Charles Montagu (of Boughton)

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Sir Charles Montagu (c. 1564 – 11 September 1625) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1614 to 1625.

Montagu was the son of Sir Edward Montagu and his wife Elizabeth Harrington, daughter of James Harington of Exton, Rutland and Lucy Sidney.[1] He was knighted at York on 18 April 1603.[2]

He was elected Member of Parliament for Harwich in 1614, after Sir Robert Mansell was elected for two constituencies, and chose to sit for another. Montagu sat until 1620.[3]

In 1621, he was elected MP for Higham Ferrers. He was re-elected MP for Higham Ferrers in 1624 and 1625.[4]

Montagu died at the age of 61 and was buried at St Margaret's Church, Barking where there is a monument in relief depicting Montagu sitting in a tent.[5]

Montagu married Mary Whitmore, daughter of Sir William Whitmore and had three daughters. One daughter, Anne Montagu married Dudley North, 4th Baron North.[1]


  1. ^ a b Tobias George Smollett The British magazine, or, Monthly repository for gentlemen & ladies
  2. ^ Knights of England
  3. ^ "MONTAGU, Sir Charles (1567-1625), of Lombard Street, London and Cranbrook, Barking, Essex". History of Parliament Online. Retrieved 24 April 2013.
  4. ^ Browne Willis Notitia parliamentaria, or, An history of the counties, cities, and boroughs in England and Wales: ... The whole extracted from mss. and printed evidences 1750 pp176-239
  5. ^ Thomas Cromwell Excursions in the county of Essex: comprising a brief historical ..., Volume 1

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Parliament of England
Preceded by
Sir Harbottle Grimston
Sir Robert Mansell
Member of Parliament for Harwich
With: Sir Harbottle Grimston
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Cheek
Edward Grimston
Preceded by
Rowland St John
Member of Parliament for Higham Ferrers
Succeeded by
Sir Thomas Dacres