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Henry Frederick Thynne, 6th Marquess of Bath JP (January 26, 1905 – June 30, 1992), son of Thomas Thynne, 5th Marquess of Bath and Violet Mordaunt, was a British politician, aristocrat and landowner.

Lord Bath was educated at Harrow School and Christ Church, Oxford. As Viscount Weymouth, he was elected Conservative Member of Parliament for Frome between 1931 and 1935, and served as a member of the Council of the Duchy of Cornwall from 1933 to 1936 and Justice of the Peace for Wiltshire in 1938.

He gained the rank of Major in the service of the Royal Wiltshire Yeomanry, fought in the Second World War and was afterwards awarded the Bronze Star and the Silver Star.

Thynne succeeded his father as Marquess of Bath in 1946, his elder brother having been killed in World War I. The Marquess was noted for his forestry work on the ancestral estate Longleat. It was he who developed the safari park and opened the house to the public.

He married, firstly, Hon. Daphne Vivian, daughter of George Vivian, 4th Baron Vivian, on 27 October 1927 and they were divorced in 1953. They had five children:

  • Lady Caroline Jane Thynne (1928–1995), married David Somerset, 11th Duke of Beaufort and had issue.
  • Thomas Timothy Thynne (1929–1930), died in infancy.
  • Alexander George Thynn, 7th Marquess of Bath (b. 6 May 1932)
  • Lord Christopher John Thynne (b. 9 April 1934), married Antonia Palmer, daughter of Sir Anthony Palmer, 4th Baronet and had issue.
  • Lord Valentine Charles Thynne (1937–1979), married firstly, Veronica Jacks and had issue. He married secondly, Susanne Alder and married thirdly, Liese Dennis.

Lord Bath married, secondly, Virginia Penelope Parsons, on 15 July 1953. They had one daughter:

  • Lady Silvy Cerne Thynne (b. 22 December 1958), married Iain McQuiston and had issue.


  • Lord Henry Frederick Thynne, 1905–1916
  • Henry Frederick Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, 1916–1931
  • Henry Frederick Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, MP 1931–1935
  • Henry Frederick Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, 1935–1938
  • Henry Frederick Thynne, Viscount Weymouth, JP 1938–1946
  • Henry Frederick Thynne, Marquess of Bath, JP 1946–1992


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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Frederick Gould
Member of Parliament for Frome
Succeeded by
Mavis Tate
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
Thomas Thynne
Marquess of Bath
Succeeded by
Alexander Thynn


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