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Montacute, Earl of Salisbury

John Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu,
mar Margaret de Monthermer [descendant of Edward I],
had issue:

John de Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury,
had issue:

  1. Thomas de Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury, born 1388.
    He mar 1stly to Eleanor Holland [descendant of Edward I].
    He appears in the plays Henry V and Henry VI, part 1 by Shakespeare.
    He was a leader of the English army occupying northern France in the Hundred Years War.
    He began the Siege of Orleans 1428.
    He was killed in the Siege in 1428 (NOT 1421), age 40 yrs.
    Title extinct (revived for his son-in-law).
    In 1429, the English were defeated and Orleans relieved in a famous victory by the French under Joan of Arc. This was a turning point in the Hundred Years War and the emergence of modern France.
    Salisbury had issue by 1st wife:

    1. Alice Montacute, mar Richard Neville, 1st Earl of Salisbury and had issue.

Montagu of Northamptonshire

Montagu, Earls and Dukes of Manchester (below) claimed to be related to Montagu, Earls of Salisbury (above).


Thomas Montague,
of Hemington, Northamptonshire,
mar Agnes Dudley,
had issue:

  1. Sir Edward Montagu, Lord Chief Justice of England,
    or Montague,
    of Hemington, Northamptonshire.
    He mar 2ndly to Cecily Lane [or Cecilia, dau of William Lane of Orlingbury, Northamptonshire, by his wife Jane Mervin, dau of Hugh Mervin of Wolvey, Warwickshire].
    In 1528 he purchased Boughton, Northamptonshire, and surrounds.
    Lived at Boughton,
    He had issue by 2nd wife:

    1. Amicia Montagu,
      or Amy.
      She mar George Lynne [born 1525] and had issue.
      They lived Southwick Hall, Northamptonshire.

    Edward mar 3rdly to Ellen Roper.
    Knighted 1537.
    Lord Chief Justice of England 1539-1545.
    One of executors of will of Henry VIII (died 1547).
    He purchased the advowson of Southwick church, Northamptonshire, in 7th Edward VI (1553). His dau had recently married Lynne of Southwick Hall.
    He unwillingly was made by 1st Duke of Northumberland in 1553 to alter Henry VIII's will in favour of Lady Jane Grey.
    On the fall of Lady Jane and the accession of Mary in 1553, he was imprisoned in the Tower of London and fined.
    He died 1557.
    He was bur in church of St. Mary the Virgin, Weekley, Northamptonshire (near Boughton).
    He had issue by 3rd wife:

    1. Sir Edward Montagu, Knt,
      of Boughton,
      had issue:

      1. Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu,
        ancestor of Barons Montagu and Dukes of Montagu.

      2. Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester,
        ancestor of Earls and Dukes of Manchester.

      3. Sir Sidney Montagu, Knt, had issue:
        1. Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich, had issue:
          1. Sidney Wortley Montagu, had issue:

            1. Sir Edward Wortley Montagu,
              mar 1712 to Mary Pierrepont (the writer Lady Mary Wortley Montagu),
              British Ambassador to the Ottoman Empire 1716-18,
              they lived at Constantinople,
              Lady Mary produced The Turkish Embassy Letters, the first secular writing by a woman about the Muslim Orient.

Sir Edward Montagu, Knt., Lord Chief Justice.
Posthumous portrait, probably c.1600, by an unknown artist.
Several versions of this are known.
This image from here.

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