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Wim van der Meij   Link to this

Walter, second son to the first Earl of Manchester, embracing the Catholic faith while on his travels, was made Abbot of Pontoise, through the influence of Mary de Medici. He afterwards became almoner to the Queen-Dowager of England, and died 1670.

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MONTAGU, WALTER (1603?-1677), abbot of St Martín near Pontoise; son of Sir Henry Montagu, first earl of Manchester; educated at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge, and on the continent; employed by Buckingham on a secret mission to France, 1624 and 1626; continued in secret service in France, 1627-33; became Roman catholic, 1636; collected catholic contributions to the royalist army; imprisoned in the Tower of London, 1643-7: exiled, 1649; became abbot of St. Martin near Pontoise; resigned in favour of Cardinal Bouillon at the request of the French government, 1670, but continued to enjoy the revenues; published a comedy, verses, and theological and political works.
---Dictionary of National Biography: Index and Epitome. S. Lee, 1906.

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