William Montagu, 2nd Duke of Manchester
He died in 1739, aged 39, childless and his titles passed to his brother, Robert Montagu. Prior to his death the Duke was involved with the establishment of a new charity in London which would work to save children abandoned by their parents due to poverty and miserable conditions. The charity became known as the Foundling Hospital and its royal charter, naming the Duke of Manchester one of its founding governors, was awarded only four days prior to the duke's death.
Styles of address
- 1700–1722: Viscount Mandeville
- 1722–1725: His Grace The Duke of Manchester
- 1725–1739: His Grace The Duke of Manchester KCB
- A. P. W. Malcomson (2006). The Pursuit of the Heiress: Aristocratic Marriage in Ireland 1740-1840. Ulster Historical Foundation. p. 59. ISBN 978-1-903688-65-6.
- "p5143". The Peerage. Retrieved 7 April 2016.
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