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Hugh Montgomery

Birthplace: Ulster, Donegal Co, Ireland
Death: Died in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Husband of Jane Edgar and Jane Patrick Montgomery
Father of Mary Patterson; Catherine Calhoun; Capt. James Montgomery, French & Indian War VA; Thomas Montgomery; Joseph Montgomery and 4 others

Managed by: Rusty Pence
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About Hugh Montgomery

It was about 1733 that this family's Montgomery's began their trip to America from Ireland. Landing first in Pennsylvania, they soon moved to Virginia. They fought in the French & Indian Wars, the Revolution, and eventually settled in the Virginia territory known as Kentucky. Some went with George Rogers Clark, and some fought in the Civil War. Montgomery's were friends of Calhouns, Crocketts, and Browns among many others.

Hugh Montgomery, born 1640, of Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, whose son Capt James and his son Robert were the first Montgomery's in the United States.

Descendants of Hugh Montgomery abt. 1640-1702 married to Jane Patrick

  1. Catherine abt. 1684 m. James Patrick Calhoun
  2. James abt. 1690 (my ancestor) m. Anne Thompson
  3. Jane abt. 1700 m. James Ramsey
  4. Thomas abt. 1702 m. Mary ?
  5. Mary abt. 1703 m. James Patterson

Comment March 2014: this seems unlikely, please supply evidence

"His ancestry is believed to include in ascending order: brothers James and Henry, their father Hugh married Lady Jane Alexander, his siblings Jean, Margaret, George (Capt.) and James (Col.), their father Hugh of Braidstone 1560-1636."



Incorrect information belonging to another profile below:

"Hugh Montgomery was a Captain in the English/British Calvary, stationed in North Ireland in the late 1680's-1700's. Later, he was promoted to Major. In the book "Ireland in the Empire" 1688-1770, is an article that says that "Duke of Ormond, Lord Lt. over No. Ireland, for the Crown, immediately after the Parliament for 1703-1704 ended it's Session, left for London, but appointed for his absence, as Lords Justices Sir Richard Cox, Major General Thomas Earle and Hugh Montgomery, Earl of Mount Alexander. So in 1703, he was made an Earl and given the title of Earl of Mount Alexander."


   Capt. Hugh Montgomery was born about 1640 in Scotland. His daughter, Catherine Montgomery Calhoun, was born in 1683 near Convoy House, Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland. They were said, by their family, to be closely related to Genl. Richard Montgomery who was born on December 2, 1736 at Convoy House near Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland and was killed at the storming of Quebec on December 31, 1775. Genl. Richard descended from the Montgomery family of Hessilhead, Scotland, a cadet branch of the great Scottish house of Eglinton of Ayrshire. The Montgomery Clan of Scotland was an ancient Anglo-Norman family who came into England with Duke William at the Conquest, and for their part in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, were granted vast lands and estates in Wales and England. From there they went north to Scotland acquiring castles and lands including Eaglesham, Eglinton, Polnoon and others. During the time of 'the plantations', they were established in Ireland along with many other branches of the family and thence to Pennsylvania.
   The following is an extract from the book 'The Colhouns From Ireland' by Rhbobert S. Calhoun, 1977: "This is how Patrick Colhoun met his wonderful wife, Catherine Montgomery, the daughter of Capt. Hugh Montgomery, who took a substantial part in the seige of Derry and the battle of the Boyne; He is often mentioned in the annals of the Inniskilling men, during the period 1688-1689-1690-", submitted by Henry Edward Montgomery Jr., CMSI #1334.
   "A Montgomery family resided in Ulster Province, County Donegal, Ireland from about 1690. The father, Mr. Montgomery, said to be an officer of the English army, married, according to family tradition, Jane Patrick, daughter of Edgar Patrick of Dublin, Ireland." Submitted by Thomas Hamm Jr., CMSI #463, May 1990.
   "There is some debate over the surname of Hugh's wife. It has been listed three ways: Jane Hamilton, Jane Edgar and Jane Patrick. Until definitive proof is provided, we will show as Jane Edgar, based on David B. Trimble's book, 'Montgomery and James of Southwest Virginia'", J.C. Montgomery, CMSI #1096.
   "Hugh Montgomery and his wife, Jane Hamilton, are mentioned in the 'Montgomery Manuscripts, 1603-1706', compiled from family papers by William Montgomery of Rosemount, County Down", George Hill, (editor of the 'Montgomery Manuscripts).
   For Hugh Montgomery of Ballymagoun, see 'Lodge's Peerage', edited by Archdale, Vol.iii.8a. This Hugh Montgomery of Ballymagoun and his wife, Jane Hamilton, were the parents of twelve children, including a Catherine and a James. However, according to several sources, neither went to America.
   The Braidstane and Mount Alexander connections with this line have been thoroughly disproven through the various peerage books dealing with Scotland and Ireland.
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Hugh Montgomery's Timeline

Ulster, Donegal Co, Ireland
Age 26
Age 27
Near Convoy House, County Donegal, Ireland
Age 28
Age 28
Age 33
Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
Age 35
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Age 43
Age 45
Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
Age 45
Antrim, Northern Ireland