HERBERT FAMILY

II. St. JULIAN LINE

George HERBERT (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1442, Llebenydd, Monmouthshire, Wales

Notes: The Herbert family of St. Julian's, near Newport, was established by Sir George Herbert. George is called 'the 3rd son of William Herbert who was created Earl of Pembroke by Edward IV", in History of Parliament, however it does not say by which of his 3 wives.

Father: William HERBERT (1 E. Pembroke)

Mother: Frond Verch HOESGYN

Married: Sibyl CROFT (dau. of Richard Croft of Croft Castle, Herefordshire) ABT 1475, Croft, Herefordshire, England

Children:

1. Walter HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir)

2. William HERBERT

3. Leticce HERBERT


William HERBERT

Born: ABT 1478, St. Julians, Monmouthshire, England

Father: George HERBERT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Sibyl CROFT

Married: Anne MOORE


Leticce HERBERT

Born: ABT 1500, St. Julian's, Llebenydd, Monmouthshire, England

Father: George HERBERT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Sibyl CROFT

Married: John MORGAN

Children:

1. William MORGAN

2. Joan MORGAN

3. Nest MORGAN

4. John MORGAN


Walter HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir)

Born: BEF 1509, St. Julians (Gillian), Monmouthshire, Wales

Died: ABT 17 Feb 1550/1

Notes: Succeeded father after 1504. Knighted 10 Nov 1549. Commissioner clerical tenths, diocese of Llandaff 1535, relief, Mon. 1550; deputy steward of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester, S. Wales by 1537-1538 or later; sheriff, Mon. 1541-1542, 1550-death, Justice of Peace 1543-death.

Nothing has come to light about Walter Herbert's upbringing or career until the 1530s when a quarrel with his father-in-law brought the pair into the Star Chamber. Other disputes about his title to land and avowsons, payment of rent and exercise of office under the Earl of Worcester involved him in further litigation and brought him regularly to the notice of the Council in the marches and of Cromwell. The protection given him by his kinsman Worcester ensured that he emerged largely unscathed from repeated charges of corruption and maintaining criminals, and on the enforcement of the Act of Union he was given a place in local administration.

Passed over as sheriff in favour of his cousin Charles Herbert in 1540, Herbert was pricked in the following year and during his shrievalty he returned the first Members for Monmouthshire and Monmouth Boroughs. After fighting in the Boulogne campaign he was himself elected with Charles Herbert in 1545, and two years later he helped to return his brother-in-law Sir Thomas Morgan and cousin Thomas Herbert. His knighthood in 1549 was a recognition of his public service and perhaps a reward for supporting John Dudley, Earl of Warwick, in the overthrow of the Protector Somerset. Herbert was a sick man on 30 Sep 1550 when he made his will providing for his wife and children and naming his son William executor and his kinsmen Sir William Herbert and Matthew Herbert of Cogan Pill, Glamorganshire, overseers. In Nov he was chosen sheriff again and a month later he was named to the commission to supervise the collection of the third part of relief, but on 17 Feb 1551 his son William replaced him as sheriff. His will was proved ten days later and a monument was erected over his grave at St. Woolos near Newport.

Father: George HERBERT (Sir Knight)

Mother: Sibyl CROFT

Married 1: Mary MORGAN BEF 1530

Children:

1. William HERBERT of St. Julian (Esq.)

2. George HERBERT

3. Miles HERBERT

4. Barbara HERBERT (d. 1585)

5. Cecily HERBERT

6. Dau. HERBERT

Married 2: Sibyl MONINGTON (dau. of Thomas Monington of Sarnsfield, Herefordshire - w. of Arnold Butler) BEF 1544


Cecily HERBERT

Born: ABT 1510, St. Julians, Monmouthshire, England

Father: Walter HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir)

Mother: Mary MORGAN

Married: Miles MATHEW


George HERBERT

Born: ABT 1504, St. Julians, Monmouthshire, England

Died: BEF 21 Oct 1580

Father: Walter HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir)

Mother: Mary MORGAN

Married: Alice Verch JOHN


William HERBERT of St. Julian (Esq.)

Born: ABT 1512,  St. Julian's, Monmouthshire, Wales

Died: 1567

Notes: first son of Sir Walter Herbert of St. Julian's by 1st wife Mary, daughter of Sir William Morgan of Pencoed; brother of George. Married 1st by 1554, Jane, daughter and coheir of Edward Gruffydd of Penrhyn, Caern., and had 1 son, William; married 2nd by 1567, Dorothy. Succeeded father Sep 1550/Feb 1551. Sheriff, Mon. Feb-Nov 1551, 1563-1564; Justice of Peace 1558/1559-death.

William Herbert's father died during his year as sheriff and there can be little doubt that it was Herbert who completed the term. He was not to enjoy the power and pretige accorded to his father in South Wales and he makes only occasional appearances in the records. Of his Membership of the Parliament of 1555 all that is known is that he was not among those who opposed one of the government's bills, unlike his fellow-knight and relative William Morgan. According to Herbert the pair were re-elected to the following Parliament, in 1558, but the sheriff returned Morgan and Francis Somerset, who was a son of Henry Somerset, 2nd Earl of Worcester. As Herbert's father had been in Worcester's service, the Earl perhaps counted on Herbert's acquiescence in Somerset's return, but Herbert took the matter to the Exchequer. The case was referred back to the Monmouthshire assizes, where a jury brought in a verdict upholding the validity of Somerset's election.

Herbert's marriage to one of the three daughters of Edward Gruffydd involved him in lengthy litigation against their uncle Sir Rhys Gruffydd over the partition of the Penrhyn estates. He made his will on 13 Jan 1567 when a sick man, and asked to be buried in the church at Christchurch, Monmouthshire. To his brother George Herbert he left the lease of his heir's lands in Anglesey and Caernarvon and all lands in Glamorgan, to his brother Miles a tenement at St. Michael's in Llantarnam and to his sister Barbara a sum of 33.06.08. The remainder, including all the goods and lands in Monmouth, went to his second wife Dorothy, who was named executrix. The will, which was witnessed by Matthew Herbert, Giles Morgan and William Morgan, was proved on 7 Feb 1567, Herbert having died on 13 Jan. possessed of lands in Monmouthshire worth more than 72 pounds per year.

Father: Walter HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir)

Mother: Mary MORGAN

Married 1: Jane GRUFFYDD (dau. of Edward Gruffydd of Penrhyn, Caern) BEF 1554

Children:

1. William HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir Knight)

2. Thomas HERBERT

3. Miles HERBERT

4. Edward HERBERT

5. Alison HERBERT

Married 2: Dorothy ? BEF 1567


Alison HERBERT

Born: ABT 1552, St. Julian's, Newport, Monmouthshire, England

Father: William HERBERT of St. Julian (Esq.)

Mother: Jane GRUFFYDD

Married: Martin PRESTON (b. ABT 1547) (son of Jenico Preston, 3 V. Gormaston, and Catherine Fitzgerald)

Children:

1. Hugh PRESTON (Esq.) (b. ABT 1585) (m. Dau. Nangle)


William HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir Knight)

Born: ABT 1546, Saint Julians, Monmouthshire, Wales

Died: AFT Apr 12 1587

Father: William HERBERT of St. Julian (Esq.)

Mother: Jane GRUFFYDD

Married: Florence MORGAN ABT 1566

Children:

1. Mary HERBERT


Mary HERBERT

Born: ABT 1576, St. Julian's, Newport, Monmouthshire, England

Died: 29 Oct 1634

Buried: Montgomery Church, Montgomeryshire, Wales

Father: William HERBERT of St. Julian (Sir Knight)

Mother: Florence MORGAN

Married: Edward HERBERT (1 B. Chirbury) 1598

Children:

1. Richard HERBERT (2 B. Herbert of Chirbury)

2. Edward HERBERT

3. Dau. HERBERT

4. Dau. HERBERT


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