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Richard Herbert (abt. 1442 - 1510)

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Sir Richard Herbert
Born about in Ragland, Monmouthshire, Walesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Husband of — married 1505 in Swansea, Glamorgan, , Walesmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Hereford, Herefordshire, Englandmap
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Richard Herbert was a member of aristocracy in the British Isles.

Sir Richard Herbert was the natural son of Sir William Herbert and Maud Turberville. He married Margaret Cradock, sole heir of Sir Mathew Cradock, bringing Candleston Castle to the Herberts.[1] Sir Richard had three children by his wife Margred (Margred, William, and George) and four by his mistress Isabel (Thomas, Alice, William, and Morgan).[2]

For more about Sir Richard's life, see his Wikipedia biography and also information about him and his family in Lewys Dwnn's The Visitation of Wales (including footnote 10 on p 292).


Richard /HERBERT/[3][4]


  • about 1442, Ragland, Monmouthshire, Wales[4]
  • 1445[5]




Sir Richard Herbert married Margred ferch Sir Mathew Cradock about 1505, in Swansea, Glamorganshire, Wales[4]
Sir Richard and his mistress, Isabel ferch Gwilym, had four children:[2]
  • Thomas
  • Alice
  • William
  • Morgan


12 SEP 1510[4]




  1. Wikipedia: Candleston Castle
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 #Bartrum
  3. Source: #S001697
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 Source: #S001732
  5. from Greg Rose
  • Bartrum (digitization of "Welsh Genealogies AD 300- 1500" by Peter C. Bartrum)
    • Godwin 8(A2), Richard of Ewias (son of William, Earl of Pembroke), includes Richard's children by his wife Margred and by his mistress Isabel
  • "The Early Life of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1570)" by S.J. Gunn and W.R.B. Robinson, Welsh History Review, Vol. 18, no. 3 (June 1997), pp 509-519.
    • excerpt (510-511): "His father, Richard Herbert, esquire, of Ewias and Abergavenny, an illegitimate son of William Herbert, Earl of Pembroke (d. 1469), had died in 1510. Sources differ as to the exact number of children Richard fathered.... We can, however, be confident that the future Sir George Herbert of Swansea was the eldest son and heir, perhaps William's senior by as much as a dozen years." (footnote shows Sir George d 1570)
  • Wikipedia: Sir Richard Herbert
  • S001697: Ancestral File number 9TDZ-X3, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, data as of 5 January 1998
  • S001732: HERBERT(10).FTW, Date of Import: 13 Mar 2010
See also:
The main source for medieval genealogy in the EuroAristo Project is the FMG database MEDIEVAL LANDS: A prosopography of medieval European noble and royal families by Charles Cawley,© Foundation for Medieval Genealogy, 2000-2013.
For the Cymru project, see the Medieval Lands section on Wales.


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entry in the History of Parliament Online for George, son of Richard & Margred, has birth as 1494/5 "estimated from parents' marriage and..." This argues against a 1505 marriage date for them.

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett

Richard is 17 degrees from Mary Pickford, 19 degrees from Cheryl Skordahl and 4 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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