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Baron Herbert is a title in the Peerage of England. It was created by writ in 1461 for William Herbert, who was later made Earl of Pembroke. The second Earl of Pembroke surrendered his earldom in return for the earldom of Huntingdon, which became extinct on his death without male issue. The barony, however, passed to his daughter Elizabeth, who later married the first Earl of Worcester. At Elizabeth's death, the title passed to her son, who later inherited his father's earldom of Worcester. Later, the fifth Earl was made Marquess of Worcester, and the third Marquess became Duke of Beaufort. Thereafter, the barony and dukedom remained united until 1984 when, upon the death of the tenth Duke without issue, the barony fell into abeyance. Then, in 2002, the Queen terminated the abeyance of the barony of Herbert in favour of the last holder's great-nephew, David John Seyfried.

Barons Herbert (1461)

Henry Hugh Arthur Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort, 18th Baron Herbert at Badminton House by Allan Warren
Henry Hugh Arthur Somerset, 10th Duke of Beaufort, 18th Baron Herbert at Badminton House by Allan Warren

The heir apparent is the present holder's son the Hon. Oscar James Seyfried Herbert (b. 2004).

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