Henry Robinson-Montagu, 6th Baron Rokeby

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The Lord Rokeby
Mezzotint of 6th Lord Rokeby, by George Zobel after Sir Francis Grant, PRA, published by Henry Graves & Co, 1858.jpg
Mezzotint of 6th Lord Rokeby, by George Zobel after Sir Francis Grant, PRA, published by Henry Graves & Co, 1858.
Born (1798-02-02)2 February 1798
Died 25 May 1883(1883-05-25) (aged 85)
Allegiance United Kingdom
Service/branch British Army
Years of service 1814–77
Rank General
Commands held 1st Division
Brigade of Guards

Hundred Days

Crimean War
Awards Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath

General Henry Robinson-Montague, 6th Baron Rokeby, GCB (2 February 1798 – 25 May 1883) was a senior British Army officer of the 19th century.

Military career[edit]

Born the son of the 4th Baron, Rokeby was commissioned into the 3rd Foot Guards in 1814.[1] He fought at the Battle of Quatre Bras and the Battle of Waterloo in June 1815.[1]

He fought in the Crimean War as Commander of the 1st Division in 1855.[2] After the war, in 1856, he was appointed to the new post[3] of Major General commanding the Brigade of Guards.[2] He retired from the post five years later in 1861.[4] He was promoted to general in 1869 and retired in 1877.[2]

The peerage became extinct on his death on 25 May 1883.[2] He lived at Hazelwood, Abbots Langley, Hertfordshire from 1838 until his death.[5][6]


In 1826 he married Magdalen Huxley or Hurley, the widow of Frederick Crofts.[1][6] Their children included:

  • Hon. Harriet Lydia Montagu, (d. 23 Nov 1894), she married the 4th Earl of Portarlington;
  • Hon. Mary Montagu, (d. 6 Sep 1868), she married the 14th Marquess of Winchester. By 1895 Lord Henry Paulet, later 16th Marquess of Winchester, was in possession of the family's Denton estate in Northumberland;[7]
  • Hon. Magdalen Montagu, (d. 30 Sep 1919), she married the Very Rev. Hon. Gerald Wellesley, Dean of Windsor, son of Lord Cowley. By 1895 the Eryholme estate in Yorkshire was in her possession;[8]
  • Hon. Edmund Montagu, (1835–1852).

Agricultural Estates in 1883[edit]

  • North Riding of Yorkshire (Eryholme), 2,835 acres (worth 4,021 guineas per annum);
  • Northumberland (Denton), 1,622 acres (worth 4,137 guineas per annum);[9]
  • Hertfordshire (Hazlewood, Watford), 348 acres (worth 911 guineas per annum);
  • Cambridge, 55 acres (worth 102 guineas per annum);[10]
  • Kent, 3 acres (worth 9 guineas per annum).[11]


  1. ^ a b c The Peerage.com
  2. ^ a b c d Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. ^ From Restoration to the 21st Century Archived 2010-01-07 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Army Estimates Hansard, 3 March 1862
  5. ^ Hastie, Scott (1993). Abbots Langley—A Hertfordshire Village. Abbots Langley: Abbots Langley Parish Council. ISBN 0-9520929-0-5. 
  6. ^ a b "Death of Lord Rokeby". Nottinghamshire Guardian. 1 June 1883. Retrieved 5 Sep 2015 – via British Newspaper Archive. (Subscription required (help)). 
  7. ^ The Complete Peerage
  8. ^ The Complete Peerage
  9. ^ this return might have included coal related revenue
  10. ^ Probably residual Drake lands at Covency, near Ely
  11. ^ The Great Landowners of Great Britain and Ireland, John Bateman, 1883, page 385
Military offices
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Major-General commanding the Brigade of Guards
Succeeded by
James Craufurd
Preceded by
Sir John Aitchison
Colonel of the Scots Guards
Succeeded by
Sir William Thomas Knollys
Preceded by
Sir George Leigh Goldie
Colonel of the 77th (East Middlesex) Regiment of Foot
Succeeded by
Henry Hope Graham
Peerage of Ireland
Preceded by
Edward Montagu
Baron Rokeby