Henry Fleming Lea Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford

Henry Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford

Henry Fleming Lea Devereux, 14th Viscount Hereford PC (9 February 177731 May 1843), was a British Tory politician.

Hereford was the son of George Devereux, 13th Viscount Hereford and Marianna Devereux. His maternal grandfather was George Deveraux of Tregoyd, a distant relation to the line of his father.

He succeeded his father in the viscountcy in 1804. He sat on the Tory benches in the House of Lords and served as Captain of the Honourable Band of Gentlemen Pensioners (chief government whip in the House of Lords) under Lord Goderich and later the Duke of Wellington from 1827 to 1830. He held the same office (in 1834 renamed Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms) from 1834 to 1835 under Sir Robert Peel. In 1830 he was admitted to the Privy Council.

Lord Hereford died in May 1843, aged 67, and was succeeded in the viscountcy by his son Robert.

Marriage and children

On 12 December, 1805, Hereford married Frances Elizabeth Cornewall. She was a daughter of Sir George Cornewall, 2nd Baronet and Catherine Cornewall. They had six children:

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