HERBERT, Henry (c.1548-98), of Wonastow, Mon.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

b. c.1548, 1st s. of Thomas Herbert of Wonastow by his 2nd w. Anne, da. of Sir Thomas Lucy of Charlecote, Warws. m. 1577, Lucy (d.1604), da. of William Somerset, 3rd Earl of Worcester, 2s. d.v.p. 4da. suc. fa. 1588.

Offices Held

J.p. Mon. from c.1573, sheriff 1588-9, 1597-d.


Herbert’s mother was a puritan, his wife’s family recusant. His father, sheriff in 1572, procured his return for the county by a ‘blatant trick’ against the better-supported candidature of William Morgan II of Llantarnam. Herbert’s partner in that Parliament was his future wife’s uncle, Charles So