1656 – Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke and 5th Earl of Montgomery was born.
– He was the third son of Philip Herbert, 5th Earl of Pembroke and his wife Catharine Villiers.
1683 – He succeeded to the earldoms.
1690 – He acted as one of the Lords Justices seven times; and he was President of the Royal Society.
1690-1692 – He was First Lord of the Admiralty.
1697 – The first plenipotentiary of Great Britain at the congress of Ryswick.
1699 – He served as Lord Privy Seal.
– He was Lord High Admiral for a short period; he was also Lord President of the Council and Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
1733 – Died on the 22nd of January.