HERVEY, Mary Frances

c.1858 - 1937

As Mary Frances Flood, she was born in Kilkenny Farmley, Leinster, Ireland about 1858, daughter of William Hanford Flood (1809-3 May 1892). She married at Wollas Hall, Pershore, Worcestershire 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 Wollis 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. She was of Flood Hall, Knocktopher, Co. Kilkenny when she died on 9 July 1937. Mary's sister was Alice Hanford Flood [q.v.]