Herbert, Henry

Person Key: 
HER022
Family Name: 
Herbert
First Name(s): 
Henry
Person Title: 
1st Earl of Carnarvon
Titular Place: 
Carnarvon
Rank In Peerage: 
Earl
Birth Year: 
1741
Death Year: 
1811
Century: 
18-19
County: 
Hampshire
Biography: 
Henry Herbert, known as known as The Lord Porchester from 1780 to 1793, was the son of Major-General the Honourable William Herbert (ca.1696-1757), fifth son of Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke. His mother was Catherine Elizabeth Tewes (d. 1770). Educated at Eton and Magdalene College, Cambridge he inherited Highclere Castle from his uncle the Honourable Robert Sawyer Herbert in 1769. Herbert sat in the House of Commons as one of two representatives for Wilton from 1768 to 1780. The latter year he was raised to the peerage as Baron Porchester, of Highclere in the County of Southampton. In 1793 he was further honoured when he was made Earl of the Town and County of Carnarvon, in the Principality of Wales. Lord Carnarvon married Lady Elizabeth Alicia Maria Wyndham, daughter of Charles Wyndham, 2nd Earl of Egremont, on 15 July 1771. They had five sons and one daughter. Carnarvon died in June 1811, aged 69, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son, Henry. Lady Carnarvon died in 1826.
Seat / Residence(s): 
Highclere Castle