Edward Montagu, 8th Earl of Sandwich
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.
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")
- 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.
- Hansard 1803–2005: contributions in Parliament by the Earl of Sandwich
|Parliament of the United Kingdom|
Sir John Burgess Karslake
|Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
Sir Robert Peel
The Duke of Bedford
|Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdonshire
|Peerage of England|
John William Montagu
|Earl of Sandwich
George Charles Montagu