MONTAGU, Hon. William Augustus (1752-76).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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28 Feb. 1774 - 14 Jan. 1776

Family and Education

bap. 12 Feb. 1752, 2nd surv. s. of John, 4th Earl of Sandwich, and bro. of John, Visct. Hinchingbrooke.  educ. Eton 1759; Trinity, Camb. 1768; L. Inn 1768.  unm.

Offices Held


No speech or vote by Montagu in Parliament is recorded, but he presumably voted with Government. Sandwich, in a letter to George Wombwell, 19 Oct. 1770,1 while reserving for William Augustus ‘preference of any bargain I make with another’ should a vacancy occur at Huntingdon after he had come of age, remarked that his son ‘though very young is not immortal’; which suggests ill-health even then.  He died at Lisbon 14 Jan. 1776.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier


  • 1. Sandwich mss.