Miss Margaret SETON (c.1853–1878)
St Giles (Ss Philip & James) section: Row 35, Grave J33
In Memory of
eldest Beloved child of
Colonel R. Eglinton Seton
died 9th July 1878
in the bloom of youth
Margaret Seton was born in c.1853, probably in Dublin. She was the daughter of Robert Eglinton Seton, and his wife Jane Garnett of Green Park, County Meath.
Margaret's father was a former Captain in the City of Dublin Militia, who served in the 93rd Highlanders, and later in the Dublin Fusiliers, and became an honorary Colonel.
Margaret had six younger siblings: Winton Seton (1854), Augustus St John Seton (1856), Carden Henry Seton, Robert Eglinton Douglas Seton, Florence Mary Seton, and Linda Seton.
The family does not appear to have lived in Oxford, but Margaret died there in 1878:
† Miss Margaret Seton died at Park Crescent at the age of 25 on 9 July 1878 and was buried at St Sepulchre’s Cemetery on 12 July (burial recorded in the parish register of St Giles's and Ss Philip & James's Church).
Her death notice in Jackson's Oxford Journal read: “July 9, at 7, Park Crescent, Oxford, Margaret, eldest daughter of Colonel R. Eglington [sic] Seton, Queen's Own Royal Dublin City Militia.”