MONTAGU, Edward (aft.1684-1738).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1715-1754, ed. R. Sedgwick, 1970
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Constituency

Dates

1722 - 1734

Family and Education

b. aft.1684, 2nd s. of Edward Montagu of Horton, Northants. by Elizabeth, da. of Sir John Pelham, 3rd Bt., M.P., of Halland, Suss.; bro. of George Montagu 1st Earl of Halifax. m. (lic. 9 Mar. 1709) Arabella, da. of John Trevor of Trevalyn, Denb. and Plas Teg, Flints., wid. of Robert Heath of Lewes, Suss., 5s. 2da.

Offices Held

Ensign 1 Ft. Gds. 1702; capt. 2 Drag. Gds.; lt.-col. R. Drags. 1709, brevet col. Drags. 1711; col. 11 Ft. 1715-d.; lt.-gov. Fort St. Philip, Minorca 1725; gov. Kingston-upon-Hull 1733-d.; brig.-gen. 1735.

Biography

Edward Montagu, an army officer, who had been taken prisoner at Brihuega in 1710, commanded his regiment at Sheriffmuir in 1715. Returned on his family’s interest at Northampton, he supported the Government, voting for the excise bill in 1733, contrary to the instruction of the Northampton corporation, with the result that he was defeated at the next general election.1 He died 2 Aug. 1738.

Ref Volumes: 1715-1754

Author: Romney R. Sedgwick

Notes

  • 1. E. C. Forrester, Northants. County Elections 1691-1832, p. 57.

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