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Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (and 5th Earl of Montgomery), K.G.,
He mar 1stly, July 1684, to Margaret Sawyer
[dau of Sir Robert Sawyer, Kt.
and Margaret Suckeley].
President of the Royal Society: He was President of the Royal Society 1689-90 [founded 1660].
These were the days when the Royal Society was inventing western science. Isaac Newton's Principia had just been published in 1687. Newton would be President of the Royal Society later in 1703.
He founded the Wilton Royal Carpet Factory (royal charter 1699).
Margaret died 17th Nov 1706.
He had issue by 1st wife:
8th Earl was Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland 1707-08.
He mar 2ndly, 21st Sept 1708, to Barbara Slingsby [dau of Sir Thomas Slingsby, 2nd Baronet]. The 8th Earl was her 3rd husband.
He was Lord High Admiral of Great Britain and Ireland 1708-09.
Barbara died 1st Aug 1722.
mar 3rdly, 14th June 1725, to Mary Howe
[dau of Scrope Howe, 1st Viscount Howe].
His will dated 22 Dec 1732.
He died 22nd Jan 1733 [using [NJ] date format, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1732], age 76 yrs.
He was bur Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire.
Mary re-married Nov 1735 to
Settlement about this marriage dated 17 Sept 1735.
There is a private act related to this settlement, and the inheritance of the 9th Earl, in Private Acts of Great Britain, London, 1735, Ch.7.
Mary was Maid of Honour to Queen Caroline (died 1737). Not to be confused with the other Lady Pembroke who attended Queen Caroline, Mary Fitzwilliam.
She appears in a ribald poem and play, both of 1736, in [Memoirs by Lord John Hervey], vol.2. See censored versions of pages 157 and 165.