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Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath was born 15 July 1862 in The Stable Yard, St James's, Greater London, England, United Kingdom to John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath (1831-1896) and Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey (1840-1915) and died 9 June 1946 of unspecified causes. He married Violet Caroline Mordaunt (1869-1928) 19 April 1890 in United Kingdom. Notable ancestors include Charlemagne (747-814), Henry II of England (1133-1189), William I of England (1027-1087), Hugh Capet (c940-996), Rurik (c832-879), Alfred the Great (849-899). Ancestors are from the United Kingdom, France, England, Germany, Russia, Ukraine, Israel, Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Hungary, Ireland, Belarus, Italy, Turkey.
The Most Honourable 
The Marquess of Bath
 KG, CB, PC, JP

In office
20 January 1905 – 4 December 1905
Monarch Edward VII
Prime Minister Arthur Balfour
Preceded by Earl Percy
Succeeded by John Ellis

In office
20 November 1922 – 22 January 1924
Monarch George V
Prime Minister Andrew Bonar Law
Stanley Baldwin
Preceded by The Earl of Chesterfield
Succeeded by The Earl of Granard

Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) Violet Mordaunt
(1869–1928)
Alma mater Balliol College, Oxford

Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath KG, CB, PC, JP (15 July 1862 – 9 June 1946), styled Viscount Weymouth until 1896, was a British landowner and Conservative politician. He held ministerial office as Under-Secretary of State for India in 1905 and Master of the Horse between 1922 and 1924. He was also involved in local politics and served as Chairman of Wiltshire County Council between 1906 and his death in 1946.

Background and education

Known by the courtesy title Viscount Weymouth from birth, he was born at The Stable Yard, St James's, London, the eldest son of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath, by the Honourable Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey, daughter of Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford,[1] graduating in 1886 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and in 1888 with a Master of Arts (MA) degree.[2]

Political career

Lord Weymouth sat as Member of Parliament for Frome between 1886 and 1892 and from 1895 to 1896, when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords.[3] He served under Arthur Balfour as Under-Secretary of State for India between January and December 1905. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Somerset in 1904 and Chairman of Wiltshire County Council in 1906, and held both posts simultaneously until his death in 1946.[4]

Lord Bath was made a Knight of the Garter in 1917.[5] He returned to the government in 1922, when Andrew Bonar Law appointed him Master of the Horse.[6] He was sworn of the Privy Council at the same time.[7] He continued in this office until the Conservative government fell in January 1924, the last year under the premiership of Stanley Baldwin.[8]

Lord Bath was also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and an Honorary Colonel of that regiment and of the 4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry. In 1937 he was appointed Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University.[8]

Siblings


Offspring of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath and Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey (1840-1915)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath (1862-1946) 15 July 1862 The Stable Yard, St James's, Greater London, England, United Kingdom 9 June 1946 Violet Caroline Mordaunt (1869-1928)

Alice Emma Thynne (1864-1942) 27 January 1864 26 January 1942 Michael Hugh Shaw-Stewart, 8th Bart (1854-1942)

Katherine Georgina Louisa Thynne (1865-1933) 22 July 1865 4 March 1933 Evelyn Baring, 1st Earl of Cromer (1841-1917)

John Boteville Thynne (1867-1887)
Beatrice Thynne (1867-1941)
Alexander George Boteville Thynne (1873-1918) 17 February 1873 16 September 1918 Béthune, France

Family

On 19 April 1890, Lord Bath married Violet Caroline Mordaunt, daughter of Harriet, Lady Mordaunt, who at the time of her birth had been the wife of Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Baronet, but the child was said to be the illegitimate daughter of Viscount Cole, who was later correspondent in a divorce action.[9] They had five children:

Children


Offspring of Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath and Violet Caroline Mordaunt (1869-1928)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Alice Kathleen Violet Thynne (1891-1977)
Emma Margery Thynne (1893-)
John Alexander Thynne (1895-1916) 29 November 1895 13 February 1916 Hulluch, Pas-de-Calais, Hauts-de-France, France
Mary Beatrice Thynne (1903-1974)
Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath (1905-1992) 26 January 1905 Longleat, Wiltshire, England, United Kingdom 30 June 1992 Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian (1904-1997)
Virginia Penelope Parsons (1917-2003)

The Marchioness of Bath died in May 1928, aged 59. Lord Bath remained a widower until his death in June 1946, aged 83. He was succeeded by his second and only surviving son, Henry.[8]



Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General



Contributors

  Robin Patterson

References

External links

Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Lawrence James Baker
Member of Parliament for Frome
18861892
Succeeded by
John Barlow
Preceded by
John Barlow
Member of Parliament for Frome
1895–1896
Succeeded by
John Barlow
Political offices
Preceded by
Earl Percy
Under-Secretary of State for India
January–December 1905
Succeeded by
John Ellis
Preceded by
The Earl of Chesterfield
Master of the Horse
1922–1923
Succeeded by
The Earl of Granard
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Cork
Lord Lieutenant of Somerset
1904–1946
Succeeded by
Sir James Somerville
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
John Thynne
Marquess of Bath
1896–1946
Succeeded by
Henry Thynne


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