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Hugh Montgomery

Birthdate: (45)
Birthplace: Ulster, Donegal Co, Ireland
Death: Died in Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
Immediate Family:

Son of Mister MONTGOMERY and Mrs MONTGOMERY
Husband of Jane Patrick Montgomery
Father of Catherine Calhoun; Capt. James Montgomery, French & Indian War VA; Mary Patterson; 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
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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."

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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."

(from http://www.angelfire.com/ga2/tncoultel/Montgomery.html)

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HUGH MONTGOMERY was born about 1640 in Scotland (some sources say Ireland). His daughter, Catherine Montgomery Calhoun, was born in 1683 near Convoy House, Raphoe, County Donegal, Ireland (some sources say Londonderry). 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 of Viking ancestry who came into England with Duke William at the Conquest, and for their part in the Battle of Hastings in 1066, were granted extensive 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 the American colonies. Submitted by P.R.Priest, 2/25/2017.

The following is an extract from the book 'The Colhouns From Ireland' by Robert 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, Vol.iii.8a.", edited by Archdale. This Hugh Montgomery of Ballymagoun and his wife, Jane Hamilton, were the parents of twelve children, including a Catherine and a James. Catherine married Bernard Brett of Ballynewport, and James died in 1701 in Dublin, Ireland. Neither ever went to America. The Mount Alexander and Grey Abbey connections with this line have been disproven through the various peerage books dealing with Scotland and Ireland.

HUGH MONTGOMERY father of Catherine Montgomery Calhoun: The book "Calhoun, Hamilton, Baskin and Related Families" - 1957, compiled by Lewin Dwinell McPherson (old Cossitt Library, Memphis, Tennessee) contains several references to the ancestry of Catherine Montgomery Calhoun, sister of Capt. James Montgomery of Catawba Creek, Augusta County, VA: "Mathias Mounts was son of John and wife, Mary Mounce, son of Mathias Sr.. Celia Mounts (b.Sept. 19, 1805, daughter of Mathias Mounts and Mary Montgomery, Mary being a daughter of Thomas Montgomery, granddaughter of Robert Montgomery, and great granddaughter of Capt. James Montgomery brother to Catherine Montgomery Calhoun) when 85 years old in 1890 recorded herself in her family records as "great granddaughter of this Hugh Montgomery and wife Catherine (Anderson), Hugh as 6th Laird of Braidstone in Scotland and also a close relative of Genl. Richard Montgomery who fell at Quebec in the Revolutionary War, fighting for the colonies", which corroborates the letter of Hon. John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) - South Carolina statesman, who wrote: "At Wytheville I remained two days to visit the ancient residence of our family on Reed's Creek............My grandmother on my father's side was a Montgomery and related, as I understand, to Genl. Richard Montgomery who fell in our Revolutionary War. There was another branch of the family in this state the head of which was Hugh Montgomery. I recollect him when he was an old man in my boyhood. I heard my father say they were related." Anderson County, South Carolina Records: Wills: Book A, Section A, p.134, "The immigrants were Patrick Calhoun and his wife, Catherine Montgomery, (said to be the daughter of Hugh Montgomery of Scotland). "Early Adventures On The Western Waters, Vol. 3, Part 2", Mary B. Kegley. The book 'Family Tree Book; Genealogical and Biographical, Listing Relatives of General William Alexander Smith and of W. Thomas Smith' by W. Thomas Smith, 1922, contains the following: "Col. Hugh Montgomery, a native of Ireland, closely related to Genl. Richard Montgomery who fell at the battle of Quebec in 1775, married Lady Mary Moore of the nobility...............died in Salisbury, N.C. on Dec. 23, 1779...............He was himself of goodly stock, a near relative of General Richard Montgomery, who fell at the battle of Quebec in 1775." Another Montgomery source is: The Descendants Of Hugh Montgomery, Sr. And Some Related Families, by D.C. Montgomery Jr., 1976. The publication 'New York Genealogical and Biographical Society Record, Vol. 2, No. 3, dated July 1871' contains an excellent account of the ancestry of Genl. Richard Montgomery directly back to Hugh Montgomery (d.1452) of Hessilhead, Scotland also designed of Bargraw (Balgray) which was a part of the Hessilhead estate. This Hugh was a son of Alexander Montgomerie of Eglinton and Ardrossan, who was created Lord Montgomerie January 31, 1448-9. Unfortunately this record doesn't contain enough information about the relatives and descendants of Genl. Richard to complete the connection with the line of Catherine Montgomery Calhoun, wife of James Patrick Calhoun of Ireland. Submitted by P.R.Priest, 2/26/2017.

From "A Genealogical History of the Montgomerys and Their Descendants" David B. Montgomery J.P. Cox, 1903 - 436 pages, page 43. The "Montgomery Manuscripts", by William Montgomery of Rosemount, pages 390-91, mentions Captain Hugh Montgomery and Captain James Montgomery as being quite prominent men in 1696. The author says that "the families of these two men furnished him but very little to write about." The same author says: "There are other Montgomerys of greater name and fame for warlike feats than those two." "They are grandchildren of Mr. Alexander Montgomery of Doe in the county of Donnegall.............He (Alexander) served several years in the King's cause in the Irish rebellion before 1649." Could this Capt. Hugh Montgomery be the father of Catherine Montgomery Calhoun and her brother Capt. James Montgomery? Submitted by P.R. Priest, 3/5/2017.

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Hugh Montgomery's Timeline

1657
1657
Ulster, Donegal Co, Ireland
1683
1683
Age 26
1684
1684
Age 27
Near Convoy House, County Donegal, Ireland
1685
1685
Age 28
1685
Age 28
1690
1690
Age 33
Donegal, County Donegal, Ireland
1700
1700
Age 43
1702
1702
Age 45
Donegal, Donegal, Ireland
1713
1713
Age 45
Antrim, Northern Ireland
1713
Age 45
Northern Ireland, United Kingdom