Elizabeth Hervey (4th Marchioness of Bristol, née Davers) by Anton von Maron, ca. 1778/1779
Elizabeth (*1733-02-01; †1800-12-19) was the daughter of Sir Jermyn Davers Bt MP, a great-granddaughter of Thomas, 2nd Baron Jermyn, as well as being sister and heiress of Sir Charles Davers Bt MP (1737–1807). She married the Hon. Frederick Hervey in 1752.
By their marriage, she and Lord Bristol had four sons and three daughters:
- Lady Mary Caroline Hervey (1753–1842); married John Crichton, 1st Earl Erne.
- George (1755–1765); died of illness aged nine, at Spa, Belgium, while the family was travelling.
- John “Jack” Augustus Hervey, Lord Hervey (1757–1796); Captain RN, married Elizabeth Drummond and predeceased his father, leaving issue one daughter (qv. Baron Seaford)
- Lady Elizabeth Christiana Hervey (1758–1824); longtime mistress and later second wife of William Cavendish, 5th Duke of Devonshire KG.
- Short-lived son (b. and d. 1761)
- Lady Louisa Theodosia Hervey (1767–1821); married Robert Jenkinson, 2nd Earl of Liverpool KG and Prime Minister (1812–27).
- Frederick Hervey, 1st Marquess of Bristol (1769–1859); styled by courtesy Lord Hervey after 1796.
When the Bishop Lord Bristol died in 1803, his son Frederick succeeded as 5th Earl of Bristol as well as to the family estates including Ickworth House. The title of Baron Howard de Walden however passed to his great-grandson Charles Ellis, son of the 1st Baron Seaford, son of The Hon. Elizabeth Hervey (only child of Jack, Lord Hervey).
This is another painting of Elizabeth with her daughter Louisa Theodosia, a lot less charming than the above portrait:
Elizabeth Davers (1730–1800), Countess of Bristol, and Her Daughter Lady Louisa Theodosia Hervey (1770–1821), Later Countess of Liverpool by Antonio de Bittio, 1760s
There is another portrait of her daughter Louisa, see my other post here.