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Herbert, family, Earls of Pembroke

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Date: 1100-2000
History:

Richard Herbert of Ewyas, Gentleman Usher to King Henry VII and natural son of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke of the 1468 creation, married Margaret, daughter and heiress of Sir Matthew Cradock of Swansea (Glamorganshire). His son, William Herbert (c.1506-70), a distinguished soldier and statesman, was created Earl of Pembroke in 1551. He was granted most of the estates of the dissolved abbey of Wilton (Wiltshire) and Baynard's Castle (London). On the death of the 7th Earl in 1683 the Wilton and other English estates (including land in Somerset and elsewhere which was later sold) passed to his brother as 8th Earl, but the South Wales estates passed to his daughter Charlotte, who married first the 2nd Baron Jeffreys and secondly, in 1703, the 1st Viscount Windsor.

The 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam (d. 1816) left the bulk of his estates in Ireland and England (mainly property in Dublin and Co. Dublin) to his cousin Sidney Herbert (d. 1861), 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, second son of the 11th Earl of Pembroke. The 2nd Baron Herbert of Lea succeeded his uncle as 13th Earl of Pembroke in 1862.

Estates in 1883: 42,244 acres in Wiltshire; 2,301 acres in Co. Dublin; 230 acres in Co. Wicklow; worth a total of £77,663 a year.

Places:
  • Abdon, Shropshire
  • Alvediston, Wiltshire
  • Broad Chalke, Wiltshire
  • Caerleon, Monmouthshire
  • Cardiff, Glamorgan
  • Chalbury, Dorset
  • Chedzoy, Somerset
  • Cowbridge, Glamorgan
  • Diddlebury, Shropshire
  • Dublin, County Dublin
  • Dunster, Somerset
  • Fovant, Wiltshire
  • Grovely Wood, Wiltshire
  • Kenfig, Glamorgan
  • London
  • Newport, Monmouthshire
  • Shaftesbury, Dorset
  • Wilton, Wiltshire
  • Wylye, Wiltshire
Sources of authority: Royal Commission on Historical Manuscripts, Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996, p. 82.
Name authority reference: GB/NNAF/F87620 (Former ISAAR ref: GB/NNAF/F6014 )
Collections
  Description Held by Reference Further information
1
12th cent-20th cent: Wilts (Wilton, Alvediston, Wylye, etc) and Irish (Co Dublin, etc) deeds, manorial records, family and estate papers c12th-20th cent, with misc papers rel to properties in Dorset (Shaftesbury, etc), London, Somerset (Chedzoy, etc), Glamorgan and Monmouthshire mainly 16th-18th cent and Salop (Abdon, etc) c1862-73
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50a]
2
12th cent-16th cent: Wilton Abbey (Wilts) monastic deeds and estate papers
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50a]
3
1756-1803: Wilts (Wilton, etc) and Dorset (Chalbury, etc) estate survey 1756 and Wilts (Wilton, etc) estate plans 1783-1803
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 1335 Wilts Soc

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50b]
4
1589: Grovely Wood (Wilts) estate map
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50c]
5
1810-1840: Wilts (Wilton, etc) estate agent's diaries
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 16171 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50d]
6
17th cent-20th cent: Wilts (Wilton, etc) estate and Herbert family papers
Collection held privately: enquiries to Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50e]
7
1561: Wilton House (Wilts) inventory
National Art Library, Victoria & Albert Museum
NRA 18524 Bradfer-Lawrence

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50f]
8
14th cent-17th cent: Glamorgan (Cardiff, Kenfig, etc) and Monmouthshire (Newport, etc) deeds, legal and trust papers, manorial records and estate papers, with misc papers for other Welsh counties and for Wilts (Wilton, etc)
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 581 Stuart

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [100c]
9
1479-1701: deeds, Manor of Tir Iarll accounts
Neath Antiquarian Society Archives
10
1412-1479, 1706-1708: Welsh estate accounts 1412-76, Dunster (Somerset) estate accounts 1461-79 and Herbert family estate accounts 1706-08
National Library of Wales: Department of Collection Services
NRA 12100 Somerset

See HMC Principal family and estate collections L-W, 1999 [96h]
11
13th cent-20th cent: Irish (Co Dublin, etc) deeds 13th-18th cent and estate papers 17th-20th cent
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 22080 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50a]
12
18th cent-20th cent: Irish (Co Dublin, etc) deeds, legal and estate papers
National Archives of Ireland
NRA 29975 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50g]
13
c1630-1653: Herbert family executorship and financial papers (Sir Robert Pye as executor of the 4th Earl of Pembroke)
Sheffield City Archives
NRA 4707 Elmhirst

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50h]
14
1856-1861: Herbert family corresp (Lord and Lady Herbert of Lea)
British Library, Manuscript Collections
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50i]
15
1806-1856: Herbert and Woronzow family papers, mainly of the 11th Countess of Pembroke (1783-1856)
Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI)
NRA 21971 Meade
16
mid 19th cent: corresp and papers of Sidney Herbert (1810-1861), Baron Herbert of Lea
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
NRA 16612 Herbert

See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50a]
17
1870: travel journal of the 13th Earl of Pembroke (1850-1895)
National Library of New Zealand: Alexander Turnbull Library
See HMC Principal family and estate collections A-K, 1996 [50j]
18
1675: survey of lands in Glamorgan and Monmouth
Somerset Heritage Centre (South West Heritage Trust)
NRA 44634
19
1920-1985: Wilts (Wilton) corresp files re tenancy business
Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre
See Annual Return 2007

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