4 Jan. 1364 was employed to receive John, king of France (Froissart, vi. 90, 95). In 1366 he received the manor of Bargate, Hampshire, and a knight's fee in the hundred of Fordingbridge, and in 1367 was made governor of Bamborough Castle; he discharged the duties of the last office by deputy, and his inefficient administration was the subject of an inquiry a few years later (Bateson, History of Northumberland, i. pp. 41–2).
In 1368 he was elected a knight of the Garter, occupying the fourth stall on the prince's side. On 6 July 1370, as constable of Dover and warden of the Cinque ports, he had to superintend the embarkation of the troops for Sir Robert Knolles's expedition (Fœdera, iii. 896). This same year he received 116l. 9s. 7d. for his expenses in the war (Brantingham, Issue of Rolls, p. 406). On 5 Nov. he was a witness to the ordinance made at Westminster by which Edward granted an amnesty to rebels in Aquitaine who made submission (Froissart, vii. 211). In March 1371 he is mentioned as a royal chamberlain (Fœdera, iii. 911), a position which he may probably have held for some years previously. He was present at the naval engagement in the bay of Bourgneuf off Brittany on 1 Aug. 1371 (Froissart, viii. 25). In 1373 he was appointed to act as the king's deputy in Ireland, but refused to accept the post, and was in consequence censured for his disobedience, notwithstanding the ‘immense donations and remunerations received from the king for his services’ (Close Roll, 46 E. 3, mem. 3, ap. Beltz). The grants which had been made to Pembridge were at the same time formally revoked, though at his death, on 26 July 1375, he was possessed of lands granted him by the king.
By his will, dated at London 31 May 1368, Pembridge ordered his body, if he died in England, to be buried in Hereford Cathedral, between two pillars of freestone before the image of the Virgin Mary on the south side, and gave special directions as to the erection of a tomb. His wishes were carried out by his executors, and his tomb, with a fine monumental effigy, still exists, though it has suffered from modern restorations; it is figured in Gough's ‘Sepulchral Monuments,’ p. 135 (cf. also Duncumb, Herefordshire, i. 540, and Archæological Journal, xxxiv. 410–11). He married Elizabeth, widow of Gerard de Lisle (d. 1360) of Kingston Lisle; she died before 1368, leaving an only son Henry, who died on 1 Oct. 1375, aged fifteen. Pembridge's eventual heirs were his nephews Sir Richard Burley, son of his sister Amicia by Sir John Burley, and Sir Thomas de Barre, son of another sister Hawisia. Burley is represented by the Earl of Portsmouth, and Barre by the family of Baghott of Lyppiatt Park, Gloucestershire. His silver plate was purchased from his executors by Edward III for 233l. 6s. 8d. (Devon, Issues of the Exchequer, p. 201).[Froissart's Chroniques, ed. Luce (Soc. de l'Hist. de France); Calendar of Inquisitions post mortem, ii. 222, 354, 858; Rymer's Fœdera, Record edit.; Sharpe's Calendar of Wills in the Court of Husting, ii. 188; Beltz's Memorials of Order of Garter, pp. 163–5.]
PEMBROKE, Earls of. [See Clare, Richard de, d. 1176 called Strongbow, second Earl of the Clare line; Marshal, William, first Earl of the Marshal line, d. 1219; Marshal, William, second Earl of the Marshal line, d. 1231; Marshal, Richard, third Earl of the Marshal line, d. 1234; William de Valence, d. 1296; Atmer De Valence, d. 1324; Hastings, Laurence, first Earl of the Hastings line, 1318?–1348; Hastings, John, second Earl of the Hastings line, 1347–1375 : Herbert, Sir William, first Earl of the Herbert line, of the first creation, d. 1469; Herbert, Sir William, first Earl of the Herbert line, of the second creation, 1501?–1570: Herbert, Henry, second Earl of the Herbert line, of the second creation, 1534?–1601; Herbert, William, third Earl, 1580–1630; Herbert, Philip, fourth Earl, 1584–1650; Herbert, Thomas, eighth Earl, 1656–1733; Herbert, Henry, ninth Earl, 1693–1751; Herbert, Henry, tenth Earl, 1734–1794; Herbert, George Augustus, eleventh Earl, 1759–1827.]
PEMBROKE, Countesses of. [See Herbert, Mary, 1555?-1621; Clifford, Anne, 1590-1676.]
PEMBROOKE, THOMAS (1662?–1690?), painter, was perhaps a member of a family of the name residing near Canterbury. He was a pupil of Marcellus Laroon the elder [q. v.], and painted, like him, small domestic or mythological pictures. He executed several for Charles Granville, earl of Bath. A picture by Pembrooke of ‘Hagar and Ishmael’ was engraved in mezzotint by John Smith. Pembrooke died about 1690.[De Piles's Lives of the Painters; Walpole's Anecdotes of Painting, ed. Wornum.]