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Manchester, Earl of (E, 1625/6)


Creation: let. pat. 5 Feb 1625/6


Family name: Montagu




See Duke of Manchester



Sir Edward Montagu

1st surv. son and heir of Sir Edward Montagu, Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1539-45 and Chief Justice of the Common Pleas 1545-54, by his third wife Ellen Roper, 1st dau. of John Roper, Attorney General, by his wife Jane Fyneux, 1st dau. of Sir John Fyneux, Chief Justice of the King's Bench




Elizabeth Harington, sister of John [Harington], 1st Baron Harington of Exton, and dau. of Sir James Harington, of Exton, co. Rutland, by his wife Lucy Sydney, sister of Sir Henry Sydney KG, and dau. of Sir William Sydney, of Penshurst, co. Kent, Chamberlain and Steward of the Household


1. Sir Edward Montagu, later 1st Baron Montagu

2. Sir Walter Montagu (dsp. 1615), mar. Anne Morgan (mar. (2) Sir John Morgan, of Chilworth, co. Surrey), dau. and hrss. of Henry Morgan, of Yston, and niece and hrss. of Sir William Morgan, of Pencoed Castle, co. Monmouth

3. Henry Montagu (d. young)

4. Sir Henry Montagu MP, Chief Justice of the King's Bench, later 1st Earl of Manchester

5. Sir Charles Montagu, mar. Mary Whitmore, dau. of William Whitmore

6. Rt Rev James Montagu, Bishop of Bath and Wells 1608-16 and Bishop of Winchester 1616-18 (d. 1618)

7. Sir Sydney Montagu MP, of Hinchingbrooke, co. Huntingdon, Master of Requests (d. 25 Sep 1644), mar. (1) Paulina Pepys, 3rd dau. of John Pepys, of Cottenham, co. Cambridge, and had issue:

1a. Henry Montagu (b. 16 May 1622; dvp. 28 Apr 1625)

2a. Sir Edward Montagu, later 1st Earl of Sandwich

1a. Elizabeth Montagu, mar. Sir Gilbert Pickering, Bt., of Titchmarsh, co. Northampton

8. Thomas Montagu (d. young)

1. Lucy Montagu (d. 1 Mar 1599; bur. in Lincoln Cathedral), mar. 6 Apr 1580 as his first wife Sir William Wray, 1st Bt., of Glentworth, co. Lincoln, and had issue

2. Susanna Montagu, mar. Sir Richard Sondes, of Throwley, co. Kent

3. Theodosia Montagu, mar. as his first wife Sir Henry Capell (dvp. 29 Apr 1622), son and heir ap. of Sir Arthur Capell, of Hadham Parva, co. Hertford, and Rayne, co. Essex, and had issue




Henry [Montagu], 1st Viscount Mandeville later 1st Earl of Manchester



mar. (1)

1 Jun 1601 Catharine Spencer (d. 7 Dec 1612), 2nd dau. of Sir William Spencer MP, of Yarnton, co. Oxford (by his wife Margaret Bowyer, dau. of Francis Bowyer, of Middlesex), 3rd son of Sir John Spencer, of Wormleighton, co. Warwick, and Althorp, co. Northampton, by his wife Katherine Kitson, dau. of Sir Thomas Kitson, of Hengrave, co. Suffolk

children by first wife

1. Hon Edward Montagu, later 2nd Baron Montagu of Kimbolton later 2nd Earl of Manchester

2. Hon Walter Montagu, Abbot of St Martin's Abbey, Pontoise (d. 1670)

3. Hon James Montagu, of Lackham, co. Wiltshire (d. Feb 1665), mar. 11 Nov 1635 Mary Baynard, dau. and hrss. of Sir Robert Baynard, of Lackham, co. Wiltshire, and had issue

4. Hon Henry Montagu, Master of St Katherine's Hospital (d. 1638)

1. Lady Elizabeth Montagu, mar. (1) 25 Aug 1627 as his third wife Sir Lewis Mansel, 2nd Bt., of Margam, co. Glamorgan, and (2) c. 1638 as his second wife Sir Edward Sebright, 1st Bt., of Besford Court, co. Worcester, and had issue by both husbands

mar. (2)

Anne Halliday (widow of Sir Leonard Halliday, Lord Mayor of London 1605-06; dsp. ), dau. of William Wincoll, of Langham, co. Suffolk, by his wife ..... Vaughan

mar. (3)

26 Apr 1620 Margaret Hare (widow of John Hare;  bur. 29 Dec 1653), dau. of John Crouch, of Cornbury, co. Hertford

children by third wife

5. Hon George Montagu, of Horton, co. Northampton, mar. Elizabeth Irby, dau. of Sir Anthony Irby, and had issue:

1a. Edward Montagu, of Horton, co. Northampton, mar. Elizabeth Pelham, 1st dau. of Sir John Pelham, 3rd Bt., of Laughton, co. Sussex, by his wife Lady Lucy Sydney, 2nd dau. of Robert [Sydney], 2nd Earl of Leicester, and had issue:

1b. George Montagu, later 2nd Baron Halifax later 1st Earl of Halifax

2b. Col Edward Montagu, mar. Arabella Trevor, dau. of John Trevor, of Trevallyn and Plasteg. and of Glynde. co. Sussex

1b. Anne Montagu, mar. Christopher Wilmot, and had issue

2b. Elizabeth Montagu (b. 1681; d. 9 Nov 1706), mar. 20 Jan 1700 Richard Thursby, of Hanslope and Abington (b. 1666; d. 24 May 1736), and had issue

3b. Theodosia Montagu (d. 4 Dec 1718), mar. as his second wife Robert Mitchell, of Petersfield, co. Hampshire (b. 24 Apr 1653; d. Aug 1729), and had issue

4b. Lucy Montagu, mar. John Morley Trevor, of Trevallyn and Plasteg, and of Glynde, co. Sussex (b. 1681; d. 12 Apr 1719), and had issue

5b. Grace Montagu (d. 25 Dec 1767), mar. 1711 Brig Gen Sir William Cosby, Governor of Menorca 1719 and of New York 1732-36 (b. 1690; d. 10 Mar 1736), 2nd son of Alexander Cosby, of Stradbally Hall, Queen's County, by his wife Elizabeth L'Estrange, and had issue

2a. Christopher Montagu, mar. his second cousin Lady Anne Montagu (d. 14 Mar 1729), 3rd dau. of Edward [Montagu], 1st Earl of Sandwich

3a. Charles Montagu, later 1st Earl of Halifax

1a. Elizabeth Montagu (d. 13 Nov 1731), mar. aft. 20 Apr 1683 Christopher [Wandesford], 1st Viscount Castlecomer, and had issue

2a. Anne Montagu, mar. John Lawton, of Lawton (b. 7 May 1656; d. 10 Jun 1736)

2. Lady Susan Montagu (bur. 20 Apr 1652), mar. 14 Dec 1637 as his first wife George [Brydges], 6th Baron Chandos, and had issue


7 Nov 1642


19 Dec 1620 Baron Montagu of Kimbolton, of Kimbolton in the County of Huntingdon, and Viscount Mandeville

5 Feb 1625/6 Earl of Manchester

suc. by

son by first wife


Member of Parliament for Higham Ferrers 1591-93, 1597-98 and 1601-03, and for London 1604-11 and 1614-16;  knighted 1603;  Recorder of London 1603-15;  King's Counsel 1607;  Serjeant at Law and King's Serjeant 1611;  Chief Justice of the King's Bench 1616-21;  Lord High Treasurer 1620-21;  First Commissioner of the Great Seal 1621;  Lord President of the Council 1621-28;  Lord Privy Seal 1628-42;  Speaker of the House of Lords 1630 and 1642;  a Commissioner of the Treasury 1635-42;  a Commissioner of Regency 1639-41;  Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1636-42;  High Steward of the University of Cambridge 1640


Edward [Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu of Kimbolton later 2nd Earl of Manchester, KG PC



mar. (1)

6 Feb 1623 Susanna Hill (dsp.), dau. of John Hill, by his wife Dorothy Beaumont, dau. of Anthony Beaumont, of Glenfield, co. Leicester

mar. (2)

1 Jul 1625 Lady Anne Rich (d. 14 Feb 1641/2), 1st dau. of Robert [Rich], 2nd Earl of Warwick, by his first wife Frances Hatton, dau. and hrss. of Sir William Newport later Hatton

children by second wife

1. Hon Robert Montagu, later 3rd Earl of Manchester

1. Lady Frances Montagu, mar. Henry Saunderson

2. Lady Anne Montagu (bur. 9 Jul 1689), mar. as his second wife her cousin Robert [Rich], 5th Earl of Warwick, and had issue

mar. (3)

20 Dec 1642 Essex Bevill (widow of Sir Robert Bevill;  d. 28 Sep 1658), dau. of Sir Thomas Cheke, of Pirgo, co. Essex, by his wife Lady Essex Rich, 3rd dau. by his first wife of Robert [Rich], 1st Earl of Warwick

child by third wife

3. Lady Essex Montagu (d. betw. 4 and 13 Oct 1677), mar. 7 Jun 1661 Henry [Ingram], 1st Viscount of Irvine, and had issue

mar. (4)

Jul 1649 Eleanor Rich (widow of (1) Sir Henry Lee, 1st Bt., of Quarendon, (2) Edward [Ratcliffe], 6th Earl of Sussex, and (3) Robert [Rich], 2nd Earl of Warwick;  bur. 31 Jan 1666), 4th dau. of Sir Richard Wortley, of Wortley, co. York, by his wife Elizabeth Boughton, dau. of Edward Boughton, of Cawston, co. Warwick

mar. (5)

31 Jul 1667 Lady Margaret Hay (widow of James [Hay], 2nd Earl of Carlisle;  bur. 1 Dec 1676), 3rd dau. of Francis [Russell], 4th Earl of Bedford, by his wife Hon Katharine Brydges, 2nd dau. and and cohrss. of Giles [Brydges], 3rd Baron Chandos


5 May 1671

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament for Huntingdon 1624-26;  cr. Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of Charles I 1626;  sum. to Parliament v.p. 22 May 1626 in his father's Barony of Montagu of Kimbolton;  Privy Councillor 1641;  a Commissioner of Regency 1641;  Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1642 and a Col of a Regiment of Foot;  member of the Assembly of Divines 1643;  Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1643;  General of the Horse (Parliamentary Army) 1643-45;  Serjeant-Major-General of the Counties of Essex, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, Suffolk, Huntingdonshire and Lincolnshire 1643-45;  in chief command at the Battle of Marston Moor 1644;  resigned all military posts 1645;  Speaker of the House of Lords and (with the Speaker of the Commons) Joint Commissioner of the Great Seal 1646-48;  Chancellor of the University of Cambridge 1649-51;  Speaker of the House of Lords 1660;  Lord Chamberlain of the Household 1660-71;  Joint Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1660;  Chamberlain of South Wales 1660;  Knight of the Garter 1661;  Joint Commissioner for the Office of Earl Marshal 1662


Robert [Montagu], 3rd Earl of Manchester


25 Apr 1634


27 Jun 1655 Anne Yelverton (mar. (2) her late husband's cousin Charles [Montagu], 1st Earl of Halifax;  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


1. Hon Charles Montagu, later 4th Earl of Manchester later 1st Duke of Manchester

2. Hon Robert Montagu (d. 1693)

3. Hon Heneage Montagu (d. 1698)

1. Lady Anne Montagu (b. c. 1660; dsp. 19 Oct 1720), mar. c. 10 Jun 1682 as his third wife James [Howard], 3rd Earl of Suffolk

2. Lady Elizabeth Montagu, mar. Sir James Montagu, Chief Baron of the Exchequer

3. Lady Eleanor Montagu (d. unm.)

4. Lady Catherine Montagu, mar. Samuel Edwin, of Llanvihangel, co. Glamorgan


14 Mar 1682/3

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire 1660-71;  Gentleman of the Bedchamber 1666-81;  Capt. of a Regiment of Horse 1666;  Joint Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1671-81


Charles [Montagu], 4th Earl of Manchester later 1st Duke of Manchester


28 Apr 1719 Duke of Manchester


The Earldom of Manchester has been held by the Dukes of Manchester since 28 Apr 1719


Last updated 6 Feb 2007



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