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William Drogo Montagu, Lord Kimbolton
15 October 1823
Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire, England
|Died||22 March 1890 66)(aged|
William Drogo Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester KP (15 October 1823 – 22 March 1890), known as Lord Kimbolton from 1823 to 1843and as Viscount Mandeville from 1843 to 1855, was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament.
William Montagu was born at Kimbolton Castle in 1823. He was the eldest son of George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester. His mother was Millicent Sparrow, daughter of Brig. Gen. Robert Bernard Sparrow of Brampton Park, Huntingdonshire.
He was MP for Bewdley 1848–1852 and Huntingdonshire 1852–1855.
He joined the Canterbury Association on 27 May 1848. It was Edward Gibbon Wakefield's unfulfilled hope that Lord Mandeville would emigrate to New Zealand and be the aristocratic leader in the colony. However Lord Mandeville and his grandmother, Lady Olivia Sparrow, did buy 500 acres (200 ha) of land between them in Riccarton. Mandeville North near Kaiapoi is named after Lord Mandeville.
He succeeded to the dukedom on the death of his father in 1855, inheriting the family seat of Kimbolton Castle in Huntingdonshire.
He had an illegitimate son with Sarah Maria Morris.[ citation needed ] When Sarah was eight months pregnant, the Montagu Family had her married off to Samuel Palmer on 4 March 1850.[ citation needed ] When the child was born on the 10 May 1850, he was named William Edward Palmer. William Edward Palmer married Emma Prentice on 24 December 1873 at Harrold, Bedfordshire.
William was married to Countess Luise Friederike Auguste von Alten on 22 July 1852. Together, they had five children:
In 1877, he was created a Knight of the Order of St Patrick. He died on 22 March 1890 in Italy at the Hotel Royal, Naples.
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