Montacute, Earl of Salisbury
John Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu
mar Margaret de Monthermer
[descendant of Edward I
John de Montagu, 3rd Earl of Salisbury,
Thomas de Montacute, 4th Earl of Salisbury,
He mar 1stly to Eleanor Holland
[descendant of Edward I].
He appears in the plays Henry V
and Henry VI, part 1
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.
had issue by 1st wife:
- 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).
- Things to see:
Effigy of Sir Edward Montagu (died 1557), church of St. Mary the Virgin,
mar Agnes Dudley,
Sir Edward Montagu,
Lord Chief Justice of England,
of Hemington, Northamptonshire.
mar 2ndly to Cecily Lane
[or Cecilia, dau of William Lane
by his wife Jane Mervin,
dau of Hugh Mervin of
In 1528 he
Northamptonshire, and surrounds.
had issue by 2nd wife:
mar George Lynne [born 1525]
and had issue.
They lived Southwick Hall, Northamptonshire.
mar 3rdly to Ellen Roper.
Lord Chief Justice of England
One of executors of will of
He purchased the
Southwick church, Northamptonshire,
in 7th Edward VI
His dau had recently married Lynne of Southwick Hall.
He unwillingly was made by
1st Duke of Northumberland
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
He was bur in church of St. Mary the Virgin,
had issue by 3rd wife:
- Sir Edward Montagu, Knt,
- Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu,
ancestor of Barons Montagu
and Dukes of Montagu.
- Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester,
ancestor of Earls and Dukes of Manchester.
- Sir Sidney Montagu, Knt, had issue:
Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich,
- Sidney Wortley Montagu, had issue:
- Sir Edward Wortley Montagu,
mar 1712 to Mary Pierrepont
Lady Mary Wortley Montagu),
to the Ottoman Empire
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