The following data is extracted from Herbert Family Papers.
accounted for. His mother was not a Littleton, and there was no family of that name in New Jersey at that time or earlier. This Littleton Herbert, it seems knew all about the family and wrote a history of it, which someone borrowed to have published, but it was never returned. The young man who furnished my mother with this information (some time in the early 1800s), knew nothing whatever about the family history, although a nephew or great-nephew of Littleton.Beginning with Thomas Herbert’s Children
A third offering for mediation may be found in ‘The Thomas Book,’ by Lawrence Buckley Thomas, D.D. pp. 340-343. From this it appears that there was a Francis Herbert of London married to Elizabeth Negoose of Bedford, evidently both alive, in 1613, the date his father signed the pedigree. This Francis was a grandson of Thomas, second son of Sir William Herbert of Troy House, Monmouthshire; and Sir William at Troy House was a brother of Sir Richard Herbert of Ewyas, ancestor of the illustrious Pembroke. Line, second creation. Both of these brothers were entitled to use the bendlet sinister on their coat of arms, a distinction that has been discarded by succeeding generations!
After this very long preamble we will return to Thomas and Francis of Middletown in East New Jersey, and some of their descendants.
5. “Thomas Herbert, b. Oct. 27, 1694; d. Aug. 18, 1735,” and that is all I know
6. “Mary Herbert, b. Jan. 30, 1695 or 6.” The same remark applies to her. Very
likely she married and left home taking the family Bible with her!
7. “Richard Herbert, b. Jan. 22. 1697 or 8.” I have no record of his death, but he
Martha (Dorset) Carmen, widow of John Carmen and dau, of Joseph Dorset,
marriage license, June 2, 1742. They were ancestors of the Brooklyn Herberts,
an interesting line which will be taken up next. Having started with Jonathan’s
notebook, it might be as well to go on with it, although it is the line of the
8. “Jonathan Herbert b. Nov. 1699.” No further trace, whatever.
Source: Herbert Family Papers