HERBERT, William II (by 1530-76), of Cogan Pill, nr. Cardiff.

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. by 1530, 2nd s. of Sir George Herbert of Swansea by his 1st w. Elizabeth, da. of Sir Thomas Berkeley of The Vyne, Hants. m. Alice, da. of Sir John Raglan of Carnllwyd, Glam., wid. of William Mathew of Castell y Mynach, Glam., at least 1s.

Offices Held

Sheriff, Glam. ?1551-2, 1566-7; j.p. Glam. from 1555, ?escheator 1562-3; v.-adm. S. Wales.


Herbert was not among the principal landowners of Glamorganshire, and his being chosen twice for the county seat must therefore be attributed to his kinship with the earls of Pembroke. The by-election caused by Herbert’s death before the second session of the 1572 Parliament resulted in the return of his brother-in-law, William Mathew of Radyr. Herbert’s only son, George, must have died before reaching manhood: his name never appears on the county lists, and the Cogan Pill estate eventually passed to Nicholas Herbert.

Clark, Limbus, 20, 274-6, 286-7; Vis. Hants(Harl. Soc. lxiv), 56-7; Arch. Camb. (ser. 3), xii. 5; C142/160/1; Cardiff Recs. ed. Matthews, i. 351, 372; Lansd. 1218, ff. 36, 93; Flenley, Cal. Reg. Council, Marches of Wales, 74, 118; SP11/5/6; SP12/148/8-9; R. Symonds, Diary (Cam. Soc. lxxiv), 216-17.

Ref Volumes: 1558-1603

Author: A.H.D.


  • 1. Did not serve for the full duration of the Parliament.