MONTAGU, George, Visct. Mandeville (1737-88).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1761 - 10 May 1762

Family and Education

b. 6 Apr. 1737, 1st s. of Robert, 3rd Duke of Manchester, and bro. of Lord Charles Greville Montagu.  m. 23 Oct. 1762, Elizabeth, da. of Sir James Dashwood, 2nd Bt., 2s. 2da.  suc. fa. 10 May 1762.

Offices Held

Collector of subsidies in port of London (a hereditary sinecure granted by Charles II) 1762- d.; ld. of the bedchamber 1762-70; P.C. 10 Apr. 1782; ld. chamberlain of the Household Apr. 1782-Apr. 1783; ambassador to Paris, Apr.-Dec. 1783.


Returned for Huntingdonshire unopposed under an agreement between his father and Lord Sandwich, he was classified in Bute’s list as one of Bute’s followers. He was appointed to the bedchamber in November 1762 on Rockingham’s resignation.

As a peer Montagu supported Grenville’s Administration; but after July 1765 adhered to Rockingham and on his death to Fox.

He died 2 Sept. 1788.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier