Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
George Augustus Herbert, 11th Earl of Pembroke
mar 1stly, 8th Apr 1787, to his 1st cousin
[born 20 August 1766,
descendant of Charles II].
Elizabeth died in childbirth, 25 Mar 1793, age 26 yrs.
11th Earl had issue by 1st wife:
George succ as 11th Earl in 1794.
He was executor of his half-brother Reebkomp's will when Reebkomp died 1797.
He employed James Wyatt to modernise Wilton 1801 to 1816 (completed after Wyatt's death). Built cloisters around inner courtyard.
Ambassador to Vienna 1807.
mar 2ndly, 25th Jan 1808, to Catherine Woronzow
[born 24th Oct 1783].
He settled postmarital contract of his niece Elizabeth Montgomery to Arthur Gibbon 1815.
Inherited vast estate in Dublin city, 1816:
He somewhat unexpectedly inherited the spectacular Fitzwilliam estates of Dublin city from his father's 1st cousin the 7th Viscount Fitzwilliam in 1816. He travelled to Dublin 1816 to inspect his property.
The area became called "Pembroke" as a result.
See Letter from him to his niece Elizabeth Montgomery, Aug 1822.
His will dated 28th Apr 1826, and a later codicil.
He died 26 Oct 1827, at the town house, Pembroke House, London, age 68 yrs.
He was bur Wilton parish church.
Will pr at London, 12th Nov 1827, Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
Catherine and her son
Sidney Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Lea
built in 1845
the spectacular new Italianate parish church at Wilton, the
church of St Mary and St Nicholas,
West Street, Wilton
and street view).
There were a number of older churches in Wilton. The new church was built on the site of the former church of St Nicholas (which was already in ruins in 15th cent).
The old St.Mary's parish church was partially demolished after 1845. But part of it survives, off North St, on the Market Place, Wilton (see street view). Monuments were moved from this to the new church.
Catherine's will is dated 1853.
She died 27th Mar 1856, 1 Grafton Street, Middlesex (London), age 72 yrs.
She was bur Wilton parish church.
11th Earl had issue by 2nd wife:
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