Edward Montagu (died 1738)

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Brigadier Edward Montagu or Montague (after 1684 – 2 August 1738) was a British soldier and politician. He was the MP for Northampton from 1722 to 1734. He was brother to Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax, and grandson of Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester.[1]

From 1725 to 1732, he was lieutenant-governor of Fort St. Philip, in Minorca, and was then appointed Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull.[2] He was the father of five sons, including George Montagu and Sir Charles Montagu, and two daughters.


  • William Hay, Stephen Taylor, Clyve Jones, Tory and Whig: the parliamentary papers of Edward Harley, 3rd Earl of Oxford, and William Hay, M.P. for Seaford, 1716-1753 (1998), note p. 112.
  1. ^ Lundy, Darryl. "[http://www.thepeerage.com/p5934.htm#i59334 p5934.htm#i59334". [http://www.thepeerage.com The Peerage].  External link in |publisher=, |title= (help)[unreliable source]]
  2. ^ The London Magazine. 1: 369 https://books.google.com/books?id=sPzVAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA488.  Missing or empty |title= (help)

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
William Wykes
William Wilmer
Member of Parliament for Northampton
With: William Wilmer 1722–1727
Hon. George Compton 1727–1734
Succeeded by
Hon. George Compton
William Wilmer
Military offices
Preceded by
John Hill
Colonel of Edward Montagu's Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Hon. Stephen Cornwallis
Preceded by
The Earl of Cholmondeley
Governor of Kingston-upon-Hull
Succeeded by
The Duke of Marlborough