Genealogy research by Mark Humphrys,
Philip Herbert, 4th Earl of Pembroke,
mar 1stly, 27th Dec 1604, to Susan de Vere
[born 26th May 1587, descendant of Edward I].
He was created 1st Earl of Montgomery 1605.
He was made Knight of Order of the Garter (K.G.) 1608.
The Countesse of Mountgomeries Urania 1621 refers to Susan de Vere. It was written by the 4th Earl's 1st cousin (and lover of his brother) Lady Mary Wroth.
Susan was bur 1 Feb 1629 with her mother in Cecil tomb at Westminster Abbey, age 41 yrs.
He succ as Earl of Pembroke, Apr 1630.
mar 2ndly, 1 June 1630 [her age 41], to
[born 30th Jan 1589,
Richard Sackville, 3rd Earl of Dorset].
He employed Inigo Jones to spectacularly rebuild Wilton House starting 1635. Laid out formal gardens to the S of the house, on both the near and far banks of the river.
He planted the Cedars of Lebanon in the grounds 1630s.
Massive group portrait of him and all of his family, by Van Dyck, 1634-36, dominates the Double Cube Room, Wilton House.
There is a family bible dated 1638.
He was Chancellor of Oxford University 1641-43 and 1648-50.
See Isaac de Caus' designs for the gardens at Wilton c.1645 (also here).
Much of Wilton House was destroyed in a fire 1647. Carried on building.
Wilton was described by Charles I [executed 1649] as "One of the loveliest Houses in England".
Neither 4th Earl nor Inigo Jones [died 1652] lived to see the completion of the work in 1653.
4th Earl died 23 Jan 1650, age 65 yrs, buried in Salisbury Cathedral.
Anne died 22 Mar 1676 [using [NJ] format], age 87 yrs.
See Connections to Shakespeare.
4th Earl had issue by 1st wife:
Bridget de Vere (left) and Susan de Vere (right) on the Cecil tomb at Westminster Abbey.
Photo 2013. See full size.
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