Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Sandwich

Montagu, Edward , 2nd Earl of Sandwich
Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Sandwich (3 January 1647/48 - 29 November 1688) was born in Hinchinbrooke, Huntingdon, to Edward Montagu, Earl of Sandwich and Jemima Crew. He was styled Viscount Hinchinbrooke from 1660 until his accession in 1672. He married Lady Anne Boyle, daughter of Richard Boyle, 2nd Earl of Cork and Elizabeth Clifford, 2nd Baroness Clifford. They had three children: Edward Montagu, 3rd Earl of Sandwich, Richard Montagu and Elizabeth Montagu.

In 1681 he was to be appointed Lord Lieutenant of Huntingdon upon his return from abroad, but he never took up the office, which was exercised successively by Robert Bruce, 1st Earl of Ailesbury, and Thomas Bruce, 2nd Earl of Ailesbury. The 1st Earl also exercised for him, in the same fashion, the office of Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 1685 but the appointment was rescinded after Ailesbury's death the same year.

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