Montagu Venables-Bertie, 2nd Earl of Abingdon

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The Right Honourable
The Earl of Abingdon
PC
Member of the England Parliament
for Berkshire
In office
1689–1690
Preceded by Richard Southby
Sir Humphrey Forster, Bt
Succeeded by Sir Henry Winchcombe, Bt
Sir Humphrey Forster, Bt
Member of the England Parliament
for Oxfordshire
In office
1690–1699
Preceded by Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt
Sir John Cope, Bt
Succeeded by Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt
Sir Robert Dashwood, Bt
Personal details
Born 4 February 1673
Died 16 June 1743(1743-06-16) (aged 70)

Montagu Venables-Bertie, 2nd Earl of Abingdon PC (4 February 1673 – 16 June 1743) was an English nobleman. The eldest son of James Bertie, 1st Earl of Abingdon and Eleanora Lee, he was styled Lord Norreys until he succeeded his father as 2nd Earl of Abingdon on the latter's death on the 22 May 1699. On his death in 1743 he was succeeded in his titles by his nephew, Willoughby Bertie, 3rd Earl of Abingdon.

Career[edit]

He was Member of Parliament for Berkshire, 1689–1690 and for Oxfordshire, 1690–1699. He was Constable of the Tower and Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets between 1702 and 1705. He held the office of Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire between 1702 and 1705. He was Chief Justice in Eyre, south of the Trent, 1711–1715. He held the office of Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire again between 1712 and 1715. On the death of Queen Anne in 1714 he was appointed a Lord Justice of the Realm.

Family[edit]

He married firstly, Anne Venables, daughter of Peter Venables, Baron of Kinderton and Catharine Shirley, 22 September 1687. She was a Lady of the Bedchamber to Queen Anne from 12 May 1702 to November 1705, when she resigned, and again from January 1712 until Queen Anne's death in 1714.[1] Anne, Countess of Abingdon died on 28 April 1715.

He married secondly, Mary Gould, daughter of James Gould and Mary Bonde and the widow of Charles Churchill, c. 1717, and had issue:

  • James Bertie, Lord Norreys (1717–1718)

Mary, Dowager Countess of Abingdon, was buried at St Peter's Church, Dorchester on 7 January 1757.

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Bucholz, Robert. "The bedchamber: Ladies of the Bedchamber". Database of Court Officers, Department of History, Loyola University of Chicago. p. 20. Retrieved 5 November 2010. 

References[edit]

Parliament of England
Preceded by
Richard Southby
Sir Humphrey Forster, Bt
Member of Parliament for Berkshire
with Sir Henry Winchcombe, Bt

1689–1690
Succeeded by
Sir Henry Winchcombe, Bt
Sir Humphrey Forster, Bt
Preceded by
Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt
Sir John Cope, Bt
Member of Parliament for Oxfordshire
with Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt

1690–1699
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Jenkinson, Bt
Sir Robert Dashwood, Bt
Legal offices
Preceded by
The Earl of Wharton
Justice in Eyre
South of the Trent

1711–1715
Succeeded by
The Earl of Tankerville
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Norfolk
Lord Lieutenant of Berkshire
1701–1702
Succeeded by
The Lord Craven
Preceded by
The Lord Lucas
Constable of the Tower
Lord Lieutenant of the Tower Hamlets

1702–1705
Succeeded by
The Earl of Essex
Preceded by
The Lord Wharton
Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
1702–1706
Succeeded by
The Duke of Marlborough
Preceded by
The Duke of Marlborough
Lord Lieutenant of Oxfordshire
1712–1715
Succeeded by
The Earl of Godolphin
Peerage of England
Preceded by
James Bertie
Earl of Abingdon
1699–1743
Succeeded by
Willoughby Bertie