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Powis, Earl of (GB, 1748 - 1801)


Creation: let.pat. 27 May 1748


Extinct: 16 Jan 1801


Family name: Herbert




Per pale Azure and Gules three Lions rampant Argent armed and langued Or


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


Dexter:  A Lion Argent semée of Roses armed and langued Gules;  Sinister:  A Lion Azure semée of Fleurs-de-lis Or


 Fortitudine et prudentia



Henry Arthur [Herbert], 1st Baron Herbert later 1st Earl of Powis, PC

1st son and heir of Francis Herbert, of Oakley Park, co. Montgomery (by his wife Dorothy Oldbury, dau. of John Oldbury, of London, merchant), 1st son and heir of Richard Herbert, of Oakley Park, co. Montgomery, by his wife Hon Florence Herbert, sister and in her issue cohrss. of Henry [Herbert], 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury and 4th Baron Herbert of Castle Island, and 2nd daughter of Richard [Herbert], 2nd Baron Herbert of Chirbury and 2nd Baron Herbert of Castle Island


c. 1703


30 Mar 1751 Barbara Herbert (b. 24 Jun 1735; d. 12 Mar 1786), only dau. and hrss. of Lord Edward Herbert (by his wife Lady Henrietta Waldegrave, only dau. of James [Waldegrave], 1st Earl Waldegrave), brother of William [Herbert], 3rd Marquess of Powis, and 2nd son of William [Herbert], 2nd Marquess of Powis, by his wife Mary Preston, 1st surv. dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Preston, 3rd Bt., of Furness Abbey, co. Lancaster


1. Hon George Edward Henry Arthur Herbert, later 2nd Earl of Powis

1. Lady ..... Herbert

2. Lady ..... Herbert

3. Lady ..... Herbert

4. Lady Henrietta Antonia Herbert (b. 3 Sep 1758; d. 3 Jun 1830), mar. 7 May 1784 Edward [Clive], 1st Earl of Powis, and had issue


11 Sep 1772


21 Dec 1743 Baron Herbert, of Chirbury in the County of Shropshire

27 May 1748 Baron Powis, of Powis Castle in the County of Montgomery, Viscount Ludlow, of Ludlow in the County of Shropshire, and Earl of Powis, of Powis Castle in the County of Montgomery

16 Oct 1749 Baron Herbert, of Chirbury and of Ludlow both in the County of Shropshire, with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his brother, Richard Herbert, and to "Francis Herbert, of Ludlow, Esq."

suc. by



Member of Parliament (Whig) for Bletchingley 1724-27 and for Ludlow 1727-43; Lord Lieutenant of Shropshire 1734-61 and 1764-72 and Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire 1761-72; Treasurer to the Prince of Wales 1737-38; Col in the Army 1745, Maj General 1755, Lieut General 1759 and General 1772; Recorder of Ludlow 1747; inherited the Powis estates on the death of his wife's uncle William [Herbert], 3rd Marquess of Powis, in 1748; Comptroller of the Household 1761; Privy Councillor 1761; Treasurer of the Household 1761-65


George Edward Henry Arthur [Herbert], 2nd Earl of Powis


7 Jul 1755


16 Jan 1801


Recorder of Ludlow 1776; Lord Lieutenant of Montgomeryshire 1776-1801 and of Shropshire 1798-1801


On the death of the 2nd Earl of Powis the Earldom of Powis became extinct as both his brother Richard Herbert and the other remainderman, Francis Herbert, had died before him. His brother-in-law, Edward [Clive], 2nd Baron Clive, was created Earl of Powis, etc., on 147 May 1804.


 First written 24 Nov 2005



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