Facts and Events
There is 1 vital record available on MyHeritage for Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich, including birth records, marriage records, and death records. Vital records are historical records that are typically recorded around the actual time of the event, which means they are likely accurate. Vital records include information like the event date and place, and the person's occupation and residence. Vital records also often include information about the person's relatives. For example, birth and marriage records include names of parents and divorce records list the names of children.
Montagu was the eldest son of John William Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich, and his wife Lady Mary Paget. Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, was his maternal grandfather. He was elected to the House of Commons for Huntingdon in 1876, a seat he held until 1884, when he succeeded his father in the earldom and took his seat in the House of Lords.
Lord Sandwich later served as Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire between 1891 and 1916 and was also the author of five books. He was appointed a Knight of Grace of the Venerable Order of Saint John of Jerusalem in December 1901.
Lord Sandwich died unmarried in June 1916, aged 76, and was succeeded in the earldom by his nephew George Charles Montagu.