Henry Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon

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Henry John George Herbert, 3rd Earl of Carnarvon FRS (8 June 1800 – 10 December 1849), known as Lord Porchester from 1811 to 1833, was a British
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, traveller and politician
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Herbert was born in London
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, the eldest son of Henry George Herbert, 2nd Earl of Carnarvon, and his wife Elizabeth Kitty, daughter of John Dyke Acland
John Dyke Acland
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. He was educated at Eton
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 and Christ Church, Oxford
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. In 1831 he was elected to the House of Commons
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 for Wootton Bassett
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 as a Tory
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, a seat he held until the following year when the constituency was abolished by the Great Reform Act. In 1833 he succeeded his father in the earldom and entered the House of Lords
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It was during the Herbert's lifetime that the family seat of Highclere Castle
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 was redesigned and rebuilt by Sir Charles Barry
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, an English architect
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, into a Victorian manson.

Lord Carnarvon married Henrietta Anna, eldest daughter of Lord Henry Thomas Howard-Molyneux-Howard, in 1830. They had two sons and one daughter. He died at Pusey
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 in December 1849, aged 49, and was succeeded in the earldom by his eldest son Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon
Henry Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon
Henry Howard Molyneux Herbert, 4th Earl of Carnarvon, PC, DL, FSA, FRS , known as Lord Porchester from 1833 to 1849, was a British politician and a leading member of the Conservative Party...

, who became a prominent Conservative
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 politician. His second son the Hon. Auberon Herbert
Auberon Herbert
Auberon Edward William Molyneux Herbert was a writer, theorist, philosopher, and "19th-century individualist anarchist." A member of the Parliament of the United Kingdom, Herbert was the son of the 3rd Earl of Carnarvon, brother of Henry Herbert, the 4th Earl, and father of the 9th Baron Lucas...

 also gained distinction. Lady Carnarvon died in 1876.

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