Ivor Herbert, 1st Baron Treowen

The Lord Treowen

15 July 1851

18 October 1933 (1933-10-19) (aged 82)

 United Kingdom

British Army


Commands held
General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada

Companion of the Order of the Bath
Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George

Major-General Ivor John Caradoc Herbert, 1st Baron Treowen CB, CMG, KStJ (15 July 1851 – 18 October 1933), known as Sir Ivor Herbert, Bt, between 1907 and 1917, was a British Liberal politician and British Army officer in the Grenadier Guards,[1] who served as General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada from 1890 to 1895. He was made a baronet in 1907 and raised to a barony in 1917.


1 Background
2 Military career
3 Political career
4 Family
5 Honours
6 References
7 External links

Herbert was born at the family seat Llanarth Court, at Llanarth, Monmouthshire between Peckham and Raglan in Monmouthshire, the eldest son of John Arthur Edward Herbert, formerly Arthur Jones, of Llanarth (1818–1895).[2] In 1846 Ivor’s father married Augusta Hall, the only surviving child and heir of Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover (1802–1867).[3] The marriage took place on 12 November 1846[4] and two years later, the father and his brothers assumed the name of Herbert by royal licence as the senior branch of the Herbert family.[5] (Ironically, no member of this family had been known by that name, so the Jones family was actually taking the name of a junior and more well-known branch, the Herbert earls of Powis descended from an ancient Welsh Catholic family).[6]
His mother was the Honourable Augusta Charlotte Elizabeth Hall, the only surviving daughter and sole heiress of Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover and his wife Augusta Waddington, better known as the Welsh cultural nationalist Lady Llanover, heiress of the considerable Llanover estate in Monmouthshire.[7][8] He had two younger brothers, Edward Bleiddyn[9] and Arthur (whose descendants still own Llanover today).[10]
Military career[edit]

Herbert was a British army officer, serving in the Grenadier Guards. He served as General Officer Commanding the Militia of Canada from 1890 to 1895. In 1896, he was Colonel in the Grenadier Guards.[11] He served in the Second Boer War in South Africa (1899-1902), where he was responsible for foreign representatives in the country.
Political career[edit]
Herbert was Member of Parliament (MP) for So