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EARLS AND MARQUESSES OF BRISTOL

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Originally appearing in Volume V04, Page 575 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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EARLS AND MARQUESSES OF BRISTOL. This English title has been held in the Hervey family since 1714, though previously an earldom of Bristol, in the Digby family, is associated with two especially famous representatives, of whom separate biographies are given. The Herveys are mentioned during the 13th century as seated in Bedfordshire, and afterwards in Suffolk, where they have held the estate of Ickworth since the 15th century. John Hervey (1616–1679) was the eldest son of Sir William Hervey (d. 166o), and was born on the 18th of August 1616. He held a high position in the household of Catherine, wife of Charles II., and was for many years member of parliament for Hythe. He married Elizabeth, the only surviving child of his kinsman, William, Lord Hervey of Kidbrooke (d. 1642), but left no children when he died on the 18th of January 1679, and his estates passed to his brother, Sir Thomas Hervey. Sir Thomas, who was member of parliament for Bury St Edmunds,died on the 27th of May 1694, and was succeeded by his son, John, who became the 1st earl of Bristol.
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