HERBERT, Hon. Nicholas (?1706-75), of Great Glemham, Suff.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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22 Jan. 1740 - 1754
17 Apr. 1757 - 1 Feb. 1775

Family and Education

b. ?1706, 7th s. of Thomas Herbert, M.P., 8th Earl of Pembroke, by his 1st w. Margaret, da. and h. of Sir Robert Sawyer, M.P., of Highclere, Hants; bro. of Hon. Robert Sawyer, Thomas and William Herbert. educ. ?Eton 1725; Ch. Ch. Oxf. 2 Dec. 1726, aged 20. m. 19 July 1737, Anne, da. of Dudley North, of Little Glemham, Suff., 2da.

Offices Held

Cashier and accountant to the treasurer of the navy 1742-5; treasurer to Princess Amelia 1757-60; sec. of Jamaica 1765-d.


Nicholas Herbert was born at Werrington, Devon, at the house of his brother-in-law Sir Nicholas Morice. Returned for Newport in 1740 on the Morice interest in succession to his brother Thomas, he was absent from the divisions on the place bill in 1740 and the chairman of the elections committee 1741, was summoned to the Cockpit meeting in October 1742 through John Scrope, and voted with the Administration on the Hanoverians in 1742, 1744 and 1746. He was classed as a government supporter in 1747.

He died 1 Feb. 1775.

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Author: Eveline Cruickshanks