Montague Blundell, 1st Viscount Blundell

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Montague Blundell, 1st Viscount Blundell (19 June 1689 – 19 August 1756), known as Sir Montague Blundell, Bt, between 1707 and 1720, was a British peer.

Blundell was the son of Sir Francis Blundell, 3rd Baronet, by Anne Ingoldsby, daughter of Sir Henry Ingoldsby, 1st Baronet. He succeeded his father in the baronetcy in 1707.[1] In 1715 he was returned to parliament as one of two representatives for Haslemere, a seat he held until 1722.[1][2] In 1720 he was elevated to the Peerage of Ireland as Baron Blundell, of Edenderry in the King's County, and Viscount Blundell.[3]

Lord Blundell married Mary Chetwynd, daughter of John Chetwynd, of Grendon, Warwickshire, in 1709. He died in August 1756, aged 67. He had no surviving sons and all his titles died with him. Lady Blundell died in December 1756. Their daughter the Honourable Mary Blundell married William Trumbull. They were the grandparents of Mary Sandys, Marchioness of Downshire and 1st Baron Sandys (see Baron Sandys).[1]

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Parliament of Great Britain
Preceded by
George Vernon
Nicholas Carew
Member of Parliament for Haslemere
1715–1722
With: Nicholas Carew
Succeeded by
James Oglethorpe
Peter Burrell
Baronetage of Ireland
Preceded by
Francis Blundell
Baronet
1707–1756
Extinct
Peerage of Ireland
New creation Viscount Blundell
1720–1756
Extinct