Ivor Herbert, 1st Baron Treowen Politician

Ivor herbert 1st baron treowen

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, 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. Herbert was born at the family seat Llanarth Court, at Llanarth, Monmouthshire between Abergavenny and Raglan in Monmouthshire, the eldest son of John Arthur Edward Herbert, formerly Arthur Jones, of Llanarth (1818–1895). In 1846 Ivor's father married Augusta Hall, the only surviving child and heir of Benjamin Hall, 1st Baron Llanover (1802–1867). The marriage took place on 12 November 1846 and two years later, the father and his brothers assumed the name of Herbert by Royal License as the senior branch of the Herbert family. (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).

Personal details

Date of birth
July 15th, 1851
United Kingdom
Date of death
October 18th, 1933 at age of 82
Places lived
Monmouthshire , United Kingdom

Noble titles

Noble title From To
Baron Treowen

Military service

Force Unit Rank From To
British Army

Political engagements

Liberal Party

Geographic scope

United Kingdom


Social liberalism

Wikipedia article

The Liberal Party was a liberal political movement that formed one of the two major political parties in the United Kingdom during the 19th and early 20th centuries. Its influence then waned, but not before it had moved toward social liberalism and introduced important elements of Britain's welfare state. The party arose from an alliance of Whigs and free-trade Peelites and Radicals during the 1850s. By the end of the nineteenth century, it had formed four governments under William Gladstone – one of the party's most significant leaders – although they were punctuated by heavy election defeats. Despite becoming divided over the issue of Irish Home Rule, the party returned to power in 1906 with a landslide victory and, between then and the onset of World War I, Liberal governments oversaw the welfare reforms that created a basic British welfare state. During this time, the party's other two most significant leaders came to the fore: H. H. Asquith, Prime Minister between 1908 and 1916; and David Lloyd George, who followed Asquith as Prime Minister for the rest of World War I and thereafter until 1922.


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