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Halifax, Earl of (GB, 1714 - 1715)


Creation: let.pat. 19 Oct 1714


Extinct: 19 May 1715


Family name: Montagu




Quarterly:  1st and 4th, Argent three Lozenges conjoined in fess Gules within a Bordure Sable, a Muller for difference (Montagu);  2nd and 3rd, Or an Eagle displayed Vert beaked and membered Gules (Monthermer)


A Griffin's Head couped Or beaked winged and charged on the neck with a Portcullis Sable


On either side a Griffin Argent guttée de sang beaked membered and wings expanded Gules charged on the breast with a Portcullis Sable


 Otium cum dignitate



Charles [Montagu], 1st Baron Halifax later 1st Earl of Halifax, KG PC

4th son of Hon George Montagu, of Horton, co. Northampton (by his wife Elizabeth Irby, dau. of Sir Anthony Irby), 1st son of Henry [Montagu], 1st Earl of Manchester, by his third wife Margaret Hare, widow of John Hare and dau. of John Crouch, of Cornbury, co. Hertford


16 Apr 1661


bef. 12 May 1688 Anne Montagu (widow of her second husband's cousin Robert [Montagu], 3rd Earl of Manchester; bur. 28 Jul 1698), only dau. of Sir Christopher Yelverton, 1st Bt., of Easton Mauduit, co. Northampton, by his wife Anne Twisden, yst. dau. of Sir Thomas Twisden, Bt., of Roydon Hall, co. Kent


s.p. 19 May 1715


13 Dec 1700 Baron Halifax, of Halifax in the County of York, with a special remainder, failing heirs male of his body, to his nephew George Montagu, of Horton, co. Northampton

19 Oct 1714 Viscount Sunbury, of Sunbury in the County of Middlesex, and Earl of Halifax


Clerk to the Privy Council 1689-92; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Malden 1689-95 and for Westminster 1695-1700; a Lord of the Treasury 1692-94; Privy Councillor 1694-1701/2 and 1714-15; Chancellor of the Exchequer 1694-99; President of the Royal Society 1695-98; First Lord of the Treasury 1697-99 and 1714-15; a Lord Justice of the Realm (Regent) 1698, 1699 and 1714; Auditor of the Exchequer 1699-1714; a Commissioner for the Union with Scotland 1706; Envoy to Hanover 1706; Ranger of Bushey Park 1709-15; Knight of the Garter 1714; Lord Lieutenant of Surrey 1714-15


On the death of the 1st Earl of Halifax the Earldom of Halifax and the Viscountcy of Sunbury became extinct but the Barony of Halifax passed in accordance with the special remainder to his nephew, George Montagu, who in the same year was created Earl of Halifax.


 First written 25 Jun 2005



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