Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich

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The Earl of Sandwich.

Edward George Henry Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich (13 July 1839 – 26 June 1916), styled Viscount Hinchingbrooke until 1884, was a British peer, Conservative politician and author.

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 was colonel of the Huntingdonshire Militia, and served as Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire between 1891 and 1916. He was appointed a Knight of Grace of the Venerable Order of Saint John of Jerusalem in December 1901.[1]

Lord Sandwich died unmarried in June 1916, aged 76, and was succeeded in the earldom by his nephew George Charles Montagu.


Lord Sandwich was the author of five books:

  • Diary in Ceylon & India, 1878-9. 1879
  • Hinchingbrooke. 1910
  • My Experiences in Spiritual Healing. 1915
  • Memoirs 1919
  • Memoirs of Edward, Earl of Sandwich, 1839-1916, Ed. 1919 (co-authored with Beatrice Erskine, "Mrs. Steuart Erskine")


  1. ^ "No. 27383". The London Gazette. 6 December 1901. p. 8639. 
  • Works worldcat.org Accessed 23 April 2007.
  • Birth and death information thepeerage.com Accessed 23 April 2007.
  • Kidd, Charles, Williamson, David (editors). Debrett's Peerage and Baronetage (1990 edition). New York: St Martin's Press, 1990.

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Parliament of the United Kingdom
Preceded by
Sir John Burgess Karslake
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
Succeeded by
Sir Robert Peel
Honorary titles
Preceded by
The Duke of Bedford
Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
Succeeded by
Howard Coote
Peerage of England
Preceded by
John William Montagu
Earl of Sandwich
Succeeded by
George Charles Montagu