Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke
Philip mar 2ndly, 1649, to Catherine Villiers.
He succ as 5th Earl of Pembroke in 1650.
Seat at Wilton House.
About June 1658, Catherine exhibited a petition against the Earl to the Commissioners of the Great Seal, accusing him of "unkindness, violence and cruelty", and seeking an order for maintenance. The Commissioners decided in her favour. The Earl appealed this decision in July 1659. See [Complete Peerage].
He was the founding chairman of the Royal African Company, incorporated on 18 December 1660. This became the main British slave-trading company.
He rented Durham House, the Strand, London. He planned to build a fine London town house there. But this did not happen.
In March 1669 [new style] he entertained Cosimo de' Medici, Prince of Tuscany (later Cosimo III de' Medici, Grand Duke of Tuscany) at Wilton House.
5th Earl dies, 1669:
He died 11 Dec 1669, age 48 yrs.
He was buried 24 Dec 1669 in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire.
Catherine was buried on 28 Feb 1678 [new style year] in Salisbury Cathedral, Wiltshire.
5th Earl had issue by 2nd wife:
5th Earl of Pembroke.
Engraving by Pierre Lombart, c.1660-63, based on portrait by Van Dyck of think 1635-36.
See more copies at NPG.
See also Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
5th Earl's 1st wife Penelope Naunton.
Engraving by Pierre Lombart, c.1660-63, based on earlier portrait by Van Dyck.
Used with the kind permission of the Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
See more portraits of her in Royal Collection.
Baynard's Castle, London.
Detail from Long View of London from Bankside (1647).
8th Earl probably born at Baynard's Castle in 1656.
Baynard's Castle was ruined in the Great Fire of London in 1666.
5th Earl in [Complete Peerage].
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