John Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Sandwich
PC
John William Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich.jpg
The Earl of Sandwich.
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
In office
27 February 1852 – 17 December 1852
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by The Lord Foley
Succeeded by The Lord Foley
Master of the Buckhounds
In office
26 February 1858 – 11 June 1859
Monarch Victoria
Prime Minister The Earl of Derby
Preceded by The Earl of Bessborough
Succeeded by The Earl of Bessborough
Personal details
Born 8 November 1811
Died 3 March 1884
Nationality British
Political party Conservative
Spouse(s) (1) Lady Mary Paget
(d. 1859)
(2) Lady Blanche Egerton
(d. 1894)
Alma mater Trinity College, Cambridge

John William Montagu, 7th Earl of Sandwich PC (8 November 1811 – 3 March 1884), styled Viscount Hinchingbrooke from 1814 to 1818, was a British peer and Conservative politician. He served under Lord Derby as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms in 1852 and as Master of the Buckhounds between 1858 and 1859.

Background and education[edit]

The Earl of Sandwich as a young man by Sir George Hayter.

Montagu was the son of George Montagu, 6th Earl of Sandwich, and his wife Lady Louisa Mary Ann Julia Harriett, daughter of Armar Lowry-Corry, 1st Earl Belmore. He succeeded his father in the earldom in 1818 at the age of six. He was educated at Eton and Trinity College, Cambridge.[1] While at Cambridge he played two first-class matches for the Cambridge University Cricket Club.[2]

Political career[edit]

Lord Sandwich served in the Earl of Derby's first administration as Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms from February[3] to December 1852[4] and was admitted to the Privy Council the same year.[5] When the Conservatives returned to power under Derby in 1858 Sandwich was appointed Master of the Buckhounds,[6] an office he retained until the government fell the following year.[7] Apart from his political career he was also Lord-Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire between 1841 and 1884.

Family[edit]

Lord Sandwich married firstly Lady Mary Paget, daughter of Field Marshal Henry Paget, 1st Marquess of Anglesey, in 1838. After her death in 1859 he married secondly Lady Blanche Egerton, daughter of Francis Egerton, 1st Earl of Ellesmere, in 1865. He died in March 1884, aged 72, and was succeeded in his titles by his eldest son from his first marriage, Edward. The Countess of Sandwich died in 1894.

References[edit]

Political offices
Preceded by
The Lord Foley
Captain of the Honourable Corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms
1852
Succeeded by
The Lord Foley
Preceded by
The Earl of Bessborough
Master of the Buckhounds
1858–1859
Succeeded by
The Earl of Bessborough
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Manchester
Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
1841–1884
Succeeded by
The Duke of Bedford
Peerage of England
Preceded by
George Montagu
Earl of Sandwich
1818–1884
Succeeded by
Edward George Henry Montagu