Frederick Hervey, 4th Marquess of Bristol

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Rear-Admiral Frederick William Fane Hervey, 4th Marquess of Bristol (1863–1951) was a British nobleman, naval officer and Conservative Party politician.[1]


Hervey was the son of Lord Augustus Henry Charles Hervey (1837–1875), the younger brother of the 3rd Marquess of Bristol.[citation needed]

He was educated at Tonbridge School and Eastman's Royal Naval Academy before joining HMS Britannia as a cadet. He was a midshipman by the age of 15.

Naval and political career

In August 1901 he was appointed to command the cruiser HMS Prometheus,[2] which was commissioned to serve in the Channel Squadron the following September.[3] He was promoted to Captain on 31 December 1901,[4] and later became a Rear Admiral.[5]

Hervey was elected at the general election in January 1906 as Member of Parliament (MP) for Bury St Edmunds, but automatically resigned in August the following year when he succeeded his uncle in the peerages.[1]


Alice Frances Theodora Wythes in 1915

The 4th Marquess married the heiress Alice Frances Theodora Wythes (1875–1957) in 1896. They had two daughters, Lady Phyllis Hervey and Lady Marjorie Hervey.[5]

Lord Bristol was succeeded by his youngest brother Lord Herbert Hervey.[5]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Craig, F. W. S. (1989) [1974]. British parliamentary election results 1885–1918 (2nd ed.). Chichester: Parliamentary Research Services. ISBN 0-900178-27-2.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Saturday, 31 August 1901. (36548), p. 4.
  3. "Naval & Military intelligence" The Times (London). Wednesday, 4 September 1901. (36551), p. 8.
  4. The London Gazette: no. 27393. p. 3. 3 January 1902.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 "BRISTOL". Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press. November 2012. Retrieved 4 December 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles> (subscription required)

Leigh Rayment's Historical List of MPs [self-published source][better source needed]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir Edward Greene, Bt.
Member of Parliament for Bury St Edmunds
Succeeded by
Walter Guinness
Peerage of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Hervey
Marquess of Bristol
Succeeded by
Herbert Hervey