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Henry Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Chirbury

Henry Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Chirbury (24 July 1654 – 22 January 1709) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1677 and 1694 when he became Baron Herbert of Chirbury.

Herbert was the son of Sir Henry Herbert, Master of Revels to Charles I and Charles II. He inherited the manor of Ribbesford (near Bewdley) on the death of his father. Like his father he served as Member of Parliament for Bewdley, from 1677 to 1679, for Worcester in Charles II's last Parliament and again for Bewdley from 1689 to 1694. In the latter year, the title Baron Herbert of Chirbury, which had become extinct on the death of his cousin Henry Herbert, 4th Baron Herbert of Chirbury in 1691, was revived for him.


  • Lee, Sidney, ed. (1891). "Herbert, Henry (1654-1709)" . Dictionary of National Biography. 26. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
  • Leigh Rayment's Peerage Pages [self-published source][better source needed]
  • 'Parishes: Ribbesford with the borough of Bewdley', Victoria County History, Worcester 4 (1924), pp. 297–317. [1]. Date accessed: 28 March 2008
Parliament of England
Preceded by
Thomas Foley
Member of Parliament for Bewdley
Succeeded by
Philip Foley
Preceded by
Thomas Street
Sir Francis Winnington
Member of Parliament for Worcester
With: Sir Francis Winnington
Succeeded by
William Bromley
Bridges Nanfan
Preceded by
Sir Charles Lyttelton, 3rd Baronet
Member of Parliament for Bewdley
Succeeded by
Salwey Winnington
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Earl of Macclesfield
Custos Rotulorum of Brecknockshire
Succeeded by
The Lord Ashburnham
Peerage of England
New creation Baron Herbert of Chirbury
Succeeded by
Henry Herbert