Watkin Herbert

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Watkin or Walter Herbert (by 1517-1564 or later), of Crickhowel and Cilhelyg, Breconshire, was a Welsh politician.

He was the son of William Thomas Herbert of Crickhowel.

He was appointed High Sheriff of Breconshire for 1541-42 and 1547–48 and High Sheriff of Monmouthshire for 1551-52. He was elected a Member of Parliament (MP) for Breconshire in 1558.

Breconshire or Brecknockshire was a constituency in Wales which returned one Member of Parliament to the House of Commons of the English Parliament, and later to the Parliament of Great Britain and of the United Kingdom, between 1542 and 1918.

He married Margaret, the daughter of Morgan Thomas Hir, and had at least one son.

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