Frederick Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol

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The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Bristol
Born (1979-10-19) 19 October 1979 (age 35)[1]
Title Marquess of Bristol
Term 10 January 1999 – present
Parent(s) Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol
Yvonne Marie Sutton

Frederick William Augustus Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol (born 19 October 1979) is a British peer. He succeeded his elder half-brother the 7th Marquess (1954–1999) in January 1999 as Marquess of Bristol. He is also the 12th Earl of Bristol, Earl Jermyn of Horningsheath in the County of Suffolk, 13th Baron Hervey of Ickworth in the County of Suffolk, and Hereditary High Steward of the Liberty of St Edmund (which encompasses the entire ex county of West Suffolk). Lord Bristol is the youngest marquess in the kingdom.

Lord Bristol became heir to the 7th Marquess in January 1998 upon the death of his half-brother, Lord Nicholas Hervey (1961–1998). The 8th Marquess is the only son of the late 6th Marquess by his third wife, the former Yvonne Sutton. He is the brother of media personalities Lady Victoria Hervey (born 1976) and Lady Isabella Hervey (born 1982).

He was educated at St Maur School in Monaco, Sunningdale School, Eton College, and Edinburgh University, from which he graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce degree.

Lord Bristol has expressed bitter disappointment at the sale of the right to residence in the East Wing of Ickworth House, the family seat since the 15th century, by the 7th Marquess in 1998 and has vigorously criticised the National Trust for not reselling what would have been the remaining term of that leasehold to him on the death of the 7th Marquess. The National Trust has converted the East Wing into a hotel for the public.[2] However, in 2009, Sir Simon Jenkins, the Trust's newly appointed chairman, stated his interest in allowing Lord Bristol to live somewhere on the property as part of his intended programme to enliven National Trust properties with residents who have a family connection. "He's a young chap and he's desperate to move back to Ickworth ...," Sir Simon stated, adding, "I believe he has a huge interest in re-establishing a link between a major public attraction and his family that built it, I think it is in our interest for the Marquesses of Bristol to be living there.[3]

Lord Bristol's godparents include King Fuad II and his former wife, Queen Fadila of Egypt, Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia, Prince Nikita Romanoff of Russia, and the Countess of Dundonald.

He is patron of several organisations, such as Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust; the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds; and The Friends of West Suffolk Hospital. He is Trustee of General Sir William Hervey's Charitable Trust, and founder, Trustee, and Chairman of The Ickworth Church Conservation Trust. After leaving Edinburgh University in 2002, he relocated to Estonia, where he lived for seven years managing a Baltic real estate fund.



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  2. ^ Interview with The Suffolk magazine August 2001
  3. ^ Lucinda Bredin, "Taken on Trust", Bonhams Magazine, Spring 2009, pages 36–39
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
John Hervey
Marquess of Bristol