George Montagu (died 1681)

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George Montagu (28 July 1622 – July 1681) was an English politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1640 and 1679.

Montagu was born at Westminster, the son of Henry Montagu, 1st Earl of Manchester. He was at school in Amersham, Buckinghamshire under Dr Croke and was admitted at Christ's College, Cambridge on 21 March 1639. He was awarded MA in 1640 and admitted at the Middle Temple in the same year.[1]

In November 1640, Montagu was elected Member of Parliament for Huntingdon in the Long Parliament[2] and sat until 1648.

In August 1660, Montagu was elected MP for Dover in the Convention Parliament. In 1661 he was re-elected MP for Dover in the Cavalier Parliament and sat until 1679.[3] He was Master of the Hospital of St Katharine-by-the-Tower, London from 1661 to 1681.[1]

Montagu died in 1681 and was buried at St Katharine-by-the-Tower in July.[1]

Montagu married Elizabeth Irby, daughter of Sir Anthony Irby. His sons included James Montagu (judge), Edward Montagu (MP) and Charles Montagu, 1st Earl of Halifax.


Parliament of England
Preceded by
Robert Bernard
William Montagu
Member of Parliament for Huntingdon
With: Edward Montagu 1640-1644
Abraham Burrell 1645-1648
Succeeded by
Abraham Burrell