Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl Of Shrewsbury

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Hugh of Montgomery

French: Hugues de Montgomerie
Also Known As: "The Red", "2nd Earl of Shrewbury and Arundel"
Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: St Germain De Montgomery, Calvados, Normandy, France
Death: July 31, 1098 (52-60)
Anglesey Island, Gwynedd, Wales
Place of Burial: Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England
Immediate Family:

Son of Roger de Montgomery, Sire d'Alençon. Earl of Shropshire and Shrewsbury and Mabile, dame de Bellême et d'Alençon
Husband of Francais of Montgomery
Father of Ralph de Montgomery of Cubley, Sir
Brother of Maud Matilda de Montgomery, Comtesse consort de Mortain; Rissa de Berkeley; Aimeria Emma ( de Montgomery) De Metz; Robert de Montgomery, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury; Phillip 'The Grammarian' de Montgommery, Crusader and 6 others
Half brother of Everard de Montgomery

Occupation: 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury
Managed by: Flemming Allan Funch
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About Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl Of Shrewsbury

Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury (died 1098) was an Anglo-Norman aristocrat.

The welsh gave him the name Hugh Goch"Red Headed"


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_of_Montgomery,_2nd_Earl_of_Shrewsbury

Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl of Shrewsbury (died 1098) was an Anglo-Norman aristocrat.

Lineage

He was the second surviving son of Roger of Montgomery, 1st Earl of Shrewsbury and Mabel of Bellême. As was typical of the first post-conquest generation, he inherited most of his father's English possessions while his older brother Robert of Bellême, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury inherited the Continental possessions.

Welsh Conflict

During his four years as Earl, he spent most of his time in the Welsh Marches fighting against the Welsh. In 1098, he joined forces with Hugh d'Avranches, 1st Earl of Chester in an attempt to recover Anglesey, which was lost by Hugh of Chester in the Welsh revolt of 1094.

He was killed there while fighting off a raid by King Magnus Barefoot of Norway at the eastern end of the Menai Straits, shot dead by an arrow said to have been fired by Magnus himself.

Succession

Hugh was never married, and while it is likely he intended his younger brother Arnulf of Montgomery to be his heir, his properties were inherited by the elder brother Robert.

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Hugh did not long enjoy the earldom of Shrewsbury. In 1098, when Magnus, King of Norway, appeared on the coast of Anglesey with his great maritime expedition against the Irish, Earl Hugh was very active in opposing his landing, actually riding into the water to encounter the army. An arrow stuck him in the eye, the Earl fell from his horse, and was carried out by ebbing tide. Seventeen days later his body was found and brought to Shrewsbury Abbey where it was buried beside his father. He died unmarried he was succeeded by his eldest brother Robert, 3rd Earl of Shrewsbury.


Died unmarried and without issue.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hugh_of_Montgomery,_2nd_Earl_of_Shrewsbury

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Hugh of Montgomery, 2nd Earl Of Shrewsbury's Timeline

1042
1042
St Germain De Montgomery, Calvados, Normandy, France
1073
1073
Age 31
Uttoxetter, Derbyshire, England
1098
July 31, 1098
Age 56
Anglesey Island, Gwynedd, Wales
1103
June 1103
Age 56
Shrewsbury Abbey, Shropshire, England