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Edward Montagu

Also Known As: "Edward de Montacute"
Death: Died
Immediate Family:

Son of William Montague, 2nd Baron Montague and Elizabeth de Montfort
Husband of Alice of Norfolk and Joan de Montague
Father of Edward de Montagu; Elizabeth de Montagu; Audrey de Montagu; Maud de Montagu; Joan de Montagu and 2 others
Brother of William Montagu, 1st Earl of Salisbury; Alice de Montagu; Mary Montague and Lady Catherine de Montagu

Occupation: 3rd Baron Montague
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About Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu

Edward Montagu (or Edward de Montacute), 1st Baron Montagu (d. 14 July 1361) was an English peer. He fought at the Battle of Crecy. His first wife, Alice of Norfolk, the granddaughter of Edward I, died as the result of an assault committed by Montagu and his retainers.

From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_Montagu,_1st_Baron_Montagu

He was the youngest son of William Montagu, 2nd Baron Montagu (d. 18 October 1319), by Elizabeth Montfort (d. August 1354), daughter of Sir Piers Montfort of Beaudesert, Warwickshire.

His first wife was Alice of Norfolk, daughter of Thomas of Brotherton, and granddaughter of Edward I. In March 1339 the King ordered William Trussell, escheator, to deliver to Montagu and his wife Alice her share of her father's lands.[5]

He fought at the Battle of Crecy in 1346, and was summoned to Parliament from 20 November 1348 to 20 November 1360 by writs directed Edwardo de Monte Acuto, 'whereby he is held to have become Lord Montagu'.[6][5]

Alice died shortly before 30 January 1352 as the result of an assault by Montagu and his retainers, a crime for which he and some of his followers were indicted.[7][5] In 1361 one William Dunche of Bungay was pardoned for his part in her death, as well as other felonies.[7][5]

Montagu died 14 July 1361, his only son and heir by Alice having predeceased him. His place of burial is unknown. His heir was his seven-week-old son by his second marriage, Edward Montagu, who survived him by only three months. At his death on 4 October 1361 any barony created by writ fell into abeyance, according to modern doctrine, among the surviving daughters of his father.[7][8]

His arms were Argent, three lozenges in fess, on each an eagle displayed with a label of three points.[8]


From http://thepeerage.com/p10206.htm#i102059

  • Sir Edward Mountagu, Lord Mountagu1
  • M, b. circa 1304, d. 14 July 1361

Sir Edward Mountagu, Lord Mountagu was born circa 1304.2 He was the son of Sir William Montague, 2nd Lord Montagu and Lady Elizabeth Montfort.


  1. He married Alice of Brotherton, daughter of Thomas of Brotherton, Earl of Norfolk and Alice Hayles, before 16 January 1339.
  2. secondly, Joan (?).

Sir Edward Mountagu, Lord Mountagu was also known as Edward de Montacute. He gained the title of 1st Lord Mountagu.


Children of Sir Edward Mountagu, Lord Mountagu and Joan (?)

  • 1.Elizabeth Mountagu2 b. a 1343, d. 29 Nov 1361
  • 2.Ethelreda Mountagu1 b. c 1359
  • 3.Edward Mountagu1 b. c May 1361, d. 4 Oct 1361


Children of Sir Edward Mountagu, Lord Mountagu and Alice of Brotherton

  • 1.Etheldreda Mountagu d. c 1349
  • 2.Maud Mountagu1 b. c 1345, d. b 1361
  • 3.Margaret de Montacute2 b. c 1347, d. b 1352
  • 4.Edward Mountagu b. b 1349, d. c 1349
  • 5.Joan de Montacute2 b. 2 Feb 1349, d. 1375
  • 6.Matilda de Montacute2 b. c 1350, d. 1394


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Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu's Timeline

August 29, 1338
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February 2, 1349
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July 15, 1361
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