James Hervey-Bathurst

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James Felton Somers Hervey-Bathurst CBE DL (born 8 December 1949) is a British businessman and landowner.

Hervey-Bathurst is the son of Major Benjamin Hervey-Bathurst OBE and Hon. Elizabeth Somers Cocks, the only daughter and heiress of Arthur Somers Cocks, 6th Baron Somers.[1] He was educated at Eton College and Trinity College, Cambridge. He rowed in the 1970 & 1971 Boat Race for Cambridge University.[2]

Through his mother, Hervey-Bathurst inherited Eastnor Castle and estate.[3] He has subsequently been closely involved in historic architecture and cultural heritage preservation in Britain. Since 2006 he has been vice-president of European Historic Houses. Between 2009 and 2013 he was a Chairman of the World Monuments Fund (UK). He was President of the Historic Houses Association from 2004 to 2008. He currently works in heritage and taxation for Christie's. In 2009 he was invested as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to national heritage.[4] Since 2008 he has been a Deputy Lieutenant of Herefordshire.[5]

He married, firstly, Hon. Sarah Peake, a daughter of Martin Peake, 2nd Viscount Ingleby, on 25 September 1982. They had three daughters. He married, secondly, Lucy Manners, with whom he has had two daughters.[6]

References

  1. ^ ThePeerage.com (entry #322108) http://www.thepeerage.com/p32211.htm#i322108
  2. ^ Railton, Jim (27 March 1972). "Tactics are Oxford's only hope against powerful machine". The Times (58132). p. 15. 
  3. ^ Eastnor Castle website http://eastnorcastle.com/family/ (Retrieved 29 November 2014)
  4. ^ United Kingdom "No. 58929". The London Gazette (1st supplement). 31 December 2008. p. 1. 
  5. ^ Herefordshire County Council - List of Deputy Lieutenants (https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/herefordshire-lieutenancy/deputy-lieutenants) (Retrieved 29 November 2014)
  6. ^ Daily Mail (25 January 2012) http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2091409/Cosmo-Frys-sweet-marries-time.html
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