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HERBERT OF LEA, Elizabeth, Baroness, philanthropist, born in England about 1825. She is the only daughter of Lieutenant-General Charles Ashe A'Court, and niece of Lord Heytesbury, and on 12 August, 1846, married Sidney Herbert, second son of the 11th Ear] of Pembroke. Her husband was created Baron Herbert of Lea, 15 January, 1861, held for some time the secretaryship of state for war, and died, 2 August, 1861. His elder brother died childless, and Lady Herbert's eldest son, George Robert Charles, succeeded to the earldom of Pembroke in 1862. Lady Herbert has passed many years in the West Indies in philanthropic labors among the negroes, and came to this country in 1888 to work among the colored people of the south, seeking their conversion to Roman Catholicism. She purposes to erect an orphanage in Baltimore.--Her son, MICHEL HENRY, born 25 June, 1857, as attache of " the British legation at Washington, became acting minister in November, 1888, on the dismissal of Lord Sackville, and on the 27th of that month married an American.
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