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

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1734 - 31 Mar. 1757

Family and Education

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

Offices Held

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

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


In all available division lists Herbert is found voting with Administration, and was classed as ‘for’ in Dupplin’s list of 1754.  He died 31 Mar. 1757.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier