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Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon

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Nationality  British
Political party  Tory

Alma mater  Christ Church, Oxford
Name  Henry 3rd
Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon
Spouse(s)  Henrietta Anna Howard-Molyneux-Howard (died 1876)
Died  December 10, 1849, Pusey, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
Children  Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon
Parents  Elizabeth Acland, Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon
Education  Christ Church, Oxford, Eton College
Grandchildren  George Herbert, 5th Earl of Carnarvon, Aubrey Herbert
Grandparents  Lady Harriet Acland, John Dyke Acland, Henry Herbert, 1st Earl of Carnarvon

Henry John George Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon, FRS (8 June 1800 – 10 December 1849), styled Lord Porchester from 1811 to 1833, was a British writer, traveller, nobleman, and politician.


Background and education

Herbert was born in London, the older son of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon, and his wife Elizabeth Kitty Acland, daughter of John Dyke Acland. He was educated at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford.

Public life

In 1831 Porchester was elected to the House of Commons for Wootton Bassett as a Tory, a seat he held until the following year when the constituency was abolished by the Great Reform Act. In 1833 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1841. It was during Carnarvon's lifetime that the family seat of Highclere Castle was redesigned and rebuilt by Sir Charles Barry into a Victorian mansion.


Herbert played first-class cricket in 1822 when he was recorded in one match, totalling 1 run with a highest score of 1 and holding 2 catches.


Lord Carnarvon married Henrietta Anna Howard-Molyneux-Howard, eldest daughter of Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard, in 1830. They had three sons and one daughter. He died at Pusey, Oxfordshire in December 1849, aged 49, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, who became a prominent Conservative politician. His second son, the Honourable Dr Alan Herbert, was awarded the Legion of Honour by the French government in 1871 for his service as a medical doctor during the siege of Paris in the Franco-Prussian War, and he remained there as the physician in charge of the Hertford Hospital until 1901. His third son, the Honourable Auberon Herbert, also gained distinction. Lady Carnarvon died in 1876.


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