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Montagu, Duke of (E, 1705 - 1709)


Creation: let.pat. 14 Apr 1705


Extinct: 6 Jul 1749


Family name: Montagu




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


A Griffin's Head couped Or Wings endorsed and beaked Sable


On either side a Griffin Or winged beaked and membered Sable


Aequitas Actionum Regula



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

1st surv. son and heir of Edward [Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu, by his wife Anne Winwood, dau. by his second wife of Sir Ralph Winwood, of Ditton, co. Buckingham, Secretary of State 1614-17


24 Dec 1638

mar. (1)

24 Aug 1673 Lady Elizabeth Percy (widow of Josceline [Percy], 5th Earl of Northumberland; d. 19 Sep 1690), 4th dau. and cohrss. of Thomas [Wriothesley], 4th Earl of Southampton, by his second wife Lady Elizabeth Leigh, 1st dau. and cohrss. by his second wife of Francis [Leigh], 1st Earl of Chichester

children by first wife

1. Hon Ralph Montagu (b. 8 Aug 1679; d. bef. 1689)

2. Hon Winwood Montagu, styled Viscount Monthermer (dvp. 1 May 1702)

3. Lord John Montagu, later 2nd Duke of Montagu

1. Lady Anne Montagu, mar. (1) Alexander Popham MP, of Littlecote, co. Wiltshire, and (2) Lt Gen Hervey, and had issue by her first husband

mar. (2)

8 Sep 1692 Lady Elizabeth Monck (b. 22 Feb 1654; widow of Christopher [Monck], 2nd Duke of Albemarle; 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


9 Mar 1708/9


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

suc. by



Joint Keeper of Hartleton Lodge, Richmond Park 1661; Master of the Horse to the Queen Consort 1665-78; Ambassador to Paris 1666, 1669, 1676 and 1677-78; Master of the Great Wardrobe 1671-85 and 1689-1708/9; Privy Councillor 1671/2-79 and 1688/9-1708/9; Member of Parliament (Whig) for Northampton 1678-79 and 1679-80 and for Huntingdonshire 1679; suc. his father 10 Jan 1683/4 as 3rd Baron Montagu; Commissioner of Greenwich Hospital 1695; Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire 1697-1702


John [Montagu], 2nd Duke of Montagu, KG PC


29 Mar 1690


20 May 1704/5 Lady Mary Churchill, a Lady of the Bedchamber to the Princess of Wales (b. 15 Jul 1689; d. 14 May 1751), 4th dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough, by his wife Sarah Jennings, 2nd dau. and cohrss. of Richard Jennings, of Sandridge, co. Hertford


1. Lady Isabella Montagu (dsps. 20 Dec 1786), mar. (1) 16 Apr 1723 her cousin William [Montagu], 2nd Duke of Manchester, and (2) 1743 Edward [Hussey later Hussey-Montagu], 1st Earl of Beaulieu, and had issue by her second husband

2. Lady Eleanor Montagu (d. young)

3. Lady Mary Montagu (d. 1 May 1775), mar. 7 Jul 1730 George [Brudenell], 1st Duke of Montagu, and had issue


s.p.m.s. 6 Jul 1749


Master of the Great Wardrobe 1709-49; Maj Gen 1735, Lieut Gen 1739, Gen 1746; Col of 1st Troop of Horse Guards 1715-21 and 1737 and Col of the 3rd Regiment of Horse 1740-49; Lord High Constable of England for the Coronation of George I 1714; Master Forester and Warden of Rockingham Castle 1715; Lord Lieutenant of Northamptonshire and Warwickshire 1715-49; Knight of the Garter 1718; Grand Master of the English Freemasons 1721-22; Grand Master of the Order of the Bath 1725-49; Governor of the Isle of Wight 1733-34; Captain of the Gentlemen Pensioners 1733-40; Privy Councillor 1735/6; Master General of the Ordnance 1710-41/2 and 1742-49; a Lord Justice of the Realm 1745 and 1748


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


 Last reviewed 29 Mar 2007



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