Frederick Hervey, 8th Marquess of Bristol

For other people named Frederick Hervey, see Frederick Hervey (disambiguation).
The Most Honourable
The Marquess of Bristol
Born (1979-10-19) 19 October 1979[1]
Title Marquess of Bristol
Parents Victor Hervey, 6th Marquess of Bristol
Yvonne Hervey, Marchioness of Bristol

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 whole former county of West Suffolk.

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.

In 1998 the 7th Marquess sold his right to occupy the East Wing of Ickworth House, the family seat since the 15th century. After his death in 1999 the 8th Marquess vigorously criticised the National Trust for not reselling what would have been the remaining term of that leasehold to him, arguing that the 7th Marquess could only sell his own life interest, not that of his descendants. This was disputed by the National Trust who have since converted the East Wing into a hotel.[2] However, in 2009 Sir Simon Jenkins, the National Trust's new chairman, stated, "I think it is in our interest for the Marquesses of Bristol to be living there."[3]

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, including the Gwrych Castle Preservation Trust; the Athenaeum, Bury St Edmunds; and the Friends of West Suffolk Hospital. He is Vice President of Friends of the Suffolk Record Office, Trustee of General Sir William Hervey's Charitable Trust, and founder, Trustee, and Chairman of the Ickworth Church Conservation Trust.[4] After leaving Edinburgh University in 2002, he moved to Estonia, where he lived for seven years and managed a Baltic property fund.



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