HERVEY, Mary Frances

c.1858 - 1937

As Mary Frances (Hanford) Flood, she was born in Kilkenny Farmley, Leinster, Ireland about 1858, youngest daughter of William Lloyd (c.1809-3 May 1892), who took the name of Flood in 1839 and on 4 June 1861 of Hanford-Flood, she was a sister to (Frances) Alice Hanford Flood [q.v.], her mother was Frances Hanford (27 July 1823-21 February 1875) and they married on 18 November 1847. 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 [q.v.] 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. She was of Flood Hall, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny when she died on 9 July 1937.