William Hervey

1777 - 5th May 1863

Claimant or beneficiary


Slave-owner on Jamaica, his interests there inherited from his mother Elizabeth Hervey nee March (q.v.). Awarded the compensation for the enslaved people on Plantain Garden River in St Thomas-in-the-East (part of the award shared with Colthurst Bateman (q.v.)) and for the enslaved people on Enfield estate in St Thomas-in-the-Vale.  

  1. The marriage settlement of William Hervey of Bodwell Hall Carnavon and Lady Dorothea Arabella Primrose [youngest daughter of the Earl of Roseberry] dated 28/8/1801 ties together Thomas Hervey (deceased) and Elizabeth Hervey as the parents of William Hervey with Bradwell Grove, and with the Enfield and Plantain Garden River estates in Jamaica, which William inherited from his mother.

  2. Baptism of William Hervey, son of Thomas (Esq.) and Elizabeth Hervey, at St Marylebone 07/02/1777. Will of William Hervey of Bradwell Grove who died 05/05/1863 proved 13/06/1863, effects under £30,000. The executors included the Earl of Effingham.


T71/867 St Thomas-in-the-East nos. 150 and 151; St Thomas-in-the-Vale no. 54.

  1. TNA Oxfordshire Record Office Bradwell Grove Estate Acc 532; http://books.google.co.uk   ‘The Edinburgh Magazine, 1801’ – Sept. 1. At the Earl of Roseberry’s house, London, William Hervey, Esq. of Bodvel-Hall, in the County of Carnarvon, to the Right Hon. Lady Dorothea Arabella Primrose, his Lordship’s youngest daughter.

  2. Ancestry.com, London, England, Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812 [database online]; National Probate Calendar 1863.

Further Information

Lady Dorothea Arabella Primrose
Wealth at death

Associated Claims (3)

£3,258 0s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,738 10s 2d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)
£1,819 18s 6.5d
Awardee (Owner-in-fee)

Associated Estates (3)

The dates listed below have different categories as denoted by the letters in the brackets following each date. Here is a key to explain those letter codes:

  • SD - Association Start Date
  • SY - Association Start Year
  • EA - Earliest Known Association
  • ED - Association End Date
  • EY - Association End Year
  • LA - Latest Known Association
1820 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Owner
1820 [EA] - 1820 [LA] → Heir
1823 [EA] - 1834 [LA] → Joint owner

Legacies Summary

Commercial (1)

Railway Investment
Birmingham and Gloucester (Wolverhampton line) [184510]  

Physical (1)

Country house
Bradwell Grove, Broadwell, Oxfordshire [Built] 
description →
Bradwell Grove, Grade II Gothic country house designed by William Atkinson and built 1804-1810 by Richard Pace of Lechlade for William Hervey, incorporating part of the 18th wing of an earlier...

Relationships (2)

Son → Mother
Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Bradwell Grove, Oxfordshire, Central England, England