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William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (first creation)


Tomb of William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke, and his first wife, Mary Woodville, in Tintern Abbey.
From [Herbertorum Prosapia].
Image from Woodville Gallery by Susan Higginbotham.

William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke (see here and here), born c.1423.
He mar Anne Devereux [dau of Walter Devereux (see here) and Elizabeth Merbury].
He was a leading Yorkist in War of Roses.
Created Earl of Pembroke 1468 by Edward IV. He was the 1st Earl of Pembroke of the first creation for the Herbert family, though not the first creation of the title itself.
He appears in Henry VI, part 3 by Shakespeare.
Captured by Lancastrians and beheaded on 27 July 1469, age c.46 yrs.
He was buried at Tintern Abbey, Tintern, Wales.
1st Earl had issue by his wife Anne:

  1. William Herbert, 2nd Earl of Pembroke,
    mar Mary Woodville, sister of the queen, Elizabeth Woodville,
    surrendered title 1479 in exchange for Earldom of Huntingdon,
    legitimate line extinct 1491,
    bur Tintern Abbey,
    had issue:

    1. Elizabeth Herbert, 3rd Baroness Herbert,
      mar Charles Somerset, 1st Earl of Worcester and had issue.

1st Earl also had an affair and had illegitimate issue (unclear who mother was):

  1. Sir Richard Herbert, illegitimate,
    Constable of Abergavenny Castle,
    mar Margaret Cradock [dau of Sir Mathew Cradock of Swansea],
    died 2nd or 12th, Sept 1510,
    had issue:

    1. William Herbert, 1st Earl of Pembroke, born 1506.

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