Herbert, George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke (1759 -1827)

George Augustus Herbert was the only son of Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke and 7th Earl of Montgomery, and his wife, Elizabeth, the second daughter of Charles Spencer, 3rd Duke of Marlborough. He had a younger sister Charlotte, who died at the age of ten. He was educated at home and then Harrow School from 1770 to 1775. After leaving Harrow, Herbert was appointed an ensign in the 12th Regiment of Foot in 1775 and travelled the Continent over the next five years. He rose rapidly through the ranks, being promoted to a lieutenant in 1777, and captain in 1778. In 1782 he was promoted to a lieutenant-colonel. At the general election of 1780, Herbert became Member of Parliament for the family borough of Wilton, representing the Whig opposition. He held the seat until 1784 when he was appointed Vice-Chamberlain of the Household and sworn of the Privy Council. He held the seat for Wilton again from 1788 to 1794, the year he inherited his father's titles and estate and also succeeded him as Lord Lieutenant of Wiltshire. On 8 April 1787, Lord Pembroke married his first cousin, Elizabeth Beauclerk the daughter of Topham Beauclerk and his wife, Diana. After the death of his wife in 1793, Pembroke married Countess Catherine Semyonovna Vorontsova, a daughter of Semyon Romanovich Vorontsov, on 25 January 1808.

Seat / Residence(s): Wilton House, Wiltshire
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Herbert, George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke (1759 - 1827) (Stamp 1) Monogram: P M
Coronet: Earl
Herbert, George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke (1759 - 1827) (Stamp 2) Monogram: P M
Coronet: Earl
Herbert, George Augustus, 11th Earl of Pembroke (1759 - 1827) (Stamp 3) Monogram: P M
Coronet: Earl