Sir Edward Montagu, MP
|Birthplace:||Boughton Castle, Northamptonshire, England|
|Death:||Died in Hemington, Northamptonshire, , England|
|Place of Burial:||Church of St. Mary, Weekley, Hemington, Northhamptonshire, England|
Son of Sir Edward Montagu, of Boughton and Eleanor Helen Roper, Lady
|Occupation:||Knight, Lord Chief Justice of England, Judge|
|Managed by:||Carole (Erickson) Pomeroy,Vol. C...|
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About Sir Edward Montagu, MP
Family and Education b. c.1530, 1st surv. s. of Sir Edward Montagu of Boughton by his 3rd w. Helen, da. of John Roper. m. 1557, Elizabeth, da. of James Harington I of Exton, Rutland, 8s. inc. Henry, Sidney and Edward Montagu II 4da. suc. fa. 1556. Kntd. bet. 1568 and 1570.
J.p. Northants, from c.1559, sheriff 1559-60, 1570-1, 1588-9, 1600-1, dep. lt. 1570; commr. to regulate ‘export’ of corn 1572, Peterborough cathedral lands 1574, religious ‘disorders’ Northampton 1579, recusancy 1590s.
Biography Montagu’s father was a judge who speculated in monastic lands, acquiring in Northamptonshire alone ‘eleven manors, one castle (presumably Barnwell), one baronial residence’ and the patronage of eight livings. After receiving livery of his lands in June 1557 Montagu himself, who represented his shire once only, in the ill-reported 1559 Parliament, added to his Northamptonshire estates by a grant of concealed lands in the county, and bought the manor of Trafford and woods near Brigstock. He also purchased Bedfordshire property at Newton, Overdean and Woodhall. He was rich enough to give two of his daughters marriage portions of £3,000. The bishops’ letters to the Council in 1564 described him as an ‘earnest furtherer’ of religion; locally he was known as ‘the friend of Kettering’, and many of his contemporaries remarked on his piety and justice, his wisdom and service to the county. In August 1570, when the Earl of Sussex sent him his patent as deputy lieutenant, he added a note that he bestowed it ‘with as good a will as I would upon any man in England’. Montagu was one of those who attended the funeral of Mary Queen of Scots on 1 Aug. 1587. He died on 26 Jan. 1602.
C142/109/4, 269/91; Vis. Northants. (Harl. Soc. lxxxvii), 136; HMC Montagu, 6, 11; Bridges, Northants. ii. passim; C. Wise, Montagus of Boughton, 17-18; CPR, 1555-7, p. 321; Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 35; APC, viii. 143, 323, 341; xi. 133, 159; xiii. 153; xiv. 140; xxi. passim; xxii. 52; CSP Dom. 1581-90, p. 330; HMC Bath, v. 83; PCC 1 Montagu.
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- 'Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
- Montagu, Sir Edward (1480s–1557),
- Montagu married three times: first Cicely (or Elizabeth), daughter of William Lane of Orlingbury, Northamptonshire; second, following Cicely's death, Agnes, daughter of George Kirkham (d. 1527) of Warmington in the same county, a chancery clerk and member of parliament for Stamford in 1515; and third, after the death of Agnes, Eleanor (or Helen), daughter of John Roper (d. 1524), chief clerk of the king's bench and attorney-general to Henry VIII, who was the widow of John Moreton. With his third wife he had at least five sons and six daughters; in his petition to Mary I of 1553, in which he disassociated himself from the attempt to place Lady Jane Grey on the throne, he said he was the father of seventeen children, six sons and eleven daughters. 'The eldest, Sir Edward Montagu (d. 1602), was father' of Edward Montagu, first Baron Montagu (1562/3–1644), of James Montagu (1568–1618), bishop of Winchester, of Henry Montagu, first earl of Manchester (c.1564–1642), chief justice of the king's bench, and of Sidney Montagu (d. 1644), bencher of the Middle Temple and master of requests.
- Montagu, Edward, first Baron Montagu of Boughton (1562/3–1644), politician and local administrator, was the second son of 'Sir Edward Montagu (c.1532–1602) of Boughton Castle, in the parish of Weekley, Northamptonshire, and his wife, Elizabeth (c.1542–1618), daughter of Sir James Harington of Exton, Rutland'. He matriculated at Christ Church, Oxford about 1574, supplicated for the degree of BA on 14 March 1579, and was a student of the Middle Temple in 1580. On 21 September 1585 he married Elizabeth (c.1568–1611), daughter and heir of Sir John Jeffrey of Chiddingly, Sussex, chief baron of the exchequer; this was the first of three marriages. She died on 6 December 1611 and within three months, on 24 February 1612, Montagu married Frances, daughter of Thomas Cotton of Conington, Huntingdonshire. She was buried at Weekley on 16 May 1620. On 16 February 1625 Montagu married Anne (1572/3–1648), daughter of John Crouch of Corneybury, in Layston, Hertfordshire, and widow in turn of Robert Wyncoll, Richard Chamberlain, and Sir Ralph Hare. He represented Bere Alston in the parliament of 1584, Tavistock in 1597, Brackley in 1601, and then Northamptonshire in the parliaments of 1604, 1614, and 1621. He was made a knight of the Bath on 24 July 1603 and was raised to the peerage as Baron Montagu of Boughton on 29 June 1621.
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- ' Sir Edward Montague married Elizabeth Harington, daughter of Sir James Harington.
- ' Sir Edward Montague lived at Boughton, Northamptonshire, England.2
- 'Children of Sir Edward Montague and Elizabeth Harington
- 1.Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton+3 b. c 1562, d. 15 Jun 1644
- 2.Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester+1 b. c 1563, d. 7 Nov 1642
- 1.[S6] G.E. Cokayne; with Vicary Gibbs, H.A. Doubleday, Geoffrey H. White, Duncan Warrand and Lord Howard de Walden, editors, The Complete Peerage of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain and the United Kingdom, Extant, Extinct or Dormant, new ed., 13 volumes in 14 (1910-1959; reprint in 6 volumes, Gloucester, U.K.: Alan Sutton Publishing, 2000), volume VIII, page 367. Hereinafter cited as The Complete Peerage.
- 2.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume VIII, page 365.
- 3.[S6] Cokayne, and others, The Complete Peerage, volume IX, page 104.
ELIZABETH MONTAGU WHO MARRIED ROBERT BERTIE IS WRONGLY LISTED AS SISTER TO EDWARD MONTAGU, 1ST BARON, FROM ROBERT BERTIE'S PAGE SHE IS RIGHTLY LISTED AS DAU. OF EDWARD 1ST BARON.
- Sir Edward Montagu (c. 1485 – 10 February 1557) was an English lawyer and judge.
- He was born in Broughton, the son of Thomas Montagu of Hemington, Northamptonshire and Agnes Dudley, daughter of William Dudley of Clopton, Northamptonshire and Christiana Darrel. He was appointed Lord Chief Justice of the Court of the King's Bench in 1539, which office he resigned in 1545 when he was constituted Lord Chief Justice of the Common Pleas. He was a member of the Privy Council of King Henry VIII of England, who appointed him one of sixteen executors of his last will, and governor to his son Edward .During the crisis of 1553 when Edward VI was induced to alter the succession in favour of Lady Jane Grey, Montagu had sufficient courage to protest at the patent illegality of the proceedings. However he was unable to withstand the ferocious bullying of the Duke of Northumberland who called him a traitor and threatened him with physical violence, and soon withdrew his protest. He was imprisoned in the Tower of London on Mary’s Accession but bought his way out.
- He married three times, firstly to Agnes Kirkham, secondly to Cicely Lane. 'By his third wife Elenor, daughter of John Roper of Well Hall, Eltham, Kent he had eleven children, the eldest son Sir Edward Montagu was father of':
- Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu, ancestor of the Dukes of Montagu.
- Sir Walter Montagu.
- Sir Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, ancestor of the Dukes of Manchester.
- Sir Charles Montagu.
- James Montagu, Bishop of Winchester.
- Sir Sidney Montagu, ancestor of the Earls of Sandwich.
- Elizabeth Montagu who married Robert Bertie
- Foss, Edward. Biographia Juridica: A Biographical Dictionary of the Judges of the England from the Conquest to the Present Time, 1066-1870. London: J. Murray, 1870. googlebooks.com Accessed September 16, 2007
- Collins, Arthur. The Peerage of England: Containing a Genealogical and Historical Account of All the Peers of That Kingdom. London: Printed for H. Woodfall [and 27 others]. 1768. googlebooks.com Accessed September 16, 2007
- http://www.tudorplace.com.ar/MONTAGUE.htm#Edward MONTAGUE of Boughton Castle (Sir Knight)1
- 'Edward MONTAGUE of Boughton Castle (Sir Knight)
- 'Born: ABT 1530, Boughton, Northants, England
- 'Died: 26 Jan 1601/2
- Notes: See his Biography.
- Father: Edward MONTAGUE (Sir Lord Chief Justice)
- Mother: Ellen ROPER
- 'Married: Elizabeth HARRINGTON
- 1. Edward MONTAGUE (1° B. Montagu of Boughton)
- 2. Henry MONTAGUE
- 3. Walter MONTAGUE (Sir)
- 4. Henry MONTAGUE (1° E. Manchester)
- 5. Charles MONTAGUE (Sir)
- 6. James MONTAGUE (Bishop of Winchester)
- 7. Sidney MONTAGUE of the Middle Temple (Sir Knight)
- 8. Thomas MONTAGUE
- 9. Lucy MONTAGUE
- 10. Sussanah MONTAGUE
- 11. Elizabeth MONTAGUE
- 12. Theodosia MONTAGUE
- The details in this biography come from the History of Parliament, a biographical dictionary of Members of the House of Commons.
- 'Born ABT 1530, first surv. son of Sir Edward Montagu of Boughton by his third wife, Helen, dau. of John Roper. Married 1557, Elizabeth, dau. of James Harington of Exton, Rutland, by whom he had eight sons, inc. James, Henry, Sidney and Edward; and four daughters. Suc. family 1556. Kntd. bet. 1568 and 1570. J.p. Northants, from c.1559, sheriff 1559-60, 1570-1, 1588-9, 1600-1, dep. lt. 1570; commr. to regulate ‘export’ of corn 1572, Peterborough cathedral lands 1574, religious ‘disorders’ Northampton 1579, recusancy 1590s.
- 'Montague's father was a judge who speculated in monastic lands, acquiring in Northamptonshire alone ‘eleven manors, one castle (presumably Barnwell), one baronial residence’ and the patronage of eight livings. After receiving livery of his lands in Jun 1557 Montague himself, who represented his shire once only, in the ill-reported 1559 Parliament, added to his Northamptonshire estates by a grant of concealed lands in the county, and bought the manor of Trafford and woods near Brigstock. He also purchased Bedfordshire property at Newton, Overdean and Woodhall. He was rich enough to give two of his daughters marriage portions of £3,000. The bishops’ letters to the Council in 1564 described him as an ‘earnest furtherer’ of religion; locally he was known as ‘the friend of Kettering’, and many of his contemporaries remarked on his piety and justice, his wisdom and service to the county. In Aug 1570, when the Earl of Sussex sent him his patent as deputy lieutenant, he added a note that he bestowed it ‘with as good a will as I would upon any man in England’. Montague was one of those who attended the funeral of Mary, Queen of Scots on 1 Aug 1587. He died on 26 Jan 1602.
- C. Wise, Montagus of Boughton, 17-18; CPR, 1555-7, p. 321
- Cam. Misc. ix(3), p. 35
Sir Edward Montagu, MP's Timeline
Boughton Castle, Northamptonshire, England
Boughton, Northamptonshire, England
January 23, 1567
Weekley, Northamptonshire, England
Huntingdon, Huntingdonshire, England