Person:Sidney Montagu (1)

Sir Sidney Montague, Knight
d.25 Feb 1644
Facts and Events
Name Sir Sidney Montague, Knight
Gender Male
Birth? ABT 1581 of Hinchingbrook,Hampshire,England
Marriage ABT 1621 of, Kent, Englandto Paulina Pepys
Death[1] 25 Feb 1644
Alt Death? 25 Sep 1644


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Sir Sidney Montagu (died 25 February 1644) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1593 and 1642. He supported the Royalist cause in the English Civil War.

Montagu was the son of Sir Edward Montagu, who was a judge, of Boughton, Northamptonshire and grandson of Sir Edward Montagu. He matriculated at Christ's College, Cambridge in December 1588 and was admitted at Middle Temple on 11 May 1593.

In 1593, Montagu was elected Member of Parliament for Brackley. He was elected MP for Malmesbury in 1601 and for Wells in 1614. He became Master of Requests to King Charles I[1] and was knighted on 28 July 1616.

In November 1640, Montagu was elected MP for Huntingdonshire in the Long Parliament.[2] He was expelled and committed to the Tower of London in 1642.

Montagu was of Hinchingbrooke House, Huntingdonshire. He married Paulina Pepys, daughter of John Pepys, of Cottenham, Cambridgeshire and sister of Richard Pepys and Thomas Pepys, grandfather of Samuel Pepys. His son Edward was created Earl of Sandwich. His brothers included Edward Montagu, 1st Baron Montagu, Sir Walter Montagu, Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester, Sir Charles Montagu and James Montagu, Bishop of Winchester. Samuel Pepys, as he admitted, owed his start in life to the " chance without merit" which made his great-aunt the mother of the Earl of Sandwich.

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References
  1. Sidney Montagu, in Wikipedia: The Free Encyclopedia. (Online: Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.).
  2.   Sir Sidney Montagu, in Lundy, Darryl. The Peerage: A genealogical survey of the peerage of Britain as well as the royal families of Europe.
  3.   MONTAGU, Sidney (c.1572-1644), in The History of Parliament.
  4.   Harvey, William; Augustine Vincent; and Walter C. (Walter Charles)(ed.) Metcalfe. The Visitations of Northamptonshire Made in 1564 and 1618-19: with Northamptonshire pedigrees from various Harleian mss. (London: Mitchell and Hughes, 1887), p. 115.