George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle

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Sir Thomas Monck of Potheridge in the parish of Merton, Devon, was Member of Parliament for Camelford, Cornwall, in 1626. He was the father of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608–70), KG and of Nicholas Monck, Bishop of Hereford.

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Potheridge is a former Domesday Book estate in the parish of Merton, in the historic hundred of Shebbear, 3 miles south-east of Great Torrington, Devon, England. It is the site of a former grand mansion house re-built by George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608–1670) circa 1660 on the site of the former manor house occupied by his family since at the latest 1287. It was mostly demolished in 1734 after the death of the widow of his son Christopher Monck, 2nd Duke of Albemarle.

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Sir George Smith of Madworthy-juxta-Exeter and Madford House, Exeter, Devon, was a merchant who served as MP for Exeter in 1604, was three times Mayor of Exeter and was Exeter's richest citizen, possessing 25 manors. He was the grandfather of George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670) KG and of John Grenville, 1st Earl of Bath (1628–1701).


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The Duke of Albemarle
George Monck 1st Duke of Albemarle Studio of Lely.jpg
c.1665–66 portrait by Peter Lely
Chief Minister of Great Britain
Lord High Treasurer
In office
June 1667 January 1670 
Military offices
New regiment Colonel of the Duke of Albemarle's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Title last held by
Oliver Cromwell
Commander-in-Chief of the Forces
Succeeded by
Honorary titles
Title last held by
Duke of Bedford
Lord Lieutenant of Devon
Succeeded by
Custos Rotulorum of Devon
Preceded by Lord Lieutenant of Middlesex
Succeeded by
Political offices
Preceded by
Edmund Ludlow
(Lord Deputy)
Lord Lieutenant of Ireland
Succeeded by
Preceded by Master of the Horse
Succeeded by
Preceded by
The Earl of Southampton
(Lord High Treasurer)
Chief Minister of Great Britain
First Lord of the Treasury

Succeeded by
The Lord Clifford of Chudleigh
(Lord High Treasurer)
Peerage of England
New creation Duke of Albemarle
2nd creation
Succeeded by