MONTAGU, Robert, Visct. Mandeville (1634-83), of Kimbolton Castle, Hunts.

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1660-1690, ed. B.D. Henning, 1983
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1661 - 7 May 1671

Family and Education

bap. 25 Apr. 1634, 1st s. of Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, by 2nd w. Lady Anne Rich, da. of Robert Rich, 2nd Earl of Warwick. educ. travelled abroad 1649-54. m. 27 June 1655, Anne da. of Sir Christopher Yelverton, 1st Bt., of Easton Maudit, Northants., 5s. (2 d.v.p.) 4da. suc. fa. 7 May 1671.1

Offices Held

Capt. of militia horse, Hunts. Apr. 1660; j.p. Hunts. and Northants. July 1660-?81; commr. for oyer and terminer, Midland circuit July 1660, assessment, Hunts. Aug. 1660-71, Huntingdon and Northants. 1663-71; dep. lt. Hunts. c. Aug. 1660-71, ld. lt. 1671-81, custos rot. 1672-81; water-bailiff, Whittlesea mere 1672-d.; high steward, Camb. Univ. 1677-d.2

Gent. of the bedchamber 1666-81; master of the swans 1672-d.3

Capt. Duke of Monmouth’s Horse 1666-7.4


Lord Mandeville’s grandfather, a younger brother of the 1st Lord Montagu of Boughton, purchased Kimbolton in 1615. His father, the well-known parliamentary general, was the leader of the Presbyterian Royalists. Mandeville had no political experience before 1660 when he was returned for the county at the general election. He was appointed to the committee for the bill on purchases of public lands, and was one of the twelve messengers sent by the Commons to Charles II at The Hague. Otherwise he was inactive in the Convention; but he was doubtless a court supporter, being rewarded with a lease of the crown lands forfeited by the regicide Valenti