Sir Herbert Pakington, 5th Baronet

Sir Herbert Perrott Pakington, 5th Baronet (c. 1701 – 24 September 1748), of Westwood, near Droitwich, Worcestershire, was an English Tory politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1727 to 1741.

Sir Herbert Pakington, 5th Baronet
Droitwich westwood house.jpg
Westwood House, Droitwich - seat of the Pakington family
Herbert Perrott Pakington

c. 1701

Early lifeEdit

Pakington was the only surviving son of Sir John Packington and his second wife, Hester Perrott. He married Elizabeth Conyers, daughter of John Conyers, K.C., of Walthamstow, Essex on. 22 June 1721. On the death of his father in 1727, he succeeded to the baronetcy and Westwood House.[1]


Pakington was returned as Tory Member of Parliament for Worcestershire at the 1727 British general election in succession to his father. He was returned unopposed at the 1734 British general election. He voted against the Administration in all known divisions except on the motion to remove Walpole in February 1741. He did not stand in 1741.[2][3]

Packington was one of the lovers of the courtesan Teresia Constantia Phillips. Packington was so obsessed with her that he twice attempted suicide to keep her attention.[4]

Death and legacyEdit

Pakington died on 24 September 1748. He had two sons, John and Herbert Perrott, who became the sixth and seventh Pakington baronets, respectively.[1]


  1. ^ a b George Edward Cokayne Complete Baronetage Volume 1 1900
  2. ^ "PAKINGTON, Sir Herbert Perrott, 5th Bt. (c.1701-48), of Westwood, nr. Droitwich, Worcs". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 21 September 2018.
  3. ^ "Pakington, John (1671-1727)" . Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
  4. ^ Emma Plaskitt, "Phillips, Teresia Constantia (1709–1765)", Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, 2004, accessed 28 March 2015]
Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
Sir John Pakington, 4th Bt
Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Bt
Member of Parliament for Worcestershire
With: Sir Thomas Lyttelton, 4th Bt 1727–34
Edmund Lechmere 1734–41
Succeeded by
Edmund Pytts I
Edmund Lechmere
Baronetage of England
Preceded by
Sir John Pakington, 4th Bt
(of Ailesbury)
1725 – 1748
Succeeded by
John Pakington