HERBERT, Francis (b.1696), of Ludlow, Salop.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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16 Apr. 1748 - 1754

Family and Education

bap. 3 Nov. 1696, 1st s. of George Herbert, bro. of Francis Herbert, by Martha, da. of John Newton of Heighley, Salop, wid. of Richard Owen of Rhiwsaeson; bro of Henry Herbert. m. Mary (d. Nov. 1751), da. of Rowland Baugh of Stonehouse, Onibury, Salop, 3s. 2da.1

Offices Held

Joint comptroller of customs, Chester 15 May 1739-Apr. 1748.


Francis Herbert was brought in for Montgomery after the death of his brother by his 1st cousin Henry Arthur Herbert, afterwards 1st Earl of Powis, giving up his post, which was incompatible with a seat in Parliament, to his third son Ffolliot, who held it until his death in 1752.2 He was frequently one of the bailiffs of the borough of Montgomery which Lord Powis controlled. The date of his death is unknown (alive 1755).

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: J. B. Lawson


  • 1. Mont. Colls. vi. 204; viii. 6-7; ix. 400.
  • 2. Gent. Mag. 1748, p. 245.