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Herbert, George, 1593-1633
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HERBERT, GEORGE, fourth son of Sir Richard Herbert, Kt, Montgomery Castle, Montgomeryshire, and Magdalen, dau. of Sir Richard Newport, Kt; b. 3 Apr 1593; adm. in twelfth year; KS ; elected to Trinity Coll. Cambridge 1608, adm. scholar 1609, matr. 18 Dec 1609; 2nd in “ordo” 1612/3; BA 1612/3; MA 1616; Minor Fellow, Trinity Coll. 3 Oct 1614, Major Fellow 15 Mar 1615/6 – c. 1621 [check]; Praelector in Rhetoric and Deputy Public Orator 1618, Public Orator 1619-27; ordained deacon by Jul 1626, priest (Salisbury) 19 Sep 1630; Prebendary of Lincoln from 8 Jul 1626; Herbert had earlier aspired to preferment in service of the State, but after forming an intimate friendship with Nicholas Ferrar (of Little Gidding), he decided to eschew the “painted pleasures of the Court”; Rector of Fugglestone with Bemerton, Wilts., from 26 Apr 1630; repaired Bemerton Church and rebuilt the parsonage, where he wrote his famous sacred poems, edited by Ferrar and published posthumously under the title The Temple, Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations, 1633; m. 5 Mar 1628/9 Jane, dau. of Charles Danvers, Baynton, Wilts.; d. 3 Mar 1632/3. Memorial window in baptistery, Westminster Abbey. DNB.
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International Standard Archival Authority Record for Corporate Bodies, Persons and Families - ISAAR(CPF) 2nd edition
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The Record of Old Westminsters: A biographical list of all those who are known to have been educated at Westminster School from the earliest times to 1927, Volumes 1 & 2, compiled by G. F. Russell Barker and Alan H. Stenning, London, 1928.