MONTAGU, John, Lord Brudenell (1735-70).

Published in The History of Parliament: the House of Commons 1754-1790, ed. L. Namier, J. Brooke., 1964
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1761 - 8 May 1762

Family and Education

b. 17 Mar. 1735, o.s. of George Brudenell (who took the name of Montagu 1749), 4th Earl of Cardigan, cr. Duke of Montagu 1766, by Lady Mary Montagu, da. and coh. of John, 2nd and last Duke of Montagu of the previous creation.  educ. Eton 1747-50; at a Paris acad. 1752; Grand Tour (France, Netherlands, Italy) 1754-6. unm.  cr. Baron Montagu of Boughton 8 May 1762. After his fa.’s elevation to the dukedom, 5 Nov. 1766, styled Mq. of Monthermer.

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At the general election of 1761 Lord Brudenell was returned unopposed for Marlborough, the pocket borough of his uncle, Lord Bruce. His peerage may have been obtained with a view to forestalling Lady Cardigan’s elder sister, the dowager Duchess of Manchester, who desired to secure the title of Montagu of Boughton for her second husband Sir Edward Hussey Montagu.

He died v.p. 11 Apr. 1770.

Ref Volumes: 1754-1790

Author: Sir Lewis Namier