Hon. Rev. William Herbert

1778 - 28th May 1847

Claimant or beneficiary


Counterclaimed against Henry Barry Coddington (the owner-in-fee) for the compensation for the enslaved people on Creighton Hall in St David Jamaica  in right of wife as annuitant for £5828 10s. The compensation was paid to Robert Snow and William Curtis, probably as trustees for the Hon. Rev. William Herbert and his wife.

The estate is shown as 'heirs of Fitzherbert Richards' in 1818: in the will of Fitzherbert Richards proved 1811 he confirmed an annuity [of an unspecified amount] that he had granted in his lifetime to the wife of Hon. William Herbert. Letitia Emily Dorothea Herbert nee Allen's maternal grandmother Anne Richards was almost certainly related (probably as aunt) to Fitzherbert Richards, who was an absentee slave-owner at the time of William Hickey's visit to Jamaica in the late 18thC. The will of Fitzherbert Richards of Marlborough Buildings Bath was proved 09/08/1811.

  1. Son of Henry, Earl of Carnavon. Matriculated Christ Church 16/10/1795 aged 17; Exeter College BA 1798; Merton College MA 1802. B & DCL 1808. B.D. 1840. MP Hampshire 1806-7 and Cricklade 1811-12; rector of Spofforth Yorks. 1814; Dean of Manchester 1840 until death 28/5/1847. 'Editor of Musae Etonenses and an eminent botanist.'

  2. He married Letitia Emily Dorothea, second daughter of Joshua, 5th Viscount Allen, 17/05/1806 [and Frances Barry]. The Hon. Rev. William Herbert and his son Henry William Herbert are both in the ODNB.

  3. In his brief career as an MP, he was listed in 1807 as 'a staunch friend to the abolition of the slave trade'.


T71/866 St David no. 70. PROB 11/1525.

  1. Ancestry.com, Oxford University Alumni, 1500-1886 [database online].

  2. ODNB, B.D. Jackson, rev. Richard Small, 'Herbert, William (1778-1847), classical scholar and Church of England clergyman';  Gordon Phillips, 'Herbert, Henry William [pseud. Frank Forester] (1807-1858), sportsman and writer'.

  3. History of Parliament online

Further Information

Hon. Letitia Emily Dorothea Allen
4 including Henry William Herbert
Oxford (Christ Church, Exeter) [1795-1798 ]
Church of England
Oxford DNB Entry

Associated Claims (1)

£4,532 14s 7d

Legacies Summary

Political (1)

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Hampshire Hampshire
1806 - 1807
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Cricklade Wiltshire
1811 - 1812

Relationships (1)

Annuitant → Grantor
Notes →
Fitzherbert Richards had granted an annuity secured on Creighton Hall to Hon. Mrs William Herbert [Laetitia, the wife of Hon. Rev. William Herbert] in his [Richards'] lifetime, which he confirmed in...

Addresses (1)

Hereford Street, Park Lane, London, Middlesex, London, England