Herbert, Henry, 9th Earl of Pembroke (1693 -1750)

Henry, 9th Earl of Pembroke and 6th Earl of Montgomery, was the eldest son of Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke, and his first wife, Margaret, daughter and heir of Sir Robert Sawyer, of High Clere, in Hampshire, the Attorney General. He was styled Lord Herbert till he succeeded his father 22 January 1733, and educated at Christ Church, Oxford, where he matriculated, 4 May 1705, `aged 16'. Lord of the Bedchamber to George II as Prince of Wales 1713, and as King 1728 35, he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel of the Coldstream Guards 1717, Colonel of the 1st Troop of Life Guards 1721 33, and of the 2nd (King's Own) Regiment of Horse (now the 1st Dragoon Guards) 1733 43, Major General 1735, and Lieutenant General 1742. He was Groom of the Stole and First Lord of the Bedchamber 1735 50. He was made a Fellow of the Royal Society 15 December 1743. He married, 28 August 1733, Mary, eldest daughter of Richard Fitzwilliam, 5th Viscount Fitzwilliam. His father, Thomas, 8th Earl, was a man of great learning especially in mathematics and as a virtuoso and collector of "statues, dirty gods and coins" had a high reputation. The 9th Earl shared his father's artistic interests and was particularly interested in architecture. There were Pembroke sales at Sotheby's 25 June 1914 and 15 March 1920.

Seat / Residence(s): Pembroke House, London, Wilton House, Wiltshire
Library Auction Details: Sotheby's (25 June 1914, 15 March 1920)
Stamp(s) Stamp Information
Herbert, Henry, 9th Earl of Pembroke (1693 - 1750) (Stamp 1) Title: Herbert, Henry, 9th Earl of Pembroke (1693 - 1750) (Stamp 1)
Crest: A wyvern wings elevated holding in its mouth a sinister hand
Dimensions (height x width): 23mm x 17mm
Coronet: Earl
Heraldic Charges: hand, Heraldic Charges: wyvern