Henry Nevill, 9th Baron Bergavenny

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Henry Neville
Baron Bergavenny
Spouse(s) Lady Mary Sackville
Catherine Vaux
Issue
Sir Thomas Nevill
Cecily Nevill
Anne Nevill
Elizabeth Nevill
Mary Nevill
John Nevill, 10th Baron Bergavenny
George Nevill, 11th Baron Bergavenny
Frances Nevill
Catherine Nevill
Elizabeth Nevill
Noble family House of Neville
Father Edward Nevill, 8th Baron Bergavenny
Mother Rachel Lennard
Born 1580
Died December 1641

Henry Nevill, de facto 9th (de jure 2nd) Baron Bergavenny (bef. 1580 – c. December 1641) was an English iron founder, soldier and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1601 and 1622 when he inherited the Baron Bergavenny peerage.

Life[edit]

Nevill was the son of Edward Nevill, 8th Baron Bergavenny and his wife Rachel Lennard, daughter of John Lennard. He was educated at Queens' College, Cambridge in 1586 and was awarded BA in 1589. He was incorporated at Oxford University and awarded MA in 1594. He then travelled abroad and was at Venice in July 1594 where he was approached by English Catholics. In 1596 he served at Cadiz under the Earl of Essex and was knighted. In June 1597 he was licensed to travel abroad for two years with Thomas Sackville, son of Lord Buckhurst. Buckhurst and Nevill owned several iron foundries between them, and by December 1596 they had a patent which gave them a monopoly in the production of ordnance.[1]

In 1601 Nevill was elected Member of Parliament for Kent. During this parliament Nevill's patent was mentioned during an attack on monopolies. Nevill is mentioned sitting on a committee considering penal laws on 2 November. In 1604, he was elected MP for Lewes. In 1621 he was elected MP for Wilton and sat until 1622 when he succeeded to the Barony upon the death of his father.[1]

Nevill died in 1641.[1]

Family[edit]

Nevill married firstly Lady Mary Sackville, daughter of Thomas Sackville, 1st Earl of Dorset, with whom he had the following children:

  • Sir Thomas Nevill (b. bef. 1610–1628)
  • Cecily Nevill (b. bef. 1641)
  • Anne Nevill (b. bef. 1641)
  • Elizabeth Nevill (b. bef. 1641)
  • Mary Nevill (b. bef. 1641)

He married (2) Catherine Vaux, with whom he had the following children:

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Robert Sidney
Percival Hart
Member of Parliament for Kent
1601
With: Francis Fane
Succeeded by
Sir John Scott
Sir John Lewson
Preceded by
George Goring II
Sir Percival Hart
Member of Parliament for Lewes
1604-1611
With: John Shirley
Succeeded by
Christopher Neville
Richard Amhurst
Preceded by
Sir Robert Sidney
Thomas Morgan
Member of Parliament for Wilton
1621
With: Sir Thomas Tracy
Succeeded by
Thomas Morgan
Sir Thomas Tracy
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edward Nevill
Baron Bergavenny
1622–1641
Succeeded by
John Nevill