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Sidney Herbert, 14th Earl of Pembroke

Sidney Herbert, 14th Earl of Pembroke.
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Sidney Herbert, 14th Earl of Pembroke
(and 11th Earl of Montgomery, and 3rd Baron Herbert of Lea), see here,
born 20th Feb 1853,
mar Beatrix Louisa Lambton,
succ 1895,
Herbert Park, Ballsbridge, Dublin, was laid out 1907,
it was handed over to the Pembroke Urban District Council by the 14th Earl in 1911 (though a sign at the park says 1903), named after his father, Lord Herbert,
died 30th Mar 1913, age 60 yrs,
had issue:

  1. Lady Beatrix Herbert, born 1878,
    mar 1903 to Sir Nevile Wilkinson [Major Sir Nevile Rodwell Wilkinson, born 1869],
    from 1903 to 1914 they resided at Mount Merrion,
    planted on the lawn there slips (cuttings) from the cedars of Lebanon at Wilton House,
    Sir Nevile built in 1907 for his dau Gwendolen, the "Pembroke Palace" doll's house - a loosely based miniature of Wilton House, containing miniature versions of family portraits (including a miniature portrait of Reebkomp), and special miniature portraits of 14th Earl, Gwendolen and Sir Nevile,
    he then built the famous "Titania's Palace" fairy doll house (this is fantasy, not based on Wilton),
    Titania's Palace was started 1907, not completed until 1922 (after his children grown up), many items in it are ancient antique miniatures that he collected over the years,
    Sir Nevile was author of a catalogue of pictures at Wilton 1907 (with his father-in-law the 14th Earl),
    he was Ulster King of Arms from 1908 to his death in 1940 (allowed to keep the office after independence 1922),
    author of a guide to Wilton for his father-in-law the 14th Earl,
    author of brief history of Mount Merrion 1925,
    he died Dublin 1940, age 71 yrs,
    Lady Beatrix remarried in 1942 to the elderly (like her) and long widowed Ralph Howard, 7th Earl of Wicklow,
    she died 1957,
    Lady Beatrix and Sir Nevile had issue:

    1. Gwendolen Wilkinson, born 1904.

  2. Reginald Herbert, 15th Earl of Pembroke (and 12th Earl of Montgomery, and 4th Baron Herbert of Lea),
    born 8th Sept 1880,
    mar 21st Jan 1904 to Beatrice Eleanor Paget,
    succ 1913,
    Wilton was used as Red Cross military hospital in WWI,
    he was party to a Deed with Nell Humphreys in 1921 relating to his property in Dublin,
    Hereditary Visitor of Jesus College, Oxford,
    Wilton was the HQ of Southern Command (all of SW England) in WW2,
    the Double Cube room was the operations room where Churchill and Eisenhower planned the Allied invasion of Europe (the D-Day landings 1944),
    died 13th Jan 1960, age 79 yrs,
    having had issue:

    1. Lady Patricia Herbert, born 12th Nov 1904, mar William Henry Smith, 3rd Viscount Hambledon and had issue.

    2. Sidney Herbert, 16th Earl of Pembroke, born 9th Jan 1906.

  3. Sir George Herbert, 1st Baronet, born 1886,
    cr 1937,
    died 1942, Baronetcy extinct.

Sir Nevile Wilkinson

Sir Nevile Wilkinson (with "Titania").
From [Titania's Palace, 1925 guidebook]. Used with permission.

Sir Nevile Wilkinson.
From here.

Titania's Palace

"Titania's Palace" fairy doll house.

"Titania's Palace - A Place For The Fairies".
Sir Nevile Wilkinson (silent) presents Titania's Palace to the camera.
Video of 1928 from British Pathe. See page.

Sir Nevile Wilkinson (with audio) gives a lecture on antique miniatures.
Video of 1931 from British Pathe. See page.

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