William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke (see here),
mar 4 Nov 1604 to
[dau of Gilbert Talbot, 7th Earl of Shrewsbury].
He was an investor in the Virginia Company to colonize the Bermuda islands from 1612 onwards.
Pembroke Parish, Bermuda, is named after him.
He had an affair post-1614 with his 1st cousin Lady Mary Wroth and had issue:
3rd Earl was Chancellor of Oxford University 1617-30.
Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Chirbury sent a congratulatory poem to Mary Wroth: "A Merry Rime Sent to Lady Mary Wroth upon the birth of my Lord Pembroke's Child. Born in the spring". This seems to be spring 1620.
He became the first Visitor of Jesus College, Oxford, in 1622. After which the Earl of Pembroke was designated as Hereditary Visitor of the college.
Pembroke College, Oxford, was named after him when it was founded in 1624.
He died 10 Apr 1630, age 50 yrs.
He was bur Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire. See findagrave.
Memorial on grave says he "dyed without issue". It means he died without legitimate issue.
Mary Talbot died Mar 1649.
Statue of 3rd Earl. Detail from above.
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