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Henry Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford

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The Viscount Hereford
Henry Portrait
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
1827 – 24 November 1830
Prime Minister
Preceded byThe Earl of Courtown
Succeeded byThe 3rd Lord Foley
In office
29 December 1834 – 8 April 1835
MonarchWilliam IV
Prime MinisterSir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded byThe 4th Lord Foley
Succeeded byThe 4th Lord Foley
Personal details
Born9 February 1777
Died31 May 1843 (1843-06-01) (aged 66)
Political partyTory
Spouse(s)Frances Cornewall
(d. 1864)
Alma materTrinity College, Oxford

Henry Fleming Lea Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford PC (9 February 1777 – 31 May 1843) was a British Tory politician. He served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms between 1827 and 1830 and again between 1834 and 1835.

Background and education[edit]

Devereux was the son of George Devereux, 13th Viscount Hereford, and Marianna Devereux. His maternal grandfather was George Deveraux, of Tregoyd, a distant relation to the line of his father. He was educated at Winchester and Trinity College, Oxford.[1]

Political career[edit]

Devereux succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1804 and took his seat on the Tory benches in the House of Lords. In 1827 he was appointed Captain of the Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners under Lord Goderich, a post he held until 1830, the last two years under the premiership of the Duke of Wellington. He held the same office (in 1834 renamed Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms) from 1834 to 1835 under Sir Robert Peel. In 1830 he was admitted to the Privy Council.


Lord Hereford married Frances Elizabeth Cornewall, daughter of Sir George Cornewall, 2nd Baronet and Catherine Cornewall, on 12 December 1805. They had six children:

Lord Hereford died in May 1843, aged 67, and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his eldest surviving son, son Robert. The Viscountess Hereford died in February 1864.[1]


Political offices
Preceded by Captain of the Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners
Succeeded by
Preceded by Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
Succeeded by
Peerage of England
Preceded by Viscount Hereford
Succeeded by