Henry Herbert, 9th Earl of Pembroke,
the family's town house,
Privy Gardens, Whitehall, London,
He helped design Marble Hill House, on the Thames near Richmond, for Henrietta Howard, Countess of Suffolk in 1724-1729.
He stayed unmarried a long time. Did not marry until after father died and he succeeded.
See [Letter of 1728] speculating on whether he would marry. Interestingly, Mary Fitzwilliam is mentioned in the same paragraph.
He succ Jan 1733.
He mar 28 Aug 1733
[him age c.44-45, her age 25]
to Mary Fitzwilliam
[bapt 8 Sept 1707,
descendant of Edward III].
Settlement between Herbert and Fitzwilliam and others about marriage dated 18 Jan 1734 [using new style year, note that at the time this was regarded as the end of 1733].
He landscaped the gardens at Wilton.
He removed the formal gardens that were to the S of the house.
He designed and
built in 1737 the
over the river
to the S of the house.
He refers to his wife affectionately as "rib" in [Letter of 1738].
Fellow of the Royal Society 15 Dec 1743.
He had a mistress, Rebecca Abbott. He paid her an annual allowance, and left a payment to her in his will [Lever, 1967, p.153].
His will dated 11 July 1744.
9th Earl dies, 1750:
He died at Pembroke House, London, 9 Jan 1750, age c.61-62 yrs [new style year, at the time regarded as end of 1749].
See [Letter by Horace Walpole, 10 Jan 1750] which gives an account of his death and says he had a terrible temper.
He was bur 16 Jan 1750 at Wilton parish church.
His will pr 17 Jan 1750, Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
9th Earl and Mary had issue:
Queen Caroline says in 1737 (shortly before her death) that the 9th Earl is "as odd as his father was, not so tractable, and full as mad."
From p.450 of vol.2 of 1848 edn of Lord John Hervey's memoirs.
Walpoliana (Horace Walpole miscellany), published 1800, pp.51-52, recalls the 9th Earl (died 1750).
9th Earl in [Complete Peerage].
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