MONTAGU, Hon. Robert (c.1667-93), of the Middle Temple, London

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1690-1715, ed. D. Hayton, E. Cruickshanks, S. Handley, 2002
Available from Boydell and Brewer



1689 - 4 Dec. 1693

Family and Education

b. c.1667, 4th but 2nd surv. s. of Robert Montagu†, 3rd Earl of Manchester; bro. of Hon. Heneage Montagu*.  educ. St. Paul’s sch.; Trinity Coll. Camb. adm. 29 Mar. 1684, aged 16; M. Temple 1684.  unm.1

Offices Held


Montagu was returned for Huntingdonshire in 1690, no doubt with the assistance of his brother the 4th Earl of Manchester. In the new Parliament, Lord Carmarthen (Sir Thomas Osborne†) classed him as a Whig, and in a list of April 1691 Robert Harley* described him as a Country supporter. Montagu died at his chambers in the Middle Temple on 4 Dec. 1693, reportedly ‘of a cold in two or three days’, or a fever.2

Ref Volumes: 1690-1715

Authors: Eveline Cruickshanks / Stuart Handley


  • 1. Collins, Peerage, ii. 83.
  • 2. Luttrell, Brief Relation, iii. 235; BL, Verney mss mic. 636/47, John Verney* (later Ld. Fermanagh) to William Coleman, 6 Dec. 1693.