The Family of Lady Anne, Countess of Pembroke
Portraits, etc of the family and descendants of Lady Anne Herbert (Parr), Countess of Pembroke; sister of Queen Katherine Parr. Lady Anne was the only daughter of Sir Thomas Parr, Lord of Kendal and Maud Green to have surviving issue and descendants living to this day.
Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke and 5th Earl of Montgomery KG PC PRS (c. 1656 – 22 January 1733), styled The Honourable Thomas Herbert until 1683, was an English and later British statesman during the reigns of William III and Anne. Herbert was the third son of Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke and his second wife Catharine Villiers. Both of his brothers having died without a male heir, he succeeded to the earldoms in 1683.
Philip Herbert, 7th Earl of Pembroke, 4th Earl of Montgomery KB (1652/53 – 29 August 1683) was an English nobleman who succeeded to the titles and estates of two earldoms on 8 July 1674 on the death of his brother William Herbert, 6th Earl of Pembroke. A convicted murderer, he has been called "the infamous Earl of Pembroke." Although the murder of Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, which sparked the Popish Plot, has never been solved, a strong body of opinion points to Pembroke as the killer.
Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke (1621 – 11 December 1669), was the son of Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke. Married Penelope Naunton, granddaughter of Sir Thomas Perrot and Dorothy Devereux. Succeeded by 3 sons; one by his first wife and two by his second wife, Catherine Villiers.
Philip Dormer Stanhope, 4th Earl of Chesterfield PC KG (22 September 1694 – 24 March 1773) was a British nobleman and descendant of Anne Parr. Married to Melusina von der Schulenburg, supposed illegitimate daughter of George I of Great Britain. No issue.
Lady Barbara Herbert, was the only child and daughter of Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke and 5th Earl of Montgomery (1656-1732/3) and his second wife, Hon. Barbara Slingsby (d. 1722). The 8th Earl was the principal founder of a highly significant art collection that remains largely intact at the family seat of Wilton, though the Wilton diptych, presently in the National Gallery, London, was sold in 1929. Barbara married Dudley North, son of Dudley North of Glemham.
Lady Anna Sophia Herbert, Countess of Carnarvon (d.1643), 17th century, by Anthony van Dyck. On 27 February 1625, she was married to her father's ward, Robert Dormer (later 1st Earl of Carnarvon), which secured her future as Dormer was one of the wealthiest men in England at the time. Anna was the daughter of Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke (grandson of Anne Parr) and Lady Susan de Vere, the youngest daughter of Edward de Vere, the 17th Earl of Oxford.
The double wedding of Lady Jane Grey to Dudley and Henry Herbert (later 2nd Earl of Pembroke) to Lady Catherine Grey (sister of Lady Jane). Needless to say that when Jane was overthrown, the marriage was dissolved in order for the Pembroke's to stay in favor with the "rightful" monarch, Queen Mary Tudor.
Hon. James Herbert (c. 1623 – April 1677) Herbert was the son of Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke [grandson of Anne Parr] and his wife Susan de Vere, daughter of Edward de Vere, 17th Earl of Oxford. He married to Jane Spiller daughter of Sir Robert Spiller of Laleham.
Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and 1st Earl of Montgomery KG (10 October 1584 – 23 January 1650) was an English courtier and politician active during the reigns of James I and Charles I. Philip and his older brother William were the 'incomparable pair of brethren' to whom the First Folio of Shakespeare's collected works was dedicated in 1623. Son of the 2nd Earl of Pembroke and grandson of Anne Parr.
William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, KG, PC (8 April 1580 – 10 April 1630) was the son of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke and his third wife Mary Sidney. Chancellor of the University of Oxford, he founded Pembroke College, Oxford with King James. In 1623, the First Folio of William Shakespeare's plays was dedicated to him, together with his brother, Philip Herbert, 1st Earl of Montgomery.
William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, 1st Baron Herbert of Cardiff, KG (c. 1501 – 17 March 1570)
William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, 1st Baron Herbert of Cardiff, KG (c. 1501 – 17 March 1570) Herbert was the son of Sir Richard Herbert and Margaret Cradock. His father was an illegitimate son of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke of the eighth creation (1468) by his mistress, Maud, daughter of Adam ap Howell Graunt. Herbert married to Anne Parr.
Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, KG (aft. 1538 – 19 January 1601) He was the son of William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke and Anne Parr. His aunt was queen consort Catherine Parr, last wife of King Henry VIII. His uncle was William Parr, 1st Marquess of Northampton, who was an influential man during the reign of Edward VI and Elizabeth I. Herbert was responsible for the costly restoration of Cardiff Castle. Pembroke, like other members of his family, was a man of culture.
Lady Anne, Countess of Pembroke with daughter Lady Anne Herbert. Wilton Parish Church.
Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke and 1st Earl of Montgomery KG (10 October 1584 – 23 January 1650) Born at Wilton House, he was the son of Henry Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and his third wife, Mary Sidney, sister of Sir Philip Sidney the poet, after whom he was named.
Sir Charles Dormer of Wing, 3rd Baronet, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon, 2nd Viscount Ascott, 3rd Baron Dormer of Winge (25 October 1632 – 29 November 1709) He was the son of Robert Dormer, 1st Earl of Carnarvon and Lady Anna Sophia Herbert, daughter of Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke [grandson of Lady Anne].
William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke; husband of Anne Parr.
Anne Parr, Countess of Pembroke with her daughter Lady Anne Herbert.