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(Mary) Elizabeth Herbert, Lady Herbert of Lea (1822–1911) by Richard James Lane, 1850 (after James Rannie Swinton, 1850) © National Portrait Gallery, London


Herbert, (Mary) Elizabeth, Lady Herbert of Lea (1822–1911), Roman Catholic convert and philanthropist, was born on 21 July 1822, the only daughter of General Charles Ashe À Court Repington (1785–1861), sometime MP for Heytesbury, and his wife, Mary Elizabeth Gibbs (d. 1878)...