Portsmouth, Eveline, Countess of

Portsmouth, Eveline, Countess of, Eggesford House, Wembworthy

Eveline Alicia Juliana Herbert (1834 – 1906) was the daughter of Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon and his wife Henrietta. On 15 Feb 1855 she married Isaac Fellowes (Wallop) who became the 5th Earl of Portsmouth. The family had estates around Lymington in Hampshire but in 1794 had also inherited the Fellowes Estate in Eggesford, Devon. She and Isaac had twelve children including Newton, who succeeded to the title of Earl of Portsmouth on his father’s death in 1891.

Eveline signed one of the early petitions presented by members of the suffrage movement t the Houses of Parliament. To accompany her signature of the petition she sent a letter to Mrs Fawcett dated 7 May 1892, saying that she ‘gladly signs the enclosed.’[1]

For more information see also:

Margherita Rendel, ‘The campaign in Devon for Women’s Suffrage, 1866-1908’, Transactions of the Devonshire Association, 2008, vol. 40, p.111-151.



Entry created by Julia Neville, December 2018

[1] Manchester Libraries, Information and Archives, Papers of Millicent Garrett Fawcett, LL.D., M50/2/1/169.


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