Frederick Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol

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The Marquess of Bristol
Born 2 October 1769
Died 15 February 1859 (1859-02-16) (aged 89)
Nationality British
Education St John's College, Cambridge
Occupation Politician
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Albana
Children Lady Augusta Hervey
Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Charlotte Hervey
Frederick Hervey, 2nd Marquess of Bristol
Major Lord George Hervey
Lord William Hervey
Rt. Rev. Lord Arthur Hervey
Rev. Lord Charles Amelius Hervey
Lord Alfred Hervey
Parent(s) Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol
Elizabeth Davers
Relatives Clotworthy Upton, 1st Baron Templetown (father-in-law)

Frederick William Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol (2 October 1769 – 15 February 1859), styled Lord Hervey between 1796 and 1803 and known as The Earl of Bristol between 1803 and 1826, was a British peer.


Early life[edit]

Frederick William Hervey was born on 2 October 1769. He was the younger son but, his elder brother dying during his father's lifetime, heir of Frederick Hervey, 4th Earl of Bristol, whom he succeeded in 1803. He was admitted to St John's College, Cambridge in 1786.[1]

Adult life[edit]

Hervey was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1805.[2] In 1806 he inherited the estates of his uncle, Sir Charles Davers, 6th Baronet.

In 1826, he was created Marquess of Bristol and Earl Jermyn. He was succeeded by his son Frederick William (1800–1864), M.P. for Bury St Edmunds 1830–1859, as 2nd Marquess.

Personal life[edit]

Hervey married Elizabeth Albana (1775–1844),[3] daughter of Clotworthy Upton, 1st Baron Templetown and Elizabeth Templetown, by whom he had two daughters and six sons:

  • Lady Augusta Hervey (22 Dec 1799-17 March 1880)
  • Frederick Hervey, 2nd Marquess of Bristol (15 July 1800 – 30 October 1864), the great-great-grandfather of the present Marquess
  • Lady Georgiana Elizabeth Charlotte Hervey (08 Sep 1801-16 January 1869)
  • Major Lord George Hervey (25 Jan 1803-03 Feb 1838)
  • Lord William Hervey (27 September 1805– 6 May 1850), the grandfather of the heir presumptive to the marquessate
  • Rt. Rev. Lord Arthur Hervey, Bishop of Bath and Wells (20 August 1808– 9 June 1894)
  • Lady Sophia Elizabeth Caroline Hervey (26 Apr 1811-0000)
  • Rev. Lord Charles Amelius Hervey ( 1 November 1814–11 April 1880), cricketer and clergyman
  • Lord Alfred Hervey (25 June 1816–15 April 1875)


He died on 15 February 1859 from gout.


  1. ^ "Hervey, the Hon. Frederick William (HRVY786FW)". A Cambridge Alumni Database. University of Cambridge. 
  2. ^ "Library and Archive catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 2012-02-02. 
  3. ^ "The Honourable Elizabeth Albana Upton (1775–1844), Marchioness of Bristol". BBC. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Edward Fisher
Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs
Succeeded by
Charles Arbuthnot
Peerage of the United Kingdom
New creation Marquess of Bristol
Succeeded by
Frederick William Hervey
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Frederick Augustus Hervey
Earl of Bristol
Succeeded by
Frederick William Hervey