Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath

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About Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath

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Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath KG, CB, PC, JP (15 July 1862 – 9 June 1946), styled Viscount Weymouth until 1896, was a British landowner and Conservative politician. He held ministerial office as Under-Secretary of State for India in 1905 and Master of the Horse between 1922 and 1924. He was also involved in local politics and served as Chairman of Wiltshire County Council between 1906 and his death in 1946.

Background and education

Known by the courtesy title Viscount Weymouth from birth, he was born at The Stable Yard, St James's, London, the eldest son of John Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath, by the Honourable Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey, daughter of Thomas Vesey, 3rd Viscount de Vesci. He was educated at Eton and Balliol College, Oxford, graduating in 1886 with a Bachelor of Arts (BA) and in 1888 with a Master of Arts (MA) degree.

Political career

Lord Weymouth sat as Member of Parliament for Frome between 1886 and 1892 and from 1895 to 1896, when he succeeded his father in the marquessate and entered the House of Lords. He served under Arthur Balfour as Under-Secretary of State for India between January and December 1905. He was appointed Lord Lieutenant of Somerset in 1904 and Chairman of Wiltshire County Council in 1906, and held both posts simultaneously until his death in 1946.

Lord Bath was made a Knight of the Garter in 1917. He returned to the government in 1922, when Andrew Bonar Law appointed him Master of the Horse. He was sworn of the Privy Council at the same time. He continued in this office until the Conservative government fell in January 1924, the last year under the premiership of Stanley Baldwin.

Lord Bath was also a Lieutenant-Colonel in the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry and an Honorary Colonel of that regiment and of the 4th Battalion of the Somerset Light Infantry. In 1937 he was appointed Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University. --------------------

Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath was born on 15 July 1862 at The Stable Yard, St. James's, London, England.1 He was the son of John Alexander Thynne, 4th Marquess of Bath and Hon. Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey.1 He married Violet Caroline Mordaunt, daughter of Sir Charles Mordaunt, 10th Bt. and Harriett Sarah Moncreiffe, on 19 April 1890.2 He died on 9 June 1946 at age 83.3
    He was styled as Viscount Weymouth from 1862 to 1896.1 He was educated at Eton College, Windsor, Berkshire, England.2 He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1886 with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.).2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Somerset, Frome Division between 1886 and 1892.2 He graduated from Balliol College, Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England, in 1888 with a Master of Arts (M.A.).2 He held the office of Member of Parliament (M.P.) (Conservative) for Somerset, Frome Division between 1895 and 1896.2 He succeeded to the title of 7th Viscount Weymouth, co. Dorset [E., 1682] on 20 April 1896.1 He succeeded to the title of 5th Marquess of Bath [G.B., 1789] on 20 April 1896.1 He succeeded to the title of 7th Baron Thynne of Wermister, co. Wilts [E., 1682] on 20 April 1896.1 He succeeded to the title of 8th Baronet Thynne, of Kempsford, co. Gloucester [E., 1641] on 20 April 1896.1 He was invested as a Companion, Order of the Bath (C.B.).4 He was invested as a Knight of Justice, Order of St. John of Jerusalem (K.J.St.J.).4 He gained the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel in the service of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.4 He held the office of Under-Secretary of India in 1905.4 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry.4 He gained the rank of Honorary Colonel in the service of the 4th Battalion, Somerset Light Infantry (Territorial Army).4 He held the office of Chairman of the Wiltshire County Council.4 He held the office of Justice of the Peace (J.P.).4 He was invested as a Knight, Order of the Garter (K.G.).4 He held the office of Lord-Lieutenant of Somerset.4 He was invested as a Privy Counsellor (P.C.) in 1922.4 He held the office of Master of the Horse between 1922 and 1923.4 He held the office of Pro-Chancellor of Bristol University in 1937.
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Thomas Henry Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath's Timeline

1862
July 15, 1862
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
1890
April 19, 1890
Age 27
Worcestershire, england
1891
March 27, 1891
Age 28
March 27, 1891
Age 28
1893
July 5, 1893
Age 30
Somerset, England, United Kingdom
1895
November 29, 1895
Age 33
Wiltshire
November 29, 1895
Age 33
1903
May 6, 1903
Age 40
Warminster, Wiltshire, England
May 6, 1903
Age 40
1905
January 26, 1905
Age 42