A KEEN musician and daughter of Hereford County Hospital’s co-founder has died aged 98.

Rosemary Chalmers Seymer, née Green, was born at her grandfather’s estate at The Whittern, Lyonshall, in 1922.

Her family said she had six partners and led a full and remarkable life. Her father was Captain Lionel Green MBE, co-founder of the county hospital.

After going to school at Langton Grove, Essex, when she was 18 she won a place at the Royal College of Music in London. After joining the Women’s Royal Naval Service in the Second World War, she returned to finish her music studies.

Her first marriage in 1948 to Philip Cook was short-lived, and in 1951 she met and married Major Ian Bayley Newby Vincent.

In the late 1950s the couple and their two boys, Jeremy and Giles, moved to the Chilterns, and in 1971 to Herefordshire.

Mrs Seymer was widowed in 1987 and two years later married for the third time to Ledbury-based architect Robert Stansfeld Walker, but he died in 1991.

She then met her fourth partner Ninian, a member of the Roeters Van Lennep family from The Hague. They split four years later.

In 1995 Mrs Seymer, then aged 73, went for a blind date at Cape Town airport terminal with engineer and clarinettist Nigel Seymer.

Two months later they married.

They lived together until he died in 2002, and finally in 2007, having returned to Ledbury, she met her sixth partner Martin Kermeth, who died in 2014.

Her family said: “With an infectious laugh and a wonderful, occasionally outrageous sense of humour, Rosemary Seymer was informal, approachable, and spontaneous.”

She died on September 3.