Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Mount Alexander

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Hugh Montgomery, III

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Son of Hugh Montgomery, 2nd Viscount Montgomery of the Great Ards and Lady Jean Alexander
Husband of Catherine Jones; Mary Ann Drogheda Moore and Catherine Jones
Father of Hugh Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Mount Alexander; Henry Montgomery, 3rd Earl of Mount Alexander; Jean Montgomery and Catherine Montgomery
Brother of James Montgomery; John Montgomery and Capt. Hugh Montgomery

Occupation: Irish peer
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About Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Mount Alexander

Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Mount Alexander (c. 1623 – 15 September 1663), known as The Viscount Montgomery from 1642 to 1661, was an Irish peer. He was appointed to command his father's regiment, 1642. He was commander-in-chief of the Royalist army in Ulster in 1649 and seized successively Belfast, Antrim, and Carrickfergus. He surrendered to Oliver Cromwell, and was banished to Holland. At the Restoration in 1660 he was appointed life master of ordnance in Ireland and one year later created Earl of Mount Alexander.

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Married First, in December 1648, to Mary, eldest daughter of Charles, 2nd Viscount Moore, by whom he had two sons Hugh and Henry, who were successively second and third earls of Mount Alexander and a daughter, Jean, who died unmarried in 1673

Secondly, in 1660, to Catherine Jones, daughter of Arthur Jones, 2nd Viscount Ranelagh and Katherine Jones, Viscountess Ranelagh, and widow of Sir William Parsons of Bellamont.

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Hugh Montgomery, 1st Earl of Mount Alexander's Timeline

1623
1623
1648
December 1648
Age 25
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1655
June 16, 1655
Age 32
Drogheda, Louth, Louth, Ireland
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1656
Age 33
Louth, Louth, Ireland
1660
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1663
September 15, 1663
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