HERBERT, Richard II, of Gray's Inn, London; later of Park, Mont.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1558-1603, ed. P.W. Hasler, 1981
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Family and Education

Illegit. s. of Edward Herbert I by Eleanor, da. of John ap Owen Morris ap Meredith of Kerry, Mont. educ. Barnard’s Inn; G. Inn 1579-84. m. (?Margaret), da. of Richard Herbert of Park in Llanwnog.

Offices Held


So powerful was the Montgomery Castle grip on local elections, that, despite his birth, there would have been no difficulty in installing Herbert in the boroughs seat in 1584. All the same, because of the number of namesakes, a little doubt must remain about the identity. Similarly it is possible that it was this man rather than Richard Herbert I who temporarily replaced Rowland Pugh at Montgomery Boroughs in 1581. Herbert was left £50 in his father’s will of 1593. His wife, before her marriage, was presented for recusancy along with members of the Herbert family of Powis Castle.

Clark, Limbus, 296; PCC 80 Hayes, 47 Dixy; Mont. Colls. iv. 249, 259, 265, 270, 279, 283, 288, 382-3.

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