, by subscription).
↑ Silvy, Camille. Lady Florence Catherine Blunt (née Seymour). Albumen print, 20 February 1861. Held by the National Portrait Gallery (St Martin’s Place, London WC2H 0HE), ref. NPG Ax51564. Digital image from the National Portrait Gallery, online at npg.org.uk (accessed by Alison Kilpatrick, 2018-06-27), subject to Creative Commons Licence ref. mw149011, creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/.