Lord Henry Thynne

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Lord Henry Thynne

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Lord Henry Thynne by Leslie Ward, 1877.
Treasurer of the Household
In office
14 December 1875 21 April 1880
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister Benjamin Disraeli
Preceded by Earl Percy
Succeeded by The Earl of Breadalbane
Personal details
Born2 August 1832 (1832-08-02)
Died28 January 1904 (1904-01-29) (aged 71)
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)Lady Ulrica Seymour
(d. 1916)
Children Ulric Oliver Thynne & Rachel Thynne

Lord Henry Frederick Thynne PC, DL (2 August 1832 28 January 1904) was a British Conservative politician. He served under Benjamin Disraeli as Treasurer of the Household between 1875 and 1880.

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Background

Thynne was the second son of Henry Thynne, 3rd Marquess of Bath, and his wife the Honourable Harriet Baring, daughter of Alexander Baring, 1st Baron Ashburton. John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath, was his elder brother. [1]

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Political career

Thynne entered the House of Commons in 1859 as Member of Parliament for South Wiltshire, a seat he held until 1885, [1] [2] and served under Benjamin Disraeli as Treasurer of the Household from 1875 to 1880. [1] In 1876 he was admitted to the Privy Council. [3] Apart from his political career he was also a Major in the Wiltshire Yeomanry Cavalry and a Deputy Lieutenant for Wiltshire. [1]

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Family

Thynne married on 1 June 1858 Lady Ulrica Frederica Jane Seymour, daughter of Edward Seymour, 12th Duke of Somerset. They had four sons and two daughters: [4]

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Lord Henry died in January 1904, aged 71. Lady Ulrica survived him by twelve years and died in January 1916. [1]

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Hon. Sidney Herbert
William Wyndham
Member of Parliament for South Wiltshire
1859–1885
With: Hon. Sidney Herbert 1859–1861
Frederick Hervey-Bathurst 1861–1865
Thomas Grove 1865–1874
Viscount Folkestone 1874–1885
Constituency abolished
Political offices
Preceded by
Earl Percy
Treasurer of the Household
1875–1880
Succeeded by
The Earl of Breadalbane