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Montagu of Boughton, Baron (GB, 1786 - 1845)


Creation: let. pat. 21 Aug 1786


Extinct: 30 Oct 1845


Family name: Brudenell later Montagu




See Duke of Montagu



George [Brudenell later Montagu], 4th Earl of Cardigan later 1st Duke of Montagu and 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton, KG PC

1st son of George [Brudenell], 3rd Earl of Cardigan, by his wife Lady Elizabeth Bruce, 1st dau. by his first wife of Thomas [Bruce], 3rd Earl of Elgin


26 Jul 1712


7 Jul 1730 Lady Mary Montagu (d. 1 May 1775), 2nd surv. dau. and cohrss. of John [Montagu], 2nd Duke of Montagu, by his wife Lady Mary Churchill, 3rd dau. and cohrss. of John [Churchill], 1st Duke of Marlborough


1. Lord John Montagu, styled Marquess of Monthermer later 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton

1. Lady Elizabeth Montagu (b. 29 May 1743;  d. 21 Nov 1827), mar. 2 May 1767 Henry [Scott], 3rd Duke of Buccleuch, and had issue:

1a. Lord George Scott, styled Earl of Dalkeith (b. 25 Mar 1768;  dvp. 29 May 1768)

2a. Lord Charles William Henry Scott later Montagu-Scott, later 4th Baron Scott of Tindale later 4th Duke of Buccleuch

3a. Lord Henry James Scott later Montagu-Scott, later 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton

1a. Lady Mary Scott (b. 21 May 1760; d. 21 Apr 1823), mar. 29 Jan 1791 James George [Stopford], 3rd Earl of Courtown, and had issue

2a. Lady Elizabeth Scott (b. 10 Oct 1770; d. 29 Jun 1837), mar. 6 Nov 1798 Alexander [Home later Ramsay-Home], 10th Earl of Home, and had issue

3a. Lady Caroline Scott (b. 6 Jul 1774; d. 29 Apr 1854), mar. 13 Aug 1803 Charles [Douglas], 6th Marquess of Queensberry, and had issue

4a. Lady Harriet Scott (b. 1 Dec 1780; d. 18 Apr 1833), mar. 1 Dec 1806 as his second wife William [Kerr], 6th Marquess of Lothian, and had issue

2. Lady Mary Montagu (d. unm.)

3. Lady Henrietta Montagu (d. unm.)


23 May 1790


5 Nov 1766 Marquess of Monthermer and Duke of Montagu

21 Aug 1786 Baron Montagu of Boughton, of Boughton in the County of Northampton, for life, with a special remainder in favour of the second and every younger son of his daughter Elizabeth, Duchess of Buccleuch, and their issue in tail male successively

suc. by



suc. his father 5 Jul 1732 as 4th Earl of Cardigan;  Chief Justice in Eyre, North of Trent 1742-52;  assumed the name and arms of Montagu on the death s.p.m.s. of his father-in-law 1749;  Constable of Windsor Castle 1752;  Knight of the Garter 1752;  Privy Councillor and Governor to the Prince of Wales and Prince Frederick 1776;  Master of the Horse 1781;  Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire 1789


On the death of the 1st Duke of Montagu the Marquessate of Monthermer and the Dukedom of Montagu became extinct, the Earldom of Cardigan passed to his brother, and the Barony of Montagu of Boughton devolved on his grandson according to the special remainder in its creation:


Henry James [Scott later Montagu], 2nd Baron Montagu of Boughton


16 Dec 1776


22 Nov 1804 Hon Jane Margaret Douglas (b. 1779; d. 8 Jan 1859), 1st dau. of Archibald James Edward [Stewart later Douglas], 1st Baron Douglas, by his first wife Lady Lucy Graham, only dau. of William [Graham], 2nd Duke of Montrose


1. Hon Lucy Elizabeth Montagu (b. 14 Nov 1805; d. 15 May 1877), mar. 4 Dec 1832 Cospatrick [Home], 11th Earl of Home, and had issue

2. Hon Mary Margaret Montagu (b. 1807; d. 30 Jun 1885), mar. 9 Jul 1840 Lt Col Frederick Clinton (b. 28 Aug 1804; d. 9 Nov 1870), 2nd son of Gen Sir William Henry Clinton GCB, Governor of Chelsea Hospital, by his wife Lady Louisa Dorothea Holroyd, 2nd dau. by his first wife of John [Holroyd later Baker-Holroyd], 1st Earl of Sheffield, and had issue

3. Hon Jane Caroline Montagu (d. 16 Jun 1846)

4. Hon Caroline Georgina Montagu (d. 5 Dec 1891), mar. 5 Mar 1836 George William Hope of Luffness MP (b. 4 Jul 1808; d. 18 Oct 1863), 2nd son of General Hon Sir Alexander Hope GCB MP, Lieut-Governor of the Chelsea Hospital (by his wife Georgina Alicia Brown, dau. of George Brown), 2nd son by his second wife of John [Hope], 2nd Earl of Hopetoun, and had issue


s.p.m. 30 Oct 1845


Lord Lieutenant of Selkirkshire 1823


On his death the Barony of Montagu of Boughton became extinct.




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