Frederick Hervey, 2nd Marquess of Bristol

The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Bristol
Treasurer of the Household
In office
9 September 1841  29 June 1846
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Sir Robert Peel, Bt
Preceded by George Byng
Succeeded by Lord Robert Grosvenor
Personal details
Born 15 July 1800
Portland Place, Marylebone, London
Died 30 October 1864 (1864-10-31) (aged 64)
Ickworth House, Suffolk
Nationality British
Political party Tory
Spouse(s) Lady Katherine Manners (1809–1848)
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

Frederick William Hervey, 2nd Marquess of Bristol PC, FSA (15 July 1800 – 30 October 1864), styled Lord Hervey from 1803 to 1826 and Earl Jermyn from 1826 to 1859, was a British Tory politician. He served as Treasurer of the Household under Sir Robert Peel between 1841 and 1846.

Background and education

Hervey was born at Portland Place, Marylebone, London, the eldest son of Frederick Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol, and his wife the Honourable Elizabeth Albana Upton,[1] daughter of Clotworthy Upton, 1st Baron Templetown. Lord Arthur Hervey was his younger brother.[2] He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[3]

Political career

Styled Earl Jermyn after his father was raised to a marquessate in 1826, he became a member of Parliament as one of two representatives for Bury St Edmunds the same year.[2][4] In 1841 he was sworn of the Privy Council[5] and appointed Treasurer of the Household in the Tory administration of Sir Robert Peel,[6] an office he retained until the government fell in 1846.[7] He continued to represent Bury St Edmunds in Parliament until 1859, when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords.[2][4] Apart from his political career he was also a Colonel in the West Suffolk Militia and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries.[2]


Lord Bristol married Lady Katherine Isabella Manners, daughter of John Manners, 5th Duke of Rutland, in 1830. They had four sons and three daughters:

The Marchioness of Bristol died at 47 Eaton Place, London, on 20 April 1848, from smallpox, in childbed, aged 39. Lord Bristol remained a widower until his death at Ickworth House, Suffolk, on 30 October 1864, aged 64. He was succeeded in the marquessate by his eldest son, Frederick.[2]


Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Arthur Percy Upton
Lord John Edward FitzRoy
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
With: Earl of Euston 18261831
Charles Augustus Fitzroy 18311832
Lord Charles FitzRoy 18321847
Edward Bunbury 18471852
John Stuart 1852
James Henry Porteous Oakes 18521857
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle 18571859
Succeeded by
Joseph Alfred Hardcastle
Lord Alfred Hervey
Political offices
Preceded by
George Byng
Treasurer of the Household
Succeeded by
Lord Robert Grosvenor
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick William Hervey
Marquess of Bristol
Succeeded by
Frederick William John Hervey
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