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Albemarle, Duke of (E, 1660 - 1688)


Creation: let.pat. 7 Jul 1660


Extinct: 6 Oct 1688


Family name: Monck




Gules a Chevron between three Lions' Heads Erased Argent


On a Chapeau Gules turned up Ermine a Cat-a-Mountain statant guardant per pale Sable and Argent between two Branches of Olive Vert


Dexter:  A Lion Argent;  Sinister:  A Dragon Argent, each supporting in the exterior paw a Branch of Olive Vert


Fortiter, Fideliter, Feliciter



George [Monck], 1st Duke of Albemarle, KG PC

2nd son of Sir Thomas Monck, of Potheridge, co. Devon, by his wife Elizabeth Smythe, dau. of Sir George Smythe, of Madford in Heavitree, co. Devon


6 Dec 1608


23 Jan 1652/3 Anne Radford (widow of Thomas Radford; d. 29 Jan 1669/70), dau. of John Clarges, a farrier, in the Savoy, Strand, London, by his wife Anne Leaver

only child

1. Lord Christopher Monck, later 2nd Duke of Albemarle


3 Jan 1669/70


7 Jul 1660 Baron Monck, of Potheridge in the County of Devon, Baron Beauchamp, Baron Teyes, Earl of Torrington and Duke of Albemarle

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Devon 1653 and 1660; Commander in Chief of all the Forces for the Parliament and Joint General of the Fleet; Knight of the Garter 1660; a pension of 7,000 a year and the estate of New Hall, co. Essex, granted to him and his heirs for ever 1660; Privy Councillor, Gentleman of the Bedchamber, Captain General and Master of the Horse 1660; Lord Lieutenant of Ireland 1660-62; Privy Councillor [I] 1660; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1660-70 and of Middlesex 1662-70; acting Lord High Admiral 1666; First Lord of the Treasury 1667-70


Christopher [Monck], 2nd Duke of Albemarle, KG PC


14 Aug 1653


30 Dec 1669 Lady Elizabeth Cavendish (b. 22 Feb 1654; mar. (2) 8 Sep 1692 as his second wife Ralph [Montagu], 1st Duke of Montagu; dsps. 28 Aug 1734), 1st dau. and cohrss. of Henry [Cavendish], 2nd Duke of Newcastle-upon-Tyne, by his wife Frances Pierrepont, 1st dau. of Hon William Pierrepont, of Thoresby, co. Nottingham (2nd son of Robert [Pierrepont], 1st Earl of Kingston-upon-Hull), by his wife Elizabeth Harris, dau. and cohrss. of Sir Thomas Harris, of Tong Castle, co. Salop


s.p.s. 6 Oct 1688


Member of Parliament for Devon 1667-70; Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1670; Knight of the Garter 1669/70; Col of the 1st Horse Guards 1679-85; Privy Councillor 1675; Lord Lieutenant of Devon 1675-85; Chancellor of the University of Cambridge1682; Recorder of Sandwich 1684, of Harwich 1685, and of Saffron Walden 1688; High Steward of Totnes and of Colchester 1688 and of Barnstaple 1688; Governor of Jamaica 1686-88


On the death of the 2nd Duke of Albemarle all his titles became extinct


 Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007



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