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Carnarvon, Earl of (GB, 1793)

 

Creation: let. pat. 3 Jul 1793

 

Family name: Herbert

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Arms:

Per pale Azure and Gules three Lions rampant Argent

Crest:

A Wyvern with wings elevated Vert holding in the mouth a Sinister Hand couped at the wrist Gules

Supporters:

Dexter:  a Panther guardant Argent semée of Torteaux and Hurts flames issuant from the mouth and ears proper;  Sinister:  a Lion Argent, each ducally gorged per pale Azure and Gules and chained Or and charged on the shoulder with an Ermine Spot Sable

Motto:

Ung Je Serviray (One I will serve)

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Henry [Herbert], 1st Baron Porchester later 1st Earl of Carnarvon, PC

1st son of Maj Gen Hon William Herbert, of High Clere, co. Hampshire (by his wife Catherine Elizabeth Tewes, of Aix-la-Chapelle), 2nd surv. son by his first wife of Thomas [Herbert], 8th Earl of Pembroke

born

20 Aug 1741

mar.

15 Jul 1771 Lady Elizabeth Alice Maria Wyndham (b. 29 Nov 1752; d. 10 Feb 1826), 1st dau. of Charles [Wyndham], 2nd Earl of Egremont, by his wife Hon Alicia Maria Carpenter, sister of George [Carpenter], 1st Earl of Tyrconnell, and only dau. of George [Carpenter], 2nd Baron Carpenter

children

1. Hon Henry George Herbert, later 2nd Earl of Carnarvon

2. Capt Hon Charles Herbert RN (b. 5 Jul 1774; d. by drowning 12 Sep 1808), mar. 9 Jul 1806 Hon Bridget Augusta Byng (d. 4 Mar 1876), 4th dau. of John [Byng], 5th Viscount Torrington, by his wife Bridget Forrest, dau. of Commodore Arthur Forrest RN, Commander-in-Chief of the Jamaican Station, and had issue

3. Very Rev Hon William Herbert LLD, Dean of Manchester (b. 12 Jan 1778; d. 28 May 1847), mar. 17 May 1806 Hon Letitia Dorothea Allen (d. 14 Jun 1878), sister and cohrss. of Joshua William [Allen], 6th Viscount Allen, and 2nd but sole surv. dau. of Joshua [Allen], 5th Viscount Allen, by his wife Frances Barry, 1st dau. of Gaynor Barry, of Dormstown, co. Meath, and had issue

4. Rev Hon George Herbert, Vicar of Tibbenham, co. Norfolk (b. 21 Feb 1799; d. 27 Mar 1825), mar. 1 Sep 1806 Frances Head (d. 2 Feb 1862), only child and hrss. of Francis Head, of St Andrew's Hall, co. Norfolk, and had issue

5. Hon Algernon Herbert, barrister (b. 12 Jul 1792; d. 11 Jun 1855), mar. 2 Aug 1830 Marianne Lempriere (d. 7 Aug 1870), dau. of Thomas Lempriere, and had issue

1. Lady Frances Herbert (b. 12 Jun 1775; d. 22 Aug 1830), mar. 6 Dec 1797 Thomas [Reynolds-Moreton], 1st Earl of Ducie, and had issue

died

3 Jun 1811

created

17 Oct 1780 Baron Porchester, of High Clere in the County of Southampton

3 Jul 1793 Earl of Carnarvon

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Wilton 1768-80; Col in the Army 1794; Master of the Horse 1806-07; Privy Councillor 1806

 

Henry George [Herbert], 2nd Earl of Carnarvon

born

3 Jun 1772

mar.

25 Apr 1796 Elizabeth Acland (b. 13 Dec 1772; d. 5 Mar 1813), sister and hrss. of Sir John Dyke-Acland, 8th/4th Bt., of Columb-John, co. Devon, and only dau. of Col John Dyke Dyke-Acland, of Pixton, co. Somerset (by his wife Lady Christian Henrietta Caroline Fox-Strangways, 3rd dau. of Stephen [Fox later Fox-Strangways], 1st Earl of Ilchester), 1st son and heir ap. of Sir Thomas Acland later Dyke-Acland, 7th/3rd Bt., of Columb-John, co. Devon, by his wife Elizabeth Dyke, only dau. and hrss. of Thomas Dyke, of Tetton-in-Kingston and Pexton, co. Somerset

children

1. Hon Henry John George Herbert, later 3rd Earl of Carnarvon

2. Hon Edward Charles Hugh Herbert (b. 30 Mar 1802; d. 30 May 1852), mar. Jun 1833 Elizabeth Sweet-Escott (d. 10 Jul 1840), 2nd dau. of Rev Preb Thomas Sweet later Sweet-Escott, of Hartrow Hall, co. Somerset, Rector of Kittisford, co. Somerset 1802-24 and 1831-42 and of Brompton Ralph 1802-42, Prebendary of Wedmore in Wells Cathedral 1819-72, by his wife Mary Escott, 1st dau. and cohrss. of Rev Bickham Escott, of Hartrow Hall, co. Somerset, Rector of Kittisford, co. Somerset 1755-1801, and had issue

1. Lady Harriet Elizabeth Herbert (d. 1836), mar. 21 Apr 1829 Rev John C Stapleton, and had issue

2. Lady Emily Herbert (d. 16 Nov 1854), mar. 4 Oct 1822 Philip Bouverie-Pusey MP, of Pusey, co. Berkshire (b. 25 Jun 1799; d. 9 Jul 1855), 1st son and hr. of Hon Philip Bouverie later Bouverie-Pusey (by his wife Lady Lucy Cave, widow of Sir Thomas Cave, 7th Bt. MP, and 1st dau. by his second wife of Robert [Sherard], 4th Earl of Harborough), 1st son by his second wife of Jacob [Bouverie], 1st Viscount Folkestone, and had issue

3. Lady Theresa Herbert (d. 13 Sep 1815)

died

16 Apr 1833 (bur. at Burghclere, co. Hampshire)

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Whig) for Cricklade 1794-1811; High Steward of Newbury; FSA 1814

 

Henry John George [Herbert], 3rd Earl of Carnarvon

born

8 Jun 1800

mar.

4 Aug 1830 Henrietta Anna Howard-Molyneux-Howard (b. 17 Jul 1804; d. 26 May 1876), 1st dau. of Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard (yr. brother of Bernard Edward [Howard], 12th Duke of Norfolk), by his wife Elizabeth Long, dau. of Edward Long, Chief Judge of the Vice-Admiralty Court, Jamaica

children

1. Hon Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, later 4th Earl of Carnarvon

2. Hon Alan Percy Harty Molyneux Herbert MD (b. 21 Nov 1836; d. 8 Mar 1907)

3. Hon Auberon Edward William Molyneux Herbert, Member of Parliament for Nottingham 1870-74 (b. 18 Jun 1838; d. 5 Nov 1906), mar. 9 Aug 1871 Lady Florence Amabel Cowper (d. 26 Apr 1866), 2nd dau. of George Augustus Frederick [Cowper], 6th Earl Cowper, by his wife Lady Anne Florence De Grey, suo jure Baroness Lucas of Crudwell, 1st dau. of Thomas Philip [Robinson later Weddell later De Grey], 2nd Earl de Grey, and had issue:

1a. Auberon Thomas Herbert, later 9th Baron Lucas of Crudwell

1a. Hon Nan Ino Herbert, later suo jure Baroness Lucas of Crudwell

1. Lady Eveline Alicia Juliana Herbert (b. 21 Dec 1834; d. 1 Oct 1906), mar. 15 Feb 1855 Isaac Newton [Fellowes later Wallop], 5th Earl of Portsmouth, and had issue

2. Lady Gwendolen Ondine Herbert (d. 23 Oct 1915)

died

10 Dec 1849

suc. by

son

note

Member of Parliament (Tory) for Wootton Bassett 1831-32; High Steward of Newbury; FRS 1841

 

Henry Howard Molyneux [Herbert], 4th Earl of Carnarvon

born

24 Jun 1831

mar. (1)

5 Sep 1861 Lady Evelyn Stanhope (b. 3 Nov 1834; d. 25 Jan 1875; bur. in the cemetery at Highclere, co. Berkshire), sister and sole hrss. of George Philip Cecil Arthur [Stanhope], 7th Earl of Chesterfield, and only dau. of George Augustus Frederick [Stanhope], 6th Earl of Chesterfield, by his wife Hon Anne Elizabeth Weld-Forester, 1st dau. of Cecil [Weld-Forester], 1st Baron Forester

children by first wife

1. Hon George Edward Stanhope Molyneux Herbert, later 5th Earl of Carnarvon

1. Lady Winifred Anne Henrietta Christina Herbert (b. 2 Jul 1864; d. 28 Sep 1933), mar. (1) 10 Jan 1887 Capt Hon Alfred John George Byng, ADC to the Governor-General of Canada (b. 4 May 1851; dsp. 8 Nov 1887), 2nd son of George Stevens [Byng], 2nd Earl of Strafford, by his second wife Hon Harriet Elizabeth Cavendish, 2nd dau. of Charles Compton [Cavendish], 1st Baron Chesham, and (2) 4 Mar 1890 Herbert Colstoun [Gardner], 1st Baron Burghclere, and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady Margaret Leonora Evelyn Selina Herbert (b. 18 Sep 1870; d. 13 Sep 1958), mar. 10 Sep 1904 Sir George Herbert Duckworth CB (d. 27 Apr 1934), half-brother of the novelist Virginia Woolf and son of Herbert Duckworth, of Orchardleigh Park, co. Somerset, and had issue

3. Lady Victoria Alexandrina Mary Cecil Herbert CBE (b. 31 Dec 1874; d. 15 Nov 1957)

mar. (2)

26 Dec 1878 his cousin Elizabeth Catharine Howard (b. 29 Mar 1858; d. 1 Feb 1929), 1st dau. of Henry Howard, of Greystoke Castle, co. Cumberland, by his wife Charlotte Caroline Georgina Long, dau. of Henry Hawes Long, of Hampton Lodge, co. Surrey

children by second wife

2. Hon Aubrey Nigel Henry Molyneux Howard DL, Member of Parliament (Conservative) for South Somerset 1911-18 and (Independent) for Yeovil 1918 (b. 3 Apr 1880; d. 26 Sep 1923), mar. 20 Oct 1910 Hon Mary Gertrude Vesey (b. 10 Apr 1889; d. 28 Nov 1970), only child of John Robert William [Vesey], 4th Viscount de Vesci, by his wife Lady Evelyn Charteris, 1st dau. of Francis Richard [Wemyss-Charteris-Douglas later Charteris], 8th Earl of Wemyss, and had issue

3. Hon Mervyn Robert Howard Molyneux Herbert (b. 2 Dec 1882; d. 26 May 1929), mar. 1 Jun 1921 Mary Elizabeth Willard (d. 1970), dau. of Joseph E Willard, US Ambassador to Madrid, and had issue

died

28 Jun 1890 (bur. at Highclere, co. Berkshire)

suc. by

son by first wife

note

Constable of Carnarvon Castle 1854-90; Under Secretary of State for the Colonies 1858-59; High Steward of the University of Oxford 1859-90; Secretary of State for the Colonies 1866-67 and 1874-78; Privy Councillor 1866; Deputy Grand Master of Freemasons 1870-74 and Pro Grand Master 1874-90; FRS 1875; FSA 1876 and President, Society of Antiquaries 1878-85; High Steward of Newbury 1884; Privy Councillor [I]; :Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1885-86; Lord Lieutenant of Hampshire 1887-90

 

George Edward Stanhope Molyneux [Herbert], 5th Earl of Carnarvon, DL

born

26 Jun 1866

mar.

26 Jun 1895 Almina Victoria Marie Alexandra Wombwell (mar. (2) 19 Dec 1923 Lt Col Ian Onslow Dennistoun MVO;  d. 8 May 1969), only dau. of Frederick Charles Wombwell (by his wife Marie Boyer), 4th son of Sir George Wombwell, 3rd Bt, of Newburgh Priory, Coxwold, co. York

children

1. Hon Henry George Alfred Marius Victor Francis Herbert, later 6th Earl of Carnarvon

1. Lady Evelyn Leonora Almina Herbert (b. 15 Aug 1901), mar. 8 Oct 1923 Sir Brograve Campbell Beauchamp, 2nd Bt., and had issue

died

5 Apr 1923

suc. by

son

note

High Steward of Newbury ; the famous excavator of Tutankhamen's tomb

 

Henry George Alfred Marius Victor Francis [Herbert], 6th Earl of Carnarvon

born

7 Nov 1898

mar. (1)

17 Jul 1922 (div. 1936) Anne Catherine Tredick Wendell (mar. (2) 1938 as his second wife Lt Cdr Geoffrey Seymour Grenfell RN, and (3) 1950 Don Stuart Mommand; d. 1977), 1st dau. of Jacob Wendell, of New York and Sandridgebury, Sandridge, co. Hertford

children by first wife

1. Hon Henry George Reginald Molyneux Herbert, later 7th Earl of Carnarvon

1. Lady (Anne) Penelope Marian Herbert (b. 3 Mar 1925), mar. 21 Apr 1945 Capt Reinier Gerrit Anton van der Woude, son of Reinier Gerrit Anton van der Woude, of Heronden, Eastry, co. Kent, and Soton, New York, USA. and has issue

mar. (2)

1 Sep 1939 (div. 1947) Ottilie Ethel James (the dancer "Tillie Losch"; former wife of Edward Frank Willis James, of West Dean Park, co. Sussex;  d. 1975), dau. of Eugene Losch, of Vienna, Austria

died

22 Sep 1987

suc. by

son by first wife

note

High Steward of Newbury

 

Henry George Molyneux [Herbert], 7th Earl of Carnarvon, KCVO KBE DL

born

19 Jan 1924

mar.

7 Jan 1956 his third cousin Jean Margaret Wallop, 1st dau. of Hon Oliver Malcolm Wallop, of Upper Wallop, Big Horn, Sheridan County, Wyoming, USA (by his first wife Jean Moore, 1st dau. of Edward Small Moore, of New York, USA), 2nd son of Oliver Henry [Wallop], 8th Earl of Portsmouth

children

1. Hon George Reginald Oliver Molyneux Herbert, later 8th Earl of Carnarvon

2. Hon Henry Malcolm Herbert, of Field House, Highclere Park, Newbury, co. Berkshire (b. 2 Mar 1959), mar. 1992 Francesca Vaughan Bevan, 2nd dau. of Jonathan Stuart Vaughan Bevan, of Belgravia, London, and has issue

1. Lady Carolyn Penelope Herbert (b. 27 Jan 1962), mar. 1985 John Frederick Rufus Warren, of The Priory, Moulton, Newmarket, co. Suffolk, racing adviser to Queen Elizabeth II, son of John Warren, storekeeper, of Harlow, co. Essex, and has issue

died

11 Sep 2001

suc. by

son

note

Verderer of the New Forest 1961-65; Racing Manager to Queen Elizabeth II 1969-2001; KBE 1976; KCVO 1982; elected to the House of Lords 1999

 

George Reginald Oliver Molyneux [Herbert], 8th Earl of Carnarvon

born

10 Nov 1956

mar. (1)

16 Dec 1989 (div. 1998) Jayne M Wilby, 1st dau. of Kenneth A Wilby, of Cheshire, by his wife Princess Prospero Colonna di Stigliano, of Ashford, co. Wicklow

children by first wife

1. Hon George Kenneth Oliver Molyneux Herbert, styled Lord Porchester (b. 13 Oct 1992)

1. Lady Saoirse Herbert (b. 2 Jun 1991)

mar. (2)

18 Feb 1999 Fiona J M Aitken, dau. of Ronnie Aitken

only child by second wife

2. Hon Edward Herbert (b. 10 Oct 1999)

 

 Last updated 9 Feb 2007

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Titles:

8th Earl of Carnarvon

(Great Britain, let. pat. 3 Jul 1793)

8th Baron Porchester, of High Clere in the County of Southampton

(Great Britain, let. pat. 17 Oct 1780)

Heir presumptive to the Earldoms of Pembroke and Montgomery

 

Addresses:

Highclere Castle, Newbury, Berkshire RG20 9RN

The Field House, Highclere Park, Newbury, Berkshire RG15 9RN

 

Website for Highclere Castle:

www.highclerecastle.co.uk

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