Born: De­cem­ber 19, 1789, Coun­ty Li­mer­ick, Ire­land.

Died: Oc­to­ber 1870, Bris­tol, Eng­land.


Aaron was the son of John Cross­ley Sey­mour, vi­car of Ca­hir­el­ly, dio­cese of Cash­el, and Ca­the­rine Wright. He was a des­cend­ant of Sir Hen­ry Sey­mour, bro­ther of Jane Sey­mour, third wife of King Hen­ry VIII.

He lived in Na­ples, Italy, cir­ca 1839–47, then in Bris­tol, Eng­land.

He spent much time in li­ter­ary pur­suits from an ear­ly age.


He ed­it­ed a new edi­tion of Dr. Gill­ies’ Life of White­field, and wrote a Mem­oir, which was pre­fixed to the Rel­iques of An­cient Ir­ish Po­et­ry, by Miss Char­lotte Brooke, 1816.

His oth­er works in­clude:



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