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 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 [NJ] date format, 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 Palladian Bridge over the river to the S of the house.
He refers to his wife affectionately as "rib" in [Letter of 1738].
Westminster Bridge, London:
The 9th Earl helped organise the building of Westminster Bridge in London in 1739-50, changing the face of London.
This was only the 2nd bridge in central London, after centuries of London Bridge being the only bridge.
(We are not counting Putney Bridge, some way out of the city to the W.)
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].
He died at Pembroke House, London, 9 Jan 1750 [at the time this was regarded as the end of 1749], age c.61-62 yrs.
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 Wilton parish church. See grave.
His will pr 17 January 1750, Prerogative Court of Canterbury.
9th Earl and Mary had issue:
Walpoliana (Horace Walpole miscellany), published 1800, pp.51-52, recalls the 9th Earl (died 1750).
9th Earl in [Complete Peerage].
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