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The Earl of Sandwich

Edward Montagu, 2nd Earl of Sandwich (3 January 1647/48 – 29 November 1688)[1] was born in Hinchinbrooke, Huntingdonshire, England to Edward Montagu, 1st Earl of Sandwich and Jemima Crew. He was styled Viscount Hinchingbrooke 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 Huntingdonshire 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for him, in the same fashion, the office of Lord Lieutenant of Cambridgeshire in 1685, but the appointment was rescinded after Ailesbury's death the same year.



  1. ^ There is a 17 year difference for the date of death at "boylefamily". 
Parliament of England
Preceded by
George Montagu
Sir Francis Vincent, Bt
Member of Parliament for Dover
With: George Montagu
Succeeded by
George Montagu
Sir Edward Spragge
Peerage of England
Preceded by
Edward Montagu
Earl of Sandwich
Succeeded by
Edward Montagu

1893 text

Edward Montage, son of Sir Edward, and afterwards Lord Hinchinbroke.

Sir Edward Montagu’s eldest son, afterwards second Earl of Sandwich, called by Pepys “The child.”

This text comes from a footnote on a diary entry in the 1893 edition edited by Henry B. Wheatley.

3 Annotations

Jenny Doughty  •  Link

Edward Montagu,

Paul Brewster  •  Link

per L&M in October 1660, Edward was Viscount Hinchingbrooke.

Pauline  •  Link

from L&M Companion
The two eldest sons [of Lord Sandwich],Edward (1648--88) and Sidney (1650-1727), were sent to be schooled in France in 1661. Edward, who succeeded to the title, took little part in public life, because of ill-health (except for a short service as M.P. for Dover 1670-2 and later two inactive turns of local duty as Lord-Lieutenant), and died in France at Saintes (Charente-Inferieure) where he had lived in retirement for some years. His wife (b. Lady Anne Boyle, daughter of the 1st Earl of Burlington) had died in 1671 only three years after their marriage.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.