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John Alexander Thynne 4th Marquess of Bath
(1831-)
Hon. Frances Isabella Catherine Vesey
Thomas Henry Thynne 5th Marquess of Bath
(1862-1946)
Violet Caroline Mordaunt
Henry Frederick Thynne 6th Marquess of Bath
(1905-1992)

 

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Spouses/Children:
1. Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian

2. Virginia Penelope Parsons

Henry Frederick Thynne 6th Marquess of Bath

  • Born: 26 Jan 1905, Longleat House, Warminster, Wiltshire, England
  • Marriage (1): Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian on 27 Oct 1927
  • Marriage (2): Virginia Penelope Parsons
  • Died: 30 Jun 1992, Crockerton, Wiltshire, England aged 87
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bullet  General Notes:

Henry was educated at Harrow School, Harrow on the Hill, London, England. Then at Christ Church, Oxford University, Oxford, England....

Whilst at school at Harrow School, Henry wrote letters home to his Daddy as they were addressed talking about Catapillars, dogs, cats and other animals. He talked about a new teacher who was going to teach him about Snakes.
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Uk Outward Passenger List: Henry-age 31, his wife Daphne-age 31 and son Alexander age 3 departed for Kingson, Jamaica from Avonmouth, England on the 12th March 1936, on the Ariguani.
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The following is from Henry's Obituary in the Independent: Henry Frederick Thynne, Landowner and Safari-Park Pioneer. Born at LongleatWiltshire 26 January 1905. Styled Viscount Weymouth 1916-1946, MP (Conservative) Frome 1931-1935, Suceeded 1946 as 6th Marquess of Bath. Chairman Football Pools Panel 1967-1987.
The Marquess of Bath was, with his rivals the Duke of Bedford and Lord Montagu of Beaulieu, one of the forerunners of Stately home business.
Bedford created a funfair, Montagu a collection of handsom vintage cars and Bath frequently spoke of their 'gimmicks' He himself will be rememberd for the first safari park and most notably for the Lions of Longleat. As early as 1953 before such things were the norm, the Marquess adorned Longleat a tea-room for trippers, a Tennis Court and putting green, and floated pedalos on the lake.
Henry lived modestly with one butler, a cook and a part time cleaner.
When Henry succeeded to Longleat, the great Elizabethan house was in a state of disrepair not helped by its wartime occupation by the Royal School for Officers Daughter. He was faced with a death Duties bill of 700,000. He and his wife, Daphne decided to restore the place and run it as a commercial business. The house was ready for its opening to the public at half-a-crown a head in 1949.
In 1966 arrived the famous lions. He enclosed the visitors and allowed the Lions to roam free. Opposition came from local bodies but Henry allayed their fears withhis comments 'I understand lions are the laziest animals in the world. If you feed a lion he will be ok' they were fed half a bullocks head a day, except on Sundays.

Age 87 at the time of his death...


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Henry married Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian on 27 Oct 1927. (Daphne Winifred Louise Vivian was born on 11 Jul 1904 and died Dec Qua 1997 in South Gloucester, England.)


bullet  Marriage Notes:

Henry and Daphne were divorces in 1953.

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Henry next married Virginia Penelope Parsons.



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