HERVEY, Mary Frances

c.1858 - 1937

As Mary Frances (Hanford) Flood, she was born in Kilkenny Farmley, Leinster, Ireland around 1858, youngest daughter of William Hanford-Flood (c.1809-3 May 1892), and his wife Frances Hanford (27 July 1823-21 February 1875) who married on 18 November 1847. William Lloyd took the name of Flood in 1839 and on 4 June 1861 of Hanford-Flood, Mary was a sister to (Frances) Alice Hanford Flood. Mary married at Eckington Parish Church, Pershore on 12 August 1886, Col. Constantine Rodney William Hervey (6 December 1850-9 July 1949), the son of Rt. Rev. Lord Arthur Charles Hervey, and they had one daughter, Alice Lucy Patience [Whitworth] who was born on 9 July 1887 and died on 13 December 1973, and who inherited the Wollas Hall, Pershore estates. In 1911, Mary was the 53-year-old wife of 60-year-old Constantine, who was born in Paris France, living at Thurston Cottage, Bury St Edmund's, Suffolk. As Mrs C. Hervey, she exhibited a watercolour at the 3rd Suffolk Art and Aid Association exhibition held at The Athenaeum, Bury St Edmund's on 23 October 1908. She served in the British Red Cross during the First World War, being discharged on 1 January 1919. Mary Frances Hervey was of Flood Hall, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny when she died on 9 July 1937.