William Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester

Last updated

The Duke of Manchester

KP
William Drogo Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester.jpg
The Duke of Manchester, 1860
Member of Parliament
for Bewdley
In office
1848–1852
Monarch Victoria
Member of Parliament
for Huntingdonshire
In office
1852–1855
MonarchVictoria
Personal details
Born
William Drogo Montagu, Lord Kimbolton

15 October 1823
Kimbolton Castle, Huntingdonshire, England
Died22 March 1890 (1890-03-23) (aged 66)
NationalityBritish
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s)
Children
Parents

William Drogo Montagu, 7th Duke of Manchester KP (15 October 1823 – 22 March 1890), known as Lord Kimbolton from 1823 to 1843 [1] and as Viscount Mandeville from 1843 to 1855, was a British peer and Conservative Member of Parliament.

Order of St Patrick Dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland

The Most Illustrious Order of Saint Patrick is a dormant British order of chivalry associated with Ireland. The Order was created in 1783 by George III at the request of the then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, The 3rd Earl Temple. The regular creation of knights of Saint Patrick lasted until 1922, when most of Ireland gained independence as the Irish Free State, a dominion within what was then known as the British Commonwealth of Nations. While the Order technically still exists, no knight of St Patrick has been created since 1936, and the last surviving knight, Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, died in 1974. The Queen, however, remains the Sovereign of the Order, and one officer, the Ulster King of Arms, also survives. St Patrick is patron of the order; its motto is Quis separabit?, Latin for "Who will separate [us]?": an allusion to the Vulgate translation of Romans 8:35, "Who shall separate us from the love of Christ?"

United Kingdom Country in Europe

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain, is a sovereign country located off the north-western coast of the European mainland. The United Kingdom includes the island of Great Britain, the north-eastern part of the island of Ireland, and many smaller islands. Northern Ireland is the only part of the United Kingdom that shares a land border with another sovereign state, the Republic of Ireland. Apart from this land border, the United Kingdom is surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean, with the North Sea to the east, the English Channel to the south and the Celtic Sea to the south-west, giving it the 12th-longest coastline in the world. The Irish Sea lies between Great Britain and Ireland. The UK's 242,500 square kilometres (93,600 sq mi) were home to an estimated 66.0 million inhabitants in 2017.

The hereditary peers form part of the peerage in the United Kingdom. As of 2019 there are 814 hereditary peers. The numbers of peers – of England, Scotland, Ireland, Great Britain, and the UK – whose titles are the highest they hold are: dukes, 24 ; marquesses, 34; earls, 193; viscounts, 112; barons, 444.

Contents

Biography

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. [1]

Kimbolton Castle country house in Cambridgeshire, Engand

Kimbolton Castle is a country house in Kimbolton, Huntingdonshire, Cambridgeshire. It was the final home of King Henry VIII's first wife, Catherine of Aragon. Originally a medieval castle but converted into a stately palace, it was the family seat of the Dukes of Manchester from 1615 until 1950. It now houses Kimbolton School.

George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester British politician

George Montagu, 6th Duke of Manchester, etc., known as Viscount Mandeville from 1799 to 1843, was a British peer and Tory Member of Parliament.

Huntingdonshire County of England

Huntingdonshire is a non-metropolitan district of Cambridgeshire, as well as a historic county of England. Its council is based in Huntingdon. Other towns in the district are St Ives, Godmanchester, St Neots and Ramsey. The population was 169,508 at the 2011 Census. Henry II, on his accession in 1154, declared all of Huntingdonshire a royal forest, but its favourable arable soil, with loam, light clay and gravel, hence good drainage, meant it was largely farmland by the 18th century.

He was MP for Bewdley 1848–1852 and Huntingdonshire 1852–1855. [1]

Bewdley was the name of a constituency of the House of Commons of the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1605 until 1950. Until 1885 it was a parliamentary borough in Worcestershire, represented by one Member of Parliament; the name was then transferred to a county constituency from 1885 until 1950. Its MPs included the former Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, who represented the seat from 1908 to 1937, and afterwards took the name of the constituency as part of his title when he was raised to the peerage.

Huntingdonshire was a Parliamentary constituency covering the county of Huntingdonshire in England. It was represented in the House of Commons of England until 1707, then in the House of Commons of Great Britain from 1707 to 1800, and then in the House of Commons the Parliament of the United Kingdom from 1801 to 1885. It returned two Knights of the Shire ; when elections were contested, the bloc vote system was used.

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. [1]

Canterbury Association

The Canterbury Association was formed in order to establish a colony in what is now the Canterbury Region in the South Island of New Zealand.

Edward Gibbon Wakefield English statesman and colonial theorist

Edward Gibbon Wakefield is considered a key figure in the early colonisation of South Australia and New Zealand. Despite being imprisoned for three years in 1827 for kidnapping a fifteen-year-old girl, he enjoyed a distinguished political career.

Riccarton, New Zealand Suburb

Riccarton is a suburb of Christchurch. It is due west of the city centre, separated from it by Hagley Park. Upper Riccarton is to the west of Riccarton. Vicki Buck is the Councillor for Riccarton.

He succeeded to the dukedom on the death of his father in 1855, inheriting the family seat of Kimbolton Castle in Huntingdonshire.

Private life

Kimbolton Castle (1880), the former family seat of the Dukes of Manchester Kimboltonmorris edited.jpg
Kimbolton Castle (1880), the former family seat of the Dukes of Manchester

He had an illegitimate son with Sarah Maria Morris [ citation needed ]. When Sarah was 8 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 married Countess Luise Friederike Auguste von Alten on 22 July 1852. 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. [1]

Styles of address

Related Research Articles

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester English politician

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester, KG, KB, FRS was an important commander of Parliamentary forces in the First English Civil War, and for a time Oliver Cromwell's superior.

Earl of Sandwich noble title in the Peerage of England

Earl of Sandwich is a noble title in the Peerage of England, held since its creation by the House of Montagu. It is nominally associated with Sandwich, Kent. It was created in 1660 for the prominent naval commander Admiral Sir Edward Montagu. He was made Baron Montagu, of St Neots in the County of Huntingdon, and Viscount Hinchingbrooke, at the same time, also in the Peerage of England. The viscountcy is used as the courtesy title by the heir apparent to the earldom. A member of the prominent Montagu family, Lord Sandwich was the son of Sir Sidney Montagu, youngest brother of Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, and Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu of Boughton.

Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester English noble and politician

Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester was an English judge, politician and peer.

Duke of Manchester

Duke of Manchester is a title in the Peerage of Great Britain, and the current senior title of the House of Montagu. It was created in 1719 for the politician Charles Montagu, 4th Earl of Manchester.

Louisa Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire British noble

Louisa Frederica Augusta Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire, formerly Louisa Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, née Luise Fredericke Auguste, Countess von Alten was a German-born British aristocrat sometimes referred to as the "Double Duchess" due to her marriages to first the Duke of Manchester and later to the Duke of Devonshire.

Robert Montagu, 3rd Earl of Manchester JP was an English courtier and politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1660 to 1671 when he inherited the peerage as Earl of Manchester.

Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester was a British politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1734 until 1739 when he succeeded to the peerage as Duke of Manchester.

George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester PC was a British politician and diplomat. He was the son of Robert Montagu, 3rd Duke of Manchester.

William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester British colonial administrator

Colonel William Montagu, 5th Duke of Manchester, styled Viscount Mandeville until 1788, was a British peer, soldier, colonial administrator and politician.

Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville British politician

Charles Augustus Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville PC, styled Lord Ossulston between 1822 and 1859, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms between 1866 and 1867 and as Lord Steward of the Household between 1867 and 1868.

William Montagu, 9th Duke of Manchester British duke

William Angus Drogo Montagu, 9th Duke of Manchester, styled Lord Kimbolton from 1877 to 1890 and Viscount Mandeville from 1890 to 1892, was a British peer and Liberal politician. He served as Captain of the Yeomen of the Guard from 1905 to 1907 under Sir Henry Campbell-Bannerman.

George Montagu, 8th Duke of Manchester British politician

George Victor Drogo Montagu, 8th Duke of Manchester, styled Lord Kimbolton from 1853 to 1855 and Viscount Mandeville from 1855 to 1890, was a British peer and Member of Parliament.

Angus Montagu, 12th Duke of Manchester British peer

Angus Charles Drogo Montagu, 12th Duke of Manchester was a British hereditary peer. Until he inherited the dukedom in 1985, he was known by the courtesy title of Lord Angus Montagu.

Sidney Montagu, 11th Duke of Manchester British noble

Sidney Arthur Robin George Drogo "Kim" Montagu, 11th Duke of Manchester, was a British hereditary peer, the son of the 10th Duke of Manchester and the elder brother of the 12th Duke.

Alexander George Francis Drogo Montagu, 10th Duke of Manchester, OBE, was a Royal Navy officer and British hereditary peer. From birth until 1947 he was known by the courtesy title of Viscount Mandeville.

House of Montagu

The House of Montagu(historically Montaigu, Montague and Montacute) is a British noble family founded in Somerset by the Norman Drogo de Montaigu in the eleventh century after the Norman Conquest. The family has produced multiple titles, including Baron Montagu, Viscount Montagu, Earl of Montagu, and Duke of Montagu, as well as the extant Montagu Baronies of Kimbolton, St Neots and Beaulieu. The maternal lines of Ladde and Brudenell both retook the ancestral name and arms of Montagu on their respective raising to the peerage, and are recognised cadet branches of the House. The head of the house is the Duke of Manchester.

Elizabeth Montagu, Duchess of Manchester, formerly Elizabeth Dashwood, was the wife of George Montagu, 4th Duke of Manchester.

Olivia Bennet, Countess of Tankerville, formerly Lady Olivia Montagu, was the wife of Charles Bennet, 6th Earl of Tankerville.

Anne Montagu, Viscountess Mandeville, formerly Lady Anne Rich, was the second wife of Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Manchester.

References

  1. 1 2 3 4 5 Bain, Rev. Michael (2007). The Canterbury Association (1848–1852): A Study of Its Members’ Connections (PDF). Christchurch: Project Canterbury. pp. 60–61. Retrieved 22 September 2012.
Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Thomas Ireland
Member of Parliament for Bewdley
18481852
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Winnington, Bt
Preceded by
Edward Fellowes
George Thornhill
Member of Parliament for Huntingdonshire
18521855
With: Edward Fellowes
Succeeded by
Edward Fellowes
James Rust
Peerage of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Montagu
Duke of Manchester
1855–1890
Succeeded by
George Victor Drogo Montagu