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Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon

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Monarch  George III
Political party  Whig
Parents  William Herbert
Nationality  British
Spouse  Alicia Wyndham
Died  June 3, 1811
Name  Henry 1st

Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon
Preceded by  The Marquess of Hertford
Education  Magdalene College, Cambridge
Children  Charles Herbert, Algernon Herbert, William Herbert, Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon
Grandchildren  Robert Herbert, Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon

Succeeded by  The Duke of Montrose
Prime Minister  The Lord Grenville

Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon PC (20 August 1741 – 3 June 1811), known as The Lord Porchester from 1780 to 1793, was a British nobleman and Whig politician. He served as Master of the Horse from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents headed by Lord Grenville.

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Background and education

Herbert was the son of Major-General the Honourable William Herbert (c. 1696 – 31 March 1757), fifth son of Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke. His mother was Catherine Elizabeth Tewes (d. 28 August 1770). Educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge, he inherited Highclere Castle from his uncle the Honourable Robert Sawyer Herbert in 1769.

Political career

Herbert sat in the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Wilton from 1768 to 1780. The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Porchester, of Highclere in the County of Southampton. In 1793 he was further honoured when he was made Earl of the Town and County of Carnarvon, in the Principality of Wales. He later served as Master of the Horse from 1806 to 1807 in the Ministry of All the Talents headed by Lord Grenville and was admitted to the Privy Council in 1806.

Family

Lord Carnarvon married Lady Elizabeth Alicia Maria Wyndham, daughter of Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, on 15 July 1771. They had five sons and one daughter:

  • Henry George Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon (1772–1833).
  • Capt. Hon. Charles Herbert (1774–1808).
  • Very Rev. Hon. William Herbert (1778–1847).
  • Lady Frances Herbert (c. 1782–1830), married Thomas Moreton, 1st Earl of Ducie and had issue.
  • Rev. Hon. George Herbert (1789–1825), vicar of Tibenham, Norfolk.
  • Hon. Algernon Herbert (1792–1855), antiquary.
  • Carnarvon died in June 1811, aged 69, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Henry. Lady Carnarvon died in 1826.

    References

    Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon Wikipedia


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