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Edward Montagu


(b. 1692, Durham, County Durham, England – d. May 12, 1775, London, England )

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Edward Montagu (1692-1775) was the son of Charles Montagu (c.1658-1721) and his second wife Sarah Rogers; his father was the fifth son of the 1st Earl of Sandwich. He was educated at Eton and Clare College, Cambridge, and was admitted as a barrister to Lincoln’s Inn in 1710.

He married Elizabeth Robinson in 1742, when she was twenty-four and he was fifty. They had one child, John (known as ‘Punch), who died at the age of 15 months. In 1730 he had purchased Sandleford Priory in Berkshire and in 1758, on the death of his cousin John Rogers (1685-1758), he inherited Denton Hall in Newcastle and the associated coal mines that had been purchased by his maternal grandfather; these formed the foundation of the family’s later wealth. Montagu was something of a recluse, and preferred to spend his time on mathematics and natural philosophy; he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in 1745. For over thirty years, from 1734-1768, Montagu was Whig MP for Huntingdon, a seat controlled by his cousin John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich, and dedicated much of his political career to his support, standing in opposition to the government both before and after the removal of Walpole.

Montagu was an invalid for the last ten years of his life, and on his death in 1775, his sister Jemima and half-brother James being dead, he left his entire estate (save one small legacy) to his wife, rather than to some distant male relative as was common at the time.

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Mentioned in 118 letters

Title EMCO ID
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Hester Thrale Piozzi 8
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 401
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 403
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 404
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 406
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 407
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 410
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 412
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 413
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 414
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 415
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 418
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 419
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Margaret Cavendish Bentinck, Duchess of Portland 421
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Anstey 702
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Anstey 778
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 868
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 917
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 928
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Anstey 938
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 947
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 962
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 972
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 989
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 994
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1013
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1016
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 1018
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1027
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1054
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1063
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1069
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 1072
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 1077
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to George Lyttelton, 1st Baron Lyttelton of Frankley 1078
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1088
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1128
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1142
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1144
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1148
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1212
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1237
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1304
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Messenger Monsey 1580
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1591
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 1686
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1761
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1764
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1781
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 1782
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1783
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 1847
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Boscawen 1938
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1942
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1945
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 1966
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2024
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2027
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2028
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2030
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2044
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2051
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2054
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2075
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 2123
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 2126
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 2127
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Mary Robinson 2128
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2160
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2163
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2166
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2167
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2169
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2171
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2179
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2186
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2189
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2190
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2193
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to James Beattie 2198
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Sarah Sloane Stanley 2356
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Sarah Sloane Stanley 2357
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Miss Locker 2359
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2496
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2498
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2499
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2545
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2547
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2548
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2549
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2550
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2556
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2557
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2586
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2617
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2618
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2619
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2620
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2625
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2663
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2666
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2673
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Frances Evelyn Boscawen (Glanville) 2684
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 2764
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 2774
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3120
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3121
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3122
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3123
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3124
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3125
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 3126
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 3325
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 3359
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Anne Donnellan 3500
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Elizabeth Carter 3560
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to Morris Robinson 4525
Letter from Elizabeth Montagu to John Burrows 4530

Recipient of 717 letters

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