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Montagu, Baron (E, 1621 - 1749)


Creation: let.pat. 29 Jun 1621


Extinct: 6 Jul 1749


Family name: Montagu




See Duke of Montagu



Edward [Montagu], 1st Baron Montagu

1st son and heir of Sir Edward Montagu, of Boughton, co. Northampton, by his wife Elizabeth Harington, sister of John [Harington], 1st Baron Harington of Exton, and dau. of Sir James Harington, of Exton, co. Rutland


c. 1562

mar. (1)

bef. 21 Sep 1585 Elizabeth Jeffrey (dspm. 6 Dec 1611), dau. and hrss. of Sir John Jeffrey, of Chiddington, co. Sussex, Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1577-78, by his first wife Elizabeth Ansley, dau. and hrss. of John Ansley, of London

only child by first wife

1. Hon Elizabeth Montagu (bapt. Nov 1586; d. 30 Nov 1564), mar. c. 1601 Robert [Bertie], 1st Earl of Lindsey, and had issue

mar. (2)

24 Feb 1611/2 Frances Cotton (bur. 16 May 1620), dau. of Thomas Cotton, of Conington, co. Huntingdon, by his second wife Dorothy Tamworth, dau. of Christopher Tamworth, of Leake, co. Lincoln

children by second wife

1. Hon Christopher Montagu (b. c. 1617; dvp. 1641)

2. Hon Edward Montagu, later 2nd Baron Montagu

3. Hon William Montagu, Chief Baron of the Exchequer 1687, mar. Mary Aubrey, dau. of Sir John Aubrey, Bt., and had issue

1. Hon ..... Montagu

2. Hon Frances Montagu (bapt. 8 Aug 1613; d. 19 May 1671), mar. 1628 John [Manners], 8th Earl of Rutland, and had issue

mar. (3)

16 Feb 1624/5 Anne Hare (b. c. 1573; widow of (1) Robert Wyncoll, (2) Richard Chamberlain, and (3) Sir Ralph Hare; d. 11 Jul 1648), dau. of John Crouch, of Cornbury in Layston, co. Hertford, by his wife Joan Scott, dau. of John Scott, of London


15 Jun 1644


29 Jun 1621 Baron Montagu, of Boughton in the County of Northampton

suc. by

son by second wife


Member of Parliament for Beeralston 1584-86, for Brackley 1601 and for Northamptonshire 1604-11, 1614 and 1620-21; High Sheriff of Northamptonshire 1595-96 and 1600-01; Knight of the Bath at the Coronation of King James I 1603; Forester of Geddington Woods in Rockingham Forest 1628; Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1642-44


Edward [Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu


11 Jul 1616


1633 Anne Winwood (d. Aug 1642), dau. of Sir Ralph Winwood, of Ditton Park, co. Buckingham, Secretary of State 1614-17, by his second wife Elizabeth Ball, dau. and cohrss. of Nicholas Ball, of Totnes, co. Devon


1. Hon Edward Montagu, Master of the Horse to Queen Catherine (dvp. Aug 1665)

2. Hon Ralph Montagu, later 3rd Baron Montagu later 1st Earl of Montagu later 1st Duke of Montagu

1. Hon Elizabeth Montagu, mar. Sir Daniel Harvey, of Combe Nevill, in Kingston, co. Surrey, Ambassador to Constantinople 1668, and had issue


10 Jan 1683/4

suc. by



Member of Parliament for Huntingdon 1640-44; a member of the Committees for Irish Affairs 1645-46 and for Nay and Customs 1647 ; a Commissioner to receive the King from the Scots 1647; Keeper of Rockingham Forest for Parliament; Recorder of Northampton 1681


Ralph [Montagu], 3rd Baron Montagu later 1st Earl of Montagu later 1st Duke of Montagu, PC


9 Apr 1689 Viscount Monthermer, of Monthermer in the County of Essex, and Earl of Montagu

14 Apr 1705 Marquess of Monthermer and Duke of Montagu


The Barony of Montagu was held by the Earls of Montagu (later Dukes of Montagu) from 9 Apr 1689 until 6 Jul 1749, when on the death of John [Montagu], 2nd Duke of Montagu, 4th Baron Montagu, etc., all his titles became extinct.


 First written 27 Jan 2003



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