HERBERT, Hon. William (c.1696-1757).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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1734 - 31 Mar. 1757

Family and Education

b. c.1696, 5th s. of Thomas Herbert, M.P., 8th Earl of Pembroke; bro. of Hon. Nicholas, Robert Sawyer and Thomas Herbert. m. bef. 1741, Catherine Elizabeth Tewes of Aix-la-Chapelle, 3s. 2da., fa. of Henry Herbert, M.P., 1st Earl of Carnarvon.

Offices Held

Lt. 1 Life Gds. 1722; capt. and lt.-col. 1 Ft. Gds. 1738; brevet-col. and a.-d.-c. to George II 1745; col. 6 Marines Feb.-Dec. 1747, 14 Ft. 1747-53 and 2nd Drag. Gds. 1753-d.; maj.-gen. 1755.

Groom of the bedchamber 1740-d.; paymaster to the Gibraltar garrison 1740-d.


William Herbert, a professional soldier, was returned on his family’s interest for Wilton, voting with the Administration in all recorded divisions. He died 31 Mar. 1757.

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Author: Eveline Cruickshanks