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Herbert, Baron (E, 1461)


Creation: writ of sum. 26 Jul 1461


Family name: Herbert later Somerset later Seyfried




Per pale Azure and Gules three Lions rampant two and one Argent


A Moorish Woman's Head and Shoulders Sable about the head a Wreath Argent and Gules in her sinister ear a Ring Or


Dexter: A Lion Argent; Sinister: A Panther guardant Argent semée of Roundels Vert Azure and Gules incensed proper, both gorged with a Collar attached thereto a Chain reflexed over the back and terminating in a Ring Or


Honour thy word


A Bascule chained Or



William [Herbert], 1st Baron Herbert later 1st Earl of Pembroke, KG

2nd son of Sir William ap Thomas, of Raglan Castle, by his second wife Gwladys Vaughan, widow of Sir Roger Vaughan, of Bedwardine, and dau. of Sir David Gam


by writ of summons 26 Jul 1461 Baron Herbert

8 Sep 1468 Earl of Pembroke


The Barony of Herbert was held by the Earls of Pembroke (Earls of Huntingdon from 4 Jul 1479) from 8 Sep 1468 until 16 Jul 1491, when on the death of William [Herbert], 1st Earl of Huntingdon and formerly 2nd Earl of Pembroke, without a male heir the Earldom of Huntingdon became extinct and the Barony of Herbert, according to modern doctrine, passed to his only daughter and heiress,


Lady Elizabeth Herbert, suo jure Baroness Herbert



2 Jun 1472 as his first wife Charles [Somerset], jure uxoris Baron Herbert later 1st Earl of Worcester


1. Hon Henry Somerset, later 4th Baron Herbert later 2nd Earl of Worcester

1. Lady Elizabeth Somerset, mar. (1) Sir John Savage, and (2) William Brereton


c. 1514

suc. by



her husband is generally stated to have been created by letters patent dated 26 Nov 1506 "Baron Herbert of Raglan, Chepstow and Gower" but "no enrolment of this patent....has been found bearing on this creation" - he was, however, sum. to Parliament in his wife's barony 17 Oct 1509 and 28 Nov 1511 and was created Earl of Worcester by letters patent 1 Feb 1513/4


Henry [Somerset], 4th Baron Herbert later 2nd Earl of Worcester


suc. his mother c.1514 as 4th Baron Herbert and his father 15 Apr 1526 as 2nd Earl of Worcester


The Barony of Herbert was held by the Earls of Worcester (Marquesses of Worcester from 2 Mar 1642/3 and Dukes of Beaufort from 2 Dec 1682) until 5 Feb 1984, when on the death of Henry Hugh FitzRoy [Somerset], 10th Duke of Beaufort, 18th Baron Herbert, etc., the Baronies of Herbert and Botetourt (cr. by writ 13 Jul 1305) fell into abeyance between the descendants of his sister Lady Blanche Linnie Eliot later Douglas, sometime Countess of St Germans, as follows:


Henry Adelbert Wellington FitzRoy [Somerset], 9th Duke of Beaufort and 17th Baron Herbert

1st son and heir of Henry Charles FitzRoy [Somerset], 8th Duke of Beaufort and 16th Baron Herbert, by his wife Lady Georgiana Charlotte Curzon-Howe, 1st dau. of Richard William Penn [Curzon-Howe], 1st Earl Howe


19 May 1847


9 Oct 1895 Louisa Emily van Tuyll van Serooskerken (widow of Baron Charles van Tuyll van Serooskerken;  b. 21 Sep 1864;  d. 11 Oct 1945), 2nd dau. of William Henry Harford, of Oldown House, Almondsbury, co. Gloucester, by his wife Ellen Tower, 3rd dau. of Rev William Tower, of How Hatch, co. Essex, Vicar of Braughing, co. Hertford


1. Lord Henry Hugh Arthur Fitzroy Somerset, later 10th Duke of Beaufort and 18th Baron Herbert

1. Lady Blanche Linnie Somerset (b. 15 Apr 1897;  d. 30 Aug 1968), mar. (1) 11 Jun 1918 John Granville Cornwallis [Eliot], 6th Earl of St Germans, and had issue:

1a. Lady Rosemary Alexandra Eliot (b. 26 Jun 1919; d. 20 Apr 1963), mar. (1) 2 Sep 1939 Capt Edward Christian Frederick Nutting (b. 9 Sep 1917; d. Jan 1943), and had issue:

1b. Davina Rosemary Enid Nutting (b. 8 Aug 1940; d. 6 Aug 1976), mar. 29 May 1960 (div. 1969) John Martin Brenthall Cope, yst. son of G V Cope, of Palmerston North, New Zealand, and had issue:

1c. Jonathon Edric Cope (b. 1961; dvp. with his mother 6 Aug 1976)

1c. Frederica Samantha Mary Cope, coheiress representing one-quarter to the abeyant Barony of Botetourt and until 2002 also to the abeyant Barony of Hastings (b. 23 Sep 1963), mar. Aug 1999 David Arthur Thomas, and has issue:

1d.Davina Mary Mauritius Thomas (b. Sep 1999)

Lady Rosemary Nutting mar. (2) 24 Feb 1945 (annulled 1949) Lt Col David Frederick Hew Dunn RN, 2nd son of Cecil de Sivrac Dunn, of Rowley Cottage, Ilford, co. Wiltshire, and (3) 22 Dec 1949 Col Ralph Alexander (Sascha) Rubens (d. 1995), only son of Capt Joshua Ernest Rubens, of Henley-in-Arden, co. Warwick, and had further issue:

2b. Alexandra Louise Rubens, coheiress representing one-quarter to the abeyant Barony of Botetourt and until 2002 also to the abeyant Barony of Hastings (b. 9 Oct 1951), mar. 1976 Daniel Augusto Peyronel, of 27 Gertrude Street, London SW10, and has issue:

1c. Jesse Alexander Peyronel (b. 1977)

2a. Lady Cathleen Blanche Lily Eliot (b. 29 Jul 1921; d. 1994), mar. (1) 15 Nov 1946 (div. 1956) Capt John Beeton Seyfried (b. c. 1923; mar. (2) 1963 (div. 1977) Anne Daphne Holbech, only child of Edward Ambrose Holbech, of Farnborough Hall, Banbury, co. Oxford; d. 28 Mar 2008), only son of John Frederick Seyfried, of South Kensington, London, and had issue:

1b. David John Seyfried later Seyfried-Herbert, coheir representing one-half in the abeyant Baronies of Hastings and Botetourt, later 19th Baron Herbert

1b. Sarah Diana Seyfried (b. 6 Apr 1949), mar. (1) 1975 Peter Michael Smith, of Childs Place, London, son of P W Smith, of Reading, co. Berkshire, and (2) 2001 as his second wife Sir Michael Ferguson Davie, 8th Bt., and has issue by her first husband:

1c. Benjamin Peter Havelock Smith (b. 1977)

2c. Matthew William Eliot Smith (b. 1981)

Lady Cathleen Seyfried mar. (2) 7 Jan 1957 Sir Havelock Henry Trevor Hudson, Chairman of Lloyds 1975-77 (d. Nov 1996), son of Savile Hudson, of Lincoln's Inn, London, and had further issue:

2b. (Michael) Guy Havelock Hudson, of The Forstel, Smarden Road, Biddenden, co. Kent (b. 14 Mar 1962), mar. 1992 Sarah Heidi Ehrler, dau. of Anthony Ehrler, and has issue:

1c. Havelock Henry Eliot Hudson (b. 1996)

2c. Christian Alexander Havelock Hudson (b. 1998)

2b. Louise Deborah Hudson (b. 2 Dec 1958)

The Countess of St Germans mar. (2) 15 Jul 1924 Capt George Francis Valentine Scott-Douglas later Scott Douglas (b. 14 Feb 1898;  d. 12 Jun 1930), only child of Francis John Scott-Douglas (by his first wife Fanny Augusta Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick, dau. of Sir George Eliott Meyrick Tapps-Gervis-Meyrick), 3rd son of Sir Henry Scott-Douglas, 4th Bt., of Springwood Park, and had further issue:

1a. Sir James Louis FitzRoy Scott Douglas, 6th Bt. (b. 24 Oct 1930; d. 16 Jul 1969)

2. Lady Diana Maud Nina Somerset (b. 12 Sep 1898;  dsp. 6 May 1935), mar. 19 Sep 1925 as his second wife Capt Lindesay Harry Compton Shedden, of Ponty-Pardy, Caerphilly, Cardiff, and Compton Martin, co. Somerset (b. 20 Jun 1881;  d. 1971)


27 Nov 1924

suc. by



Yeomanry ADC to the Queen 1899;  High Steward of Bristol 1899-1924, and of Gloucester


Henry Hugh FitzRoy [Somerset], 10th Duke of Beaufort and 18th Baron Herbert, KG GCVO PC


4 Apr 1900


14 Jun 1923 Lady Victoria Constance Mary Cambridge (b. 12 Jun 1897;  dsp. 23 Jun 1987), 1st dau. of Adolphus Charles Alexander Albert Edward George Philip Louis Ladislaus [Cambridge], 1st Marquess of Cambridge, by his wife Lady Margaret Evelyn Grosvenor, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Hugh Lupus [Grosvenor], 1st Duke of Westminster


s.p. 5 Feb 1984

suc. by

second cousin twice removed in the titles created by letters patent (Duke of Beaufort, Marquess of Worcester, Earl of Worcester, etc.)


Lord Lieutenant of Bristol and Gloucester;  Master of the Horse 1936-78;  Knight of the Garter 1937;  High Steward of Bristol and Gloucester, and of Tewkesbury;  Privy Councillor


On 10 Jan 2002 the Barony of Herbert was called out of abeyance in favour of David John Seyfried, great nephew of Henry Hugh FitzRoy [Somerset], 10th Duke of Beaufort, 18th Baron Herbert, etc., and coheir representing a moiety (i.e. one-half) to the Baronies of Herbert and Botetourt:


David John [Seyfried later Seyfried-Herbert], 19th Baron Herbert


3 Mar 1952


1975 Jane Angela Bishop, dau. of Dr Ian Bishop, of Charlestown, co. Cornwall


1. Dr Hon Oliver Richard Seyfried later Seyfried-Herbert (b. 17 Jun 1976), mar. 24 May 2003 Sally V Fergusson, dau. of Ian Fergusson, of Tillington. co. West Sussex, and has issue:

1a. Oscar Seyfried-Herbert (b. 27 Nov 2004)

1a. Coco Seyfried-Herbert (b. 23 Jul 2007)

1. Hon Charlotte Sophia Caroline Seyfried later Seyfried-Herbert (b. 27 Oct 1977), mar. Julian E Collett, son of Michael Collett, of Stoke Charity, co. Hampshire, and has issue


Last updated 30 Jul 2008




19th Baron Herbert

(England, writ of sum. 26 Jul 1461)



39 Chiddingstone Street, London SW6 3TQ



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