Elizabeth (Spencer) Herbert
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Elizabeth (Spencer) Herbert (1737 - 1831)

Lady Elizabeth "Countess of Pembroke" Herbert formerly Spencer
Born in London, Englandmap
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Wife of — married 12 Mar 1756 in Langley, Buckinghamshire, Englandmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 93 [location unknown]
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Biography

European Aristocracy
Lady Elizabeth Spencer was a member of the aristocracy in British Isles.

Birth & Origin

Lady Elizabeth Spencer was born December 29, 1737, in London, England.[1]

Baptisim

Elizabeth, child of Charles Spencer & Elizabeth Spencer, was born in about 1737 and baptised on 19 January 1737 in St James, Piccadilly (St James, Westminster), London, Westminster, England.[2][3]

Parents

Elizabeth was the child of Charles Spencer (1706-1758) a duke and Diana (Spencer) Beauclerk (1734-1808) a baron's daughter, this giving here the courtesy title of Lady. [4]

Siblings

Marriage

Elizabeth married a noted cavalry officer and nobleman Henry Herbert (1734-1794), the 10th Earl of Pembroke and the 7th Earl of Montgomery, She was then styled as, the Countess of Pembroke and Montgomery,[5]

Children

They had two children. Only the firstborn, a son, survived childhood.

Life Story

Elizabeth's husband's numerous affairs tested her patience. At one point, Henry eloped with his mistress: a woman named Kitty Hunter with whom he had a son. Although he and Elizabeth reconciled in the following year, he became infamous for yet another affair in 1768. In this instance, he carried off a Venetian bride on the night of her wedding. This one gave him a daughter.

"Husbands are dreadful and powerful Animals," wrote Elizabeth after her reconciliation with Henry in 1763. She and Henry started occupying different floors of the house. Later, in 1788, they would not even occupy the same building, with the 51-year-old Elizabeth retiring to an estate that George III maintained for her use.

King George was a lifelong and sometimes obnoxious admirer of Elizabeth. In the 1760s, Elizabeth and Henry were appointed Lady and Lord of the Bedchamber to the Queen and King, respectively, and George disciplined his ardour. When illness mangled his wits for the first time in 1788, however, he lost control, and Elizabeth had to suffer his humiliating attentions until his (temporary) recovery in 1805.

Death

Elizabeth Spencer Herbert was mentioned on a memorial in St Mary and St Nicholas Churchyard, Wilton, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England with a death date of 30 April 1831, Maintained by Plantagenet Crown Dynasty (contributor 49922906).[7] She died on 30 April 1831 and is buried in St Mary and St Nicholas Churchyard, Wilton, Wiltshire. [8][9]

Sources

  1. Birth: "England, Select Births and Christenings, 1538-1975"
    Original data: England, Births and Christenings, 1538-1975. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013; FHL Film Number: 1042308
    Ancestry Record 9841 #135618243 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Elizabeth Spencer was born on 29 Dec 1737, the daughter of Charles Spencer & Elizabeth Trevor.
  2. Baptism: "Westminster, London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812"
    City of Westminster Archives Centre; London, England; Westminster Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: STJ/PR/1/3
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 61865 #1478182 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Elizabeth Spencer's baptism was on 19 Jan 1737 (born about 1737), child of Charles Spencer & Elizabeth Spencer, in St James, Piccadilly (St James, Westminster), London, Westminster, England.
  3. Baptism: "Worcestershire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812"
    Worcestershire Archive & Archaeology Service; Worcester, England, UK; The Diocese of Worcester Parish Registers
    Ancestry Record 62085 #4546668 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Elizabeth Spencer baptism on 7 Sep 1737, daughter of Elizabeth Spencer, in Worcester St Michael's (Worcester St Andrew and All Saints with St Helen and St Alban), Worcestershire, England.
  4. England Births and Christenings, 1538-1975", database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:NBVW-XN1 : 20 March 2020), Elizabeth Spencer, 1737.
  5. Marriage: "England, Select Marriages, 1538-1973"
    Original data: England, Marriages, 1538-1973. Salt Lake City, Utah: FamilySearch, 2013; FHL Film Number: 919236
    Ancestry Record 9852 #38722036 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Elizabeth Spencer married Henry Herbert on 13 Mar 1756 in Langley Marish, Buckingham, England.
  6. Baptism of son George Lord Herbert: "Westminster, London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1558-1812"
    City of Westminster Archives Centre; London, England; Westminster Church of England Parish Registers; Reference: STM/PR/1/19
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 61865 #302030144 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Lady Elizabeth Herbert's son George Lord Herbert baptism on 29 Oct 1759 in St Martin-In-The-Fields, London, Westminster, England.
  7. Memorial: Find a Grave (has image)
    Find A Grave: Memorial #190775848 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Memorial page for Elizabeth Spencer Herbert (29 Dec 1737-30 Apr 1831), citing St Mary and St Nicholas Churchyard, Wilton, Wiltshire Unitary Authority, Wiltshire, England; Maintained by Plantagenet Crown Dynasty (contributor 49922906).
  8. Find A Grave Index," database, FamilySearch (https://www.familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QPR9-91JL : 1 August 2020), Elizabeth Spencer Herbert, ; Burial, Wilton, Wiltshire, England, St Mary and St Nicholas Churchyard; citing record ID 190775848, Find a Grave, http://www.findagrave.com.
  9. Burial: "London, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812"
    London Metropolitan Archives; London, England; London Church of England Parish Registers; Reference Number: P93/MRY1/064
    Ancestry Sharing Link - Ancestry Record 1624 #1736130 (accessed 27 March 2024)
    Elizabeth Herbert's burial (died in about 1795) on 6 Aug 1795 in St Mary, Whitechapel, Tower Hamlets, Middlesex, England.

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