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Gen. George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke, KG, PC

Gen. George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke, KG, PC[1, 2]

Male 1759 - 1827  (68 years)

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  • Name Gen. George Augustus Herbert 
    Suffix 11th Earl of Pembroke, KG, PC 
    Born 10 Sep 1759  Wilton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Education 1770  Harrow School, Harrow, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    1770 to 1775.  
    Title 1805 
    Knight of the Garter 
    KG arms of George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke
    KG arms of George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke
    Died 26 Oct 1827  Pembroke House, Whitehall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Wilton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • HERBERT, GEORGE AUGUSTUS, eleventh Earl of Pembroke and eighth Earl of Montgomery (1759-1827), general, eldest son of Henry Herbert, tenth earl of Pembroke [q. v.], was born 11 Sept. 1759. He was educated at Harrow School, and afterwards travelled in Switzerland and the north of Europe with his tutor, William Coxe [q. v.], the well-known archdeacon of Winchester. On 10 April 1775 he was appointed ensign in the 12th foot at Gibraltar, became lieutenant in 1777, and in January 1778 obtained his company in the old 75th (Prince of Wales's) foot, then raising and afterwards disbanded. He was transferred to the 1st royal dragoons in December the same year; became major 22nd light dragoons in 1782; and in 1783 was appointed lieutenant-colonel 2nd dragoon guards (Queen's Bays). He was returned to parliament for Wilton in 1784, but vacated his seat on being appointed vice-chamberlain of the royal household in 1785. He was again returned for Wilton in 1788 and 1790. He took his regiment to Flanders in 1793, and in command of the bays and 3rd dragoon guards was attached to a small corps of observation of Prussians and Austrians covering the left flank of the Prussian army during the siege of Valenciennes. He rejoined the Duke of York before Dunkirk, and at the head of four British and Hanoverian squadrons and some flying artillery dislodged a French post at Hundssluyt. He returned home on the death of his father in January 1794. He became a major-general in 1795 and colonel Inniskilling dragoons 1797; commanded a brigade at Canterbury in 1797-8, and at Salisbury in 1799, part of the latter time being in command of the south-west district. He became lieutenant-general in 1802, was made K.G. in 1805, governor of Guernsey in 1807, and in the same year was sent on a special mission as ambassador extraordinary to the court of Vienna, and became a full general in 1812. He was lord-lieutenant of Wiltshire. He died 26 Oct. 1827. By his improvements of the Wilton estates, at an outlay of 200,000l.,it is said that he trebled the rent-roll, which was 35,000l. on his succession to the title.

      Lord Pembroke married, first, 8 April 1787, Elizabeth, daughter of Topham Beauclerk; she died 25 March 1793; secondly, 25 Jan. 1808, Catherine, only daughter of Count Woronzoff, sometime Russian ambassador in London and afterwards governor of southern Russia; she died 27 March 1856. By his first wife he had a son, Robert Henry, twelfth earl (1791-1862), and by his second wife a son, Sidney Herbert, first lord Herbert of Lea [q. v.], and five daughters.


      [Doyle's Baronage, vol. i.; Foster's Peerage under ?Pembroke;? Cannon's Hist. Rec. 6th Inniskilling Dragoons; Hist. MSS. Comm. 9th Rep. ii. 380-4; Gent. Mag. 1793 i. 376, 1856 i. 515.]

      H. M. C. [3]
    Person ID I25386  Dickinson
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 

    Father Henry Herbert, 10th Earl of Pembroke,   b. 16 Jul 1734,   d. 26 Jan 1794, Wilton House, Wilton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Elizabeth Spencer, Ctss of Pembroke and Montgomery,   b. 1737,   d. 30 Apr 1831  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Mar 1756  Langley, Buckinghamshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F7890  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Elizabeth Beauclerk,   b. 20 Aug 1766,   d. 25 Mar 1793  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 8 Apr 1787 
    Children 
     1. George Herbert,   b. 26 Mar 1788,   d. 15 Jul 1793  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Diana Herbert, Ctss of Normanton,   b. 5 Feb 1790,   d. 2 Dec 1841, Somerley, Sussex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Robert Henry Herbert, 12th Earl of Pembroke,   b. 19 Sep 1791, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Apr 1862, Paris, Īle-de-France, France Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)  [Birth]
     4. Charles Herbert,   b. 1793,   d. 1798  (Age 5 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 30 Nov 2019 
    Family ID F7891  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Catherine Woronzow, Ctss of Pembroke,   b. 24 Oct 1783, St. Petersburg, Russia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Mar 1856  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 25 Jan 1808 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Herbert, Countess of Clanwilliam,   b. 31 Mar 1809,   d. 20 Sep 1858  (Age 49 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea, PC,   b. 16 Sep 1810, Richmond, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Aug 1861  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     3. Mary Caroline Herbert, Marchioness of Ailesbury,   b. 22 Mar 1813, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1892, 78 Pall Mall, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Catherine Herbert, Ctss of Dunmore,   b. 31 Oct 1814, Arlington Street, St James's, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Feb 1886, Carberry Tower, Inveresk, East Lothian, Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
     5. Georgiana Herbert,   b. 3 Aug 1817,   d. 28 Feb 1841, Wilton, Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 23 years)  [Birth]
     6. Emma Herbert, Viscountess de Vesci of Abbey Leix,   b. 23 Aug 1819,   d. 10 Oct 1884  (Age 65 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 1 Dec 2019 
    Family ID F7892  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 10 Sep 1759 - Wilton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsEducation - 1770 to 1775. - 1770 - Harrow School, Harrow, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Oct 1827 - Pembroke House, Whitehall, London, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - St Mary and St Nicholas Church, Wilton, Wiltshire, England Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S39] The Peerage, Darryl Lundy, (Online: http://www.thepeerage.com, 20xx), http://www.thepeerage.com/p1196.htm#i11955, 29 Nov 2019.

    2. [S336470] Wikipedia, (Online: https://en.wikipedia.org), "George Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke" at http://bit.ly/2rCZeAv.

    3. [S336351] Dictionary of National Biography, 63 volumes, Sir Sidney Lee, ed., (New York: McMillan and Company, 1885-1900), Public Domain., "Herbert, George Augustus" by Henry Manners Chichester, 26: 189 and http://bit.ly/2L6hfy4, 29 Nov 2019.