Mountague Bernard

1820 - 2nd Sep 1882


Son of Charles Bernard of Frampton Lodge (q.v.) and Margaret (nee Baker) with an entry in the ODNB as 'jurist and international lawyer.' The entry says of him that he was 'descended from a Huguenot family which left France after the revocation of the edict of Nantes and who for several generations owned land [sic] at Montego Bay in Jamaica.' Under the will of his father, Mountague Bernard as a younger son was left a legacy of £1000 or £1500 (depending on the survival of his older brothers) from the profits of his father's moiety of the Eden estate [and the people attached to it] in addition to the unspecified provision under his parents' marriage settlement.

  1. Born and baptised in 1820 at Tibberton, Gloucestershire, son of Charles Bernard, gentleman, of Tibberton Court, and his wife Margaret Ann. He was a barrister at 4 Old Buildings, Lincoln's Inn, in 1851. He was living with his mother and sisters at Over Ross House, Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, in 1861 and at the same address in 1881. He was 'late of All Souls College in the University of Oxford and of Over Ross in the Parish of Ross in the County of Hereford one of Her Majesty's Most Honourable Privy Council' when he died 02/09/1882 at Over Ross, personal estate resworn at £93,643 14s 5d.


Lobban, Michael. "Bernard, Mountague (1820–1882), jurist and international lawyer." Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. 25 Apr. 2018.

  1., Gloucestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, 1813-1913 [database online]; 1851, 1861, 1881 censuses online; National Probate Calendar 1882.

We are grateful to David Barker for his assistance with compiling this entry.

Further Information

died unmarried
Oxford DNB Entry

Relationships (3)

Son → Father

Addresses (1)

Overross House, Ross On Wye, Herefordshire, West Midlands, England