Gervas Pierrepont, 6th Earl Manvers


Gervas Pierrepont, 6th Earl Manvers

Gervas Evelyn Pierrepont, 6th Earl Manvers, MC (1881 – 1955) was a British nobleman.

He was the eldest son of Evelyn Henry Pierrepont, brother of the 4th Earl Manvers. He was educated at Winchester College and Coopers Hill. Pierrepont served in the British Army, on the General List, in the First World War from 1914–1919, reached the rank of Captain, and was on the Claims Commission in Belgium from 1916–1917. He was decorated with the Military Cross, the Order of the Crown of Belgium and the Croix de Guerre.cite web | url=http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/mss/online/family-estate/collections/manvers/6th_earl_manvers.phtml | title=Biography of the 6th Earl Manvers | accessdate=2006-01-03]

He was a Justice of the Peace for the County of London, and a London County Councillor for Brixton from 1922. He succeeded his cousin as 6th Earl Manvers in 1940. The title of Earl Manvers became extinct on his death. His memorial is in the nearby parish church at Perlethorpe. [cite web | url=http://southwellchurches.nottingham.ac.uk/p01/hglass.html | title=Perlethorpe Church Windows | accessdate=2006-01-03]

Family and children

He married Marie-Louise Roosevelt Butterfield (1889-1984), daughter of Sir Frederick W.L. Butterfield of Cliffe Castle, Keighley, in 1918, and they had three children:
* Mary Helen Venetia Pierrepont (1920–1930)
* Evelyn Louis Butterfield Pierrepont (1924–1928)
* Lady Frederica Rozelle Ridgway Pierrepont (b. 1925), author, married in 1953, Major Alexander Montgomerie Greaves Beattie (divorced 1961), and in 1965 Richard Hollings Raynes. She inherited the Manvers estates on the death of her father.

The last Countess Manvers was a talented and productive artist under the name of Marie-Louise Pierrepont.

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