William Seymour, duke of Somerset

Concerning Furze-Cutter : Brianston by Blandford in Dorset was, tempore Henr. 8, belonging to Sir John (I think) Rocklington : he had a fair estate, and no child ; and there was a poor cottager whose name was Rogers that had a pretty wife whom this Knight did visit and had a mind to have a child by her. As he did suppose he afterwards had ; and in consideration of affection, etc, settled his hole estate on this young Rogers. William Marquesse Hartford, Duke of Somerset, was son of the grand-daughter of this Rogers.

died in 1645.